Fox News host and meteorologist Janice Dean fired back on Monday at media and a reported plot to smear her due to vocal criticism of former Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home scandal.
Recent reports revealed that Cuomo, along with his brother Chris and top-aide Melissa DeRosa, attempted to discredit Dean as a “right-wing commentator” for criticizing Cuomo’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During an appearance on “The Megyn Kelly Show,” host Megyn Kelly asked Dean for her reaction to former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s text to DeRosa calling Dean a “Fox News weather b*tch,” and attempting to depict her as “a far-right crazy.” Dean said the alleged discrediting is the media’s “go-to” because she is employed at Fox News.
“Instead of the main focus being a meteorologist who had a terrible atrocity happen within her family,” Dean said. “Two family members close to her dying in New York nursing homes and her trying to find answers and accountability, it’s always ‘but she works at Fox News, so she must’ve voted for Trump.’”
‘”So let’s go dive into her Twitter feed and all the articles that she’s ever written to try to discredit her because she’s probably a right-wing looney … I think to myself, Megyn, what if I worked at another channel? What if I worked over at CNN and we found out that Tucker Carlson was trying to do research on me and trying to find out who I voted for?”