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Fox News host Tucker Carlson started a segment Monday night by questioning the integrity of a prominent consultant leading vaccine hesitant focus groups, and he ended it by implying House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy is “violating House ethics rules.”
The opinion host’s five-minute block bundled vaccine skepticism with Carlson’s usual warnings of elites nefariously manipulating his viewers. It also added to the pressure McCarthy faces over whether to expel Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from House leadership because she won’t lie about the 2020 election being stolen.
Frank Luntz & Kevin McCarthy. Not only are they friends. They are roommates. pic.twitter.com/nYGXxV5bya
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 4, 2021
Frank Luntz is a veteran pollster credited with coining terms such as “death taxes” and “government takeover of healthcare,” but he no longer identifies as a Republican. He has recently grappled with his own role in polarization and the public being misinformed on basic issues.
Earlier on Monday, the Washington Post reported that Luntz had a breakthrough with his focus group of Americans who say they’re hesitant about taking the vaccine, with some changing their minds and eventually taking the shot.
“At least some vaccine-wary Americans are willing to reconsider when their concerns are addressed by those they regard as credible.”https://t.co/kZustQJWS1
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) May 3, 2021
Despite the science behind the safety of the vaccines and a growing focus on how to best convince people go get it, Carlson questioned Luntz’s credibility and integrity by citing his consulting work for Google and Purdue Pharma.
“Why do Republican officials listen more carefully to Frank Luntz than they listen their own voters?” Carlson said. “That is a mystery.”
The Fox primetime star then brought McCarthy into it.
“Kevin McCarthy lives in Frank Luntz’s apartment in downtown …read more
Source:: Business Insider