Were Clips of Tucker Carlson Being Aired on Russian TV?
When Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended Russian President Vladimir Putin on his program, his viewers may not have imagined it would be used by Russian state television to help bolster that country’s case for attacking Ukraine. But that is exactly what happened.
Carlson spent a number of segments criticizing U.S. President Joe Biden and the Ukrainian government, and then often defending Putin, clips that have become fodder for Russian television. On Feb. 17, 2022, for example, he said:
And of course, they’re promoting war, not to maintain the democracy that is Ukraine. Ukraine is...