Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently came under fire for his ongoing investigation into the January 6th Capitol riots. However, amidst questions about whether higher-ups are shutting down his investigation, Carlson remains unrelenting in his pursuit of the truth.
In a recent segment, Carlson tore into Democrat and Republican leaders who have called for him to be censored. According to Carlson, these leaders are worried because he is getting too close to what they care about. He labeled their reactions “hysteria” and “fear” rather than genuine outrage.
“What you’re seeing is hysteria. The overstatements, the crazed hyperbole, the red-in-the-face anger. It’s not outrage, it’s fear,” Carlson told his viewers. “We’re getting close to what they care about.”
Carlson also aimed at politicians like Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell, accusing them of having shared interests with “open borders people” and “people living in splendor on Chinese money.” He dismissed Schumer’s recent comment that Carlson is a “threat to democracy,” arguing that all these politicians are on the same side.
Tucker blasts DC uniparty after Chuck Schumer and McConnell call for his censorship over release of J6 tapes
"They're all on the same side!… Here you have people with shared interests. The open borders people. The people like Mitch McConnell who are living in splendor on… https://t.co/JsdKhGMtCz pic.twitter.com/lTj06Pet8K
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 8, 2023
Despite the backlash, Carlson’s investigation has garnered significant attention and high ratings. In a recent broadcast, he aired footage withheld by the January 6th Committee, presenting a different narrative of the events to the one previously presented to the American people.
Cable News Ratings Overload Tue Mar 7
Fox News had more total and 25 to 54 year old demo viewers than MSNBC, CNN, Newsmax & NewsNation combined.
Primetime Average Demo | Total Viewers
1⃣@FoxNews 404,000 | 3,057,000
2⃣@MSNBC 163,667 | 1,494,333
3⃣@CNN 94,333 |… https://t.co/z5GhW3ko6o pic.twitter.com/26EcR9ATen
— RoadMN 📈 (@RoadMN) March 8, 2023
The controversy surrounding Carlson’s investigation highlights the political tensions surrounding the January 6th riots and raises questions about the role of media in investigating and reporting on sensitive political issues. While some may argue that Carlson is spreading misinformation and stoking political divisions, others believe that his investigation is shedding light on important aspects of the event that mainstream media have overlooked.
Regardless of one’s political leanings, it is crucial to approach the events of January 6th with a critical and discerning eye and to remain open to multiple perspectives and interpretations of this complex and contentious event. As the investigation continues, it remains to be seen how Carlson’s reporting will shape the public discourse surrounding the Capitol riots and its impact on the wider political landscape.
Following Carlson’s reporting on the withheld evidence of the January 6th Capitol riots, President Trump responded by suggesting that those who were responsible for withholding the evidence should face charges of treason.
Tucker Carlson plays a montage of corporate media losing their minds over the new January 6 footage he aired. pic.twitter.com/4XPykeRYgO
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 8, 2023
In addition, Carlson showcased a montage of various corporate media figures expressing panic and urging for his censorship.