Fox News host Tucker Carlson has revealed there are moments in which he has lied on TV, claiming that he does it at times when he’s ‘really cornered’.
The outspoken TV anchor made the candid comment during a recent appearance on conservative show, The Rubin Report, as revealed by The Daily Beast.
During the chat, Dave Rubin quizzed Carlson on his thoughts about how CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Brian Stelter could live with themselves ‘when they just lie again and again and we have the internet to expose the lies’.
Carlson, 52, responded in agreement with the host but then went on to reveal that there have been times when he did lie on TV.
‘Well, it’s – I guess I would ask myself, like, I mean… I lie if I’m really cornered or something,’ the political commentator explained. ‘I lie. I really try not to. I try never to lie on TV.’
He continued: ‘I just don’t – I don’t like lying. I certainly do it, you know, out of weakness or whatever.’
The Fox & Friends star went on to claim there was a difference between what he does and what happens on rival network CNN.
Carlson claimed that CNN hosts lie ‘systematically’ to protect powerful people like billionaires Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.
He raged: ‘How dare you do that? How dare you use your power to protect and guard the powerful, even as you put your boot on the neck of the weakest people?’
Carlson added: ‘There have been many times in the 25 years I’ve been on TV where I think, you know, are we using this very substantial power that we have to put pictures on the screen to hurt weak people?’
‘And I have done that inadvertently over the years, because I got carried away. But I really try not to,’ Carlson said as he claimed that he only hits ‘upward’ at those who are richer and more powerful than himself.
Carlson’s comments came after his network’s lawyers successfully argued in court that no ‘reasonable viewer’ should actually believe the words he says on-air.
Credit: Original article published here.