“Thank you, Mr President,” Carlson cooed at the end, and went away with … almost nothing.

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Feb 09, 2024, 20:04


Feb 09, 2024, 20:13

Did you watch the whole thing? I haven't yet...

Feb 09, 2024, 20:40

No but I'll watch extracts ....................

Feb 09, 2024, 20:53


Feb 09, 2024, 20:57


Feb 09, 2024, 21:17


Tucker Carlson interview: Fact-checking Putin's 'nonsense' history

By Ido Vock for the BBC

US talk show host Tucker Carlson's interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin began with a rambling half-hour lecture on the history of Russia and Ukraine.

Carlson, frequently appearing bemused, listened as Putin expounded at length about the origins of Russian statehood in the ninth century, Ukraine as an artificial state and Polish collaboration with Hitler..............................................

Feb 09, 2024, 21:24


Russian Memes Celebrate ‘Tucker Carlson Day’ After Putin Interview

In what appears to mark a new era of Russian disinformation, state-run media, Kremlin-backed social accounts, and Telegram channels are hailing Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin as a massive victory.

Russians have reacted ecstatically online to the two-hour interview.............................

Feb 09, 2024, 21:32


5 lies and 1 truth from Putin's interview with Tucker Carlson

How much — if any — of what Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his interview with Tucker Carlson can we believe?

Putin, after all, struggles to recall his last conversation with his counterpart in the United States, President Joe Biden — yet can cite Russian history from 400 years ago with precision.

Feb 10, 2024, 03:27

Ja, but Biden looks like a man who is 400 years  old. Putin has a mental block about recent history…only in his nightmares could he have dreamt that he would still be fighting the brave Ukrainians 2 years after his first move.

Feb 10, 2024, 03:54

The above comments are mainly from braindeath caused by propaganda brainwashing.   Mozart in particular suffer form Bidenitis - in other words trying to improve his image by inventing  imaginative things that never happened - not knowing anything real anymore.    

Putin is already in his 70-ties but mentally sound - Mozart is approaching 80 and seems to be on the verge where reality is totally lost similar as the case is with Biden.   Have you had any cebt conversations with the dead - Mozart?

By the way I now find out what the Wall Street Journal is about in their radical campaign against Russia,   Their journalist was arrested in Ekaterinburg - a city in the Ural trying to bribe officials to give him info on Russian armament production  in the vicinity and the idiot was arrested on that basis.    Russia does not want $6,7 billion for his release similar to the Biden approved in the case of Iran - so why the delay in negotiations to get the release the spying idiot journalist?.  Ask Biden and his puppet-masters about that one.  .         


Feb 10, 2024, 06:06

ouMaaik, I've used ChatGPT, but alas, they they can't find any discernible difference between your rhetorical analysis or RTnews' .

Feb 10, 2024, 08:57

."..went away with almost nothing" 

What nonsense...this was the interview of the century so far...only 24 years in, but it's gonna take some beating.

Feb 10, 2024, 23:25

this was the interview of the century so far...only 24 years in, but it's gonna take some beating.

Twas indeed for Russians & their fascist Zbots worldwide....................

Feb 10, 2024, 23:57

Interview of the century? How?

Feb 11, 2024, 00:21


Tucker Carlson’s Putin interview wasn’t journalism. It was sycophancy

The Russian president was waiting for the right stooge. With Carlson, he got just that

Fri 9 Feb 2024 17.30 GMT

  • The former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s much touted sit-down with Vladimir Putin was many things.

    It was damaging to global democracy, giving ammunition to the craven congressional Republicans who want to do Putin’s bidding by denying aid to Ukraine. It was boring, particularly given the Russian president’s long discourse, early in the two-hour slog, on his version of the history of the region.

  • And it was a priceless propaganda gift, helping Putin in every possible way with his messaging – internally in Russia, and externally to the world – about Ukraine. That started with Carlson’s introductory video message, recorded after the interview, urging his viewers on X (formerly Twitter) to see Putin above all as “sincere”.

    But here’s what the interview was not. It was not journalism, despite being a rare chance for a western media figure to question the Russian leader.

    Even Carlson’s question – toward the end of the excruciatingly long session – about the imprisoned Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich wasn’t really a gesture of journalistic solidarity or a nod to democratic ideals about a free press.

    Instead, it was decency theater, poorly performed.

  • Sucking up to Putin at every turn, Carlson described Gershkovich – an accomplished and respected American reporter in his 30s – as a “kid” and even suggesting that he may have done something illegal that justified his arrest almost a year ago.

    Gershkovich’s colleagues at the Wall Street Journal were appropriately appalled. Ted Mann, a Journal reporter, tweeted that it was “disgraceful” of Carlson to suggest he’d broken the law, and the Journal issued a statement that made their position clear: “Evan is a journalist and journalism is not a crime. Any portrayal to the contrary is total fiction.”

    A personal note: Gershkovich was my editorial assistant in 2015 when I was the New York Times public editor; even then, when he really was a kid in his early 20s, he was diligent, honest and a journalist at heart; I’m sickened by how he’s been treated.

  • I’m sure that Carlson would love to help bring Gershkovich home, as he suggested – think of the publicity – but Putin didn’t bite. He insisted that the Journal reporter was “caught red-handed when he was secretly getting confidential information”. That sounds a lot like reporting; and there’s no reason to think Gershkovich was a pipeline to the government.

    But Putin clearly wants a swap for Vadim Krasikov, an FSB assassin serving a life sentence in Germany for killing a Georgian military officer in Berlin in 2019. After all, state-approved assassins must be looked after; that’s crucial messaging, too, if you want that work to continue.

  • Nor did Carlson say a word about Alsu Kurmasheva, an editor with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty who has been in Russian custody since October. Russia claims she failed to register as a foreign agent. And, of course, Carlson made no mention of the nearly two dozen journalists who have been killed in Russia since Putin came to power, with little or no legal accountability for the perpetrators.

    No, even Carlson’s nod to journalism proved that he doesn’t really care about anything but his own faded relevancy and getting his career back on track.

  • Did the sit-down with Putin serve that purpose? It certainly gave Carlson renewed visibility and ego gratification, so let’s call that a win for the smarmiest guy in American media.

    But the benefit to Carlson pales in comparison to what Putin got. As NPR’s David Folkenflik noted: “Russian media has fawned over Carlson this week, giving his comings and goings in Moscow a treatment akin to US media’s coverage of Taylor Swift.” The interview has circulated widely in Russia – and why not?

    So Carlson’s interests were served, as were Putin’s.

    As for the truth, not so much. But really, no surprise there. Cast your mind back to last April when Fox abruptly dumped their rainmaker and ratings star.

    The reasons were never completely clear. But they surely had something to do with the huge settlement – $787m – that Fox had just paid to Dominion Voting Systems after the network circulated lies about the 2020 election and that company’s supposed role.

    Carlson has never been a stickler for the truth, as he proved in the run-up to this interview, when he claimed that he was the only western media figure who cared enough to get Putin on the record.

    That’s absurd. Many American reporters have tried unsuccessfully to sit down with Putin, especially since the invasion of Ukraine.

    But the Russian president was waiting for the right stooge. With Carlson, he got just that.

  • It certainly gave Carlson renewed visibility and ego gratification, so let’s call that a win for the smarmiest guy in American media.
  • Feb 11, 2024, 06:16

    So the interview was wrong because it gave Putin a platform for propagabda?..as if he hasn't already....

    what else?

    it wasn't treason on Tucker's part, that's emotional nonsense.from the haters....he didn't collude or conspire with Putin, he asked him a few questions...maybe because he didn't yell and tantrum when he got answers he didn't like ...like the clowns at the Whitehouse press briefings with Trump, he's not considered a journalist. 

    Feb 11, 2024, 16:39

    The ‘haters’…..nothing funnier when the right wing adopts the language of the left. A responsible journalist would first have asked himself and also the State department if the interview was advisable.

    But of course it wasn’t. You can’t interview the enemy of a country you are supporting in a war….not unless you have the support of that ally and you are willing to ask really tough questions.

    Failing that your country is funding the fight and you are undermining those tax payer dollars by providing a propaganda platform

    It’s not hard to understand

    Feb 11, 2024, 18:12


    Feb 11, 2024, 18:26

    No good common sense ….the enemy of my friend is not my friend. Hell Fox News which is Tucker’s alma mater has hardly mentioned the interview and everybody else in the mainstream media has condemned it and largely ignored it.

    I have watched Tucker for years and while he presents a persuasive image, the truth is negotiable in his world. Witness the vicious comments he made about Trump, who is his friend again because it’s convenient.

    Feb 12, 2024, 03:07

    Hate??? Good grief! Why would one hate Tucker....it's Ozzie slang for food.

    But here..... some of the questions I would have asked Putin.

    1) Why are your critics mysteriously poisoned or killed?

    2) Why do you silence opposition with jail terms?

    3) The fate of Russian journos who dared question their dictator.

    Feb 12, 2024, 04:12

    It is obvious that there was a limit to the questions he could ask...he did ask about the American journalist accused of espionage...and said the allegation is nonsense...yes Tucker could have asked tougher questions...but to what end?

    Feb 12, 2024, 04:36

    To deny Putin the public relations victory he achieved. How about, ‘do you feel guilty for destroying a country and authoring so many deaths’. And if you can’t or won’t ask that question and many others,  the interview serves no positive purpose.

    Feb 12, 2024, 05:47

    So Mozart is on the idiot campaign trail again  - why must a journalist ask permission for of all people the State Department to interview anybody?   The answer may be that the USA  Government use Ukraine to wage war against Russia - in other words the USA  is de facto at war with Russia,   Mozart has got it totally wrong  again - the war in Ukraine was caused and instigated by the USA Government refusing to negotiate on anything  dealing  with their puppets in Ukraine. 

    Why do I say the Ukraine Government is in fact a puppet Government.   I have never heard of any country funding the full budget of another country before - and that is what the US Government is doing  in Ukraine.   Him who pays the piper calls the tune.   In any way there are many documents and proof of what is really going  on in Ukraine - especially the dictatorial conduct of the proxy Government of the USA in Kiev is notorious.    The war could have been avoided if the USA showed any interest in peaceful negotiations - but the USA  sabotaged all negotiations because they wanted a war in Ukraine - the loss of which would have destroyed what they regard as the enemy regime in Russia.

    The Russians did not lose the war and the fact is that the USA puppets in Kiev are losing  the war.  The truth is the USA voters do not want to fund another endless war in Ukraine - like they did in Afghanistan and still do in Iraq and  Syria.    

    With  the  present Government in the USA wanting instability and wars in the world for their own purpose and their previous allies realising that and are running for cover to try and protect themselves - while the poor and working class in the USA struggle to survive and money is wasted to care for the millions of  illegal migrants who get more from their Government than they do and money is wasted on a war with no direct benefit to anybody bar the shareholders and corrupt politicians and bureaucrats in both Washington and Kiev.   That is why support for the Ukraine War funding is dropping as fast as support for another Biden Presidency in the USA.   

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    Feb 12, 2024, 06:48

    yes Tucker could have asked tougher questions...but to what end?

    Have a guess.

    Feb 12, 2024, 10:23


    Thanks f/or the Guardian article you, quoted and got what I expected and had a good laugh about the propaganda BS  it contains - most of it bordering  on lies and distortions.

    Democracy in the USA  are under Biden is under constant  - what with the WH  and Government  departments  forcing  the media and the internet platforms  from censoring news that could eb an embarrassment the reigning regime - about the fact that the Justice Department gave instructions to the FBI to spy on opponents to the Regime and the FBI illegally spying on 278 000 people. to lay fake criminal charges against opponents - most of which  were thrown out by higher courts - with  the sole objective to get Trump out of the presidential race in 2024.   not one fo those charges are based on fact and evidence and refer to the Kangaroo Court appointed by Pelosi to run the propaganda report on 6th 6 January 2021 report.    There are still circa 400 prisoners held in jail because they refuse to yield to Government administration intimidation to admit guilt.

    The USA organized the protests in Kiev in 2014 and funded it as well - af ter which th e US A  decided who should be in the Ukraine government.   The Ukrai.ne cosntitution was discarded and the longer the regime in Kiev emaained in charge the more dictatrial they became.   There is at present zero democracy in Ukraine.

    Every other saspect in the article are equally ridiculou.    So thanks anyway - I> enjoyed reading how media can distort the truth.and became propaganmda BSters.    By the way there is a Chezhnian invovled in the story as well.   F or your info there was a terrorist abued uprising in Chezniah and there main aim was to kill civillians in Russia - one attemtp was in Moscow. where 1 200 vivillians died,   When the terorism was wiped  the remaining terrorists fled from Russia.   Most of th em became memer and leading  operaors in ISIS and wo ended up in the USA.  The russians wared the USA  that the two were dangerous - but the warning was ignored and the truth hurts badly - the Boston bombings were the work of those two terrrsts,     That innocent "Chezhnian wsa likely to eb another terrrist the Russians were looking for.    

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    Feb 14, 2024, 20:02

    Total bollocks ................ sies, shame on you.

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