Former Fox correspondent says police should stop Tucker Carlson from lying

  • Fox’s former chief political correspondent said law enforcement would have to step in at some point to “stop the lying” that’s coming from places like Fox News and Tucker Carlson.
  • Carl Cameron said Carlson had “shouted fire at a crowded movie theater for years”.
  • “Sooner or later, law enforcement and the US government have to stop lying,” Cameron said.

A former Fox News correspondent suggested Saturday that law enforcement must take action against Fox News and Tucker Carlson to “stop lying.”

Former Fox political correspondent Carl Cameron told CNN’s Jim Acosta that Carlson in particular “has been screaming fire at a crowded movie theater for years.”

“The fact is, if you disturb the peace by starting a riot in a movie theater, you’ll be arrested by the police and you could end up in jail or worse,” Cameron said.

“And this type of stuff absolutely needs to stop, whether it’s antitrust legislation that’s designed to take down and debase people who lie and spread untruths who cause harm and violent, violent hatred – something should be done about it,” he continued away.

Cameron was referring to Carlson’s comments about the alleged Buffalo shooter earlier this week.

As reported by Insider’s Connor Perrett and Kieran Press-Reynolds, police said they found a document belonging to the Buffalo shooting suspect that was riddled with conspiracy theories such as the white nationalist “surrogate theory,” which claims immigration was not through -white people is an attempt to replace the white population in the US.

Carlson echoed that theory in his coverage of the Buffalo shooting, Cameron said, adding that the US government must take action against those who spread and reinforce misinformation.

“The Democrats have to step in,” he said. “The President needs to step up his game and sooner or later law enforcement and the US government need to stop lying because it causes people to die.”

“It’s not just Fox, it’s social media in general,” he added. “It’s on the internet. And we have to remember that a lot of what we read comes from people who aren’t Americans, pretending to be Americans to make it worse.”

When asked for comment, a Fox News Insider spokesperson referred to various on-air comments by Carlson denouncing political violence.

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