Opinion Fox News Pundit Derails Segment to Go Off on ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ Tucker Carlson
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A Fox News segment flew off the rails on Tuesday when liberal pundit Christopher Hahn went off onand conservatives for railing against “vaccine passports,” blasting the Fox News star as a “conspiracy theorist” and directly calling fellow on-air guest a “grifter.”
With the Biden administration and private companiesthat would prove that Americans have received a coronavirus vaccine as businesses continue to reopen, Carlson called the idea “ ” during a Tuesday morning appearance on Fox & Friends.
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Dominion Voting Systems could sue other media outlets beyond Fox News, as well as individual Fox personalities, attorney Tom Clare told Axios.It could also sue individual Fox staff, and the company also hasn't ruled out suing former president Donald Trump, Tom Clare told Axios Monday.
“If you’re trying to calm people down about the idea of vaccines, and make them less vaccine-hesitant, and convince them it is not a conspiracy run by Bill Gates, then you won’t consider doing something like this,” the Fox News host added.
Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, meanwhile,to combat so-called vaccine passports, saying on Monday that it’s “completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine, just simply to participate in normal society.”
During a Fox News panel debate on the issue, anchor Gillian Turner kicked off the segment by noting that Republicans claim “it’s hypocritical coming from the Biden administration” because Democrats are “broadly against the idea of I.D. requirements for voter registration,” prompting Schlapp—a former Trump White House senior adviser—to excitedly agree.
What Matt Gaetz Said to Tucker Carlson in 'Weirdest Interview'
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has described his on-air conversation with Matt Gaetz as the "weirdest interview I've ever conducted."Gaetz is facing allegations that include a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year-old, paying the individual to travel with him and transporting a minor over state lines for sexual activity, The New York Times reported citing anonymous sources on Tuesday.
“You hit a really important point here: the illogical mentality of the left,” Schlapp declared before complaining that the White House was working with “Big Tech” to develop the technology surrounding the credentials.
“I think all of it is troubling,” she added. “And we really need to step away from this issue and because there are constitutional issues, privacy questions associated with these vaccine passports.”
Hahn, a frequent Fox News guest and one-time contributor, quickly turned the temperature up while accusing conservatives of pushing anti-vaccine conspiracies.
“The private sector is driving it, not the government. But Republicans like everything else they’ve done during this horrible crisis we’ve been through, are pushing these conspiracy theories that the government is trying to control you, which is causing some of their followers not to get vaccinated,” he exclaimed. “People like Tucker Carlson, like Jim Jordan, like Mercedes right here now casting doubt on the fact that the government—or trying to convince people that the government is somehow watching you. That is very irresponsible!”
Five of the oddest moments from Carlson-Gaetz interview
Tucker Carlson has already said his interview Tuesday night with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) was one of the weirdest of his career.Gaetz appeared on the conservative Fox News host's show just after news broke that he is under investigation over an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old, an allegation Gaetz strongly denies.Gaetz says the entire controversy was an extortion attempt made against him by a former Department of Justice official.Here are the five of the oddest moments from the interview.
As Hahn said “it is time for conservatives in this country to acknowledge we have a crisis and start joining the fight to end it and stop spreading lies,” Schlapp yelled back that she is “not going to take this” from Hahn while defending her and Carlson’s honor.
“You are not going to call me a liar! You are not going to call me a conspiracy theorist! You are not going to call Tucker Carlson a conspiracy theorist,” she screamed.
“He is! He is and you are!” Hahn fired back.
“I’m not going to put up with this! I stand for freedom! I stand for the freedom of the American people every single day,” Schlapp shouted in response.
“No, you don’t. You’re a grifter! This is ridiculous,” thepodcast host retorted.
Eventually, Turner intervened, calling on the pair to “keep it civil” and to not resort to “name-calling,” prompting a distraught Schlapp to again say she was not going to stand for her liberal counterpart to call her and Carlson liars.
“They are damaging the effort to get this under control,” Hahn eventually said before Turner finally got things under control.
Anti-Defamation League Calls for Tucker’s Firing for Openly Endorsing White Supremacist Theory .
The Anti-Defamation League on Friday morning called for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson after the TV talker offered up a passionate defense of the racist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory the night prior. The theory is a “white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of non-white,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted on Friday morning, noting that the concept has also served as motivation for several high-profile mass murders.“It is antisemitic, racist and toxic. It has informed the ideology of mass shooters in El Paso, Christchurch and Pittsburgh,” the ADL leader wrote. “Tucker must go.”.