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Seth Meyers debunks Tucker Carlson’s ‘insanely obvious’ Texas lies
NBC “It’s been like this for a long time, but right now, especially if you look around, it’s easy to feel that pretty much everything in our country is broken,” Seth Meyers said on his first episode of Late. Night after taking the previous week. disabled. “This past year has been a year of unrelenting misery, dysfunction and chaos, and yes, I know I’m starting to look like Werner Herzog at the top of one of these segments.” But with over 500,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and an ongoing power and water crisis in Texas, this is where we are. And the host spent the next few minutes hammering Newsmax for his “desperate” attempt to smear Joe Biden’s dog instead of covering the news and Fox News for relentlessly pushing the blatant lie that green energy is to blame Texas. The news disinformation machine got to work and blamed the Texas power outage on something that currently doesn’t exist in any form in Texas or nationally, the Green New Deal, ”Meyers said before play a montage of the many times of Fox anchors. hammered that tale, culminating in a disturbing rant by Tucker Carlson about “windmills.” “How would you like a windmill in your garden to make noise, chop birds and suck all your air?” Meyers asked, mimicking host Fox. “How would you like a windmill to move in with you and live in your house, eating all your food and drinking all your booze?” How would you like this windmill to be weirdly close to your wife, to the point where they start shopping together without you, leaving you at home wondering what they’re doing at the mall as you watch by the window at all Chopped birds on your lawn? “John Oliver had it with Tucker Carlson’s Texas Crisis Lies, it won’t surprise you to learn that this lie is aggressively false and stupid,” he added, coming back to reality, citing an study which showed that Texas electricity is produced largely by natural gas and coal with nuclear power. “Which, of course, is Texas!” Meyers said. They had a football team called the Houston Oilers, not the Houston Solar Panels. “And I’m sorry to have to say it because it’s, you know, incredibly obvious,” he continued, “but the Green New Deal isn’t something that exists in Texas or nationally. . It’s like putting the blame for your problems on Avatar 2. It’s not out yet! Instead, he explained, it was frozen natural gas lines due to lack of regulation that mainly caused the blackouts and only seven percent of Texas’s winter power capacity comes from the wind. . “Kind of like how you can only believe about seven percent of what you see on Fox News,” Meyers said. To find out more, listen to and subscribe to The Last Laugh podcast. Learn more about The Daily Beast. Get our best stories delivered to your inbox. everyday. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.