Cheney blasts Fox News over latest Tucker Carlson promo
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is calling out Fox News Media over a promotional video for an upcoming episode of Tucker Carlson’s mini-series Tucker Carlson Originals.
The episode, set to broadcast on the company’s paid streaming service Fox Nation next month, examines the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and claims to tell “the true story behind 1/6.”
“The helicopters have left Afghanistan and now they’ve landed here at home,” Carlson said in the video. “They’ve begun to fight a new enemy in a new war on terror.”
An interviewee says, “false flags have happened in this country, one of which could have been Jan. 6.”
“It appears that [Fox News’] is giving [Carlson] a platform to spread the same type of lies that provoked violence on January 6,” Cheney tweeted. “As [Fox News] knows, the election wasn’t stolen and January 6 was not a ‘false flag’ operation.”
Longtime Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera wondered in an interview with The New York Times if Carlson might be intentionally provocative with his content.
“Tucker’s wonderful, he’s provocative, he’s original, but — man oh man,” Rivera said. “There are some things that you say that are more inflammatory and outrageous and uncorroborated. And I worry that — and I’m probably going to get in trouble for this — but I’m wondering how much is done to provoke, rather than illuminate.”
“He’s my colleague. He’s my family. Sometimes you have to speak out about your family,” Rivera said.