Fox’s Tucker Carlson pushed fake news on his show about the success of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) called him out.
I have attended many classified briefings about Ukraine. What Tucker Carlson said was a lie. https://t.co/awLzqc6XA8
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 14, 2023
Carlson knowingly repeated Russian-altered information on the show stating that for every Russian 7 Ukrainian causes suffered.
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The numbers are reversed, the real numbers are seven Russians dying for every Ukrainian.
Tucker Carlson and his producers knew the exact number and lied.
(Carlson’s video will not be included or linked to because we are in no way involved in sharing Russian propaganda. You can view it by clicking on the tweet above.)
For those like Rep. Lieu who have been in the briefings and know the facts, it is important to call out Tucker Carlson’s lies and misinformation. A Fox News host is trying to help Putin win by undermining US support for Ukraine.
Tucker Carlson is spreading dangerous anti-democratic propaganda to at least a few million Americans every night.
It’s easy for elected officials to ignore Carlson, but ignoring the threat doesn’t make it go away. American democracy will only be saved when the people rise up together to correct and condemn the propaganda.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
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Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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