WATCH: Tucker Carlson Claims That He Tries Not to Lie on Air
Tucker Carlson is not a journalist. That’s not my opinion, that it the opinion of his employer. During a recent deposition, the network’s lawyers argued that the Fox personality is actually an entertainer.
The judge in the case, Mary Kay Vyskocil, surmised, “Fox persuasively argues, that given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ about the statement he makes.”
The anchor, though believes that he has a sterling reputation. During a recent podcast interview with David Rubin, Carlson claimed that he always tries to tell the truth. The Fox host explained:
“I lie. I really try not to. I try never to lie on TV. I just don’t — I don’t like lying. I certainly do it, you know, out of weakness or whatever. But to systematically lie like that without asking yourself why am I doing this? So if these people ask themselves why am I doing this? And they say, well, I want to protect the system because I really believe in the system. Ok, who’s running the system? You’re lying to defend Jeff Bezos? Like, you’re treating Bill Gates like some sort of moral leader, like, are you kidding me? How dare you do that!”
Watch a clip of the comments below, starting at around 35:40: