On his Thursday show Carlson said: “It’s Joe Biden’s first day in office and you know what that means: CNN can finally take that COVID death-ticker off the screen. There’s no reason for it now.” CNN PR responded that this is the second time Carlson has lied about the cable news network removing its COVID tracker. “Last night on his program @TuckerCarlson again lied to his audience about CNN, stating we’d ‘dutifully removed’ the COVID-19 tracking graphic from our coverage now that President Biden has taken office. That is false. We look forward to his correction tonight,” CNN said in a statement posted to Twitter. "The same claim was made right after the election. It was a lie then too." ALSO: Morning Joe questions whether Fox News "should exist" in the aftermath of the U.S. Capitol riot.