Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has a history of peddling questionable commentaries on his widely watched show, is trying to convince viewers that the Department of Homeland Security’s new panel to combat disinformation will use “men with guns to tell them to shut up.”
The panel’s purpose is to combat misinformation about coronavirus vaccines, Russian disinformation ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, and false and dangerous claims peddled by human traffickers about the southern border.
But Carlson is telling his audience that the government effort actually means President Joe Biden is sending armed agents to hunt people down for just thinking “the wrong things.”
“Joe Biden cannot continue to control this country if you have free access to information,” the extremist blowhard declared in a bonkers monologue on Thursday night. “So the best he can do is lie to you and demand that you believe it. But to do that, he needs to make sure nobody else can talk – because if you were to hear the truth, you might not obey.”
Carlson then said that Biden might be able to achieve such a dastardly goal by sending “men with guns to tell you to shut up.”
“This is America and we don’t do things like that here and never have,” he said. “Or more precisely, we haven’t until now. But now Joe Biden is president and everything is different. So today, to herald coming of the new Soviet America, the administration announced its own ministry of truth. This will be called the Disinformation Governance Board.”
Watch the segment below from Fox News.
Tucker Carlson is already trying to convince viewers that the DHS Disinformation Governance Board will use "men with guns to tell you to shut up." pic.twitter.com/7nABNviwr8
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