Friday 26 February 2021

Disinformation in the mainstream media.

Tucker Carlson: The Left's Far-Reaching Disinformation Program

One of the most unintentionally hilarious moments in cable news history happened last night during a lengthy segment Tucker Carlson did on disinformation in the mainstream media.

In his commentary, the popular Fox News host took aim at CNN and MSNBC in particular for peddling fake news about police shootings, pointing out how such disinformation “is an offense against this country, an attack on America and, more critically, on something called our ‘norms.'”

At one point during the segment, Carlson talked about how a research paper from the Skeptic Research Center found that a large percentage of liberals believed “1,000 or more than 1,000 unarmed African-Americans were gunned down” by police officers in 2019. The actual number, he pointed out, was 27. With that in mind, Carlson then noted he went on a search to find out where people might have gotten the disinformation about police shootings.

“So it’s worth finding out where the public is getting all this false information — this ‘disinformation,’ as we’ll call it,” Carlson stated. 

“So we checked. We spent all day trying to locate the famous QAnon, which in the end we learned is not even a website. If it’s out there, we could not find it. Then we checked Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter feed because we have heard she traffics in disinformation, CNN told us, but nothing there.”

“Who is lying to America,” Carlson asked, “in ways that are certain to make us hate each other and certain to destroy our core institutions?”

The answer, he said, was cable news outlets like CNN and MSNBC and Democratic politicians talking on TV and spreading harmful disinformation about police shootings. He then played clips of them perpetuating false narratives that have further inflamed tensions, which some have alleged helped motivate BLM/Antifa-led agitators to riot, loot, and burn down buildings and target federal courthouses last year.

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