In a shocking turn of events, Tucker Carlson announced that he would be travelling to Moscow for a sit-down interview with none other than Vladamir Putin himself. The reaction from the mainstream media has been nothing short of hilarious. Journalists have been throwing tantrums left and right, expressing their outrage at the mere idea of Tucker Carlson meeting with the leader of a “totalitarian regime.” It’s quite entertaining to watch these so-called professionals lose their minds over an interview that hasn’t even taken place yet.
Tucker Carlson Meeting With Vlad Putin Has the Press Turned Kremlin-Side Outhttps://t.co/SmEkB9PTKI
— RedState (@RedState) February 7, 2024
Not to be outdone, Newsweek has even suggested that the European Union may impose travel restrictions on Tucker because of this interview. Talk about overreacting! Meanwhile, Lester Holt of “NBC News Nightly News” has had no shortage of interviews with world leaders, including Iran’s ambassador and even the President of Iran. But where were the pearl-clutching journalists then? It seems their outrage is reserved only for conservative figures like Tucker Carlson.
At CNN, Abby Phillip and Erin Burnett have been leading the charge against Carlson, accusing him of not being a journalist. It’s ironic coming from a network that has peddled the Russian collusion narrative for years without any evidence. But hey, double standards are the name of the game for these folks. Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic even went so far as to call Tucker a “propagandist.” I guess she missed the memo that journalism is supposed to be about presenting all sides of an issue, not just the ones that fit your narrative.
But let’s be clear about one thing: the outrage isn’t really about Tucker interviewing Putin. Many journalists have expressed their desire to interview the Russian leader themselves. This is about the fact that it’s Tucker Carlson who managed to secure the interview. People are assuming that he will just let Putin spew his propaganda without any pushback. They seem to forget that the purpose of an interview is to get information from the interviewee, not to control the narrative or debate them in real-time. It’s no wonder they’re so threatened by Tucker’s approach.
Thankfully, there are still a few level-headed journalists out there. Terry Moran has suggested that we wait for the results of the interview before passing judgment. What a novel idea! Maybe the rest of the media should take note and learn to do their jobs instead of jumping to conclusions based on their own biases.
The collective meltdown from the press over Tucker Carlson’s interview with Putin is a prime example of why the media is losing credibility every day. Instead of conducting themselves with professionalism and objectivity, they resort to emotional outbursts and personal attacks. It’s no wonder trust in the media is at an all-time low. So, sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show as the media continues to turn itself “Kremlin-side out” over an interview they haven’t even seen yet.