CNN's John King: Tucker Carlson “is lying and deceiving his own loyal viewers”

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Citation From the March 7, 2023, edition of CNN's Inside Politics with John King

JOHN KING (CNN ANCHOR): Some January 6 facts to weigh alongside Tucker Carlson's new January 6 fantasy: The justice department says 1,000 people are facing federal or local charges. Nearly one-third of them are charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or capitol employees that day. 140 police officers were assaulted when the pro-Trump mob stormed the capitol that day. Your eyes did not lie when you saw the windows smashed and the barriers breached. Your ears did not deceive you, 'hang Mike Pence' and 'find Nancy' were among the outrages we all heard chanted during the assault. But Tucker Carlson now is lying and deceiving his own loyal viewers. Speaker McCarthy, you remember, gave the Fox host exclusive access to thousands of hours of footage. 


Now, remember, the man you just saw there helped Donald Trump lie that the 2020 election was stolen. He now wants you to believe the anger and the violence we all saw that day was the exception. 


SARA MURRAY (CORRESPONDENT): Tucker Carlson is trying to whitewash what happened on January 6. He sort of went through, he cherry-picked the moments in this video where they were not showing the violence that was unfolding, it was not showing rioters who were attacking police, it was not showing the moments that Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the next day, was being teargassed and then trying to recover from being attacked by rioters. He chose not to play those moments, he chose to play some of these moments of relative calm.