Tucker Carlson: Non-Fox media outlets are “fascist” and “a threat to the country”

Fox host Laura Ingraham agrees, citing news coverage of President Donald Trump

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Citation From the November 7, 2019, edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): We've seen this developing over some period of time, where the networks aren't -- they're not digging for information that we can all use and examine for ourselves, they are digging for a point of view, and they're trying to outdo one another, in this case, whether it's anti-Trump, or -- 

TUCKER CARLSON (FOX NEWS HOST): So, when I was a kid -- and my dad worked in the media, so I felt like I had a front-row seat to a lot of this stuff -- the networks and the media were liberal, I mean there were liberals working in a liberal business, kind of toeing a liberal line, the Democratic Party line. And that was annoying, and I think it had a bad effect on the country. That's not exactly what's happening now. Now what you're seeing is a kind of a ruthless suppression of anybody who challenges the interests of the ruling class. Now you kind of see the media operating as a sort of praetorian guard for, like, finance -- do you know you what I mean? Like, standing up on behalf of private equity chieftains and hurting anyone who asks questions. And that's the point at which you think, well this is actually scary, this needs to be destroyed. Like, I have always felt sad whenever a media business goes under, because I so believe in the basic mission of media, which is hold-- 

INGRAHAM: Right, local reporting.

CARLSON: Yeah, hold the powerful to account, they really need it. That's why I love working at Fox, because we actually do it -- you know, imperfectly, but we do it. 


CARLSON: They are on the other side. I'm not saying they're liberal, they're not liberal at all. There's nothing liberal about this, it's fascist. And they're on the side of the powerful, making sure that nobody questions the powerful. And at that point, you know, I think they're really a threat to the country, I mean that.

INGRAHAM: And in no story, I think, is it more obvious than -- well, two stories, the way they've covered this president, and you see when you see when NBC got that Access Hollywood tape -- 

CARLSON: Exactly.

INGRAHAM: They never explain how The Washington Post, or why it suddenly ended up with The Washington Post. It was leaked to The Washington Post, they went with the story.