Fox News Ignores Questions About Tucker Carlson’s Crackpot FBI Conspiracy Theory

It’s standard operating procedure for Fox News to stonewall any attempt to get them to validate the dystopian fantasies that they pass off as “news.” They do that for two reasons: 1) They can’t validate it. And 2) They don’t want to. Their fictionalized reporting is a deliberate decision on their part to construct a version of unreality that advances their political agenda.

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Recently Fox’s Senior White Nationalist, Tucker Carlson, contributed to his litany of lies with what may be his most perverse and dangerous diatribe to date. He pontificated tediously about his preposterous, and utterly dishonest, conspiracy theory that the FBI actually participated in and organized the January 6th riots on Capitol Hill by Trump’s insurrectionists. His half-baked (at best) theory asserted that the existence of “unindicted co-conspirators” translated to FBI operatives. This is some truly ripe bull manure. For one thing, the FBI would never characterize their own people as conspirators. More likely they are suspects who are cooperating with law enforcement. But Carlson would never allow reason or reality to interfere with his fractured fairy tales.

After being ridiculed by most credible journalists, and much of the Internet, Carlson stubbornly doubled down on his wankery. And he succeeded in fertilizing the wingnut mediasphere with his ravings. He even got some Republican lawmakers to parrot his mind-numbing nonsense, including (of course) Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-QAnon), and Matt Gaetz (R-Pedophile). Which prompted CNN’s Brian Stelter to pose some basic journalism questions to Fox News…

“Did anyone vet Carlson’s reporting? Did the Fox newsroom go through his reporting? Did they examine it ahead of time? Why haven’t they followed up on it since? Carlson alleged this explosive story. He’s claiming this is an incredible bombshell. Where is the Fox newsroom? Why isn’t Special Report with Bret Baier covering this every day? Why isn’t Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace covering this incredible claim right now?

“We know why, right? Because Carlson is out there on his own. Carlson Island. He does own an island. He’s out there on his own, claiming to be telling the truth to viewers. And the defense from Fox is that it’s an opinion show and everyone knows it’s an opinion show. But it looks like news, it smells like news, and his fans think it’s news. They trust Tucker more than they trust real reports.”

Ironically, Carlson is notorious for asking “questions” that are actually thinly disguised accusations. But he’s too cowardly to answer any himself. And there is no way that Fox News will do anything that resembles responsible vetting of this malarkey. Not only is it unverifiable due to being completely contrived, but Fox wants the disinformation to persist and to spread.

What Fox News sometimes refer to as their “news side” programs won’t fact-check Carlson because they’re afraid of him. They know that his disciples will viciously attack them (rhetorically and potentially physically) if they dare to correct their Prophet of Prevarication.

Remember, Fox News lawyers actually defended Carlson in a defamation case (successfully) by asserting that Carlson…

“…cannot be understood to have been stating facts, [and that] given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statements he makes.”

Let that sink in. The argument by the lawyers that are on Carlson’s side is that no reasonable person would buy his BS. In other words, only idiots would believe that anything Carlson says is true. Which is convenient because idiots make up the majority of his viewers.

UPDATE: CNN’s Jim Acosta, who recently rebranded Fox News as the Bullshit Factory, has named Tucker Carlson the BS Factory Employee of the Month:

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5 thoughts on “Fox News Ignores Questions About Tucker Carlson’s Crackpot FBI Conspiracy Theory

  1. You know that Carlson, his Q-Anon disciples and any Rethuglicans supporting this bullsh!t don’t believe it at all. If they thought there was a remote chance this FBI idiocy could b true, they would be braying and bellowing for that bipartisan commission to investigate and “expose” the FBI, “antifa”, BLM, etc. They know exactly what an investigation would show.

    • “…cannot be understood to have been stating facts, [and that] given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statements he makes.”

      Reasonable viewers “arrive” at *ucker Carlson’s show – maybe – suggesting that they oerhas xome frim other channels & thereby, can be exposed to some form of actual news elsewhere. They would, theoretically, know enuff NOT to believe that imbecilic asswipe.
      The ones that we’re worried about are the dimwits who DON’T watch/listen to any real news & ONLY GO TO FuxNotNews, or ugly stepsisters, OAN & Newsmax, thinking they have seen the news & are as informed as anyone else. They are not! More sangerous cuz’ they think they know what they don’t know!
      Which leads me to say, that lawyer ought to be suspended, or disbarred for that shitty argument. Which made me wonder, what the hell is wrong wuth judge who found that to be a compelling argument, agreeing with it?!
      Could it be that the judge is also a FuxNotNews watching fool himself, who thinks he watches “the news”?

  2. “…cannot be understood to have been stating facts, [and that] given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statements he makes.”

    Reasonable viewers “arrive” at *ucker Carlson’s show (maybe) suggests that they come from other channels & thereby, can be exposed to some form of actual news elsewhere. They would, theoretically, know enuff NOT to believe that all that imbecilic asswipe says.
    The ones that I’m worried about are the dimwits who DON’T watch/listen to any real news & ONLY GO TO FuxNotNews, or ugly stepsisters, OAN & Newsmax, thinking they have seen the news & are as informed as anyone else. They are not! More dangerous cuz’ they think they know what they do not know at all!
    Which leads me to say, that lawyer ought to be suspended, or disbarred for such 100% bullshit arguments. Which made me wonder, what the hell is wrong with that judge who found it to be a compelling argument, agreeing with it?!
    Could it be that the judge is also a FuxNotNews watching fool himself, who thinks he actually watches “the news”?
    FCC must impose & enforce minimal standards on “news channels”! We’ve all seen damage done & it’s killing us!
    Democracy cannot function properly without an informed electorate. We never used to have this problem, with news that’s just flat-out lies & propaganda. But, back then there were standards for news & if a newsmedia was blatantly lying, the other news media would call them out on it + FCC had rules & standards our ‘free press’ had to follow to keep their broadcast license. Kept ’em honest.
    That total BS “news” is for dictatorships, to keep their people from knowing any real ‘truths’ ~ not for a democratic nation with free press.
    We can see damage such “lie-based news” has caused. I doubt Jan 6th violent mob watched CNN, or MSNBC! Can’t control every single thing on radio, social media, or far-right websites, but FCC can at least make sure that if on MSM/cable & calling oneself “news”, they’d better be actual, factual, news reporting! Any opinion shows or segments must have on-screen label stating it’s opinion only, on it whole time.

  3. The Fake news company, Tucker Carlson and the former occupant of the White House all do not tell the truth, they lie and keep on lying and we would be more than foolish to ever think or believe otherwise. Their underlying goal is to be in opposition, by telling lies about the Democratic Party and all of the notable members of the party.

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