During an appearance on Tuesday’s broadcast of FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson criticized the immediate response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially from communist Mainland China.
Transcript as follows:
CARLSON: It’s one of the deepest paradoxes of the moment we’re living in. All of a sudden, nobody believes anything and yet nobody is allowed to ask questions about anything.
So in a moment like this, it’s worth reminding ourselves that skepticism is the essence of science. Scientists challenge every assumption. They test every hypothesis. Scientists believe nothing until they can prove it.
The scientific method doesn’t just encourage relentless questioning of everything, it requires that. Scientists who simply believe what they’re told aren’t scientists at all, they are dangerous posers. Suddenly, we have a lot of those in this country.
For months, as a strange new disease brought the American way of life to a halt, our scientific establishment ignored the most basic question of all. Where did this illness come from?
To this day, we still don’t really know the answer to that. In place of verifiable facts, our leaders accepted the story they’ve been handed by propagandists within the Chinese government. The virus came from the food market in the industrial city of Wuhan, where somehow it jumped from an animal, possibly a bat to human beings. That’s what the Chinese government told our leaders. That’s what our leaders told us.