US establishment meltdown over MAGA mouthpiece Tucker Carlson’s upcoming interview with Putin

Feb 7, 2024



Washington: America's national security establishment and its mainstream media are in complete shock over the upcoming interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin By former Fox News host Tucker carlsonA pro-Trump political commentator with a large following on the right.
Carlson announced in a video from Moscow on Tuesday that he was in the Russian capital to interview Putin, saying Americans have a right to know about the war (with Ukraine) for which they are paying a heavy price. Is. The Kremlin later confirmed that the interview had already taken place.
The US establishment fears that the interview will be used by Moscow to put its case (about the Ukraine war) directly to the American people, which Washington sees as propaganda fueled by Carlson, who, like his patron, is Putin's Share a gentle attitude towards. trump,
Accusations and accusations about Carlson being “Putin's puppet” flew rapidly on Wednesday, with some quarters, including some European lawmakers, receiving veiled threats to sanction him for his promotion.
Carlson, who like Trump does not share the distortion that the American mainstream holds toward Putin, was unapologetic about reaching out to the Russian leader, who is considered Public Enemy #1 in many Western capitals. That for the most part is not shared. Around the world – or even among the marginalized of the Trump constituency in the US.
When Trump was in the White House, he was said to be Putin's puppet, a legacy of the US national security establishment that was constantly looking for a rival to justify trillions in military spending.
“Most Americans have no idea why Putin invaded Ukraine, or what his goals are now. They never heard his voice. This is wrong. Americans have a right to know everything about the war they are embroiled in, and we have a right to tell them about it, because we are Americans, too,” Carlson explained in a four-minute video Tuesday.
He also criticized the American media for criticizing the President of Ukraine. Volodymyr ZelenskyHis interviews with him have been described as “provocative sessions specifically designed to increase Zelensky's demand that the US enter more deeply into the war in Eastern Europe.”
The Putin interview is expected to be posted in the next few hours on Carlson's own platforms and X, formerly Twitter, whose owner Elon Musk (like Trump and Carlson) also has reservations about the mainstream media, and who indirectly Carlson appeared to formally support Putin. Outreach.
But the predominantly liberal-left mainstream media went into full meltdown, even as some commentators pointed out that the American press has a long history of interviewing leaders whom Washington considers enemies, including Barbara Walters. Cited an interview with Fidel Castro at the height of the US-Cuba separation. , Putin himself has been interviewed by two other American journalists in the past five years.
The anti-Trump brigade, who see Carlson as a Trump surrogate, believe he is more of a propagandist than a journalist, and are convinced that the Trump-led MAGA Republicans will simply destroy Ukraine (and Europe/NATO). By throwing it below US level, we will compromise American national security. ,
“The architects of the coming Russian victory in Europe and the supporters of the new axis of autocracy between Russia, China and Iran are not in Moscow, Tehran or Beijing. They're in DC, and every single one of them is a Republican,” wrote one prominent Trump opponent.
And from California lawmaker, Democrat Adam Schiff: “There are idiots. And there are useful idiots. And there are really useful idiots. And Tucker Carlson.”



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