With Fox News anchors branding their COVID vaccine misinformation campaign "our generation's World War II," The Daily Show has finally made the (non) comparison plain. In a new video spoofing Band of Brothers, Trevor Noah's team labels Fox News as a "band of bullsh*tters" who wouldn't know tyranny if it smacked them in the face.
The video features clips of anchors like Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson insisting that they're "fighting for freedom" by downplaying the need for the COVID-19 vaccine intercut with a statement that makes their ridiculous position clear. "In the 1940s, America stormed the beaches to unseat a genocidal dictator. Now their descendants are waging a new, equally heroic war... against a life-saving vaccine," reads The Daily Show clip. "This winter, meet a new Band of Brothers fighting totalitarianism from the studios of Fox News. Band of Bullshitters. Freedom is Contagious."
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11:00 PM ET on Comedy Central.
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.