Something stinks about Laura Ingraham. And we’re not just talking about her antigay politics or her homophobic personal views about LGBTQ people.
The conservative TV host isn’t letting the fact that her employer, Fox News channel and its billionaire owner Rupert Murdoch, are currently being sued for spreading misinformation about coronavirus prevent her from… continuing to spread misinformation about coronavirus.
And she’s doing it at the highest level, too.
Several media outlets are reporting that Ingraham recently had a secret closed-door meeting with Donald Trump to convince him to promote the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure to COVID-19.
Just a little backstory: In February, Ingraham was peddling Trump’s “Democrat hoax” conspiracy theory, accusing liberals and their “media cronies” of “weaponizing fear” surrounding coronavirus and “hoping for misery.”
Then last month, she accused reporters of being “panic pushers” stirring up “mass hysteria” about the virus for the sheer fun of it, going so fas to say “some of them are enjoying this.”
Then last Friday, she–along with what she calls her “medicine cabinet,” cardiologist Ramin Oskoui and infectious disease specialist Stephen Smith–had a hush-hush meeting with Donald Trump and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn that nobody was supposed to know about.
Related: Trump to be referred to International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity
During their secret sit-down, Ingraham endeavored to convince Trump to endorse the highly controversial malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure for COVID-19. (Ingraham, who does not have a medical degree, has described it as working “like Lazarus, up from the grave,” whatever the hell that means.)
Ingraham has been promoting the drug as a potential treatment to coronavirus on her Fox News show and has referred to the two aforementioned doctors as her “medicine cabinet.” During the meeting, Smith said he showed Trump documents and “a detailed presentation” about hydroxychloroquine’s benefits “based on his own experiences and studies” and its uses in hospitals.
White House officials who spoke anonymously with The Post to candidly comment on the meeting said it “appeared to be an effort to press Trump to ratchet up his public support for the drug.” Trump reportedly “listened intently” and left “seemingly determined” to push for its wider use.
Two days later, during Trump’s daily televised
campaign rally press briefing on Sunday, he touted hydroxychloroquine as a “game changer” in the fight against coronavirus.
“What do you have to lose?” he said. “We want to get out of this. If it does work, it would be a shame if we didn’t do it early.”
Related: Fox News is officially being sued for peddling coronavirus misinformation
Never mind the fact the drug’s effectiveness has not been proven and is, in fact, the subject of fierce debate among medical experts. Or the fact that Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the infectious disease expert on Trump’s coronavirus task force, has cautioned against using it. Or the fact that it has major side effects, including loosening of the skin and the inability to move the eyes.
Shortly after that, Trump ordered his coronavirus task force to rush-deliver the drug, which he has a financial stake in, to pharmacies and hospitals around the country.
The question, of course, is: Why is Laura Ingraham of all people leading this clandestine charge to promote hydroxychloroquine? It’s already known that Trump has investments in Sanofi, the company that manufactures Plaquenil, which is the brand-name of hydroxychloroquine. But how does she factor in?
Also, where did Trump find the time to meet up with a primetime cable news host during an ever-worsening pandemic? Surely he has more important things to do?
Waiting for the other shoe to drop in 3… 2… 1…
Related: Fox News host Jeanine Pirro swears she wasn’t drunk during her show, but everyone else disagrees
Just add her to the lawsuits coming for FOX News for reckless endangerment. Have fun during the discovery phase Laura.
PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
“If hydroxychloroquine becomes an accepted treatment, several pharmaceutical companies stand to profit, including shareholders and senior executives with connections to the president. Mr. Trump himself has a small personal financial interest in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine”
(actually, not really…)
Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro have the look and feel of ex downtown Las Vegas brothel workers. Who in their right mind watches that tramp and can’t see that she is following a rehearsed script written solely for her and not reporting news? You do not blatantly inject your personal opinions with news. I see the same thing being done on CNN as well. Whomever is dumb enough to listen to them is free to follow their advice for a cure as far as I’m concerned. Its a free country and his or her lifes’ decision.
Laura Ingraham looks like a waitress that is too burned out for Vegas so she’s working in Reno. Jeanne Piro looks like she got fired from Reno and now works a Truck stop in Carson City.
That cow needs to be put out to pasture.
Wow, the racist, duplicitous witch is secretly meeting with the racist, treasonous sociopathic oaf Don the Con, to gin up yet another con that could harm countless people while enriching the sociopathic oaf’s family and associates! DUH!!!
The big sky
I’m with Daffy Duck “What a revolting development,”
She’s probably blowing him. Apparently presidents like that.
Laura likes that Trump grabbing!
Comments are closed.