John Oliver laid into Fox News host Tucker Carlson Sunday on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, for continuing to plant seeds of doubt in the minds of his viewers concerning the COVID-19 vaccines. Despite the vaccines being shown to be safe and incredibly effective in the fight against COVID, Carlson has repeatedly questioned the efficacy of the vaccines and even discouraged certain groups from being vaccinated, and he supported comments Joe Rogan recently made on his hugely popular podcast saying that “healthy 21-year-old” people should not get vaccinated.
“It is genuinely weird to see someone hosting a show on a supposed news network, and ending every sentence with a question mark. Especially when answers to most of those questions are out there for anyone who cares to know,” Oliver said, later adding, “The CDC is being cautious, and wants to be sure it's not spreading bulls**t around during a global pandemic like a frozen dinner duke with a TV show. Anyway, I hope that answers at least one of your gape-mouthed bad-faith wonderings, Tucker, you scrunch-faced fear baboon.”