After Fox News rejected a promo from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for a live streamed event that seeks to prove that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Lindell has pulled his ads from the network. CNN’s Brian Stelter has the story.
Brian Stelter says any change in tune about vaccines was subtle and short-lived on Fox. “What you see in right wing media is this general anti-vaccine rhetoric,” Oliver Darcy says, even though the vaccines were developed while Donald Trump was president.
Brian Stelter says Donald Trump’s continued promotion of the Big Lie makes sense “when viewed through the prism of narcissism.” He also points out that political reporters are becoming more explicit about describing Trump’s “delusions.”
Brian Stelter says news coverage sometimes misses the nuances of Covid-19 risks, like the fact that the current surge in cases is “very unevenly distributed.” He says “we all have to think more like risk calculators” when covering and dealing with Covid.”
President Joe Biden urged more Americans to take advantage of COVID-19 vaccinations on a trip to North Carolina on Thursday as the rate of inoculations slows despite a nationwide effort to get shots in arms to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Gloria Tso reports.
During a panel discussion on Republican lawmakers’ split messaging on coronavirus vaccines, CNN senior political analyst Kirsten Powers had blunt words for GOP members saying the guidance is too confusing.
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) set the record straight about the events of January 6 when a radio show caller demanded to know the name of the Capitol Police officer who fatally shot Ashli Babbitt, a California woman who took part in the riot.
CNN’s Gary Tuchman visits a county in Northwestern Colorado where the vaccination rate is low and the Covid-19 infection rate is high. The area is represented by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who is in defiance of new Covid rules on Capitol Hill.
A pharmacy in the Tampa Bay area of Florida started making home visits to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to those unable to get outdoors as the Delta variant causes a spike in cases in the state and around the nation. Conway G. Gittens has more.