Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out the media Thursday for letting Dr. Anthony Fauci off the hook in his recent series of interviews, following the release of thousands of his work emails.
In a Thursday interview with CNN anchor John Berman, Fauci repeatedly laughed off questions about why some of his emails were redacted, specifically an email between him and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins discussing the Wuhan lab “conspiracy theory gaining momentum.”
“Do you remember what was in the email?” Berman asked Fauci.
“They only took about 10 thousand emails from me—of course, I remember. I remember all 10,000 of them. Give me a break,” Fauci quipped sarcastically between chuckles.
When pressed again by Berman, Fauci responded he did not remember what was in the redacted portion of the email, but said the “idea” behind the email was quite clear—the notion the Chinese purposefully engineered a virus to “kill themselves as well as other people” was “farfetched.”
“That wasn’t much of an interview, to put it mildly,” Carlson said after playing a portion of the CNN segment.
Carlson acknowledged that over on MSNBC Fauci was “pressed harder” by Willie Geist about whether or not the Chinese would have reason to cover up a lab leak.
“Would you agree though Dr. Fauci that it’s in [China’s] interest to hide it if there was a lab leak—or worse if they were designing something in their lab so that the world, that… (Read more)