Fox News did 'something worse' than ignore January 6th hearings: columnist

Fox News did 'something worse' than ignore January 6th hearings: columnist
Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Fox News unsurprisingly decided not to carry the prime-time hearing from the House Select Committee, but instead its hosts ran disinformation about the Jan. 6 insurrection.

The conservative network has virtually ignored the U.S. Capitol riot for 17 months and shunted the first public hearing to its Fox Business subsidiary, and hosts Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity acted like Donald Trump's defense team as House investigators presented their evidence to the public, reported the Washington Post.

“The whole thing is insulting," Carlson told viewers. "In fact, it’s deranged, and we’re not playing along. This is the only hour on an American news channel that will not be carrying their propaganda live. They are lying, and we’re not going to help them do it.”

Carlson didn't identify any specific lies -- in fact, the hearing hadn't even begun at that point -- but he asked a number of questions that he said the Select Committee should have asked about the deadly Capitol riot.

“What did happen, exactly, on Jan. 6?" he said. "What’s the truth of that day? Well, that’s still unknown. From the extensive video we have of Jan. 6, it’s clear that some in the crowd, more than a few, were encouraging protesters to breach the Capitol, to commit felonies.”

“What did happen, exactly, on Jan. 6?" he said. "What’s the truth of that day? Well, that’s still unknown. From the extensive video we have of Jan. 6, it’s clear that some in the crowd, more than a few, were encouraging protesters to breach the Capitol, to commit felonies.”

"Fox News didn’t ignore the hearing, as expected," Bump wrote. "Its audience would have been better served if it had."

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