Two conservative commentators who have appeared on Fox News For more than a decade they resigned from the right-wing network because of the “dangerousness” Tucker Carlson Special Full of lies about the January 6 rebellion.
Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, two co-founders of conservative website The Dispatch, He wrote that Carlson’s special “Purgatory Patriot” was “A collection of incoherent plot promotion, filled with inaccurate facts, half-truths, deceptive images, and damned omissions.”
They praised some reporters in Fox NewsBut, he said, “the voices of officials are drowned out by the irresponsible.”
“The tension between doing it well and staying loyal to Fox has experienced many times over the past few years. But with the release of Patriot Purge, we felt we could no longer ‘do right as we see it’ and stay at Fox News. So we quit.”
Hayes told the New York Times Carlson’s special is “really serious in a way that it’s not the usual exaggeration that you get in a lot of news on satellite television.”
The two have taken money to Fox News contributors since 2009, according to The Times.
Carlson’s special for Fox Nation claimed, among other things, that the insurgency might have been a “pseudo-science” operation secretly orchestrated by the left, and that the left was somehow hunting down conservatives and locking them up in Guantanamo-like conditions, complete with waterboarding. .
“It is political propaganda designed to mobilize a support base that has demonstrated a willingness to mobilize on the basis of disinformation and lies,” said Michael Jensen, a senior fellow at the National Consortium for the Study and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland on Terrorism. Tell PolitiFact. “That’s how we got January 6th in the first place.”
Carlson, who confessed to lying, in recent years has embraced increasingly extremist Discourse, including conspiracy theories about January 6 rebellion, The Corona virus pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines.
He told the newspaper that the resignations were “good news” for the network.
“Our viewers will be thankful,” he was quoted as saying.