Griping that Instagram *dared* to suggest he fact-check a post before making it available–because he’s never asked to do it at his day job–Fox News host and personification of smug Tucker Carlson goes on to debunk things he’s saying in real time.
“We put that video on Instagram,” Carlson explains of a previously-aired segment. “And when we put that video on Instagram, the following message appeared, and we’re quoting: ‘Make sure information is reliable when sharing, exclamation point!’ And then it attempts to redirect you to a site, ‘Get Vaccine Info,’ some approved site, I guess info about policies at some company they don’t work at? So you’re not allowed to explain information that you have first hand credible knowledge of, like your own employer’s own policy, then what rights do you have?”
Let’s break down Tucker’s lies, shall we?
- No exclamation point in the text, even though Tucker’s recitation claimed there was. Tucker likely read the punctuation that was on his prompter, instructing him to read it excitedly.
- The screenshot Tucker shows literally shows the link to continue to post whatever content he wanted. No one was stopping anyone from posting that content.
- And finally, Tuck’ums thinks Instagram grants “rights.” He has the right to post the video, but he doesn’t have the right to post it on Instagram, a privately-run company.
I’m sure I’ve missed other lies, but they’re hard to keep up with on Tucker.