Jimmy Kimmel Slams Fox News for Its Pandemic Hypocrisy After Fox Extends Stay at Home Order for Employees
Comedian and Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel has been a favorite target of Republicans, especially in recent weeks.
President Donald Trump has frequently targeted Kimmel on Twitter, calling him a "wacko last placer" and chiding him for his show's ratings.
The President's followers were quick to echo the online belligerence, leading Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney to tweet, "To all the Trumpers who wished death upon me and my children on Mother's Day, you can take the 'Christian' out of your bio now."
Despite this aggression from Trump and his Republican allies, Kimmel isn't backing down when it comes to holding them accountable.
His latest target was one of the President's favorite networks, Fox News, whose primetime talent has routinely dismissed the threat posed by the virus that's left over 80 thousand Americans dead.
But even as the network follows Trump's lead in calling for lockdown orders to be scaled back and repeatedly downplaying the virus, its own staff will work from home until at least June 15.
Jimmy Kimmel wasn't here for that hypocrisy in the quarantine version of his show's monologue.
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"At Fox News, which is the little engine behind the back-to-work movement, they just decided to keep their offices closed through June 15th. Isn't that something? Fox News, the ones who are making fun of people cowering at home, is advising its employees to stay home. Because apparently, they don't get their news from Fox News."
He wasn't the only one to notice the hypocrisy.
The directors and management of Fox seem to have some sense of responsibility to their employees--but not to their… https://t.co/S3fNugMmLY— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol)1589288390.0
Fox Corp extends work-from-home for employees while Fox News hosts tell their millions of viewers to go out into cr… https://t.co/s6AI2KGx1j— Brian Tashman (@Brian Tashman)1589255590.0
While they rant on-air about the need to "reopen the country" immediately, Fox News employees will continue to work… https://t.co/gtIMAjDFV3— FactsMatter (@FactsMatter)1589261095.0
Some Fox News hosts are urging viewers to demand to dine IN at Quiznos for freedom or something while the company… https://t.co/QUE8xGZDuW— Max Tani (@Max Tani)1589256429.0
Fox News has been prodding its viewers to get out there and mix it up with people. Meanwhile, Fox News staffers wil… https://t.co/tnLI3VK0Of— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob)1589257142.0
They haven't stopped calling out the Fox News host promoting misinformation about the virus and the health experts warning against it.
Imagine being so broken as a human being that instead of using your enormous platform to urge the President to inve… https://t.co/m5l5naJzAt— God Emperor (@God Emperor)1589342031.0
This is why we’re all dead https://t.co/L1oCybzFYV— Peter Zizzo (@Peter Zizzo)1589342200.0
Trust fund baby, still not loved by daddy, yells at smart man. https://t.co/qBgmA5pkkE— John Daly (@John Daly)1589364914.0
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