Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Tucker Carlson responded to Rep. Liz Cheney’s calls for his new documentary Patriot Purge to be censored by Fox News during last night’s nightly broadcast of of Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Cheney, who called for the documentary to be stopped before it airs on Monday, also accused Carlson of using Fox News “to spread the same type of lies that provoked violence on January 6.”
Carlson responded to Cheney on last night’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight. “According to Liz Cheney, this show is dangerous because we dared to report on what actually happened on January 6,” Carlson said. The host explained that he attempted to invite Cheney on his show to discuss her allegations, but she refused. “It turns out that Liz Cheney is not simply a liar, she is also a coward,” said Carlson.
Politicians don’t get to put parameters around your thoughts or conversations. Free people are allowed to ask any question they want. pic.twitter.com/NK6QrYncal
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2021
Her calls for the documentary to be censored drew ire from free speech proponents and elected officials alike, including Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), National File reported yesterday.
“Karen. The violence was instigated by FBI assets,” wrote Gosar to Cheney. “Try to keep up. Ask @DarrenJBeattie for an update.” Gosar then instructed Cheney to “take a look at the AZ audit,” which showed that voters with “no record” of their existence far outnumber Joe Biden’s supposed lead in the state.
“Election fraud is confirmed, bow tied, wrapped and delivered on a platter,” he wrote, adding that she should call AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward, AZ Senate President Karen Fann, AZ Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem, and AZ Senator Sonny Borrelli.
The Anti-Defamation League is also actively trying to persuade Fox News to stop Carlson’s documentary from airing. Yesterday, ADL CEO John Greenblatt sent a letter to Fox Corporation Executive Chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch begging him to prevent the documentary from being released. As National File reported:
Greenblatt appears to suggest that potentially exposing the misdeeds of the U.S. government constitutes “inflammatory rhetoric.” He went further, appearing to claim that discussion of undercover federal involvement in January 6, or the abuse of American civil liberties, “is neither legitimate political discourse nor spirited debate.”
Greenblatt wrote that “Carlson has the right to make outrageous claims – but freedom of speech is not freedom of reach,” however it is unclear how honest, groundbreaking journalism violates the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution.