The claim: Video shows Tucker Carlson 'in tears' about Antarctic secret
"Tucker Carlson Broke In Tears Antartica (sic) Is Not What Were (sic) Being Told," reads the video's caption.
A narrator in the 34-minute video discusses a variety of topics, including purported scientific facts and advancements pertaining to Antarctica, space and physics as well as supposed statements from Carlson.
The video was shared more than 200 times within two weeks.
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Our rating: False
While clips of Carlson are shown in the video, he is always shown muted and does not appear to be crying. He is not shown discussing Antarctica.
Video shows mishmash of footage, doesn't show Carlson 'in tears'
A spokesperson for Carlson, Arthur Schwartz, told USA TODAY in an email that Carlson has not recently produced a segment about Antarctica or sat for an interview that discussed mysteries or secrets in Antarctica. He also said that Carlson has not cried during an interview about Antarctica.
Carlson departed Fox News in April and now posts content on his X account (formerly Twitter). USA TODAY could not locate any Antarctica-themed content on his X or YouTube page, nor any interview footage of Carlson becoming emotional while discussing Antarctica.
USA TODAY has debunked many posts that pair footage with an inaccurate and provocative title − a type of misinformation called "false framing," Mike Caulfield, a research scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, previously told USA TODAY.
The Facebook user did not respond to questions about when Carlson's purported Antarctica interview took place.
Our fact-check sources:
Arthur Schwartz, Sept. 19, Email exchange with USA TODAY
Tucker Carlson (YouTube), accessed Sept. 19, Search "Antarctica"
Tucker Carlson, accessed Sept. 19, X search "Antarctica"
Tuckercarlson.com, accessed Sept. 19, Home page
USA TODAY, April 24, Tucker Carlson leaves Fox News in wake of Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit
USA TODAY, Nov. 2, 2022, Fact check: Antarctica already melting, does not need to warm 100 degrees to lose ice
Google search, Sept. 19, "Tucker Carlson interview + Antarctica + tears"
The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2021, Antarctica Was Once a Land of Fire and Not Ice
Washington Post, April 25, Thousands of penguin chicks killed by early sea ice breakup, study says
National Geographic, June 16, Soils from Antarctica seem to contain no life—something that's never been found
BBC, Sept. 17, Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts
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