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This is a rush transcript of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on June 15, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON
This weekend, police in Columbus, Georgia arrested the 39-year-old man
called Justin Tyran Roberts. Over the course of a single day, Roberts shot
five separate people in two different states. We know this happened because
Roberts has admitted he did it. He also said why he did it.
In his confession, police say Roberts quote, ” … explained that
throughout his life, specifically white males had taken from him, so he
decided to kill them.” In one case, Roberts walked up behind a white man, a
total stranger as he was getting out of his car and shot him in the back.
By any definition these were crimes of viciousness motivated by race hate.
They are not unique in this country, not by a longshot. If we wanted to,
and we don’t want to, we could do a whole show on crimes like these — nor
are they especially surprising, really, when you think about it.
If you really believed what the Democratic Party and BLM were telling you
that white males are intentionally destroying the world, you might be
motivated to hurt someone. Why wouldn’t you? What’s striking is how little
attention Justin Tyran Roberts’s shooting spree has received. Imagine if
the colors were reversed here. Roberts will be leading every newscast
Needless to say, he is not. In fact, this may be the last time you hear his
name on television. And on one level honestly, that is fine with us.
Picking at the wound — America’s wound — is unwise. We’ve always thought
that. We think it more now than ever.
A multiracial country can only survive if it self-consciously de-emphasizes
race, if it treats every person as an individual and not a member of some
larger group that’s guilty or innocent. So, that shouldn’t be the goal,
that’s our history and we ought to get back to it as soon as we can.
But that is exactly the opposite of what our leaders are doing. They are
working hard to divide us into warring camps and they’re using lies to do
it. They’re telling us a story that is completely and very much
intentionally disconnected from reality.
They are claiming that something called white supremacy — and that’s a
term they never defined — is the single greatest threat we face, a greater
threat than al Qaeda or ISIS.
Here’s our thoroughly craven Attorney General telling us that very lie
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MERRICK GARLAND, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: In the F.B.I.’s view, the top
domestic violent extremist threat comes from racially or ethnically
motivated violent extremists, specifically those who advocate it for the
superiority of the white race.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: All right, that’s the Attorney General of the United States
making a statement of fact, backed up by the F.B.I., so, it’s fair to ask
obvious questions. Who exactly are these violent white supremacists? What
are their names? What crimes under the U.S. Code have they committed? We
still don’t know. Merrick Garland didn’t tell us today.
Instead, he spent most of his time talking about the riot at the Capitol on
January 6th, an event that had nothing whatsoever to do with race. Nothing.
But Merrick Garland lied about that. He, like most people you see on
television, wants you to believe and wants history to record that January
6th was an attempted insurrection by white supremacists revolutionaries
bent on taking over this country.
“We came this close,” Merrick Garland said and that’s why, quote, “We must
adopt a broader societal response to tackle the problem’s deeper roots.”
So, because of January 6th says the chief law enforcement officer in the
United States of America and many other members of Joe Biden’s Cabinet, we
must now use law enforcement and military force to arrest, imprison, and
otherwise crush anyone who leads opposition to Joe Biden’s government.
That’s their position. They say that out loud, they did today.
So, what is this exactly? Well, it’s a big change in the way the United
States government assesses and then treats its own citizens. We are living
through the transformation of a formerly Democratic Republic into something
else. We’re looking at growing authoritarianism. That’s not an
Vladimir Putin knows authoritarian systems very well, and he sees clearly
what is happening in this country. Watch this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
QUESTION: Did you order Alexei Navalny’s assassination?
VLADIMIR PUTIN, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): Of course not. We
don’t have this kind of habit of assassinating anybody. That’s one. Number
two is, I want to ask you, did you order the assassination of the woman who
walked into the Congress and who was shot and killed by a policeman?
Do you know that 450 individuals were arrested after entering the Congress
and they didn’t go there to steal a laptop? They came with political
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: Okay, so yes, we just played tape of Vladimir Putin. Under normal
circumstances, we would never play tape of a foreign adversary criticizing
our government. But honestly, those are fair questions. Who did shoot Ashli
Babbitt? And why don’t we know?
Are anonymous Federal agents now allowed to kill unarmed women who protest
the regime? That’s okay now? No, it’s not okay. It’ll never be okay.
And why are all those January 6th protesters still in prison on trespassing
charges as so many Biden voters who torched Federal buildings walking free?
What’s the answer to that question? If all of that was going on in Russia,
we would rightly call it scary. We would call Putin a dictator. In fact, we
do call him a dictator.
And speaking of January 6th, why are there still so many things, basic
factual matters that we don’t understand about that day. Why is the Biden
administration preventing us from knowing? Why is the administration still
hiding more than 10,000 hours of surveillance tape from the U.S. Capitol on
January 6th? What could possibly be the reason for that? Even as they call
for more openness, we need to get to the bottom of it. They could release
those tapes today, but they’re not.
We ought to be asking those questions urgently because as the Attorney
General reminded us today, a lot depends on the answers.
At least one news organization is asking that, “Revolver News.” It’s a new
site. It turned out to be one of the last honest outlets on the internet. A
new piece on revolver.news suggests an answer to some of these questions.
We know that the government is hiding the identity of many law enforcement
officers who were present at the Capitol on January 6th, not just the one
who killed Ashli Babbitt.
According to the government’s own court filings, those law enforcement
officers participated in the riot, sometimes in violent ways. We know that
because without fail, the government has thrown the book at most people who
were present in the Capitol on January 6th. There was a nationwide dragnet
to find them, and many of them are still in solitary confinement tonight.
But strangely, some of the key people who participated on January 6th have
not been charged. Look at the document. The government calls those people
unindicted co-conspirators. What does that mean? Well, it means that in
potentially every single case, they were F.B.I. operatives. Really in the
Capitol on January 6th?
For example, one of those unindicted co-conspirators is someone government
documents identify only as Person 2. According to those documents, Person 2
stayed in the same hotel room as a man called Thomas Caldwell, an
insurrectionist. A man alleged to be a member of the group, the Oath
Person 2 also quote, “stormed” the barricades at the Capitol on January 6th
alongside Thomas Caldwell. The government’s indictments further indicate
the Caldwell, who by the way is a 65-year-old man is a dangerous
insurrectionist, was led to believe there would be a quote, “quick reaction
force” also participating on January 6th.
That quick reaction force Caldwell was told would be led by someone called
Person 3 who had a hotel room and an accomplice with him. But wait, here’s
the interesting thing. Person 2 and Person 3 were organizers of the riot.
The government knows who they are, but the government has not charged them.
Why is that?
You know why. They were almost certainly working for the F.B.I. So, F.B.I.
operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol on January 6th
according to government documents, and those two are not alone. In all,
“Revolver News” reported there are, quote, “upwards of 20 unindicted co-
conspirators in the Oath Keeper indictments, all playing various roles in
the conspiracy who have not been charged for virtually the exact same
activities, and in some cases, much, much more severe activities as those
named alongside them in the indictments.”
Huh? So it turns out that this white supremacist insurrection was, again by
the government’s own admission in these documents organized, at least in
part by government agents. Are you shocked? We are shocked, we shouldn’t be
shocked. Because in March, the F.B.I. Director admitted that the Bureau was
infiltrating as many dissident groups that opposed the regime as it
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): There must be moments where you think if we
would have known, if we could have infiltrated this group or found out what
they were doing and that — do you have those moments?
CHRISTOPHER WRAY, F.B.I. DIRECTOR: So anytime there’s an attack,
especially one that’s this horrific that strikes right at the heart of our
system of government, right at the time a transfer of power is being
discussed, you can be darn tooting that we are focused very, very hard on
how can we get better sources, better information, better analysis, so that
we can make sure that something like what happened on January 6th never
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: Oh, wait a second. There’s a huge difference between using an
informant to find out what a group you find threatening might do and paying
people to help organize a violent action, which is what happened apparently
according to government documents on January 6th. That’s a line and the
F.B.I. has crossed it and it’s not the first time they crossed that line.
In Michigan, remember that plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer? We
heard a lot about that. And Whitmer was able to cover some of her own
incompetence, though not all, by pointing to the fact that she is now a
Now, when the F.B.I. is telling if that plot, a whole team of
insurrectionists was going to drive a van up to Gretchen Whitmer’s vacation
house and throw her in the back and drive away. The mastermind of this
plot, according to the F.B.I. was a man called Adam Fox. Who is Adam Fox?
Adam Fox turned out to be a homeless guy who was living in the basement of
a vacuum repair shop, quite a gorilla.
The whole story was a farce. It was insulting, really, once you got to the
details, which outlets like the AP didn’t bother with in the first read.
But if you read the government’s charging documents carefully, and you
should, you will see that it gets even more ridiculous.
It turns out that one of the five people in the plan of Gretchen Whitmer
kidnap van was an F.B.I. agent in the van. Another was an F.B.I. informant.
And the Feds admitted in these documents that an informant or undercover
agent was quote, “usually present in the group’s meetings.” In other words,
using simple math, which we can do even on cable news, nearly half the gang
of kidnappers were working for the F.B.I.
Remember, the guy who suggested using a bomb to blow up a bridge as part of
that plot? That got a lot of coverage. That guy was an undercover F.B.I.
agent. Oh, okay.
So, if you’re wondering why they are always comparing January 6th to 9/11,
there’s your answer. They’re using the same tactics, and a lot of us miss
this the first time around and you are due an apology and we’re proffering
on television right now.
We didn’t see the obvious. If you empower the government to violate civil
liberties in pursuit of a foreign terror organization, and there are
foreign terror organizations, it’s just a matter of time before ambitious
politicians use those same mechanisms to suppress political dissent, and
that’s what we’re seeing now.
We should have seen it earlier. Trevor Aaronson wrote a book on this called
“The Terror Factory,” and it analyzed every terror prosecution from 2001 to
2013. Aaronson found that at least 50 defendants were on trial because of
behavior that the F.B.I. had not only encouraged, but enabled. F.B.I.
agents were essentially the plotters in these crimes, they made the crimes,
In 2012, a writer for “The Nation” called Petra Bartosiewicz found that
F.B.I. agents had, quote, “Crossed the line for merely observing potential
criminal behavior,” which, by the way, is allowed and good to — and we’re
quoting, ” … encouraging people and assisting people to participate in
plots that are largely scripted by the F.B.I. itself,” end quote.
And we checked, we looked carefully and that’s not an exaggeration. I wish
One of those plots was an Islamic terror attack in 2015 in Garland, Texas.
It turns out that an F.B.I. employee played an active role in that
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR (voice over): The F.B.I. was much closer to
the Garland attack than anyone realized.
COOPER (on camera): After the trial, you’ve discovered that the government
knew a lot more about the Garland attack than they had led on.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That’s right. Yes, after the trial, we found out that
they had had an undercover agent who had been texting with Simpson less
than three weeks before the attack to tear up Texas, which to me was an
encouragement to Simpson.
COOPER (voice over): The man he is talking about was a special agent of
the F.B.I., working undercover posing as an Islamic radical.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: Man, so they’re doing that to Islamic radicals. What are they
doing to American citizens? That should really worry you?
In a moment of uncharacteristic honesty, a former F.B.I. Assistant Director
called Frank Figliuzzi explained the other day on MSNBC, the goal is to
round up people who dissent against the regime and throw them into solitary
and that’s including Members of Congress. Watch this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
FRANK FIGLIUZZI, FORMER F.B.I. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: What have we learned
from our experience with international terrorism? In order to address that
problem of arresting low level operatives is merely a speed bump, not a
roadblock, in order to really tackle terrorism in this time domestically,
you’ve got to attack and dismantle the command and control element of a
terrorist group. That may mean people sitting in Congress right now.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: Round up sitting members, duly democratically elected Members of
Congress because they oppose the regime? Even Vladimir Putin is not doing
that. And there’s a former assistant director the F.B.I. calling for it on
television and no one noticed.
So, we’re rounding people up. How about rounding up the F.B.I. operatives
that rioted on January 6th? Why not identify the guy who shot Ashli Babbitt
to death? This is crazy, and we should resist it.
Darren Beattie heads up “Revolver News.” We’re glad to see him tonight.
Darren, thanks so much for coming on. It sounds like according to this, I
have to say remarkable piece that you’ve just put up late last night. Read
it in bed at midnight — that the F.B.I. was organizing the riots of
DARREN BEATTIE, “REVOLVER NEWS”: Well, yes, it certainly suggests that
possibility, and I’m hearing from people that this is the most important
and the darkest investigative piece they’ve seen in years.
But the American people deserve the truth about 01/06, not just for the
sake of Ashli Babbitt, not just for the sake of the hundreds of people held
in prison, unjustly as a violation of human rights, but for the sake of the
70 plus million people who are Trump supporters, or just against the
corrupt ruling class, who have effectively been labeled de facto domestic
extremists by our own government.
And I believe the key that unlocks the truth to 01/06 is the following
question: to what extent were the main militia groups imputed to the 01/06
so-called Capitol siege, to what extent was there infiltration of those
groups by undercover agents or informants? And to what extent when we see
the unindicted co-conspirators who occupy senior positions in those groups
— to what extent are those people being spared prosecution on account of a
prior relationship with the Federal government?
Those two questions create a thread. And when we pull that thread, the ugly
truth of that event, and perhaps even the country we live in, will be
CARLSON: I’ve got to ask because it may answer one of the great mysteries
is this — I think, there are 14,000 hours of unreleased video footage from
that day the administration is hiding from us. Do you think this is why?
BEATTIE: I think that’s certainly a possibility. It’s extremely suspicious
even going back to this so-called pipe bomber video. Remember the pipe
bomber? The Capitol pipe bomber? The F.B.I. has been extremely suspicious
in withholding evidence — video evidence — that could help and identify
this bomber, which presumably they want to do.
But if you may, I’d like to make a general point, and it really — after
seeing all this, you have to ask yourself, does the national security
apparatus do anything but conspire against the American people? I’m led to
conclude that we cannot have a democracy, everything in our politics will
be fake and performative until we bring the national security state
including the F.B.I. to heel. It’s not a left issue. It’s not a right
Every politician who cares about our country should demand a Church
CARLSON: Immediately and people of good faith on the left should join it,
Darren Beattie, I appreciate your coming on tonight and the work you do at revolver.news. Thank you.
BEATTIE: Thank you.
CARLSON: We warned about the crime wave that’s threatening to destroy
Buckhead in Atlanta. It was once a very nice place to live. Just the other
day, a person was shot for jogging in an unprovoked attack. The wife of
that man joins us next to explain what happened. We’ll be right back.
CARLSON: Equity is not equality, equity is replacing equality. The City of
Seattle is so excited about this, it has established something called the
Equitable Development Division. We’re now learning that the person in
charge of that division is a lunatic. FOX’s Trace Gallagher has that story
for us tonight. Hey, Trace.
TRACE GALLAGHER, FOX NEWS CHANNEL CORRESPONDENT: Hi Tucker, Ubax Gardheere
is a Somali immigrant and social justice advocate who, as you say, now
works for the City of Seattle and is running as a progressive candidate for
the King County Council.
But 11 years ago, Gardheere, who was then a young mother of two, threatened
to blow up a school bus filled with kids. Court documents viewed by FOX
News along with audio recording show that in January 2010, Gardheere was
riding on a school bus and told the driver quoting, “A national security
incident was going on.” When the driver told her to get off the bus, she
started screaming at the kids about America’s relationship with Somalia and
told them quote, “You need to calm yourself down because I could have a
bomb. Look how loose my clothes are.” When the kids panicked and started
fleeing through the exits. She called them “cowards.”
Now, she blames it all on mental health issues, but police reports, court
documents, even her own statements at the time contradict that. She didn’t
want mental healthcare, she wanted to go to jail. And yet we should note
several state and county politicians are now endorsing her candidacy. One
state Democrat said quote, “She would follow Ubax anywhere.” — Tucker.
CARLSON: Trace Gallagher for us tonight. Thanks so much.
CARLSON: Blow up a school bus full of children. That’s equity — in a
Well, last night we told you about the tragic collapse of a neighborhood
called Buckhead in Northwestern Atlanta, a really nice place with really
nice people. There are now constant shootings in Buckhead, thanks to the
mayor of Atlanta.
The mall, Lenox Square Mall is now off limits for people who want to remain
uninjured. In fact, while our show was on the air last night talking about
the Lenox Mall, a security guard was shot during a robbery at the Lenox
Mall. You can look up the video online. It’s horrifying.
But criminals aren’t simply terrorizing stores, they are also hurting
residents, apparently at random.
On June 5th, one man pulled alongside a resident called Andrew Worrell who
was out for a jog. We played the 911 call yesterday, it’s too upsetting to
play again, especially in light of the fact that Andrew Worrell’s wife,
Anne, is joining us right now and we’re happy that she is.
Anne, thanks so much for coming on. We played that tape of your husband
last night and we’re going to play it again, but it’s just — it is awful,
and I can’t imagine how it makes you feel. Just sum up, if you would, for
us what happened?
ANNE WORRELL, WIFE OF ANDREW WORRELL, A JOGGER SHOT IN ATLANTA: Well, he
went out for, you know, his normal three–mile route, and he was about
halfway through and he felt a car coming up alongside of him. And as the
window came down, he saw a gun, and the guy just shot immediately.
And he was stunned, and he shot him again. And Andrew took off and ran up a
little hill behind a tree, and the guy took off and Andrew called 911.
CARLSON: It’s such a bad — it is a horrible thing, but it’s also baffling
because he apparently didn’t know the guy. Had he seen the man before?
WORRELL: No complete stranger.
CARLSON: Is there any indication why the guy did it?
WORRELL: From what we understand, the suspect in custody does suffer from
multiple mental health issues and he has been off of his medication. And
people he knows have been trying to get him help, but he had a firearm and
he should not have.
CARLSON: How’s your husband doing?
WORRELL: He’s okay. He is in a lot of pain still, getting around with a
walker and started physical therapy yesterday, but he is — you know, it’s
going to take a while and, you know, both physically and mentally.
CARLSON: So, you know, terrible things happen. The reason that we
highlighted the tragedy that befell your husband yesterday was because
they’re happening a lot more in Buckhead, which is a really nice place with
really nice people. Does this feel like part of a pattern to you? As
someone who lives there?
WORRELL: It does. We’ve been saying for the past year, 18 months, that it
just feels like it’s creeping in closer and closer to the neighborhoods. I
mean, it’s been in Buckhead, but it just felt like it was getting closer
and closer and I never imagined it would really be knocking on our door
But I think this is one reason why the citizens of Buckhead are so
disturbed by this because we all feel violated.
CARLSON: Well, it’s the most basic violation. It’s your neighborhood,
you’re going for a run and some guy pulls up, doesn’t like the way you look
and shoots you. Are you encouraged to speak up about crime or do you feel
social pressure to kind of stay silent?
WORRELL: No, I do feel like you know, since it’s happened to us, then we
need to be the next voice and you know, maybe this can be the catalyst for
some change and some action in Atlanta and specifically Buckhead.
CARLSON: I sure hope you’re right. I’m sure a lot of your neighbors are
just getting up and moving to Florida. But you know, I don’t live there,
but my feeling is you should stay and make it what it was, which is a nice
place, all kinds of people live in there, but in peace without crime.
CARLSON: Exactly. Anne Worrell, I appreciate your coming on tonight, you
may be criticized for it, but we’re grateful that you did.
WORRELL: Thank you.
CARLSON: So, it’s been interesting and sad to watch the effect of the
stifling conformity on artists, on people choose to create for living. All
of a sudden, they can’t create, they can only repeat robotically the same
stupid partisan lines. We’re speaking about you, Stephen Colbert.
We have a tape that you’ve got to see, because it’s amazing.
CARLSON: Well, just the other day practically, you got kicked off the
internet for suggesting the coronavirus may have come from a lab a few
hundred feet away that was manipulating coronaviruses. All of a sudden,
it’s conventional wisdom. How conventional wisdom? Well, the most
conventional man in American politics now believes it.
Steven Colbert hosted Jon Stewart the other night. What’s interesting is
not what Stewart said, but how Stephen Colbert reacts to what he said.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
STEPHEN COLBERT, TALK SHOW HOST: There’s a chance that this is created in
a lab, there’s investigation
JON STEWART, COMEDIAN: A chance?
COLBERT: I think there is evidence, I’d love to hear it. I don’t know.
STEWART: There is a novel respiratory Coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China.
What do we do? Oh you know who we could ask the, Wuhan novel respiratory
coronavirus lab. The disease is the same name as the lab.
How did this happen and they’re like? A pangolin kissed a turtle.
STEWART: The only coronavirus we have is in Wuhan where they have a lab
called — what’s the lab called again, Stephen?
COLBERT: The Wuhan novel coronavirus lab.
STEWART: I believe that’s the case.
COLBERT: And how long have you worked for Senator Ron Johnson?
STEWART: Let me tell you something —
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: “How long have you worked for Senator Ron Johnson?” Ooh, what a
brilliant retort. The sad thing is Stephen Colbert was talented, very
talented at one point, but his brain has been so degraded and rotted by
political orthodoxy. But that’s all he can say.
Thousands of his fans are in the same predicament. “Jon Stewart is a
racist,” one Twitter user wrote. Another complained that Jon Stewart,
quote, “Using your time on to bad Colbert to badmouth science was a wasted
Badmouth science. Oh, Mr. Science is offended. The good news is that what
Stewart said is probably true and it’s good for people to hear that. It’s
good for people to watch HBO on Friday, I can’t believe we’re saying that
as well. Watch this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BILL MAHER, TALK SHOW HOST: California, we’re back baby. June 15th. Yes.
Maybe — maybe we can stop this silly distancing and masking [bleep].
MAHER: Tuesday, California lifts its restrictions. Yes.
[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
MAHER: I see not everyone applauding because that’s true. A lot of people
out here, a lot of people everywhere. I don’t understand these people. They
say they’re going to continue to wear masks even after they sound the old
You’re never going to have a 100 percent COVID-free atmosphere. Viruses
always stay. There’s a very — yes, there’s always variants. I can’t
guarantee everything, we just have to live again.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: What’s interesting is that these comedians are following, not
leading. Their job is to tell the truth before anyone else dares to. But
now they’re saying things that have been so obvious for the last year that
they’re finally safe to say them, so I guess we should be happy that people
can sort of tell the truth once in a while on TV.
Also, a little disappointed in their cowardice for waiting this long.
Clay Travis has taken over for Rush Limbaugh on his spot. He and Buck
Sexton, they host “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” and we’re happy to
have him on tonight. Clay, great to see you. So, it does seem like we’re
finally allowed a little bit of air to note a couple of obvious things.
CLAY TRAVIS, HOST, “THE CLAY TRAVIS AND BUCK SEXTON SHOW”: Tucker, first,
thanks for having me. Second, these guys, I think before long, Bill Maher
and Jon Stewart, somebody slipped them a red pill, Tucker, and the next
thing you know, you know, they’re going to start getting accused of being
FOX News viewers because they sound like somebody who has been hearing the
truth for the past year as opposed to marinating in the absurdity that was
the consensus opinion, Tucker.
And here’s what I would like to take as a glimmer of hope. Comedy is
supposed to be about rebellion, it isn’t supposed to be about enforcing the
dogma of the political party that is empowered and finally, we’re starting
to see a little bit of rebellion from Bill Maher and from Jon Stewart, two
smart guys that looked at all of the facts and finally are saying, you know
what, the wool has been pulled over our eyes, it’s time to stand up and
start to puncture the reality of the majority party that is ruling with a
lot of absurdity.
This is the Emperor wears no clothes moment. To me, they definitely feel
red pilled, and I love it.
CARLSON: So, you make such a good point that comedy, art more broadly, is
supposed to be about rebellion. It is raising a middle finger in the face
of the powerful and saying, I’m sorry, I have a special exemption to say
what is absolutely true and everybody knows, and you can’t do anything.
I mean, how shameful is it that we wait a year and a half for someone to
finally do that? I mean, I’ve been timing it this whole time.
TRAVIS: I’ve been waiting for it, Tucker. And I’m cautiously optimistic
here that what is starting to happen is we are seeing a revolution against
the woke universe and that is going to be led, I really believe this, by
creative people, by artists who are going to say, wait a minute, you are
constraining my ability to comment on the larger culture when you look at
every one of my jokes and try to dissect it to see whether or not the
Amherst faculty is happy with the joke that I have told, right?
When all of this constraint occurs, what typically is going to be the
response is a robust, or you know, just absolute embrace of creativity, and
you can’t be creative while being stifled within the bounds of what the
left wing culture is creating. And I think what you’re starting to see from
Jon Stewart and from Bill Maher, Kevin Hart, I don’t know if you saw the
quotes that he had out there about how we can’t do comedy in this current
world — Jerry Seinfeld.
These are not people, these comedians, who are known to be you know
particularly right-wing in nature, but what they embrace is freedom, and I
think Tucker what we’re starting to create here is a world where you’re
either for freedom and free thought, or you’re against it, and comedians by
their nature have to rebel against anyone who is opposed to free thought.
CARLSON: Man, I hope you’re right, Clay Travis, and we spent the last year
with not one thing — not one thing has been created in this country. Not
one thing, only destroyed.
TRAVIS: I know/
CARLSON: And so the minute the creativity starts, I am for it.
TRAVIS: Hey, your show and FOX News in general — your show and FOX News
in general, whether they want to acknowledge it or not, giving these guys
the space to make the arguments that they are making now, even if they
consider FOX News viewers to be a pejorative insult, the reason why they
can do that — let me repeat this, too, Tucker because I think it’s
significant. All those people laughing in the Stephen Colbert audience,
they would have been calling anybody who made the comments that Jon Stewart
did over the past year, a conspiracy theorist, a right-wing zealot, an
imbecile, and now they’re enjoying the humor of the absurdity upon which
CARLSON: You make a good point. That’s a better way to think of it, I
think. Clay Travis, great to see you.
TRAVIS: Thank you, Tucker.
CARLSON: So “The Babylon Bee” started out as pretty funny and then evolved
into the single best satire site on the entire internet. It’s also by the
way, a much more trustworthy news source than say “The New York Times” they
didn’t start a war in Iraq under false pretenses. “The New York Times” is
actually admitting that finally in writing. We will show you the documents,
CARLSON: “The Babylon Bee” is a satire site. It started off pretty funny.
Then, it got genuinely hilarious and incisive because it persisted in
telling the truth. So, of course “The New York Times” hated that.
“The New York Times” recently denounced “The Babylon Bee” as quote, “a far
right misinformation site” that quote, “sometimes traffics in
misinformation under the guise of satire.” No humor allowed. “The Babylon
Bee, to its everlasting credit did not take that sitting down. They
threatened to sue “The New York Times” for saying it.
“The Times’s” lawyers wrote back admitting that actually “The New York
Times” can be a source of disinformation, which it certainly is, and then
this quote, “We’ve removed the reference to ‘The Babylon Bee’ from the
article and appended a correction.”
Wow. Seth Dillon is the man who made that happen, who backed down “The New
York Times” and is the CEO of “The Babylon Bee” and we are honored to have
him join us tonight. Seth, thanks so much for coming on.
I don’t know what happened to your site, how it got so great. It was good.
But then it got like amazing. But I didn’t realize the huevos to go after
“The New York Times” like good for you. Why did you do this?
SETH DILLON, CEO, “THE BABYLON BEE”: Well, first, thank you for having me
on your show and giving me a platform from which to misinform your millions
of viewers, harmfully and maliciously. I really appreciate it — sincerely.
CARLSON: Anytime. That’s what we do.
DILLON: You know, we can’t take this stuff laying down. We actually — as
satirists, we want to joke about this stuff. We want to just poke fun at
“The New York Times.” The problem is, like it or not, “The New York Times”
is considered a reliable source.
So you know, when the social networks are looking to decide who is satire,
who is misinformation, who is fake news?
DILLON: You know, they look to “The New York Times.” The look to “Snopes.”
They look to CNN. And so when they’re making these mischaracterizations
about us, we have to take it seriously and we’ve got to come on and do it,
even though we don’t want to, we want to keep things light, we’ve got to
send demand letters. We’ve got to threaten to sue because otherwise, we’re
going to get mischaracterized and we’re going to get the boot from social
CARLSON: Oh, so it’s not just a question of honor. This is not just a duel
because they insulted you. This is a direct threat to your existence, to
your business model, is what you’re saying?
DILLON: Yes, absolutely. Yes. I mean, we — so we depend on the social
networks for traffic to our site. If we lose the social networks, we lose
our business. So, it’s really a self-preservation thing. Absolutely. It’s
CARLSON: How interesting. I misread this completely. So, this is even more
sinister. So, “The New York Times” by calling you a disinformation site is
in effect threatening to shut you down?
DILLON: Yes, and I think that’s a deliberate strategy. I mean, look, fake
news has been a concern for social networks for the last several years.
They’ve been trying to find ways to fact check, de-platform, and de-
monetize and de-boost people who are spreading fake news on their
And so you know, the legacy media, leftist media is taking advantage of
that. You know, in that last segment, you’re talking about comedy and how
comedians need to be leading the way. We’re one of the few comedians who
are leading the way. We’re not trailing this. We’re out ahead of it.
DILLON: We’re making fun of the things that need to be made fun of. We’re
ridiculing bad ideas. They have it — you know, “The New York Times” has
incredible disdain for us, I would guess by the way they are treating us
and the way they’re handling this because they know better.
On the one hand, it is extremely ironic that they are using misinformation
to smear us as being a source of it. But beyond that, it’s comically
ironic. But beyond that, it’s malicious because they know better.
CARLSON: So really quick, did you guys ever start a war in say, Iraq,
under false pretenses over at “The Babylon Bee”?
DILLON: Did we start what under a war in Iraq under false pretense?
CARLSON: Yes. Oh, sorry. That was “The New York Times.”
DILLON: Like “The New York Times” did?
CARLSON: Yes, yes. Okay. I just want to check. So when you guys do that,
then I guess, we’ll criticize you. In the meantime, congratulations on
running the funniest site in the internet. It’s amazing.
DILLON: Thank you. Thank you.
CARLSON: Seth Dillon, thank you.
DILLON: I appreciate that.
CARLSON: So, Sandy Cortez has chosen who she would like to be the next
mayor of New York and that person we checked is a big fan of defunding the
police because if there is one thing New York City needs, it’s more violent
But what’s amazing is — and we’ve got new photographic evidence to prove
it — Sandy Cortez’s candidate is in fact a hypocrite. We’ve got all the
details for you, just ahead.
CARLSON: Maya Wiley wants to be the next mayor of New York City, replacing
Bill de Blasio. In fact, she has been endorsed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
So, you can imagine that Maya Wiley believes very strongly in defunding the
police. In fact, at a recent debate, Maya Wiley suggested she might disarm
the New York City Police Department.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
QUESTION: Attorney General Tish James is proposing legislation to limit
cops from firing their weapons, use of force as a last resort. Now, some
might ask why not go all the way and take away the guns altogether?
MAYA WILEY (D), NEW YORK CITY MAYORAL CANDIDATE: Look, you know, one of
the things we have to do is acknowledge that the Mayor’s job is safety.
QUESTION: Will you take the guns away from them.
WILEY: And that does mean that we want smart policing. I think we know
that we have a problem with illegal guns coming into this city.
QUESTION: But will you take the guns away from the NYPD?
WILEY: I am not prepared to make that decision in a debate.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
CARLSON: Well, you’ll be surprised by two things. One, she is being funded
by George Soros. She is another Soros shill just like Bill Kristol and all
the rest of the people who say things that clearly aren’t good for America.
Why? Because Soros.
The second thing you might not be shocked to learn, we learn this from “The
Daily Mail” is that Maya Wiley doesn’t really believe in defunding the
police. How do we know this? Because she and her neighbors pay thousands of
dollars every year for their own private police to protect their
neighborhood including Wiley’s $2.75 million home.
Karol Markowicz is a columnist at “The New York Post.” She joins us tonight
to assess. Karol, thanks so much for coming on. It’s kind of amazing that
someone with a straight face would say defund the police, take away their
guns and then pay for her own private police — or should we not be
KAROL MARKOWICZ, COLUMNIST, “NEW YORK POST”: That’s right. You know, I was
on your show last summer and I said the only people who want to defund the
police are rich people. And here we go, Maya Wiley here to prove it.
A rich person who wants to strip poor people of services, who wants to take
away their police department, who wants to take away their gifted education
for their kids while her kids go to gifted education.
Now obviously, she is against school vouchers, even though her kids go to
private school. So, she is one of the typical hypocrites that we have
running in New York City, but Maya Wiley’s candidacy is for people who like
the incompetence of the Bill de Blasio administration, but just don’t think
he is quite Marxist enough.
CARLSON: What’s so interesting, and honestly infuriating is that Maya
Wiley is a rich person, that’s okay. I am, too. She sends her kids to
private schools. She has private security and all the rest, but she poses
as a victim.
How does she get away with that?
MARKOWICZ: That’s right. Well, you know, a friendly media always helps.
But I think that the real thing is that a lot of New York liberals are just
like her. They are also wealthy. They also want to defund the police. And I
guess they have in their minds that they could always hire private
security, just like Maya Wiley.
You know, I saw Bill de Blasio — Mayor Bill de Blasio walking around Park
Slope yesterday. I mean, it was middle of the day, and he wasn’t at work,
but he didn’t have security with him. So, she is really to his left where
she really is do as I say, not as I do.
CARLSON: Shouldn’t there be — and really quick — some kind of law that
requires the people who make our laws to live with the consequences of the
laws they make?
MARKOWICZ: Well, that would be nice, Tucker. I’m not going to count on
Maya Wiley to pass any laws like that, because I think they would be most
harmful to her.
CARLSON: You know, if you’re into equity and diversity and inclusion, you
should not be allowed to go to Aspen or Martha’s Vineyard — ever. You
should be living next to Section 8 — and I’m dead serious.
Karol Markowicz, great person. Good to see you tonight. Thank you.
MARKOWICZ: Thank you so much. Thank you.
CARLSON: That’s it for us tonight. We will be back 8: 00 p.m. every week
night, the show that is the sworn and sincere enemy of lying, pomposity,
smugness and groupthink.
Guess who is next? We have a surprise for you this evening. Sean Hannity is
going to take over the hour from 9: 00 p.m. to 10: 00 p.m. Eastern, the whole
thing. Here he is, ladies and gentlemen.
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