Chelsea Clinton is fed up with Tucker Carlson asking questions about the coronavirus vaccine and hinted Wednesday on Twitter that Facebook should ban him for having the audacity to do so.
In a tweet that included a screengrab of a recent segment from the Fox News anchor’s nightly program, Clinton tagged the social media giant and noted that in the past they’d “banned” claims that had supposedly been debunked by “public health experts,” and wondered why a popular video of Carlson’s that questioned some of the statements made by public health officials was still up.
“In December, @facebook banned claims about #covid19 vaccines ‘that have been debunked by public health experts.’ And yet ⬇️. Especially troubling given Republican men are currently most likely to say they’re not interested in being vaccinated,” Clinton pouted:
In December, @facebook banned claims about #covid19 vaccines “that have been debunked by public health experts.” And yet ⬇️. Especially troubling given Republican men are currently most likely to say they’re not interested in being vaccinated. https://t.co/NHWwn8vQ31
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 14, 2021
If Carlson responded to every criticism a Democrat or jealous media figure threw at him, he’d never have time to devote to more important stories. But he took the time Thursday night to address Clinton’s call for Facebook to censor him, and he invoked the “my body, my choice” argument so-called feminists often do:
Dr. Chelsea Clinton is mad that we asked super obvious questions that everyone in the country should be asking. But no one seems particularly angry to learn the people running this operation are total buffoons who can’t even coordinate their own talking points and can’t answer the most basic questions. So does the vaccine, and there are a couple of them, but do they work or don’t they work? It is okay, you can tell us.
Well, the CEO of Pfizer came out and seemed to suggest today that actually, the dose that Pfizer is administering doesn’t work. The CEO of Pfizer now said two doses probably aren’t enough. He said it is “Likely that people will need a third dose” of his company’s coronavirus vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. I guess it is nice to know that now. We didn’t know that yesterday. When Chelsea Clinton was trying to pull us off the air for asking questions that he partly answered. Thank you, CEO of Pfizer, glad to know. The CEO of Pfizer added it is possible people need to get vaccinated against coronavirus every year. Well, that is good to know, too.
Carlson’s response was perfect not just because it threw the “my body, my choice” slogan back in the face of a female Democrat, but also because it raises the key point about how asking questions about science, viruses, vaccines and pretty much anything else should not be considered tantamount to heresy in a country where speaking your mind and having opinions that don’t always fall in line with the state was once considered sacred before political correctness and “woke” dogma began infecting newsrooms and college campuses.
In fact, that is the entire point of most of Carlson’s segments – including and especially the more “controversial” ones. When you think about it from that perspective, it becomes all the more clear why Carlson’s critics including CNN’s dunce duo, the clowns at Vox, Media Matters, and Daily Beast, and supposedly “respectable” Democrats like Chelsea Clinton really want him to shut up or be shut down, despite all their claims that he’s a racist/homophobe/science denier/whatever and therefore a danger to the public discourse.
Speaking of, as of this writing Clinton hasn’t commented on what Carlson said last night but she did take a moment to tweet something else pretty predictable, which just further speaks to my above point:
.@TuckerCarlson consistently spews racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic hate and misinformation across his platforms. He doesn’t deserve a microphone.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 15, 2021
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald had the best reaction:
Please remove from the internet any content that displeases or otherwise causes any discomfort for Chelsea Clinton. https://t.co/rHJDqPWrbB
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 15, 2021
Yes, and also don’t forget to have some smelling salts, a fainting couch, and a wahmbulance on standby, because who knows what this privileged Democrat will develop a case of the vapors over next?