In one message, Carlson texted Jones that he "tried" to warn former president Donald Trump about the pandemic in March 2020.
In others, Jones sent Carlson unfounded claims about Covid-19 which Carlson proliferated on his show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.
On 28 April 2020, Jones sent Carlson a link to a YouTube video of two doctors claiming the flu was more severe than Covid-19. The video was eventually taken down from YouTube for the doctors' statements.
Carlson texted back, "This is our lede tonight" and featured the video as well as claiming "Big Tech" was censoring the doctors.
\u201cJones and Carlson discussed bogus coronavirus conspiracies downplaying the virus in the texts, and both featured those stories on their programs.\nhttps://t.co/oSh6Fw2Woy\u201d
— Sebastian Murdock (@Sebastian Murdock)
“They won’t even take my money,” Jones complained to Carlson in one text, in reference to The Daily Caller refusing to take advertizing from his site.