Flashback from Robert Gehl: Tucker Carlson laid waste to any reputation or remaining credibility that The Washington Post had.
On his show Tuesday night, the Fox News host had Erik Wemple, the Post’s media reporter (and Leftist hack). It was a brutal interview.
Carlson began the interview with this long question:
“In the past couple of months, I’ve seen a lot of stories including some from you accusing people of basically carrying water for the Russian government and the Russian government is in the news today so I thought I’d ask you something I’ve wondered for a long time which is the Washington Post for years, for many years, has literally carried paid propaganda from the Russian government, a section called ‘Russia Behind The Headlines.’ [There’s an image of the propaganda that they run below the video.] It looks like news but it’s designed to fool readers into thinking it’s real. And it’s pure propaganda paid for, distributed by the Russian government… Why have you never written about that? How can you attack others when your own paper takes money from the Russian government.”
Wemple was completely taken aback. “That’s a really good question,” he said. “I wish you had told me you wanted to talk about that.”
He assured us that readers can tell the difference between propaganda in their newspaper and genuine news stories.
Carlson was having none of it:
“In case after case you fail to cover your own paper running fake or misleading things,” Tucker said, ticking off a list of headlines on stories containing major errors or falsehoods, such as a botched story that wrongly claimed Russia had hacked into the power grid.
Wemple did write about the power grid story, but failed to interview the reporters responsible.
“You could interview the reporters who wrote the story,” Carlson told Wemple. “And then you end with this: ‘the missteps mar an otherwise spectacular run for The Post.’ Now when you write something that brown-nosey, do you feel guilt?”
“Do you feel like you’re doing your job as a hard-hitting media reporter?” Carlson added, laughing.
H/T: The Daily Caller