Carlson, who regularly mocked public health experts and questioned the consensus of the scientific and health community about measures that could be taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus, highlighted an Alaskan healthcare worker who had an adverse reaction to the vaccine Tuesday but who responded quickly to standard treatment.
But Carlson did the exact opposite, opening his presentation with the story of the Alaska Factor as an onscreen graphic that read, “Bad reactions to vaccines.” The text on Carlson’s banner that appeared in the lower half of the screen shouted, “There will be no question about the Corona vaccine.”
Carlson warned his viewers that they must be skeptical of what he described as a “brilliant” effort to impregnate people.
Carlson said, “So, how are the rest of us supposed to respond to such a marketing campaign? Well, nervous.” “Even if you strongly support vaccines, and we are, even if you realize how many millions of lives have been saved over the past 50 years by vaccines, and we do, it all sounds like a lot. It sounds wrong, because it is. It’s so slick.”
Carlson then mocked Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s chief expert on infectious diseases, calling him “LORD FAUCI” and ridiculing his suggestion that families avoid seeing each other at Christmas.
A Fox News spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment when asked whether CEO Susan Scott or network chief Jay Wallace had comment. A spokesman for Robert and Laclan Murdoch, who control Fox, did not respond to a request for comment.