Tucker Carlson and Fox News have been called out for declared “lies” concerning the January 6 U.S. Capitol riots in a brand-new advertisement from The Lincoln Task.
The group, including current and former Republicans who opposed former President Donald Trump, released the advertisement on Wednesday evening in addition to the remark “The realities do not lie, Fox News does.” The 51- 2nd video shows commentary by Carlson juxtaposed with contradictory statements taken from a Monday ABC interview with Capitol Policeman Harry Dunn.
In the initial interview, Dunn elaborated that the rioters stopped working because Congress went on to certify Biden’s Electoral College win just hours after the Capitol was breached by those who were demanding that the election result be overturned in Trump’s favor.
Court documents and other records reveal that there is proof that some of those included in the riots were associated with white supremacist groups, although not all of the rioters had ties to the groups.
Carlson is among the most outspoken conservatives in cable news and a frequent protector of Trump, whose term ended one week after he was impeached for allegedly prompting the Capitol riots. Although a 57-43 majority voted to convict Trump in the subsequent Senate trial, he was acquitted of the charge due to the upper chamber stopping working to reach the required supermajority of 67 votes.
The Lincoln Task has been under fire due to a series of current controversies, including unwanted sexual advances claims against co-founder John Weaver, who supposedly sent unsolicited messages to over 20 men. Another co-founder, Jennifer Horn, is involved in a public disagreement with the group and stepped down while citing “longstanding deceptiveness.” The group also stopped taking brand-new contributions following questions about its financial resources.
Newsweek connected to Fox News for remark.