Tucker Carlson has not had an easy life since Donald Trump left office. And with OAN and Newsmax Fox blowing their necks, Carlson is ready to say anything for reviews.
But he went one step further than usual during an anti-mask rant on Monday. The Fox host encouraged his viewers to harass people with masks outdoors. He even said people should call child protection services to parents who are masking their children.
Chris Hayes entered the competition on Tuesday wondering if the Fox host was experiencing a “real breakdown”.
The MSNBC host began: “Masks became this insane culture war club. We have seen anti-mask protests, people claiming that masks are a sign of tyranny. And conspiracy theories have gone wild. “
“Last night, the top rated personality on Rupert Murdoch’s cable network urged viewers to call the police if they see a child in a mask outside. You know it’s either trolling or it’s someone in the middle of a real breakdown or it’s nasty. Or a combination of all three. We all realize this is psychotic, don’t we? It’s gotten so psychotic. We are the people who believe in freedom. You on the left believe in tyranny but we will call the police if you put a mask on your child and let them take your children away. Cool.”
Chris Hayes wonders if Tucker Carlson's mask rant was trolling or if he's actually experiencing a genuine breakdown. pic.twitter.com/9sQMs98zpK
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Donald Trump is from Washington DC and hopefully will never come back. But Fox News presenters don’t seem interested in forgetting about the strange little wars he started.
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