Chuck Schumer Tries Threatening Tucker Carlson Over…

When it comes to the truth – the objective and evidence-based version of it, at least – American politicians appear completely lost.  They’ve spent so many heartless decades enriching themselves by pinching the pennies of the entire populace that they’ve gone power mad.  They no longer find themselves to be culpable of any damn thing, and so they’ve given up fearing the sort of exposure that only the truth can conjure.

This week’s fool, the politician too arrogant to avoid being burnt by the truth the way Icarus ignored the power of the sun, is Chuck Schumer, who attempted to threaten Tucker Carlson over his airing of previously-unseen footage from January 6th, 2021.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson for the release of selectively packaged footage downplaying the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, calling it a “dangerous and unforgivable attempt” to “rewrite the history of the worst attack on our Constitution since the Civil War.”

“With contempt for the facts, disregard of the risks and knowing full well he was lying – lying to his audience – Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran a lengthy segment last night arguing the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was not a violent insurrection,” the New York Democrat said from the Senate floor on Tuesday. “By diving deep into the waters of conspiracy and cherry picking from thousands of hours of security footage, Mr. Carlson told the bold-faced lie that the Capitol attack, which we all saw with our own eyes, was somehow not an attack at all.”

Schumer then suggested that the cable company had an obligation to stop Tucker from showing more actual footage of the attack.

“And he’s going to come back tonight with another segment,” Schumer warned. “Fox News should tell him not to. Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, tell Carlson not to run a second segment of lies”.

“Rupert Murdoch has a special obligation to stop Tucker Carlson from going on tonight [and] from letting him go on again and again and again [because] our democracy depends on it,” Schumer later told reporters.

Republican Senate staple Mitch McConnell also appeared to have some concerns about Carlson’s airing of the footage, telling reporters that he felt it a “mistake” on the part of the Fox News host.

According to Schumer he was invited to appear on Carlson’s show but refused.