Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night heaped praise on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, declare Sandy Hook prank was a “better journalist” than reporters at NBC and CBS while defending Jones’ involvement in the January 6 riots.
Carlson, as he did countless times in recent months, against the House select committee on January 6 during his prime Wednesday broadcast. Describing it as nothing more than “an attempt to punish critics of the Democratic Party”, the Fox News star took to the matter The commission’s recent subpoena Roger Stone and Jones refer to themselves as “dirty con artists,” among others.
After claiming that Stone – a longtime friend of his – had “nothing to do” with the Capitol riots while complaining about a subpoena from a former Trump adviser, Carlson turned his attention to Jones. And according to the Fox host, the man who once shouted that the government was “putting chemicals in the water to make wild frogs gay” is a talented and serious messenger.
“Now the committee is deciding to shut down one of the most popular journalists on the right, Alex Jones. Yes, journalist,” Carlson declared, emphasizing his belief in Jones’ journalistic credibility.
“Jones is ridiculed for his pomp, but the truth is that he has been a much better practical guide in recent years, in other words, a much better journalist than a reporter. NBC News’ Ken Dilanian or CBS’s Margaret Brennan,” he added.
Carlson also stated that Jones “would ask real questions like a journalist would” if he had the opportunity to interview the chief White House medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a frequent target of Carlson and criticized by other right-wing media figures.
As for why January 6 investigators wanted to question Jones, who helped organize the “Stop Theft” protest before the violent uprising, Carlson insisted it was only because “Jones scoffed.” Joe Biden so the January 6 committee is threatening him with prison.”
“Situational irony”, Tucker Carlson Tonight The presenter said that Jones was “not simply innocent of inciting crime on January 6” but was “actively working to prevent crime” that day.
“We didn’t intercede for Alex Jones and we didn’t guess it, we just happened to know it was real,” Carlson asserts. “Because we looked at it in some detail for Patriotic Purge, our three-part documentary series on Fox Nation. ”
That’s right. The so-called proof of the innocence of the founder of InfoWars on January 6 is Carlson’s deranged documentary series, which paints a revisionist portrait of events surrounding the riots and even suggests it was a “false flag” orchestrated by the FBI. Inflammatory series has causing internal instability at Fox News, causing two longtime collaborators to quit and anchor “hard news” in the lead to complain to management about “concerns” about its content.
The Fox Nation special also features an extremely sympathetic depiction of the famous “Stop Thieves” organizer Ali Alexander, who went into hiding after the riot. On Wednesday night, Carlson aired part of Patriotic Purge that shows Alexander and Jones trying to calm the MAGA crowd when it stormed the Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s election victory.
The fourth is hardly for the first time that Carlson had rallied to protect Jones, who was recently found responsible in a defamation lawsuit brought by the family of Sandy Hook for repeatedly alleging the 2012 mass shooting was a “false flag” involving “crisis actors”. According to research by the free media watchdog Media Matters, the Fox News star – who has appeared on Jones’ show in the past – has praised Jones and InfoWars at least 29 times on his show over the past three years.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/tucker-carlson-gushes-over-conspiracist-alex-jones-says-hes-a-better-journalist-than-nbc-and-cbs-reporters?source=articles&via=rss Tucker Carlson trumps conspirator Alex Jones, says he’s ‘better journalist’ than NBC and CBS reporters