Jen Psaki cites Tucker’s ‘conspiracies, lies… white nationalist views,’ expecting Fox News to knuckle under

Former White House press secretary turned MSNBC talking head, Jen Psaki, made it clear on her show Sunday that she was thrilled with Fox News giving Tucker Carlson the boot while charging that the network’s support of his “conspiracies, lies, his explicit white nationalist views” are “simply who they are.”

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Psaki was almost giddy in the segment on MSNBC’s “Inside With Jen Psaki,” evidently expecting ratings gold by smearing both Carlson and Fox News. She’s likely to be disappointed over that expectation.

She opened up with what she surely thought was witty commentary, stating, “But don’t give the Murdochs a Profiles in Courage award just yet.”

Psaki went on to elaborate on what she claimed was “ample” grounds for the network getting rid of Carlson long ago. But, she argued, his leaving won’t eliminate his views from Fox News.

“The announcement that Fox News had abruptly fired Tucker Carlson caught many by surprise, including Tucker Carlson, and it ignited a flurry of reporting about why exactly the conservative cable network parted with its top-rated host,” she said, kicking off her anti-Carlson/Fox News rant.

“Was it because of highly offensive and crude messages discovered by the board of directors? Maybe. Like reportedly calling a female executive the C-word? You know, the one. Was it due to the workplace harassment lawsuit filed by a former producer, or was it simply that Rupert Murdoch decided Carlson was more trouble than he was worth?” she said, automatically assuming all the accusations against Carlson were true.

Psaki then launched into why Fox getting rid of Carlson now doesn’t absolve them because, in her leftist opinion, they should have nixed him years ago.

“For now, it’s not entirely clear. But what we do know is that for years, Fox News seemed to have an ample, ample reasons, many of them, to oust Carlson and did nothing. Take, for instance, this anti-immigrant screed in 2018,” she said and then played a clip of Carlson noting how illegal immigration has been a detriment to the United States.

“Charming. Then there was Carlson’s outrageous January 6th conspiracy theories, like this one saying it was all an inside job,” she railed, quoting Carlson who remarked on plants that the FBI allegedly inserted into the protest. “The government knows who they are, but the government has not charged them. Why is that? You know why. They were almost certainly working for the FBI. So FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol.”

“Obviously crazy. And, of course, there was his obsessive promotion of the White House national – white nationalist replacement theory,” Psaki accused while playing another clip of Carlson, stating what many believe is the case concerning illegal immigration, “An unrelenting stream of immigration. But why? Well, Joe Biden just said it. To change the racial mix of the country. That’s the reason, to reduce the political power of people whose ancestors lived here and dramatically increase the proportion of Americans newly arrived from the Third World.”

She then proceeded to lay out the supposed guilt of Fox News for not dumping Carlson and basically pointed to them supporting him in the first place.

“Throughout it all, Fox backed Tucker. When asked in 2021 to comment on Carlson’s long record of lies and bigotry, and you just heard a lot of them there, Fox News plainly said ‘We fully support him,'” she asserted despite the fact that they evidently didn’t and their viewership knows it.

“And for years they did. But if you think Tucker’s firing means Fox has seen the light? Don’t hold your breath. Don’t judge them on why they fired Carlson. Judge them for all the times they didn’t and judge them for what they’re still putting on the air this week. Since his exit on Monday, it’s been business as usual for their primetime lineup. Here’s Laura Ingraham on Thursday,” Psaki noted and then played a clip from Laura Ingraham shredding Biden over illegal immigration.

She concluded by saying that it wasn’t good enough for Fox News to burn Tucker Carlson at the stake. The network should be drawn and quartered for even espousing conservative beliefs, to begin with. Psaki then made a vintage leftist comment that was totally divisive.

“Sounds pretty familiar, right? Fox News may have had a problem with Tucker himself, but his ideas, the conspiracies, the lies, his explicit white nationalist views were never the total problem for the network. They endorsed all of that and continue to do so. This is simply who they are,” Psaki commented.

Remember, just days before Psaki railed against Tucker Carlson and Fox News she interviewed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who called for Carlson and other conservatives to be banned by the government for incitement of violence.

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