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Tucker Carlson mocked for saying he can’t find any evidence of QAnon

Carlson attacked other media networks accusing them of running disinformation campaigns

Mayank Aggarwal
Wednesday 24 February 2021 14:00 GMT
Tucker Carlson claims QAnon isn't real because he couldn't find website

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was mocked for claiming on his show on Tuesday that he can’t find any evidence of QAnon.

"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,” said Mr Carlson on his show while stating that the media coverage about it is actually part of a left-wing disinformation campaign.

He also attacked other media networks for coverage related to the radicalisation of people in the US.

QAnon is a vast conspiracy theory believed by some on the right, and has even been classified as a domestic terrorism threat by the FBI. QAnon followers and Trump supporters were among those who were part of the 6 January Capitol riots.

Mocking him, Max Burns, a columnist, said: “Before he resigned in disgrace, Tucker Carlson’s top writer was an active member of popular Qanon message boards like 4chan and 8chan. Tucker should’ve just called him.”

While Joe Walsh, a former candidate for the post of US president and former Congressman, tweeted: “So today I called white supremacy evil and went after Tucker Carlson for once again denying its existence. Got pushback from most of my Trump-supporting followers. Same old story.”

Travis View, who is the host of QAnon Anonymous podcast, a show critical of the QAnon movement, said, “Tucker, I know you’re just playing dumb because you have contempt for your viewers.”

“But I can explain where QAnon disinformation originates. I can even show you when Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about QAnon,”he tweeted.

Brian Stelter of CNN said that “Tucker could’ve just asked his colleagues … Fox’s website has a QAnon explainer” while giving the link.

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