Fox Hosts Compare Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele, Benito Mussolini

Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Fox Nation's Lara Logan likened Dr. Anthony Fauci to WW2-era fascists on Monday.

While speaking on Fox News PrimeTime with guest host Pete Hegseth, Logan said people have told her that Fauci is like the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, also known as the Angel of Death. Earlier that night on Fox News, Carlson also said that Fauci was like fascist WW2 Italian leader Benito Mussolini.

Carlson said: "Someday when the fog lifts and art returns somebody is going to right a hilarious novel about this moment. One of the stars of it will be an 80-year-old bureaucrat who really shouldn't be driving a car at this point but somehow took control of the most powerful country on Earth and then promptly went insane.

"If you haven't checked in on Tony Fauci lately you may be a little surprised to discover what he has become."

Carlson then suggested that Fauci now behaves differently than he did before the coronavirus pandemic.

He made reference to an interview he had on Sunday on Margaret Brennan's show, Face the Nation. During the interview, Fauci addressed the animosity he has faced from Republicans and concluded that there was "an anti-science flavor to it." He also argued that attacking him meant attacking science as he represents science.

Carlson continued: "If you tuned in a couple of years ago you may recall Fauci as a conventional public health official. He gave careful and precise answers that suggested deep medical knowledge, no more. After two years of non-stop media adulation, Tony Fauci has morphed into an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini."

After playing clips from the interview Carlson concluded "something deep down inside Fauci has changed, the man now believes he is a deity and accountable to no one."

Logan attacked President Joe Biden's administration and Fauci for his role in steering the U.S. response to COVID-19. She was asked by Hegseth, "What's your take on where we are and where we're going?"

She replied: "It is very simple, you just have to look at Africa, they didn't have the death rates of COVID that were predicted. What is happening over time is that the entire response to COVID and everything we were told about it from the beginning is being exposed and falling apart, the lies are coming apart.

"Really now there is no justification for putting people out of their jobs or forcing vaccine mandates for a disease that is ultimately very treatable. It is cheap to treat, medicines are available all over the world and it has death rates that compare very much to seasonal flu."

The scientific community has dismissed the idea that COVID-19 death rates are the same as seasonal flu. In an article comparing the two, Johns Hopkins noted on the COVID death rate: "At present, it is thought to be substantially higher (possibly 10 times or more) than that of most strains of flu."

Logan continued: "In that moment what you see on Dr. Fauci, this is what people say to me. He doesn't represent science to them, he represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the second world war in the concentration camps.

"I am talking about people across the world who are saying this. This is because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies. The level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of day."

The Auschwitz Memorial Twitter page, with 1.1 million followers, seemingly addressed Logan's comments. In a tweet, they wrote: "Exploiting the tragedy of people who became victims of criminal pseudo-medical experiments in Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, pandemic and people who fight for saving lives is shameful. It is disrespectful to victims and a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline."

Novelist Paul Rudnick also commented on the interview and said: "Dr Fauci has remained sane, cautious and informative as Repubs rant, lie and still deny that Covid even exists. Rand Paul, Lara Logan and Trump have cost lives with their deliberate misinformation. Fauci and vaccine mandates have indisputably saved lives."

Journalist Davide Mamone took to Twitter to criticize Carlson and his fascist comparisons. He wrote: "I studied fascism at school in Italy and Fauci is not the first political person that comes to mind as a Mussolini in the U.S politics today."

Newsweek has contacted Fox for comment.

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Tucker Carlson (R) speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary. Lara Logan presents Father Patrick Desbois with the Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2017. Fox Hosts Compare Anthony Fauci to Josef Mengele and Benito Mussolini Janos Kummer and Saul Loeb/Getty Images