Fox News personality Tucker Carlson presented a new counternarrative to the prevailing media assertion that the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill represented a violent insurrection.
Highlighting a new report that suggests FBI agents might have been involved in the attack, Carlson called on Congress to investigate the troubling possibility.
Bombshell new report
If true, the scenario would alter how the event is being used by some in the media and progressive political circles to justify a domestic crackdown on civil liberties.
Carlson accused Big Tech firms of attempting to stifle his report but thanked the “morons” at Twitter for unintentionally vindicating the point he made in a previous broadcast.
In his opening monologue on Tuesday, the host discussed a report from Revolver News about the role that several “unindicted coconspirators” might have played in the attack, speculating that they could have been FBI agents.
The lack of charges is odd, he argued, given the exhaustive dragnet that prosecutors have used against other defendants allegedly involved in criminal behavior on Capitol Hill that day.
Carlson noted that charging documents identify a “Person 2” who stayed in a hotel room with defendant Thomas Caldwell and “stormed the barricades” during the Jan. 6 incident. A “Person 3” was reportedly part of a “quick reaction force.”
“The consensus of reality”
His monologue provoked a number of fact-checkers to discount the allegations. MSNBC host Chris Hayes accused Carlson of spreading “propaganda” with an intention to “break the consensus of reality.”
Of course, the only “consensus” the Fox News host appeared to challenge is that of media figures who have spent months pushing an all-out war against American citizens who spoke out against the results of November’s election.
Hayes also seemed unaware that the FBI has reportedly been engaged in entrapment schemes aimed at luring troubled individuals into terror plots.
The Revolver article discussed parallels between the Capitol riot and a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, which involved several FBI informants and agents and whose alleged ringmaster was a man living in the basement of a business.
For his part, Carlson is calling on Congress to use its subpoena power as part of an “immediate” investigation into the federal government’s potential role in the Capitol building breach. It seems clear that his concerns, like those of anyone who challenges the status quo on this issue, are upsetting the media elite.