She called the man “un-American” and “dangerous” for raising his ratings on the back of conspiracies. Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) likely has more courage than any other Republican sitting in the House or the Senate. And she has been willing to risk her entire career to protect our great Democracy and fulfill her oath to office. The Wyoming congresswoman has called out her fellow Republicans for their cowardice, and now she is going after the biggest talking head at Fox News, Tucker Carlson.
Cheney went right to the source of Carlson’s ugly lies when she appeared on Fox News’ Sunday morning show with host Chris Wallace. She addressed the networks’ top moneymaker for his conspiracy lies, such as the “false flag” deal, according to The Rolling Stone:
‘It’s the same kind of thing you hear from people who say 9/11 was an inside job, for example. It’s un-American to be spreading those kinds of lies, and they are lies.’
She is the Chief Executive of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and spoke out against Carlson and his upcoming series for his unlikely “true story” about the day one president tried to overthrow the U.S. and become its dictator, according to The Guardian. She tweeted:
‘Fox News is giving Tucker Carlson a platform to spread the same type of lies that provoked violence on 6 January.’
Carlson claimed that America’s government was at the heart of the January 6th failed coup when Donald Trump gathered up to 10,000 of his base, ginned them into a rage, then pointed and aimed them at our hallowed Capitol Building.
This was not the first time Cheney came down on Carlson.
She pointed out that there was no truth to the talking head’s conspiracy theories:
‘You know, it’s the same kind of thing that you hear from people who say that 9/11 was an inside job. It’s un-American to be spreading those kinds of lies and they are lies. And we have an obligation that goes beyond partisanship, an obligation that we share — Democrats and Republicans together — to make sure that we understand every single piece of the facts about what happened that day and to make sure the people who did are held accountable.’
Jonathan Greenblatt wrote the Chief Executive of Fox Corporation, Lachlan Murdoch, demanding he can the series as a “moral responsibility:”
‘Clearly Carlson has the right to make outrageous claims. But freedom of speech is not freedom of reach. You have no obligation to validate his views with airtime on your platform and, I would argue, a moral responsibility not to do so.’
Greenblatt is also a member of the Anti-Defamation League.
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