CNN ‘medical expert’ Dr. Peter Hotez claimed on Tuesday that Fox News was somehow leading an ‘Authoritarian Conspiracy’ to ‘incite violence against scientists.’
As The Daily Wire reports:
The doctor, who has become one of the most recognizable television “experts” thanks to CNN’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, said “major conservative news outlets” and “contrarian intellectuals” in think tanks also led the quasi-totalitarian campaign to violently intimidate public health experts.
CNN legal expert Laura Coates, who guest hosted Tuesday night’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” set up the doctor’s indictment by playing an out-of-context video of Fox News host Jesse Watters describing how to “ambush” Dr. Anthony Fauci and go for the “kill shot.” A full video of the remarks shows Watters merely telling young journalists how to shoot effective video footage of public officials caught lying to the public.
After playing the video, Coates asked Hotez, “Doctor, you personally know that language like this is incredibly dangerous, right? I mean, the ramifications, the consequences of having the temperature at that level is really unbelievable.”
“Look, this is not this one individual,” he said after naming Tucker Carlson. “Laura Ingraham has gone after me on several nights, and what follows is a series of e-mails that call on patriots inciting them to violence against me and my family.”
Hotez did not elaborate on how exactly the conservative movement exercised this alleged ‘authoritarian control.’