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he's battling als right now. going to be one of the books you pick up and your kids pick up and they choose to read it. also, tim greene's book, listen to the radio show tomorrow 9:00 to noon, geraldo, no last name, clay travrs, jesse waters, dan bongino will be there. time for tucker. i was thinking of doing small talk. now it's two seconds. >> tucker: good evening, welcome to tucker carlson tonight. one thing about americans, they love australia. most americans have never been there. it's a long way away. but when americans think of australians, they imagine a freer, tougher version of themselves. steve erwin, crocodile dundee, that kind of thing. so a huge reserve of affection in the united states for australia, it's culture, and it's people. it's also possible that most
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americans have not updated our assumptions about australia in a while and the reality is a little different than what we imagined. case in point, two years ago, june, 2019, the federal police in sydney raided the offices of the australian broadcasting corporation, the australian broadcaster, abc. they were not unclear at all about why they raided. they said it out loud. days before the raid, abc broadcast allegations of a whistleblower that embarrassed the government of australia. the military leaders had killed civilians in afghanistan including children and had lied about it. the abc broadcast, that story, it wasn't a crime to broadcast the story in australia's police didn't pretend it was. instead, they served the broadcaster from the warrant that authorized them, the police, to cover up any evidence of the australia military's misconduct. think about that for a minute. the warrant, we're quoting it, allowed the police to quote,
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add, copy, delete, or alter any material they wanted to alter on the broadcaster's computer. that's not the kind of thing happens in a free country to put it mildly. but yet australia's police forces never suffered consequences for doing it. many australians, the polls show, supported it. they awarded the military with hundreds of millions of dollars. most of it was to keep the australian's safe from the maligning influence of the chinese authoritarianism. even though it seemed a lot like chinese authoritarianism itself. two years later? what does australia look like? it looks like china at the beginning of the pandemic. that's the truth. people were welded inside of their apartments to starve, the guys in hazmat suits forcing people to quarantine boxes and driving away to some unknown destination. at the time, our public health officials, including tony fauci said nothing like that could happen in our country or in the west. but that was wrong.
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because those things are now happening in australia. this is what happens in australia, for example, if you try to leave your apartment. >> anthony knows he's covid positive when he steps into the public lift, already breaking so many rules, he doesn't bother to cover his mouth as he sneezes and splatters. the 27-year-old is still infectious, but has gone missing from his wentworth point apartments. a warrant now issued for his arrest. >> this 27-year-old chap who apparently has expressed the view that he doesn't care whether he spreads the virus is one example of the worst of the worst. >> tucker: so, a national han hunt for -- man hunt for a man who sneezed in an elevator. that's the state of play in australia. not everyone in the country is onboard by this. because they were disarmed by the government several years ago, there's nothing they can do
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about it. it's accelerated. look at what's happening now. they're being crushed. this was the scene in melbourne, the second most populous city in the country in the past month. watch. [ bleep ] >> we're trying to get -- home. we're ing get home.
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>> tucker: the government cracking down on extremists? no, just ordinary australians demonstrating peacefully against the lockdowns, beaten by police. there's a lot of footage like this from australiament. in a moment, we'll show you more. something that's not immediately obvious from the american vantage is this isn't all of australia, the whole country is not locked down. in australia, most of the lockdowns are on the eastern part of the country, where the capital is, where the federal government has the most control. the western part, the west populated part of australia, meanwhile, home to the country's national resources isn't locked down at all. 50,000 fans just crowded inside of a stadium for a rugby match for perth, the capital of western australia, no one was beaten with knife sticks or hosed by the police. it was not a super spreader event. western australia had virtually no cases of covid. how does that happen? how does western australia not
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lock down but remain virtually covid free? simple? by controlling the borders. western australia did not let thousands of people stream in from anywhere they wanted to in the world, they're not texas. they didn't care about protecting the borders. they're racist. it seemed common sense, it worked. here's the revealing thing. in australia, the federal government is angry that western australia has closed it's borders. they want that part of the country to open those borders. really? why would that be? well, according to abc news, australia is arguing that the western border restrictions are a drag on the national autonomy, end quote. that's interesting. because the problem with the australia economy right now doesn't come from western australia closing the borders, it comes from the lockdowns. those are the biggest drag on the national economy ever conceived in australia. so are the police s.w.a.t. teams beating people for going
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outside. covid mandates are a far greater threat to australia's economy and the social fabric than covid itself. here's the health minister in queensland in eastern australia explain that outdoor mask mandates are necessary because of two new covid cases, that's two, not 200,000 or 2,000. but two. watch? >> what these two new cases mean is we'll be extending the directive in relation to mask wearing to the gold coast. >> tucker: okay, we want to pause to give you a sense of the scope of the pandemic in australia. to date, covid has caused 1300, quote, recorded deaths in the entire country. australia had 25 million people. now, that 1300 figure includes people who died with probable covid? what does that mean? we have no idea. no one has ever defined it. in alberta, canada, this might
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tell you something, anyone who stays home from any illness would be count bid the government as a covid patient. then she pretended she didn't say it because it's insane, but it's on video, so we know she did. australia adopted a similar standard. anyone who leaves home is apparently counted as a covid patient. a man in melbourne this sunday who made a mistake of walking a block from his house. >> he lis a block away. >> he has no reason to be here. he doesn't have a reason to be out today. >> hold on, he has a facemask in his pocket. he was smoking a cigarette. he came to get lunch with me. >> i'm having a cigarette. i have two masks in my pocket. what else do you want me to do? >> tucker: the interesting thing, the authoritarianism, that's terrifying it can happen in an english speaking country,
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in australia of all places. he never asked the man if he's been vaccinated. that's the first question they would ask because vaccination works, doesn't it? that's why it's mandatory, right? the leaders are pretending that the vaccination status matters in new south wales, eastern australia. the unvaccinated will be allowed to retain their freedoms. >> the message to the unvaccinated is you will not achieve further freedom unless you get vaccinated. the further and final message to regional new south wales and it will be individuals who choose not to be vaccinated who will lose their freedoms on the 11th of october. >> tucker: no more freedom if you don't get the vax. but they will arrest you for being outside smoking a cigarette a block from your home without a mask and not even ask you if you've been vaccinated. so, vaccination status isn't that important as a health matter, wouldn't that be the first question you ask? but they didn't bother. meanwhile, in the same australian state, new south
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wales, officials are telling people, whether they're vaccinated or not, they're not allowed to go to church. >> in the name of jesus, it's in the city of new south wales. >> it's unclear what passage this pastor is preaching from, but it's not the public health order. his church, the christ embassy in blacktown is in lockdown -- hard lockdown. there's no qr code on the door costing the organization $5,000. each of these 30 adult worshippers fined $1,000. >> whether it's a soccer match, whether it's a church service, it doesn't matter. you cannot -- you cannot gather as they did at blacktown. >> tucker: oh, so you have to get vaccinated to have any of your freedoms. but even if you are vaccinated, you're not allowed to go to church. so, what is the point of vaccination? why do the federal government in
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australia lock everybody down if there's no actual way to stop the lockdowns? and more to the point, why do they want open borders in western australia if closing the borders actually has kept the population safe? well, they want open borders there for the same reason they want it here. in new south wales, one official, the state's health officer, explained it out loud. watch. >> we will be looking at what contact tracing looks like in the new world order -- yes, it will be pubs and clubs and other thing ifs we have a positive case there. >> tucker: oh, the new world order. she said it out loud. this is a really interesting story, what's happening in australia and what it means for the rest of the anglo sphere, very much including us, and maybe that's why globally most media organizations have refused to cover it. that comment, the one you saw the new world order got barely any coverage at all. all of the footage we showed you today is mostly being ignored in
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the united states, why? it's possible what's happening in australia might be instructive to us in the united states. in just two years, the australian police went from raiding news rooms to beating people in the streets. so, maybe the lesson is things can change very quickly. one moment, the english-speaking world is mocking china for being distaupe yeah and autocratic. the next moment they're hunting people down who are two blocks away from their own homes and smoking a cigarette. kadim has been watching very closely what's happening in australia. he's a director of policy in the university of melbourne. thank you so much for coming on. >> thank you. >> these images are shocking to americans, most of whom has great affection for australia, think of australia as kind of our cousins, a lot of our cousins do like us, we do like
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them. this is shocking behavior and not the behave your of a free country. what happened? >> it's not. i don't think it's possible to say that australia is a functional liberal democracy. the coronavirus has completely changed the relationship between government and citizen in this country. it's overwhelmed every check and balance in our system. it's overwhelmed almost every norm of democratic governance. this is a radically new era in new york city. -- australia. we saw police stop protests with counterterrorism equipment they declared a no-fly zone over melbourne so commercial media outlets couldn't film protesters in case people saw how big they were and went down and joined the protest and started to march as well. that's an extraordinary tip is
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it for any government to take. the police, the broadcast media, and opinion is changing now 18 months later, but in the main, it has not raised the protest that we should have seen. because of the way the authorities in australia have instilled such fear in the population about this virus. >> tucker: i wish we had more time. but quickly, are there any nationally known political leaders fighting against this? >> there are a small number of libertarians in -- there's one david in victoria. but in the main, in the main, no. they're -- they're bypassing consensus on this between both major parties. so, we remain in this holding pattern for sometime. it doesn't seem to be any political will to end the situation quickly. and in the meantime, as you said, we are continually being given this -- we're becoming used to this idea that freedom is not an inherent right, a gift
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from the government or privilege we get back in exchange for staying at home, follow the rules as they say in in australia or getting vaccinated. it's a very bad precedent. even after krona, we have to ask ourselves what the next emergency will be and the next after that. if it can happen in australia, it can happen anywhere. >> tucker: all demonstrably true. they will never relinquish this, ever. thank you for your voice on this. >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: remember the florida grim reaper who went around telling people not to go outside, his name is daniel ufelder. he's a lawyer. he's launched a left wing pact called remove ron as in governor ron desantis. they released this ad, hilarious, remember, it's intended to be critical of ron desantis. here it is. >> ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of your cabin crew, we
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would like to inform you we have officially entered florida air space. now that we're making our final decent, please watch this short message from governor ron desantis on covid-19. thereafter, everyone onboard will be required to comply with the state's -- >> we are not doing any vaccine passports in the state of florida. we trust people to make their own decisions in this state. we are not going to be bludgeoning people. restrictions -- mandates? (siren). >> lockdowns or any of that stuff. >> this fall -- >> tucker: i guess it's like a rorschach blot. people watched that and thought, i don't want to go to florida. most people watched and said, hmm, that seemed like good governance to me. jesse kelly is interested in your reaction to that hit piece on ron desantis.
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>> they made me love him even more. i don't think most people looked a that the video and thought, i want to go to video. i think maybe half of the country looked at that video and thought maybe they want to go to florida. people look at the videos you were just playing from australia and i think half of the country wants that here. i do not think we're one nation anymore. we're at least two separate nations and they're putting out attack pieces that look like puff pieces to people like you and me, tells you all you need to know. >> tucker: i hope you're wrong. part of me senses you're not wrong, you really are wrong, i have noticed. so, i won ohher if people who -- i wonder if people who looked an it that ad or looked at the australia footage and said i'm glad the cops are beating unarmed protesters with batons for not wearing masks, maybe those people will be deterred from going to florida or other free states. >> that's why i think we're separating as a nation. i think they are. it shows when you look at the
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people leaving california and going to a place like texas, we have numbers, they are mostly republican. it's mostly republicans leaving new york and going to florida. what do we have in common anymore? one side believes babies should be protected. the other openly brags about slaughtering them. the other says biology things, a man is born a man remains a man. the other side believes that can be taken care of w a scalpel and lipstick. china is our enemy. the chairman of the joint chiefs is inside china. the only person inside more is eric swalwell. half of the country knows china is an enemy, we just don't share things in common. >> tucker: sex with a chinese spy, thank you for reminding us of that. there was a silver lining to the dark cloud of your analysis. great to see you.
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>> you too, bud. >> tucker: some things don't change in fact our southern border is wide open. no one has closed it. a new caravan of more than 85,000 people from around the world has been spotted heading towards this country. we'll learn who is in that caravan and when they will arrive, that's straight ahead.
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>> tucker: a new human wave coming our way. a caravan of roughly 85,000 migrants in panama heading to the united states. 60,000 of those migrants reportedly are haitian. panama's foreign ministers express surprise that the biden administration isn't doing anything to stop the caravans from forming. she told axios, we sounded the alarm when we should have. yet the border remains open. how thousands of migrants make that journey every day of the year. >> well before any migrant crosses into the u.s., they first have to step foot into mexico, which requires a little effort and only a few pesos. this is the river separating mexico and guatemala in the distance, the international bridge, that's the legal way to cross. this is the illegal way. thousands do it every day. more than 13,000 haitians applying for refugee status at
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this very moment in chapachula on the other side of those banks. >> tucker: todd is the senior national security fellow at the center of immigration studies, the author of the covert border war, a perfect description of what's happening now. thanks so much for coming on. >> ng thats for having me. >> tucker: another 60,000 haitians. what -- describe what this is about, exactly? i don't think if you told the average person a year ago we'd be facing migration of tens of thousands of haitians through mexico anyone would believe you. >> well, there's a major route -- a human smuggling route that comes out of south america through colombia. into panama. and then on up through costa rica and on up to texas. normally, 7,000, 8,000 a year that come through. since the biden administration entered the office and put into
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place its policies, it's acting as a clarion call to the entire world, the entire world, 120 countries plus are heading through what we call the darian gap out of colombia into panama and on up. that's how most of the haitians got here in the first place to the texas border. that's how a whole bunch more are coming through. way more besides haitians. i'm talking from the middle east to china to all of the nations of africa. they're all headed to the border to take advantage. >> tucker: i don't understand the american response. i mean, if a group of people you didn't know who looked threatening showed up at your house, you wouldn't let them in. you would say, you can't come in, it's my house. why are we letting anybody cross the border? why not say let mexico deal with them? >> there's a better solution which is to have panama and costa rica deal with this. i've been advocating for quite a while that because panama is the
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smuggler, the government of panama is the smuggler, they provide food, shelter, hospitality, camps. they arrange all of the bussing and everything to the costa rica and costa ricans have been doing the same called controlled flow. i've been advocating for a long time. this is a national security threat. when you have people coming from afghanistan, which they do, through the border, that's an issue that could be stopped much earlier in mexico with repatriation flights and an into control flow. i was in costa rica a couple of months ago on this very trail and i saw very, very heavy traffic on that maritamians, senegal, you name it, they are coming through there in very large, heavy numbers. costa rica does nothing. they allow it to happen. and the panamians are the
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smuggler. >> tucker: yeah, end of america, that's not an overstatement. we're watching it happen in realtime. we appreciate it, the facts you brought. thank you. >> thank you. >> tucker: the government doesn't run on tax revenue anymore. the fed just prints the money. as much as they want. so taxation is merely designed to hurt you. and the biden administration found a new way to do that. the treasury secretary proposes taxing people on money they don't have. she said it on tape, we'll show it to you. tucker carlson, on, you can get the new book. cut out big tech and order it directly. we'll be right back. but really a sign of strength. people sometimes don't want to talk about mental health, they don't want to talk about problems that they might have that aren't physical, but those problems are just as real. i have this disease you know, and it makes it awkward that i have to explain myself
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or prove myself in certain situations. a lot of times i'm not feeling good or you know not having a good day, but through the music i'm able to have a good day by expressing something that feels good to me that i can pass onto others. one of my favorite phrases to share with not only my kids but anybody is never compare your insides to someone else's outsides. we are creating conversation we are raising awareness and we're kicking the hell out of this stigma saying get away from the people we love the most. ♪♪
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>> tucker: welcome to fox news live. i'm matt fin in los angeles. president biden signing legislation tonight to avert a partial government shutdown only hours ahead of a midnight deadline congress passed the bill to fund the government through december 3.
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democrats and republicans are still at odds about how to raise the government's borrowing camp. janet yellen has cautioned that failure to raise the debt limit will lead to a financial crisis in economic recession. california enacting a law to strip the badges of police officers who act criminally or with bias. california was one of just four states without such a system. alongside hawaii, new jersey, and rhode island. the state's new sweeping police reforms were driven in part by last year's killing of george floyd at the hands of former minneapolis police officer derek chovin. for all of your headline, log on to >> tucker: taxing unrealized capital gains as income. so, if you own something that has become more valuable over
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time, including your house, janet yellen believes you should be taxed on the rise in value. she said it again this week in capitol hill when she proposed taxing the unrealized gains of inherited assets. that would include real estate. what would that mean? that would mean millions of americans would owe taxes, they would be forced to pay money they don't have. >> do you support eliminating stepped up basis for estate beneficiaries. and if you do, why? >> i do support eliminating stepped up basis. the reason is that a very large share of the income of wealthy individuals is simply never taxed. individuals hold on to these assets during their lifetime. that income is never taxed. and we know for some of the wealthiest individuals in the country, they pay very low taxes
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overall because most of their income takes the form of unrealized capital gains. >> tucker: to be clear, janet yellen is one of the wealthiest americans. she made millions and millions and millions in payoffs from the banks after leaving the federal reserve. okay. so, there's that. but what she's really saying is that any asset you own, again, including your house, you had your house 30 years, real estate taxes go up, partly because of speculation by big real estate holding companies and all of a sudden the big increase in value in your house means you have to pay tax to the federal government money that you don't have. this would bankrupt a lot of people who are not rich. by the way, yellen also conceded that the democrats could raise the debt ceiling right now without the support of republicans. >> senator schumer is a democratment. >> correct. >> and my friend controls the senate floor. and he can raise
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the debt ceiling by just amending the budget resolution. can't he? >> it's possible that could be done. why didn't he do it? why don't y'all do it? then we can -- let me just finish. why don't y'all just do it and we don't have this fight? >> tucker: that was senator john kennedy from louisiana. he was at that hearing. he joins us tonight. senator, thanks so much for coming on. so first to the suggestion that we tax the increase in value in assets that we think we own. literally average people, this means real estate. so, what would that mean for people who make $300,000 a year, but whose house has doubled in value. that's a lot of people. where would they be if this became law?
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>> tucker, it's really pretty extraordinary. for the first time in the history of ever, president biden and secretary yellen want to tax unrealized gains on inherited property. let me explain what that means. suppose you have a young widow with three children, she never remarries. she goes and buys $150,000 home to raise her kids. and she raises her kids in the home. she's not rich. she works. but her main asset, her only asset is her home. 50 years later, she dies. as a result of inflation and appreciation over 50 years, her $150,000 home is now worth $1.75 million. she leaves her home to her kids. under current law, her kids would not have to pay any income
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tax. on that home that they didn't sell the property. they wouldn't have to pay any inheritance tax either. but that's a separate issue. but under the biden yellen rule, those kids would automatically be taxed on the full value of the home whether they sold it or not. it's a little bit more complex than that. but the point is, those kids are not going to have the money to pay the taxes. so they're going to be forced to do a fire sale on the home their mom worked for just to pay the taxes. and this -- this -- the united states has never done this, never. this is going to affect millions and millions of middle class americans. it's going to maul the real estate market. and the market for other long-term assets. and i guess the moral of the
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story is, this is what happens -- this is what happens when you have a president and a treasury secretary who are on a mission from god to please pink haired wokers who carry around ziplock bags of kale. this is what happens when you have a president and a secretary who want to tax, spend, and regulate america into ne-yo socialism. >> tucker: especially since we're not funding the government with tax revenue anyway because thanks to janet yellen, we've been punting the whole thing with fake money from the federal reserve. why tax anyone at this point? the whole thing is punitive. appreciate you coming on tonight, thank you. >> thank you. >> tucker: taylor works for "the new york times" where she's a reporter. but, in fact, she's an enforcer working on what have of the working class, defaming and
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bullying people stepping out of line. most people don't fight back. she's at "the new york times." what do you do? if you do fight back, you're committing violence against her because she's got mental problems. one person is fighting back. she's got a lawsuit filed against her for $6 million. what that's about when we come back. are still suffering in poverty today. god calls on people who believe in him to act on his word. "comfort ye, comfort my people." when i come here and i sit with lilia i realize what she needs right now is food. these elderly jews are weak and they're sick. they're living on $2 a day which is impossible. this now, is how god's children are living. take this time to send a survival food box
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>> tucker: you may have heard the city of chicago has stopped enforcing the law. that's not entirely true. the city announced it is cracking down on businesses that won't enforce the indoor mask mandates. they're serious about it. one week last month, the city of chicago issued dozens of citations to retail stores they said violated their order. meanwhile, in other news, criminals are free to loot and destroy the stores with total impunity. don't believe this, watch this? this is the scene on saturday in the ultra beauty shop in chicago. >> oh, look at this. oh. oh. insane.
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look at this. >> tucker: notice nobody does anything to stop them. and all of the customers have their obedience masks on the entire time. an immasculate country. a security guard shot someone three times for not wearing a mask but no security guard or police officer will bother a shoplifter in the city because you're not allowed to. that's true all over the country. this is the scene in a jewelry store in the bay area. watch. the thieves took advantage of the indoor mask policy to hide their identity. it worked, several of them remain at large tonight. taylor lorenz worked at "the new york times." she defames people.
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one person is fighting back, however. her name is aradna jacobs. she filed a $6 million defamation suit against taylor lor renz. jacob is an entrepreneur and marketing expert, founder of she explains her lawsuit. thanks for joining us. appreciate it. taylor lor renz stalks the landscape hurting people. if you say something, she claims you're attacking her because of neuroses or whatever. you're the aggressor. tell us why you're doing this and what your claim against her is. >> thanks, tucker. to give you background, i dedicated my career to the influence or marketing industry for almost 20 years before influencer was even a term. and my company, was disrupting the entertainment space as we discovered and developed some of the biggest internet stars in the world, including charlie and addison.
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and it was devastating when taylor l o renz came along with the megaphone of "the new york times" and decided to write a scathing article full of lies about us. she had to know it was lies because we answered all of her questions factually before she published the story. i lost my business, my personal reputation, and my income. in spanish we say -- there's laws but no justice. in this case, i pray for justice because taylor has a pattern of lying and destroying innocent people and manipulating young people. and she needs to be held accountable. i came to this country legally from mexico when i was a little girl and my father died and it was my dream to build a company. and for a privileged bully lick taylor lorenz take take it away from somebody like me, it's just wrong. >> tucker: very common. even using her name in public will elicit some self-pitying stream on twitter about how
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you're committing violence and endangering her. you're not allowed to fight back. are you ready for the -- for the further attacks on you? >> well, i am ready. but i -- i honestly i'm here because i'm telling the truth. and i don't care what attacks come from her. in fact, taylor lorenz had a conflict of interest when she came after me. she had a financial partnership with hollywood giants, united talent agency. and also my direct business rivals. taylor wrote a glowing article about uta in "the new york times" without disclosing that they represented her. and soon after, it was announced that uta got taylor lorenz a book deal. no surprise when it left me blacklisted and pen aniless that many of my clients ended up at uta. there's no recourse for someone like me, a noncelebrity, to get the news out there.
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and many primetime news anchors are also represented by the uta. but that's not all. eight months after her defamatory article, she continued to attack me. when she heard that i was raising capital for the new venture, she went behind the scenes calling prominent people in the media ranting i'm a literal abuser who doesn't deserve positive press to silence me forever. this is an abuse of power. the "new york times" even after i filed a lawsuit against them, which isn't easy, by the way, they continued to stand behind taylor's disgusting behavior. how does taylor still have a job? >> tucker: she's intimidated people into silence. she's the bully but calling you an abuser? i hope you end this. i really do. thank you. >> thank you so much, tucker. >> tucker: all of you watched this with jaws open. how is this woman terrorizing the country and nobody has the stones to fight back? so, thanks.
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so, the deadline in new york city for public schoolteachers to get vaccinated or get fired is tomorrow. no one is fighting back. one person is, though. we're going to talk to that person after the break.
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>> tucker: so bill de blasio is still technically the mayor of new york city. he's a lame duck but he has decided to wreck as much stuff as he can on his way out. he's now announced that public school staff, teachers, and everyone who works there, has until tomorrow, friday, at 5:00 p.m., to get vaccinated or they'll be fired. the courts, by the way, have now said the city can enforce that mandate. rachel is one of those new york city teachers working to block that mandate in court, she joins us tonight and we are great but that she is. rachel, thanks so much for coming on. >> thank you for having me. >> tucker: what would be the effect of this -- if this is allowed, if you fail in your efforts and anybody who works in new york city public schools who has chosen not to take his medicine inspired, what's going to happen to the schools?
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>> tucker, it's a multitiered disaster. if i want to clarify something you just said though, which is very interesting and very poignant to the conversation. mayor de blasio has said that people have until friday at 5:00 p.m. the chancellor has said at 11:59:00 p.m., there is an email put out that said monday and mayor de blasio came out yesterday and said that if we decide to see the light, these are his exact words, if we decide to see the light over the weekend, they would still accept us back into our jobs. and i think this is a really interesting take because they are -- they keep moving the goal post, and this really speaks to the fact that they know that next week is going to be absolutely atrocious. if >> tucker: i mean, i thought you had the most powerful union in the world that controls the u.s. government and that's true to some extent, why
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aren't they protecting you? i don't get that. >> i don't either. i really do not understand all. the uft and president mulgrew, they pretended to fight for us, they pretended to go to arbitration. the agreement that they came out with did not help anyone. thousands of teachers and d.o.e. employees filed for exemptions, both medical and religious, the agreement that they came out with basically said that if you are accepted, which only a handful were, you would be removed from your school building and placed in an office to be tested twice a week. and president mulgrew was very proud of himself and very proud of that arrangement. meanwhile, that left thousands of people unable to get exemptions, and also the handful who did get accepted, they don't want to be out of their classrooms, they want to be teaching, they want to be with the students they love. so this is nothing to be proud of. >> tucker: it know, the whole
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thing is grotesque, forcing some of the best people to leave. we are rooting for you, rachel, thanks for coming on today. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> tucker: we are out of time, we will be back tomorrow and every weeknight, apm, the show that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. have a great evening with the ones you love. sean hannity now. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> americans held hostage behind enemy lines. day 47. >> sean: welcome to "hannity," this busy breaking news night, day 47 with hundred of americans, their families, thousands of american green card holders eligible to live in this country, thousands of our allies abandoned by joe biden in afghanistan, they are hostages of the taliban. he has not mentioned our fellow americans that he


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