Whoopi Goldberg, the actress and comedian who works as a cohost of the ABC talk show “The View,” is furious with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The host took issue with Carlson airing the never before seen videos of the incident at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
“Tucker Carlson took a page from George Orwell’s 1984 and told his viewers to reject the evidence of their eyes and ears,” she hilariously said on Tuesday’s show.
Hilarious because what Carlson did was actually provide the evidence that no one was allowed to see for two years and somehow, to Goldberg, that means he wants his viewers to ignore the evidence.
“You know, I don’t know what he’s playing at, but people saw what they saw, they saw what they saw. And they’ve seen what’s gone down with it, and no matter what, you can’t put this monkey back in the cage,” she said.
In the clip of Carlson’s show that “The View” played Carlson said “The crowd was an enormous crowd, a small percentage of them were hooligans.
“They committed vandalism, you’ve seen their pictures again and again, but the overwhelming majority weren’t,” he said.
“They were peaceful, they were orderly and meek. These were not insurrectionists, they were sightseers,” he said.
“Protesters queue up in neat little lines, they give each other tours outside the speaker’s office. They take cheerful selfies and they smile,” Carlson said.
“They’re not destroying the capitol, they obviously revere the capitol,” he said.
But Goldberg insulted Carlson’s audience when she said
“This was insurrection and just was what it was, so people are very upset. His viewers, maybe they’re going to buy it, I don’t know,” she said.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer believes that it is imperative, in order to save democracy, that Fox News and Tucker Carlson stop showing footage he does not approve of related to the January 6 incident at the Capitol.
The senator implored Fox News head Rupert Murdoch to stop Carlson from showing any more of the footage.
“These lies continue tonight. [News Corp. owner] Rupert Murdoch, who has admitted they were lies and said he regretted it, has a special obligation to stop Tucker Carlson from going on tonight, now that he’s seen how he has perverted and slimed the truth, and from letting him go on again and again and again,” he said to reporters.
“Not because their views deserve such opprobrium, but because our democracy depends on it,” he said.And Sen. Schumer was not the only one from what many are calling a uniparty (Republicans and Democrats) who spoke against Carlson.
“It was a mistake, in my view, for Fox News to depict this in a way that’s completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks,” Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
“I don’t really have a problem with making it all public. But if your message is then to try and convince people that nothing bad happened, then it’s just gonna make us look silly,” Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said.
“It’s definitely stupid to keep talking about this,” he said. “So what is the purpose of continuing to bring it up unless you’re trying to feed Democrat narratives even further?”
“The American people saw what happened on Jan. 6,” Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said. “They’ve seen the people that got injured, they saw the damage to the building. You can’t hide the truth by selectively picking a few minutes out of tapes and saying this is what went on. It’s so absurd. It’s nonsense.”
He said it was “really sad to see Tucker Carlson go off the rails like that.”
“To somehow put [the riot] in the same category as a permitted peaceful protest is just a lie,” Republican North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer said.
Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said that the January 6 commission “had a partisan view of things, and I’d like to know more about what happened that day and the day before. But I’m not interested in whitewashing the COVID lab theory, and I’m not interested in whitewashing Jan. 6.”