In March, Tucker Carlson aired footage from J6 that the J^ Committee tried to keep hidden that proved things weren’t quite what the Democrats and their lapdogs in the press made it out to be. One showed the Shaman being escorted peacefully throughout the Capitol. He also aired a video of Capitol police attacking peaceful protesters. US Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger later attacked Tucker Carlson during testimony before Congress, telling lawmakers that showing the videos truthfully depicting what went on as disrespectful. Not inaccurate, just disrespectful.
Capitol Police Chief Thomas Manger: When he did that program, I put out a message to all of my employees, and I talked to them about the narrative that he tried to put forth, how disrespectful it was to the men and women of the Capitol Police. And I think what was fortunate is that that narrative that Mr. Carlson tried to put out had no legs. I think most folks understood exactly what it was, and so I think that was very gratifying to the members of the Capitol Police to see that.
It had no legs? Then why does a recent poll show that b61% of those surveyed believe the Capitol police and FBI instigated the riot? Between the open attacks and the dozens of FBI instigators, it is easy to see why a riot ensued. Four people died that day, all Trump supporters. Doesn’t that seem odd to you? If not, you must be an undereducated Democratic voter.
The Epoch Times reported:
A Democrat senator from Maryland and U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger used a Senate budget hearing on April 25 to blast former Fox News host Tucker Carlson for creating an allegedly “false narrative” with the Jan. 6 security-camera video that he broadcast in March.
During a budget hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) asked Manger to comment on Carlson’s use of the Jan. 6 video in his March 6 broadcast about the events of Jan. 6, 2021.
“In I think February or early March of this year, Speaker [Kevin] McCarthy authorized the release of more than 40,000 hours of security footage from the awful events of January 6,” Van Hollen said.
“He released them to former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who then used them to create a false narrative surrounding the events of that day, concluding that the attack on the Capitol was quote, ‘mostly peaceful chaos,’ and that, ‘The footage does not show an insurrection or riot in progress.’”
Van Hollen noted that, as of April 24, Carlson’s program is no longer in the Fox News lineup. “But a lot of the damage has been done,” Van Hollen asserted. “Can you talk about the impact this false narrative has had on the men and women who work for you?”
Manger said he put out a statement the day after the March 6 “Tucker Carlson Tonight” broadcast, noting “how disrespectful it was to the men and women of the Capitol Police.”
“I think what was fortunate is that that narrative that Mr. Carlson tried to put out had no legs,” Manger said. “I think most folks understood exactly what it was. And so I think that was very gratifying to the members of the Capitol Police to see that that the public did not agree with that assessment.”
Van Hollen replied, “I appreciate that. And I agree with you that despite his best efforts, the American public understood exactly what happened on that day and that it was not the narrative that he put out.”