Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson has been a clear voice of opposition against the far-left since well before the Trump administration.
In his latest on-air warning for viewers, he took aim at progressives for allegedly using the violent riot on Capitol Hill earlier this month as a way to seize more control over the nation’s government.
The usual frauds and demagogues”
Carlson made his argument by highlighting a pattern he believes has been forming for at least the past year, culminating in the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol building by supporters of President Donald Trump who were upset over the results of November’s electoral vote tally.
He broadly asserted that Democratic Party had established a reputation for using media narratives to create fear and hysteria, allowing party leaders to gain a greater foothold in their quest for more power. The segment included several examples, primarily the death of George Floyd while in police custody last year.
That incident served as the impetus for months of civil unrest and protests, furthering the common assessment that Floyd was a the victim of police brutality. Of course, further details have added some important nuance to the story.
In the months that followed, the Black Lives Matter movement became far more pronounced and a fledgling push to defund police departments across the U.S. grew in prominence.
As Carlson explained it: “The usual frauds and demagogues have leveraged that moment to change this country forever. They used hysteria to subdue the population and to crush anyone who dared to ask questions about what they were doing.”
“The most sweeping crackdown”
Fast-forwarding to 2021, the host highlighted the aftermath of the Capitol riot, including the left’s depiction of it as “an act of racism” or an “insurrection.”
No matter the rhetoric being used, the host claimed that the ultimate goal remains the same.
“They are using what happened last week to justify the most sweeping crackdown on civil liberties and free speech in the history of this country,” Carlson added.
Even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey implicitly made Carlson’s point by insisting in a secret recording that the Trump ban “is going to be much bigger than just one account and it’s going to go on for much longer than just this day, this week.”