Tucker Carlson, the Fox News Channel host, delivered a stunning rebuke of Dr. Anthony Fauci during his opening monologue.
“When the fog lifts and art returns, somebody’s gonna write a hilarious novel about this moment,” Carlson said. “And of course, one of the stars of it will be a nearly 81-year-old bureaucrat who really shouldn’t be driving a car at this point, but who somehow took control of the most powerful country on Earth and then promptly went insane.”
He made reference to an interview he had on Sunday on Margaret Brennan’s show, Face the Nation. During the interview, Fauci addressed the animosity he has faced from Republicans and concluded that there was “an anti-science flavor to it.” He also argued that attacking him meant attacking science as he represents science.
Carlson continued: “If you tuned in a couple of years ago you may recall Fauci as a conventional public health official. He gave careful and precise answers that suggested deep medical knowledge, no more. After two years of non-stop media adulation, Tony Fauci has morphed into an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini.”
Tucker Carlson piles on Dr. Fauci, doing everything he can to get his audience to discount the public health expert. Calls him a “shorter version of Benito Mussolini” and says he has gone “insane”. So with vaccines, masks, and COVID, don’t believe the doctor, believe Tucker. pic.twitter.com/inplRq2L0V— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 30, 2021