Tucker Carlson, who has admitted to lying to his viewers, on Thursday night looked into the camera and complained about people who “look right into the camera and lie.”
Carlson complained about the voices of other cable news channels, but this clip went viral because it was so applicable to him.
An interview was conducted in September. Carlson admitted to lying.
“I mean, I lie if I’m really cornered or something,” he said. “I lie. It is something I try to avoid. Television is not a place where I will lie. I just don’t ― I don’t like lying. I certainly do it, you know, out of weakness or whatever.”
In the last year Fox News won a slander case when its attorneys argued that Carlson “is not stating actual facts’” but “is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary,’” U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil wrote.
“Given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’,” she added.
With that history in mind, Carlson’s critics pounced: