Tucker Claims Bobby Kennedy Is Winning

Tucker Claims Bobby Kennedy Is Winning

The sixth installment of Tucker on Twitter dropped Thursday evening amidst a day full of blockbuster news. (The CliffsNotes version in case you’ve spent all day at the pool or ziplining through a remote jungle: Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) are in a tiff over who wore their impeachment articles better, the House Ways & Means Committee released bombshell testimony by two IRS whistleblowers which showed the Department of Justice interfered with the investigation into Hunter Biden, the FBI authenticated Hunter’s laptop back in 2019, and Hunter claimed Joe Biden was in the room with him while he threatened a Chinese official to pay up, wreckage of the lost submersible Titan was located indicating a catastrophic event, and the House voted to send Boebert’s articles of impeachment to committee for further investigation. And that’s just the “big” stories.)

Meanwhile, the 2024 presidential election continues to pick up steam, with yet another candidate entering an already crowded GOP field. The field for the Democrats is far less congested, but one candidate continues to give the incumbent president cause for concern and ambivalent Democrats food for thought.

Which brings us to Tucker Carlson’s latest episode. The premise? “Bobby Kennedy is winning.”

Tucker begins the 18-minute monologue by declaring, “There’s never been a candidate for president the media hated more than Robert F. Kennedy Jr.” In contrast with Trump’s initial announcement, which the New York Times waited a full 17 paragraphs to deride, he explains, Kennedy was maligned from sentence one: “Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced a presidential campaign on Wednesday built on relitigating COVID-19 shutdowns and shaking Americans’ faith in science.” Tucker wryly notes the average reader might conclude that “Bobby Kennedy just declared war on the Enlightenment.”

But it wasn’t just the New York Times, of course. CBS News denounced Kennedy’s views as “misleading and dangerous,” while the LA Times called him the perennial favorite “threat to democracy.” And then there was NPR:

At the offices of National Public Radio in Washington, a full-blown Category Five hysteria typhoon broke out. NPR devoted an entire segment to savaging  Kennedy, not just as a candidate but as a human being. NPR described him as someone who, for his own perverse reasons, has made “debunked and false and misleading claims that undermine trust in vaccines,” and who, in his spare time, provides moral support to crazed extremists who “rally under the banner of what they call ‘liberty’ or ‘freedom.’”

Tucker mockingly characterized the media consensus as: “Bobby Kennedy’s thoughts alone are evil enough to hurt people.” He traces the genesis of this to 2005 when Kennedy first published a magazine article opining that there might be a link between the ever-expanding schedule of childhood vaccines and the rise in autism diagnoses. Noting that Rolling Stone and Salon both initially ran the article but then caved to pressure from the Pharma lobby and ultimately pulled the story, Tucker asserts that no convincing alternative explanation for the rise has been offered “to this day.” The focus has largely been on discrediting Kennedy.

That continues in 2023, with YouTube recently yanking Kennedy’s interview with Jordan Peterson, citing “misinformation.” Referring to Kennedy as the “most censored famous person in the United States,” Tucker points out that most Americans have likely heard more about Kennedy than from him, as few outlets will give him a platform. Of course, Joe Rogan famously interviewed Kennedy on his podcast last week, a portion of which Tucker shared, expressing his appreciation of Kennedy’s willingness to ask important questions — his curiosity. Tucker goes on to illustrate how these days, asking reasonable questions and describing what one sees right before them can draw the ire of the powers that be, who seemingly won’t tolerate any suggestion that everything is not, in fact, awesome.

 

Tucker describes the dust-up that ensued following the VICE article criticizing the interview — and Spotify for daring to allow such content on its platform — along with Peter Hotez sticking his nose into the fray, then retreating when invited to participate in a debate on the matter. As Tucker rightly notes, Hotez seems intent on engaging in political attacks posing as science. Tucker then swiftly — and thoroughly — deconstructs the deification of Hotez, ultimately calling him a “partisan buffoon.”

Tucker astutely predicts that Hotez will never debate Bobby Kennedy but maintains that it doesn’t matter — Kennedy has already won. How?

He’s more honest than Dr. Peter Hotez, and that’s obvious to anyone who’s paying attention. A new Economist poll shows that Kennedy is more popular and far less hated than either major party front-runner. After almost 20 years of being silenced, Bobby Kennedy Junior is being heard, and why wouldn’t he be? Kennedy’s theories about vaccines may be right, they may be partially right, they could be even utterly wrong — no one’s proved it either way. But what we can say with certainty is that America’s medical establishment has beclowned itself for all time. Its official positions on vaccines, psychiatric drugs, puberty blockers, reassignment surgeries, a long list of other politically facile priorities, have no connection whatsoever to legitimate science. It’s all effectively witchcraft. At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association in Chicago last week, for example, delegates issued a statement attacking the Body Mass Index as a tool of “racist exclusion, which has caused historical harm.” Next year, they will denounce thermometers and stethoscopes. They’re insane. Compared to them, Bobby Kennedy is a mainstream figure, and people understand that — that’s why he’s winning. And you know he’s winning by how his critics are doing.

After providing a brief biographical background on Anna Merlin (the author of the aforementioned VICE article) and noting the rapid decline of the outfit over the past four years in terms of its solvency, Tucker observes:

Nobody wants to hear from Anna Merlin anymore. The gatekeepers are transparently ridiculous. Everyone can see that. People have started to notice.

In other words, Bobby Kennedy Jr. is no longer the lone voice pointing out the Emperor’s got no clothes — or sense.

 

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