Tucker Carlson launches passionate and emotional defense of Alex Berenson’s factually inaccurate COVID claims

Carlson: Media is “attacking Alex Berenson because he read from a different script and that can't be allowed”

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Citation From the April 1, 2021, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So, there was a time not that long ago when the most freethinking people in a society -- the people with the most questions, with the deepest thirst for knowledge, with the most curiosity, went into journalism because you got paid to ask questions and to challenge the prevailing narrative. But sometime in the last ten years it has just completely inverted and now the most close-minded people in society work in journalism, but not as journalists, as gatekeepers crushing and suppressing anyone who deviates from the approved script of the regime in power. So that's where we find Alex Berenson, a former journalist who asked a lot of inconvenient questions, many of them on the show. So it should not surprise you that The Atlantic magazine, one of the most craven and corrupted pieces of garbage in journalism, has a new cover story out this week, in fact, I believe today, attacking Alex Berenson because he read from a different script, and that can't be allowed. The piece is called "The pandemic's wrongest man." 

Derek Thompson, the author of The Atlantic piece debunking various claims by Berenson, pointed out that Berenson repeated one of these claims in the segment: