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Did Tucker Carlson Warn Chauvin Verdict Could Set Dangerous Precedent of Believing Facts?

The faux headline comes from the mind of Andy Borowitz.

Published Apr 25, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carlson talked about a large variety of topics including dropping testosterone levels, increasing rates of suicide, unemployment, drug addiction and social hierarchy at the summit, which had the theme 'The Case for the American Experiment.'  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Claim:
Tucker Carlson warned that the Derek Chauvin verdict could set a dangerous precedent of people believing facts.

On April 20, 2021, Andy Borowitz posted the following headline to his Facebook timeline:

Tucker Carlson Warns Chauvin Verdict Could Set Dangerous Precedent of People Believing Facts

This was not a factual recounting of real-life events. Borowtiz is a well-known satirist whose Facebook timeline includes many other joke headlines as well.

For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.

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