Fox News host Tucker Carlson told viewers on his April 26th show that they should accost Americans they see wearing masks and call 911. “The next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or on the bike path, do not hesitate,” Carlson told his audience back in April. “Ask politely but firmly, ‘Would you please take off your mask? Science shows there is no reason for you to be wearing it. Your mask is making me uncomfortable.’ Call the police immediately, contact child protective services,” he told his viewers.
While that sounds like just another unhinged rant from the traitorous sentient bowl of old tapioca pudding, Carlson’s audience took his words as gospel and is carrying out his instructions in incidents that are being filmed and shared on social media. But not by the victims: the perpetrators are filming their exploits in the hopes that Carlson will see them and share them on his show.
Carlson’s power over his audience had grown exponentially during Trump’s four years in office, and now their collective revenge fantasies have collided in public endangerment.
This is really, really dangerous. Listen to his tone of voice, and what he’s instructing. He’s moving from his viewers passively consuming his propaganda to having them act on it — against their neighbors. He’s testing his audience’s compliance. https://t.co/ZxqFMsboAW
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) April 27, 2021
In a new video making the rounds, an older couple harassing a group of young teens who are sitting on a public bench in southeastern Pennsylvania. The man and woman can be heard asking the kids the kinds of questions no one would dare ask another person’s children just a few years ago, but in the post-Trump era, some people think it’s fine to act like the human version of a mean tweet.
The man can be heard asking the kids, “What are you doing out here?” followed by a woman’s voice. The man then asks the kids why they’re out there and why they’re wearing masks. When the kids reply that the CDC says it’s safer, the man asks them why they aren’t dead yet.
Watch the video of the Carlson-fueled confrontation in the tweet posted below.
“Look at these idiots”
“Where’s your mom and dad?”
“How come you’re not dead yet then?”
“Take it off”
Trump supporters harass kids wearing masks. pic.twitter.com/ybxUiuLTm0
— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) June 17, 2021