Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Tuesday evening that he doesn’t believe the bizarre QAnon conspiracy theory actually exists and is therefore nothing more than a fantasy created out of thin air by CNN and other networks that don’t agree with him or Fox.
According to the Daily Beast, Carlson said he came to his conclusion by looking online to see exactly where QAnon might reside:
“During his Tuesday night broadcast, however, Carlson took his downplaying of the conspiracy to another level. Taking aim at networks such as CNN warning about right-wing disinformation and QAnon causing millions of people to increasingly lose touch with reality, Carlson insisted that mainstream media was actually the biggest purveyor of misinformation.
“After accusing liberals of believing false narratives about police officers killing unarmed African-Americans, Carlson mockingly said he wanted to know ‘where the public is getting all this false information,’ prompting him to then dismiss QAnon as a nonexistent issue.
“’We spent all day trying to locate the famous QAnon, which in the end we learned is not even a website,’ Carlon snarked. ‘If it’s out there, we could not find it.'”
Argh! The stupid; it burns!
While he was at it, Carlson also referenced Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), asserting that since he couldn’t find anything about QAnon appearing on her Twitter feed, that too means QAnon isn’t real:
“Then we checked Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter feed because we have heard she traffics in disinformation, CNN told us, but nothing there. Next we called our many friends in the tight-knit intel community. Could Vladimir Putin be putting this stuff out there? The Proud Boys? Alex Jones?”
What conclusion can be drawn from all this? Carlson asked his viewers. Simple: It’s actually “cable news” that’s “spreading disinformation to Americans.” Seeing as how Carlson has been on cable news for two decades, that would seem to convict him of exactly the offense he’s trying to attach to others. He then concluded:
“Maybe they are from QAnon. CNN itself has become a disinformation network, more powerful than QAnon and far more destructive.”
Having seen Carlson’s comments, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) responded to the Fox host with this:
Next step in the whitewash: “who is this ‘Q’ of which you speak? There is no website!” Deny, plead ignorance, misdirect… is there any question why people are confused? Quit lying, accept reality and use your energy to make us a better country. #Country1st #restoreourgop https://t.co/mYT4OAhmY8
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) February 24, 2021
Exactly right. Quit lying. Fox News has been lying and misleading viewers since it made its debut on the airwaves in 1996. They’ve become the top purveyor of misinformation and conspiracy theories and are a direct threat to the security of the United States.
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