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Joe Biden, At CNN Town Hall, Suggests Fox News Hosts Have Had An “Altar Call” With Latest Vaccine Push

President Joe Biden, participating in his second CNN town hall since taking office, suggested that Fox News hosts have had a recent “altar call” by now promoting vaccinations as opposed to skepticism.

Biden suggested that he was “feeling better” because “one of those other networks is not a big fan of mine,” but “if you notice, as they say in the southern part of my state, they have had an altar call, some of those guys. All of the sudden they are out there saying, ‘Let’s get vaccinated. Let’s get vaccinated.’ They very people before this were saying…” The president stopped himself.

“I shouldn’t make fun of this. That’s good. It’s good. We just have to keep telling the truth.”

On Monday, Fox News host Sean Hannity told viewers: “I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccinations. But I’m not a doctor. I’ve been pressured to tell people what to do. I’m telling people this: I want my audience to live. I don’t want anyone dying from this thing. It’s dangerous, take it seriously.” Earlier in the day, Fox & Friends co-host told viewers, “If you have the chance, get the shot, it will save your life.” As Covid-19 cases rise among the unvaccinated, there has been a renewed focus on misinformation and the role that conservative commentators have played in feeding public doubt and mistrust. During the same hour of the CNN town hall, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had as a guest Charlie Kirk, a vaccine skeptic who has engaged in wild speculation about deaths of people after they got the shot.

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