Tucker Carlson's Fever Dream
Fox is giving a platform to January 6th Revisionism. This is dangerous and foolhardy.
Last night, Tucker Carlson posted this trailer video on Trailer.
Carlson, apparently, is producing an original “documentary” series implying that there’s already a civil war going on in this country and that the January 6th coup attempt was a false flag operation.
All I could think watching it was….
I have a hard time believing that Tucker Carlson himself believes what he is talking about here. If there is one thing that we have learned about Tucker Carlson over the years is the fact that his ideas are permeable and he spews whatever he thinks is going to get the most attention and let him make the most money.
But this is an entirely new level, when you consider that just in the clap, Carlson and company imply:
President Biden has started a War on Terror against the right;
That American citizens are being held and tortured in Guantanamo Bay for their political beliefs;
That federal agents were involved in planning the January 6th coup attempt as a false flag operation.
Leni Riefenstahl would be proud.
No serious person believes any of this, including probably Carlson. And yet here he is, spouting this nonsense, providing a platform to these quacks, and giving a platform to Ali Alexander who is facing subpoena from Congress for his role in all of this.
Carlson’s fever dream is not going to air on Fox or on Fox News, but it will air on Fox Nation. Fox Nation is the streaming service that’s an offshoot of Fox News that is targeted at the hardest of hardcore fans. If Fox News is for Trump fans, Fox Nation is for Trump Superfans.
The question is why any of this is being broadcast by any serious news organization, streaming or not. The crackpot conspiracies that we saw in the trailer are more in line with Alex Jones than with a multi-billion dollar company like Fox.
The problem here is the fact that Fox is putting its imprimatur on Carlson’s batshit fever dream by letting this thing see the light of day. This isn’t just January 6th revisionism; it’s promoting an insane theory that some sort of undercover purge of “conservatives” is happening and Carlson is trying to expose it.
It’s an insane fever dream and it’s going to further radicalize people who are already radicalized. And it’s going to get somebody killed, either accidentally or on purpose.
If Fox has any common sense at all, they will refuse to show this insanity and let it never see the light of day.