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- This image was altered. We found no evidence that Tucker Carlson reported on hypnosis turning straight men gay.
A photo of a television tuned to Fox News appears to show a surprising chyron on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
"Straight men turning homo after ‘gay hypnosis,’" the text says below Carlson’s face, his brow furrowed.
A Fox News spokesperson told PolitiFact that the image isn’t authentic.
We didn’t find any evidence to challenge that.
An online search returned no credible sources to corroborate the claim, and we didn’t find the subject on Carlson’s show page or on 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 suing a clinic for gay conversion therapy; the second was about a Democratic push to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
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