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“You can’t put this monkey back in the cage”: The View’s Whoopi Goldberg Annihilates Tucker Carlson For Shady and Biased Coverage, Calling Insurrectionists as “Sightseers”

Whoopi Goldberg recently discussed the controversy surrounding Tucker Carlson during yesterday’s episode of The View ‌(7 March), drawing parallels between his reporting and George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The attack on the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021, was shown on video on March 6 evening by Fox News host Tucker Carlson. He allegedly argued that it showed “mostly peaceful chaos” rather than a riot or uprising. Even though there was immediate evidence to the contrary, Carlson maintained that Democratic politicians and media outlets had misled the public about the attack. The footage of rioters showed them storming the building’s halls, slamming windows, pushing through police barricades, and threatening lawmakers.

Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson

And now, Whoopi Goldberg claimed on The View’s Tuesday episode that Carlson is borrowing a strategy from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four in his broadcast video from January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. 

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Whoopi Goldberg Slams Tucker Carlson For His Biased Coverage

The View’s episode from Tuesday featured Whoopi Goldberg comparing Tucker Carlson’s Fox News segment to the dystopian novel and, according to her, people witnessed what they were made to see on the screen. “And no matter what, you can’t put this monkey back in the cage.”

For the unheard, Carlson aired a previously unreleased video from the riots on January 6 on his Monday night show while calling “Insurrectionists as “Sightseers.”

On the other hand, Goldberg said, “We all saw the violent Capitol insurrection play out on live TV back on January 6 2021,” to the audience on Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s The View.I don’t think anybody thought it was a TV show, I don’t think anybody was not sure what they were looking at.”

Whoopi Goldberg.
Whoopi Goldberg

She then gave viewers a content warning before a clip of a ‘brutal’ video was broadcast showing the moment when D.C. Police officer, Daniel Hodges was crushed in a standoff with rioters.

As the clip came to a close, both viewers of The View and Goldberg’s fellow co-hosts were heard laughing.

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Tucker Carlson Accused of Airing ‘Offensive And Misleading’ Portrayal Of Capitol Riots

Chief of Capitol Police Thomas Manger allegedly charged Tucker Carlson with portraying the riots in an “offensive and misleading” manner. He even alleged that the show selected the “more calmer moments of our 41,000 hours of video.”

As per reports, speaker Kevin McCarthy was granted access to the video for Carlson’s show. The way Carlson described the riots reportedly angered prominent Republicans as well. According to Senator Mitt Romney, anything that aimed to “normalize that behavior” was risky and repugnant. 

Per American Republican, Marjorie Taylor Green, the footage must make Republicans “recognize the severity and grave nature of the lies that have been told by the Democrats and complicit media.” 

Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson

As per the new details from Tuesday night, Dominion Voting Systems reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit against Fox News. The company that handles electronic voting allegedly accuses the network of spreading unfounded allegations of vote-rigging.

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Additionally, according to the most recent court documents in the case, Carlson allegedly wrote in a text message two days prior to the Capitol riot about his “hatred” for Donald Trump.

Source- The View ; Daily Mail

Siddhika Prajapati
Siddhika Prajapati

Flights of occasional fantasies, strong opinions, encouraging hyperbole, and good grammar are what describe her. Literature Honors Graduate and Post-Graduated in Journalism, she is the Senior Entertainment Writer at Animated Times, who is madly in love with the lights, camera, and action sector. An entertainment enthusiast by day, a dreamer, and occasionally a stargazer by night, she enjoys turning words into tiny yarn balls for poetry that readers might find admirable. You would find her buried under printed fiction who is heavily influenced by dark humor.

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