Tucker Carlson eviscerated the biggest lies about January 6 in a terrific segment on Friday that bears being transcribed in all of its glory. Watch:
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“An anniversary,” Tucker said. “Two years ago today, a Capitol Hill police officer called Michael Byrd shot an unarmed woman in the neck. At the time of that killing Byrd had a documented history of gross negligence with a firearm. He left a loaded Glock pistol in a public men’s room at the Capitol, which for a law enforcement official is a firing offense. But for some reason, Michael Byrd was still in the force that day.”
“The woman he killed was called Ashley Babbitt,” he continued. “Babbitt was a married 14-year-veteran of the US military. She ran a pool cleaning company with her husband in San Diego. Physically, she was tiny. She was also unarmed. Michael Byrd later admitted he had no indication at all that Babbitt was carrying a weapon. She posed no visible threat. He killed her anyway. Under normal circumstances, Byrd would’ve been fired immediately and charged with murder, which he clearly committed.”
“But that’s not what happened,” he added. “After doing essentially no investigation into the shooting, Nancy Pelosi’s Congressional Police Force declared Byrd a national hero, and the media strongly agreed, Byrd went on television to accept accolades and to complain about racism. He was never punished for killing Ashley Babbitt. He was rewarded for it.”
“Ashley Babbitt’s mother, meanwhile got a very different sort of treatment,” he noted. “Babbitt’s mother was arrested today in Washington by the Capitol police. Her crime? Trying to hold memorial service for her daughter two years later.”
“It’s clear that Ashley Babbitt’s death is by far the most significant thing that happened at the US Capitol building that day,” he went on. “But at the same time, it is the least talked about event of January 6th. Why is that? Well, because the facts about what actually happened on January 6th disrupt the lies. What they’ve told you happened on January 6th. And those lies have proven very useful to the Biden administration and to permanent Washington on the basis of a wholly created myth about what happened that day.”
“The Biden Pentagon conducted an unprecedented political purge of the entire US military,” he continued. “The FBI and various intel agencies increased their control over the American media. And most obviously, the DOJ has been allowed to prosecute and jail hundreds of non-violent political protestors whose crime was having the wrong opinions.”
“Lies about January 6th, which have been relentless, have enabled some of the most unscrupulous people in our country to make a mockery of our Bill of Rights and to steal our core freedoms,” Carlson added, poignantly. “So they can’t talk about Ashley Babbitt. Talking about Ashley Babbitt makes it very clear who the real culprits are and who the real threats to this country continue to be. And they’re not the January 6th protesters.”
“So instead, they lie about what happened that day, and they do it in the boldest possible ways without shame and with maximum aggression,” he argued. “Here’s Hakeem Jeffries, leader of the Democrats in the House telling you that five police officers were killed on January 6th, when in fact the real total is zero,” he said before playing the clip.
“We are gathered here to honor their memory and acknowledge with deep gratitude, the tremendous bravery of the hundreds of officers who defended us at this citadel of democracy, that fateful day,” Jeffries said. “As a result of the events on January 6th, the lives of five heroic officers were lost.”
“Five heroic officers were lost,” Tucker said, quoting Jeffries. “He said it’s almost impossible to believe that adults could stand behind him as he said that, because everyone in the picture you just saw knows that is not true. It’s not a stilted interpretation of events. It’s a flat-out lie. No police officers were killed on January 6th — period. Ashley Babbitt was killed on January 6th, but chances are our grandchildren will not know that because history will likely record the lie you just heard was ‘true.’ Simply because it’s been repeated so often. Everyone in authority has said the same thing in unison for two solid years. As our thoroughly dishonest Attorney General recently put a quote, we will never forget the five officers who responded selflessly on January 6th and and who have since lost their lives. His boss, Joe Biden, repeated that lie today from the White House.”
“These people and the people representing those who couldn’t be here because they gave their lives for this did is incredibly consequential,” Biden said in the clip. “And that’s not political talk. That’s historical fact.”
“That’s historical fact, says Joe Biden, as he manufactures history, as he tells lies,” he noted. “They’ve been doing this, telling these same lies since the very first day, January 6th, 2021, almost like it was a coordinated operation. Remember when they told you, that Brian Sicknick, officer Brian Sicknick was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher?” he asked and then rolled a montage.
“That’s not true,” he said. “And in the end, thanks to the medical examiner in the District of Columbia, we learned the fact, which is that Brian Sicknick died of a stroke well after the January 6th protests. He was not beaten to death with a fire extinguisher. But that did not stop their lying or even slow them down. Joe Biden just awarded one of this country’s highest civilian honors, the Presidential Citizens Medal, to officers working on January 6th. And that would include the officers who opened the doors of the Capitol building to the so-called ‘insurrectionists,’ the officers who let them inside and then were rewarded for it by the President of the United States.”
“What’s going on here?” he asked. “You may wonder. Well, don’t ask. You’re not allowed to know what’s going on here, nor can you know about the very obvious clandestine role of federal agencies that encouraged the events of January 6th that happened.”
“But its details have never been explained,” he went on. “A lot has still not been explained from that day, despite a committee that was empaneled for more than a year. For example, you remember the pipe bomber who planted explosives outside the Democratic National Committee? Well, those explosives, it turns out were under a bench at the same moment that Kamala Harris, who had Secret Service protection with her who swept the building, was there. So how did the US Secret Service miss a bomb sitting in plain sight during its security sweep? Well, we can’t answer that because the FBI, still to this day, refuses to release all the security footage. Why? What’s going on here? Almost unique among media outlets, Revolver News, asked that question.”
“The pipe bomber even looks at the camera head on for some reason,” Tucker noted. “It’s very frustrating because we can’t see the moment the pipe bomber plants the pipe bomb, but the FBI can. That’s because the whole scene should be captured on camera one as well and much more clearly than camera two. Camera one has a clear shot of both benches. If the FBI released the full tape from camera one, we could see the pipe bomber planting the bomb.”
“So, somebody planted bombs outside the headquarters of this country’s two main political parties,”he said. “That would seem to be a big story, and yet no one ever mentions it again, including the FBI. In fact, the bureau won’t disclose any information about the suspect: not his height, weight, shoe size, anything. So if they wanted to catch this person, wouldn’t they be telling you all they can about who it is? But they’re not. Why aren’t they? And what was Kamala Harris doing there? Why did she lie about being there?”
“We can’t answer those questions. We should be able to, nor does anyone in authority want to talk about Ray Epps,” Tucker said. “Ray Epps, of course, is the man who was caught on tape encouraging the crowd outside the capitol, both on January 5th and 6th to commit felonies by rushing inside. Now, what’s interesting is that the January 6th committee under public pressure did in the end interview Ray Epps.”
“Now, we don’t have all of the committee’s records about that interview,” he said. “We should, but we don’t. But some have been released and what they tell is a remarkable story in the testimony that we have. The committee coaches Ray Epps on how to answer questions about his involvement. Quote, ‘I was in the front with a few others. I also orchestrated it. I helped get people there,’ end quote.”
“Epps admitted that in a text message to a relative on January 6th,” Tucker remarked. “He’s admitting crimes. He’s never been even charged for those crimes. But what’s so fascinating is that when those facts came up in his interview with the committee, someone on the committee responds this way, and we’re quoting, ‘I just want to understand a little more your use of the word orchestrated. It sounds to me like at this point when you sent this text, you had turned away in part because of seeing some things that you didn’t agree with. Is that right?’ Like when you sent this, you were already on your way from the capitol because of concerns of people taking it in a different direction.”
Tucker laughed and asks rhetorically, “Is that the most leading question ever asked in the history of a congressional hearing? Probably. And the whole interview goes on like this. Keep in mind, Ray is one of the only people caught on camera that day encouraging others to break the law. He’s one of the only ones, and yet he’s never been charged.”
There is only one way that such egregious and easily disprovable lies are perpetuated in a country. It’s when journalists stop questioning people in power and the media ceases to be free.
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