VOLODYMYR ZELINSKYY: Thanks but no Thanks Tucker Carlson & Lara Logan!
The Tucker Carlson Counter-Intelligence Operation Exposed!
In its March 21st broadcast, Tucker Carlson’s monologue consisted of talking points apparently distributed by RT (Russian TV-Kremlin media), details you’ll see below. The narrative: ‘Ukraine is undemocratic. The president of Ukraine, the extremely scary-looking Volodymyr Zelinskyy, shut down opposition parties and media. Make no mistake, Tucker warned, Ukraine is a dictatorship.’
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): “If you subvert the meaning of a word as fundamental as "democracy," maybe you can tamper with the way we live here in the United States, just spitballing for a second. So Ukraine, to be technical, is not a democracy. Democracies don't arrest political opponents and they don't shut down opposition media, both of which Ukraine has done. And by the way, Ukraine is a pure client state of the United States State Department ….just don't tell us it's democracy…”
Tucker reveals a long history of pro-Russia punditry - November 25, 2019:
“RICHARD GOODSTEIN: Because people are dying on the front lines. You think it's a joke…
CARLSON: Why do I care? Why do I care what's going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?
GOODSTEIN: Because - I'll tell you why -
CARLSON: And I'm serious. Like, why do I care? And why shouldn't I root for Russia? Which I am!”
Meanwhile, Sergey Lavrov, the Kermlin’s foreign minister, praised Tucker’s “coverage” of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Tucker is hardly alone. Noises from certain media on the Moscow Train consistently object to Ukrainian self-defense. One urged for Zelenskyy to sell off his homes before he demanded military aid to finance his aggression against Russia. The author made a figurative oligarch out of this man whose yearly presidential salary is $14,000, including tips, and whose net worth is $1 million. (See the comment section on the Pandora Papers that failed to connect Zilinskyy to any corruption.) His pay as a former comedian of a hit Ukrainian TV series could not possibly feed a middle class family in Arkansas. Never mind. If he made some wealth as a co-producer from his work - typically many entertainers do - and legally protected his legitimately-made wealth, good for him. That’s what capitalists do - and what smart people should do.
For one who makes tens of millions as a FOX host, Tucker’s nightmare beyond the immense benefit of that $14,000 salary bestowed on Volodymyr, is the frightening appearance of that monster pictured HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.
Hardly adverse to harnessing Russia apologists to promote his counter-intel agitation-propaganda operations in behalf of Russia, Tucker offers us a once brave-and-credible journalist-turned-Born Again Conspiracist:
“Twitter accounts run by the Russian government are amplifying Lara Logan’s latest controversial comments….(denied) that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a disaster for Russian President Vladimir Putin….suggest(ed) Ukraine’s entire military had been taken over by Nazis, said Russia was “not struggling” with its war and tried to link Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy previous career in the entertainment industry to the occult…”
“While Logan’s comments were widely decried… they were seized on by Russia as propaganda ― with Alexander Alimov, Russia’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, and its embassies sharing them online…”
WARNING: some readers trying to access RT, RUSSIA TODAY https://www.rt.com/ may get only this message:
403 - Forbidden . That’s an error.
Client does not have access rights to the content so server is rejecting to give proper response. That’s all we know.
To bypass Google’s and government censorship use a VPN - virtual private network.
RT’s editorial comes right out of the FSB’s (Russia’s CIA) playbook. These are the exact scare tactics and narratives parroted verbatim by Carlson:
Highlighting Russia’s strategy to blackmail NATO members, this time against a tiny, landlocked, relatively poor Hungary’s unfortunate dependence on Russian energy, RT’s scare tactics come undone:
RT continues scaring the US consumer already hammered by Joe Biden’s wrongheaded energy policies, eliminating gas exploration from which fertilizer is made.
As it were, food production need fertilizers, and Joe Biden and Democrats will be responsible for global starvation.
After having profited from Hillary Clinton’s sale of America’s uranium to Russia:
While Carlson defamed Ukraine’s parliamentary democracy, martial law edict during war, and objecting to the “despot” Zelenskyy shutting down socialist - pro-Russia parties and their media…
Carlson failed to disclose…
Governments in fact have legitimate reasons to invoke martial law, as they had in the UK, and to shut off the propaganda of their enemies.
More important is what Tucker didn’t explain.
The reasons for Zelenskyy’s fiat.
GEORGE FRIEDMAN’S STRATFOR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES:
“The recent circulation of a forged video depicting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky exposes the dangers of threat actors exploiting deepfakes and other forms of AI-generated audiovisual content in a variety of different attacks, including influence campaigns, extortion and identity theft. On March 16, Meta (the U.S.-based social media company formerly known as Facebook) and YouTube removed from their platforms a video of Zelensky purportedly calling on Ukrainians to ''lay down'' their arms after realizing that the video was a so-called ''deepfake,'' Engadget reported the same day. Deepfake videos and other forms of synthetic media use artificial intelligence algorithms to generate media, including audio, images and video. The term ''deepfake'' is typically used to describe content generated with the purpose of misleading audiences and depicting events that have not happened…”
“Friedman was born in Budapest, Hungary to Jewish parents who survived the Holocaust. His family fled Hungary when he was a child to escape the Communist regime as refugees… Friedman's reputation as a forecaster of geopolitical events led The New York Times magazine to comment, in a profile, "There is a temptation, when you are around George Friedman, to treat him like a Magic 8-Ball” - GEORGE FRIEDMAN WIKIPEDIA
In other words, seditious Ukrainian media tied to the socialists whom Zelinskyy censored at a time of war, broadcast an AI-generated fake Zelenskyy surrender video to demoralize Ukraine’s fighters.
That Tucker has amassed a now-documented record having supported the anti-Zelenskyy Russia-backed counterintelligence operation, with talking points potentially directed by the Kremlin, should surprise no one. Certainly not after the Kremlin’s foreign minister, UN ambassador, as well as other top military brass, recommended for Russians to increase Tucker’s ratings by watching FOX at 9 PM, CST.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Not Bret Baier, Brian Kilmead, not the Hungarian-born Steve Hilton, not Steve Doocy, Sean Hannity, Harris Faulkner, Jeanine Pirro, not any of the others, swallow Tucker’s Russified spin…
Mark Levin - who is factually the brightest bulb on the block - would laugh Tucker back to the Russian Tea Room on 57th Street, a few blocks from FOX’s studios, where he can dine with his handlers. The restaurant, incidentally, is near 9 East 91st Street, the Consulate of the Russian Federation.
Not a single FOX host boarded the Tucker Train.
Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia, Alexander Alimov, UN Russia’s representative, neocon haters Laura Logan, Tulsi Gabbard, Doug MacGregor, Tucker Carlson’s other guests, and Vladimir Putin.
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