CNNâs Brian Stelter wrote a whole book called âHoaxâ about the connection between President Donald Trump and Fox News. Trumpâs out of office, Fox News is still destroying CNN in the ratings, and Stelterâs book is even less relevant than the day it was published. Stelterâs new obsession seems to be Tucker Carlson, which isnât surprising, seeing as he rules prime time. But Stelter doesnât approve, though.
Media figuresâ heads exploded when they heard that Carlson was doing an online series about January 6, and now Carlsonâs back again with a special on Kyle Rittenhouse. Prepare for the great triggering:
December. Tucker Carlson Originals. Fox Nation. pic.twitter.com/Pf8xOInARn
â Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 20, 2021
Stelter noted that Carlsonâs crew was filming with Rittenhouse both during and trial and after his acquittal:
â Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 20, 2021
Stelter writes in his âReliable Sourcesâ newsletter (emphasis his):
FoxâsÂ Tucker CarlsonÂ secured exclusive access to Rittenhouse and members of his defense team. According toÂ this new promo video,Â Carlsonâs 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 âHow you feel, man?â â and thatâs when Rittenhouse, riding in an SUV, says âThe jury reached the correct verdict. Self-defense is not illegal. And I believe they came to the correct verdict.â
Fox announced that Carlson âwill conduct an exclusive interviewâ with Rittenhouse, with a portion airing on Monday night, âfollowed by aÂ Tucker Carlson Originals documentaryÂ on Fox Nation in December.â SoÂ this entire ordeal is being used to drive subscriptions for Foxâs streaming service.
This looks awesome! Thanks.
â Stephe96 (@Stephe96) November 20, 2021
â Adriana Stubbs (@adriana_s1970) November 20, 2021
â 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
â 100 Proof đ„ (@ChampionCapua) November 20, 2021
You do like giving them free advertising donât you.
â Dave Bondy (@DaveBondyTV) November 20, 2021
Cause they didnât get thrown out like MSNBCâŠ
â Del Griffith (@del_griffth) November 20, 2021
And they didn't even have to chase a van.
â Scrutable (@coredemar) November 20, 2021
Fox did journalism and Brian is big mad.
â 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
â Kopesetik Brewing (@Kopesetikbeer) November 20, 2021
Poor Brian ââDear Diary đ€Łđ€Łđ€Łđ€Ł
â Love #5 (@sarahtwright648) November 20, 2021
â Broadway (@mbroadway) November 20, 2021
Dude, he's not going to date you. The stalking is getting out of hand.
â WaxOnWaxOff (@jefferson66) November 20, 2021
I canât wait to watch this!
â Kambree (@KamVTV) November 20, 2021
Why is it problematic that a documentary film crew was following this case and Mr. Rittenhouse? I donât understand. Honest question.
â Brigitteđ€ (@im_mykidsmom) November 20, 2021
Stay mad bro
â STICK (@brentmidlandd) November 20, 2021
You are the lieutenant in đ€ĄđâŠ pic.twitter.com/CeDU6hWFvl
â Dublinar (@Dublinar88) November 20, 2021
Youâre network spread propaganda about this kid and we all saw it. Get the checkbook ready.
â ColtonJames (@ColtonJ67087385) November 20, 2021
Stelter, John Malone will give you your walking papers in a minute. Youâve earned them.
â StillAwake (@DeadMoniker) November 20, 2021
Friday night's real surprise? You still have a job.
â PJ (@PJLEA28) November 20, 2021
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Aaron Rupar Jr. from The Daily Beast just canât 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 â all while they were embedded with the defendant and filming him. https://t.co/BGan6mWdon
â 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
â jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) November 21, 2021
âThe reviews are inâ: Tucker Carlson trolls critics of his January 6 special with their own quotes https://t.co/1NYZCOGvDJ
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 12, 2021