March 8, 2023

CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke with former Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone about Tucker Carlson's "audacity to try to rewrite history" with the cherry-picked clips he aired of the violent Jan. 6 insurrection. We all witnessed the attack on our Capitol that day, but Carlson is gaslighting his viewers. His Fox News colleagues are noticeably silent on Carlson's campaign to rewrite history and aren't touching the story.

Carlson, of course, tried to pretend that the violence at the Capitol we all witnessed as it aired live on TV was just a group of "sightseers." Cooper suggested that Tucker would have wet his pants if he had been in the middle of that mob on Jan. 6.

"What Tucker Carlson forgot to talk about -- like you said earlier -- is the 140 officers like myself that were severely injured as a result of this violent insurrection and attack on our Capitol," Fanone said.

"You know, I mean, the idea of Tucker Carlson being in that mob that day and not wetting his pants is hard to imagine," Cooper said. "I mean, I find it hard to understand somebody who has never put himself in harm's way in any capacity for anyone else or on reporting a story and yet has the audacity to try to rewrite history. I mean, that's what this is. It is an attempt to rewrite history on what is one of the most consequential -- you know -- certainly one of the biggest events in American democracy and the biggest events in American democracy."

Fanone agreed.

Tucker Carlson is "by his own admission an entertainer, not a journalist," Fanone said. "And on top of that, he has just proven himself to be Donald Trump's chief propagandist, and that's all this was."

Here are some of Carlson's sightseers:

I encourage them to do some sightseeing in Tucker's fancy pants neighborhood.

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