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.
"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.
Everyone in my former 'tribe' is upset that @TuckerCarlson aired government-held footage of events off public interest, and I keep thinking about how we (on the left) rightly lionized Daniel Ellsberg after he released the Pentagon Papers...
— Dr Naomi Wolf (@naomirwolf) March 8, 2023
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.
I was told the QAnon shaman was leading an insurrection not the one who is being led by police throughout the capital building. No wonder all the footage was kept from us for 2 years.
As always they lied to us all! pic.twitter.com/nzWWIgryiz
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 7, 2023
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."
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.