Doctor, medical school professor and CNN medical analyst Jonathan Reiner perfectly summed up Tucker Carlson’s history of recklessly attacking measures that could save American lives.
Sometimes a tweet says it all:
Carlson seems hellbent on letting COVID go on as long as possible. He’s “questioned” the safety of vaccines. Now he says masks are unsafe. Somehow he never seems to have an actual expert on his show to discuss. Is the coronavirus one of his sponsors? https://t.co/kYC4DuaLgh— Jonathan Reiner (@JReinerMD) July 2, 2021
Raw Story reported:
Others also spoke out in agreement with Reiner's tweet. One Twitter user summed up Carlson's antics tweeting, "Carlson would say anything to provoke a reaction from his viewers. He's an instigator and a very dangerous man. I can't help but wonder how many of his viewers contracted coronavirus as a result of Carlson's rants."
Hope you’re proud of yourselves, Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch. Or is killing Americans part of your business plan?
(H/T reader Eric Jefferson)
(Carlson image via screen grab)
Per the Axios story, what happened here is Carlson tried to get himself a scoop interview with Vladimir Putin, and contacted people who are likely under NSA surveillance as targets themselves. Carlson’s communications with them thus got collected, but were not the focus of the actual investigations. It sounds like someone at NSA became curious about who was engaging in the contact activity and learned it was Carlson, and that’s as far as it goes. Nothing untoward, and certainly not an “operation” to attack him.
Carlson continues to play his game on this, acting as if he were somehow being mistreated and of course trying to repeat the lie that the Trump Campaign was “spied on” back in 2016. (The 2016 investigation was of course targeted at unsavory characters that the Trump people were contacting, and at Trump associates who acted in an openly shady fashion. Trump was never “spied on”.)
Courtesy towards others … what a revolutionary idea!
While I trust that future coronovirus victims will continue to be people who desperately want to believe whatever Tuckums says, I’m pretty sure that their foolishness will aid and abet the appearance of new variants.