Tucker Carlson defends Fox being the only hold out from covering January 6 hearings in primetime


Tucker Carlson says January 6 panel is ‘lying and we are not going to help them do it’ as he defends Fox being the only network not to cover hearings in primetime

  • Carlson immediately ripped into the largely Democrat-led hearings, which got primetime coverage from every major network but one 
  • He then defended his network being the lone one to stay away from much of the proceedings 
  • ‘This is the only hour on an American news channel that won’t be covering their propaganda live,’ he said. ‘They are lying and we are not going to help them do it’
  • ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN were among several major networks to cover the hearings on the Capitol riot on January 6, 2020
  • Fox News shook said only sister station Fox Business Network and its streaming platforms would cover the hearings in primetime 

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was defiant on Thursday as he defended his network being the only major news channel not to cover the January 6 hearings in primetime.

Carlson immediately ripped into the largely Democrat-led hearings, which got primetime coverage on every major network but Fox.

‘If at any time in your life you’ve ever made fun of totalitarian regimes that broadcast lies into the homes of the population that they can’t turn off, take a look at that. That’s happening right now,’ he said.

He then defended his network being the lone one to stay away from much of the proceedings.  

‘This is the only hour on an American news channel that won’t be covering their propaganda live,’ Carlson opened his show saying. ‘They are lying and we are not going to help them do it.’ 

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was defiant on Thursday as he led off an evening where his network would be the only major news channel not to cover the January 6 hearings

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was defiant on Thursday as he led off an evening where his network would be the only major news channel not to cover the January 6 hearings

Carlson immediately ripped into the largely Democrat-led hearings, which got primetime coverage from every major network but one

Carlson immediately ripped into the largely Democrat-led hearings, which got primetime coverage from every major network but one

'If at any time in your life you've ever made fun of totalitarian regimes that broadcast lies into the homes of the population that they can't turn off, take a look at that. That's happening right now,' he said

‘If at any time in your life you’ve ever made fun of totalitarian regimes that broadcast lies into the homes of the population that they can’t turn off, take a look at that. That’s happening right now,’ he said

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation

ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN were among several major networks to cover the hearings on the Capitol riot on January 6, 2020.

Fox News shook off criticism this week after announcing that only sister station Fox Business Network and its streaming platforms would cover the hearings in primetime.

Carlson had guests who have often been skeptical of the investigation into what happened that day, including former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and journalist Michael Tracey.

He also cited what he felt were more important issues that the country could be focused on, including rising gas prices, increased drug overdoses and his belief that the country was closer to nuclear war.

‘The whole thing is insulting, in fact it’s deranged and we’re not playing along,’ Carlson declared.

A video showing former White House Advisor Ivanka Trump speaking during an interview with the Jan. 6 Committee

A video showing former White House Advisor Ivanka Trump speaking during an interview with the Jan. 6 Committee

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., center, gives opening statements

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., center, gives opening statements

Fox News shook off criticism this week after announcing that only sister station Fox Business Network and its streaming platforms would cover the hearings in primetime

Fox News shook off criticism this week after announcing that only sister station Fox Business Network and its streaming platforms would cover the hearings in primetime

Carlson stated the point of Thursday night’s show was that he would ‘tell you the truth’ that what happened was ‘not an insurrection.’

He also criticized the shooting of Ashli Babbitt by Capitol Hill police, saying the cops never explained why they killed her. 

What followed was claims refuting the Democrats and investigators contention that police officers were killed on January 6, calling that a lie, citing Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from a stroke. 

He ended his opening monologue by playing into the theory that the protesters were encouraged to riot and that no one who did so has been arrested.  

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