Tucker Carlson boldly defended Alex Jones during his show Wednesday night while discussing the Jan. 6th event at the Capitol, and even played video showing Jones telling the crowd NOT to engage in any confrontations or violence.
Carlson described Jones as a journalist who’s been more accurate in recent years than corporate media pundits, pointing out that, unlike many of them, Jones didn’t push the “Russian collusion” conspiracy that turned out to be false.
Carlson’s statement in full:
Now the [Jan. 6th] committee has decided to shut down one of the most popular journalists on the right, Alex Jones. Yes, journalist. Jones is often mocked for his flamboyancy, but the truth is he’s been a far better guide to reality in recent years, in other words a far better journalist than say, CNBC national security correspondent Ken Dilanian, or Margaret Brennan of CBS.
Alex Jones never bought the Russia hoax, not for a second. And if Jones sat down with [Dr.] Tony Fauci, he would ask him real questions just as journalists are supposed to do. He wouldn’t just slobber all over him.
But Alex Jones makes fun of Joe Biden, so the Jan. 6th committee is threatening him with prison.
Now the irony here, and there are many layers of irony here, but the main one is that Alex Jones isn’t simply innocent of inciting crime on Jan. 6th, Alex Jones actually worked to prevent crimes from taking place on Jan. 6th.
We’re not running interference for Alex Jones, and we’re not guessing about it – we happen to know this for a fact – because we’ve looked into it in some detail for Patriot Purge, our three-part documentary series on Fox Nation.
Skip to the 1:48 mark for the exact segment on Alex Jones, although the clip is worth watching from the beginning:
Newsweek covered the segment in an article published Thursday.