On Monday, author David Marcus spoke with Fox News host Tucker Carlson about the writer's new book Charade: The Covid Lies That Crushed A Nation.
"From the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in March of 2020, the media and politicians engaged in myths, half-truths, and even flat-out lies to bring about obedience from the populace. Charade tackles these myths one by one, laying bare the brazen power grab by governors, experts, and corporations all seeking to bend the American people to their will," reads an Amazon overview of the book.
"What are the most significant lies, you think?" Carlson asked Marcus.
Marcus goes on to outline a number of lies, from infection fatality rates, to mask wearing, and more. "The lies are myriad. Right from the beginning, it's a lie that the Trump administration wasn't doing anything in January. They were already beginning work on a vaccine, on testing, on PPE, much of this before China had reported a single death," said Marcus.
"The infection fatality rate was a lie. We knew in early April," Marcus added, "that it was vastly lower than what the World Health Organization was telling us with their sort of Chinese-sponsored fear mongering."
Marcus continued by saying that much of the debate around mask wearing was a lie, "where good, solid information was simply being suppressed and not being told to the American people."
"It was obviously a lie that you can't catch COVID at a BLM rally and going to a BLM rally with 10,000 people was fine, but you can't have an outdoor church service," he continued.
Marcus said that it would've been a shorter, easier to write book if he had covered truths about the pandemic rather than the lies.
"What effect did it have on you? Your views of the people who run the country, what are they now, having sifted through all this information?" asked Carlson.
"It was really shocking to be covering the story and writing the book at the same time, and seeing people in October and November pretending like they had never said things that they blatantly said in March and April. There's a myriad of examples of that in the book, it was all over the place," said Marcus.
Marcus said that it was "shocking" to see officials "pretending like they had never said things that they blatantly said in March and April" later on in the year.
"One of the reasons I wanted to write this book and I wanted it in print, even though that's 15th century technology, is that [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg can't sneak into your house and go to your bookshelf and change the words of my book," said Marcus. "At least not yet."
"And I'm very worried that five or 10 years from now when people like my 11-year-old son go online to find out what really happened, they're still going to be fed those lies. I hope that's paranoid, but I don't think it is," he continued.