Tucker Carlson Dismisses ‘Something Called QAnon’, Mocks Media For Deeming it an ‘Existential Threat’
The Fox News host has instead condemned and mocked the rest of the media for reporting on those comments, thereby elevating Greene beyond her position as a freshman congresswoman.
Greene has come under fire for her promotion of the absurd claim that the election was stolen, as well as QAnon, the conspiracy theory that holds Democrats are part of a “global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles” (her words).
Mitch McConnell spoke out against Greene in a statement this week.
“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,” he said. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality. This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party.”
On Tuesday night Carlson continued his defense of Greene — and feigned ignorance of QAnon, a theory he has covered fairly extensively on his own show.
“If you don’t feel safe anymore it’s not because the murder rate is skyrocketing or because the rioting,” Carlson said. “According to CNN, it’s because something called QAnon, and its leader, a freshman congressman from Georgia.”
After airing a clip of Don Lemon decrying the rise of conspiracy theories in the Republican Party, Carlson spoke with Brit Hume, who compared Greene’s comments to Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claiming Ted Cruz “almost had me murdered” in the Capitol attack.
Carlson’s defense of Greene comes after he mocked attempts to discipline her in Congress over her support for calls to assassinate Nancy Pelosi, among other comments.
“No woman is more dangerous than this freshman member of Congress. The threat that she alone poses, as they say on cable news, is existential,” he said mockingly on Monday night. “This single congresswoman may be just weeks away from developing nuclear weapons.”
“CNN says she has bad opinions. Therefore, she’s the greatest threat we face.”
Last week, he similarly covered for QAnon against what he deemed to be hysterical coverage.
“The real threat is a forbidden idea. It’s something called QAnon,” he said.
That “forbidden idea”, an increasingly popular one among Trump supporters, holds that the world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles whose primary interest is thwarting Trump and running a child sex-trafficking ring.
QAnon adherents were among the most prominent of those who ransacked the Capitol Building on January 6, leaving five people dead.
That attack, and the unearthed comments from Greene, has prompted some soul searching among Republicans. Mitch McConnell spoke out against Greene in a statement this week.
“Loony lies and conspiracy theories are cancer for the Republican Party and our country,” he said. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.’s airplane is not living in reality.”
Karl Rove, speaking on Fox News a few hours before Carlson’s Tuesday night segment, said Greene should be banished from House committees because of her beliefs.
“If you believe that the Jews control a space laser that starts fires in northern California and that there’s some unnamed high-ranking government official who’s got a heretofore unknown security classification called Q, and all the nutty things that flow with that, you should be taken off the prestigious House Education and Labor Committee and be confined to the dark recesses of the furthest building away from the House floor, and then let the voters decide in the next election,” Rove said. “She is a problem for our party.”
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