Tucker Carlson Of Fox News In Critical Condition After Automobile Accident Is A Death Hoax
By Shawn Rice
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson reportedly injured from an automobile accident is fake news. There is no truth to reports that Carlson succumbed to injuries from serious head on collision while heading home. Carlson is an American political commentator for Fox News. Carlson is also co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller website and formerly hosted MSNBC’s Tucker and co-hosted CNN’s Crossfire.
Where did this fake story originate? The America’s Last Line of Defense published an article On May 13, 2017, reporting that the Fox News Channel host had been critically injured in an automobile accident.
Fox News’ bright and shining primetime star, Tucker Carlson, was involved in a hit and run head-on collision on his way home from his live broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which is shot at Fox News in New York City. NYC Police Sargeant Michael O’Leary told reporters that while he couldn’t confirm the identity of the driver, a well-known news anchor was rammed in what looked like an act of violence and not an accident.
EMT’s on the scene were heard on their radios describing the man as Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson after retrieving his wallet. He was transported to Saint Mary’s where he is said to be in critical condition and awaiting surgery. No other information is available from the hospital, which also refuses to release anything until they get the OK from police.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
BREAKING: Fox Star Tucker Carlson In A Head On Collision Driving Home https://t.co/JrwajBqjQv
A good Patriot died today you will be missed
— Johnny Stark (@JohnnyStarkMk50) May 14, 2017
BREAKING: Fox Star Tucker Carlson In Critical Condition After Head On Collision Driving Home https://t.co/3bxBOdZsHq
— Eagle 1 (@johncassity1) May 13, 2017
Fox Star Tucker Carlson In Critical Condition After Head On Collision Driving Home – AMERICAN TODAY
Is this FAKE? https://t.co/lTRPAphxqe
— EricStoner (@TesterTwitt) May 14, 2017
BREAKING: Fox Star Tucker Carlson In Critical Condition After Head On Collision Driving Home https://t.co/TwEUrSYrxo
— james collins (@kalel60) May 14, 2017
BREAKING: Fox Star Tucker Carlson In Critical Condition After Head On Collision Driving Home https://t.co/tiOegbrcD6
— Cindy[REDACTED] (@Bunky7777) May 13, 2017
However, there is no truth to this report. According to Snopes, the fake report was followed up by one claiming that Carlson had succumbed to his injuries, and police had found that the traffic mishap that resulted in Carlson’s death was no “accident.” You can read text from that false follow-up story below.
Fox News superstar Tucker Carlson succumbed to his injuries and died overnight after being hit head-on while driving home. The Ford Explorer that crossed the median to slam into him was stolen, reinforced to sustain a head-on collision without killing the driver and left at the scene. After a preliminary investigation, police have ruled out an accident and Carlson’s cause of death has been ruled a homicide.
None of these Go to the full article.