Tucker Carlson continued his parade of lies and misinformation on Fox News this week when he brought on attorney Joseph McBride to present a “bombshell”: A man with red face paint and wearing a “Keep America Great” hat at the Jan. 6 insurrection is actually a law enforcement officer whose mission that day was to incite the mob and discredit Trump’s supporters. It took less than three days for this theory to be confirmed as total bull.
Carlson has regularly, and falsely, suggested on his program that the Capitol riot was a “false flag operation,” organized by anti-Trump government forces to damage Trump and his supporters.
“Let’s put [the man’s] picture back on the screen,” Carlson said Monday on his program. “Who is this person? Why hasn’t he been charged? That’s a very simple ask.”
“He is clearly a law enforcement officer,” McBride said.
Of course, if Carlson actually wanted to know who the mystery man is, he could have made an attempt — any attempt — to find out.
Because wouldn’t you know it, the man in the red hat is actually a huge Tucker Carlson fan, reports HuffPost. Not only that, he’s also somewhat famous among St. Louis Cardinals fans as “Rally Runner,” the baseball fan who runs the perimeter of Bush Stadium during the team’s home games.
A look at his Facebook page also shows he’s a big Trump supporter who believes the 2020 election was stolen. He even posted pictures and video from his trip to Washington on Jan. 6.
“I get a riot shield, and I’m not trying to cause any violence, but I’m trying to be the furthest person to get through all the way, or at least get the furthest,” he said in a Facebook video. “I took up a lot of space, and I had the rioter shield, and I was right up there, and for some reason, like, the other people up there on the front lines with me, they did something similar…. It’s like they followed my lead, kind of, and it turned out to be a great strategy because the whole crowd was doing that, was able to push further than we had gotten the whole time, the entire time. We pushed them all the way into the doors.”
When presented with this evidence, McBride told HuffPost: “If I’m wrong, so be it, bro. I don’t care. I don’t give a sh*t about being wrong.”
McBride added he was merely “theorizing”, “not publishing conclusive findings.”
If only Carlson’s viewers were aware they’re watching crackpot theorizing disguised as news… bro.
Carlson, his viewers, and 99.9% of his guests are all certifiable loonies. The ones that truly believe the nonsense his show spews are mentally unwell and there’s just no getting through with any actual facts or truth to those people. It’s shocking how many Americans are mentally ill, that’s the one good thing Trump has done, shown us how sick many Americans really are. Instead of highlighting a border crisis or an economic crisis the government should’ve started a mental health crisis initiative.
“the nonsense his show spews” so you watch his show?
So what if he does? A lot of people watch shows they know are terrible for sh*ts and giggles. That’s nothing new. When did this group become all about watching the exact same shows? I for one had never seen a single episode of Drag Race. Bad tv has always had a niche audience. Look at Silk and Diamond over on NewsMax or Ancient Aliens or anything original on Comedy Central that’s not South Park.
And your point Fap? Pretty much everybody has seen clips of Carlson’s show and it only takes a couple of seconds to see it is nonsense. It takes someone devoid of any critical intellectual skills to be taken in by him. But sadly, he is not an idiot. He is a very rich, very bright, pathologically self absorbed and manipulative fascist sympathizer with stated political aspirations.
He is as mendacious as Trump (or more so), and lacking in any sort of ethical grounding.
Thankfully, he appears to be easily cowed when not behind his bully pulpit but simply facing others in public. So hopefully if he actually does go on the campaign trail he should be fairly easy to humiliate.
Tim – Ancient Aliens is terruble and fun to watch for shits and gilggles but Tucker is NOT. He is a dangerous man (even if batshit crazy) who is causing real trouble for this nation with his LIES and suppoert of dictaotrs, NO One should watch this
I’m sure they know. They just don’t seem to care.
Tucker Carlson is one of the biggest idiots I’ve ever seen or witnessed. My best friend is a die-hard Trump fan who loves Fox News. Even he says Carlson is an idiot and an embarrassment. Actually I want the fool to stay on the air rather than be taken off—- so the public who so faithfully watch Fox News will see for sure what a joke he is.
His is the most popular show on FOX because the people who watch him do not think he is an idiot at all. They think he is leading them to the truth, in much the same way that followers of the still active Q-anon cult do. And there is a great deal of overlap between the two groups.
And he is not an idiot. He is intentionally manipulative and has a very clear and carefully worked out agenda. It is dangerous to think that he followers will see him as an idiot. The same thing was said of Trump at the start of his campaign. And enough people were too dull to see through the persona constructed for him, too attracted to an obvious boor to get him an anomalous Electoral College win. There is no reason to think the same thing could not happen a second time when Carlson starts his quest for public office.
As Jimmy Kimmel said, the burned Fox News Xmas tree wasn’t really a tree. It was a hollow construction that somewhat resembled a tree, much like Tucker Carlson is a hollow construction that somewhat resembles a human being.
“Tucker Carlson proven yet again to be a complete idiot”
Couldn’t you basically run this headline on *every* Tucker Carlson story?
And probably run it every day of the week.