Tucker Carlson mocks Chelsea Clinton for calling on Facebook to censor him over his vaccine coverage

TUCKER Carlson has mocked Chelsea Clinton for calling on Facebook to censor him over his vaccine coverage.

Chelsea, the daughter of former US president Bill Clinton, accused the Fox News host of discouraging Republican men from getting the Covid-19 vaccine and "spewing misinformation across his platform".

It comes after Carlson questioned whether Covid vaccines work and asked why fully vaccinated people cannot return to being maskless in public – despite public health officials, experts and drug manufacturers regularly providing clarity on these topics.

Clinton took to Twitter slam Carlson, claiming he "consistently spewsmisinformation across his platforms", calling for Facebook to remove his page.

"He doesn’t deserve a microphone," she added.

Clinton then pointed out that in December "Facebook banned claims about Covid-19 vaccines "that have been debunked by public health experts.""

Her tweet pointed out that his account remains active despite "suggesting they (vaccines) don't work".

"Especially troubling given Republican men are currently most likely to say they’re not interested in being vaccinated," she added.

But Carlson hit back on the Thursday installment of his show.

"Our body, our choice," he said, mocking Clinton with a slogan used worldwide by those who support reproductive rights.

"Internationally renowned humanitarian and intellectual Chelsea Clinton has had about enough of this show, so she's called today for Facebook to shut us down.

"Why? Because we asked obvious questions about the coronavirus vaccine."

He then read out her tweet before bursting out into laughter.

Carlson also dismissed Clinton's claim that Republican men are most likely to refuse the jab.

He said: "It is funny on so many different levels – first that it's completely not true.

"If you're looking at the populations that are most vaccine hesitant, it's not Republican men.

"And by the way, we don't judge – our body, our choice."

The 51-year-old added that his show has been "pretty adamantly pro-vaccine since the first day."


Ahead of Carlson's show on Tuesday, Moderna released new data that shows its COVID vaccine is more than 90 percent effective six months after the required dose.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, those who have been fully vaccinated should still continue to take precautions, such as wearing a mask, staying six feet apart, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.

Infectious disease specialist Kristin Englund, MD., previously explained that getting vaccinated does not immediately mean going back to life as we knew it, as the vaccine is another level of protection against COVID-19 until a level of herd immunity is built up in society.

In order for herd immunity to be reached, 50 to 80 percent of the population would need to be vaccinated, Englund said.

But Carlson, speaking on Tuesday night's show, had another potential explanation for why people are being encouraged to keep wearing masks after being fully vaccinated: perhaps vaccines don't work.

Carlson, who cited a Yahoo! News article on vaccinated people having to continue wearing masks, said: "No-one's asking this, but everyone should be: 'What is this about?' If vaccines work, why are vaccinated people still banned from living normal lives?

"Honestly, what's the answer to that? It doesn't make any sense at all.

"If the vaccine is effective, there is no reason for people who have received the vaccine to wear masks or avoid physical contact.

"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? We can't think of one."

The show then cut to a clip of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling parliament that his country work from facts and the science around things.

Carlson then said, "So, the leader of Canada, our closest ally, just explained on television that, according to the science, the vaccine doesn't stop COVID.

"Well, if that's true, then why are they pushing everyone to get the vaccine? It's really one or the other. Either the coronavirus shot works, or it doesn't."

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