Fox News is not officially commenting on the record, but it seems the right-wing talk network is quietly trying to distance itself from Tucker Carlson’s 1/6 trutherism.
That’s the takeaway from this story by Daily Dot‘s David Covucci. He wrote on Friday that after his outlet published a story on Carlson’s 1/6 special series, titled “Patriot Purge,” the Fox News PR department reached out.
So what was the request from the unnamed spokesperson? According to Covucci, it read as follows: “Can you please add so it’s clear that these new episodes are for FOX Nation? The subscription based streaming platform that is behind a paywall. I don’t see that noted anywhere in the piece. Tucker Carlson Originals is not for the channel.”
Read the full article. Fox PR also requested that their request for “clarification” be off the record and therefore not attributed to them. Obviously, that backfired.
Fox News wants you to know it is not part of Tucker Carlson’s ‘Patriot Purge’ Jan. 6 documentary.https://t.co/MygDLl6kPo
— David Covucci (@DavidCovucci) October 29, 2021