Tuck the Cuck and the Half-Truth Prince

Tucker Carlson is apparently telling the truth when he says he sometimes lies on his show.

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The Fox News host admitted his relationship with the truth wavers as he was interviewed by fellow conservative mouth piece Dave Rubin on Monday.

It happened after Rubin unironically asked Carlson how CNN employees like Chris Cuomo and Brian Stelter “live with themselves … when they just lie again and again and we have the internet to expose the lies.” With a, seemingly, complete lack of self-awareness.

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Carlson seemed to take the question personally,  it doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out why, to the point where he made this confession about his own relaxed relationship with factual accuracy.

“I mean, I lie if I’m really cornered or something,” Carlson admitted.

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Carlson then tried to distance himself from other truth avoiding pundits saying, there was a difference between spouting “lies” when you’re cornered out of weakness and the systematic lying he claims is practiced by the anchors at CNN.

“So if these people ask themselves why am I doing this? And they say, well, I want to protect the system because I really believe in the system. OK, who’s running the system? You’re lying to defend Jeff Bezos? Like, you’re treating Bill Gates like some sort of moral leader, like, are you kidding me? How dare you do that?”

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It’s totally different. When they lie to you, it’s on a segment with two other talking pieces to caveat everything they say so viewers are exposed to opposing narratives. When I do it, it’s just me lying directly to your face feinting outrage. They’re totally different things.” – Tucker Carlson from an alternative reality where he has at least one brain cell.

Carlson’s admission of lying isn’t exactly news. In fact, Fox News won a defamation lawsuit against Carlson last year by successfully arguing “that given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statement he makes,” according to NPR.

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