Tucker Carlson sowed doubt about the coronavirus vaccine on his highly rated prime time program Thursday, spotlighting a small handful of people who have had allergic reactions to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and telling his audience they should be skittish about the campaign from public health experts to encourage people to get vaccinated.
“So, how are the rest of us supposed to respond to a marketing campaign like this? Well, nervously,” Carlson said. “Even if you’re strongly supportive of vaccines, and we are, even if you recognize how many millions of lives have been saved over the past 50 years by vaccines, and we do, it all seems a bit much. It feels false, because it is. It’s too slick.”
Tucker Carlson fans flames of vaccine skepticism, telling Fox News viewers to be nervous about ‘glitzy’ rollout
— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) December 18, 2020
Tucker Carlson looked to undermine confidence in vaccines on Thursday night on the nation’s most-watched cable news show: “On the question of the corona vaccine, our leaders definitely are not pro-choice. Their view is do as you are told, don’t complain.” https://t.co/xJGQcqOsFX
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 18, 2020
Tucker Carlson delivered an anti-vaccine rant tonight, which I will not tweet, encouraging millions of people not to trust the COVID vaccine.
It’s not complicated: This kind of misinformation will kill people.
Any corporation that advertises on Tucker Carlson is complicit.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 18, 2020
This is a blatant lie. Tucker Carlson is lying to undermine public confidence in the coronavirus vaccine. pic.twitter.com/vcwz8onO7a
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 18, 2020
Tucker Carlson is an existential threat to the health of this country. His propaganda around raising doubt around the vaccine and encouraging paranoia will get people killed. Retweet if you agree advertisers need to #BoycottTucker.
— ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) December 18, 2020
Keep in mind that Tucker Carlson and the Fox staff will likely try to cut the line to get this vaccine while telling their audience not to take it.
Less than a year ago, they told their viewers to go back to work while keeping their staff remote.
Truly, truly evil.
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) December 18, 2020