Tucker Carlson Accuses NBC of Lying ‘To Destroy a Politician They Did Not Like’
Tucker Carlson made it clear on Fox News last night that in his mind, NBC News and MSNBC don’t have a leg to stand on when they report on Russia’s possible meddling in the 2016 election.
He brought up the “grab ’em by the pussy” audio that came from the set of an old NBC show, then reappeared in the Washington Post years later, just as the man making the lewd comments in the recording, Donald Trump, was running for President. Carlson contended that NBC lied by not outwardly admitting they leaked that audio to WaPo.
“If you are a news organization and someone stole a video out of your office, would you not want to know about this?” he wondered before saying he was sure NBC already knew the identity of the leaker.
This lambasting was done at the same time as Rachel Maddow‘s epic and infuriating bait-and-switch on MSNBC regarding Trump’s tax releases last night. Both Carlson and Maddow occupy the 9:00 p.m. time slot on their respective channels, but Maddow has been dominating it for the last week.
“What do you think played a bigger role in the election, the Access Hollywood tape or the Russian government?” Carlson asked. “NBC lied to the public to destroy a politician they did not like. We know that. We know the would not do it again, what would they?”
Trump himself, at least, is publicly claiming that he doesn’t believe the tax returns Maddow got ahold of via a reporter who was given them anonymously were acquired ethically.
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