Fox host who compared Fauci to Nazi doctor Mengele blocks Auschwitz Memorial on Twitter

The once-respected CBS News correspondent is remaking herself as a conspiracy-mongering Fox personality

Andrew Feinberg
Washington, DC
Thursday 02 December 2021 17:15
Comments
<p>Fox News anchor Lara Logan claims ‘people all across the world’ are comparing Dr Fauci to Nazi doctor</p>

Fox News anchor Lara Logan claims ‘people all across the world’ are comparing Dr Fauci to Nazi doctor

Leer en Español

Lara Logan, the Fox News streaming host who earlier this week compared White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci to Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, has blocked the Auschwitz memorial’s official Twitter account after the museum criticised her.

Ms Logan, formerly a respected journalist who won acclaim for her work as a foreign correspondent for CBS News, drew a strong rebuke from the memorial and museum, which operates the site on which the Nazis murdered more than a million people, for a Fox News appearance in which she claimed “people” routinely tell her that Dr Fauci, a world-renown virologist who has advised every US president since Ronald Reagan, “represents Josef Megele”, the Nazi doctor who became notorious for the cruel experiments he performed on concentration camp prisoners.

On Wednesday, the museum responded to Ms Logan’s comments, writing on Twitter that they were “shameful” because they were “exploiting the tragedy of people who became victims of criminal pseudo-medical experiments in Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, pandemic, and people who fight for saving human lives”.

“It is disrespectful to victims and a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline,” the museum added.

In response, Ms Logan later retweeted a random Twitter user’s message, which read: “Shame on the Auschwitz Museum for shaming Lara Logan,” and eventually blocked the museum’s account.

As of Thursday morning, Ms Logan was furiously tweeting screeds against Dr Fauci, who has become a bete noire among Republicans who are eager to deflect from former president Donald Trump’s record over the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in