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Fox News hit out after Tucker Carlson boasted about refusing to speak about the May 6 hearing.

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Fox News came under fire after it announced it would only broadcast live coverage of the hearing on Fox Business Network and other digital streaming platforms

In the initial hearings on the Jan. 6 insurgency aimed at overturning the results of the 2020 election, ultimate blame for the day’s events was laid on former President Donald Trump. According to Liz Cheney, the panel’s Republican vice chair, Trump “ignited the flame of this attack.” The House Special Committee is investigating the attack on the Capitol. At the hearing, witnesses spoke about their experiences with law enforcement agencies on the receiving end of mob violence. In addition, various former Trump officials clarified that allegations of fraud were not credible. According to Republican lawmakers, the hearings are a “witch hunt.”

While other channels were covering the hearing live, Fox News host Tucker Carlson kicked off his show on Thursday, June 9 by boasting that his station would not be broadcasting the hearing live on its main cable channel. “This is the only hour on an American news network that is not reporting its propaganda live,” Carlson said of the committee. “They are lying and we will not help them.”

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The proceedings were continuously broadcast by all major television and cable networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. Fox News came under fire and was slammed by Democrats after announcing it would only broadcast continuous live coverage of the hearing on Fox Business Network and its other streaming and digital platforms. Reporting will also be available to local subsidiaries.

On his show, Carlson also claimed that the “most disturbing” part of that day wasn’t the bloodthirsty mob attacking officers, but Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) telling Capitol Police to use their guns to stop it to protect the Capitol. “I think the most disturbing moment, looking back a year and a half later, is when Lindsey Graham went to the Capitol Police and said, ‘You guys have guns. Use them,'” Carlson said.

Carlson called the hearing “disturbing” and “offensive” and refused to “play along”. He greeted his show guests, including Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), right-wing expert Michael Tracey, and Darren Beattie. Beattie, a former speechwriter for former President Donald Trump, was once asked to leave the White House to speak at a to speak at the White Supersupra Conference.

Fox News was widely criticized for refusing to air the proceedings. Journalist Dan Rather wrote on Twitter: “Fox News may not be showing these hearings. But the hearings have come for Fox News. Not surprising. Hillary Clinton said, “Fox News will not air the Jan. 6 hearings because they prefer their incitement to be freshly made on the ground.”

Historian Kevin Michael Kruse wrote, “If you needed a reason to watch the January 6 hearings tonight, the simple fact that Fox News is too scared to air them should do it.” ran 1,098 primetime segments about Benghazi from the attack to the committee hearings, which they broadcast live for over 7 hours. Today the network announced it will not be covering the Jan. 6 insurgency hearings, no NEWS at all,” legal scholar Laurence Tribe said.[email protected] afraid to televise the hearings. The network is scared,” said former Congressman Joe Walsh.

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