Fox News host Tucker Carlson has come under quite a bit of scrutiny following his recent reports, namely, numerous bits of surveillance footage that call into question the narrative pushed by the U.S. establishment regarding what actually transpired at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
The mainstream media is already frantically engaging in damage control, as seen with reports such as an NBC News piece, titled, “Tucker Carlson, with video provided by Speaker McCarthy, falsely depicts Jan. 6 riot as a peaceful gathering.”
Carlson’s team analyzed over 40,000 hours of video from that day, later publishing various bits of never-before-seen footage.
One video showed Jacob Chansley, often referred to as the ‘Q-Anon Shaman,’ strolling through the Capitol with seemingly calm law enforcement casually walking around him.
🚨BREAKING: Never before seen video of January 6 shows Jacob Chansley, the QAnon Shaman, being led through the Capitol by police the entire time that he was in the building. pic.twitter.com/rikoRMWezF
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 7, 2023
Carlson spoke about the protests at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, during a recent airing of The Glenn Beck Program, saying he “can’t even guess as to what motivated them, to what we’re looking at here — but what [he] can guess is that this is not an act of violent terrorism.”
He continued, “The main conclusion that I drew is that Chuck Schumer, and the horrible lieutenant minority leader, Mitch McConnell, filthy man, and Mitt Romney, and Thom Tillis, and Senator Cramer of North Dakota, like, they’re all lying. They’re all lying.”
He hypothetically asked, “Why are they lying about what we can see plainly, and why didn’t they want us to see it?”
“I know deception when I see it.”
The primetime show host charged that U.S. officials should be made to explain themselves, adding, “It’s not enough to say, ‘Oh, it was the worst violent insurrection since Gettysburg’ or something. Stop with the overstatement, the hyperbole, and just explain to me what I’m looking at on the screen.”
When analyzing the motives of Americans who have repeatedly lied about what occurred on that fateful day, Carlson explained, “This was a complex event in many facets. They simplified immediately into a good-vs-evil tale, as they do with everything, partly because they lack nuance and imagination, sophistication. But partly because this was a tool they were using for a purpose. It was a cudgel they were using to beat down their opponents and grab more power for themselves. And in effect, what it did was change the definition of terrorism.”
Carlson ominously said that the definition of ‘terrorism’ was essentially redefined as meaning anybody who questions the traditional orthodoxy of the U.S. establishment, particularly “populist voters” who may have supported Bernie Sanders or former President Trump.