Tucker Carlson praises Alex Jones’ COVID commentary

Carlson: “And yet, strangely, Ben Wanaka -- who knows much less about science than say Alex Jones -- was not banned from the internet”

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Citation From the August 2, 2021, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight 

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): And yet just minutes after those articles appeared, the White House panicked. A senior member of its COVID-19 response team -- a man who is not a doctor, but instead a career flak called Ben Wanaka -- jumped on social media to attack the media and in fact, attack the administration's own scientists. 

Here's was Wanaka's message to The New York Times on Twitter over the weekend. He wrote it in all caps as if he was shouting, "Vaccinated people do not transmit the virus at the same rate as unvaccinated people and if you fail to include that context, you are doing it wrong," he barked.

He went on to call The Washington Post coverage of it "irresponsible" and added this, "Let's be clear. If ten vaccinated people walk into a room full of COVID about nine of them would walk out of the room with no COVID, nine of them."

But is that true? Ben Wanaka -- the one who is not a doctor but instead a flak -- did not provide a citation for that statistic. In fact, judging by the CDC's own numbers, it appears to be wrong. In other words, is classic misinformation. Possibly, Russian in origin. 

And yet, strangely, Ben Wanaka -- who knows much less about science than say Alex Jones -- was not banned from the internet. He just kept tweeting.