Video: Chris Stirewalt, calls Fox News and Tucker Carlson’s recent baseless “documentary” on the Jan. 6 insurrection “beyond reckless”


Dear Commons Community,

Former Fox News editor, Chris Stirewalt,  called Fox News and Tucker Carlson’s recent baseless “documentary” on the Jan. 6 insurrection “beyond reckless” as it continues to fuel fury over a legitimate presidential election.

He compared Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” show on the U.S. Capitol riot to the kind of “garbage” presented by the likes of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his Infowars website.

If “you can say stuff and don’t support it, except for without conspiracy theorizing gobbledygook, then that’s no good,” Stirewalt said Thursday on the “Talkline” podcast with Hoppy Kercheval on West Virginia’s MetroNews (see video above).

Carlson baselessly claimed that the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump was potentially a “false flag” event staged by the federal government to make the right look bad. That means the FBI, various National Guard units, politicians, judges, police forces, witnesses and thousands of actors across the nation were in on it and haven’t leaked a word about their supposed plot.

Stirewalt, who is currently a contributing editor at The Dispatch and a resident fellow at the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, was fired by Fox News soon after his politics team called the state of Arizona for Joe Biden on the night of the 2020 presidential election.

Biden did win Arizona, as several recounts confirmed. The results were even confirmed by a controversial multimillion-dollar audit ordered by the Republican-controlled state Senate.

Stirewalt praised conservative commentators Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, who quit their positions with Fox last month in protest of Carlson’s “dangerous” rewriting of history.

They criticized Carlson’s Jan. 6 program as a “collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering, riddled with factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive imagery, and damning omissions.”

What “Steve and Jonah did in giving up compensation and a high-visibility post was to put their money literally where their mouth is,” Stirewalt said.

Tucker Carlson and  most of the Fox News TV personalities are menaces to the country and especially to their viewers.


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