No, this is not a real chyron about ‘gay hypnosis’ on the Tucker Carlson show

No, this isn’t a real chyron about ‘gay hypnosis’ on Tucker Carlson’s show

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A photo of a television set tuned to Fox News shows a surprising quirk of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“Straight men are turning gay after ‘gay hypnosis,'” reads the text below Carlson’s frowning face. See the article : Florida teenager was killed by a man who feared being released as gay, police say.

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A Fox News spokesperson told PolitiFact that the image is not real.

We have found no evidence to question this.

An online search didn’t return any credible sources to confirm the claim, and we couldn’t find the topic on Carlson’s show page or Fox News’ website. Searching there for the words “gay” and “men” and “hypnosis,” we found two stories, both from eight years ago. The first was about a man who sued a clinic for gay conversion therapy; the second was about the democratic push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

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