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Tucker Carlson: Networks Blasting Trump Revoking Brennan’s Clearance Are Acting Like ‘State Media’

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said tonight that actually it’s other networks acting like “state media” in how they’ve been covering President Donald Trump revoking ex-CIA director John Brennan‘s security clearance.

The accusation has, in the era of Trump, been mainly directed at Fox News for the friendly relationship between the President and the network, especially the network’s more Trump-friendly hosts.

Tonight Carlson made it clear not only that he supports the move against Brennan, but that he had flagged this issue weeks ago when he called Brennan an “extremist.”

He mocked the coverage of the move against Brennan being taken as “an unprovoked assault on American democracy,” before saying, “Journalists ought to be skeptical of the powerful. They ought to demand accountability and clear explanations from secretive bureaucrats like John Brennan and the agency he once worked for. But they are not. Instead, they have become Brennan’s faithful handmaidens.”

And then he said this:

“Don’t complain, insolence is disloyalty, dissent is treason. That is the message on every other channel. That is state media, the definition of it.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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