Whoopi Goldberg blasted FNC’s Tucker Carlson for his coverage of the January 6 Capitol riot footage, accusing him of taking a page from George Orwell’s book “1984.”
Earlier this week, Carlson exposed many instances in the new footage which contradicted the Janaury 6 committee and media’s claims.
One such piece of footage was related to Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, which both the media and the Committee claimed had died during the riot. However, Carlson’s footage showed Sicknick was alive during the riot, which disproved claims MAGA supporters killed him.
Despite the concrete evidence, Goldberg claimed Tucker “told his viewers to reject the evidence of their eyes and ears.”
Monday on Fox News, Carlson said, “The crowd was enormous. A small percentage of them were hooligans. They committed vandalism, you’ve seen their pictures again and again, but the overwhelming majority weren’t. They were peaceful. They were orderly and meek. These were not insurrectionists. They were sightseers.”
Co-host Joy Behar said, “The audience is laughing.”
Goldberg chimed in, “How can you not? Especially after you’ve, you know, heard some of his emails about Dominion and all the stuff going on.”
“I mean, I don’t know what he is playing at, but people saw what they saw. They saw what they saw, and they’ve seen what’s gone down with it,” Goldberg said.
“And no matter what, you can’t put this monkey back in the cage. You can’t. This was insurrection. It just was what it was, so people are very upset,” she added.
“His viewers, maybe they’re going to buy it, I don’t know.”
But it’s not just Goldberg and her cohorts freaking out about the new, January 6 footage.
On Tuesday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also freaked out accusing Fox News network of making a “mistake,” calling it a largely peaceful if chaotic protest.
McConnell agreed with Chief Tom Manger’s criticism that Carlson had ” cherry-picked ” footage.
“With regard to the presentation on Fox News last night, I want to associate myself entirely with the opinion of the chief of the Capitol police about what happened on January 6,” McConnell said.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Schumer demanded Fox News prevent Carlson from airing more footage of what he claimed were “lies,” Breitbart reported.
Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer voiced concern that more footage would be released.
“I and so many others who were here are just furious with Tucker Carson,” he said.
‘With 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 January 6 Capitol attack was not a violent insurrection,” Schumer added.