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Jilly_in_VA

(9,925 posts)
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:02 AM Feb 2022

Tucker Carlson, downplaying Russia-Ukraine conflict, urges Americans to ask, 'Why do I hate Putin?'

Shortly after the White House announced the first wave of sanctions against Russia for troops entering eastern Ukraine in a move described by President Biden as “the beginning” of an invasion, Tucker Carlson had a question for Americans: Why do you hate Russian President Vladimir Putin?

Putin, who ordered his forces into the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in a decision Biden called “a flagrant violation of international law,” asserted this week that Ukraine wasn’t even a sovereign country at a time when there has been a sharp increase of violence in Ukrainian-controlled parts of the east.

But even with the Ukraine conflict and Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Fox News host described the tension in the region as merely “a border dispute” and wondered why Americans should despise the Russian president.

“It may be worth asking yourself, since it is getting pretty serious, what is this really about? Why do I hate Putin so much?” he said on his Tuesday night show. “Has Putin ever called me a racist? Has he threatened to get me fired for disagreeing with him?”

Carlson, who has been accused of being “one of the biggest cheerleaders for Russia” during the conflict, asked viewers on his top-rated Fox News show a series of questions about whether Putin had promoted “racial discrimination” in schools, made fentanyl, attempted “to snuff out Christianity” or eaten dogs.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2022/02/23/tucker-carlson-putin-russia-ukraine/
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Sounds like he's bucking for a job at Russia Today

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Tucker Carlson, downplaying Russia-Ukraine conflict, urges Americans to ask, 'Why do I hate Putin?' (Original Post) Jilly_in_VA Feb 2022 OP
When does the free press Maine Abu El Banat Feb 2022 #1
Fox should register as a foreign agent bucolic_frolic Feb 2022 #2
Fox needs to be labelled as a Russian propaganda outlet, and Pompeo, trump, and all republicans JohnSJ Feb 2022 #3
+1 uponit7771 Feb 2022 #4
He's saying the real enemy is us - black people, brown people, liberals, Democratic party, the Solly Mack Feb 2022 #5

JohnSJ

(92,031 posts)
3. Fox needs to be labelled as a Russian propaganda outlet, and Pompeo, trump, and all republicans
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:16 AM
Feb 2022

supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine, need to be condemned harshly


Solly Mack

(90,758 posts)
5. He's saying the real enemy is us - black people, brown people, liberals, Democratic party, the
Thu Feb 24, 2022, 10:40 AM
Feb 2022

LGBT community, those who favor teaching factual history, those who oppose banning books, those who won't let them get away with their racism, sexism, homophobia, and general all-around bigotry.

He's saying don't be against Putin - hate the real enemy.



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