The ringleader of a show in which a gaggle of liberal women and one or two female “conservative” controlled opposition members tell America what to think says Tucker Carlson’s release of Jan. 6 footage is like something out of George Orwell’s “1984.”
And they say irony is dead.
On Monday, Carlson unveiled previously unreleased footage from Capitol Hill surveillance cameras showing what the Capitol incursion was really like. Spoiler alert: That whole “threat to democracy” thing was bunkum, and Democrats (with a smattering of RINO enablers) knew it.
“The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress,” Carlson said.
“Instead, it shows police escorting protesters through the building, including the now-infamous ‘QAnon Shaman.’”
Now, obviously, this poses serious issues for those in the establishment media who pronounce the date of the incursion as if they were telling a ghost story to children: “Jah~hah~hah~hah~nuua~rry sixth,” the intonation goes, as if merely by hearing it you’re supposed to wet your pants in fear for the state of our republic.
The election was to be overturned! The rabblement wanted to hang Mike Pence! There were Proud Boys! Oath Keepers! Do you know who those people are? Neither do we, really, but they’re very, very frightening, and they were going to pull off a coup to install our very own Pinochet, Donald Trump!
Except that’s not what the footage showed, and it raises serious questions about what the Capitol Police were doing that day and why doors in the Capitol were being held open for the protesters by individuals in civilian clothes.
Given that the Democrats’ House Jan. 6 committee was a kangaroo-court farce where the only “Republicans” allowed were anti-Trump grifters Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger — no longer office holders, and for very good reason — we haven’t had a good-faith public investigation of those questions, either.
But don’t tell that to Whoopi Goldberg of “The View.”
“Tucker Carlson took a page from George Orwell’s ‘1984’ and told his viewers to reject the evidence of their eyes and ears,” Goldberg said Tuesday.
“You know, I don’t know what he’s playing at, but people saw what they saw. They saw what they saw. And they’ve seen what’s gone down with it, and no matter what, you can’t put this monkey back in the cage,” she continued.
This is a curious take for a panoply of reasons, the first of which is that Carlson’s show made news precisely because he invited viewers to review the evidence with their own eyes and ears and make their own call — something which, as he pointed out, few in Washington actually want Americans to do.
“Virtually no one in Washington, Republican or Democrat, certainly not in the news media, wanted to see this tape released tonight,” Carlson said Monday.
“That’s why it’s remained hidden for more than two years. In recent weeks, the usual hyenas in Congress and on cable news have been howling about we are putting lives at risk by showing this tape to the public.”