Chuck Schumer Calls Tucker Carlson’s Release of Jan. 6 Films ‘Disgraceful’
Tucker Carlson blasted his bipartisan critics in Congress as “sociopaths” and accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of lying about the number of police officers killed in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots — as he defended his widely condemned coverage of the attacks.
“The sociopaths turned out to be both Democrats and Republicans,” Carlson complained on his Fox News show Wednesday.
His comments followed White House released a damning statement calling the Fox News host “not credible” and describing his “false portrayal of the unprecedented, violent attack on our Constitution and the rule of law.”
At the same time, Carlson told a colleague that he “passionately” hated Donald Trumpaccording to bombshell new text messages released as part of Dominion Voting System’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the network.
New court filings Tuesday revealed a message Carlson sent to a Fox News employee just two days before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
“We are very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights. I really can’t wait,” he wrote. “I hate him with a passion.”
Video resurfaces of Tucker Carlson warning against conspiracy theories
A video has resurfaced showing Tucker Carlson warning about the dangers of conspiracy theories — as he continues to use his platform at Fox News to push his own.
The footage, from a 2006 speech, was posted on Twitter this week as he came under fire for misrepresenting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to his viewers.
“In a democracy, it’s important that people have, that citizens have, a common frame of reference for reality,” Carlson said.
“There needs to be a place where any citizen can go and look at the facts of what happened yesterday and say, you know what, I agree that’s probably pretty much what happened.”
Rachel SharpMarch 9, 2023 at 1:30 p.m
Tucker Carlson would have ‘wet his pants’ if he was in the Capitol race, Anderson Cooper says
Cooper spoke with former DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fannone, who was assaulted during the riot. The pair discussed Carlson’s recent insistence that the rioters who attacked the Capitol and its police on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to keep Donald Trump in power were simply “sightseers.”
Graig Graziosi reports on Cooper’s removal of Carlson.
Rachel SharpMarch 9, 2023 at 13.00
Gretchen Carlson (no relation) calls out Fox News over ‘lies’ Jan 6
Former Fox host Gretchen Carlson is joining the pile-on against her old network after its star opinion host Tucker Carlson predictably used exclusive access to security footage from Jan. 6 to misrepresent the attack on Congress as a peaceful protest.
Ms. Carlson, who is no relation to her former colleague, furiously condemned the network and criticized the channel’s journalists for covering Carlson’s comments and the resulting backlash as if they were somehow unrelated to the situation.
Notably, her criticism comes just days after Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz revealed on air that Fox bosses have banned him and others from speaking about the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit the network is facing for its platform of the lies that led to the attack.
John Bowden has the story from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 9, 2023 at 12.30 p.m
“Tucker Carlson is not credible”
“We agree with the manager of The Capitol Police and the broad array of bipartisan lawmakers who have condemned this false portrayal of the unprecedented, violent attack on our Constitution and the rule of law — which cost police officers their lives,” a White House spokesperson said in a statement obtained by The independent.
Gustaf Kilander reports a rare rebuke from the White House.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 9, 2023 at 12.00
Mitch McConnell hospitalized after hotel fall
Mitch McConnell has been hospitalized after a fall at a Washington DC hotel.
The Senate Republican leader was attending a private dinner at a hotel Wednesday night when he tripped and fell, his spokesman said.
The 81-year-old was taken to hospital where he is being treated.
No further details have been released about his condition.
The accident came days after the Kentucky lawmaker became one of the most vocal members of the GOP to condemn Tucker Carlson for his attempt to misrepresent the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 on his Fox News show.
Rachel SharpMarch 9, 2023 at 11.30 am
Despite the obvious hatred, Trump still praises Carlson
Donald Trump avoided addressing the revelation hosted by Fox News Tucker Carlson once wrote that he “passionately” hates the former president while praising Carlson for his misleading coverage of the January 6, 2021 uprising.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 9, 2023 at 11 a.m
Tucker Carlson said he ‘passionately’ hated Donald Trump, Dominion lawsuit reveals
“We’re very, very close to being able to ignore Trump most nights,” Carlson told an unidentified Fox News staffer just two days before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to court documents. “I really can’t wait.”
“I hate him passionately,” he added.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 9, 2023 10:15 am
ICYMI: Tucker Carlson offered some new in the second part of the January 6 video scoop
There was little new in what he presented on Tuesday night which Andrew Feinberg reports.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 9, 2023 09:15
McCarthy claims he “didn’t see” Tucker Carlson show amid uproar
House speaker Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that he did not see Tucker Carlsons show where he aired cherry-picked video footage from the Jan. 6 riot Fox news Monday evening.
The Republican The Speaker of the House gave the footage to the right-wing cable news host who has often downplayed the events of January 6, 2021 when supporters of the former president Donald Trump raided the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Erik Garcia filed this report from Capitol Hill.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 9, 2023 07:45
“Tucker Carlson took a page from 1984”
Louis Chilton reports on what The view said host.
Oliver O’ConnellMarch 9, 2023 06:15