The president and anchors of FOX News were advised to go into quarantine after exposure to virus in chartered flight. Image: Disclosure / FOX News
The Fox News president and several anchors of the station, considered as an ally of the president Donald Trump, were advised to quarantine after being exposed to a person who tested positive for covid-19, reported The New York Times.
The network confirmed the episode to “Variety” magazine, but declined to name names on the grounds of “the need to keep information confidential about private health”.
The infected person – who had no identity revealed – embarked on a chartered flight from Nashville to New York with a group of executives, journalists and other network professionals who participated in the coverage of the presidential debate, held on Thursday, between Trump and Joe Biden. Everyone on board is expected to test and quarantine.
On the list are Jay Wallace, president of Fox News Media; Bret Baier, the main political anchor; Martha MacCallum, the anchor of Fox’s 7 pm show, “The Story”; and Dana Perino and Juan Williams, two hosts for “The Five”.
According to “NYT”, FOX News has been the fastest channel in its return to face-to-face work in the newsroom, when compared to its main competitors, such as CNN and MSNBC.
The newspaper also recalled that “Fox did not always treat coronavirus as the serious and potentially fatal disease that is “.
In February and March, when the virus spread in the United States, for example, “anchors and commentators like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham repeatedly echoed the claims of Trump that the media and Democrats were exaggerating the issue to undermine him politically. “