Stephen Colbert tore into Fox News on Tuesday for airing anti-vaccination conspiracy theories and other coronavirus misinformation even as surveys showed that many in the right-wing network’s core demographic were refusing the shot.
“It’s no surprise,” Colbert said. “It’s right there in Fox News’s slogan: ‘We report. You just died.’”
Colbert played a clip in which “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade said choosing not to take the COVID-19 vaccine was all about freedom and suggested that people who refuse the jab and don’t wear a mask are just like people who enjoy cliff-diving.
“You don’t have to check with me,” Kilmeade said. “It seems a little dangerous, but I’m not gonna judge you.”
Colbert tweaked that comparison.
“That analogy does work if you first strap that cliff-jumper to a group of old people,” he said.
See more in Colbert’s monologue: