Tucker Carlson consistently ranks first in the television news ratings for a good reason.
Carlson is recognized for breaking news and being the first to release fresh information. When House Speaker Kevin McCarthy released the previously secret 40,000 hours of Capitol surveillance videos from January 6, which have not been viewed by January 6 committee members, used in court cases against those accused of violence on January 6, 2021, or released to the public, it was inevitable that Tucker Carlson would make the footage public.
After airing the tapes, Carlson’s ratings have skyrocketed, indicating that the American people are eager to learn the newly disclosed facts.
According to Mediaite, Carlson’s show on Friday was the highest-rated cable news program with an astounding 3.09 million total viewers and 365,000 in the 25-54 demographic.
“That audience was enough to beat out the usual top show in cable news, Fox News’s The Five, as well as beat the competition on MSNBC and CNN by miles. In total viewers, Carlson tripled the 8 p.m. competition on MSNBC and sextupled his CNN rival. In the demo, Carlson more than tripled both MSNBC and CNN,” Mediaite reported.
Those who want the events of January 6 to be viewed as a “insurrection” and violent day were enraged as Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson presented relevant sections of the film, especially about people serving terms for being convicted without the tape. And not just Democrats. A small number of establishment Republicans who are viewed as RINOS inside the Republican Party have likewise criticized the broadcast of fresh evidence that puts light on previously broadcast manipulated film.
At a GOP leadership news conference, Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney slammed the Fox News host, saying it’s “really sad to see Tucker Carlson go off the rails like that.” Romey added that he’s “joining a range of shock jocks that are disappointing America and feeding falsehoods.”
“The American people saw what happened on Jan. 6,” Romney told reporters. “They’ve seen the people that got injured. They saw the damage to the building. You can’t hide the truth by selectively picking a few minutes out of tapes and saying this is what went on. It’s so absurd. It’s nonsense. It’s a very dangerous thing to do, to suggest that attacking the Capitol of the United States is in any way acceptable and it’s anything other than a serious crime, against democracy and against our country. And people saw that it was violent and destructive and should never happen again. But trying to normalize that behavior is dangerous and disgusting.”
Carlson replied to Romney and other senators from the GOP establishment who condemned him for exposing the audio by calling them “weak” and “vicious.”
Before certifying then-President-elect Joseph Biden in 2021, the now-defunct January 6 committee failed to give the American public with a fair and accurate assessment of the Capitol riot that happened in 2021.
In a statement to CNN, committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) declared that the group never scrutinized the J6 footage, which Fox News aired this week and had not been viewed before. “I’m not actually aware of any member of the committee who had access,” Thompson said. “We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video.”
Regardless of whether the panel members’ staff simply skimmed through the video or were already aware of it but opted to keep it hidden, the January 6 investigation was supposedly tasked by then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for delivering an impartial and precise account of the event, which obviously did not happen with the exclusion of the footage.
Those who backed the modified, previously presented film portraying that day’s extreme violence are now in a difficult position. If they were there in the Capitol on that day, they would have been captured on film of amicable exchanges, yet some continue to promote the violent narrative.
Conservative Brief reports:
The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police issued a memo to his staff on Tuesday following the airing of previously unseen security footage by Carlson, which showed police officers appearing to stand passively as a large crowd entered the Capitol that day.
Police Chief Tom Manger condemned the comments made during the airing of the footage on Carlson’s Monday night program, stating that it was “filled with offensive and misleading conclusions” about the riot of January 6, 2021, when a group of people breached the U.S. Capitol building, causing disruptions to lawmakers who were in the process of certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
NEW – Capitol Police chief Thomas Manger sends internal memo this am saying Carlson’s report was “filled with offensive and misleading conclusions” about Jan. 6 and says the “opinion program” never reached out with appropriate context. Reporting w/ @rachelvscott pic.twitter.com/BrnD0n4IN1
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) March 7, 2023
Manger noted that Capitol Police “maintains, as anyone with common sense would, that had Officer Sicknick not fought valiantly for hours on the day he was violently assaulted, Officer Sicknick would not have died the next day.” It has been released and reported that the officer died for other health reasons.