White House Condemns Fox's Tucker Carlson
The White House rebuked Tucker Carlson for his "false depiction" of the Jan. 6, 2021 riot footage aired on his show this week.
Biden's administration also emphasized that the depiction by Carlson has been condemned by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and the Capitol Police chief.
This week, "Carlson aired video footage revealing Capitol Police escorting Shaman Jacob Chansley inside the Capitol," reports Breitbart. "In addition, Carlson argued the footage showed that Democrats knew Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick had not been murdered during the riot but misled the public about his death, and that Ray Epps lied to the committee about when he left Capitol grounds."
"Carlson’s arguments spawned outrage among the Washington, D.C. establishment and members of Congress, who pointed towards Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger’s Tuesday condemnation of the video footage paid for by taxpayers but previously undisclosed by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the January 6 committee," reported Breitbart News.
Manger called the video footage "offensive" and said it would lead to "misleading conclusions," while failing to mention the Jan. 6 Committee’s tactic of releasing edited footage during the two years of hearings since the event.
"We agree with the chief of the Capitol Police and the wide range of bipartisan lawmakers who have condemned this false depiction of the unprecedented, violent attack on our Constitution and the rule of law — which cost police officers their lives," White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said.
"We also agree with what Fox News's own attorneys and executives have now repeatedly stressed in multiple courts of law: that Tucker Carlson is not credible," Bates added.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has also tried to undermine Carlson, noting Fox News lawyers who have called Fox's own Carlson not credible. Additionally, Jean-Pierre continues to refuse full disclosure.