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"We spent all day trying to locate the famous QAnon, which in the end we learned is not even a website. If it’s out there, we could not find it,” said Mr Carlson on his show while stating that the media coverage about it is actually part of a left-wing disinformation campaign.
He also attacked other media networks for coverage related to the radicalisation of people in the US.
QAnon is a vast conspiracy theory believed by some on the right, and has even been classified as a domestic terrorism threat by the FBI. QAnon followers and Trump supporters were among those who were part of the 6 January Capitol riots.
Mocking him, Max Burns, a columnist, said: “Before he resigned in disgrace, Tucker Carlson’s top writer was an active member of popular Qanon message boards like 4chan and 8chan. Tucker should’ve just called him.”
While Joe Walsh, a former candidate for the post of US president and former Congressman, tweeted: “So today I called white supremacy evil and went after Tucker Carlson for once again denying its existence. Got pushback from most of my Trump-supporting followers. Same old story.”
Travis View, who is the host of QAnon Anonymous podcast, a show critical of the QAnon movement, said, “Tucker, I know you’re just playing dumb because you have contempt for your viewers.”
“But I can explain where QAnon disinformation originates. I can even show you when Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted about QAnon,”he tweeted.
Brian Stelter of CNN said that “Tucker could’ve just asked his colleagues … Fox’s website has a QAnon explainer” while giving the link.