Tucker Carlson explained to his low information viewers why the ‘news’ network that provides him a platform to spew his bullshit didn’t air the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack hearing.
Of course Tucker went on to lie to his audience that “the attack was ‘not an insurrection’ and downplayed the role of white supremacists. He claimed ‘not a single person in the crowd that day was found to be carrying a firearm,’ even as court documents show several rioters had firearms and dozens more wielded knives, bats and other real and makeshift weapons.“
Tucker also claimed that “Ashli Babbitt, the woman fatally shot by police as she tried to force her way further into the Capitol, ‘posed no conceivable threat to anyone.’ He suggested that a man named Ray Epps was proof of FBI involvement, even though Epps told House investigators he has no FBI ties and other evidence undercuts the conspiracy theories surrounding him.”
And like other wingnuts who spew misinformation on a regular basis, Tucker claimed that police let the rioters inside the building. He focused on one video that showed rioters fighting their way through police lines and assault about 140 officers. The video does not explicitly show police laying out a welcome mat for those who stormed the Capitol on January 6. He also suggested that “early media reports that got details wrong about the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick were proof that everything the media has said was a lie.”
His hour long, commercial free propaganda fest featured Putin’s Puppet, Tulsi Gabbard and her views on what really matters in our country.
More whining and disinformation:
From senior fellow at Media Matters Matthew Gertz:
Not to be undone by Tucker, Sean added his two cents worth:
And then there’s the loud and proud, White Nationalist Laura Ingraham: