Former Fox News Host Tucker Carlson shared his opinion over Fox’s “Wannabe Dictator” controversy. Carlson shared his opinion on the matter in the latest episode of his Twitter show.
Fox News recently came under fire for using a chyron under a split screen of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. The chyron, addressed to Biden, read, “wannabe dictator spea16ks at the Whit House after having political rival arrested.”
Fox News removed the chyron after just 27 seconds, with the media company’s PR department issuing a public apology.
Fox News ends its 8pm hour w/ the chyron: “wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested”
Chyron went away when Hannity took over at 9. pic.twitter.com/EpWpqqzMqH
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 14, 2023
Carlson hit out at Fox News for apologizing and accused those who run the network of “panic.” Carlson noted that the apology was not enough to save Fox News from the ensuing scandal, with several high-profile individuals calling for a ban on the network.
The former Fox News host suggested that many of President Biden’s supporters may have been triggered by the chyron because it had some element of truth in it,
Ep. 4 Wannabe Dictator pic.twitter.com/MDcs5g0gxB
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 15, 2023
“Democrats were very, very angry, Carlson said. But why were they angry? If the banner on Fox was false, why the hysteria? Lies don’t seem to bother anyone anymore. If some cable news producer had called Joe Biden a genius or accused him of being secret Sudanese, would anyone be yelling about it? Would Fox News have apologized for it? probably not. But calling Joe Biden a wannabe dictator ? That stung. So you’ve got to wonder if you’re being honest with yourself, is Joe Biden a wannabe dictator?”
Carlson spent a huge part of the show listing the characteristics of a dictator while sarcastically explaining how President Biden is not one.
Carlson listed actions of dictators, including enriching their family members through their position, taking kickbacks to enrich themselves and using law enforcement agencies to silence dissents. President Biden and his family have been accused of engaging in all three acts.
Carlson also pointed to a report that showed that the Biden administration is tracking the phones of millions of Americans without their knowledge and a warrant.