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capital. so how do you commemorate something like this? a history changing event that's horrible to think about it so significant of the life of the country? body counts are the traditional measure with unimaginable loss. that 40,000 casualties in getsyburg. is how we remembered it 2400 lost in pearl harbor and 3,000 dead on 9-11. but this is a new time come a different age and antiquated metrics won't work with a moment of silence for the full 1 of january 6th. on january 6 there was -- let's see, there was just ashley babbitt. ashley babbitt was not a union soldier and she was not a heroic fireman rushing into a collapsing office tower. she was nearly a trump folder. she was unarmed and shot to death with a capitol police officer with document of reckless behavior. in the end, ashli babbitt was the death toll. on january 6. but so what? it's not really about the numbers, is it?
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it's not about the number of people killed on january 6th. in fact from a list of those who were not killed is quite long and includes 535 members of congress along with their entire staff and the none of them died. press corps that covers them. they are still around. but again, who cares? it's not about body count. it's about feelings. it's about how the survivors feel. especially the reporters who survive. the feelings of reporters in washington matter a great deal in america and matter more than how you feel. how you feel is you probably noticed how you feel is irrelevant to anyone. nobody cares. the journalists of capitol hill , we do care and they are very upset and many have not recovered from what they saw today. as they lie down to sleep at night, the horrible images replay in a loop on the back the smoke from the artillery of their eyes. fire. blotting out the sun. the screams of the mortally wounded calling out for loved ones like a demonic sound track.
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against the walls of the speaker hell in a small place. imagine the night before thanksgiving at whole foods. on january 6th you could not tell who was the enemy was unless you n looked down and saw they bought their shoes at wal-mart. then you knew. otherwise, it was a fog of war, my friends. casey hunt was there that day. hunt is the chief national affairs analyst at cnn. as a veteran of the siege of the capitol, hunt took to twitter to give hope to fellow survivors:n tomorrow will be a tough one for those who where they are or who had loved ones in the building. thinking of all of you and finding strength that i'm not alone in this. #january 6th. that was just a sweet. you have to believe this is a hopeful country and that hunt and survivors will come together in a reunion held in the certain
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to be build january 6th memorial. the one they will have to bulldoze the washington monument to construct. hunt and grizzled veterans of the "washington post." bloomberg news and politico and thef daily beast. in the "atlantic" magazine will raise their white claws as one and remember how they cheated death that terrible day. okay, we will stop. it is too embarrassing. we are feeling shamed even making fun of it. in fact, as a political matter, the anniversary of january 6th is not a joke. it's a very serious thing. a very serious thing. pretending that a protest was a failed coup is the democratic party's entire strategy to win this year's mid-term elections. governing did not work. at this point, that's all they got. today the attorney general of the united states announced the department of justice will arrest people who voted for donald trump. watch. >> thehe justice department remains committed to holding all
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january 6th perpetrators at any level accountable under law whether they wereja present that day or were otherwise responsible for the all the on our democracy. we will follow the facts wherever they lead. >> tucker: everyone who was responsible. the department of justice already had the largest manhunt in history. dillinger is laughing from the pit of hell. people who are taking pictures on their phone got picked up by the fbi and some sent to jail. it's not ending. there is more to come. merrick garland never speaks alone. the chorus joins him because they always move as one. frank, for example, a high fbi official who works at nbc news
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tweeted this: there is more, ladies and gentlemen. a former msnbc executive wrote this: i don't give up hope, trump can still be arrested. arrested for what? i guess there wasn't room in the tweet to explain. bad people should be arrested! but just arrested. that is the point! what is interesting, there are a lot of actual criminals who got no space in the garland speech. garland made no mention at all at the pipe bomber. there is the pipe bomber right there. the pipe bomb or january 6th. that was january 5th actually. that individual was caught on surveillance tape. the pipe bomber was on a phone several times. that's traceable.
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where is that person? merrick garland did not mention that. here's what he focussed on. >> we received over 300,000 tips from ordinary citizens who have been our indispensable partners in this effort. the fbi's website continues to post photos of persons in the event of january 6th and we seek the public's assistance in identifying those >> tucker:r: they are posting photos and taking them off the website including the most wanted. remember epps? he is on video several times encouraging riots reaching the capital on january 6. he was on the fbi website. now he is gone. hasn't been charged with anything. why is that. that is a real question. no one in congress seems to care
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even supposedly conservative republican senators what are they busy doing they are busy repeating the talking points that merrick garland wrote for them. here's one example. >> we are approaching a solemn anniversary this week. anniversary of a violence terrorists on the capitol. we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrateaw incredible courage and bravery, risk their lives to defend the men and women who serve in this capitol. >> tucker: everyone who is conservative appreciates ted cruz. he is smart. he is one of the more articulate people that serves in congress. he doesn't use a single word by accident. he is a lawyer. he described january 6th as a violent terrorists attack. of all the things that january 6
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was, it was deftly not a violent terrorist attack. it was not an insurrection. was it a riot? yes. why are you telling us it was, ted cruz? why are none of your republican friends saying anything? what is the hell is going on here you? you are making us think that may be the as we suspected it. party is as worthless that can't be true. reassure us, ted cruz. for more perspective we are talkingg to charlie hurt. a long time reporter in washington, one of the honest ones down at "the washington times." you have seen a lot. do you think january 6th is the most violent and terrifying event you have ever come? >> no, not by a long shot. i think it's true that it is the scariest thing that a lot of these people have ever witnessed, which says more about them and their life experiences
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than about that day. >> tucker: that's a smart point. if you are running around i am a hard news journalist that's collusion. >> or you think earplugs are rubber bullets shot at you, you are in the wrong line of work. i am not belittling how traumatic ityo was to it a lot f people. they probably do suffer from ptsd. maybe they should find another line ever work. maybe this is not right for them. if you are a perspective juror, who you want to put on your jury and they witnessed a crime or were a victim of a crime they are stricken from the jury. how are these reporters allowed to cover congressional hearings every day where half the people on the panel they believe want to kill them?
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how can they be honest reporters? i could do not that. >> tucker: that's a smart point. it does feel like the main hiring thing for every reporter is narcissists. the more likely you are to get the job. >> this is the perfect -- they sort of rent through the gamut of twitter. january 6th is the twitter media. #january6 >> tucker: let's talk about january 6th which was an actual event where crimes were committed. >> a riot.h >> tucker: i believe that. and we are for prosecuting all crimes. but it's become more than that. uthis being washington, it's ud to a political effect. how do you think democrats believe january 6th will allow them to not lose in the mid-terms? >> first these are the most
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sheltered people on earth. they don't get out much. if they got out more, they would realize nobody is talking this. nobody but they themselves in the media and a few people obsessed with the news every morning. i am talking about democrats. if you are a democrat voter in chicago do you care more about that or the blm summer of hate in which your neighborhood got torched? >> tucker: and dozens of people died. >> and government buildings were destroyed. you had cops killed. is that more concerning or is this? it reveals the disconnect. democrats have nothing better to counter the mayhem they inspired. that's why they are talking about this. but the weird thing about it is, not only does it reveal how disconnected they are.
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but the more they talk about the more disconnected they are from the voters. h and it is a real bad situation.m and i think it is proof they have given up on hoping to win. >> tucker: i think that's right. charlie hurt, great to see you. >> great to see you. january 6th, we had an inquiry from yahoo news? asked if it the documentary supported violence? of course it doesn't. in fact, the documentary explicitly reposes violent purity of any kind, even places like yahoo! news getting a pass from the bom rioters who killed americans. so why don't you watch the documentary? i have watched and he sent us this transcription from the documentary and you will see it on the screen. this is a quote from the end of "patriot purge."
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i wrote that. that's my voice over at the endh of the documentary. but you will notice in the transcription there are a series of dots signifying something was removed. they signify something has been removed from the original quote. so what was removed from the documentary? the phrase don't fall for it was removed. as in, they are pushing for the violence but "don't fall that's what we said. for it." remain peaceful. don't commit violence. love your fellow americans and make the country better. if you can watch the video you don't believe this, yourself. they edited the transcript to suggest we were promoting violence. it's not often you see a clear example of media dishonest. what can we learn from that? i know jon ward very are. he used to work for me. he and his family have been to our house.
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very nice person, he is a sincere family man and he is also weak. in a moment like this, weak people get crushed by the forces above them, weak people conform. they p do what it takes. you want to draw a salary from a big media company you toe the line.e. if it comes down to it, you lie. the whole thing is heart breaking to watch. what an awful moment was this. lt. col. was if jail because he criticized the withdrawal of afghanistan. to this day, he's the only one punished for it. we have wanted to talk to him since he got out of jail. in a moment, he will join us for his first interview. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪
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a while. anyone that has been there and experienced it, it's very personal. a in the age that we live, i was watching the afghanistan plan fall apart before our eyes. social media real time. it was frustrating. i talked to family and friends. i was having a really hard time with it. a week previous to it, the commander of the marine corp stated was your sacrifice addressing all we were struggling with? if you are having trouble, seek therapy.y. he never pointed out that any senior leader might be culpable for wrongdoing. and i saw that as him pushing his loyalty to the other general officers. we could have avoided a trip to the therapist had he admitted that senior leaders had faults. i was angry about how it was handled. and then a week later, the unit that was was attacked was my first unit and my best
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friend got killed. it came full circle toy moo. i put them out. i knew this unit. i intimately knew this unit. and since then, i had become the commander. all of this just got to a point where i knew for a fact that no senior leaders would be held accountable. i knew that i was going to be held accountable. at a certain point, we need to address our short falls or we will keep repeating our mistakes. even after i made that video and i made the video in my office. i didn't post right away but i drove to my house.os i was outside my house with the wife and the 3 kids in the house. knowing this would change your life forever. i made the decision to put it up there. >> tucker: but why?
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everything you said, everyone understands your frustration.n. you are clearly smart. you didn't know you would go to jail for it, but you did it anyway. why? >> this has been my whole life. my whole adult life has been dedicated to america. i wrote a master's thesis on making foreign diplomacy more effective. no one is more personally invested than me. i have awards for valor. but through all of that, that's irrelevant and when i'm watching the junior service member win every tactical engagement and the national security strategy is all predicated on changes on a tactical level. we won every tactical level engagement. what we are losing at is the operational level where
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general mckenzie and the commanders reside and that leads to the strategic level and national security council. those are people need to be held accountable. these junior enlisted are sacrificing everything and they are not getting the credit they deserve. you asked me why i did it -- >> tucker: those are the menu command? >> yes, i was the company commander in multiple commands. i have been a company commander for 5 i years. i was in my battalion seat two months before i made the video so it was short-lived and they fired me before dinner the next night. but, i did it because not only was i personal invested. following vietnam no general officers were held accountable. in the narrative that was told
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today was how the general officers basically they had to clean up the draft generation but they never went back and held themselves accountable.ft the exact same thing is happening right now. they are taking, this generation doesn't know how to fight china. we need to change it. it's a tactical problem. they are not focusing on the operational strategic problems, which the same thing that should have been addressed after vietnam we are the reason it got washed away is because we had a marginal success in desert storm in the '90s and that threw us off with the systemic changes that need totoal take p. all of those reasons are why -- it's not my place to say it. everyone pointed that out, but nobody else is saying it it.o nobody else is saying it. >> tucker: a really great and honorable man. exactly the person you want defending your country. that whole conversation is available right now on fox nation. head over to
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>> tucker: we a >> tucker: we are learning more about how fake the most basic covid numbers.ey they are made up. they are totally fake. they are a lie. the "l.a. times" confirmed that a majority of people listed as covid patients in hospitals are there for something else. they merely test it positive for the virus. covert hospitalizations are not the only thing you have been lied to about. biden announced that long covid is real. it's a disorder and it's now a disability under federal disability law. watch. >> i am proud to announce a new effort to help americans grappling with long covid. that doctors call "long covid."
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many americans who recover from the virus still face lingering challenges like breathing problems, brain fog, chronic pain or fatigue. these conditions can sometimes rise to the level of a disability. we are bringing agencies together to make sure americans with long covid who have a disability have access to the rights and resources that are due under the disability law. >> tucker: brain fog and fatigue. maybe that's a real syndrome. maybe it's just thursday. it's not sure this is real. at least one study shows that most people who told physicians they had long covid never even had covid at all. one german study revealed the patient's brain showed no changes. alex is following this story. and a lot of the stories no one else's following. he is the author of a best selling book"pandemia." i don't want to make fun ever people suffering or their
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illnesses or symptoms which are probably real. but at some point, if this is a federal disability we have a right to know where it's a thing or not. is it? >> yes, it's a great question. i need to say one thing to you, which i say every time i come on, i say thank you. we were on the week the book came out. it's because of you and laura, it's a best seller. it was under a media blackout. you talked about it and the "new york times" would not allow it on the list. thank you. u >> tucker: your former employer? >> right. >> my former employer. they wouldn't drop water on me if i were on fire. i am telling the truth. long covid, long covid is a joke unfortunately medically.
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and you are right, at the same time, we have to be aware these people are suffering. it's likee fibro myalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome thatit have taken over parts of medicine in the last 30 years. there are people, especially middle aged women, a certain person fits this profile. suffering from fatigue and pain and depression and they work pretty hard to medicalize their condition. men have their own ways of dealing with it. for men it's often back pain and alcohol. a lot of americans are under stress and covid made that worse. that doesn't mean this is a real medical condition. there is no evidence that a virus -- if you are really sick with covid and get stuck on a ventilator and need oxygen report, you will have a recovery period that is significant. that's not what these people
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want to talk about. they want to talk about people who have few or no symptoms and never hospitalized and never had a positive covid diagnosis and to claim later they became sick with long covid and they are entitled to welfare for the rest of their lives. we are going to do that, we need some evidence this is an actual illness with a biological course.. i write about this and the media, more evidence developed in the last couple of months that suggests this is not a biological illness. that doesn't mean these folks are not suffering. >> tucker: i get. the plan is to send every american a checkhet. every mont. would this be more straightforward to do that? >> that's right, if that's whatc we want, then that's what we do.
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but to make people pretend they are sick worsens their conditions. in 2008 talking to a rheumatologist about fibro myalgia, he said the longer they hang around the medical system, they become worse. it's harder to get back to being healthy. >> tucker: it's like medical marijuana. if you want to legalizeg weed do it but don't pretend it replaces chemotherapy. it's so insulting. alex berenson, it is great to see you. thank you. >> thank you, tucker. democrats tell us in order to save democracy they have to pass the john lewis voting rights act. how surprised will you be to discover the bill does exactly the opposite of what it's advertised to do? we have details straight ahead. ♪ ♪
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>> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> tucker: the john lewis voting rights act is the number 1 priority of democrats in the congress. they are so desperate to it pass it before they get creamed in the mid-terms, they are threatening to abolish the
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filibuster which would change congress forever. make it different from what it isre now. if this bill becomes law the federal government would have veto power in voting in every state. the federal government would bee able to rig any election. the state would have to go to the congress for permissionn to do anything. this is a huge change. probably unconstitutional. states that have no requirement for voter i.d. would be suspended. states would lose control of redistricting. it's complex. democrats are smart enough ton they can control the outcome of the election. they are not stupid like the other party. victor davis hanson joins us
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tonight. he is the opposite of stupid. give us your evaluation of this bill. >> well, first ever all, this is in reaction to the declining popularity of joe biden and his agenda. after he was elected we were told that we have a good system. we got rid of the trump threat and in august, his polls crashed. that is what is precipitating the need for it. it's part of a larger landscape where we will pack the court and get rid of the electoral college and we will get rid of the 9 person 150-year-old supremend court. they have no confidence in the people.on when they say democracy is broken in it 2022 or 2024, it is broken because we are not in power. maybe in two years. but i think it is
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the constitution says the state has the primary responsibility. the federal government can intervene on 18-year-old vote. women's suffrage. but if the states did not have the primary responsibility, it would not be in the constitution. they want to turn over wyoming or utah. or indiana's voting las to people in the doj. we have seen what type of people have been confirmed lately. they will come in and say, you can't stop third party vote harvesting. we need more mail-in ballots. all the things they felt were good in the last election. their main focus is voter i.d. it's a pseudo-answer in search of a pseudo-problem. in 2012 barack obama had a higher margin of african-americansf turned out in
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greater numbers to vote for him. 96% than did white voters. 2020 more people voted than ever. the idea you are suppressing the vote is a manipulation of language. before you could not have illegal immigrants vote in new york. now you can as nancy pelosi and others said 17 years old and 18 years old should vote and ex-felons. they are trying to enlarge the electorate because it doesn't serve their electoral needs. they need to get the filibuster eliminated or this won't pass.ed we are talking about january 6th, these guys are stone cold revolutionaries. they know what they are doing. they are 10 times for dangerous than that clownish group that went into the capitol on january 6th. they are more dangerous than the
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120 day continuous rioters who killed and injured cops that we don't talk about. these people don't believe in the constitution and want to change the system to guarantee the results that otherwise they can't achieve by the people. >> tucker: so nicely put. i listen to you talk and think you must be reading that but you are not. i am impressed. thank you victor davis hanson. for the explanation. people whoho care about new york and everyone should care about new york, a lot of our economy comesot from new york. realize that it's over at this point. why?et because the new district attorney in manhattan alvin bragg announced his office will no longer seek prison sentencess for very serious crimes. armed robby will be down graded.
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two petty larceny, et cetera, et cetera. what will the effect be? we have someone who lives in new york. author of "the last days in new york." seth, thanks for coming on. >> thanks, tucker. >> tell us what this soros backed prosecutor plans to do? >> you spelled it out. he wants non-incarceration for almost any crime other than murder and rape. as far as gun crimes and street assaults, he doesn't think they merit jail. he doesn't want bail imposed at all except for rape and homicide. if you commit a serious crime, you can walk.
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he has a completely revolutionary, radical view of how criminal justice should operate in new york, it's frightening. people are up in arms about it. but this was his campaign. this is what he ran on. he made these promises. he said he didn't think that gun crimes should bring jail -- >> tucker: that's strange. he is a left wing democrat and a soros puppet.t' i thought left wing democrats were for taking people's guns away or is kyle rittenhouse the only gun criminal in america or farmers with shotguns in their closet? >> that's an interesting question. who will get arrested. he talks about how his dad had an illegal gun. he had it for safety and protection. it was okay. i guess other people who have
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guns maybe it's not so good. he doesn't think a gun should read to a jail sentence unless it's used. >> tucker: that's what we are seeing. race-based application of law. it is the equity agenda. that's what matters the most. >> well, given the fact that 98% of gun crime in new york city is committed by blacks and latinos, it shakes out that way. everything is excited by eric adams as the law and order mayor. in july he said there is no difference between him and alvin bragg on criminal justice. we for a sticky situation. >> tucker: we are. some of us were hoping that eric adams would be better than the mayor he replaced. i still hope that. seth, thank you. after a lot of depressing
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stories here is an inspiring one. a teacher who is battling cancer in chicago has announced he will not go remote because of the non-deadly omicron variant. he wants to continue teaching students even though the teacher's union doesn't want him to. we will hear from him next. prettyg great. ♪ ♪
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>> tucker: the teachers union in chicago has voted to stop teaching students. one teacher, a teacher battling cancer has refused to stop teaching students in person. that teacher is called thanks so much for joining us. bless you for this. tell us why you made this decision -- hello? >> well, in the previous strikes i already made the decision because i joined the chicago public schools as a teacher first and foremost as a teacher. i believe my role should be inside the classroom with my students. it should not be in the picket line. i did not join cps to be a union member. first and foremost, to be a teacher. secondly, i believe that there are ways to fight city hall. you don't dangle the plight of the kids in the middle of the
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fight just to secure the demands. there are other ways, i believe there are other ways. i have nothing against the union. but i have something against people using the union as a tool for political gain. and that is my stand. that is why i feel that despite my cancer, i still have a role to play right now. i just want to make my life relevant somehow. the thought that i can still be of service to my students, i can touch their lives and make a difference in their lives. >> tucker: first of all, you are going to make me cry. the fact that you literally have cancer right now and you are fighting it and you are not afraid, you think that your duty to the students is higher than your own risk that you're taking
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on is just so inspiring, i think, to the rest of us. why do you think it's important if you can explain in person rather than over a zoom app. >> i have done the remote learning from more than a year with the students. i have seen the limitations and the challenges that a teacher faces with remote learning. it's not really effective. it's not as effective doing in-person teaching. and i feel that it's not also fair to the parents. the parents need to be with the students when they should be earning a living. i think that the union should look at it not in a sweeping way. they did a sweeping manner on their demands. but there are schools without covid. i have my classroom, i have 82
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students, i'm not aware of anyone having covid. i'm also not aware of a teacher having covid in my school. so i think it's a measure of the administration coming up with ways to really ensure safety is being observed. i think the union has to look at it on a school to school bases. it should not be in a sweeping way because it's unfair to the students here that's not fair to the parents. >> tucker: amazing. i'm so glad you came on tonight. thank you very much. >> you are welcome. >> tucker: did you hear what that man said? he is going into teach in the middle of a covid outbreak despite that he has cancer because he wants to help people, he wants to be relevant. the point of life is not to be safer prevent prevent yourself from dying. the point is to do something!
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as he put it, to be relevant. meaning matters. amazing. that's it for us tonight. we have a brand-new episode of "tucker carlson today" featuring our interview, you can stream it on fox nation, go to we'll be back tomorrow. in the meantime, the great sean hannity awaits for the 9:00 p.m. our. >> sean: that teacher was impressive, very impressive. tonight, an important milestone. six months ago, your president joe biden proudly stated that under his brave leadership, the united states finally gained the upper hand against covid-19 and that we are closer than ever to declaring our independence from the virus. here we are happier later and we are now in the throes of biden's second dark winter of death and disease, fully massed and vaccinated people, people with boosters, and even people with immunity are all getting


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