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Timeline: Fox News misinformation in 2020

Matt Gertz recently explained why, for the first time ever, Media Matters has named Fox News our Misinformer of the Year. While he expertly explained the role of the Fox-Trump feedback loop in major themes this year, we also wanted to show the broader extent of Fox's lies, propaganda, conspiracy theories, bigotry, and misinformation. Here are over a thousand examples of Fox News and Fox Business pushing such misinformation in 2020.

  • January

    • Tucker Carlson: “The long-term agenda of refugee resettlement is to bring in future Democratic voters.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 1/3/20]

    • Sean Hannity calls for Trump to discard rules of engagement with Iran and “bomb the living hell out of them. [Hannity1/3/20]

    • Fox host says he supports America committing war crimes: “I don't care about Iranian cultural sites.” [The Five, 1/6/20]

    • Lou Dobbs compares Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to Benedict Arnold for criticizing the Trump administration’s military briefing on Iran. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight1/8/20]

    • Sean Hannity praises Trump for not shooting down a commercial airliner. [Hannity1/8/20]

    • Oliver North tells Fox that Trump was “Reaganesque” on Iran. [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 1/10/20]

    • Laura Ingraham dismisses climate change: Receding glaciers are “why we have the Rocky Mountains.” [Fox Nation's Laura & Raymond1/10/20]

    • Fox co-host says that she heard that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is “lazy.” [Outnumbered, 1/13/20]

    • Fox’s Greg Gutfeld blames the media for Australian wildfires. [The Five01/13/20]

    • Fox dismisses explosive evidence from Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, with Laura Ingraham calling it “scribble-scrabble.” [The Ingraham Angle1/14/20]

    • Fox guest says now is not the time to discuss climate change's impact on Australian bushfires. [Fox & Friends, 1/15/20]

    • Tomi Lahren said “a major uprising” and “a civil war” will happen if Democrats continue trying to pass gun safety laws. [Fox Nation's Final Thoughts with Tomi Lahren1/16/20]

    • Steve Doocy complains that Speaker Nancy Pelosi wore pink while signing articles of impeachment. [Fox & Friends1/16/20]

    • Fox & Friends conspiracy theory: Nonpartisan Government Accountability Office that ruled Trump administration broke the law might be anti-Trump. [Fox & Friends1/17/20]

    • Then-Fox Nation hosts Diamond & Silk say Democrats' treatment of Trump are “the same tactics” that “was done to our ancestors back during the Jim Crow day.” [Fox & Friends01/17/20]

    • Eric Trump tells Laura Ingraham his family got “out of business” after Donald Trump became president. [The Ingraham Angle1/17/20]

    • Laura Ingraham praises Trump for putting together a legal team straight from “one of our legal panels.” [The Ingraham Angle1/17/20]

    • Fox “news” anchor asks: How do Democrats “get away with” calling Trump’s team liars? [America's Newsroom1/22/20]

    • Fox Business anchor: Even if Trump did tell Bolton that Ukraine aid would be held until an investigation of the Bidens was announced, it's not impeachable. [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria1/27/20]

    • Fox “news”-side anchor Shannon Bream on Trump's impeachment: “You can’t be guilty of murder if you don’t kill someone.” [Fox News @ Night1/27/20]

    • Lou Dobbs calls whistleblower protection “Orwellian.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 1/30/20]

  • February

    • Sean Hannity's terrible Super Bowl interview with Trump. [Arizona Republic, 2/2/20]
    • Fox & Friends host defends Trump's tweet erroneously congratulating Kansas for the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory. [Fox & Friends02/3/20]

    • Fox News analyst: “I frankly don't think there's really very much evidence that Trump is much of a racist.” [America's Newsroom2/3/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: “Romney is going to be associated with Judas, Brutus, Benedict Arnold forever.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 2/05/20]
    • Lou Dobbs and Rudy Giuliani agree that Black people who are Democrats “love their people less” than they hate Trump. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight2/05/20]

    • Fox & Friends guest: The Trump administration has been “three of the greatest years since maybe Jesus walked the Earth with his ministry.” [Fox & Friends2/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson said that a proposed immigration bill would make America “a borderless rest stop for the world's predators and parasites.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight2/6/20]

    • Fox “straight news” anchor pushed debunked claim lifted from online trolls that Pelosi broke the law when she ripped up her copy of the State of the Union. [Outnumbered Overtime2/7/20]

    • Fox & Friends smears the military record of impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. [Fox & Friends Weekend2/9/20]

    • Fox analyst calls it a “conspiracy theory” that billionaires have exorbitant power in American politics. [Fox & Friends2/10/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “Tell me one thing that I have said that's false.” This was an easy one. [Hannity2/10/20]

    • Hannity tells Fox & Friends that Republicans should again try to repeal Obamacare. [Fox & Friends2/12/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: “The government has done an amazing job, I think, in constraining the spread of the virus into this country.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight2/18/20]

    • Fox News gave a far-right personality who heads an organization that has denied the Holocaust a platform to directly address Trump. [Fox & Friends First2/19/20]

    • Fox & Friends blames homelessness on “lawlessness” in “inner cities,” then touts Trump's clemency for rich criminals. [Fox & Friends2/19/20]

    • A Fox host proposes forcibly relocating the homeless into a “government-owned area.” [The Five2/19/20]

    • Tucker Carlson suggests Pete Buttigieg never served in Afghanistan. [Tucker Carlson Tonight02/19/20]

    • Fox contributor Marc Siegel praised Trump's “leadership” on coronavirus, saying, “I think it’s being managed well. The results speak for themselves.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight2/20/20]

    • Fox guest: If Harvey Weinstein is convicted, it will “redefine the idea of consent in a very, very dangerous way to where men have to read minds.” [The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino02/21/20]

    • Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress says “liberal” churches “deserve to die.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight2/21/20]

    • Fox co-host claimed that Trump's trade war with China would protect America economically from coronavirus concerns. [Tucker Carlson Tonight2/24/20]

    • Fox accuses journalists of politicizing coronavirus coverage, with Laura Ingraham saying, “Trump haters were actually relishing in this moment.” [The Ingraham Angle, 2/25/20]

    • While downplaying the threat of coronavirus, Sean Hannity displays a graphic showing zero deaths in the United States. [Hannity2/27/20]

      Hannity zero deaths

    • Fox's Mark Levin: Coronavirus spread because the Senate was “paralyzed” by impeachment. [Hannity, 2/27/20]

    • Fox host: Proposing we divert money from Trump's wall to address coronavirus will drum up panic. [Fox & Friends2/27/20]

    • Fox host praises Trump's coronavirus strategy: “I don't see any deaths. I see a good strong containment effort.” [Fox & Friends Weekend2/29/20]

    • A passenger quarantined on the cruise ship where multiple people died of coronavirus tells Fox News that the disease is overhyped. [Cavuto Live2/29/20]

  • March

    • Sean Hannity lies about Obama's H1N1 response in 2009; Trump would pick up this lie and use it repeatedly. [Hannity3/2/20]

    • Fox host says America should use “the power of positive thinking” to beat coronavirus. [The Five3/3/20]

    • Fox News guest blamed the spread of the coronavirus on the homeless. [Tucker Carlson Tonight3/3/20]

    • Fox guest said that we don't want the government guaranteeing access to health care because “the strength of our country is in a private health care delivery system.” [America's Newsroom3/4/20]

    • Trump called into Hannity's show and downplayed the threat of COVID-19, even saying that it's OK for people who contracted the virus to go to work. [Hannity3/4/20]

    • Fox “straight news” anchor Shannon Bream portrays Trump's interview with Hannity as a rebuke of the mainstream media. [Fox News @ Night3/4/20]

    • At a town hall event, Fox anchors let Trump downplay the threat from coronavirus to the United States. [Democracy 2020: Town Hall with President Trump3/5/20]

    • Fox & Friends and Mike Pompeo try to rebrand coronavirus as “the Wuhan virus.” [Fox & Friends3/6/20]

    • Fox's Marc Siegel attacks the WHO for warning about coronavirus. [Bill Hemmer Reports3/6/20]

    • Hours later, Siegel claims coronavirus concerns are being intentionally overblown to hurt Trump politically. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight3/6/20]

    • And hours after that, Siegel says that the “worst-case scenario” for coronavirus is that “it could be the flu.” [Hannity3/6/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro downplays talk about the coronavirus being more deadly than the flu: That's only because there's a flu vaccine. [Justice with Judge Jeanine3/7/20]

    • Pete Hegseth on coronavirus: “I feel like the more I learn about this, the less there is to worry about.” [Fox & Friends Weekend3/8/20]

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz tells Fox & Friends that real threat to humanity is a virus, “not global warming or carbon-based fuels.” [Fox & Friends3/09/20]

    • As states declared coronavirus state of emergency, Fox host suggests people take advantage of low gas prices and “go somewhere.” [America's Newsroom3/9/20]

    • Fox guest opposes paid sick leave for coronavirus, saying that Democrats would want a permanent social program and he opposes that. [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 3/9/20]

    • Fox Business host warns against the federal government reacting to the coronavirus market crash: “What really scares me the most is if politicians think they have to do something.” [America's Newsroom3/9/20]

    • Lou Dobbs reports 113,000 people in 111 countries/territories have contracted the coronavirus, then blames the media for overhyping it. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight3/9/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “If you are over the mass hysteria, if you are over-politicizing, weaponizing of the coronavirus you are not alone.” [Hannity3/9/10]

    • Hannity claims people are faking concern about coronavirus to “bludgeon Trump with this new hoax.” [Hannity3/9/20]

    • Fox anchor: Florida coronavirus deaths were elderly people who traveled, “so when you hear the context, it is not quite as scary.” [America's Newsroom3/10/20]

    • Fox's Tomi Lahren: “I am far more concerned with stepping on a used heroin needle than I am getting the coronavirus.” [Fox Nation's Final Thoughts with Tomi Lahren3/10/20]

    • Hannity attempts to minimize the coronavirus concerns by comparing it to violence in Chicago. [Hannity3/10/20]

    • Laura Ingraham uses Benghazi attacks in 2012 to defend Trump's record on coronavirus. [The Ingraham Angle3/10/20]

      Ingraham / Covid / Benghazi, 3/10/20

    • Fox Business host claims that coronavirus concerns are “another attempt to impeach the president.” [Fox Business' Trish Regan Primetime3/9/20]

    • Fox anchor Martha MacCallum scolds Democratic congressman for bringing up Trump’s coronavirus lies: “I’m not sure that’s particularly helpful.” [The Story3/11/20]

    • Sean Hannity praises Trump for “the number of Americans that did not contract” coronavirus. [Hannity3/11/20]

    • Fox Nation host: “The president's gotten the country healthy, healthy enough of course to withstand this.” [Fox & Friends3/12/20]

    • Fox & Friends downplays major errors in Trump's coronavirus address. [Fox & Friends3/12/20]

    • Fox's Martha MacCallum defends Trump after he made errors in his prime-time coronavirus address: It was “only the second time he has done an Oval Office speech.” [The Story3/12/20]

    • Marc Siegel makes a brief mention of chloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19. By the end of the month, the network would be obsessed with hydroxychloroquine. [Tucker Carlson Tonight3/12/20]

    • Despite the pandemic, Ainsley Earhardt says that “it's actually the safest time to fly.” [Fox & Friends3/13/20]

    • Fox guest Jerry Falwell Jr. speculates that North Korea “got together with China” to create the coronavirus. [Fox & Friends3/13/20]

    • As the coronavirus cases spike, Maria Bartiromo agrees with her guest Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that it is a great time for people to go out. [Sunday Morning Futures3/15/20]

    • A Fox News coronavirus special features a quack doctor who tells viewers to “conduct your life normally.” The doctor had pushed conspiracy theories related to QAnon before the appearance. [America's News Headquarters3/15/20]

    • Fox Business guest: Trump's COVID-19 response, “from the standpoint of history, is almost perfect. It looks like he was born for this moment.” [Fox Business' Varney & Co.3/16/20]

    • Fox host admits he didn’t take the coronavirus threat seriously. [The Five3/16/20]

    • Laura Ingraham first floats hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. Ingraham hosts a lawyer named Gregory Rigano, who is not a doctor. Fox News also incorrectly identifies Rigano as being affiliated with Stanford University’s medical school. Within a week, Fox reporter John Roberts would ask about it during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. [The Ingraham Angle3/16/203/20/20]

    • Dan Bongino says you can’t be racist about China because “China is not a race.” [Hannity3/17/20]

    • Lou Dobbs poll asks if Trump’s response to coronavirus has been “superb,” “great,” or “very good.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight3/18/20]

      Lou Dobbs poll asks if Trump’s response to coronavirus has been “superb,” “great” or “very good”

    • Laura Ingraham: Coronavirus patient was like “Lazarus” after hydroxychloroquine. [The Ingraham Angle3/19/20]

    • A Fox host reads a tweet on the air from a major promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory. [Fox & Friends First, 3/22/20]

    • Fox Business panel says economic shutdown worse than the virus, touts “U.K. strategy” of letting everyone get infected immediately. The United Kingdom had just days earlier abandoned that approach. [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria3/20/20]

    • Sean Hannity defends Donald Trump's unhinged outburst at a NBC reporter after he asked the president to comfort the nation. [Hannity3/20/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro praises Trump for pushing hydroxychloroquine. [Justice with Judge Jeanine3/21/20]

    • Fox News host criticizes Dr. Fauci's quarantine recommendations: It will hurt businesses too much. [The Next Revolution3/22/20]

    • Fox interrupted Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus press conference for the White House press secretary to complain about how the media covers Trump. [MediaBuzz3/22/20]

    • A Fox & Friends host pushes hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus: “We need to get the drugs quickly.” From March 23 through April 6, Fox News pushes hydroxychloroquine 275 times. [Fox & Friends3/23/20]

    • Fox guest tells Tucker Carlson that he's willing to “take a chance” on his survival in exchange for keeping the economy open. [Tucker Carlson Tonight3/23/20]

    • Sean Hannity reads Mike Pence a letter from unidentified doctor detailing a drug “regimen” the doctor claims prevents coronavirus deaths. [Hannity3/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson attacks Twitter for cracking down on coronavirus misinformation. [Tucker Carlson Tonight3/24/20]

    • Brit Hume says it’s an “entirely reasonable viewpoint” to expect that grandparents would be willing to die to protect the economy. [Tucker Carlson Tonight3/24/20]

    • Laura Ingraham's guest downplays risk from COVID-19 because outbreaks were happening “mainly in the blue states.” This has not aged well. [The Ingraham Angle3/25/20]

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz tells Fox & Friends that “a lot of doctors now are feeling that the worry and the panic about coronavirus is going to be worse than the actual coronavirus for them." [Fox & Friends3/26/20]

    • After a $2 trillion rescue bill passes, a Fox anchor attacks $13 million in funding for Howard University, ignoring that its hospital is a COVID-19 treatment center and an important research hospital. [America's Newsroom3/26/20]

    • Trump announces that he postponed a call with President Xi of China to conduct an interview with Sean Hannity. [Hannity3/26/20]

    • Pete Hegseth: “You cannot say that this president has not taken this seriously from the beginning.” [Outnumbered3/27/20]

    • Sean Hannity tells New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop “whining, bitching, and complaining” about the lack of ventilators and supplies. [Hannity3/27/20]

    • Fox News panel questions how many deaths are really being caused by COVID-19 and whether hospitals are really full, with a Fox contributor saying that she is seeing empty parking lots. This conspiracy theory was roundly debunked. [The Next Revolution3/29/20]

  • April

    • Lou Dobbs attacks health experts for not praising Donald Trump’s “leadership.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight4/1/20]

    • Sean Hannity threatens to sue critics of his coverage of the pandemic. [Hannity4/1/20]

    • Laura Ingraham calls attention to Italy’s reclassification of some coronavirus deaths from comorbidities to suggest America’s death toll isn’t accurate. This debunked talking point, that pandemic deaths are somehow inflated, would repeat on Fox before eventually resurfacing in the final weeks of the election as a Trump talking point. [The Ingraham Angle, 4/1/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade: Instead of taking “massive control,” Trump “lets other people take the lead.” [Fox & Friends4/2/20]

    • Art Laffer reacts to 6.6 million unemployment claims: A relief bill would “make the economy worse, not better.” [Fox Business' Varney & Co.4/2/20]

    • Tucker Carlson defends Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s claim that grandparents would be willing to die for the economy. [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/2/20]

    • Carlson calls it “bewildering” that we are letting public health “experts” make decisions on the coronavirus response. [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/2/20]

    • Mark Levin says that a coronavirus relief bill would turn the United States into Venezuela. [Hannity4/2/20]

    • Laura Ingraham calls vote by mail a “scam” and says it will lead to “ballot harvesting or even voter fraud.” [The Ingraham Angle, 4/2/20]

    • Fox co-host says she is “losing faith” in quarantines given that so many people had the coronavirus in NYC. [Outnumbered4/3/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Dr. Anthony Fauci is suggesting “national suicide” and “we should never let someone like that run this country.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/3/20]

    • On Fox & Friends, Dr. Mehmet Oz disagrees with Dr. Fauci's concerns about hydroxychloroquine. [Fox & Friends4/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Coronavirus crisis “may have passed. We’ll see but it looks like it may have.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/7/20]

    • Brit Hume falsely claims that the number of coronavirus deaths are being inflated. [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/7/20]

    • Trump says he’s getting information on ventilator needs in part by watching Sean Hannity’s Fox program. [Hannity4/7/20]

    • Laura Ingraham questions listening to public health experts on ending social distancing. [The Ingraham Angle4/7/20]

    • Fox anchor suggests the coronavirus death toll is inflated: “How many of those people had other health risks at play?” Fox News figures would make similar claims dozens of times. [Outnumbered Overtime4/8/20]

    • Sean Hannity: There are parts of the country “we can open those areas probably now.” [Hannity4/8/20]

    • Fox & Friends host: Business grant money shouldn't have to go to employees because many of them “don't want those jobs back.” [Fox & Friends4/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claims vote by mail is “an invitation to widespread fraud and manipulation.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson guest says social-distancing measures have been a “big overreaction.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/9/20]

    • Laura Ingraham floats firing CDC director for not recommending hydroxychloroquine. [The Ingraham Angle4/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson praises the “Swedish” model of the coronavirus response, even as data suggests it isn't working. The data from Sweden never got any better, but right-wing media (Carlson and Laura Ingraham especially) kept on citing it. [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/10/20]

    • Fox host says that Trump was right to refuse the earlier internal calls for shutdowns. This is in response to a blockbuster report in The New York Times. [The Next Revolution4/12/20]

    • Fox News contributor likens COVID-19 to the flu: “This was not, and is not, a pandemic.” [America's Newsroom4/13/20]

    • Fox News contributor suggests hospitals are inflating COVID-19 deaths for financial gain. [Fox Nation's Deep Dive4/13/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “We don't have to wait until May 1” to reopen most states: “America needs Texas to get back to business.” [Hannity4/13/20]

    • Laura Ingraham claims that the pandemic “mortality rate will end up being about 55,000-60,000.” [The Ingraham Angle4/13/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo complains that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) incentivizes businesses to pay workers. Others on Fox similarly complained that workers would be paid. [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria4/14/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says former first lady Michelle Obama’s vote-by-mail campaign will destroy faith in our democracy. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 4/14/20]

    • Carlson praises the Michigan protest against the coronavirus mitigation efforts. [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/15/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro praises Michigan protests against COVID-19 mitigation efforts and says there will be more “all over the country.” [Hannity4/15/20]

    • Laura Ingraham lets “Dr.” Phil reveal the “health risks of [the] COVID-19 shutdown” by comparing the pandemic to cigarette, swimming pool, and vehicle deaths. [The Ingraham Angle4/16/20]

    • Fox hosts Barry County, Michigan, Sheriff Dar Leaf, who defends his refusal to enforce Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s social distancing guidelines. Later in the year, after Michigan men were charged in an alleged terrorist kidnapping plot, Leaf would call the accused “nice and respectful” and suggest they may be justified in their actions. Leaf is also the member of an extremist sheriff's group. [America's Newsroom, 4/17/20]

    • Fox senior vice president wishes “good luck” to California protest against social distancing. [Your World4/17/20]

    • Fox co-host attacks Michigan governor for criticizing swastikas at a social distancing protest and claims they were being displayed ironically. [The Five4/17/20]

    • Fox & Friends advertises protests against social distancing. [Fox & Friends Weekend4/18/20]

      Fox & Friends advertises protests against social distancing

    • Fox News host calls for reopening without testing for the coronavirus: “We can't hide from it, we must learn to live with it.” [The Next Revolution4/19/20]

    • Fox repeatedly airs images of Infowars personalities like Alex Jones at Texas protest against social distancing measures. [Fox News, 4/20/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera claims liberal media is to blame for social distancing protests. [Hannity4/20/20]

    • After Trump announces an immigration ban, a Fox host expresses concern for her au pair. [Fox & Friends4/21/20]

    • Laura Ingraham attacks a Veterans Affairs study showing that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective and potentially dangerous. [The Ingraham Angle4/22/20]

    • Steve Doocy suggests letting states go bankrupt to cut pensions and balance budgets. [Fox & Friends4/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “The threat to rural America from this virus is minuscule.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/23/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “If we wait for Dr. Fauci's seal of approval to reopen America, we may not have an America to reopen.” [The Ingraham Angle4/23/20]

    • Days after Hannity dishonestly tries to shame other outlets for comparing coronavirus to the flu, Ingraham makes the comparison herself. [The Ingraham Angle4/23/20]

    • Fox host: End restrictions “everywhere as quickly as possible” because COVID-19 is “only terrible for a very small group of people.” [Fox Business' Varney & Co.4/24/20]

    • Fox News website defends Trump after he suggests injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus. [Fox News, 4/24/20]

      Fox's website featured the article with the phrase: “TWISTED WORDS?”

    • Fox host: The only problem with Trump's “offhand comment” about disinfectants and injections is how it was covered: “This is hilarious.” [The Five4/24/20]

    • Tucker Carlson defends Trump pushing hydroxychloroquine: Other outlets are “the ones obsessed” with it. [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/24/20]

    • Fox & Friends co-host likens protests against coronavirus protections to the American revolution. [Fox & Friends Weekend4/26/20]

    • Fox News contributor Tom Homan complains about a judge’s order to release ICE detainees at a California facility and argues against social distancing in detention facilities. Trump's immigration policies would be a key factor in spreading the coronavirus, and Fox personalities would cheered them on. [Fox & Friends First, 4/27/20]

    • Fox host compares the need for more coronavirus testing to wearing a helmet if there's snow on the ground. [Outnumbered4/27/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: COVID-19 “just isn't nearly as deadly as we thought it was.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/27/20]

    • Fox & Friends chyrons float coronavirus conspiracy theories. [Fox & Friends, 4/28/20]

      Reckless Fox & Friends chyrons could encourage coronavirus conspiracy theories

    • Tucker Carlson says the coronavirus death rate is not “devastating.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/28/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Social distancing “doesn't seem to have” stopped the spread of coronavirus “at all.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight4/29/20]

    • Laura Ingraham claims that urging people to wear masks is a media plot to keep the public in a state of fear. Ingraham had previously been a leading promoter of mask usage. [The Ingraham Angle4/29/20]

    • A Fox & Friends host suggests Democratic governors instituted pandemic guidelines to hurt Trump. [Fox & Friends4/30/20]

    • Sean Hannity calls protests against social distancing measures a “full-on rebellion.” [Hannity4/30/20]

    • Hannity hosts Sidney Powell to talk about the case against her client, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Powell had ramped up appearances on Fox with Trump's impeachment and especially to push conspiracy theories about the Mueller investigation and the case against Flynn. Within days, DOJ would embrace Powell's conspiracy theories and drop charges against Flynn (despite his confessions), and by the end of the year, Flynn would be pardoned by Trump -- and Powell would move on to other conspiracy theories. [Hannity, 4/30/20]

  • May

    • Tucker Carlson criticizes government officials for listening to an “elderly power-drunk epidemiologist.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight05/01/20]

    • Fox News guests push the debunked conspiracy theory that the CDC revised coronavirus deaths in half. [Fox & Friends Weekend5/3/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “There was no real scientific basis” for social distancing. [The Ingraham Angle, 5/4/20]

    • Fox hosts a rogue sheriff who refuses to enforce shelter-in-place or social distancing orders that he claims are unconstitutional. The sheriff had ties to the extremist group Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. CSPOA was founded by Richard Mack, a former rural Arizona sheriff and one of Southern Poverty Law Center’s top radical, anti-government leaders. Fox hosted sheriffs from this group on two other occasions as well. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 5/5/20]

    • Fox host complains that NYPD officers “aren't being told to go after the homeless.” [Outnumbered, 5/5/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claims YouTube is removing COVID-19 misinformation because it doesn't want people criticizing America’s leaders. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/6/20]

    • Sean Hannity compares a seven-day jail sentence for a business owner who disregarded pandemic protocols to William Wallace being disemboweled in Braveheart. [Hannity, 5/6/20]

    • Laura Ingraham calls for Trump to “pull back” FDA warning about hydroxychloroquine. [The Ingraham Angle, 5/6/20]

    • Fox host suggests that healthy people should be “getting out there” despite the COVID-19 risk. [Outnumbered, 5/7/20]

    • Jesse Watters blames the spread of coronavirus on low-income and unemployed people touching doorknobs. [The Five, 5/7/20]

    • After Barr's DOJ drops charges against Flynn, a Fox guest suggests that former President Barack Obama and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates are criminally liable of launching the Flynn investigation years prior. Variations of this theme would emerge on the right as “Obamagate” over the next few months. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 5/7/20]

    • Tucker Carlson launches another unhinged attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), calling her repulsive and loathsome and claiming she “passionately hates the country.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/7/20]

    • Talking with Sidney Powell, Hannity demands an investigation into what Obama and then-Vice President Biden were told about Michael Flynn. [Hannity, 5/7/20]

    • A Fox guest says that the Obama administration's sanction against Russia had been a “Trojan horse” to supposedly set Flynn up. [Fox & Friends, 5/8/20]

    • Calling into Fox & Friends, Trump says that Sean Hannity should get “the equivalent” of a Pulitzer. [Fox & Friends, 5/8/20]

    • Fox host compares Mike Flynn to the Central Park Five. Fox would spend a substantial amount of time talking about Flynn's case as the network pivoted away from talking about the pandemic. [The Five, 5/8/20]

    • Tucker Carlson complains about California finding housing for homeless people during the pandemic saying that “normal people” will leave the state. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/8/20]

    • A Fox & Friends host downplays the need for COVID-19 testing and suggests that data can be manipulated. [Fox & Friends, 5/10/20]

    • Fox News hosts call for “military mindset” to get people to enter public spaces despite COVID-19 threat: “We have to reopen, guys, right now, even in some of the more difficult places.” [Fox & Friends, 5/8/20]

    • Lou Dobbs accuses Barack Obama of orchestrating a plot to “overthrow” Donald Trump. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 5/11/20]

    • Sean Hannity: Barack Obama is sending coded messages “to deep state operatives to go out and do more dirty work.” [Hannity, 5/11/20]

    • Mike Huckabee calls for replacing the White House press corps with local journalists invited by Trump. [Fox & Friends, 5/12/20]

    • Fox News politics editor complains senators at a pandemic hearing talked too much about COVID-19's impact on minority populations. [Outnumbered Overtime, 5/12/20]

    • Tucker Carlson rants about Dr. Anthony Fauci, calling the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases a “buffoon” and asking, “Is this the guy into whom you want to vest all of your trust? Is this the guy you want to chart the future of the country?" As part of his attack on Fauci, Carlson outright lies about what Fauci testified about. Later in the night, Hannity and Ingraham would follow Carlson's lead in attacking him. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/12/20]

    • Carlson calls for America to deport undocumented essential workers. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/12/20]

    • Laura Ingraham attacks the “obsession” with the coronavirus testing: “Testing, testing, testing, a common refrain from the left, but that's not necessarily the best way out of this, is it?” [The Ingraham Angle, 5/12/20]

    • Lou Dobbs accuses the judge in Michael Flynn's case of “playing political games.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 5/13/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro: The judge in Flynn's case “needs to recuse himself, he should be embarrassed to put a robe on.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/13/20]

    • Fox’s Dr. Marc Siegel predicts no “big second wave” of coronavirus in America. [Tucker Carlson Tonight05/13/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “The great American republic will disintegrate before your eyes” if Obama officials don’t face “justice.” [Hannity, 5/13/20]

    • When whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright testifies and warns of “unprecedented illness and fatalities” without further COVID-19 mitigation efforts, Fox's “straight news” program chose not to air much of it, instead focusing on “Obamagate” conspiracy theories and baseball coverage. [America's Newsroom, 5/14/20]

    • A Fox guest calls out anchor for asking if states are shutting down just to hurt Trump: “It's embarrassing that we are even talking about it." [Outnumbered Overtime, 5/14/20]

    • Fox's medical correspondent says Dr. Fauci’s job is to agree with Donald Trump. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 5/14/20]

    • Sean Hannity declares the coronavirus has peaked: “Thankfully, tonight, the worst has been avoided.” [Hannity, 5/14/20]

    • Mark Levin calls for Obama administration officials to be thrown in prison. [Hannity, 5/14/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro accuses judge in the Michael Flynn case of being part of a political conspiracy. [Fox & Friends, 5/15/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Immigrants “used to learn that this was a country governed by the Bill of Rights and the primary freedoms we have.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/15/20]

    • Laura Ingraham says Democrats are pushing coronavirus “panic porn.” [The Ingraham Angle, 5/15/20]

    • Fox runs a segment asking Trump to pardon convicted war criminals who worked for Blackwater in Iraq. The contractors received positive coverage from Hegseth, who portrayed them as victims of a prosecution supposedly politicized by Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton. Hegseth also reportedly spoke with Trump on their behalf. They would receive full pardons on December 22, with the White House’s statement highlighting Hegseth’s support. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 5/16/20]

    • Fox & Friends host: “At some point you're going to have to open up” and “let the chips fall where they may, as terrible that sounds.” [Fox & Friends Weekend5/17/20]

    • Fox & Friends freaks out over Obama commencement speech: “Barack Obama's not all that articulate.” [Fox & Friends Weekend5/17/20]

    • In another installment of its fawning coverage of protests against pandemic protocols, Fox gives wall-to-wall coverage of a gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, with a narrative positioning the gym’s co-owners as champions of liberty standing up to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. The owner of the gym would be a fixture on Fox and in broader right-wing media the rest of the year. In one of the segments, Fox host Pete hegseth appears inside the gym without a mask on. [Fox & Friends, 5/18/20, Varney & Co., 5/18/20]

    • Karl Rove accuses Obama of committing a “political drive-by shooting” with his commencement speech. [Fox & Friends, 5/18/20]

    • Fox Business anchor calls Obama's commencement speech “intellectually lazy” and says he should have “worked harder.” [Outnumbered, 5/18/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro: FBI Director Wray “is part of the deep state.” [Hannity, 5/18/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: “It sounds like the FBI was colluding with Russians” to frame Roger Stone. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 5/19/20]

    • Fox host mocks people concerned over FDA warnings on hydroxychloroquine. [The Five, 5/19/20]

    • Tucker Carlson attacks Susan Rice for her insistence the Flynn investigation be done “by the book." [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/19/20]

    • Carlson: Videos that violate YouTube's terms of service give better public health advice than Dr. Fauci. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/19/20]

    • Fox News host applauds Senate investigation of Hunter Biden: “Donald Trump has taught Republicans” to “fight.” [Outnumbered, 5/20/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says releasing some prisoners during COVID-19 outbreak is an effort “to destroy society.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/20/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “Not one more penny should be allocated for blue states” for coronavirus relief. [Hannity, 5/20/20]

    • Sarah Sanders cites “the whole illusion of the Russia hoax” as a reason to oppose mail-in ballots. [Outnumbered Overtime, 5/20/20]

    • Fox News hypes a coordinated effort by pro-Trump groups to put forward a separate narrative from another group of doctors who are speaking out against official guidance from experts about safety measures to battle the coronavirus pandemic and instead urging the quick reopening of businesses and the end of shelter-in-place orders. The group included Dr. Simone Gold, who made an appearance on America's Newsroom to promote the effort. [Fox News and Fox Business, 5/21/20]

    • Karl Rove appears on Fox to discuss then-presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign efforts. Rove was also reportedly advising the Trump campaign — and Fox News didn't disclose it. This would continue as the year went on. [The Daily Briefing, 5/21/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Coronavirus “isn't that deadly.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/21/20]

    • Fox News host Pete Hegseth defends using the racist term “kung flu,” saying that “we still live in a free country.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/21/20]

    • Hegseth promotes a “reopen movement” website: “The authorities can't shut everybody down if we the people say we're open” [Fox & Friends, 5/22/20]

    • K.T. McFarland predicts that the White House will retract a strategy document due to Lou Dobbs' criticism: “President Trump watches your show.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 5/22/20]

    • Fox News host: “We've shut down an entire country for 0.3% of those who get it lose their lives.” [Fox & Friends, 5/26/20]

    • Fox News promotes column complaining of liberal media bias, but doesn't mention that the author used to run Fox News. [America's Newsroom, 5/26/20]

    • Fox News ignores Trump's conspiracy theory about MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, while Hannity laughs about it on his radio show with former Fox host and all around disgusting person Bill O'Reilly.

    • Brit Hume defends Donald Trump’s refusal to wear a mask because “he doesn’t want to look funny.” [The Story, 5/26/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “There is still no science or data at all, after two months, that these lockdowns have done very much to halt the spread of this virus.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/26/20]

    • Laura Ingraham calls for ending federal aid to states run by “lockdown liberals.” [The Ingraham Angle, 5/26/20]

    • Fox guest compares reporting violations of social distancing to Jews who “would turn in their younger people” in the Warsaw Ghetto. [The Ingraham Angle, 5/26/20]

    • Fox News contributor says Biden wearing mask at a Memorial Day ceremony was “virtue-signaling.” [The Ingraham Angle, 5/26/20]

    • Fox’s Greg Gutfeld blames “the unbending mind” for killing of George Floyd and questions what happened before the 8-minute and 46-second video started. [The Five, 5/27/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls fact checking politicians “the darkness of censorship.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/27/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls Minneapolis protests against police brutality “a form of tyranny,” saying, “The strong and the violent oppress the weak and the unarmed. It is oppression.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/27/20],

    • Fox contributor: 100,000 have died from COVID-19, but “it has not been nearly as devastating outside of maybe 11 states." [America’s Newsroom, 5/28/20]

    • Fox News radio host on 100,000 coronavirus deaths: “I know some folks in the media want to use that as a cudgel for political blame.” [Outnumbered, 5/28/20]

    • Tucker Carlson responds to killing of George Floyd by claiming systemic racism in policing is a myth. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/28/20]

    • Fox contributor: “I wouldn’t inject race into” the killing of George Floyd. [Hannity, 5/28/20]

    • Sean Hannity attacks Cardi B’s response to Minneapolis protests: “Using this incident to hurt others and fuel more hate and more division is unacceptable.”  [Hannity5/28/20]

    • Laura Ingraham says Trump can relate to police brutality because he went through the Russia investigation [The Ingraham Angle05/28/20]

    • After Trump threatens to massacre civilians, Fox News focuses on Twitter’s warning sticker on the tweet. [Fox & Friends, 5/29/20]

    • Despite conclusive video evidence, Fox News covers for Minnesota police who arrested a Black CNN reporter on-air. [America's Newsroom, 5/29/20]

    • Lou Dobbs blames “Black churches” and “Black teachers and leaders” for Minneapolis protests. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 5/29/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says protests against police violence are an “ancient battle” between “thugs” and “normal people”:  “Other people have somehow negotiated a far better deal than the one we have. They get to ignore the rules. They don't believe in order or fairness, they reject society itself. Reason and process and precedent mean nothing to them. They use violence to get what they want immediately. People like this don't bother to work, they don't volunteer or pay taxes to help other people. They live for themselves. They do exactly what they feel like doing. They say exactly what they feel like saying. They spray-paint their opinions on buildings. On television, hour by hour, we watch these people, criminal mobs, destroy what the rest of us have built.”  [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/29/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls Barack Obama “America's chief racial arsonist.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 5/29/20]

    • Fox guest: “I think we need President Trump to step in and do something. ... These individuals are not protesting under the First Amendment. They are criminals. They should be arrested. Period.” [Hannity, 5/29/20]

    • Fox News hosts racist former detective and Fox Nation host Mark Fuhrman to analyze protests following George Floyd's killing. [The Ingraham Angle, 5/29/20]

    • On Fox News, Bernie Kerik suggests Trump send “an enormous amount of manpower” into American cities [Fox News, 5/31/20]

    • A Fox News anchor blames the death of a federal security officer in Oakland on anti-police protests. A U.S. Air Force sergeant and an accomplice with links to the anti-government “boogaloo” movement were later charged with the murder. [America's News Headquarters, 5/31/20]

  • June

    • Fox guest Bernie Kerik spreads conspiracy theory that George Soros is funding national unrest, police protests. [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, 6/1/20]

    • Fox & Friends complains about allegedly violent protesters while ignoring the countless documented instances of police instigating violence against peaceful protesters around the country and even deliberately targeting journalists, including a reporter from Fox’s corporate sibling, The Wall Street Journal. [Fox & Friends, 6/1/20]

    • As Juan Williams tries to describe institutional racism, his Fox News co-host shouts him down, saying he had spoken for too long. [The Five, 6/1/20]

    • After Trump tear-gasses peaceful protesters at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., Fox News that night glorifies his subsequent photo op, with an anchor saying Trump sent the message that he was “taking back this real estate, this territory.” Karl Rove claims Trump’s photo-op is indicative of him “seeking to restore … a sense of calm, of peace, of normality to our cities.” [The Story, 6/1/20]

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    • Tucker Carlson: “Why is some politician telling me I'm required to be upset about” George Floyd's death. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/1/20]

    • Sean Hannity calls for Donald Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act and “power through the National Guard and of course our military.” [Hannity, 6/1/20]

    • Hannity urges use of “overwhelming nonlethal force” against protesters. [Hannity, 6/1/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera: “The rape of America is happening, … and it has nothing to do with the death of that poor man [George Floyd].” [Hannity, 6/1/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “These wanton acts of violence are part of a coordinated effort to eventually overthrow the United States government.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/1/20]

    • Fox guest calls for American citizen George Soros to be deported because “he is the destruction to our civilization and a clear and present danger to our country.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/1/20]

    • The morning after Trump tear-gassed peaceful protesters in Lafayette Park, Fox casts his actions as a bold display of national leadership. As footage of Trump walking over to the church plays, correspondent Griff Jenkins says, “Talk about iconic moments.” Sarah Sanders calls Trump's actions tear-gassing peaceful protesters and walking a few feet  “courageous leadership.”  [Fox & Friends and Mornings with Maria, 6/2/20]

    • Fox News contributor blames peaceful protesters for Trump tear-gassing them. [America’s Newsroom, 6/2/20]

    • Amid all of this, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch writes a note saying that the company values diversity and that it believes that Black lives do matter. You can come to your own conclusion about that statement's value after scrolling up and down a bit. [6/2/20]

    • Fox continues cheering on Trump's tear-gassing of peaceful protesters, with a Fox host saying, “The media is sour now because they were forced to shoot a photo-op of the president of the United States demonstrating that he is not going to be intimidated by criminals.” [The Five, 6/2/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “Violent young men with guns will be in charge. They will make the rules, including the rules in your neighborhood.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/2/20]

    • Tucker Carlson guest: “Angry, rich, entitled Blacks” are destroying America. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/2/20]

    • Sean Hannity says that “there will be an all-out war on the streets” if Trump doesn't send the military into cities. [Hannity, 6/2/20]

    • Laura Ingraham denounces reporting from other media outlets and claims that tear gas had not been used in Lafayette Park and that the protesters had become violent. None of what she said was true, despite a widespread, coordinated propaganda campaign from the right. [The Ingraham Angle, 6/2/20]

    • Fox News publishes a thinly sourced story, “Antifa arrests coming, concerns over riots heading to suburbia, government source says,” clearly meant to stoke panic as civil unrest continues about police brutality throughout the country. The article itself shows that the network knows this is a hoax meant to spread fear. [Fox News, 6/3/20]

    • Continuing the propaganda campaign to deny the obvious facts of what happened in Lafayette Park, a Fox reporter claims that tear gas was not used, but the CDC classifies “pepper balls” that the Park Police admitted using as tear gas, which is a blanket term. [Fox & Friends, 6/3/20]

    • Soon after, a Fox “straight news” anchor denies that “pepper spray and whatnot” was used against protesters, even though it was. [The Daily Briefing, 6/3/20]

    • Fox host runs with the debunked QAnon hoax that the George Floyd murder may not have been racially motivated and could have been “some sort of criminal thing.” [The Five, 6/3/20]

    • Jesse Watters: “It was quite jarring to hear the Black president talk about how racist the country is that elected him twice” [The Five, 6/3/20]

    • Fox News guest: “There is no systemic racism.” [The Story, 6/3/20]

    • Sean Hannity: Black Lives Matter is “planning to train armed militia for war on police.” [Hannity, 6/3/20]

    • Fox News guest Bernie Kerik: “The whole picture of systemic racism is a farce.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/3/20]

    • Fox & Friends spreads a debunked conspiracy theory about “bricks and pickaxes” near protest sites. [Fox & Friends, 6/4/20]

    • Fox News political analyst references a Soros-antifa conspiracy theory to baselessly speculate that Soros could “face some charges.” [Outnumbered, 6/4/20]

    • Fox’s Katie Pavlich attacks George Floyd memorial service for including Al Sharpton. [The Five, 6/4/20]

    • Andy McCarthy: “We really have to attack the premise of this whole idea that there’s institutional racism.” [The Story, 6/4/20]

    • Tucker Carlson and guest agree the time for “vigilante justice” against protesters is near. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/4/20]

    • Laura Ingraham claims that the group run by Barack Obama and Eric Holder helped train antifa. [The Ingraham Angle, 6/4/20]

    • Fox News tries to scandalize and take out of context then-candidate Biden saying that 10-15% of Americans are “not very good people” but that the rest of us must rise about it. [Fox & Friends, 6/5/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera suggests police use extreme surveillance tactics and prosecute “antifa” as domestic terrorists. [Fox & Friends, 6/5/20]

    • Fox News compares the stock market performance after high-profile cases of police brutality and violence against Black men; it would later apologize. [Special Report, 6/5/20]

    • A Fox guest defends police brutality in Buffalo that resulted in a 75-year-old man being left in stable but critical condition. [The Story, 6/5/20]

    • Tucker Carlson accuses LeBron James of “inciting violence.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/5/20]

    • Sean Hannity warns that Black Lives Matter “will patrol the streets with armed militias.” [Hannity, 6/5/20]

    • Fox figures like Pete Hegseth lash out at Republicans refusing to back Trump for reelection. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 6/7/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says Democrats are trying to replace Trump-supporting police with an anti-Trump, armed “woke militia” to patrol neighborhoods. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/8/20]

    • Tucker Carlson attacks Washington, D.C.'s renaming of “Black Lives Matter Plaza.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/8/20]

    • Carlson lashes out at Mitt Romney for marching with Black Lives Matter. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/8/20]

    • Carlson: This moment “is definitely not about Black lives. And remember that when they come for you.” Fox's defense of Carlson's remarks is also dishonest. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/8/20]

    • Carlson promotes an anti-abortion myth about “Black genocide” to downplay police brutality. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/8/20]

    • A Fox News guest attacks Black Lives Matter for allegedly having a “hard Marxist and LGBT agenda — a gay agenda.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/8/20]

    • Attorney General William Barr sits down for an interview with Fox, during which Bret Baier does not challenge Barr’s claim — contradicted by multiple news outlets — that protesters had thrown objects at him on June 1, before the law enforcement cleared out Lafayette Square with tear gas and rubber bullets. Barr's statements contradicts widespread reporting and all known footage of the event. [Special Report, 6/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson unleashes an unhinged attack on Elmo and a Sesame Street special on George Floyd protests. After Carlson's continuing bigoted rants, his show loses nine major sponsors. [Tucker Carlson Tonight6/9/20]

    • Sean Hannity: The Russia investigation “is not the same thing as what happened to George Floyd, but it is horrific.” [Hannity6/9/20]

    • Fox News guest: “Blacks in the past were exploited by the Democrats for labor, now they’re being exploited for votes.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/9/20]

    • A Fox News contributor gets history horribly wrong in discussion of renaming bases honoring Confederates. [Outnumbered Overtime, 6/10/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “We can say conclusively the lockdowns were not necessary.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/10/20]

    • Fox News reporter on racists with statues on display in U.S. Capitol: “They’re complicated.” [Hannity, 6/10/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade warns against showing “kindness” to protesters and defends qualified immunity. [Fox & Friends, 6/11/20]

    • Fox & Friends takes a quote from Joe Biden about the impact of George Floyd's death wildly out of context. [Fox & Friends, 6/12/20]

    • Fox News pushes a false police claim of Seattle protester violence — even after the police retracts it. [America’s Newsroom, 6/12/20]

    • Fox co-hosts mock their colleague when he points out white supremacists have been arrested for plotting violence at protests. [The Five, 6/12/20]

    • Tucker Carlson gives friendly interview to the officer who said Black people “probably ought to be” shot more by police. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/12/20]

    • Sean Hannity tells the sister of a murdered federal security officer in Oakland that “he was murdered by rioters.” A U.S. Air Force sergeant and an accomplice with links to the anti-government “boogaloo” movement would be later charged with the murder. [Hannity, 6/12/20]

    • Fox News guests argues that police were justified in shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back, killing him. [Justice with Judge Jeanine, 6/13/20]

    • After a Fox guest explains why officers were wrong to kill Rayshard Brooks, the Fox host cuts him off and then assures his viewers that he will have someone else on to say otherwise. [The Next Revolution, 6/14/20]

    • Jesse Watters says police were justified in killing Rayshard Brooks by shooting him in the back as he ran away. [The Five, 6/15/20]

    • Fox host dismisses police brutality against Black people, instead blames the videos for sending America toward “a race war.” [The Five, 6/15/20]

    • Tucker Carlson on Rayshard Brooks: “Unjustified police killings have happened in America. This is not one of them.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/15/20]

    • Laura Ingraham calls Dr. Fauci part of “the medical deep state.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/15/20]

    • Ingraham questions why the FDA was allowed to “inject itself” into debate over hydroxychloroquine. [The Ingraham Angle, 6/15/20]

    • Fox contributor justifies the Trail of Tears: “It was ugly, but those were the times.” [The Ingraham Angle6/15/20]

    • Fox News promotes a bogus story from a police union alleging poisoned milkshakes; in reality, the officers in question “never even got sick, and there wasn’t the slightest whiff of criminality from the get-go.” [Fox & Friends First, 6/16/20]

    • Vice President Mike Pence appears on Fox to promote his Wall Street Journal op-ed claiming that there will be no second wave of coronavirus in the United States. Fox & Friends hosts don't question him when he claims that “across the board in the country hospitalizations are declining” without noting that hospitalizations are increasing in at least eight states. Days later he would make a similar appearance on Fox Business, again without being pressed on his claims. [Fox & Friends, 6/16/20]

    • A Fox News reporter blames a “mob” of protesters after a man allegedly shot at them, wounding one. [America’s Newsroom, 6/16/20]

    • Tucker Carlson defends Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy amid uproar over his support of the conspiracy-theory-peddling network One America News. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/16/20]

    • Tucker Carlson assures his viewers they “are not crazy” for watching his show. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/16/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: There is “zero evidence” that Trump is racist. [The Ingraham Angle, 6/16/20]

    • Fox guest calls charges against officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks “a miscarriage of justice.” [Your World, 6/17/20]

    • Fox host suggests allowing only Black police to respond to calls about Black suspects as a solution to police brutality. [The Five, 6/17/20]

    • Martha MacCallum counters “there are Black Americans who disagree” after Black guest tells her systemic racism exists. [The Story, 6/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says holding police accountable “will almost certainly increase police brutality.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson compares taking down Confederate statutes to the Taliban destroying ancient artifacts. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/17/20]

    • Fox anchor Shannon Bream makes a historic Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ discrimination about the “eventual destruction of all-women's sports.” [Fox News @ Night, 6/17/20]

    • GOP member of Congress and a Fox host grossly mischaracterize a Nazi symbol that was used in a Trump campaign ad. [Fox Business' Making Money, 6/18/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “For the first time in our history, we are witnessing a broad and powerful attack on the principle of equality.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/18/20]

    • Carlson hosts Bartsool's Dave Portnoy to talk about COVID-19 protocols during the pandemic. Days later, Portnoy would be under fire for years of racist remarks. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/19/20]

    • Fox guest says “reverse discrimination” was the reason the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks was charged. [Hannity, 6/18/20]

    • Fox News chyron during Tulsa rally: “Trump debunks West Point ramp fake news.” [Fox News coverage of Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, 6/20/20

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    • Fox News contributor describes Trump's speech: It was “sensational,” political science professors may be ripping up their lectures, “some of the greatest political theater I have ever witnessed,” Trump is a comedic genius, and he may quit politics to farm sheep when Trump leaves. A host also says that Trump's story about a wet ramp is about “the biggest problem facing our lives today, which is how the media manipulates things.” [The Greg Gutfeld Show, 6/20/20]

    • Fox & Friends hosts defend Trump's remarks about slowing down COVID-19 testing: “That's part of his delivery.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 6/21/20]

    • Fox Business host Dagen McDowell claims the pandemic is waning. [Outnumbered, 6/22/20]

    • Lou Dobbs calls Trump's Tulsa rally a “mess for the campaign. Not necessarily for the president.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/22/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says Black Lives Matter protests are an “insidious” attempt to “challenge Western civilization itself.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/22/20]

    • Carlson: Black Lives Matter “is a totalitarian political movement and someone needs to save the country from it.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/22/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera: “It's a ghetto civil war going on.” [Hannity, 6/22/20]

    • Laura Ingraham guest claims that rising positive cases means that “herd immunity is starting to develop” and that “this is what happens as a viral pandemic like this winds down.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/22/20]

    • Fox guest Rudy Giuliani: “Black Lives Matter wants to come and take your house away from you.” [The Ingraham Angle, 6/22/20]

    • Fox guest: “The chokehold is the most gentle way to subdue somebody,” if done correctly. [Fox & Friends6/23/20]

    • Fox News host defends Andrew Jackson’s role in the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears. [Fox & Friends, 6/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “When they do it to you, it's social justice. If you dare to defend yourself, it's a hate crime.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/23/20]

    • Fox medical contributor lashes out at the European Union over a potential ban on American visitors as a result of the out-of-control pandemic in the United States. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/23/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade has been repeatedly citing the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as an example of why keeping cops in schools is so important. In June, Kilmeade again made multiple references to the shooting while seemingly forgetting the shocking police failures at Parkland that arguably contributed to the death toll. [Fox & Friends, 6/24/20]

    • Lou Dobbs attacks businesses for supporting Black Lives Matter. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 6/24/20]

    • Fox News props up a “Black Lives Matter leader” who has no affiliation with the official group to spread lies about it. [The Story, 6/24/20]

    • Fox contributor: People are “either too afraid or too dumb” to realize they shouldn't support Black Lives Matter. [America's Newsroom, 6/25/20]

    • Fox anchor talked about Biden being in his basement just minutes after the network ignored his speech in Pennsylvania. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 6/25/20]

    • Lou Dobbs calls DOJ whistleblower Aaron Zelinsky a “pathetic wretch.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 6/25/20]

    • Fox guest Charlie Kirk denies that Trump's indoor Arizona rally without masks or social distancing was dangerous. [The Story, 6/25/20]

    • Tucker Carlson excuses Trump’s failures on being “exhausted” from the Russia investigation. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/25/20]

    • Carlson unleashes deranged rant calling for protesters to be labeled domestic terrorists, arrested, and paraded “in front of cameras like MS-13.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/25/20]

    • Carlson says ending qualified immunity would “end law enforcement.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/25/20]

    • Fox & Friends mentions the U.S. coronavirus death toll for the first time in over a week -- to make fun of Joe Biden. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/26/20]

    • Fox host says America is currently experiencing a “race war.” [The Five, 6/26/20]

    • Roger Stone uses Fox Business appearance to beg Trump for a pardon and to promise to help on the campaign if he isn't in prison. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 6/26/20]

    • Fox guest: “First, they topple the statues, then they start killing people.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/26/20]

    • Despite people living in Washington, D.C., not having any representatives in Congress who can vote, Fox portrays a House vote on statehood for the district as a “Dem power grab.”  [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/26/20]

    • Fox host on reports of lack of White House response to Russian bounties for killing U.S. troops: “You can make a decision to do nothing too.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 6/28/20]

    • Lashing out at criticism, Fox contributor claims Trump’s deleted tweet showed supporter “sarcastically” shouting “white power.” [MediaBuzz, 6/28/20]

    • Fox News makes the Russia bounty story into Trump vs. The New York Times. [Fox & Friends, 6/29/20]

    • Tucker Carlson downplays a surge in the coronavirus cases. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/29/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera says there is a “ghetto civil war” happening in Chicago. [Hannity, 6/29/20]

    • Hannity demands “the mob and the media” ask Biden if he has dementia. [Hannity, 6/29/20]

    • Laura Ingraham to the South Dakota governor: “We lose the whole country” if coronavirus protocols remain in place. [The Ingraham Angle, 6/29/20]

    • Fox & Friends hosts defend Trump on Russian bounties reports: “All presidents don't read all of their briefings.” [Fox & Friends, 6/30/20]

    • Sarah Sanders says Trump doesn't get credit for his COVID-19 response: “He got government out of the way.” [Fox & Friends, 6/30/20]

    • Fox guest Matt Schlapp “I would start impeachment proceedings against John Roberts.” [America's Newsroom, 6/30/20]

    • Fox hosts attack MLB players skipping the shortened season during the pandemic. [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 6/30/20]

    • At a Biden press conference, a Fox News reporter pushed a Trump campaign talking point about a cognitive test before suggesting on-air that Biden has “mild dementia.” [Bill Hemmer Reports, 6/30/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “You will need a protector. That protector must be the Republican Party.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 6/30/20]

    • Laura Ingraham warns that Joe Biden will raise taxes to pay for statues of Colin Kaepernick and Stacey Abrams. [The Ingraham Angle, 6/30/20]

  • July

    • Trump absurdly claims that Joe Biden's press conference was scripted, and Fox News hosts follow right along. [Outnumbered, 7/1/20]

    • Fox host: Trump has “always been pro-mask but maybe didn’t say it the right way.” [The Five, 7/2/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls Black Lives Matter protests a disease: “Minneapolis was our Wuhan.” Carlson's continued attacks on Black Lives Matter would prompt network insiders to speak to The Daily Beast about how Fox’s executives have “created a white supremacist cell inside the top cable network in America, the one that directly influences the president.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/1/20]

    • Fox & Friends host: “For some reason … masks have become political.” [Fox & Friends, 7/2/20]

    • Fox & Friends host on Trump not reading the Presidential Daily Brief: It is “a mini-novel every single day.” [Fox & Friends, 7/2/20]

    • Fox host Jesse Watters: “The media doesn’t report Black on white crime. They only report white on Black crime.” [The Five7/2/20]

    • Fox News contributor denounces “outrage and shame directed at skeptics of mask-wearing.” [MediaBuzz, 7/5/20]

    • Fox & Friends pitches the White House's new line: “We have to live with the virus” — and more deaths. [Fox & Friends, 7/6/20]

    • Newt Gingrich: People who destroy statues should get “locked up in large numbers” [Fox & Friends, 7/6/20]

    • Fox host lashes out at his colleague for mentioning the pandemic death toll. [The Five, 7/6/20]

    • On Fox News' straight news show, a guest pushes a debunked conspiracy theory about Black Lives Matter and ActBlue. It originated on far-right message boards and would keep being repeated on Fox, both on “straight news” and opinion shows, as the month went on. [The Story, 7/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson compares White Fragility to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson deceptively edits a video to accuse veteran Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth of hating America. Carlson would melt down the following night after Duckworth called out his bigotry. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/6/20]

    • Carlson heavily praises Trump's July 4 speech that was ripped from Tucker Carlson monologues. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/6/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: Democrats should be “forced to apologize for their relentless slandering of our nation's history” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/6/20]

    • Fox & Friends once again suggests that the reaction to the pandemic, which has killed over 130,000 Americans in four months, is overblown because most people with the coronavirus don’t die -- an argument the channel relentlessly pushed in April, more than 50,000 deaths ago. [Fox & Friends, 7/7/20]

    • A Fox medical contributor spins Dr. Anthony Fauci’s comment that “we’re still knee-deep in the first wave” of the coronavirus as a positive development. “I like his expression knee-deep,” he says. “Notice he didn't say thigh-deep, he said knee-deep." [Outnumbered Overtime, 7/7/20]

    • Tucker Carlson attacks teachers for being concerned about safe working conditions during a pandemic. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/7/20]

    • Carlson says masks and social distancing “have no basis of any kind in science.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/7/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “We do have a dramatic increase of cases in Florida. Okay. But it's happening among younger people.” Fox would stuck to its narrative of Florida as a model for COVID-19 even as cases rose and the state fired a data scientist. [Hannity, 7/7/20]

    • Laura Ingraham says talking about rising COVID-19 positive test results is selling “panic porn” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/7/20]

    • Fox & Friends host says mail-in voting is bad: “Maybe there’s all types of pressure in your family dynamic.” [Fox & Friends, 7/8/20]

    • Lou Dobbs lies about a Biden quote, and then outright fabricates a long version of it in order to push the Trump campaign's completely false claim that Biden called police “the enemy.” Sean Hannity would later keep altering the same Biden quote -- at least 17 times. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7/8/20]

    • Fox host says schools should reopen so kids can learn to take risks and overcome challenges. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/8/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls for the government to take “decisive action” against “terror organization” Black Lives Matter. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/8/20]

    • Laura Ingraham warns parents that schools will turn their children “into mini-Ilhan Omars.” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/8/20]

    • Fox & Friends admits in passing that going to the gym is very risky -- after months of campaigning for them to reopen. A week later, the show would demand that all gyms reopen. [Fox & Friends, 7/9/20]

    • A Fox News political editor justifies Trump breaking promises to release his tax returns: “He’s not running on high ethical standards” [America’s Newsroom, 7/9/20]

    • A Fox guest pushes a far-right smear that has long circulated the internet falsely suggesting presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a pedophile. [America's Newsroom, 7/9/20]

    • Fox contributor defends Trump: We don't know if there's any malfeasance in his tax returns because we haven't seen them. [America’s Newsroom, 7/9/20]

    • Fox host praises Trump for not releasing tax returns: “He wasn't going to allow things like his tax returns to be a distraction.” [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 7/9/20]

    • Lou Dobbs says the Supreme Court is trying to “overthrow” Trump. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7/9/20]

    • Fox host says Iraq War is proof America values life. [The Five, 7/9/20]

    • Fox News guest attacks colleges for not reopening and playing sports, then attacks the notion of “universal mask-wearing” for COVID-19 or any respiratory virus. [The Story, 7/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “Democrats want to abolish the suburbs.” Trump would repeat this claim throughout the election. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “The purest kind of race hate” is racial sensitivity training. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/9/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: We're getting “closer to herd immunity” and not scheduling football games is “a war against our way of life.” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/9/20]

    • Fox News host: Sharp rise in coronavirus cases is “actually good news.” [Fox Business’ Varney & Co., 7/10/20]

    • Fox guest: Reopen schools immediately because “only 171” young people have died from coronavirus. [Fox Business’ Cavuto: Coast to Coast, 7/10/20]

    • Fox hosts shout down colleague for saying Trump called Mexicans “rapists." [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/10/20]

    • Fox News contributor tells Dr. Fauci to try to keep quiet. [Special Report, 7/10/20]

    • Laura Ingraham runs B-roll from May protests following the killing of George Floyd that showed violence. Fox did this for weeks following the protests, and would spend three hours displaying such imagery in August alone. [The Ingraham Angle, 7/10/20]

    • The Wall Street Journal's Daniel Henninger alleges that teachers unions are “doing the holdup” on reopening schools “for more money” from the state and federal government. The Journal's Jason Riley claims he has “no doubt” that teachers unions are planning “to leverage COVID to get more education spending, more spending on pensions and so forth. This is what the unions do. Their priority is their members -- the kids are not members and the parents are not members.” [Journal Editorial Report, 7/11/20]

    • Fox host: Julián Castro and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) “only preach hopelessness to Hispanics, Blacks, and others.” [Fox & Friends, 7/13/20]

    • Mike Huckabee calls former name of Washington football team a “tribute” to Native Americans. [Outnumbered, 7/13/20]

    • Fox medical contributor Marc Siegel criticizes states with COVID-19 surges for rolling back reopening. [Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7/13/20]

    • Tucker Carlson issues a vague threat to the CNN reporters who had exposed that his top writer had made horribly bigoted and gross posts to online forums. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/13/20]

    • Carlson says “there is no evidence” masks help stop the spread of coronavirus. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/13/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “No more lockdowns. Viruses are a fact of life.” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/13/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade claims that demands from the Los Angeles teachers unions sound “like Joe Biden talking points: $500 billion in federal assistance for K-12 schools, defund the police, Medicare for All, a wealth tax, a millionaire's tax, financial support for illegal immigrants. Why don't you just focus on algebra, math, and coloring?” Others on Fox made the same point. [Fox & Friends, 7/14/20]

    • Fox News host says Biden’s climate plan is akin to giving the economy to “Greta Thunberg in an old-man suit.” [The Five7/14/20]

    • Joe Biden's plan triggers the usual hysterical claims by Fox anchors, hosts, and their guests about any policy or plan related to the reduction of carbon emissions: It’s part of a radical agenda, based on climate alarmism, pushed by extreme elements of the Democratic Party that will devastate the U.S. economy. The attacks are crystallized by Fox anchor Bret Baier, who disingenuously labels Biden’s plan “a light green new deal that would still have a big government price tag to it.” [The Daily Briefing, 7/14/20]

    • Sean Hannity says if Biden wins the election, “America as you know it, we know it, will be destroyed.” [Hannity, 7/14/20]

    • Fox guest says teachers are “grooming our children for sexual predators to use them.” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/14/20]

    • Ingraham claims media figures are “lying to you when they say it’s too dangerous to reopen schools.” As evidence, Ingraham cites a promising study out of Germany which showed only a few students or teachers in schools that had reopened in May were found to have the antibodies that show they were infected with the virus. But Ingraham fails to note that Germany has a far lower infection rate than the United States, and that the study took place in a region of Germany with an even lower infection rate relative to the other parts of that country. [The Ingraham Angle, 7/14/20]

    • Fox Business host Charles Payne makes a very disingenuous statement that “so-called clean energy jobs are just a farce.” In reality, clean energy jobs have skyrocketed over the past several years, with one estimate showing that there are 3.3 million such jobs in the United States currently -- roughly three times more than there are fossil fuel jobs. [Outnumbered, 7/15/20]

    • Lou Dobbs and senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller are on the same draconian page when it comes to immigration. So it wasn’t a shock that Dobbs’s interview of Miller was soft as a feather: These were two proto-fascists comparing notes. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7/15/20]

    • Laura Ingraham is Fox News' biggest COVID-19 misinformer. The network promotes her show as a reliable source for pandemic data analysis. [The Story, 7/15/20]

    • Fox host Brian Kilmeade: “One group that's living large these days is the San Francisco homeless population.” Fox News programming continued to attack the city for housing the homeless during a pandemic. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/15/20]

    • Laura Ingraham questions experts and science on masks helping to slow the spread of coronavirus. [The Ingraham Angle, 7/15/20]

    • Fox News panel attacks Dr. Anthony Fauci: “He has put our children last.” [Outnumbered, 7/16/20]

    • Fox “news side” contradicts itself on Biden's stance on defunding police after Biden makes clear that he never supported that -- but the Trump campaign says that he did. [Outnumbered Overtime, 7/16/20]

    • Fox Nation launches a show with a QAnon conspiracy theorist as a host. [Fox Nation, 7/16/20]

    • Fox News contributor says that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) “100% stands for the destruction of America.” [The Five, 7/16/20]

    • Sean Hannity says Joe Biden has “the most radical, extreme socialist agenda I've ever seen in any election.” [Hannity, 7/16/20]

    • Hannity ramps up coverage on a small group of protesters in Portland, Oregon, as the Trump administration reportedly has heavily armed federal agents detain protesters without apparent probable cause and driving them away in unmarked vehicles. Other Fox shows followed suit, framing the issue as law and order or anarchy. [Hannity, 7/16/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “The science behind the mask mandates is shaky and that is putting it charitably.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/16/20]

    • Charles Hurt calls “Karen” a “racial slur.” [Outnumbered Overtime7/17/20]

    • The head of an NYPD police union gives an interview on Fox News with a QAnon mug in the background. [Your World, 7/17/20]

    • Climate contrarians Michael Shellenberger and Bjorn Lomborg both get airtime on Fox shows to attack Joe Biden’s recent climate plan and promote their new books, which similarly downplays the seriousness of the climate crisis. [Fox News and Fox Business, July 2020]

    • Laura Ingraham suggests Democrats will use the military “to short-circuit” Trump's reelection. [The Ingraham Angle, 7/17/20]

    • Fox anchor claims Fox News programming exemplifies John Lewis' “good trouble.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 7/19/20]

    • Fox host calls unidentifiable federal officers throwing protesters into unmarked vans a “traditional law enforcement de-escalation tactic.” [The Five, 7/20/20]

    • Fox Business guest says claims of racism in policing are a “big Goebbels-type lie.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7/20/20]

    • Tucker Carlson suggests that his viewers dox a New York Times reporter, and they do. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/20/20]

    • Carlson returns to the network following his “planned” vacation after the resignation of his top writer for racist, misogynistic, and homophobic posts on an online message board. During his first reappearance on the network, Carlson promotes anti-abortion misinformation steeped in anti-Black rhetoric. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/20/20]

    • Fox News figures compare Trump's threats to deploy federal agents to desegregation. [Fox News, 7/19/20, 7/21/20]

    • Tucker Carlson's rant about Jeff Bezos attacks Democrats while ignoring that Bezos and billionaires like him benefited from the Republican-passed massive tax cut in 2017. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/21/20]

    • Carlson and Sean Hannity run with completely debunked claim about a reporter in the White House press corps. [Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity, 7/21/20]

    • Hannity is outraged by criticism of Trump deploying federal agents. He claims, “They are angry President Trump is protecting federal property. They spend more time lecturing the president than the anarchists that are violent, that are committing acts of arson and looting. I am having a hard time understanding this mindset that your hatred of Donald Trump surpasses your desire for these people to protect their men, women, and children.” Other Fox personalities similarly called for and praised federal agents being deployed in cities. [Hannity, 7/21/20]

    • Sean Hannity says the coronavirus situation “is getting better, not worse.” [Hannity, 7/21/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera calls violence in Chicago “a ghetto circular firing squad.” [Hannity, 7/21/20]

    • Laura Ingraham points to Sweden’s coronavirus approach as a model America should follow, even as Swedish scientists warned otherwise. [The Ingraham Angle, 7/21/20]

    • Lou Dobbs says “the left” is “moving right up to the edge of insurrection.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight , 7/22/20]

    • Ingraham says it is “purely political calculation” for schools to choose to continue distance learning. [The Ingraham Angle, 7/22/20]

    • After interviewing the president, Fox News medical contributor Marc Siegel says that “in a sense” the discussion “was a cognitive test.” Trump told Siegel that he was his guide to vaccines. [Fox & Friends, 7/23/20]

    • Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy reads a statement from Trump campaign senior adviser Katrina Pierson accusing Biden of having “repeatedly used the n-word.” Guest co-anchor Melissa Francis repeats the Trump campaign statement accusing Biden of using the slur again, during a later panel discussion on the program. Neither Doocy nor Francis points out that this was not only a misleading statement (Biden was quoting critically quoting a Reagan nominee in 1984), but the claim has already been debunked for weeks earlier after a pro-Trump super PAC used it in an ad. [America's Newsroom, 7/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: The Democratic Party will “remake” America “completely” if they win the election. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson suggests that COVID-19 protocols were part of a plot to help the Biden campaign. As the United States neared 150,000 COVID-19 deaths, Fox hosts like Carlson not only ignored the rising death toll but denied any problems. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/23/20]

    • Laura Ingraham’s show uses Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's speech condemning misogyny (following a sexist remark by a Republican congressman) to fearmonger about Democrats. [The Ingraham Angle, 7/23/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “If Biden wins in November, the Democrats and their rioters allies will turn their sights on you.” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/23/20]

    • Fox & Friends reports on alleged “dangerous violence” in Portland and Seattle while showing nonviolent protests. [Fox & Friends, 7/24/20]

    • Fox hosts declare Pizzagate conspiracy theorist is one of their favorite people to follow on Twitter. [The Five, 7/24/20]

    • Fox anchor Martha MacCallum accuses Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of “laying down the gender card” for calling out sexism in Congress. [The Story, 7/24/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “You may not think tearing down a statue is a big deal, until you are the next designated Christopher Columbus.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/24/20]

    • Fox host Jesse Watters praises QAnon, asks if Twitter banning QAnon accounts is election interference. [Watters' World, 7/25/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo asks why DHS can't “just arrest the leadership in Portland” for “ignoring what's really happening.” [Sunday Morning Futures, 7/26/20]

    • Fox guest says that all workers should return to office buildings immediately. [Fox Business' Making Money, 7/27/20]

    • As Congress debates another COVID-19 relief bill, a Fox host calls for eliminating unemployment benefits. Others on Fox made similar arguments. [Your World, 7/27/20]

    • Lou Dobbs suggests FBI Director Christopher Wray should be indicted. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7/27/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “Stop calling them protesters, they're violent revolutionaries trying to overthrow our government.” [The Ingraham Angle, 7/27/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade touts the “discipline” that Trump has shown “over the last ten days.” [Fox & Friends, 7/28/20]

    • Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham rally around Dr. Stella Immanuel and other members of the conservative “America's Frontline Doctors" group making false and dubious claims about the coronavirus at a press conference organized by the right-wing political nonprofit Tea Party Patriots. Immanuel claimed that hydroxychloroquine was a “cure” for the pandemic, and a video featuring her and Dr. Simone Gold went viral before being removed from social media platforms. The Daily Beast later revealed Immanuel’s long track record of colorful comments about medicine, particularly regarding the medical use of alien DNA and the gynecological effects of having sex with demons and witches while sleeping. Despite that, right-wing media figures and Fox prime-time hosts defended Immanuel and attacked The Daily Beast. Ingraham hosted Dr. Simone Gold to promote the group. [Fox News, 7/28/20]

    • Tucker Carlson on YouTube’s policy to not allow dangerous COVID-19 lies: “Thankfully, none of this applies to us at Fox News.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/28/20]

    • Carlson calls Anthony Fauci a “hypocritical buffoon.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/28/20]

    • Fox host justifies Trump’s call to “delay the election,” over mail-in voting “confusion.” [Fox Business’ Varney & Co., 7/30/20]

    • Fox News' political editor dismisses Trump's call to delay the election, telling viewers to “take it neither seriously nor literally,” and that this was “just flummery, and he’s either trying to provoke reaction or trying to sow doubt about the outcome.” [America's Newsroom, 7/30/20]

    • Fox's Martha MacCallum says Joe Biden claiming to be progressive is proof of extremist rhetoric “that is used on both sides.” [The Story, 7/30/20]

    • Tucker Carlson launches attack on everyone who attended John Lewis’ funeral: “Political power is their religion.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/30/20]

    • Sean Hannity accused Barack Obama of “politicizing” civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis' funeral. [Hannity, 7/30/20]

    • Fox & Friends uses Trump’s “Delay the Election” remark to lie about mail-in voting. [Fox & Friends, 7/31/20]

    • Fox News anchor: Expiring unemployment benefits might cause people to “actually go back to work” [Outnumbered, 7/31/20]

    • Tucker Carlson launches bizarre attack on Dr. Fauci, claims he’d push to reopen the economy if he had 22-year-old children. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/31/20]

    • Jason Chaffetz: Democrats “are OK with rioting and domestic terrorism” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 7/31/20]

  • August

    • A Fox host pushes a story about a stack of Bibles allegedly being burnt in Portland, Oregon. It was later revealed by a New York Times investigation that the entire story was Russian propaganda. The story was also subsequently pushed on a number of other Fox shows, including one “straight news” program. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 8/2/20]

    • A Fox News host pushes a lengthy series of falsehoods about the American response to the coronavirus pandemic as he urges Trump to initiate a near-total lifting of the protocols. [The Next Revolution, 8/2/20]

    • Ron Paul uses Fox Business appearance to push conspiracy theory about a COVID-19 vaccine and Bill Gates. [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 8/3/20]

    • Fox “straight news” anchor tells Scott Atlas that Fox will continue booking him “because people want to believe what you’re saying.” The network did keep booking Atlas, a neuroradiologist, even though he pushed misinformation in every single appearance on the network. Trump plucked him from the network to join the White House pandemic task force, where he undermined effective policies and made the situation far worse with his misinformation. He eventually resigned by the end of the year, after deaths from the pandemic had already skyrocketed. [The Story, 8/3/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says it's “illegal” for Joe Biden to prioritize women of color in his choice for a running mate. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/3/20]

    • Sean Hannity attacks COVID-19 relief bill for including “a blue state bailout for failed Democratic governors.” Fox figures would keep up this refrain and poison the debate pandemic funding for states and cities. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/3/20]

    • Fox News uses Trump's disastrous Axios interview to attack mail-in voting. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 8/4/20]

    • Tucker Carlson casts doubt on George Floyd’s cause of death. Other right-wing media figures used new bodycam footage to promote conspiracy theories as well. [Tucker Carlson Tonight8/04/20]

    • Fox host: Trump's endorsement of mail-in voting in Florida was meant to stop Trump voters from throwing away their ballots. [Fox & Friends, 8/5/20]

    • After airing Sen. Lindsey Graham's opening statement referencing Fox News conspiracy theories, the network cuts away before former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates debunked them while under oath. [America’s Newsroom, 8/5/20]

    • Lou Dobbs says Democrats are “pushing mail-in voter fraud.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 8/5/20]

    • Fox guest says “Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave” that Biden’s finalists for vice president are Black women. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 8/5/20]

    • On Fox, Rudy Giuliani calls Black Lives Matter “terrorist” “killers” who “hate white people, ... white men in particular.” [Fox & Friends, 8/6/20]

    • Fox & Friends defends Trump’s false statements about coronavirus and children, after social media platforms remove the video clip featuring him making false claims in an interview to Fox & Friends. The show also attacks Twitter and Facebook for removing the video. [Fox & Friends, 8/6/20]

    • After the announcement of a lawsuit targeting widespread fraud at the NRA, a Fox anchor suggests it is about “going after the Second Amendment.” [America’s Newsroom, 8/6/20]

    • Sean Hannity says the anti-fraud lawsuit against the NRA “reeks of a political agenda.” [Outnumbered Overtime, 8/6/20]

    • Fox News medical expert: “I can’t interpret” what Trump meant when he said children are immune from coronavirus. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 8/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson attacks Dr. Fauci for “authoritarian” pandemic response guidelines. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/6/20]

    • Sean Hannity praises “up-and-coming” QAnon-friendly congressional candidate Lauren Boebert. [Hannity, 8/6/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro on the NRA: “I’ve prosecuted organizations or individuals who cheat their organizations, OK? It happens all the time. It’s no big deal.” [Fox & Friends, 8/7/20]

    • A Fox contributor falsely claims that there is “some debate … even within the scientific community, about whether masks are good or not.” [Outnumbered, 8/7/20]

    • Mark Levin likens teachers' unions that want COVID-19 protections for schools to segregationists Orval Faubus and George Wallace. [Fox and Friends Weekend, 8/9/20]

    • Fox News host declares “shock” that children get coronavirus: “I’ve heard kids really don’t get it.” [Fox & Friends, 8/10/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “Demographic shifts” will lead to cities being “broke, dirty, and dangerous.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/10/20]

    • Sean Hannity mocks Joe Biden's stutter. [Hannity8/10/20]

    • COVID-denying Fox Sports host brings Trump on his show to spread more lies about the disease and college athletics. [Fox Sports Radio’s OutKick the Coverage, 8/11/20]

    • Fox News chief White House correspondent defends Trump campaign’s false claim that Harris called Biden a racist. [Your World, 8/11/20]

    • Fox's Martha MacCallum says prioritizing a woman of color for running mate “takes away” from the selection of Kamala Harris. [The Story, 8/11/20]

    • Tucker Carlson lashes out after guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris' name. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/11/20]

    • Carlson says that Joe Biden is enforcing sharia law and that Carlson didn't notice earlier because of his protestant upbringing. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/11/20]

    • Sean Hannity says states shouldn’t be allowed to have early voting until after the first debate. [Hannity, 8/11/20]

    • Laura Ingraham says that the Biden-Harris ticket is “too left-wing for Reverend Wright.” [The Ingraham Angle, 8/11/20]

    • Ingraham says Joe Biden prioritizing women of color for running mate was a racist violation of moral obligations. [The Ingraham Angle, 8/11/20]

    • Double Trojan horse: Ben Shapiro calls Kamala Harris a “Trojan horse” and Joe Biden “a Trojan horse for Kamala Harris.” [Fox & Friends8/12/20]

    • Jason Chaffetz: Kamala Harris will go after Donald Trump “sometimes in a nasty way, in nasty tones.” [Outnumbered Overtime, 8/12/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Kamala Harris only wants “people of a certain color” to get a coronavirus vaccine. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/12/20]

    • Fox & Friends lets New Jersey gym owners promote a conspiracy theory that COVID-19 restrictions are a plot to spread the virus. [Fox & Friends, 8/13/20]

    • Fox hosts suggest it's “tyrannical” for Joe Biden to urge governments to enact mask mandates. Other Fox personalities run with this fearmongering as well. [The Five, 8/13/20]

    • Martha MacCallum: “Having differences of opinion” on science surrounding COVID-19 “is something we should welcome.” [The Story, 8/13/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls workplace anti-bias training “poison” and reverse racism. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/13/20]

    • Fox & Friends interviews House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) without asking him about growing concern about QAnon supporters that he had endorsed. [Fox & Friends, 8/14/20]

    • Fox contributor: Current issues at United States Postal Service prove Trump was correct to be concerned about mail-in voting. [Special Report, 8/14/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “Fauci is just another oily politician on an ego trip.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight8/14/20]

    • A Fox host lies about Trump's remarks about “very fine people” at the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fox has been trying to rewrite this low point of the Trump presidency for years. [The Greg Gutfeld Show, 8/15/20]

    • Fox & Friends co-host: “There are no historically Black neighborhoods. There are no historically white neighborhoods.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 8/16/20]

    • Fox host Will Cain attacks the United States Postal Service: “The postal service is not an efficient nor honestly a good service” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 8/16/20]

    • A Fox host likens Trump boat parades to the Spanish Armada. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 8/16/20]

    • Fox News' website touts South Dakota for turning down a “handout” of extra unemployment benefits during a pandemic with record-setting unemployment. [FoxNews.com, 8/16/20]

    • Fox guest says that media outlets are “baiting” Trump by asking him about avracist “birther” smear against Kamala Harris. [MediaBuzz, 8/16/20]

    • Mike Huckabee says concerns about the Postal Service are a distraction, likening it to COVID-19. [Outnumbered Overtime, 8/17/20]

    • Martha MacCallum says that “there is reason to be very cautious” about universal mail-in voting for the 2020 general election, because Michigan “had 864 dead people vote” in the August 4 state-wide primary election. “It’s an intentional action. It’s not a mistake,” MacCallum warns. The problem is that those 846 Michiganders (not 864) “died after casting their absentee ballot but before Election Day,” as the Michigan secretary of state’s website clearly states. MacCallum apologizes later in the day. [Outnumbered, 8/17/20]

    • Amid the Postal Service concerns, Fox anchor Martha MacCallum wrongly claimed that no Social Security checks are delivered by mail, even though the show immediately prior to hers had reported that an hour earlier. Other Fox personalities made the same false claim. The next day, after Mike Huckabee denies that any Social Security checks are sent in the mail and Marie Harf corrects him. Anchor Harris Faulker confirmed that some are, but then declares both Harf and Huckabee to be correct. [The Story, 8/17/20]

    • Fox guest claims George Soros is “intent on destroying our government” because of his “sick background.” [The Story, 8/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson mocks concern for the Postal Service and says vote-by-mail “makes voter fraud easier.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/17/20]

    • Carlson claims concern over the Postal Service is part of preparations for a military overthrow of Donald Trump. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/17/20]

    • Fox News contributor attacks Michelle Obama for using “identity politics” to “scare the heck out of you." [Fox & Friends First, 8/18/20]

    • Fox host: The COVID-19 death toll has “nothing to do with Trump.” [The Five, 8/18/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Michelle Obama wants “everyone who looks like her” to have “dominion over you.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/18/20]

    • Tucker Carlson launches an unhinged attack on Cardi B for promoting proper hygiene. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/18/20]

    • Fox guest: “We got to stop this race war the Democrats are perpetuating.” [Hannity, 8/18/20]

    • The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee’s damning new report dissects the Kremlin’s effort to help President Donald Trump win the 2016 election and the direct links between his associates and Russian intelligence. Sean Hannity claims that the report vindicated his years of conspiracy theories undermining exactly that conclusion and moves on to other topics quickly. Fox News also didn't want to spend much time examining the damning details in the report. [Hannity, 8/18/20]

    • Brit Hume: Jill Biden's speech “didn't have the hard angry edge that we heard last night" from Michelle Obama. [The Ingraham Angle, 8/18/20]

    • Laura Ingraham criticizes DNC for putting Colin Powell and “all these old homies out there.” [The Ingraham Angle, 8/18/20]

    • When Trump praises QAnon conspiracy theorists in the White House briefing room, Fox News runs a chyron “Trump: QAnon people 'love our country.'” QAnon supporters excitedly share that image. Fox's recap of Trump's press conference does not mention Trump's praise of the deranged conspiracy theory, and when chief political anchor Bret Baier gets around to mentioning QAnon later in the show, he doesn't include the FBI's terrorism warning, or the QAnon-inspired violence. A Fox host the next day claims that no such examples exist even though that many do. [Special Report, 8/19/20]

    • Fox News’ Shannon Bream helps Ric Grenell whitewash Trump and the GOP’s anti-LGBTQ extremism. [Fox News @ Night, 8/20/20]

    • Lou Dobbs claims that the arrest of Steve Bannon by postal agents on his benefactor's yacht was a “deep state” plot. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 8/20/20]

    • After Sean Hannity presses him to monitor polling places, Trump says he will send law enforcement. [Hannity, 8/20/20]

    • Fox News host Mark Levin pushes fringe climate denial in an unhinged rant about the Biden-Sanders unity task force. Fox repeatedly lied about Biden's climate plan over the last month, repeatedly claiming that Biden was taking far more stringent measures than his plan actually proposed, especially with regards to fracking. [Hannity, 8/20/20]

    • Laura Ingraham attacks Joe Biden for using “personal tragedy for political ends.” [The Ingraham Angle, 8/20/20]

    • Fox host declares that mentioning Trump's remarks about “very fine people” at Charlottesville isn't “healthy for America.” [The Five, 8/21/20]

    • On August 20, police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times as he was getting into the car with his family on Sunday night. Blake, who was Black, was unarmed. Fox News immediately suggests that Blake was to blame for the incident, bringing up a prior incident with Blake and the police. [America's Newsroom, 8/24/20]

    • Lou Dobbs says we may need to redo the presidential election if mail-in voting is allowed. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 8/24/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says people blaming the police officer for repeatedly shooting Jacob Blake are attempting to “inflame fear and race hate.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/24/20]

    • Carlson gives an unhinged and dishonest diatribe about the purported ineffectiveness of face masks in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/24/20]

    • A planned RNC speaker shares a conspiracy theory alleging a Jewish plot to enslave the world. Fox News spends less than one minute on the story, despite hosting the speaker on air previously. [Fox News, 8/25/20]

    • Dana Perino: Media said the RNC painted an alternate reality on coronavirus, “but isn't that what conventions do?" [The Daily Briefing, 8/25/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “Joe Biden's voters really are a threat to you and your family.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/25/20]

    • Fox host blames Black Lives Matter movement for protesters being shot and killed in Kenosha. [The Five, 8/26/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?” After a gunman kills two protesters in Kenosha, Fox News figures side with the shooter, outright embracing armed vigilantism. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/26/20]

    • When professional athletes go on a strike in protest of injustice, a Fox host tells them to focus on “Black-on-Black” crime. [Outnumbered, 8/27/20]

    • Fox host: “It doesn't matter” Trump is wrongly using the White House for politics because “this election’s going to be over” before an investigation. [The Five, 8/27/20]

    • A Fox contributor wildly lies about Trump's remarks about white supremacists following the Charlottesville white nationalist rally in 2017. [Special Report, 8/27/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Cops “clean up the messes” when “fatherless sons turn violent.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/27/20]

    • Sean Hannity analyzes the RNC for Fox News as he simultaneously appeared in a RNC hype video [Hannity, 8/27/20]

    • Fox host defends Trump holding the Republican National Convention at the White House: “Joe Biden can do it from his house, but not the president?” [Fox & Friends, 8/28/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “It's a total hoax” that people are protesting police brutality and racism in justice system. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/28/20]

    • Fox host attacks Jacob Blake: “Should his name be celebrated on the helmets of NFL players?” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 8/30/20]

    • Fox & Friends runs with a flimsy NY Post story based on an anonymous source that alleged widespread fraud with mail-in ballots. Other Fox personalities would later pick it up, even though none of the allegations were ever confirmed. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 8/30/20]

    • Marc Thiessen: Vigilantes are “filling a vacuum” to “stop this violence from happening.” [Bill Hemmer Reports, 8/31/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Black Lives Matter “is the actual armed militia of the Democratic Party.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight8/31/20]

    • Carlson hosts the lawyer for the accused Kenosha shooting suspect for a friendly interview. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8/31/20]

    • Laura Ingraham warns “the whole country is going to look like Portland” if Joe Biden is elected president. [The Ingraham Angle, 8/31/20]

    • Fox “straight news” conducts a friendly interview with Patriot Prayer's founder. The group has repeatedly organized public events in Portland with the Proud Boys, a group described by its founder Gavin McInnes as “foot soldiers” for the right. At a protest in 2018, Patriot Prayer members were found with a “cache of firearms” on the roof of a nearby parking garage. Patriot Prayer’s Facebook page has also been a center of hate speech, including at least one violent threat against a Muslim group. [Fox News @ Night, 8/31/20]

  • September

    • Fox anchor Martha MacCallum claims “nobody is being supportive” of Kenosha shooter one day after Trump defended Kenosha shooter. [The Story with Martha MacCallum09/01/20]

    • Fox host dismisses violence from right-wing militias as “a lie” and “easily disprovable.” [The Five, 9/2/20]

    • Tucker Carlson guest compares recognizing “white privilege” in church to having a “swastika on the altar.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/2/20]

    • Fox host claims COVID-19 lockdowns cause an “explosion in cases and deaths.” [The Five, 9/3/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claims Democrats are using “race riots” as a “get out the vote operation.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/3/20]

    • Amid a wave of right-wing vigilantism, Tucker Carlson hosts a guest with ties to a domestic terrorist group. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/3/20]

    • Another Fox contributor lies about Trump's 2017 Charlottesville remarks. [The Ingraham Angle, 9/3/20]

    • Fox & Friends covers for Trump's insults against military dead, after Fox indulged years of fake Obama military scandals. [Fox & Friends, 9/4/20]

    • Even after a Fox News reporter confirmed The Atlantic’s story about Trump insulting fallen troops, Fox hosts still called it a hoax. [The Five, 9/4/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro on reports of Trump insulting fallen troops: “Perfect time for a hoax.” [Justice with Judge Jeanine, 9/5/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade likens protesters in the streets to Al Qaeda. [Fox Business’ Varney & Co., 9/8/20]

    • Fox “straight news” shows attacked Kamala Harris for refusing to trust Trump's word on a COVID-19 vaccine. [America's Newsroom, 9/8/20]

    • After Trump pegs COVID-19 vaccine to the election, Fox’s Dana Perino tells HHS secretary: “I know that you’re not trying to peg it to the election.” [The Daily Briefing, 9/8/20]

    • Lou Dobbs attacks Fox News’ report confirming Atlantic article that claims President Trump disrespected military veterans. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 9/8/20]

    • Lou Dobbs claims mail-in voting is a plot by the postal workers union to steal the election. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 9/8/20]

    • Laura Ingraham describes story corroborated by Fox News reporter about Trump insulting troops as a “now-debunked” piece. [The Ingraham Angle, 9/8/20]

    • Fox “straight news” hyped Trump's participation trophy of a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Nominations are essentially meaningless, as they can be given to anyone for any reason by any member of “national assemblies and national governments.” Fox heavily promoted the nomination across its platforms, and Trump picked up on it as well. Most of Fox's celebratory coverage also overlooked the nominator: a Norwegian anti-immigrant hard-liner who has compared hijabs to Nazi outfits. [America's Newsroom, 9/9/20]

    • Fox host says that Trump downplaying COVID-19 publicly was part of his “role as a leader.” [The Five, 9/9/20]

    • Fox contributor defends Trump misleading the public: COVID-19 “a much less serious threat than we thought.” [Special Report, 9/9/20]

    • Martha MacCallum hosted Alex Berenson to claim that masks don't work, even though there is overwhelming evidence that they do. (Fox shows did this repeatedly during the pandemic.) [The Story, 9/9/20]

    • Sean Hannity compared Trump misleading the public on the dangers of COVID-19 to President Roosevelt’s leadership during World War II. When Bob Woodward tapes of interviews with Trump were released, Fox personalities immediately excused the president for intentionally misleading the country for months about the severity of the ongoing pandemic. Of course, the network had no choice given that it was complicit in the deception. [Hannity, 9/9/20]

    • A misleading February 28 clip of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden purportedly downplaying coronavirus — promoted by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and Fox News — originated with a Hannity “exclusive” report that omitted key parts of Biden’s comment. [Hannity, 9/9/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade: Workers who build cars should not be paid “union wages.” [Fox & Friends, 9/10/20]

    • Steve Doocy invokes 9/11 to defend the Woodward tape of Trump admitting that he wants to downplay COVID-19 threat. [Fox & Friends, 9/10/20]

    • Fox & Friends host on tape of Trump admitting that he wants to downplay coronavirus: What about Obama? [Fox & Friends, 9/10/20]

    • Fox host likens Trump downplaying the risk of COVID-19 to FDR's fireside chats during the Great Depression. [Fox & Friends, 9/10/20]

    • Fox host on Trump's admission that he intentionally downplayed COVID-19: “I thought that was just fine and dandy.” [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 9/10/20]

    • Fox Business host calls 884,000 new jobless claims “a pretty good number.” [America's Newsroom, 9/10/20]

    • After a congressman pointed out that climate change is fueling record wildfires in the western United States, Fox host and network VP Neil Cavuto cast doubt on any climate link and attacked the congressman for making a “political” argument. Fox personalities similarly pushed climate denial as the country was on fire. [Fox Business’ Cavuto: Coast to Coast, 9/10/20]

    • Fox guest calls the Woodward book revelations a distraction from Trump's Nobel Peace Prize nomination. [Your World, 9/10/20]

    • Fox News hosts promoted a “publicity stunt” against virtual learning in schools. [The Five, 9/10/20]

    • Lou Dobbs suggests Gen. James Mattis committed “treason” by saying “collective action may be necessary against” Trump. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 9/10/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Black Lives Matter is “poison,” and “if we're going to survive as a country, we must defeat this.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/10/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “There's no evidence” climate change contributed to wildfires ravaging the West Coast. (There is and it did.) [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/10/20]

    • Mark Levin claims Democrats “don't want a vaccine before the election.” Meanwhile, multiple Fox personalities pushed vaccine conspiracy theories. [Hannity, 9/10/20]

    • Fox News guest claims the “homosexual revolution” is part of a “dynamic movement in the culture toward evil at all levels.” [Fox News @ Night, 9/10/20]

    • Fox News used the 9/11 anniversary to defend Trump’s deliberate lies about COVID-19. [Fox & Friends, 9/11/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: This week was Donald Trump’s “finest week since he was inaugurated.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 9/11/20]

    • Tucker Carlson mockingly calls climate change “systemic racism in the sky.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/11/20]

    • Fox News hyped a phony and false attack on fundraising and payment processor site ActBlue. [Fox & Friends, 9/15/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claims coronavirus is known as COVID “to obscure any relationship” between the virus and China. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/15/20]

    • Fox News immediately attempts to spin Trump’s disastrous ABC town hall as an “ambush.” [The Ingraham Angle, 9/15/20]

    • Newt Gingrich claimed the “number one problem” in various cities “is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up.” [Outnumbered, 9/16/20]

    • Fox guest blames the record number of storms in the Atlantic on “global storming,” a term he admits he just made up. [Cavuto: Coast to Coast9/16/20]

    • In an interview with a Chicago radio station, Attorney General Bill Barr both accused liberals of “projecting” about fears of Trump cheating to stay in power — and accused Democrats of cheating with mail-in votes. Fox “news”-side anchors praised Barr's harshly criticized remarks and echoed them. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 9/16/20]

    • Fox's Martha MacCallum defends Trump for holding indoor rallies during the pandemic: “Those people went in of their own accord.”  [The Story, 9/16/20]

    • Tucker Carlson hosted Dr. Li-Meng Yan to talk about a study she conducted that she claims shows that the novel coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab; the conspiracy theory was an obsession of Fox News in 2020. Carlson touted her claims even while admitting that he had “no way of verifying” if what she was claiming is actually true. Following reporting by The Daily Beast that linked the study’s origins to former Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon, an investigation of the study by CNN has found “shoddy citations, questionable sourcing, and so many scientists who say it's bunk.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/16/20]

    • Fox & Friends segment misled viewers about mail-in voting and inspired Trump to lie about voting even more. [Fox & Friends, 9/17/20]

    • A Fox News anchor apologized for interrupting Newt Gingrich's anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. [Outnumbered Overtime, 9/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson jumped on a false right-wing narrative to attempt to force out Nashville's mayor. Laura Ingraham and Fox & Friends would later follow suit. When this story was exposed, Fox hosts addressed it by suggesting that the original story was retracted under pressure from the mayor. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/17/20]

    • A Fox guest blamed violence and crime on “blue DAs, many of whom, by the way, have had their campaigns funded by George Soros and other left-wing activists that just want to watch America burn." [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/17/20]

    • Fox News contributor praises Bill Barr for encouraging sedition charges against protesters. [America’s Newsroom, 9/17/20]

    • Fox contributor supports Bill Barr’s call for sedition charges against protesters: “It's a perfect charge.” [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, 9/17/20]

    • Bill Hemmer hosted a panel to praise Bill Barr's plan to charge Portland's mayor and his claim that Black Lives Matter uses Black people as props. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 9/17/20]

    • “A sober and straightforward speech": Fox anchor Bill Hemmer reacts to Trump's speech accusing teachers of indoctrinating students. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 9/17/20]

    • Martha MacCallum defends Bill Barr’s comparison of COVID-19 lockdowns to enslavement. [The Story, 9/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson guest Steve Bannon says Democrats will “concoct some effort to steal this election.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson agrees with his guest that George Soros is paying “to watch America burn.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/17/20]

    • Sean Hannity hyped a Trump rally in Wisconsin; the rally would later be linked to a COVID-19 outbreak. Hannity would do the same thing multiple times in the future. [Hannity, 9/17/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade lies about what the FBI director said about anti-fascists. [Fox & Friends, 9/18/20]

    • Fox News anchor asks if there’s “too much focus on coronavirus for the Biden campaign.” [America’s Newsroom, 9/18/20]

    • Fox contributor Robert Jeffress compares the 1619 Project to Nazi propaganda. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 9/18/20]

    • Mark Thiessen blamed Democrats for the likelihood that Trump and Republicans will confirm a new Supreme Court justice before the election. Fox's “straight news” coverage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death was largely recycled right-wing talking points. [The Story, 9/18/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “I'm going to choose not to believe” Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish to not be replaced by Trump. Carlson would later call Ginsburg’s deathbed wish “pathetic. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/18/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro attacked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “She was more than a justice; she was a political activist.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/18/20]

    • Jesse Watters: Republicans should confirm a justice as soon as possible because Democrats are “bloodthirsty political killers.” [Watters World, 9/19/20]

    • Fox hosts enthusiastically speculate that Justice Ginsburg's passing will push the COVID-19 pandemic out of the news. [Watters World, 9/19/20]

    • Mark Levin: “This mob, one way or another, will be crushed. If they're not crushed at the voting booth, they will be crushed otherwise.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 9/20/20]

    • Fox host: If protests continue, “that Second Amendment starts looking miraculous.” [The Five, 9/21/20]

    • Fox medical correspondent engages in wild speculation over Joe Biden's health, including what drugs he may have been prescribed. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/21/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claimed that “left-wing megadonors like George Soros realized it’s easier to install radical DAs than it is to convince the public to let their own cities burn.” He would return to this narrative days later. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/21/20]

    • Laura Ingraham claimed that there is “a real threat of violence” from the left in response to a potential Trump Supreme Court nominee. Others on Fox made a similar point. [The Ingraham Angle, 9/21/20]

    • Fox host: Trump is happy about SCOTUS vacancy because it's “changing the subject from coronavirus.” [Fox & Friends, 9/22/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro defends the Kenosha shooter: “This kid is not a mass murderer. There were several times he could've continued shooting.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/22/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “Soros has done this to the rest of us”; he wants people to die and society to degrade. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/22/20]

    • Sean Hannity suggested that Mike Bloomberg should be prosecuted for helping Floridians regain voting rights by paying outstanding fines. Other Fox commentators followed suit. [Hannity, 9/22/20]

    • Fox News panel defends Kenosha shooter: “We have a little boy out there trying to protect his community.” [Hannity, 9/22/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “It's a demonstrable lie” that Black people fear for their lives in America. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson compares Black Lives Matter to Hezbollah. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/23/20]

    • Carlson floated a conspiracy theory about who “funded” a $30 U-Haul rental in Louisville, Kentucky. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/23/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “The lie is that America is a systemically racist country.” [The Ingraham Angle, 9/23/20]

    • Fox News guest calls for a federal investigation into “professional protesters” because he sees “the same man buns and skinny jeans” at multiple protests. [America's Newsroom, 9/24/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera: Breonna Taylor was “collateral damage in the drug war.” [Bill Hemmer Reports, 9/24/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Police were completely justified in cases of George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and Breonna Taylor. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/24/20]

    • Fox contributor: “Law enforcement officers are ministers of God sent to punish evildoers.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/25/20]

    • Marc Siegel: If you're “under 70 it's almost impossible you are going to die” from COVID-19. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/25/20]

    • Carlson took a minor administrative error in Pennsylvania out of context to suggest that all mail-in voting was not to be trusted. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/25/20]

    • A Fox host dismissed a report on Trump's taxes as an “establishment hit job.” Others on Fox made a concerted effort to downplay the story and hide details. [The Next Revolution, 9/27/20]

    • Fox contributor on a report that Trump paid $750 in income taxes: “Frankly, I don't care.” [Fox & Friends, 9/28/20]

    • Fox anchors Bret Baier and Harris Faulkner let Fox contributor Mollie Hemingway push a conspiracy theory about a New York Times report on Trump’s taxes; Hemingway suggested that there was coordination between the York Times and the Biden campaign to push this story out. [Outnumbered, 9/28/20]

    • Tucker Carlson went out of his way to try to insult Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI). [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/28/20]

    • Peter Doocy credulously repeats Trump's demand for inspections for listening devices in Biden's ear before tonight's debate. The conspiracy theory echoed a prior segment from Laura Ingraham's show. [America's Newsroom, 9/29/20]

    • Fox chief political anchor Bret Baier floated a pro-Trump conspiracy theory that Joe Biden might use a secret listening device at a debate that night with Trump. [America's Newsroom, 9/29/20]

    • Fox “straight news” anchor: Trump's conspiracy theories about Biden involving secret earpieces and drugs are “part of the narrative.” [Outnumbered, 9/29/20]

    • Martha MacCallum pushes baseless conspiracy theory suggesting The New York Times coordinated with the Biden campaign on a report on Trump's taxes. [Outnumbered, 9/29/20]

    • Fox News homepage features Trump conspiracy theory about an alleged secret listening device in Biden's ear. [9/29/20]

      Fox News homepage features Trump conspiracy theory about alleged secret listening device in Biden's ear

    • Fox host cheers on the destruction of the Affordable Care Act: “Let's not sit here and act like we're losing something so incredibly valuable.” [The Five, 9/29/20]

    • Fox News ran with Trump director of national intelligence’s pathetic Russian disinformation effort. [Special Report, 9/29/20]

    • Debate moderator Chris Wallace “agreed” with Trump’s lie that he didn’t hold indoor rallies. [9/29/20]

    • Tucker Carlson absolves Donald Trump of all blame for tax loopholes left in Donald Trump’s tax breaks for the wealthy. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/29/20]

    • Brit Hume: “I don’t think there’s any doubt Biden’s senile.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/29/20]

    • Sean Hannity praises Donald Trump for introducing a “new style of debate.” [Hannity, 9/29/20]

    • Fox contributor: “Trump is an apex predator; he's the lion king.” [Hannity, 9/29/20]

    • Fox panel on Trump telling the Proud Boys to “stand by”: Biden never condemned Black Lives Matter. [Fox & Friends, 9/30/20]

    • In the aftermath of the debate, the Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman told Fox that Biden “seemed confused about whether he was for the Green New Deal or against it.” Biden never endorsed the Green New Deal throughout the primary, but Fox News pushed false claims about his position 48 times in the week after the debate. [America's Newsroom, 9/30/20]

    • Fox host defends Donald Trump's refusal to denounce white supremacy and the right-wing extremist group Proud Boys. [The Five, 9/30/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls concern about white supremacist-inspired violence “crazier than any conspiracy.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 9/30/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: Potential new debate commission rules are designed around “muzzling Trump.” [The Ingraham Angle, 9/30/20]

    • Laura Ingraham claims she's more knowledgeable on COVID-19 infections than Dr. Fauci. [The Ingraham Angle, 9/30/20]

  • October

    • Fox guest calls the AP stylebook “newspeak ... trying to change words” to “cut us off from each other.” [Fox & Friends, 10/1/20]

    • Fox Business guest: “An ethnic cleansing” of conservatives is happening in California. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/1/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: “The U.S. Navy SEALS have joined the woke mob.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/1/20]

    • Laura Ingraham calls for the Colorado secretary of state to be fired for saying election results may take time. She also took a generic mailing from the state out of context to attack the concept of mail-in voting. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/1/20]

    • With Trump’s diagnosis of COVID-19, Fox News struggled to realize the situation is actually serious; the network again zeroed in on hydroxychloroquine. [Fox & Friends, 10/2/20]

    • Fox News contributor uses Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis to cast doubt on effectiveness of masks and quarantines. [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 10/2/20]

    • Fox News host said COVID-19 diagnosis could help Trump: “He himself will be a metaphor for the recovery of the country.” [Fox Business’ Varney & Co., 10/2/20]

    • Trump adviser and Fox contributor Karl Rove says Trump “may be more focused and disciplined” after COVID-19 diagnosis. [Outnumbered Overtime, 10/2/20]

    • Fox host: Trump “took the risk, he got the virus," because “he was doing it for us.” [The Five, 10/2/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claims MSNBC and CNN want Donald Trump and Mike Pence to die. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/2/20]

    • Carlson suggests that Trump's diagnosis means that there is no point implementing health protocols at all: “If the president can get this virus, then it tells you a lot about our ability to protect ourselves from it." [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/2/20]

    • Laura Ingraham “medicine cabinet” member on Trump contracting COVID: “This happens. Life is risk.” [The Ingraham Angle, 10/2/20]

    • Ingraham suggested Trump be given hydroxychloroquine. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/2/20]

    • Fox plays clip of Biden saying Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis “cannot be a partisan moment” — then says he's playing the “blame game.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 10/3/20]

    • Fox News anchor downplays science behind “this masks thing.” [Fox News, 10/3/20]

    • Fox & Friends accuses reporters of trying to “nitpick” what Trump's medical team is saying, even after there were obvious discrepancies. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 10/4/20]

    • After Trump was hospitalized for COVID-19, Fox contributor slams Biden for having taken coronavirus precautions. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 10/4/20]

    • Fox hosts lashed out at people criticizing Trump for being lax with COVID-19 protocols at the White House. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 10/4/20]

    • Fox contributor Mollie Hemingway calls for journalists to ignore the science behind mask-wearing. [Mediabuzz, 10/4/20]

    • A Walter Reed physician called Trump's COVID joyride “insanity.” Fox News cheered Trump on. [10/4/20]

      A Walter Reed physician called Trump's COVID joyride “insanity.” Right-wing media cheered Trump on.

    • Fox News contributor uses Trump's diagnosis to downplay the pandemic: “It's like the flu and we have seen that even though it's more powerful and we know COVID-19 is a problem, ... we have got to continue to live life.” [The Next Revolution, 10/4/20]

    • Fox guest says Trump's “animal spirits” give him a high chance of full recovery from COVID-19. [Special Report, 10/5/20]

    • Rudy Giuliani mocks Joe Biden for wearing a mask as “political theater.” [The Story, 10/5/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Trump leaving Walter Reed proves “coronavirus isn't quite as scary as they're telling you it is.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/5/20]

    • Tucker Carlson on dangers of COVID-19: “At some point, we are all going to die.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/5/20]

    • Sean Hannity compares Donald Trump's COVID-19 hospitalization to Winston Churchill's response during WWII. [Hannity, 10/5/20]

    • Laura Ingraham used Trump’s recovery to promote a response to the virus that actively seeks to achieve “herd immunity” through higher infection rates. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/5/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: “The CDC has gone full Trump resistance.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/5/20]

    • Laura Ingraham led the way on Fox’s embrace of the herd immunity approach to coronavirus touted by the Great Barrington Declaration, hosting the document’s authors after they met with the White House. The document suggested that the virus should be intentionally spread in the population in order to develop “herd immunity.” Other Fox personalities followed Ingraham in embracing it. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/6/20]

    • Fox guest tells Fox News that elderly people are “selfish” for sheltering at home due to the pandemic. [The Daily Briefing, 10/6/20]

    • Brit Hume says Joe Biden must debate Trump in person, even if Trump is still contagious. [The Story, 10/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson compares adopting pandemic protocols to sending Americans to die in pointless wars. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls mask PSA “government propaganda.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/6/20]

    • Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro blame George Soros for the McCloskeys' indictment. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/6/20]

    • Fox amplified selectively declassified documents from Trump's DNI that painted a misleading impression of Russian interference in the 2016 election. [Fox & Friends, 10/7/20]

    • Fox & Friends host lies that President Obama denied President Trump a peaceful transition of power. [Fox & Friends, 10/7/20]

    • Lou Dobbs attacks Joe Biden for saying he won’t debate Trump if he’s contagious. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/7/20]

    • Fox host on Kamala Harris: “When we dearly needed law and order, she chose thugs.” [The Five, 10/5/20]

    • Fox medical contributor says there's no concern over Trump working in the Oval Office while still contagious. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/7/20]

    • Fox's Bret Baier critiques Sen. Kamala Harris’ “smirks and eye rolls and laughs.” [Democracy 2020: Vice Presidential Debate, 10/7/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera: “The only real mistake Kamala Harris made tonight was the over-smirking, over-smiling.” [Hannity, 10/7/20]

    • Fox News promoted a Drudge poll showing Pence won the VP debate, but message boards had manipulated it. [Hannity, 10/7/20]

    • Fox News guest says “Kamala Harris was Hillary Clinton in blackface tonight.” [The Ingraham Angle10/08/20]

    • Immediately after the announcement that the second presidential debate would be virtual, Fox & Friends suggested Biden would cheat. (The debate was canceled almost immediately after this.) [Fox & Friends, 10/8/20]

    • In her interview with Trump, Maria Bartiromo aided the president's propaganda efforts; Bartiromo repeated Russian disinformation on Hillary Clinton, while trying to discredit mail-in voting as “all ballot lies.” [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, 10/8/20]

    • Fox guest defends Trump's refusal of a virtual debate: Remote format will have “half the country” thinking Biden is “using an earpiece or a teleprompter.” [Fox Business’ Varney & Co., 10/8/20]

    • Tucker Carlson mocks Kamala Harris for saying she’s a person of faith. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/8/20]

    • Laura Ingraham says that the militia members who planned to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer look “like they're anarchists and not right-wingers.” [The Ingraham Angle, 10/8/20]

    • Laura Ingraham on the pandemic: “When Fauci's saying 400,000, how many of those are flu deaths that would've happened anyway?” [The Ingraham Angle, 10/8/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade complains that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wasn’t “grateful” enough to Trump that the FBI stopped a kidnapping plot. [Fox & Friends10/9/20]

    • Fox contributor: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Trump so she could “shut down churches” without any “heckling.” [Outnumbered, 10/9/20]

    • Fox guest instructs Trump to form “transparency strike teams” to storm government buildings and take documents. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/9/20]

    • Fox host says supporters of Black Lives Matter “have lost the right to complain” about plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer. [The Five, 10/9/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “The level of transparency in the Trump administration is unmatched.” [Hannity, 10/9/20]

    • Fox News legal analyst: Joe Biden “stoked racial unrest with his own divisive rhetoric.” [Hannity, 10/9/20]

    • While a COVID-positive GOP senator attends Supreme Court hearing, Fox News targets Sen. Kamala Harris for appearing remotely. [Fox's coverage of the Supreme Court hearing, 10/12/20]

    • Fox News panel downplays risk to the Affordable Care Act under a far-right Supreme Court. [Fox's coverage of the Supreme Court hearing, 10/12/20]

    • Fox News contributor Ken Starr downplays risk to Affordable Care Act as “totally presumptuous and unfounded.” [Fox's coverage of the Supreme Court hearing, 10/12/20]

    • Fox contributor Katie Pavlich says there is too much focus on “politics and emotion rather than constitutionality” of the Affordable Care Act. [Fox's coverage of the Supreme Court hearing, 10/12/20]

    • Fox “straight news” anchor Bill Hemmer calls Trump “a post-COVID president.” [Bill Hemmer Reports, 10/12/20]

    • Fox touts Donald Trump's “protective glow.” [Special Report, 10/12/20]

      Protective glow

    • Tucker Carlson claims “there is no case currently pending anywhere in America that would eliminate Obamacare.” Carlson's claim was a brazen lie, and his coverage of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination laid bare Carlson's economic populism as a total fraud. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/12/20]

    • Tucker Carlson praises the Spanish Flu anti-mask rebellion. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/12/20]

    • Carlson lashed out at those celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/12/20]

    • Tucker Carlson misinterpreted a study on masks that had bubbled up from right-wing blogs. Trump would further misinterpret Carlson's misinterpretation and then lie about masks to a prime-time audience. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/13/20]

    • Fox guest: Kamala Harris has a “grating voice and that grating, fake demeanor.” [The Ingraham Angle, 10/13/20]

    • Fox News went all in promoting the New York Post's story about an alleged Hunter Biden laptop, but the story didn't make any sense to begin with. [Fox & Friends, 10/14/20]

    • A Fox anchor downplayed the threat to same-sex marriage from a far-right Supreme Court. [Fox & Friends, 10/14/20]

    • Fox host calls Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Kamala Harris “petty” and “jealous” “mean girls.” [The Five, 10/14/20]

    • After Fox News successfully argues in court that no “reasonable viewer” takes him seriously, Tucker Carlson insults the intelligence of Sen. Mazie Hirono. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/14/20]

    • Tucker Carlson hypes Hunter Biden emails “exclusive” on his show after admitting he hasn't confirmed their authenticity. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/15/20]

    • Scott Atlas pushes herd immunity on Fox after denying that he pushes herd immunity on Fox. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/15/20]

    • Fox & Friends' Facebook page kicked off a misleading story about mail-in ballot applications in Pennsylvania. The page questioned the integrity of Pennsylvania’s election by conflating mail-in ballot applications with mail-in ballots. [Fox & Friends Facebook page, 10/16/20]

    • A Lou Dobbs segment featured a misleading graphic that kicked off a conspiracy theory about the source of Joe Biden's income. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/16/20]

    • Osama Bin Laden's QAnon-supporting niece and Tucker Carlson talked about how hard it is to be pro-Trump. [Tucker Carlson Tonight10/16/20]

    • Laura Ingraham attacks Dr. Fauci: “I'm shocked that he's still heading the coronavirus task force.” [The Ingraham Angle, 10/16/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro lashed out at FBI Director Christopher Wray over his handling of the Hunter Biden story; Fox figures would go on to increasingly call for Wray to be fired. [Justice with Judge Jeanine, 10/17/20]

    • Fox News covered Trump's Wisconsin rally without mentioning Wisconsin COVID-19 spikes. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 10/18/20]

    • On Fox News, Charlie Kirk lied about the false tweet that led to his Twitter account being locked. [The Next Revolution, 10/18/20]

    • Fox & Friends was furious that the second presidential debate would feature a question about the climate crisis. Brian Kilmeade's advice to Trump was really, really bad. [Fox & Friends, 10/19/20]

    • Fox’s “news division” passed on Rudy Giuliani’s Hunter Biden stories that the station’s corporate cousin the New York Post eventually published. Even so, Fox’s “news division” ran 46 segments discussing the story. Fox’s opinion side ran dozens more. Despite passing on the story, Fox promoted a call for a special counsel over the story. Fox's “straight news” continued promoting the story right through Election Day. [10/19/20]

    • Fox News anchor painted an image of street gangs who “lie in wait” to steal mail-in ballots. [America’s Newsroom, 10/19/20]

    • Scott Atlas goes on Fox to attempt to rewrite his misinformative mask tweets. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/19/20]

    • Fox News promoted a Trump operation smear against Hunter Biden over Romania. It was debunked a year ago, and Trump’s own lawyer Rudy Giuliani also worked for the same client in Romania, after Hunter Biden had left. [Fox & Friends, 10/20/20]

    • Fox & Friends guest mocks Joe Biden for having a stutter. [Fox & Friends10/20/20]

    • Mike Huckabee defends long voting lines as a sign of “passion.” [Fox & Friends10/21/20]

    • Tucker Carlson and his guest who attended a white nationalist conference attacked an NBC reporter for reporting on internet disinformation, particularly related to the pandemic. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/21/20]

    • Sean Hannity embraced Trump DNI John Ratcliffe's misleading spin on alleged Iran election interference. [Hannity, 10/21/20]

    • As COVID-19 surges in South Dakota, Laura Ingraham hails the state as a model. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/21/20]

    • Fox host: If Joe Biden wins “impeachment proceedings start the day after inauguration.” [The Five, 10/22/20]

    • A Fox News reporter explained why a Biden smear is bunk, but Fox’s “news side” is still pushing it. [America’s Newsroom, 10/23/20]

    • Fox host claims the media is “trying to drag Joe across the finish line” so he succumbs to investigations and Kamala Harris takes over. [The Five, 10/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claims parents are “refusing to reunite” with their children after being separated at the border. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/23/20]

    • Fox News sent a push alert promoting a C-SPAN caller who complained that Hunter Biden is not getting enough attention. [10/23/20]

    • Amid spiking virus cases, Fox host accuses Joe Biden of virtue signaling for not holding large rallies. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 10/25/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo asks Mark Meadows if Christopher Wray and Gina Haspel will be fired for “insubordination.” [Sunday Morning Futures, 10/25/20]

    • A Fox News contributor lashed out at the media for not devoting enough coverage to the Hunter Biden story. Fox would spend the last week of the race obsessing over the story. [Fox & Friends, 10/26/20]

    • Fox News promotes conspiracy theories about the Pennsylvania mail-in voting case. [Fox & Friends, 10/26/20]

    • Fox guest claims mask mandates are why “the number of cases took off.” [Your World, 10/26/20]

    • Tucker Carlson guest: The Supreme Court “invented abortion rights as a constitutional right.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/26/20]

    • Laura Ingraham praises Mark Meadows for saying “we're not going to control the pandemic.” [The Ingraham Angle, 10/26/20]

    • Laura Ingraham says the current number of cases is “not a particularly relevant” metric in gauging handling of the pandemic. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/26/20]

    • Laura Ingraham guest Dr. Ramin Oskoui attacks mask-wearing for slowing down “herd immunity.” [The Ingraham Angle10/26/20]

    • Fox News’ White House correspondent runs Trump’s false claim about election laws, doesn’t correct it. [Bill Hemmer Report, 10/27/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: Elected Democrats are “quite simply, the enemies of the people.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/27/20]

    • Sean Hannity claims “coronavirus hysteria” is an attempt to “demoralize voters, especially the supporters of the president.” [Hannity, 10/27/20]

    • Laura Ingraham attacks Joe Biden for promising to listen to health experts on COVID-19. [The Ingraham Angle, 10/27/20]

    • Ingraham promises Republicans won’t listen to “health experts” on the pandemic response if they win on Election Day. [The Ingraham Angle10/29/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade calls socially distant Biden rallies “nuts.” [Fox & Friends, 10/30/20]

    • Fox host complains after Minnesota limited the size of Trump rallies due to COVID-19. [Fox & Friends, 10/30/20]

    • Fox host downplays COVID-19 surge because “cases is very different than hospitalizations and deaths.” [Fox & Friends, 10/30/20]

    • Lou Dobbs claims Democrats are rigging the election by encouraging in-person voting on Election Day. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 10/30/20]

    • Fox aired a biased “straight news” report on California's Prop 22. [Special Report, 10/30/20]

    • On Fox News, Dr. Scott Atlas says “all lockdowns do are destroy families, really kill people.” [The Ingraham Angle, 10/30/20]

    • Fox desperately tries to engineer a Biden “deplorable moment” by highlighting Biden’s criticism of people heckling his speech at a rally the same day. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 10/31/20]

    • Jeanine Pirro praises Trump supporters who surrounded and intimidated Biden bus. [Justice with Judge Jeanine, 10/31/20]

  • November

    • Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) corrects a Fox anchor who had told him that every state had drop boxes for ballots. [Fox election special, 11/1/20]

    • A Fox guest told Sean Hannity that Trump will win Pennsylvania but “they” will try to take it away from him with mass voter fraud. Another guest agreed. [Hannity11/1/20]

    • Lou Dobbs accused Pennsylvania’s attorney general of rigging the election because he called for all votes to be counted. [Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/2/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: Donald Trump is holding super-spreader events because he knew “how important his campaigning was for the psyche of America.” [The Ingraham Angle11/02/20]

    • Brit Hume defends premature declarations of election victory: “Political campaigns are about extravagant claims.” [Fox News @ Night, 11/2/20]

    • Fox contributor suggests that Trump's campaign exemplifies Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of race in America. [Fox News @ Night, 11/2/20]

    • A Fox contributor cited “a certified poll watcher being not allowed to come into one of the polling places to poll watch” as a reason for Republicans to be concerned about the fairness of the election given what she termed “Pennsylvania's long history of voter fraud.”  [Outnumbered, 11/3/20]

    • Brit Hume’s false claim that election rules are solely governed by state legislatures would leave decisions about the validity of expanded mail-in voting and other coronavirus-related ballot rules at the discretion of largely Republican-controlled legislatures in important battleground states. [Fox News coverage of the 2020 presidential election, 11/3/20]

    • Fox News discussion: Counting all votes is not as good as it sounds. [Democracy 2020: Election Coverage, 11/4/20]

    • Fox & Friends lets David Bossie push nonsense voter fraud claims to defend premature claim of Trump election victory. [Fox & Friends, 11/4/20]

    • Even though everyone knew that votes would be counted for days due to mail-in voting, Mike Huckabee claimed that if votes “sort of suddenly get found and they get counted days after the election, it would be a real shame if Philadelphia became the place where liberty also died.” [Fox & Friends, 11/4/20]

    • Jason Chaffetz falsely suggests that Trump already won re-election, saying that Trump is “up nearly 700,000 votes in Pennsylvania.” [Fox & Friends, 11/4/20]

    • Newt Gingrich tells Trump to have the Senate investigate the election and to file lawsuits in every state, while calling for federal investigations of states Joe Biden won. [Fox & Friends, 11/4/20]

    • Fox anchor hypes “tons of ballots” found under a rock in Arizona. There were only 18 ballots, and all were delivered. [Fox Business' Varney & Co., 11/4/20]

    • Fox Business anchor suggests Trump administration use “policing” to interrupt vote count in Philadelphia. [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, 11/4/20]

    • Fox Nation host likens Trump falling behind in the vote count to a “soft coup” and urges Trump to take immediate action. [Fox Business' Varney & Company, 11/4/20]

    • Lou Dobbs demands Republicans “surround” Philadelphia and exert a “demanding presence.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/4/20]

    • Sean Hannity: It’s “an absolute disgrace” that votes are still being counted in Pennsylvania. [Hannity, 11/4/20]

    • With votes still being counted, Steve Bannon declares “Trump is already in his second term” and should fire Fauci and Wray. [Fox Business' Mornings With Maria Bartiromo, 11/5/20]

    • Fox contributor argues U.S. Supreme Court should throw out Pennsylvania votes. [America's Newsroom, 11/5/20]

    • Lou Dobbs spreads baseless conspiracy theories about voter fraud and dead people voting. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/5/20]

    • Fox News anchors handled Trump's deranged and dishonest address in which he declared himself the winner of the election as if it were completely normal, while other networks focused on fact-checking. [The Story, 11/5/20]

    • A Fox guest pushed a long list of conspiracy theories about the election and mail-in voting, speculating that something “fishy” was going on. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/5/20]

    • Tucker Carlson hosted a Republican vote-count observer, Brian McCafferty, who was ejected from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia for refusing to stop taking photos. Carlson claimed that “election officials just weren't allowing him to watch what they were doing,” and he invited McCafferty on his show, where he alleged corruption by election officials. In reality, BuzzFeed News found that McCafferty was ejected for repeatedly disobeying rules against filming inside the location, and he was at the location as an official Republican-affiliated observer. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/5/20]

    • Sean Hannity: A “do-over” of the Pennsylvania election is “the only remedy.” [Hannity, 11/5/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “I can factually tell you tonight, it will be impossible to ever know the true, fair, accurate election results.” [Hannity, 11/5/20]

    • Newt Gingrich calls on Bill Barr to arrest election workers. [Hannity, 11/5/20]

    • Laura Ingraham blames “huge amounts of money from Mark Zuckerberg and George Soros” in local races for influencing the 2020 election. [The Ingraham Angle, 11/5/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo promoted a lawsuit pushing the “Sharpie” voting conspiracy theory in Arizona, even after it had been debunked. [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria Bartiromo, 11/6/20]

    • Sidney Powell pushes the “Hammer and Scorecard” conspiracy theory, telling Lou Dobbs that 3 percent of all votes were surreptitiously changed from Trump to Biden. The Daily Beast reported that the claim originates from a source whose prior claims about allegedly hidden Al Qaeda messages were found to be a fraud by the French government. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/6/20]

    • Fox guest calls for states “to appoint a clean slate of electors that supports President Trump” in order to overturn the popular vote. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/6/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “We don’t know exactly what the Supreme Court will do but there is precedent for courts overturning the results of elections.” [The Ingraham Angle, 11/6/20]

    • Newt Gingrich calls Trump's loss “a left-wing power grab financed by people like George Soros.” [Fox News' Fox & Friends Sunday, 11/8/20]

    • Sidney Powell appeared with Maria Bartiromo to push conspiracy theories about the election. Powell claimed that not only did an “algorithm” take votes from Trump, but that it took votes from other Republicans as well. Bartiromo and Powell then floated conspiracy theories about Dominion Voting Systems. [Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, 11/8/20]

    • Fox contributor complains that Joe Biden did not “thank and honor” Donald Trump. [The Next Revolution, 11/8/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade pushed Sidney Powell's conspiracy theories, saying she has “a lot of respect ... in legal circles.”  [Fox & Friends, 11/9/20]

    • Fox host on promising vaccine news: “Are you finding the timing curious? We had an election a week ago.” [Fox & Friends, 11/9/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: “Many are trying to steal this election from President Trump. There is no doubt about it.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “Democracy is always a voluntary arrangement. Telling voters to shut up is never enough. ... We need to find out exactly what happened in this election. And there are questions, and that means we have to answer them.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson's guest called for Republicans to “raise their voices” against “national mask mandates.”  [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/9/20]

    • Laura Ingraham attacked Biden's announced pandemic task force: “Lockdowns, masks, none of it seemed to stem the virus.” [The Ingraham Angle, 11/9/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo spoke with Republican lawyer Cleta Mitchell, who claimed it was a “left-wing organization that sued the state of Georgia” to buy Dominion equipment. In fact, years of litigation forced Georgia to abandon a previous, totally paperless voting system, which was found to be insecure. [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria, 11/10/20]

    • Tucker Carlson said, “Democrats believe vaccines are the answer to everything. Don’t ask questions; just take the shot.” Carlson has a history of pushing vaccine conspiracy theories. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/10/20]

    • Ingraham and Dr. Scott Atlas attack Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying that he has become a “political animal.”  [The Ingraham Angle, 11/10/20]

    • Sidney Powell suggested that “one of our theories” is that defects in the Dominion voting systems were intentionally placed there by China, “because I think there is a high likelihood that it is China, for the benefit of Joe Biden, that did this election rigging.” [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria, 11/11/20]

    • Tucler Carlson claimed, “An authoritarian fantasizes about controlling you, and coronavirus has given the perfect pretext to do that. Now, they force their way into your home." [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/11/20]

    • Fox News ran false comparisons between Biden chief of staff Ron Klain's 2014 comment agreeing with a Vox article that called gerrymandered districts “rigged” and Trump's baseless conspiracy theories of mass voter fraud. [Fox News @ Night, 11/11/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo asked Rudy Giuliani: “Another source was telling me that there was money behind the Dominion Voting programs from outside of the United States. Are you seeing money coming from places like Venezuela and Cuba?” Giuliani claimed that Dominion is “a foreign company — that raises questions immediately, why are we having a foreign company do our elections? It is Canada — maybe,” before he then connected it to Venezuela and the Chavez regime. By the end of the discussion, Giuliani was calling Dominion “a Venezuelan company that has Chinese parts in it” and claimed that “the Dominion results go back to a main computer somewhere that could have capacity to change the votes.” This is wildly misleading. [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria, 11/12/20]

    • Fox & Friends attacked the comments of Biden's pandemic adviser who called for more action to slow the spread of the virus. [Fox & Friends, 11/12/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: Dr. Tony Fauci is on “a jihad of sorts against the Trump presidency.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/12/20]

    • Fox says Benghazi could play a role in Senate confirmation for Biden’s secretary of state. [The Story, 11/12/20]

    • Fox anchor: “Everyone accepts skepticism about what this looks like. There’s something like 70% of Republicans think that there's not a free and fair election.”  [The Story, 11/12/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “There's good reason here not to have confidence or not to believe this is fair. ... we owe it to the American people to do all due diligence and make sure that every legal vote is counted. Now sadly, that’s especially hard to do in states with widespread mail-in voting.” [Hannity, 11/12/20]

    • Laura Ingraham criticizes businesses for saying they will require proof customers and workers have received the coronavirus vaccine. [The Ingraham Angle, 11/12/20]

    • Fox's John Roberts: Donald Trump does seem “to be winning, even as he is losing in the current vote count." [Bill Hemmer Reports, 11/13/20]

    • Sidney Powell tells Lou Dobbs that she had evidence voter fraud had been “organized and conducted with the help of Silicon Valley people, the big tech companies, the social media companies and even the media companies.” She also promised she would “release the Kraken” to prove it. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/13/20]

    • Fox News promo hypes “opinion” hosts casting doubt on election results. [The Story, 11/13/20]

    • Fox News' medical correspondent calls testing for coronavirus a “pseudo-religion.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/13/20]

    • Fox host: “Republicans will keep losing” if they don’t make it more difficult to vote. [Hannity, 11/13/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: Increasing immigration will lead to “a more dangerous America." [The Ingraham Angle, 11/13/20]

    • Rudy Giuliani railed against election systems company Smartmatic, saying, “The chairman of Smartmatic is a close business associate of George Soros.” Conspiracy theories about Smartmatic ultimately led right-wing media to face legal threats. [Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, 11/15/20]

    • Fox's chief breaking news correspondent: Fox News prime time “stands for what is right.” [America's Newsroom, 11/16/20]

    • Fox “straight news” anchor says that debunked conspiracy theories of Sidney Powell “sounded convincing.” Fox ran dozens of segments casting doubt or pushing conspiracies about the election in this time frame. [Bill Hemmer Reports, 11/16/20]

      Claims on Fox News that cast doubt or pushed conspiracy theories about the election

    • As the country hits a crisis moment with the pandemic, a Fox host declared: “We're not in a crisis moment.” [The Five, 11/16/20]

    • Lou Dobbs: “This is a war. This is a battle for the control of our government.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/16/20]

    • On Fox News, Dr. Scott Atlas encourages large holiday gatherings: “For many people, this is their last Thanksgiving.” [The Story, 11/16/20]

    • Tucker Carlson says current spike in coronavirus cases is proof lockdowns didn't work. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/16/20]

    • Carlson announces that his show would expand across Fox News. Subsequently, Fox “straight news” programs featured Carlson segments in an attempt to fend off far-right challenge from networks like Newsmax. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/16/20]

    • Fox hosts bash restrictions on Thanksgiving gatherings — after acknowledging that large holiday gatherings are dangerous. [Fox & Friends, 11/17/20]

    • Fox Business host calls COVID-19 Thanksgiving guidelines “separation of families.” [Fox & Friends, 11/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson's guest compares pandemic restrictions to experience of “second-rate slaves” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/17/20]

    • Carlson's guest complained about increased restrictions in Oregon due to the pandemic worsening. Fox's “straight news” program the next day reaired the comments. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/17/20]

    • Sean Hannity attacks Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for allowing election results to stand. [Hannity, 11/17/20]

    • Hannity suggests that the upcoming Georgia runoff may not be a fair and free election. [Hannity, 11/17/20

    • Laura Ingraham guest: “Social distancing doesn't work, quarantining doesn't work, masks don't work.” [The Ingraham Angle, 11/17/20]

    • Fox’s “straight news” side delivered a segment about the failed attempt by Republican canvassing board members in Wayne County, Michigan, to block certification of the votes from the majority-minority city of Detroit, falsely presenting it as a legitimate story about supposed voter fraud. [America’s Newsroom, 11/18/20]

    • Chief breaking news correspondent Trace Gallagher anchored a news brief that seemed to have little purpose other than to tell viewers what Tucker Carlson thinks about coronavirus restrictions. Over two days, Fox’s “news” programs aired clips from those three “opinion” shows at least 17 times. [America’s Newsroom, 11/18/20]

    • Sean Hannity defends the Michigan canvassing board from accusations of racism and misconduct after they refused to certify votes from Detroit. [Hannity, 11/18/20]

    • Lou Dobbs talked up Giuliani and Powell's unhinged press conference: “Sidney Powell cited a whistleblower's stunning affidavit. It says Smartmatic's technology was used to rig elections in Venezuela, it is now in the, quote, DNA of every vote-tabulating company's software and system. Smartmatic and Dominion deny those charges. But Sidney Powell argues that algorithms in the Smartmatic software were used to change results in the presidential election.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/19/20]

    • Fox co-hosts defended Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani following their deranged press conference. [The Five, 11/19/20]

    • Martha MacCallum blames “both sides” for Donald Trump's failure to admit defeat: “It's been fraught on both sides from day one and who knows what we would be seeing on their side if the outcome had been different.”  [The Story, 11/19/20]

    • Tucker Carlson uses Powell and Giuliani's press conference to attack the media: “Is any of that provable, is it true? Well, we should find out, and not because Michigan is a swing state. Voter fraud is a direct attack on our democracy, but the media don't want to know, they're not interested.”  [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/19/20]

    • Tucker Carlson calls for Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to be fired “immediately” for praising diversity. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/19/20]

    • Discussing the Senate runoffs in Georgia, Carlson called Rev. Raphael Warnock “a fake minister with a tax exemption,” adding, “If you have the wrong skin color, this guy thinks you’re fundamentally flawed.” Fox has devoted at least 46 minutes of coverage to Warnock’s sermons in his Atlanta church, two-thirds of which took his statements out of context to claim he’s a “radical.” Fox has launched other racist attacks on Warnock as well. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/19/20]

    • Fox News legal analyst says that journalists are not entitled to see Powell and Giuliani's evidence: “The unabashed arrogance of the media was on full display today, as they were demanding to see the evidence. They’re not entitled to see the evidence.” [Hannity, 11/19/20]

    • Following criticism from Tucker Carlson, Sidney Powell responded with a lengthy and friendly interview with Maria Bartiromo. [Fox Business' Mornings with Maria, 11/20/20]

    • Geraldo Rivera: “Why not name the vaccine the Trump?” [Fox & Friends11/20/20]

    • Fox host: Americans “will be eating zoo animals” if Democrats get their way. [The Five, 11/20/20]

    • Tucker Carlson on calls to lock up political opponents: “It's not right-wingers, it's the other side.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/20/20]

    • Fox host: “It is premature to declare that Joe Biden is the president-elect.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 11/22/20]

    • Fox host on pandemic protocols: “Mandates crush your soul, they crush your spirit, they bring you down, and something as simple as air flight becomes a complicated endeavor.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 11/22/20]

    • Fox contributor downplays COVID-19 Thanksgiving concerns: “Big government Marxism, this is the one space they've been trying to penetrate for a long time, which are American families.” [Fox & Friends, 11/23/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: “The 2020 election was not fair. No honest person would say it was fair.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/23/20]

    • Fox guest compares Black Lives Matter to ISIS. [Hannity, 11/23/20]

    • Sidney Powell appears on Fox to push unhinged election conspiracies [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/24/20]

    • Lou Dobbs airs a chyron reading “The Battle for the White House” even as the network called the election weeks earlier. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/24/20]

    • Howard Kurtz criticizes Joe Biden for hiring people who have appeared on cable news. [Special Report with Bret Baier11/24/20]

    • Tucker Carlson warns Biden DHS choice Alejandro Mayorkas will turn America into “a different country overnight.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/24/20]

    • Tucker Carlson misled about a bill to address discrimination against Black farmers. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 11/24/20]

    • Fox contributor accuses Pope Francis of involvement in globalist “great reset” conspiracy theory. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 11/29/20]

    • Fox host thanks former candidate for “keeping up the fight” to get mail-in ballots thrown out. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 11/29/20]

    • Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo hosted President Donald Trump for an extended appearance on her show, where he told numerous lies as part of his democracy-undermining effort to claim that he actually won the 2020 presidential election. Bartiromo offered no pushback to Trump’s lies, and in fact she encouraged him to lie at length about the election. [Sunday Morning Futures, 11/29/20]

    • Fox host: “There may not be enough evidence for a court system, but there should be enough evidence for state legislators to change their electors.” [Fox & Friends11/30/20]

    • Dr. Birx said masks can help stop coronavirus spread in the home. A Fox host says he won't do it. [Fox & Friends, 11/30/20]

    • Fox “straight news” ramps up coverage of sham Arizona meeting after Trump complains on Twitter. [Outnumbered Overtime, 11/30/20]

    • Hosting Sidney Powell, Lou Dobbs calls on Trump to take “drastic action” over nonexistent election fraud. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 11/30/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “I don't vet the information on this program that I give out.” [Hannity, 11/30/20]

  • December

    • Fox host is amazed when told that a mask mandate slowed the spread of the coronavirus. [Fox & Friends, 12/1/20]

    • Lou Dobbs accuses Bill Barr of being “compromised” by “the deep state” for admitting that there is no evidence of anything that would overturn the election results. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 12/1/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: Calls for anti-racist police reform are a “sick religion” “all over the Anglo world.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 12/1/20]

    • Amid coronavirus surge, Ingraham lashes out at media outlets over hydroxychloroquine. Ingraham misleads about a controversial study, while evidence continues to accumulate showing that the anti-malarial drug is ineffective against COVID-19. [The Ingraham Angle, 12/1/20]

    • After the pandemic's deadliest day yet, Fox News promoted a business flouting basic COVID-19 protocols. The bar's owner would later allegedly hit a sheriff's deputy with his car, injuring him. [The Five, 12/2/20]

    • Lou Dobbs warns there “will not be a quiet surrender” if election results aren't overturned. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, 12/2/20]

    • Fox flagship “straight news” program downplays Trump’s lies about the election. [Special Report, 12/2/20]

    • Fox guest Mike Rowe said that “something amazing is going on right now, and, you know, I think that what’s happening in Staten Island is sort of indicative of the old expression, you know, ‘you can forgive people for being wrong or even for being stupid, but hypocrisy is a hard thing to get over.’” Rowe was referring to a Staten Island bar that refused to adhere to COVID-19 protocols even as the pandemic worsened. [The Story, 12/2/20]

    • Tucker Carlson attacks Dr. Fauci and says he should “never work in public policy again.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 12/2/20]

    • Carlson hosted one of the owners of the Staten Island bar ignoring pandemic protocols for the second night in a row, lamenting that he “was arrested in a city where people push human beings in front of subway trains and get away with it.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 12/2/20]

    • Fox News' homepage touted Trump's deranged and lie-filled speech challenging election results, framing it as “Trump unleashes on why Biden can't be president.” The network also sent out a push alert promoting the speech. [12/2/20]

    • Fox guest baselessly said that the COVID-19 vaccine is “downright dangerous” and will send you “to your doom.” [The Ingraham Angle, 12/2/20]

    • Fox hosts acknowledged that the previous day had “the highest death toll since the pandemic started,” but the hosts quickly pivoted to hailing the Staten Island bar’s defiance as “the canary in the coal mine” for Americans to rise up against “the oppressive way in which politicians are shutting them down. [Fox & Friends, 12/3/20]

    • Fox ran a segment discussing Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s investigation into the voter registration organization New Georgia Project, discussing hypothetical voter fraud, but entirely failing to mention an active investigation into Republican voter fraud efforts in the state. Florida attorney Bill Price encouraged Republicans in Florida to register to vote in Georgia in the lead up to the January Senate runoff. [America's Newsroom, 12/3/20]

    • Fox “straight news” also promoted the Staten Island bar, with anchor Trace Gallagher telling one of the co-owners that “it looks like support and momentum are going your way,” a reference to the supportive crowd outside the bar -- which also included members of the extremist group known as the Proud Boys, who went unmentioned. [America's Newsroom, 12/3/20]

    • Fox host calls for sheriffs to monitor voting locations in Georgia runoff elections. [The Five, 12/3/20]

    • Fox News has been promoting a surveillance video of a polling site in Georgia, which allegedly shows Democratic election workers counting ballots from suitcases after hours, while their Republican counterparts were absent. The video, originally presented by the Trump campaign to the Georgia Senate, was hyped on Fox’s December 3 prime-time shows and on the following day’s morning show, Fox & Friends. Although a correspondent reported that these allegations are “simply not true,” the following “straight news” show, America’s Newsroom, continued to cover the debunked claim as evidence that supposedly raised serious questions about election integrity. [Fox News, 12/3/20 and 12/4/20]

    • Tucker Carlson dismisses loss of life from the pandemic: “Death is inevitable.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight12/3/20]

    • Carlson mocks warnings that 250,000 more people could die of coronavirus by January. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 12/3/20]

    • Carlson compares Biden staffer Symone Sanders to segregationist George Wallace. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 12/3/20]

    • Fox contributor: “Economic lockdowns, we know, they are causing as much if not more damage than the virus itself.” [Special Report, 12/4/20]

    • Sean Hannity attacks Georgia's Republican secretary of state for not investigating bogus claims of election fraud. [Hannity, 12/4/20]

    • Rudy Giuliani tells Sean Hannity that state legislators should overturn the election: “The simple fact is, we don't need courts” [Hannity, 12/4/20]

    • Days after calling for a military coup, Michael Flynn tells Jeanine Pirro that governors should “not certify these elections.” [Justice with Judge Jeanine, 12/5/20]

    • Fox hosts called for business owners and the public at large to defy the new restrictions, often inaccurately characterizing them as a “lockdown.” [Fox & Friends Weekend, 12/6/20]

    • Fox Business host Stuart Varney trumpeted what he called “a growing mood of defiance and revolt” among the owners of restaurants, bars, gyms, and other small businesses later that morning. “I think that revolt may be more organized as we go toward the holiday period” and is “justified,” he added. [Fox & Friends Weekend, 12/6/20]

    • As pandemic deaths soared, Fox host called for a “lockdown rebellion.” [The Next Revolution12/6/20]

    • Fox News blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for supposedly blocking coronavirus relief aid — when in fact, it has been Republicans who have insisted on a smaller package for months. [Fox & Friends12/7/20]

    • Newt Gingrich declares, “I believe Trump probably did actually carry Georgia.” (Trump lost Georgia.) [Fox & Friends12/7/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo and Newt Gingrich push a stream of debunked conspiracy theories about the election. [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria12/7/20]

    • Fox Business host says that Americans don't want another check from the federal government: “We don't want to be dependent.” [Fox & Friends12/7/20]

    • Fox hosts touted right-wing law enforcement officials who say they will not enforce coronavirus restrictions. [Fox & Friends12/7/20]

    • After several days of heavily promoting a Staten Island, New York, bar for flouting COVID-19 guidelines, Fox News is still touting Mac’s Public House even after its co-owner was arrested early December 6 for allegedly hitting a New York sheriff’s deputy with his car while fleeing arrest -- and reportedly continuing to drive “with the injured deputy clinging to the hood.” Fox is also using the story about the bar owner’s defiance to encourage other small businesses to ignore pandemic guidelines, even if they get arrested for doing so. [America's Newsroom, 12/7/20]

    • Lou Dobbs complains that not enough Republicans are supporting Trump's attempted coup. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight12/7/20]

    • Dobbs claims Arizona lawmakers are using coronavirus as an excuse to not investigate bogus claims of voter fraud [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight12/7/20]

    • Newt Gingrich: Republicans in Georgia “have to win by a bigger margin than Stacey Abrams can steal.” [Hannity12/07/20]

    • Sean Hannity compares a bar owner arrested after hitting a sheriff with his car to Eric Garner. [Hannity12/07/20]

    • A Fox “straight news” program explicitly promoted Trump's attempted coup. [Outnumbered Overtime12/7/20]

    • Sean Hannity cited purported evidence that the 2020 presidential election was tainted by fraud that was so obviously bogus that it had previously been rejected by the fringe-right One America News network. [Hannity12/7/20]

    • Fox News accuses Biden’s nominees of being unqualified, after previously having celebrated Trump’s cabinet for a lack of qualifications. [America's Newsroom, 12/8/20]

    • Dana Perino: Biden should show “a little bit of grace and gratitude” to Trump for COVID-19 vaccines. [The Daily Briefing12/8/20]

    • Fox host: Asking about possible COVID-19 spread at White House party is “hostility towards a sitting president.” [The Daily Briefing12/8/20]

    • Lou Dobbs calls the Supreme Court “cowardly” for denying Republican appeal to overturn the election. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight12/8/20]

    • Sean Hannity: Texas legal challenge is “very serious” because states that voted for Trump were “disenfranchised” by election results. [Hannity12/8/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: “You know what the biggest lie is, is that restaurants are spreaders of COVID.” Ingraham, of course, was completely wrong. [The Ingraham Angle12/8/20]

    • Fox Business host slams COVID-19 restaurant restrictions on outdoor dining: “It’s not even the people who eat there, it’s the employees” who are at risk. [Fox & Friends12/9/20]

    • Fox & Friends goes full War on Christmas, after over 2,600 Americans died from the pandemic the day before. [Fox & Friends12/9/20]

    • Fox hosted the Texas attorney general to promote his lawsuit to overturn the election. [Fox & Friends, 12/9/20]

    • Tucker Carlson attacks YouTube for not allowing election misinformation on the platform: “This is just flat out totalitarian control over the population.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight12/9/20]

    • Laura Ingraham on funding schools reopening: “Republicans shouldn't give them a penny.” [The Ingraham Angle12/9/20]

    • A Fox anchor was furious after a panelist noted that the show was ignoring over 3,000 COVID-19 deaths the day before. [Outnumbered12/10/20]

    • A Fox “straight news” program mentioned Benghazi more than the over 3,100 people who died from the pandemic the day before. [Outnumbered Overtime12/10/20]

    • Sidney Powell tells Lou Dobbs the 2020 election was subject to a “cyber Pearl Harbor” attack. [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight12/10/20]

    • Lou Dobbs tells Sidney Powell, “I will be glad to put forward on this broadcast whatever evidence you have, and we'll be glad to do it immediately. We will work overnight. We will -- we will take up whatever air we're permitted beyond this broadcast.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight12/10/20]

    • Fox Business guest praises Texas' lawsuit to overturn the election: “A clever argument and it may work." [Fox Business' The Evening Edit12/10/20]

    • Mark Levin invokes the Holocaust while complaining about Hunter Biden coverage. [Hannity12/10/20]

    • Sean Hannity asked about Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on his prime-time show: “Do you trust the judgment of a guy who had a yearslong relationship with a Chinese spy? And why the hell is he anywhere near the House Intelligence Committee?” According to the Axios report Hannity was citing, Swalwell “immediately cut off all ties” in 2015 when alerted by officials and “has not been accused of any wrongdoing.” Others on Fox made similar misleading attacks. [Hannity12/10/20]

    • After more than 3,000 Americans died from the pandemic, Fox News didn't mention the death toll in prime time at all. [12/10/20]

    • Tucker Carlson and his guest promoted disinformation and fearmongering about the Biden administration rejoining the Paris accord, America’s carbon emissions, and Biden’s position on fracking, as well as rank climate change denial. The segment also included attacks on incoming climate envoy John Kerry, providing another preview of what Fox’s stance will be during the Biden administration. [Tucker Carlson Tonight, 12/11/20]

    • Sean Hannity: “How does anybody trust the election results?” [Hannity12/11/20]

    • As the pandemic death toll soars, Laura Ingraham declares the virus “a lot less lethal than previously thought.” [The Ingraham Angle12/11/20]

    • Laura Ingraham mocks the COVID-19 fatality rate even as thousands die a day. [The Ingraham Angle12/11/20]

    • Fox gave former Fox contributor and current Texas GOP Chairman Allen West a friendly platform to explain and justify his statement that “law-abiding states” should secede. [Fox & Friends Weekend12/13/20]

    • Even as the Electoral College voted, Maria Bartiromo pushed conspiracy theories to “stop and overturn this election.” [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria Bartiromo12/14/20]

    • Fox promoted fake “elector” slates for Donald Trump in states won by Joe Biden. [Fox & Friends, 12/14/20]

    • Lou Dobbs reports Bill Barr's resignation and immediately calls for investigations into the Biden family, the election and “Obamagate.” [Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight12/14/20]

    • Fox News host Tucker Carlson joined the right-wing media pile-up, begun on Friday by Wall Street Journal columnist Joseph Epstein, who criticized Jill Biden for preferring to use her full title, “Dr. Jill Biden,” for her doctorate in education. But while Carlson also ridiculed the incoming first lady for her education, it turns out Carlson has had no objection to honoring the title of “doctor” for non-physicians when it served his own agenda — that is, when their titles might boost the credibility of the conservative narratives he sought to advance on his show. Carlson would flail around similarly the following day. [Tucker Carlson Tonight12/14/20]

    • Laura Ingraham: COVID is “less lethal than the flu.” [The Ingraham Angle12/14/20]

    • Laura Ingraham says COVID vaccinations may not be necessary in North and South Dakota thanks to “herd immunity.” [The Ingraham Angle12/14/20]

    • Ingraham played a series of cable news clips that showed medical experts or TV news figures allegedly criticizing Trump for “promising to deliver a vaccine to the American people by the end of the year.” Except all but one of Ingraham’s clips were taken out of context to suggest arguments that were not actually made. [The Ingraham Angle12/14/20]

    • Lou Dobbs touts Michigan “audit” by group with QAnon links. [Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs Tonight12/15/20]

    • Tucker Carlson: George Soros is to blame for Americans “being robbed, raped, and killed.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight12/15/20]

    • Laura Ingraham calls pandemic restrictions “a naked power grab by the medical cartel.” [The Ingraham Angle12/15/20]

    • Touting fake GOP electors in states Trump lost, Fox Business guest declares that Biden is not the president-elect. [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria12/16/20]

    • Laura Ingraham encourages viewers to gather for the holidays. [The Ingraham Angle12/16/20]

    • Laura Ingraham and her guest launched attacks on Joe Biden's announced climate czar, former EPA head Gina McCarthy, repeating debunked talking points about the Obama administration. [The Ingraham Angle12/16/20]

    • Brian Kilmeade says Joe Biden is president-elect “according to some." [Fox & Friends12/17/20]

    • Ainsley Earhardt says Joe Biden is “what they're calling president-elect.” [Fox & Friends12/17/20]

    • Georgia sheriffs held a press conference attacking Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, but conservative media often declined to mention that the sheriffs are all Republicans. Fox used deceptively partial framing in a chyron claiming that “law enforcement officials warn of Dem Senate bids.” [Fox & Friends12/17/20]

    • Fox contributor says that the proposed pandemic relief bill will “force” workers “on the government dole forever.” [Fox & Friends12/17/20]

    • Fox News uses video of Times Square in a snowstorm to claim New York City is empty due to crime and the pandemic. [America's Newsroom12/17/20]

    • Fox host: People who wear masks “treat it as a virtue signal that they're better, more scientific minded, smarter than you.” [America's Newsroom12/17/20]

    • Tucker Carlson on vaccines: “Have a vaccine and a smile. Just do it. How are the rest of us supposed to respond to a marketing campaign like this? Well, nervously.” [Tucker Carlson Tonight12/17/20]

    • Maria Bartiromo promoted Trump's grossly erroneous attacks on Section 230, saying, “They are not a bulletin board. They have suppressed news against anything that is against their guy.” In reality, Section 230 protects websites and internet service providers from being held liable for actions taken by their users, and eliminating it would almost certainly increase the amount of restricted content. [Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria12/18/20]

    • Tucker Carlson claims vaccine distribution is “eugenics” against white people. [Tucker Carlson Tonight12/18/20]

    • Fox News villainized Rep. Eric Swalwell for the massive hack that happened on Trump's watch. According to the Axios report implicitly being referenced, Swalwell “immediately cut off all ties” in 2015 with the person in question when alerted by officials and “has not been accused of any wrongdoing.” Others on Fox made similar misleading attacks. [Fox Business News' The Evening Edit12/18/20]

    • Fox News contributor dismisses report of Trump floating martial law when meeting with conspiracy theorists in the Oval Office. The network went silent regarding reports in both The New York Times and Axios that Trump is flirting with martial law. The news outlets reported over the weekend that Trump met with conspiracy theorist attorney Sidney Powell and his disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, with Trump pondering whether to seize voting machines for examination, and perhaps even to appoint Powell as a special counsel to investigate the election. [MediaBuzz12/20/20]

    • Fox guest Charlie Kirk hailed the state of Vermont for abolishing slavery in 1777, but Vermont was an independent republic until 1791. [Fox & Friends, 12/21/20]

    • Fox host claims that far-right protesters who violently stormed the Oregon state capitol are “not against America.” [America’s Newsroom12/22/20]

    • Fox News contributor defends far-right Oregon protesters storming the state capitol: “Who can blame them?” [Outnumbered12/22/20]

    • After repeatedly calling for Trump to pardon war criminals, Fox host Pete Hegseth thanked Trump for doing so. [Fox & Friends, 12/23/20]