CNN’s Brian Stelter wrote a whole book called “Hoax” about the connection between President Donald Trump and Fox News. Trump’s out of office, Fox News is still destroying CNN in the ratings, and Stelter’s book is even less relevant than the day it was published. Stelter’s new obsession seems to be Tucker Carlson, which isn’t surprising, seeing as he rules prime time. But Stelter doesn’t approve, though.
Media figures’ heads exploded when they heard that Carlson was doing an online series about January 6, and now Carlson’s back again with a special on Kyle Rittenhouse. Prepare for the great triggering:
December. Tucker Carlson Originals. Fox Nation. pic.twitter.com/Pf8xOInARn
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 20, 2021
Stelter noted that Carlson’s crew was filming with Rittenhouse both during and trial and after his acquittal:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 20, 2021
Stelter writes in his “Reliable Sources” newsletter (emphasis his):
Fox’s Tucker Carlson secured exclusive access to Rittenhouse and members of his defense team. According to this new promo video, Carlson’s crew was filming with Rittenhouse during the trial, showing him in a wholly sympathetic light. The crew was also with him right after the not-guilty verdict was handed down on Friday. A staffer could be heard off-camera asking “How you feel, man?” — and that’s when Rittenhouse, riding in an SUV, says “The jury reached the correct verdict. Self-defense is not illegal. And I believe they came to the correct verdict.”
Fox announced that Carlson “will conduct an exclusive interview” with Rittenhouse, with a portion airing on Monday night, “followed by a Tucker Carlson Originals documentary on Fox Nation in December.” So this entire ordeal is being used to drive subscriptions for Fox’s streaming service.
This looks awesome! Thanks.
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) November 20, 2021
— Adriana Stubbs (@adriana_s1970) November 20, 2021
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 20, 2021
Your envy is palpable. Keep telling us what everyone else is up to, Brian. It suits you. pic.twitter.com/PsBdLouETG
— 100 Proof 🥃 (@ChampionCapua) November 20, 2021
You do like giving them free advertising don’t you.
— Dave Bondy (@DaveBondyTV) November 20, 2021
Cause they didn’t get thrown out like MSNBC…
— Del Griffith (@del_griffth) November 20, 2021
And they didn't even have to chase a van.
— Scrutable (@coredemar) November 20, 2021
Fox did journalism and Brian is big mad.
— AltitudeAttackPilot (@BenAltitude) November 20, 2021
Not as bad as the FBI giving CNN a heads up they would be raiding Roger Stone so they could film it
— Kopesetik Brewing (@Kopesetikbeer) November 20, 2021
Poor Brian ——Dear Diary 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Love #5 (@sarahtwright648) November 20, 2021
— Broadway (@mbroadway) November 20, 2021
Dude, he's not going to date you. The stalking is getting out of hand.
— WaxOnWaxOff (@jefferson66) November 20, 2021
I can’t wait to watch this!
— Kambree (@KamVTV) November 20, 2021
Why is it problematic that a documentary film crew was following this case and Mr. Rittenhouse? I don’t understand. Honest question.
— Brigitte🤠 (@im_mykidsmom) November 20, 2021
Stay mad bro
— STICK (@brentmidlandd) November 20, 2021
You are the lieutenant in 🤡🌎… pic.twitter.com/CeDU6hWFvl
— Dublinar (@Dublinar88) November 20, 2021
You’re network spread propaganda about this kid and we all saw it. Get the checkbook ready.
— ColtonJames (@ColtonJ67087385) November 20, 2021
Stelter, John Malone will give you your walking papers in a minute. You’ve earned them.
— StillAwake (@DeadMoniker) November 20, 2021
Friday night's real surprise? You still have a job.
— PJ (@PJLEA28) November 20, 2021
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Aaron Rupar Jr. from The Daily Beast just can’t help thinking of something:
Just thinking about how last night, Tucker and the rest of Fox were blasting MSNBC for getting caught trailing the jury bus — all while they were embedded with the defendant and filming him. https://t.co/BGan6mWdon
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 20, 2021
Just imagine if Tucker Carlson had revealed Kyle Rittenhouse's identity to the world!
You keep thinkin', Justin. That's what you're good at.https://t.co/sGAamMNQpz
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) November 21, 2021
‘The reviews are in’: Tucker Carlson trolls critics of his January 6 special with their own quotes https://t.co/1NYZCOGvDJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 12, 2021