Feminist Naomi Wolf apologizes to conservatives for believing January 6 narrative

Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently aired footage from January 6 after it was provided to him by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and the images show that some of those who received lengthy prison sentences behaved peacefully.

While most liberals responded by excoriating Carlson, feminist leader Naomi Wolf isn’t one of them. According to the Blaze, she recently issued an apology for not knowing the facts. 

“Republicans, conservatives, I am sorry.”

“Peaceful Republicans and conservatives as a whole have been demonized by the story told by Democrats in leadership of what happened that day,” the Blaze quoted Wolf as saying in a lengthy post on  Thursday.

“Republicans, conservatives, I am sorry. I also believed wholesale so much else that has since turned out not to be as I was told it was by NPR, MSNBC and the New York Times,” she continued.

“Anyone in leadership who misrepresented to the public the events of the day so as to distort the complexity of its actual history — must also be held accountable,” Wolf went on to add.

Wolf also put out a tweet in which she drew a contrast between the way liberals regard Daniel Ellsberg’s release of the Pentagon Papers versus Carlson’s broadcast of the January 6 footage.

Fox News contributor calls Wolf “pretty courageous”

One figure who received significant attention is Navy veteran Jacob Chansley, better known as the “QAnon shaman.” Far from being violent, Carlson showed footage in which he can be seen being led around by police.

Wolf’s decision to break with the dominant narrative on January 6 was met with praise from some conservatives, including Fox News contributor Jason Whitlock. He tweeted that her move was “pretty courageous.”

Wolf has opposed COVID lockdown and vaccine mandates

The Blaze also noted how despite being a long-time Democrat and feminist, Wolf has recently opposed some other positions that are commonly held by those on the left.

Wolf published a book last year in which she spoke out against restrictive COVID policies, such as lockdowns and compulsory mask wearing.

What’s more, the author and activist organized a protest this past December against Yale’s COVID vaccine mandate.

Wolf, who graduated from Yale in 1984, told the Yale News that while she does not consider herself to be antivaccine in general, she objected to students being forced to receive an experimental product.