Tucker Carlson Made A Head-Turning January 6 Revelation About His Son

Tucker Carlson is seeking to tell the real story, as he sees it, behind what actually happened on January 6 with the release of his docuseries "Patriot Purge," streaming on Fox News' subscription-only platform, Fox Nation. As Vanity Fair notes, following a damning Washington Post investigation into the events of the day, which revealed the FBI and other law enforcement agencies had received numerous tips about what was about to happen but failed to take adequate action regardless, Carlson railed that they were attempting to discredit his findings. The Fox News personality believes the deadly Capitol attack was a "false flag" operation brainstormed by federal officials to target Trump fans.

During a "Fox & Friends" appearance, Carlson argued, "The idea that The Washington Post spent 75 reporters' time rebutting [the 'Patriot Purge'] trailer tells you they don't want you to know what actually happened — they're hysterical. Ask yourself, why are they hysterical?" When co-host Brian Kilmeade suggested the FBI might have been actively working towards the riot happening, Carlson revealed there were actually FBI agents amongst the insurrectionists. Confirming "Patriot Purge" is "rock solid factually," Carlson explained, "it's totally not only defensible, but we believe [it] portrays the events in the correct light." 

In the series, Carlson compares the Washington elite pushing "the Iraq war under false pretenses" to the same people "now pushing the lie of a domestic white-terror army." Given the Fox News host's latest revelation about his own son, it's surprising he's taken such a definitive stance. 

Tucker Carlson got a real-time account of the insurrection

The Independent reports Tucker Carlson's own son, who currently works at the House of Representatives, was present in Congress when the devastating Capitol riot took place. The Fox News host acknowledged on Steve Krakauer's podcast he "hated what happened on January 6" because Carlson was speaking to son Buckley on the phone at the time. The insurrection took the lives of at least five people, while 100 police officers were injured in the line of duty. It's the deadliest attack on the Capitol building in history.

Promoting "Patriot Purge," which downplays the events of that day and pushes widely debunked conspiracy theories about who was truly at fault, Carlson reasoned, "People got all wound up, I get it. Some of [the rioters] misbehaved, I am not gonna defend that, but it has been used like so many events throughout history as a pretext for something else." The Fox News host added, "So they lie about what actually happened, they repeat the lie with maximum aggression, and over time, that lie solidifies into the common understanding of what happened." 

Carlson's series has been heavily criticized for perpetuating the idea that the deadly riot was orchestrated by left-wing activists. It's worth noting even Carlson's own employers appear to be distancing themselves from the project. After the Daily Dot ran a story about it, Fox News requested a clarification that "Patriot Purge" is only available on Fox Nation, rather than the regular channel.