Fox News star Tucker Carlson has vowed to never bow to the “woke mob” — but after a controversial segment this weekend, Chelsea Clinton is still trying to get the late-night cable host canceled.
Fox News said they won’t fire Carlson.
So instead, Chelsea announced that she would lead the charge to have him silenced.
Her goal: Have Carlson banned from social media, starting with Facebook.
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The popular cable news host said he won’t back down from the controversy.
Carlson first made headlines by questioning the apparent contradictions from medical experts on best practices for combating the coronavirus pandemic.
“If vaccines work, why are vaccinated people still banned from living normal lives?” he asked on Tuesday. “So maybe it doesn’t work, and they’re simply not telling you that. Well, you hate to think that, especially if you’ve gotten two shots, but what’s the other potential explanation?”
Chelsea called on Facebook to ban the controversial Fox News star for spreading what she claimed was misinformation about the vaccine.
In December, @facebook banned claims about #covid19 vaccines “that have been debunked by public health experts.” And yet ⬇️. Especially troubling given Republican men are currently most likely to say they’re not interested in being vaccinated. https://t.co/NHWwn8vQ31
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 14, 2021
In defense, Carlson directly denied questioning the effectiveness of vaccines. He told viewers he trusted the science — but only questioned the conflicting directions from experts on how to stay safe.
The Fox News star said he was (once again) taken out of context by his detractors.
“Wait a second, who’s doubting that vaccines work? For the record we never for a minute doubted it. We bought all of that stuff completely at face value,” Carlson said in response on Wednesday. “We believe in science. Actually probably trust the pharmaceutical companies a little bit too much. So when they said this stuff works, we never questioned it.”
Instead, Carlson clarified that he was questioning the wisdom of the ever-changing — and at times conflicting — economic and social directions when it comes to those who are fully vaccinated.
“We assume they have detailed studies showing that it does work. We still think that. The only reason we’re asking the question is because the people in charge are acting like it doesn’t work. You see the President of the United States wearing a mask outside. You see his vice president doing the same thing. You see the guy in charge of coronavirus response telling us that again, after you’ve had the vaccine you must remain under the restrictions.”
“So we’re asking questions that are rooted in science,” he said. “
“Which is: ‘Why, if the stuff works, why can’t you live like it works?’ What are you really telling us here?” he asked about the conflicting messages from state officials, health experts, and the White House.
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“And by the way, this again is not a trick question, we’re not playing word games here. What’s the answer? If the coronavirus vaccine prevents you from catching the coronavirus, why are you wearing a mask? Why can’t you eat in a restaurant? And if it doesn’t prevent you from catching the coronavirus, why are we taking it in the first place? Both can’t be true.”
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