Tucker Carlson recently berated Stephen Colbert’s late night show after several of it’s employees were charged with unlawful entrance into the Capitol building last week.
“Last night, producers from Stephen Colbert’s show on CBS committed insurrection at the United States Capitol,” Carlson told viewers.
“Adam Schiff gave producers from CBS access to the Capitol. And then the group remained in the Longworth House Office Building after hours.”
Of course, the two events of one violent attack on a major democratic process cannot in any capacity be compared to a group of TV staffers supposedly pushing their luck in an attempt to grab bonus interview segments. Carlson, however, thought otherwise when speaking on the matter on his primetime Fox News show.
In fact, CBS issued a statement when the news first broke, assuring that the visit was “authorized and pre-arranged”.
The anchor continued: “It is likely that some members of Stephen Colbert’s team will be held in solitary confinement for a year and a half without being charged. Because this is an insurrection. Joking aside, how could they not be held? – The precedent is in place.”
Don’t worry, we’re just as confused as you are.
The insurrection in which Tucker refers to saw thousands storm the Capitol building on January 6th of 2020 in an attempt to impede the counting of electoral votes. The New York Times now reports that at least seven deaths can be traced to the attack, with over 140 police officers injured on the day.
One Twitter user confidently dismissed Tucker’s claim, confirming the true meaning of an insurrection: “Tucker Carlson gleefully bleated, “Producers for Stephen Colbert’s show on CBS committed insurrection…” insurrection: noun -an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.”
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