April 26, 2023

Russia just lost one of their key mouthpieces in the American media landscape and they're sad.

Source: Forbes

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday criticized Tucker Carlson’s ouster from Fox News and implied that it reflected a lack of support for free speech and differing viewpoints, amid public job offers made to the former primetime host by Kremlin-controlled outlets.

Lavrov made his unprompted remarks about Carlson’s exit during a press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday, while criticizing the U.S. for denying visas to Russian journalists.

Pivoting the conversation towards the state of “freedom of speech in the United States,” Lavrov called Carlson’s exit from Fox “curious news” and even asked: “What is this related to? One can only guess.”

Lavrov added the move means “the wealth of views in the American information space has suffered.”

Carlson has been a vocal critic of the Biden administration’s decision to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion, and clips from his now-canceled primetime show have appeared regularly on Russian state-run outlets.

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