Tucker Carlson came out swinging on his program Tuesday night, as you might’ve expected.
The Fox News host aggressively defended his colleagues who sent text messages to Mark Meadows on Jan. 6, 2021, after the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack made them public.
The Washington Examiner further reports:
“The point is to harm and humiliate the people you disagree with politically, and that is what they are doing,” Carlson said. “Those texts showed no evidence of any crime whatsoever, but since she had them, Liz Cheney thought they might be embarrassing to conservatives, so she read them on television. Some of those texts it turns out were from anchors here at Fox News. Liz Cheney took special delight in reading those.”
Carlson argued the text messages undercut what Cheney was trying to prove, which was that there was a difference between what was said on television and what was said in private text messages.
“These Are Principled People”
“These are principled people. What they say in public is not that far from what they say over text message,” Carlson said. “If you get a text from Brian Kilmeade, it sounds pretty much identical to Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends. These are not phonies. We can personally confirm that. Whether you like them or not, they are real. So Fox anchors on TV and in private opposed the BLM riots in the summer of 2020. Fox anchors opposed the riots on Capitol Hill in January of 2021. It turns out that anchors opposed riots. All riots. No matter who is rioting.”
Hannity had Meadows on his show Monday night after the text messages were revealed but did not talk about them with his guest during the interview. He did address them on his radio show and Fox News program Tuesday.
Likewise, Laura Ingraham held nothing back in her response to Cheney’s broadside.