Tucker Carlson Defends Alex Jones: ‘CNN is Trying to Squelch His Point of View’
On Thursday, Fox News Tucker Carlson defended Alex Jones by somehow drawing a connection between the Infowars conspiracy theorist and his former employee at the Daily Caller, now-CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins.
Infowars has been under pressure for the last few days due to a combination of content removal on YouTube, strikes for hate speech policy violations, and a freeze on their Facebook account. When Carlson spoke to conservative columnist Charles Hurt last night, the Fox host invoked this news by comparing it to how the White House disinvited CNN’s Collins from covering President Trump‘s press event this week in the Rose Garden.
“CNN has been basically a martyr for free speech for the last 24 hours. At the same time they are telling us how important it is that people should be able to say what they think, they are agitating for Alex Jones to be pulled off YouTube. Now, I know we’re supposed to think that Alex Jones is way more radical than Bill Maher, Michelle Wolf, or Rosie O’Donnell, but he’s got a point of view, and CNN is trying to squelch his point of view.”
Hurt agreed with Carlson, saying CNN neglects to cover the alleged shadow-banning of conservatives going on on Twitter, but takes a celebratory tone over the fact that Jones and his fever swamp of conspiracy theories have run into hard times.
“I wish the left still defended free speech,” Carlson lamented.
A reminder: Jones was recently sued by parents of children massacred in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting after his website InfoWars spread conspiracy theories that the children were “crisis actors” and that the shooting was a hoax.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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