Tucker Carlson Claims WaPo Report on Canadian Trucker Vax Protest Donations Is ‘Incitement to Violence’
Tucker Carlson claimed that a report naming Americans donating to anti-vaccination authorization truckers in Canada was “not journalism,” but “inciting violence.”
The Fox News host has mock Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his handling of the protests and Wednesday night was no different. This time, Carlson also targeted an area of investigative journalism by The Washington Post shed light on the sources of funding for the protests.
“Of course, Trudeau’s allies in the media have been very busy helping him. They harassed anyone who dared to donate to truckers,” Carlson asserted.
On Tuesday, Post revealed some Americans who has made a financial contribution to the cause, thanks to hacked data from GiveSendGo made available to journalists by a non-profit leak publisher that is distributed non-confidentially. According to the report, just over half of the nearly $9 million in donations came from Canadian residents, while 42 percent came from the US. The highest number of donations also came from Americans.
“You can imagine?” Carlson asked. “It’s not journalism. It was an incitement to violence, among other things. ” Carlson doesn’t explain exactly how the report responds to a high level of incitement to violence. Perhaps this is one of those cases where viewers shouldn’t take him seriously, as his lawyers have succeeded. argue in court.
Carlson then mentioned a story on February 15 in Citizens of Ottawa that name A coffee shop owner gave $250 to the cause. “Now that owner is receiving threats and has had to close his business,” says Carlson. But what Carlson didn’t mention was that the owner’s name was circulating on Twitter, and it was this that led to threats to force her to close the store — not Citizens of Ottawa posts. Carlson has stated how the article constitutes “harassment”, especially when the cafe owner is willing to speak to a reporter. (Carlson also misspelled the reporter’s name.)
Similarly, sponsors named in Washington Post Articles respond to emails from reporters, current or former government employees, or well-known individuals. For example, Nancy Vasa, of Oregon, wrote, “I believe we are falling off the cliff for communism and those who are standing up may be our last chance to appeal to the American people. fight for our liberties.” She added that she believes “the vaccine mission is part of a Big Pharma mass murder.”