Fox News’ Heavy Hitters Covid Scare Sends Network into Panic

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Some of the biggest names at Fox News Channel are now under quarantine after flying together on a private plane.

According to USA Today, a memo from the network to employees disclosed that “a few” individuals within the organization tested positive for coronavirus.

One of the people who tested positive was on a private plane which took Fox News personnel to last week’s presidential debate in Nashville.

Fox News has not disclosed who tested positive, but according to the AP Fox News Hosts Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, and Fox News President Jay Wallace were on site for the debate.

According to the Daily Beast, the stars have been advised to quarantine and undergo regular testing.

Baier has acknowledged this and said he’s tested negative three times in a row.

This is posing logistical problems for the network leading up to election night coverage as the network will now only allow “people critical to the broadcast” into headquarters.

MacCallum, Baier, Perino, and Williams were all expected to have large roles during the networks election night coverage.

This is causing chaos for the network.

According to Daily Beast:

“Everyone is in a panic about election night,” said one current Fox News staffer.

All four of those stars were expected to play key in-studio roles for Fox’s election-night coverage. But now it’s unclear how the network plans to proceed with its top talent potentially unable to gather in the same room.

“I believe it will put election night-plans into chaos,” another current Fox staffer told The Daily Beast under condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. “It will be like starting from scratch… It’s not good for anyone.” The employee added: “It’s insane that there’s a possibility the anchors will have to host the biggest night of 2020 from their homes.”

It’s unclear how Fox News will proceed with its election night coverage, but expect it to look much different than it has in the past.



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Gomba
Gomba
28 days ago

yawn….99+% survival. Why the lockdowns?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
28 days ago
Reply to  Gomba

The 1 percent

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
28 days ago
Reply to  Gomba

We are now a nation of spineless wimps!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

220,000 of us are now dead spineless whips.
Any of your grandparents in that group?

Autumn
Autumn
27 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

I’m part of the immunocompromised 1% and you’re full of it. I’ve been on lockdown since March but just because I’ve an issue, doesn’t mean everyone else does. I’ll be confined until a vaccine but others shouldn’t be punished due to my circumstances. But we know, you all only care about your select chosen few, the rest you couldn’t care less about. And your #’s of fatalities is skewed and everyone knows it. Even the CDC is being more honest than you apparently choose to be. They’ve tallied every death as if due to covid for politics only, but reality is just because you have covid and die from a car accident while carrying it doesn’t mean the death was due to the virus, it was due to the car accident. In any case, please carry on as usual as you’re about to see what doing so is going to give you. Like so many others, I didn’t vote in 2016 when my conscience wouldn’t allow me to vote for either. However my ballots already been cast this time and for the first time in my life I have voted a straight republican ticket. I don’t like Trump’s mouth either but you all have become the much bigger evil. Now you’re going to find out that most of us detest bullies and liars.

flashy0ne
flashy0ne
27 days ago
Reply to  Gomba

Because the democrat’s must have something to gripe about. Apparently they will do OR SAY anything to keep the country locked down — this way, Biden doesn’t have to present or say anything. — Our silent “dumb-founded” presidential candidate.

tzwksq
tzwksq
28 days ago

Whatever…send in Jesse and Greg. Your coverage will be fine…

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
28 days ago
Reply to  tzwksq

I love Jesse and Greg when I watch the clips posted from their shows.
Juan would just be a downer with his liberal talking points. He can quarenteen until after the Holidays. He’ll need the time to recover from Trump deranged syndrome.

Hilary Lamothe
Hilary Lamothe
28 days ago

Juan can Quarantine PERMANENTLY, go over to some other loser network… the ones who think Cuba is great!!!

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
27 days ago
Reply to  Hilary Lamothe

He can go join Ship the sinking ship and see how it goes over there.

Rich
Rich
27 days ago

Send Marie Harf, Donna Brazile and Jessica Tarlof along with Chris Hahn with them.

Artist
Artist
27 days ago
Reply to  tzwksq

actually better

Francis G Affolter
Francis G Affolter
28 days ago

I don’t care cause I quit watching fox news, they have to many whiney liberals on there now so I just watch news max

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
28 days ago

News Max has no news reporters, they just selectively regurgitate what news reporters have to say.

Grace
Grace
28 days ago

AON is going to be better than Fox. A young cable news station with lots of new talent and time to grow..

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Grace

A young cable news station with no news reporters, just regurgitators.
It must be comforting to find a ‘news’ outlet that confirms your preconceptions.

Lee C
Lee C
28 days ago

I second Jesse and GG! Add Judge J.

Casey
Casey
28 days ago

They need to get rid of Juan Williams anyway. You see the Covid 19 is not all bad.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
28 days ago
Reply to  Casey

255,000 Americans now think Covid 19 is all bad.
How many deaths will it take for you to see that covid 19 is all bad.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
27 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Albert, pains me to respond to someone with a testa dura, but I can’t help myself.
What are you doing on this site????
The huffpo would welcome you with open arms, where you can spew your dribble.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago

Girly man, how many Americans have died of Covid – 19?
Do you consider them to be drivel?

Philip Hammersley
27 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Only problem is that 255,000 people (inflated) did NOT die OF covid. They died with the virus in them. Most died of heart disease, cancer, pneumonia, or, in one Florida case, in a motorcycle wreck!

Cynthia Perry
Cynthia Perry
27 days ago

But it might have been Covid related. (sarcasm)

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Cynthia Perry

Next to nursing homes hospitals are the very best place to get Covid-19.
No one should drive a motorcycle if they want to avoid Covid-19.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago

Yes the 255,000 number is inflated. At this point the Trump’s CDC is projecting that we will not reach 255,000 until the week before Thanksgiving.

It is medical doctors who sign off on the cause of death.
Doctors by background, intelligence and training tend to be very Conservative.
Why are they lying on death certificates?

People who drive motorcycles get Covid-19. People in motorcycle accidents go to hospitals, and excellent place to pick up Covid-19.

Do you by any chance have any of the details of the Florida motorcycle wreck Covid-19 death?
It is always fun to flesh out anecdotal ‘evidence’.

Bernard L Coxhead
Bernard L Coxhead
27 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

So is rioting and looting but no lockdown there

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
28 days ago
Reply to  Casey

If Covid 19 is not all bad what are the good parts, other than killing people you do nhot much care for?

Isabel
Isabel
28 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

If people never died, the world would tip over from the weight

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
28 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Albert, you are one of the SHEEP! The CDC’s data on COVID Survival Rate by age group:
0-19 years 99.997%
20-49 years 99.98%
50-69 years 99.5%
70+ years 94.6%
Death from Covid 19 is being GROSSLY inflated! We are now a nation of scared spineless wimps.
……………….

Gerry
Gerry
28 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

Ollie — don’t leave out corrupt along with scared and spineless.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
27 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

Ollie, you just can’t fix stupid!
He’s gonna vote for slow joe. That’s all he’s campaigning on.
We all know he has NO AGENDA, except raising taxes and locking us all down.

Shelley
Shelley
27 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

What people aren’t considering is the increase in drug and alcohol problems, suicide and depression – they are all up because of the COVID lockdowns! I see how it is negatively affecting our children. The yearly flu kills people too but we don’t go into lockdowns every year. If we did, we would NEVER be opened. A nurse told me this is the “election infection” and I have to agree.

grinnie
27 days ago
Reply to  Shelley

Shelley, it’s the ControlUs Virus…..

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Shelley

Just imagine what this country would be like without Trump’s leadership.
How in his first three years in office he was able to cut our drug, alcohol, suicide and depression rates by 16.381%

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

As of today the CDC has reported ~8,900,000 cases and ~228,000 deaths for an overall survival rate of 98.4%. The fact that it affects mostly
older people is just too bad for them. Anyway, they are just a drag on our economy, they consume more than they produce.

Who is grossly inflating Covid -19 deaths?
Trump’s CDC whose numbers you just quoted?

dave holt
dave holt
27 days ago
Reply to  Albert Hess

Go ahead and catch it so you can stop whining about it.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  dave holt

My uncle caught it.
He quit whining on August 14, 2020 @ 8:41 pm, cause of death, pneumonia, due to his bodies reaction to the Covid -19 virus.
We was a lifelong whiner.
The silence is golden.

FedUp
FedUp
28 days ago

Perino & Williams are not worth watching.
She is full of herself & he is stupid

Grace
Grace
28 days ago
Reply to  FedUp

Perino has one of the worst speaking voices on cable. In fact the three most annoying speaking voices on cable are all at Fox. Dana Pirino, Jessica Tarnof and Neal Cavuto.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
27 days ago
Reply to  FedUp

I have always thought of Perino as a RINO.
From the GWB era. It must pain her to defend President Trump from time to time.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago

Is the current definition of a RINO is any lifelong Republican who prefers that Trump were not the president?

To be a Republican and not love Trump and all that does, or does not do, make you a RINO in Trump Speak?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  FedUp

Fox is not worth watching.
They are trying to tear down Trump from the inside.
Trump is too stupid to see it.

Larry
Larry
28 days ago

They should be more worried about Biden selling USA and it’s citizens to China. And making USA a communist country. Mainstream media won’t air this because they are mostly owned by Democraps . look for hunter biden and laptop on YouTube Dan Bongino it is the trurh

Grace
Grace
27 days ago
Reply to  Larry

Tucker Carlson had the whole Biden expose on his show tonight. Bobolinski and Tucker took up the whole show with facts and logic about the Biden crime family. If Biden and Hunter aren’t indicted immediately, before the election, then there is no justice,

tractor man
tractor man
28 days ago

I see no reason they can’t proceed with the coverage from their homes. Biden seems to be running his entire campaign from his basement.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
28 days ago
Reply to  tractor man

Biden isn’t running anything, but his mouth. And, he has difficulty with that.

Artist
Artist
27 days ago
Reply to  tractor man

ha ha ha, that’s funny!

Larry
Larry
28 days ago

Mainstream media just wants to scare everyone about the China virus although the is bad making USA. A COMMUNIST COUNTRY is worse that means you will not have any rights to anything at all no guns food nothing

Tom
Tom
28 days ago

Oh my God…they may sneeze or…or…get a stuffed nose. God help them.

Larry
Larry
28 days ago

There is a lot of Democraps involved in this including FBI,CIA. They have been covering this up for the last 3 years. And Biden says the public is so stupid we don’t deserve the truth. And if you Google how to change your vote it will tell you how to do it if you voted early

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
28 days ago
Reply to  Larry

I voted early, but I voted all the RIGHT way!

Larry
Larry
28 days ago

Communism in United States is not a funny thing to joke about . This not a joke. Communism, socialism, Marxism, if you do not know exactly what this means get your books out and read and learn. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. So you have children grandchildren wives, daughters. All of their lives including your will be in jeopardy if Biden gets in office

Wedg
Wedg
28 days ago
Reply to  Larry

You mean—If Harris gets into office. Biden has Alzheimer’s and will get the 25th.

Steven Cannell
Steven Cannell
28 days ago
Reply to  Wedg

Biden if elected…..dead man walking

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Steven Cannell

You expect him to be assassinated?

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
28 days ago
Reply to  Larry

The public schools are mostly forbidden to teach about communism and the holocaust. That rule, is in preparation of taking over America.

Grace
Grace
27 days ago
Reply to  Mandy Martin

Where have you been. The schools have been teaching socialism and how to hate america for years. We have had too many Democrats in office to do anything about it and the Republicans, since Reagan and before president Trump were all cowards.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Grace

Where have you been, The US has been a Socialist country ever since the days of FDR.

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Mandy Martin

Specifically which public schools are forbidden from teaching about Communism and the Holocaust?

My son just spent a month studying the Holocaust (the H in Holocaust is always capitalized, if you had studied it you would know that) via remote learning.
They studied Manifest Destiny last year, from the White man’s point of view….. .

Shelley
Shelley
27 days ago
Reply to  Larry

Yet there are far too many that think this would be a good thing. I have people on Facebook that want to vote for true communism. They don’t believe Biden is left enough! Our education system has completely failed to teach the truth and instead have indoctrinated them to believe that communism is the answer. If they believe in communism so much, there are many countries they could move to – don’t destroy ours!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Shelley

There is no shortage of people in this country who think that Biden is not to the Left enough just as their are people who think that Trump is not to the Right enough.
Do you think that Trump is far enough Right?

How is it that the most technologically advanced nation in the world has a completely failed education system?

Most people in world would give up there first born for a chance for their second born to be educated in the US.

How many billions of dollars do foreigners spend every year to have their children attend our completely failed education system?

If you don’t like our education system there are many countries you could move to. Where would you move to to get a better education for your children? Russia? Mississippi?

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Larry

The United States is in fact a Socialist country
Social Security
Medicare
Medicaid
Unemployment
Subsidized housing (Section 8)
Tax subsidized low income housing construction loans
Tax subsidized mortgages (deduction for loan interest paid)
Obamacare (even without it you can always receive free care in an emergency room)
And the list goes on.

How many of your children, grandchildren, wives and daughters have had these benefits?
All of their lives…..

JCA Herns
JCA Herns
28 days ago

According to [Daily Beast]/quote..so this is a reliable source? hardly..snooze fest! they seemed to be able to do “the Five” yesterday, and Bret Baier & McCallum were on their shows..
I suppose now this is an excuse to bring in Chris Hahn (Schumer sidekick) and Donna Brazille (Hillary-lite) , if you do, you sure as hell better bring in some conservatice heavy hitters that have earned in like Dan Bonjino, Judge Janine Periro, Sara Carter, Emily Companyo (sp?) , the lawyer from Seattle/CA. area that subs on The Five, Degen (Fox Business) Liz from Fox Business..Greg Gutfeld, Huckabee, hell.. there’s plenty of others..even Trish Reagan (fired) should be brought back, if they are in such dire straits, should never have fired HER to begin with..

Amadea
Amadea
28 days ago
Reply to  JCA Herns

Never Hahn and Brazille. Why bring in non-journalists GOP-hating Democ
rats???

Patriotissima
Patriotissima
28 days ago

I’ll never Trumper‘s. They won’t be missed.

Frick
28 days ago

does anybody really care what fox thinks????? they rank right in there with all of the other fake news networks!!!

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
27 days ago
Reply to  Frick

95% of American news is fake?
Then America must be fake.

Wedg
Wedg
28 days ago

Pray for a quick recovery for all at Fox who were infected.

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
28 days ago

I am wondering how these and other news media are getting all these tests when there are people out here who cannot get their first one?

Steven Cannell
Steven Cannell
28 days ago

Hidden makes an argument for an annual close down/lock down since he is advocating for the Corona lockdown now even though the death rate is less than the ordinary flu.

Ltc Debra Shawver
Ltc Debra Shawver
28 days ago

Well…that would not be a totally bad thing esp. if the far left looneys like brazille are left off…

Albert Hess
Albert Hess
28 days ago

It is too bad that you write at a fourth grade level.
Does that put you at the center of Trump’s demographic?

Anna
Anna
28 days ago

I do not wish for anybody to get sick, but if we do not have to punish to see weasel wallance I am for it. By the way how is this guy still on TV???????? It is travesty for what he done and still doing to President.

FED UP
FED UP
28 days ago

We shall over come. YAWN….Exactly. OPEN UP OUR COUNTRY !!

Liberty
Liberty
28 days ago

If they have already been exposed than what is the big deal.

Walkin O'Shea
28 days ago

They’ll probably live to put the President down another day. O bother.

agiletz
agiletz
28 days ago

Heavy hitters???????????????????? Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, and Fox News President Jay Wallace – give me break. when I saw that headline – thought they were talking Tucker, Hannity, Dobbs, Ingraham, etc – NOT these bunch of losers…..

Joe
Joe
27 days ago

PATHETIC

SHRW
27 days ago

Were they wearing their masks and practicing social distancing?

Kevin
Kevin
27 days ago

99%+ survive who cares. But who lets all these key network people fly on one plane? That’s ridiculously bad management.

Artist
Artist
27 days ago

this is just agitprop to keep people from voting.
It’s not going to work.

Emil Gamm
Emil Gamm
27 days ago

You see the mask don’t help. Regardless of where you are, the virus is all around us. So why are they making such a big deal about this? It’s called MONEY.

Neen
27 days ago

God bless you all. Hope you feel better soon. We love you guys.

Paul Barton
Paul Barton
27 days ago

I don’t know what the obsession with Fox of having Martha McCallum present at these debates, elections, etc. This gap-toothed hillbilly (no offense to hillbillies) lied for years saying she was born and raised in New Jersey. Truth caught up to to her, and now she just says when she “used to live in New Jersey”. She was born in Buffalo, New York. the way she keeps grunting on camera while a guest is speaking is indicative of her ignorance.

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