Fox News host Laura Ingraham downplayed the risk of contracting the coronavirus while dining at a restaurant, wrongly claiming restrictions on eating out are not supported by science.
“You know what the biggest lie is, is that restaurants are spreaders of COVID,” Ingraham told host Sean Hannity during the handoff between their TV shows. “There’s no science for that.”
The Dec. 8 comment came after Hannity made reference to Ingraham’s on-air interview the previous day with a Los Angeles restaurant owner. The owner, Angela Marsden, had posted a viral video criticizing county officials for suspending outdoor dining.
Hannity later specified that he was talking about “outside” dining in California. But Ingraham’s claim about restaurants was far more sweeping — and more wrong. It’s inaccurate to say that “there’s no science”…