'You’ve gone too far': Newsmax host appeals to Tucker Carlson to stop supporting Russian propaganda
Newsmax host Eric Boiling is appealing to Fox News' Tucker Carlson to refrain from circulating Russian propaganda during his news segments. During Boiling's Tuesday broadcast, he insisted that Carlson has gone too far with his support of Russian President Vladamir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine, per HuffPost.
“My compadre continues to push falsehoods that Putin and his propagandists are exploiting to show that, yes, some Americans do indeed side with Russia in this war,” Bolling said.
“Is that the side of history ... you want to be on?” he said as he addressed the Fox News primetime host. “There are far too many wars right here in our own country.”
While he did agree with the conservative host's sentiment that “most Americans don’t want to get further involved in Ukraine,” he also noted that it is possible to argue that point without publicly siding with Putin. “But isn’t it possible to make that point without seeming to be on Putin’s side?” he asked.
Boiling's latest appeal to his former Fox News colleague comes after weeks of Carlson's pandering of Putin and his repeated attempts to circulate Russian propaganda. On April 6, Boiling also verbalized his concerns about Carlson's actions. During that segment, he initially addressed the issue.
“I want to be very clear for our audience,” Bolling cautioned. “I’m anti-war and I believe we should always secure America’s interests first and foremost, and that of the lives of our own citizens, of American citizens, should matter more than any other. Sorry, but that’s true.”
Boiling also noted that the unrest in Ukraine should be the breaking point as it deserves to be condemned, worldwide.
“Blatant and horrifying war crimes committed by Russians against Ukrainian civilians have made it very clear that, yes, this war is in fact more black and white now than ever,” he said. ”If we say anything otherwise then we are on the wrong side of history.”
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