contributor Jonah Goldberg chastised the network's prime-time host Laura Ingraham
for "fearmongering" about COVID-19 vaccines
In a column published this week in the Los Angeles
Times, Goldberg called conservatives
' vaccine skepticism and hysteria over President Joe Biden
's door-to-door vaccination
“When Donald Trump
was president, Operation Warp Speed was an own-the-libs triumph,” he wrote, referring to the Trump White House
program to speed up the development and production of coronavirus
Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, said on her
show in November that “the stunning success of President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed caught team apocalypse totally off guard. Don’t you love it?”
However, “now she and many other right-wing media
figures are engaged in fearmongering over the alleged dangers of vaccines that we would not have had if Trump had not intervened,” Goldberg added.
On her show, Ingraham falsely claimed that coronavirus lockdowns are preparing the public for future climate-related lockdowns, labeled warnings about surging infections as "disinformation
," and advised viewers to "move on" from the pandemic
as cases soared.
Read the entire essay by Goldberg here.