If you watched CNN and MSNBC last week, you might have thought Fox News’ Tucker Carlson painted the 2021 Capitol riot as a harmless peace parade, with a minotaur as its patriotic grand marshal. But Carlson said nothing of the sort. (That’s how former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin described the deadly anarchy that gripped her city in the summer of 2020.)
Last Monday and Tuesday night, Carlson’s program aired new surveillance footage of the U.S. Capitol from the Jan. 6 riot that undermined the left’s narrative of a “deadly insurrection.” Contrary to critics’ claims that Carlson entirely glossed over the riot, he showed viewers graphic scenes of the turmoil that legacy outlets and Democrats on the Jan. 6 Committee had endlessly played for Americans.
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