Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised independent radio and television host Alex Jones for being a “far better guide to reality” and possessing more journalistic integrity than many mainstream employees working for corporate media, following the revelation that the Congressional Jan. 6 select committee is seeking to punish Jones over unproven accusations that he “incited violence” at the Capitol.
“Now the committee has decided to shut down one of the most popular journalists on the Right, Alex Jones,” Carlson noted. “Yes, journalist. Jones is often mocked for his flamboyance but the truth is he has been a far better guide to reality in recent years – in other words, a far better journalist – than say, NBC News national security correspondent Ken Dilanian, or Margaret Brennan of CBS.”
Carlson continued, “Alex Jones never bought the Russia hoax, not for a second. And if Jones sat down with Tony Fauci he would ask him real questions, just as journalists are supposed to do. He wouldn’t just slobber all over him. But Alex Jones makes fun of Joe Biden, so the January 6 committee is threatening him with prison.”
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“Now the irony here, and there are many layers of irony, the main is that Alex Jones isn’t simply innocent of inciting crime on January 6, Alex Jones actively worked to prevent crimes on Jan. 6,” Carlson said.
The Fox News host recently lambasted Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) after she tried to have his platform removed for reporting on the events of Jan. 6 in a new documentary.