The NY Times Smears Fox News by Blaming it for a Bar Owner’s Death

The New York Times continues to cement its status as one of the most dishonest mainstream media outlets in America.

Ginia Bellafante recently wrote a piece where she used the death of Joe Joyce, owner of Brooklyn’s JJ Bubbles bar, to take a shot at Fox News and Trump.

On March 1, Joyce and his spouse went on a cruise to Spain. Joyce was an avid viewer of Fox News, namely Sean Hannity. The Fox News host went on air to say that Americans were getting “unnecessarily” scared by “this new hoax.”

Bellafante wrote that Fox “took the virus more seriously, but the Joyces were long gone by then.” In sum, Joyce died because he listened to Fox according to Bellafante.

But as the New York Post noted, “The Joyces were actually long gone by the time Hannity said those words, March 9. And there’s no indication their decision had anything to do with Fox or that Joyce contracted the coronavirus on the cruise.”

Ironically, Bellante herself downplayed the virus.

“I fundamentally don’t understand the panic,” Bellante tweeted on February 27, 2020. “Virus is not deadly in vast majority of cases.”

 

In fact, many people, which includes Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also did not take the Wuhan virus threat seriously at that time. However, the Times, like most of the mainstream media, has been trying to scapegoat Trump and conservative outlets for not taking the Wuhan virus seriously.

“Arizona Man Dies After Taking Chemical in Coronavirus Treatment Touted by President Trump,” a Time magazine headline read. This case was about a man who ingested fish-tank cleaner containing chloroquine phosphate.

It’s become clear that mainstream media has an agenda that is all about attacking Trump and advancing globalist narratives instead of actually reporting on the news.