Russia is very interested in Tucker Carlson. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov brought it up in a press conference. As well, a Russian network offered him a job.
Tucker Carlson a traitor?
After Tucker Carlson got fired, it was clear he had become a liability for Fox News. The Wrap posted the following.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson was fired after butting heads with network executives, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says.
People familiar with the matter told the outlet that the company’s lawyers informed Carlson that they had successfully managed to redact information from a court filing in Fox’s legal battle with Dominion Voting Systems, in which it was revealed that the controversial opinion host called a senior executive the c-word. But Carlson reportedly told colleagues that he wanted his private message about the executive to go public.
The private messages in which Carlson criticized management were a “major factor” in his firing, according to the Journal. In addition to the messages, Carlson reportedly complained about press coverage and was upset that Fox did not do more to protect him from negative stories about the Dominion case. He also had to reportedly be given an intermediary between himself and Fox’s communications department.
It was not long after that Tucker would get an offer. RT, the Russia-funded state broadcaster also known as Russia Today, a network banned in many countries, offered Carlson a job. They tweeted, “Hey @TuckerCarlson, you can always question more with @RT_com.” As well, a Russian propagandist, Vladimir Solovyove, wrote. “You have our admiration and support in any endeavor you choose yourself next, be it running for president of the United States (which you should totally do, by the way) or making an independent media project.”
I do not think we need another purported Russian agent in the White House. Imagine if a Democrat or Progressive had decided to pal around with Russians. It would be covered in the Right Wing media misinformation machine on a 24-hour cycle.
Whatever Carlson chooses, it is clear that his propaganda and misinformation will remain a clear and present danger. It is imperative that we keep him in check.
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