Tucker Carlson’s Show Called ‘Organ of Russian Disinformation’?

After weeks of seemingly defending Vladimir Putin and having clips of his show played on Russian state media, Tucker Carlson is taking umbrage at being called an enabler for Russian disinformation.

Carlson’s reaction comes at a time when two Republican legislators have accused him of spreading Russian propaganda connected to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. In the Thursday broadcast of Carlson’s Fox News program, he said that Republican Texas Representative Michael McCaul had recently called his show an “organ of Russian disinformation.”

Carlson didn’t cite a specific instance of McCaul saying such a thing.

“In other words, not only are we wrong—which is fine—we’re disloyal Americans doing the bidding of a foreign power,” Carlson said. “It’s not fine. It’s slander.”

Carlson then said that his show is “only and narrowly interested in the interests of our own country.” He then accused McCaul and other Republicans of “suddenly talking like Joe Biden” who “calls anything he doesn’t like Russian disinformation.”

As proof of his claim, Carlson referred to Biden’s comments stating that Russia had an interest in furthering claims that Biden had used his political standing to benefit the Ukraine-based business dealings of his son, Hunter.

An 87-page report released in mid-September 2021 by Republican Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin examined these claims. Their report neither cited any instances of criminal financial activity by Hunter Biden nor presented concrete evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden.

Carlson has continued to broadcast these claims. The Biden administration has since said that Russia has repeated these allegations in order to aid in its characterization of Ukraine’s government as corrupt and in need of a regime change.

Illinois Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger has also recently .

Part of Kinzinger’s claim stems from Carlson’s recent broadcasts about the U.S. allegedly funding bioweapon labs in Ukraine. In fact, on Tuesday, Democratic Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen accused Carlson of spreading misinformation about the labs.

In a March 9 broadcast, Carlson claimed that the U.S. and Western media had tried to disavow the labs’ existence. He said that testimony by U.S. Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland proved that Russia’s claims of U.S. involvement in the labs were “totally and completely true.”

However, fact-checkers pointed out that the U.S. government had previously stated that the labs were researching possible epidemics, not bioweapons like Russian sources have long claimed. In fact, the U.S. has said Russia’s claims about U.S. bioweapons in Ukraine may be a cover for Russia to launch its own bio-attack and then blame the U.S. or Ukraine for the attack.

The Russian state-owned TV network RT has frequently replayed Carlson’s February 24 defense of Putin, in which he rhetorically asked: “Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him? Has he shipped every middle-class job in my town to Russia? Did he manufacture a worldwide pandemic?”

Russian state media has also broadcast a conversation between Carlson and retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor, who predicted Russia would “annihilate” Ukrainian troops if they did not surrender.

The Russian government has instructed its news outlets to show clips of Carlson “as much as possible” because of his critical views of the U.S. policy, according to Mother Jones.

Original Article: Tucker Carlson Upset His Show Is Called ‘Organ of Russian Disinformation’ (msn.com)

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  1. Fans of Tucker Carlson and Fox News need to repent. Jesus is watching you. When asked what the greatest commandment was, Jesus replied that the first was to love God as yourself and the second is like unto it. Love your neighbor as yourself. I’ve never seen people who “say” they are Christian hate other children of God more than the screamers on Fox News. You are all following false prophets and kissing the behinds of the next snake oil salesman that comes down the pike. You have not put your faith in the Lord, you have blasphemed so that it has become your common language. Do you choose to worship at the Tucker Carlson at the risk of your soul?

    1. Tucker Carlson, You are the so out of tune with the World in General ! When they were handing out Brains, you must of took a train south of NOWHERE ! You are such a bigot, I personally can’t stand the site of you, you make normal people smart ! It stands to reason that you would back a Person like Putin ! I HAVE ONLY ONE THING TO TELL YOU tucker Carlson, WHEN JESUS COMES AND YOU ARE JUDGED FOR THE THINGS YOU DID ON EARTH, DOES A FIRERY LAKE OF SULFUR MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU ??

  2. I can solve this problem….FOX please send Mr Carlson to Urkrane to report what is actually going on there I trust he will be safe wherever he goes!

  3. More corrupt, incompetent politicians coming out from under the rocks to smear a truthful person. This country does suck now because of the politicians. ALL OF THEM. Wouldn’t it be great to round them all up and send them to somalia to live out the rest of their hateful existence. I would bet that these politicians have taken bribes from nefarious characters in the past and now they’re pointing their fingers in other direction. It’s called mis-direction and it is used exhaustively by corrupt politicians like these in the story. I’m sure their families are really very, very proud of them at this juncture.

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