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Friday, July 2, 2021

Tucker Carlson Likens Vaccination to the Jonestown Massacre

In The Politics of Autism, I analyze the discredited notion that vaccines cause autism. This bogus idea can hurt people by allowing diseases to spread  And among those diseases could be COVID-19.

Antivaxxers are sometimes violent, often abusive, and always wrong

 Lee Moran at Huffington Post:

Tucker Carlson railed against first lady Jill Biden’s new profile in Vogue on his Fox News show Thursday, and tossed in an irresponsible attack on COVID-19 vaccines, too...“In one scene from the Vogue piece, Dr. Jill cradles the arms of nervous women as they get the jab,” Carlson said. “‘Look at me,’ she coos reassuringly. ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ That’s right. It’s only Kool-Aid. Drink the whole cup.

In 2017, Carlson had RFK Jr. on his show to plug his antivax propaganda, at Matt Novak reported at Gizmodo:

Carlson makes it clear during the segment that he had his kids vaccinated, but again makes this disingenuous claim that it’s important to just keep asking questions about the safety of vaccines. It’s an absurd thing to watch and is a bit like witnessing Carlson have someone on his program who believes that the Earth is flat and is getting outraged that a liberal TV host like John Oliver would poke fun at someone who is “just asking questions” about the flat Earth.