Tucker slams teachers unions in scathing report on lockdowns harming our children

In yet another high-energy, information-packed editorial, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson reminded America about the devastating effects of COVID-19 restrictions on K-12 students.

In part, Carlson cited some ominous statistics from a nonprofit organization that monitors health insurance data that indicated a huge increase in medical claims for depression, anxiety, drug overdoses, and self harm among teenagers for a certain period of time. During the pandemic, public schools generally operated on a remote basis only.

“Thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns, children are 10 times more likely to die from suicide than from the coronavirus they’re meant to be protected from. That is the new normal that Andrew Cuomo and The New York Times are working to make permanent in this country,” the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” asserted in the monologue embedded below in two parts.

“And if the teachers’ unions have their way, your child may die of a drug OD before going back to school, and if you complain about that, you’re a white supremacist,” he added.

Watch the video clips and draw your own conclusions.

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In his reference to teachers’ unions, Carlson highlighted remarks from the president of the Los Angeles teachers’ organization.. The United Teachers of Los Angeles  are resisting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $6.6 billion back-to-school plan, which — among other things — provides financial incentives for school reopenings, because it would allegedly benefit white and wealthier communities more and thus constitute a form of structural racism.

Carlson insisted that the union has things backward because “poor families need their kids back in school more than anyone does because they don’t have alternatives.”

Carlson went on to point out that the progressive head of the Berkeley, Calif., teachers’ union sends his daughter to a private school.

“What [Matt] Meyer doesn’t mention is that there is virtually no risk to anyone of  sending children back to school, and there never has been. The science couldn’t be clearer. And that’s why, when he doesn’t think you’re watching, Matt Meyer makes certain his own child gets the in-person instruction she needs. He doesn’t want her growing up to be a drug addict like your kids,” Carlson concluded.

Carlson began his editorial by insisting that scandal-ridden Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been a disaster for New York even as, up until recently, he received fawning coverage from the mainstream media.

“Yet the Democratic establishment has relentlessly defended him. Why have they done this? Because he helped them maintain what they want most of all. And that is power. Nothing has made elected Democrats more powerful than the COVID pandemic. They began as politicians; lockdowns made them God,” he said.

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“For a moment there, Andrew Cuomo was the man, [the media] told us. He was a steely mixture of Abraham Lincoln and Paulie Walnuts,” Carlson joked, with a reference to a character from “The Sopranos.”

“No one seems to like Andrew Cuomo anymore,” he added.

Even with the vaccine rollout and a falling infection rate, the Democratic establishment is still pushing a narrative that life will never get back to normal, a message that the compliant media is amplifying. “When Democrat politicians become more powerful, so do their spokesmen in the news media,” Carlson declared.

Some observers have separately claimed that Democrats are abandoning Cuomo because they no longer need him to be a vocal Trump critic.

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