Welcome to Tucker’s Tea Party… Don’t believe what your eyes saw or what your ears heard. That was Tucker Carlson’s message to the viewers of his March 6 program that featured highly sanitized clips of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot.
The Swanson frozen foods heir called the insurrectionists “sightseers” who were being escorted through the building by Capitol Hill police.
They were “mostly peaceful and meek with a small percent that was violent.”
What hogwash. By presenting this world of alternative reality, Tucker shows he has nothing but disdain for the intelligence of his audience.
Nine people died, including four police officers by suicide, because of the five-hour struggle with a mob estimated to be in the 10K range.
NBC News reported that about 140 police officers were assaulted by Tucker’s meek sightseers.
Sixty of them pleaded guilty to assaulting law enforcement officers, 106 of those attacks were with deadly or dangerous weapons.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer called Carlson’s program one of the most shameful hours we have ever seen on cable television.
“With disregard of the risks and knowing full well he was lying, lying to his audience, Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran a lengthy segment last night, arguing that the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was not a violent insurrection,” said Schumer.
The Majority Leader said he’s never seen a prime-time cable TV personality attempt to manipulate his viewers the way the Carlson did.
But Tucker doesn’t operate in the fact-based world. His mission is to keep spinning his audience, so it doesn’t defect to Newsmax. Shameless Tucker will go as low as it takes.
Spineless Speaker of the House skips the Big Show. California Congressman Kevin McCarthy is the guy who gave Carlson thousands of hours of footage of the Capitol Hill carnage in what he claims was in the spirit of transparency.
He wanted the public to view Carlson’s show so they could make up their minds about what happened on Jan. 6.
There’s no argument about what happened on Jan. 6, 2021. It was carnage and chaos in quest of preventing the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
What did McCarthy, who sold his soul to the right wing of the GOP, expect Carlson to air?
He certainly wasn’t going to focus on the activities of the almost 1,000 people who have been charged with crimes for their actions.
And the kicker: McCarthy claims he didn’t watch Carlson’s show. He lit the fire and then fled the scene of the inferno.
Time for a rebrand at Fox News. Media Matters for America on March 3 filed a complaint with the FEC against Fox Corp. for making an illegal corporate contribution to Donald Trump’s campaign.
That followed news that Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch provided the Make America Great Again PAC information about then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s advertising schedule through a “private, and secret direct communication.
“This distribution is diametrically opposed to Fox Corp.’s regular press activity, broadcasting news programming through television and radio outlets and online publications,” says the complaint. “Murdoch’s secret conveyance of the Biden advertisement is even less like press activity than a cable casting company sending campaign flyers in its bills, and neither can be protected by the press exemption."