On Monday, Tucker Carlson released exclusive footage of the January 6 riot, and it largely contradicted what many Democrats have been lying about since the incident. Carlson’s team had reportedly reviewed thousands of hours of video footage and uncovered a starkly different account of events from that presented by the January 6 committee’s broadcasts.
During an episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg went off the rails and questioned why Tucker Carlson and Fox News are not being scrutinized for what she perceives as recruiting and radicalizing of “domestic terrorists” through the “spread of misinformation.”
“I have a question. How come this is not thought of as being recruiting? How come they are not thinking about this as radicalizing?” Whoopi asked.
“Because to me, this is, this should be against the law. You should not be able to lie to the American people knowingly. And, you know, it’s one thing if you made a mistake and you didn’t know. But we’ve heard for five or six years now, you know, the media was a lying sack of doo. They were fake news. They were this.”
WATCH: The View says Tucker Carlson is “recruiting domestic terrorists” by showing more J6 footage
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Goldberg has been involved in several controversies throughout her career. One of the most notable controversies occurred in 2006 when she used profanity during a live episode of “The View” while discussing the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. She later apologized for her language.
In 2009, Whoopi defended Roman Polanski, a director who had been arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl in the 1970s, on “The View.” Her comments drew criticism from many people, including sexual assault survivors and their advocates.
More recently, in 2019, Whoopi was criticized for her defense of former Vice President Joe Biden amid accusations of inappropriate touching. Some viewers accused her of dismissing the concerns of women who had come forward with allegations against Biden.