Tucker Carlson clapped back at CNN slamming the network an ‘arm of the woke national security state’ after the liberal network called him a ‘BS ringmaster’ for speculating that FBI operatives organized the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Multiple CNN hosts took to criticizing Carlson for his comments which Tucker Carlson responded to on his show on Friday.
Don Lemon had called out Carlson for pushing another ‘baseless theory about the insurrection’ while Chris Cuomo said it’s another ‘conspiracy theory’ from ‘hate TV’ referring to Fox News – the network where Carlson’s program runs, Mediaite noted.
Brianna Keilar said: ‘Fox’s BS ringmaster Tucker Carlson, this week, breathing air into this false flag conspiracy theory that originated from a right-wing website that has been flagged by social media for being BS ‘.
‘This conspiracy theory is based on references to unindicted co-conspirators and several indictments against Capitol rioters. legal analysts like Elie Honig, and anyone who you’ll talk to of any legal merit, have called this legally impossible.’
Carlson responded Friday, saying: ‘CNN now functions as an arm of the woke national security state.’
Tucker Carlson responded Friday to criticism for his recent comments about the deadly Capitol riots, saying: ‘CNN now functions as an arm of the woke national security state’
Brianna Keilar had said: ‘Fox’s BS ringmaster Tucker Carlson, this week, breathing air into this false flag conspiracy theory that originated from a right-wing website’
The Fox News host started his show by recounting a story from CNN from ‘way back in the fall of 2017’ in an attempt to prove that ‘sometimes the FBI creates crimes.’
‘CNN, believe it or not, ran a pretty interesting piece on its website. We read it. It was a story of the pizza delivery driver called Khalil,’ Carlson said.
The FBI had arrested him after texting him while pretending to be a woman in an attempt to ‘entrap a delivery boy’ in which they ‘created a honey trap’ in a bid to file terrorist charges against him, Carlson said.
‘After all of that, the FBI did not have enough evidence to file terrorist charges and nothing he said was criminal. He could have gone free but they couldn’t let him go free,’ Carlson said.
‘That would be too embarrassing for the federal government so they charged with a non-crime, unlawful possession of a fired arm under controlled substance. He didn’t shoot anyone or brandished a gun. For that they sent him to prison for five years.’
Carlson added: ‘A law enforcement agency should never encourage anyone to break the law. It is grotesque and yet they routinely to do that. CNN once admitted that was happening and that it was a problem. But they won’t admit it anymore.’
The Fox News host then transitioned into his defense for his reporting on the Capitol riots and his attacks on the rival network.
‘Earlier this week, we reported on this show that among those who stormed the capital on January 6th there appeared to be people who were working for the FBI. We didn’t guess that but concluded on the government’s own court filings thanks to a piece in Revolver News,’ Carlson said.
‘Dozens of suspects the FBI said committed serious crimes on January 6th have not been charged with anything. They haven’t even been identified. Why is that? Likely because they were in contact with the FBI before they committed those crimes.’
He continued: ‘That is the definition of corruption. You are working for the FBI so you are not charged for a crime. It is also, by the way, scary given the current climate, given January 6th is now being as a pretext to strip law-abiding Americans of their most basic civil liberties.’
Carlson doubled down on his accusations about the FBI, saying: ‘We believe the FBI had people on the ground – people who stormed the Capitol and committed crimes while inside.’
‘The FBI has not denied it or comment on it. In fact nobody from the FBI has even commented on it. They don’t have to. Because this time they had CNN squarely on their side,’ Carlson said.
The rioters stormed the Capitol for the first time since 1814, breaking down doors and desecrating the building
Footage taken by those inside the Capitol showed the moment that Ashli Babbitt was killed as windows were smashed and doors broken down
He them showed clips of CNN hosts criticizing him for his previous comments.
After the CNN clips, Carlson then rattled off a bunch of rhetorical questions: ‘Why don’t you explain how? IF almost two dozen people who have been identified as criminals not being charged, why is that exactly? Why don’t you tell us?’
‘But they didn’t. And then just to make it totally obvious that CNN now functions as an arm of the woke national security state, which they do, the channel the invited on former assistant director of the FBI – a man called Chris Swecker – to assure that the FBI did nothing wrong January 6th. Not one bad thing,’ Carlson said.
Carlson added that the ‘bureau has changed its focus, its no longer going after Islamic extremism – it’s is going after Joe Biden’s political opponents, those domestic terrorists they have been telling you about.
‘This is a nightmare. It is a nightmare for civil liberties. It’s a threat to democracy itself. We should have seen it coming. We did not see it coming embarrassingly,’ Carlson said.
More than 2,000 criminal charges have been filed against 411 suspects, including hundreds of felonies such as assaulting officers and trespassing with a weapon.