“Facts Don’t Lie, Fox News Does” — Watch Lincoln Project’s Newest Ad Slam Tucker Carlson
In a new ad, the Lincoln Project juxtaposes clips of Fox News host Tucker Carlson with clips of a Capitol police officer contradicting him. The facts don’t lie, the group says, but “Fox News does.”
ABC spoke with Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn about his experience on January 6th. His entire story is a contradiction to ongoing commentary by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has claimed there’s no evidence that the attackers were white supremacist, denied that it was an armed insurrection attempt, and otherwise downplayed the attack or attempted to distance Trump supporters from it.
The Lincoln Project used these contradictions in a new ad to call out Carlson on false statements about the attack. Watch below.
The facts don't lie, Fox News does. pic.twitter.com/XryX0HEpsi
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) February 25, 2021
According to Politifact, Tucker’s lie attempting to distance white supremacists from the attack came on February 22nd, and was in outraged response to Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland’s promise at his confirmation hearing that he would prosecute white supremacists (“and others”) involved in the Capitol attack.
Merrick Garland: "If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6, a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy." pic.twitter.com/56o2l3wwLp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 22, 2021
It’s not clear how Carlson can feel confident in an assessment about whether white supremacists were involved in the attack, since his previous commentary has included calling their very existence a hoax, and, as reported by the Daily Beast, demanding that someone explain to him exactly what a white supremacist is.
The Lincoln Project has primarily focused on political candidates, with a pledge to “defeat Trump and Trumpism.” However, they’ve also spent some time and effort on Donald Trump’s enablers, including Rudy Giuliani, Jared Kusner and Ivanka Trump, and former Attorney General Bill Barr.