Tucker Carlson Hits Media Over Mueller: Journalists Shouldn’t Be ‘Cheerleaders For Prosecutions’
On Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson chided media critics who have slammed Fox News for their recent coverage of the Robert Mueller investigation.
The Fox News host began by mocking the Senate Intelligence Committee’s recent inquiry of Green Party candidate Jill Stein as part of its own investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.
“Here you have a political candidate, a politician going to a dinner sponsored by a news organization. I don’t watch RT, okay? I don’t agree with RT, but it is a news organization, it’s no crazier than some other ones out there, that’s for sure. And she’s being investigated by the Congress over this,” Carlson said. “There’s no media outcry at all. Everyone acts like this is totally normal. Where are reporters in defending the Freedom of the Press they often say they believe in?”
The Hill‘s media reporter Joe Concha (a Mediaite alum) believes they’re “distracted” by the “blame everything but Hillary Clinton” for the 2016 election, which includes Stein.
“The calculus is that if all of Stein’s votes in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all went to Hillary Clinton magically and not to the libertarian ticket or Donald Trump, then she would have won those states and therefore the electoral college,” Concha explained. “So now, a dinner she had in Russia is being called into question before one vote in the primary was cast, a trip she paid for on her own… but again, when you’re obsessed with Russia this much, you have to bring in as many actors as possible, even ones that have no business being there.”
Carlson then blasted the media for not noticing that this is a “terrifying witch hunt” that has gotten “so ludicrous” that it has “swept up Jill Stein.” Concha invoked the Mueller investigation, saying if you call it into question, then it’s considered “dangerous and treasonous.” He also cited a recent poll that says 54% of Americans believe Mueller has a conflict of interest.
“We’ve never attacked Mueller as a man on this show,” Carlson told Concha. “I’m not judging him as a man, but I think all journalists ought to be skeptical of what their government is doing at all levels. But I’m watching journalists on other channels say anybody who asks questions is ‘disloyal,’ ‘inciting silence,’ basically unpatriotic. When did that change? When did journalists become cheerleaders for prosecutions?”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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