Here's how you know Tucker Carlson didn't watch all of the insurrection videos

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Here's how you know Tucker Carlson didn't watch all of the insurrection videos

After airing a week of selectively edited videos of the Jan. 6 attack on Congress, Fox's Tucker Carlson released less than an hour of video each night out of over 40,000. The host implied that he had watched all of the videos or at least sifted through everything and reviewed them. To watch approximately 40,000 hours of video, it would take a little over 1,666 days, watching 24 hours each day. So, it would have been impossible for Carlson to have actually watched all of the video.

Even if he fast-forwarded through the video at double speed, it still would have taken 833 days. Chatting about the claims on the weekly "The Rick Smith Show" podcast, radio host and Fox commentator Christopher Hahn suggested that there may have been as many as 20 staffers who were helping Carlson. That would have taken each staffer 83 days non-stop watching the videos. It would have taken 40 staffers 41 days to watch the insurrection videos non-stop. It's unclear what day McCarthy actually gave the videos, but news about it surfaced on Feb.

20 . That gives them two weeks to watch all 40,000 hours of video, edit it and prepare their shows. It's possible that McCarthy handed the video over the second he became Speaker and never told the public. That would have given the entire staff the necessary time to watch over half of it at regular speed and fast-forward through most of it. Either way, the implication that the host, himself, watched all 40,000 hours is impossible.

Carlson has been under fire in the past few weeks as more information has been revealed about the inner workings of Fox behind the scenes. Carlson was revealed to have complained to colleagues that if the network didn't lie to its viewers that they would lose money on the company's stock along with viewership. News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Fox chief Suzanne Scott discussed the network losing huge numbers of viewers after they called Arizona for Joe Biden on election night . They had to come up with something to bring viewers back and decided to placate to viewers that believed there was a fraud afoot for financial purposes . Speaking to the Gridiron dinner, former Vice President Mike Pence finally had the gumption to speak out against former President Donald Trump.

"President Trump was wrong," Pence said for the first time since Jan. 6, 2021. "I had no right to overturn the election, and his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know that history will hold Donald Trump accountable." Pence has been subpoenaed to speak to the grand jury reviewing the Jan. 6 issue, but he's fighting the subpoena , despite speaking out on what happened in his book as well as in numerous interviews .

Speaking to Jim Acosta, anti-Trump lawyer George Conway said that history would judge everyone that has been involved in Trump's rise to power and the crash that is likely coming. "I am all for him running against the standard. He has said this before," recalled Conway. "I think before a Federalist Society event in Florida last year. Occasionally he does talk like this, but you have to remember this is a private party of journalists in Washington D.

C. That's great. Say it more out there, out in Iowa, out on the campaign trail. Let's see you do that. I don't think it's a good look for him.

I like journalists just as much as anybody but saying it at a private dinner like that — a white tie [event] just doesn't cut it, particularly when you are fighting having to testify about the illegality that he tried to make you engage in. So, that's a bit galling to me." The other thing he objected to is that it shouldn't have gone on this long with Pence trying to hedge . "Even though I give him enormous credit for doing the right thing, it should not have come to that he had his own personal and moral obligations on a ballot in 2020 to concede the election, as soon as the Electoral College voted," Conway continued. "And he is responsible for not saying we lost.

He was terrified of Donald Trump's to do that." Acosta said that he remembered covering Pence and how careful he was and that he refused to go out on a limb and say that they lost the election. Even Republican strategist Alice Stewart agreed that Pence tends to hold back until he's "ready" to respond and that it's clear it's what he's doing with the "big lie." See the full discussion below or at the link here. Pence should grow a pair www. CONTINUE READING Show less Although Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has yet to announce his bid to be the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2024, he is hitting key presidential primary states and meeting with locals in a manner that traditionally precedes an imminent announcement. However, as MSNBC's Sarah Posner wrote, he may need to adjust the main thrust of why he should be the GOP nominee because it does not test well with Democrats, independents and a suprising number of Republicans . As Posner explained, DeSantis' reliance on repeating "woke" over and over again may work with his rabid supporters, but it is a big dud outside the far-right bubble.

For evidence, the MSNBC analyst offered up a recent poll that shows a healthy number of voters are not only not offended by accusations of "wokeness" but actually approve. ALSO IN THE NEWS: 'Trump needs Fox News more than Fox needs Donald Trump' as his options dry up: D.C. insider "The poll, conducted by Ipsos and published last week in USA Today , shows that 56% of Americans consider 'woke' a positive term, meaning 'to be informed, educated on, and aware of social injustices.' Even more than a third of Republicans agree.

Just 39% agreed with a negative definition: 'to be overly politically correct and police others’ words,'" she wrote before adding that DeSantis' belief that his "anti-wokeness" rants led to his re-election in 2022 by a substantial margin may lead him to "over-play" his hand. "But if most Americans believe 'woke' is a positive term, why would they want a president to suffocate it, and replace it with autocratic power grabs and far right curricula? DeSantis won his gubernatorial reelection handily, but he might be a little high on his own supply," Posner explained. She added, "...

outside that base, such a message falls flat. The USA Today-Ipsos findings are broadly consistent with a Morning Consult poll earlier this year, which found majorities of voters opposed lawmakers punishing companies that speak up in favor of abortion rights and other issues. And Republican attempts to use attacks on 'woke Democrats ' in last year’s midterms fizzled." "DeSantis may believe that most Americans share the right-wing doctrine that America’s white Christian heritage is threatened by learning about history, racial injustice, and systemic racism — or that at least that his own charms will convince them of it. But in fact, he’s out of touch with Americans and American families, and that is the most important thing to know about his presidential aspirations," she wrote before predicting, "All that remains is for voters to tell him at the ballot box.

" You can read more here . CONTINUE READING Show less As the 2024 presidential primary season begins to heat up, Donald Trump is going to need a larger platform to keep all the focus on himself and off of his rivals, which means his war with Fox News may need to be set aside because his options are severely limited. According to a report from the Guardian's David Smith, the on-again, off-again love affair between the former president and the ratings-rich conservative news network is now complicated as Fox's hosts are increasingly showing signs of throwing their support behind Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). Casting a shadow over what will happen is the $1.

6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox for supporting the former president's lies about election fraud in his 2020 election loss. According to former Republican National Committee chairman Micheal Steele, “It’s a toxic relationship." RELATED: Former Trump official working for Fox at the center of keeping election lies alive "They are good and bad for each other at the same time. You’ve got to look at it through that prism to understand what’s going on here. Fox can’t do without Trump and Trump ultimately can’t do without Fox because he knows, at the end of the day, that’s the media vehicle through which he will be able to reach the widest audience of his supporters," he explained.

Noted conservative pollster Frank Luntz agreed. “Donald Trump needs Fox News more than Fox needs Donald Trump because Trump doesn’t have easy access to an uncritical media like he did in 2016," he explained. "There is no alternative for him. He can’t go to CNN or MSNBC. He does have to go to Newsmax, and that just does not have the reach of these other cable news channels.

” According to the Guardian's Smith, "Worse still for Trump, Fox News found a new Chosen One. It reportedly asked DeSantis to appear on air 113 times , or nearly once a day, during one four-month spell and was given exclusive access to his signing of a contentious election law. Reelected in a landslide last November, DeSantis is a culture warrior with a flair for 'owning the libs'. The attraction was obvious." Former GOP campaign adviser Tara Setmayer added a cautionary note, stating, "Fox has already demonstrated that they will move and calibrate their news coverage based on what the audience demands and, as of right now, the demand still overwhelmingly is for Donald Trump.

This an example of a dysfunctional co-dependent relationship. They need each other, whether they want to admit it or not.” You can read more here . CONTINUE READING Show less

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