On Monday’s show, Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the Biden administration of spying on him in order to get the show taken off the air.
The “war on terror is now being waged against American citizens,” Carlson declared.
Carlson said that a “whistleblower from within the U.S. government” reached out to him to say that the NSA is “monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.”
He was skeptical of the claims at first, but said that the whistleblower was in possession of information about a pending story that only appeared in his text and emails, which should have been private.
“The whistleblower, who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could have only come directly from my texts and emails,” he added. “There’s no other possible source for that information, period.”
Carlson said that the show had made a Freedom of Information Act request to find out what information the NSA had gathered about the show, but had not heard back yet from the request.
The accusations were not substantiated further, and led to scoffing on social media, such as this tweet:
The NSA isn’t spying on you.
The FBI wasn’t behind the insurrection.
Critical Race Theory will not result in genocide.
– But you will say literally ANYTHING to get attention.
You’re a sad, strange little man – and you have my pity. https://t.co/lhmKOGK4tR
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) June 29, 2021
Carlson’s comments came during a segment about President Joe Biden’s contention that law enforcement officials say white supremacy is a top threat to Americans.
White supremacy threats debunked
Carlson said he had spoken to multiple FBI agents who reportedly said that few crimes were committed by “avowed white supremacists.”
“Americans are, in fact, much more likely to die from a lightning strike than at the hands of a white supremacist,” Carlson argued. “White supremacy may be ugly, many opinions are, but it is not a meaningful threat to the nation.”
The left wants to make white supremacy the main threat to America because it gives them yet another chance to blame all America’s problems on racism.
We can’t let them exaggerate the problem of white supremacy because it takes the spotlight off other more pressing threats, like black-on-black crime, gang warfare, and the way “wokeness” and cancel culture are pitting people against each other.