White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre appeared on “Alex Wagner Tonight” on MSNBC and criticized Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s coverage of the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jean-Pierre stated that Carlson’s coverage demonstrated that he does not believe in the truth.
When asked if the White House considers Fox News to be a news organization, Jean-Pierre said that according to recent depositions, Fox News leadership has stated that they do not consider Tucker Carlson’s show to be truthful or news.
Additionally, she quoted the chief of Capitol police who claimed that Carlson’s coverage of the riot was misleading and contained misinformation about what occurred on that day.
Jean-Pierre emphasized that the attack on the Capitol was an assault on democracy and the Constitution, resulting in the injury of 140 police officers. She claimed that anyone who did not witness the attack firsthand cannot whitewash it, including Tucker Carlson.
The White House stands with the police officers and will not tolerate misinformation and misleading coverage of the event.
When asked if the White House considered Fox News a news organization, Jean-Pierre did not directly answer the question.
However, her comments suggested that the White House did not view Tucker Carlson’s show as truthful or news, as stated by Fox News leadership themselves.
It is not uncommon for media outlets to face criticism and scrutiny from government officials.
In this case, Jean-Pierre’s comments regarding Tucker Carlson’s coverage of the January 6th riot highlight the importance of truthful reporting and avoiding the spread of misinformation.
While the White House may not consider Tucker Carlson’s show to be truthful or news, it is ultimately up to individual viewers to form their own opinions about the content they consume.