So, it Begins … The Narrative of Tucker Carlson as a Traitor! By Richard Miller (London)
During the Tucker Carlson-Vladimir Putin interview, Putin claimed that Boris Johnson, then UK prime minister, torpedoed a Ukraine peace deal that had been hammered out, convincing the Ukraine president, Volodymyr Zelensky not to accept it. And war continues. Johnson has denied that this event happened, but it either did or did not, and there may be independent evidence out there if one know where to look. But for good measure, Boris Johnson has labelled Tucker Carlson as a "traitor" just for interviewing Putin.
That seems irrational. How exactly is it an act of "treason" to get a world leader to speak? Why should the views of Putin not be heard? If his position is so evil, and false it should not be difficult to discredit what he has said by factual arguments. But, we have not seen this from the likes of Boris Johnson and Hillary Clinton clones,' only personal attacks. This does not breed confidence in their political position, and why we should risk nuclear annihilation for the most corrupt country in Europe, the Ukraine? But, in time, just prior to the apocalypse, they may choose to tell us, so we wait in anticipation.
"Around the world, people are watching that ludicrous interview with Vladimir Putin conducted by Tucker Carlson, and we must not fall for this tissue of lies above all for the notion that Putin is somehow fated to succeed in Ukraine. On the contrary, he is doomed to failure," Johnson said in a video posted by the Daily Mail.
Carlson, a former pundit at Fox News, was pulled off the air by the network last year and has since launched his own media company and program on X, formerly known as Twitter. He announced Tuesday he would interview Putin, the first time a member of the Western media interviewed the Russian leader since he invaded Ukraine nearly two years ago.
Johnson, in a Daily Mail op-ed Friday, criticized Carlson's interviewing, saying he was "fawning, guffawing" and had "slack-jawed happiness at having a 'scoop.'" The former prime minister said he "betrayed" viewers around the world.
"He didn't ask tough questions. He didn't ask Putin why even now he is using the most brutal means of modern warfare to maim and murder innocent Ukrainian civilians," Johnson wrote.
Instead, Carlson acted like a fan of Putin and "boneheadedly" accepted Putin's "mixture of semi-masticated Wikipedia and outright falsehood," Johnson argued.
During the two-hour interview, Putin said he was open to negotiating with the U.S. over the war in Ukraine, but he spent much of his airtime talking about history and repeating talking points to justify his decisions.
Johnson criticized Carlson for not holding up the efforts that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has made since Russia began its attacks.
"Not since George Galloway went to Baghdad and hailed the indefatigability of Saddam Hussein have we seen such a display of bum-sucking servility to a tyrant," Johnston argued, adding that Carlson was "just the medium, the sewer, the hose" for Putin to spread his message to America.
The former U.K. leader said he prays "that the people of the U.S. are able to see through last night's unholy charade of an interview." He also addressed the members of Congress who are blocking aid from being sent to Ukraine and said "for God's sake, remember who you are."