We think already in some ways

Kevin McCarthy gave a whole lot of Capitol Hill riot footage to Tucker Carlson.

US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy is under fire for giving thousands of hours of footage from the Capitol riot to a Fox News host.

Access to the video has until now been restricted mainly to a congressional committee and lawyers for the rioters.

During his show on Monday, Carlson said: “Some of our smartest producers have been looking at this stuff and trying to figure out what it means and how it contradicts or not the story we’ve been told for more than two years. We think already in some ways that it does contradict that story.”

Great. Fantastic. We’re being governed by Fox News. What could go wrong?

House Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries blasted the release of up to 41,000 hours of Capitol surveillance footage to Fox as an “egregious security breach”.

In a letter to his fellow party members, Mr Jeffries said that “extreme Maga [Make America Great Again] Republicans in the House have provided tens of thousands of hours of sensitive Capitol security footage to a Fox News personality who regularly peddles in conspiracy theories and pro-Putin rhetoric”.

Who regularly lies to the camera, is what he regularly does.

The release comes as a number of Fox News journalists, including Mr Carlson, were named in a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems, a company that says the network broadcast false and malicious rumours about voter fraud that harmed its business.

A court filing last week revealed a number of Mr Carlson’s profanity-laced text messages to colleagues in which he disparaged Trump lawyers’ claims of a rigged election, but continued to allow voter fraud conspiracists a platform on his top-rated show.


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