It’s not that liberals never lied in previous calendar years, but 2022 was a truly exceptional one.
There was certainly no “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky” moment. If anything similar were to be sprung on Vice President Joe Biden, we must confront the facts: he wouldn’t recall.
However, we did have an abundance of little falsehoods. Jussie Smollett has been convicted. The economic numbers were falsified. Recession was reformulated. And the White House has told us that Joe Biden never actually stated his highly problematic remarks. Additionally, do not inquire about what transpired at the residence of Paul Pelosi. Any.
According to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, four falsehoods in particular stood out as the largest and most audacious in 2017: the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline, the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Sam Bankman-Fried, and inflation.
“This was the year of lying. The people in charge tell an awful lot of lies. That’s what we learned, and we know this for sure, because while they are avid and committed liars, they’re not very good at it,” Carlson said on his Friday show.
“Their lies are amateurish, obvious, pathetic, sad — and there’s something kind of insulting about that. Don’t take a leak on my boots and tell me it’s raining, goes the old cowboy phrase. Don’t tell me something we both know isn’t true and expect me to believe it.”
First on the list was what Carlson called “what might be the dumbest lie ever told: Vladimir Putin blew up his own natural gas pipeline to Europe.”
When the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines from Russia to Europe began leaking in September and it became evident that the breaches were the result of deliberate sabotage, the media pointed the finger at Moscow in unison and yelled “J’accuse!”
The notion made sense if you considered it for two seconds, and only two seconds. It was similar to when the Spanish adventurer Hernán Cortés burned his ships upon landing in the New World. There was no other option: triumph or death.
If you contemplated this for longer than two seconds, though, the connections to Cortés were less obvious. Carlson was one of the few who questioned the official story and was thus called a Kremlin supporter.
However, the logic suggesting Russia was behind the explosions that sabotaged Nord Stream was illogical: “By doing this, Putin crippled his own economy and weakened his own strategic position in the middle of a war, but he did it anyway because well, just because that’s the kind of evil behavior Vladimir Putin is famous for,” Carlson said sarcastically.
“He’s so evil. He’s not only a threat to us — a direct physical peril to Omaha, Bangor and San Jose — Vladimir Putin is so evil, he’s an existential threat to himself. Stop that man before he blows up more of his own pipelines. That’s what the media told us with a completely straight face.”
Not just the media alone. Here are the remarks of former CIA director and Trump-baiter extraordinaire John Brennan: “I think this is clearly an act of sabotage of some sort, and Russia is certainly the most likely suspect … I think this might be just the first salvo of some additional things that might be coming toward Europe.”
“Russia is certainly the most likely suspect, says John Brennan — and you can trust him when he says that, because John Brennan was Barack Obama’s CIA director,” Carlson said. “There’s nothing shady about that guy. He’s never been involved in any illegal murders or anything. He’s got your best interests at heart.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“And actually, John Brennan turns out to be reliable in at least one sense,” he continued. “If John Brennan says it, the opposite is almost certainly true, and that was the case here. No, Russia did not blow up its own pipelines. That explosion was the work of the Biden administration. They signed off on it, and we can tell you that tonight with confidence.” CONTINUE READING…