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Fact check: Fictional Tucker Carlson quote about Ukraine spreads on social media

Posted on AllSides April 11th, 2022
From The Left
Felipe Dana, AP

The claim: Tucker Carlson suggested photos of bodies in Bucha, Ukraine, could have been staged

A made-up quote falsely attributed to Tucker Carlson has spread widely on social media, where politicians and media figures claimed the Fox News host was parroting Russian falsehoods about potential war crimes in Ukraine.

The confusion began with a tweet in which former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., appeared to quote Carlson on photos depicting the bodies of numerous civilians in the streets of Bucha, Ukraine.

".@TuckerCarlson tonight: 'What if these bodies of tortured, dead civilians were staged?'" the April 4 tweet reads. "'What if they’re...

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