A QAnon show host said Fox News prime-time star Tucker Carlson had “brought a lot of great, great attention” to the conspiracy theory.
Carlson has repeatedly mocked concerns about and downplayed the impact of QAnon from his perch at Fox News, calling it a “forbidden idea,” falsely suggesting QAnon supporters have not been tied to any violence, and saying, “We spent all day trying to locate the famous QAnon, which, in the end, we learned is not even a website. If it's out there, we could not find it.” Yet Carlson privately texted with someone who wrote that “the Q movement is sincerely dangerous” and Carlson responded that QAnon supporters are driven by “misdirected religious impulses.”
Jeffrey Pedersen and Shannon Townsend — known as the co-hosts “intheMatrixxx” and “ShadyGrooove” of the QAnon-supporting online show, MatrixxxGroove Show — appeared on another QAnon-supporting online program, The B2T Show. On the program, Pedersen said Carlson was “doing us a great service” and was “as brave as he can get on the platform that he’s on.” Townsend concurred, saying Carlson had “brought a lot of great, great attention to our movement” and that “there’s nobody that said ‘QAnon’ on his show more than Tucker Carlson.”
Other QAnon influencers have previously praised Carlson for “probably standing up the most for our movement than anyone in the MSM [mainstream media] right now.”