Joy Reid lashes out over Tucker’s 1/6 ‘fake-u-mentary’: ‘Greatest threat to our democracy’


For the second time this week, Joy Reid slammed Tucker Carlson for what she called his upcoming “fake-umentary” about January 6 and argued that Fox News is “undermining democracy here and around the world.”

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“Arguably the greatest threat to our democracy continues in its quest to rot this country out from the inside,” Reid said Friday on her MSNBC namesake show “The ReidOut.”

“No, no. Not the Republican Party this time. I’m talking about Fox News. Tuckums Carlson, the new prep school Alex Jones is defending his January 6th fake-u-mentary,” she continued.

Carlson’s upcoming documentary has received significant backlash from the left and this was Reid’s second swipe at Carlson this week alone. Earlier in the week, she laid into the Fox News host, drawing a similar comparison between him and alternative media personality Alex Jones claiming that the Republican Party is taking aim at “every civic and cultural institution” and even “democracy itself.”

Reid continued her latest rang by lashing out at the popular conservative host, calling him a “frozen food scion” as his family has ties to Swanson Enterprises, before she turned her tongue lashing to the network as a whole, complaining that Fox News was giving a “nightly platform to our most prominent white nationalist.”

She continued by railing on The Wall Street Journal and its editorial page after it published a letter to the editor from former President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

“It’s also the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal and its editorial page publishing Mango Mussolini’s unhinged letter, again vomiting out the Big Lie and then saying, ‘It’s news, even if it’s vomited up bananas.”

Her outrage at a publication running a letter from the former leader of the free world continued as she claimed the Wall Street Journal was “now just Facebook, giving space to some deranged Florida retiree’s rant because they can.”

Reid then asserted that Australian-born Rupert Murdoch and his family were “undermining democracy here and around the world.”

She attempted to support this claim with a clip from the former prime minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, where he explained that Fox News “does not operate as a conventional news or journalistic operation any longer.

“Its influence in the United States and Britain and all of the countries where it can be found is now utterly partisan. What Murdoch has delivered largely through Fox News and the United States is exactly what Vladimir Putin wanted to achieve with his disinformation campaigns. Turning one part of America against another,” Turnball said. “What they have created is a market for crazy.”

But Australia hasn’t exactly been the epicenter of freedom and democracy during the pandemic. But Reid might not know that as the media has largely ignored the disturbing images, videos, and headlines coming out of the land down under.


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