Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson on his program last night argued that people are being “forced” to procure fake vaccination cards in the US. Tucker said about people getting these fake cards, it “is understandable I think because they feel forced, they’re trapped.” Carlson’s commentary is ridiculous for a number of reasons: First of all, Tucker claims to be part of the party of personal responsibility, yet he's completely missing who is actually responsible for getting a fake vaccine card — the person who gets the fake card. Second, no one is even really being forced to be vaccinated, never-mind get fake vaccine cards. There are some companies and organizations now requiring employees get vaccinated, or in some cases to get regularly tested in lieu of vaccination, but people don’t need to work those jobs and can seek employment elsewhere. Third, Tucker works for a company that has a stricter vaccine policy than the one Joe Biden handed down a few weeks ago and he hasn’t complained about it once. So Carlson’s statement falls flat for a number of reasons, but for him it’s not about being truthful, it’s about ginning up a right-wing fear-mongering campaign and he’s certainly one of the best at it.
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