After everything we’ve seen over the last five years, only a willfully ignorant and deliberately dishonest deep state stooge would dismiss Tucker Carlson’s claim about the NSA spying on him.
This isn’t even one of those Rorschach tests. Instead, this event forever exposes those looking to deceive the public deliberately.
For the record, just like everyone else, I have no idea if Carlson’s spying claims are accurate or not. I don’t doubt Carlson believes it. He’s the top guy in all of cable news, so it’s not like he needs ratings. He’s also been around for decades. Nevertheless, I don’t know if the NSA is spying on him, and neither do those who are, without a shred of evidence, attacking Carlson as a liar and conspiracy theorist.
On what planet can an intellectually honest person dismiss Carlson as a liar?
Not on Planet U.S.A. in the year 2021, I’ll tell you that… Not after what we saw with the Deep State/Media Russia Collusion Hoax. Not after the IRS scandal where conservatives were targeted for harassment and crippling audits. Not after the FBI was caught lying on warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. Not after the Obama White House was caught perusing wiretaps of the Trump campaign. Not after the cascade of illegal deep state leaks — most of them lies — deliberately timed and spun to remove Trump from office (which is what real people call a coup). Not after Edward Snowden. Not after Julian Assange.
The idea of the Deep State’s spying on Tucker Carlson to ruin him would only surprise me if it turned to out not be true.
Not only are the past five years enough proof to give Carlson the benefit of the doubt, so too is the fact just this week, someone leaked Carlson’s emails requesting an interview with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
Granted, we don’t know where that leak came from. But it makes me more than a little nauseous to know we live in a country where a journalist doing his job (looking to interview a rival country’s leader) is now spun as some sort of treasonous sin. But again, the only thing that would actually surprise me about this leak is if it did NOT originate from our malevolent and lawless Deep State.
Despite everything that’s happened over the past five years — including the NSA’s hilarious non-denial of the Carlson claim, it’s time to take note of those looking to bamboozle and gaslight us to protect the malevolent and lawless Deep State:
Former-intellectual Jonah Goldberg:
Spoiler alert: The NSA isn’t spying on Tucker.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) June 29, 2021
The Deep State stooge we call Curly:
At a well-run network, Tucker's claim would have never aired. Where's the CEO, SVP, VP? Where's the newsroom vetting the "whistleblower?" Where's common sense? https://t.co/auxucDTenI
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 29, 2021
And on, and on (see below)…
The following list is not only those looking to smear Tucker Carlson. They’re also looking to deceive the whole country into believing the laughable fiction our precious Deep State simply isn’t capable of doing any such thing and that anyone who says differently is a traitor, liar, and conspiracy theorist.
Again, and I want to be very clear about this… I don’t know the truth about Carlson’s spying allegation. What I do know, however, is that those who immediately tell us such a claim is a lie — well, those are people no one can trust.
Below is a far from an exhaustive list, and as you peruse the list, please think about the following… If they’re willing to say something as on-its-face absurd as this to deceive you, there is nothing they won’t say, no lie they won’t tell, no propaganda they won’t push.
These are people interested in everything but the truth, interested only in their own access to illegal leaks and their status in the Swamp. Bad, bad people…
Yeah I forgot all about when tucker said without any evidence that the NSA was spying on him…. https://t.co/uzvDAvyLAV
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 7, 2021
Kevin McCarthy's call for a congressional investigation of Tucker Carlson's evidence-free claims about the NSA reading his emails shows how shamelessly Trumpers manufacture controversy https://t.co/W95tMQlmlE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 1, 2021
Gaetz has found his next conspiracy: claiming without evidence that Tucker Carlson is being spied on. https://t.co/srShx2T8yp
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) July 1, 2021
Tucker's fauxrage over the idea the NSA is monitoring his show to take him off the air is one stop short of his dog telling him to murder people.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 29, 2021
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) July 1, 2021
Tucker Carlson’s NSA stunt is a redux of Trump’s infamous rallying cry / lie that “they spied on my campaign.” Both claims contain kernels of truth about US government surveillance. But they both take it way too far and turn it into a full-blown (& self-serving) conspiracy theory
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) July 8, 2021
Sorry @DevinCow – looks like Devin won't be back to the farm to see you anytime soon. He's off on another whirlwind conspiracy theory adventure – this time chasing Tucker Carlson's NSA ghost spies!https://t.co/a8izw49HIY
— Emily Kinkead (@emily4pa20) July 1, 2021
Carlson has invented this nonsense to wrap himself in the imaginary cloak of right wing victimhood at the hands of a fantastical conspiracy. The lie will be believed by millions and spread to millions more. 2
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) June 30, 2021
Sure, any claim from the NSA should be taken with a grain of salt. But claims from Tucker Carlson should be taken with a giant swig of the Dead Sea.https://t.co/TyFsZFm0f7
— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 1, 2021
The intelligence community has been dragged into Tucker Carlson's latest conspiracy. https://t.co/9wDndc8qTd
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) July 1, 2021
—@TuckerCarlson’s NSA claim "provides a textbook example of the disinformation techniques that fuel conspiracy theories – and illustrate what makes them so dangerous,” writes @AprilFDoss. https://t.co/slXaUhv8gG
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 2, 2021