CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and former Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone on Tuesday reacted to Fox News host Tucker Carlson turning his character over the Jan. 6 incident while playing security video from that day by Cooper presents an amusing portrayal of Carlson if he ever was. Surrounded by Trump supporters at the time
“The idea that Tucker Carlson being in a crowd that day without wetting his pants is hard to imagine,” Cooper says. “I find it hard to understand someone who never puts himself in danger. whether as a person or in reporting matters But still have the courage to try and rewrite history.”
Fanone, who had PTSD from being beaten in a riot that Carlson had previously ridiculed, agreed.
Carlson is “by his own admission as an entertainer.” not journalists,” Fanone said. He just proved himself to be Donald Trump’s chief propagandist, and that’s all it is.” (Carlson, despite his praise of Trump and questioning the 2020 election on the show. But he said privately two days before Jan. 6 that he hated Trump. “Very strongly,” according to documents released Tuesday. (part of Fox News’ Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit)
In a photo Carlson received from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Fanone spoke of McCarthy’s efforts to “attract or appease” Trump.
McCarthy defended giving exclusive images to Tucker Carlson Tonight After the Fox host’s Monday night show told reporters at City Hall on Tuesday that he did so for the benefit of “transparency”
likewise Carlson confirmed Tuesday that his Jan. 6 commentary was supported by footage. Reactions to senators on both sides who came out in opposition Carlson called on the audience. “Keep a list of” their names. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who said Carlson wanted him to appear on his show. Write on Twitter He will do so after Carlson. “Admitted to a live audience that he had lied to them about the 2020 election and what happened on January 6th.”
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