A peaceful gathering

Yet another example of how we’re living under the rule of…Tucker Carlson.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday released security video from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, using footage provided exclusively to him by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to portray the riot as a peaceful gathering.

So much wrong in that one sentence. A tucker carlson should not be in a position to “release” such security video. McCarthy should obviously not be giving it to him at all, let alone exclusively. Tucker Carlson should not be trying to portray the January 6 horror as a “peaceful gathering.”

Carlson acquired the tapes as part of a push by McCarthy, R-Calif., to win the speaker’s gavel. When McCarthy was struggling to gather the votes to lead the House, Carlson used his program to list two “concessions” he could make to win over far-right Republicans.

Carlson should not be doing that. Fox shouldn’t be doing that.

Carlson announced in late February that McCarthy had given him exclusive access to 44,000 hours of security video from the deadly riot before he unveiled some clips of the video on his show Monday night.

I know we’ve already seen this. I can’t leave it alone.

“The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress,” Carlson told his audience Monday. “Instead it shows police escorting people through the building, including the now-infamous ‘QAnon Shaman.’”

That is, the particular footage that Carlson selected. Other footage very much does show a riot-insurrection in progress.

Video that Carlson didn’t air shows police and rioters engaged in hours of violent combat. Nearly 1,000 people have been charged in connection with the Capitol attack. About 140 officers were assaulted that day, and about 326 people have been charged with assaulting, resisting or impeding officers or employees, including 106 assaults that happened with deadly or dangerous weapons. About 60 people pleaded guilty to assaulting law enforcement. Two pipe bombs were also planted nearby but were not detonated.

All of which Carlson of course knows perfectly well. He’s doing everything he can to make this country ever more Nazi-like and out of control, all for the sake of his personal paycheck. What a guy.

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