(FreedomBeacon.com)- If you saw some news reports that claimed Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson just admitted that one of his children took part in the January 6 riot in Washington, D.C., then you’ve been lied to.
Despite multiple outlets wording their headlines in a way that made it look like Carlson’s children were participating in the riots, what actually happened is that one of his children was in the Capitol building at the time the riot began.
Speaking to Steve Krakauer on the “The Fourth Watch Podcast,” Carlson discussed his popular Patriot Purge documentary that offers a more accurate narrative on what happened in D.C. that day. He discussed the presence of federal agents in the crowds and how protesters were literally encouraged by shady characters to enter the building and break the law.
And as he discussed the riot, Carlson said that one of his children was in the building when it happened.
“Well I hate what happened on January 6, you know one of my kids was actually in the building when it had happened, I was on the phone in real time,” he explained.
It appeared to be a reference to his son, Buckley Carlson, who currently works for Rep. Jim Banks’ office.
If that’s the case, then it means his child was working in the building – and not taking part in the riot as so many outlets seemed to imply.
During the podcast he also outlined how blatantly untrue it is to claim that the riot was an “insurrection,” saying that anyone who claims as much is a “liar.”
More than 500 people have been arrested for taking part in the riot so far, with many being dealt heavy-handed sentences and forced to stay in prison for months longer than would typically occur in cases such as these.
An when you compare that to the way the police and the politicians treated extremists who burned down American cities in the name of Antifa and Black Lives Matter last year, it’s hard to have any sympathy for Democrats who claim that there was an “insurrection” on January 6.
It also doesn’t matter how many times Carlson reminds people that he hates what happened that day – the media is going to continue wrongly claiming he supported the insurrection, and journalists probably took joy in wrongly suggesting his child was a participant.
Listen to the podcast here.