Panel on ‘The View’ calls on DOJ to probe Tucker Carlson on Putin’s rhetoric

ABC’s ‘The View’ co-hosts slammed Fox News pundit on Monday Tucker-CarlsonTucker CarlsonSpring could revive Joe Biden’s presidency McCarthy breaks with Trump over Putin: Russian leader ‘unwise’, Fox News ‘genius’ Griffin hits headlines with Russian-Ukrainian coverage MORE for a number of comments he has made in recent weeks about the Russian president Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich PutinGas prices hit a new high of 0.43 a gallon, up 79 cents in two weeks Russian prosecutors warn Western companies over arrests and asset seizures Five key developments in the invasion of Ukraine by Russia MORE and suggested that the host be investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) about them.

“I think the DOJ, in the same way that sets up a task force to investigate [Russian] oligarchs, should look into Russian propagandists and Putin’s shillings,” the host said. Ana NavarreAna Violeta NavarroJoy Behar on Graham’s statement: ‘You don’t think Putin could use this as propaganda?’ The memo: Stacey Abrams faces growing fury over maskless photo Bill Maher defends Whoopi Goldberg, says it ‘shouldn’t be cancelled’ MORE noted. “If you are a foreign asset to a dictator, that should be investigated.”

Several of the show’s co-hosts expressed agreement as Navarro spoke.

Navarro’s claim came amid discussion of an article in Mother Jones this week describing an allegedly leaked Kremlin memo and suggesting that it is “essential to use fragments of broadcasts by popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson” as part of his propaganda efforts during the invasion of Ukraine.

Carlson, Fox’s top-rated host, drew widespread criticism in the United States for his comments about Putin and the war in Ukraine, in which he asked why Americans should care about the conflict and described it as a “border dispute”.

The explosive host suggested to his viewers that Democrats and media personalities tell the American people that they should hate Putin and support war with Russia.

“Has Putin ever called me a racist? Did he threaten to fire me for disagreeing with him? two years?” Carlson asked during a recent episode of his popular prime-time show.

Other controversial figures like the former rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardBiden and Trump both lose in Ukraine debacle (D-Hawaii), who made several appearances on Carlson’s show to talk about various topics, falsely suggested that Ukraine was manufacturing chemical and biological weapons. US officials say Russian propagandists used the theory as a pretext for a potential attack.

“The View” panelists compared Gabbard’s recent comments to Carlson’s rhetoric on Putin and chastised them for aiding the Kremlin’s efforts.

“I hate that we even talk about it. I’m like, who is this woman? She’s not in Congress anymore… the fact that we’re giving her oxygen is what makes her relevant,” Navarro said of Gabbard. “On the other hand, how can you not denounce something that repeats false Russian propaganda and has been overthrown?”

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi GoldbergJoy Behar falls during view opener Whoopi Goldberg calls out ‘little girl’ Boebert for Biden’s interruption Joy Behar: Trump’s support for Russia is about ‘white supremacy’ MOREanother host, chimed in, saying, “They used to arrest people for doing things like that.”

“If they thought you were colluding with a Russian agent, if they thought you were leaking information…they were investigating things like this,” Goldberg said. “I guess now it seems like there are no more bars and people aren’t being told to hate Putin, Putin doesn’t need a reason to be hated…it’s to pretty much clear.”

Navarro suggested Fox’s board should ‘step in’, calling the former Republican president Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWyoming Legislature kills cross-voting ban despite Trump McConnell backing to meet Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Wednesday Paul Ryan praises Biden’s SCOTUS pick: ‘Incredibly happy for Ketanji’ MORE (Wis.) by name. Ryan joined Fox Corp’s board of directors. in 2019.

“They call themselves patriots,” she said. “It’s not enough to show flags over Ukraine. There’s a bunch of people on this forum… who I wish would step in and say we can’t be Russian state TV. At least not every hour.”

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