Tucker Carlson Met Edward Snowden In Moscow – State of the Union
Tucker Carlson met with NSA leaker Edward Snowden in Moscow, but the meeting was not for his video program.
Carlson also recorded an interview with Tara Reade, a former Senate aide who accused President Joe Biden of sexual assault.
Carlson’s visit to Moscow and his interactions with Russian figures have raised concerns about his alignment with the Kremlin’s agenda.
“Tucker Carlson is far from being the first Western journalist to have aligned himself with the enemy. There’s a long tradition of the likes of Hitler and Stalin finding pliable Brits and Americans to do their propaganda for them,” Jamie Dettmer wrote.
During his visit, Putin presented a distorted version of history, claiming Ukraine is not a real country.
Exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky suggested that Carlson’s visit received extensive media coverage as part of the Kremlin’s effort to gain Western approval.
“It needs Western approval. This is why, for example, Russian propagandists have taken to writing pro-Putin comments under articles on Western news sites under assumed European and American names, then reprinting them as ‘Western opinions’,” Khodorkovsky wrote. “This is where Tucker Carlson comes in. He’s been complimentary of Putin for years, even as the dictator became persona non grata among the broader Western public. So when he visited Moscow, he got the superstar treatment.”
“His visit has received more media coverage than any visiting world leader or celebrity in years. His every move was portrayed as a matter of national importance – all because he satisfies the regime’s need for approval from the West,” he wrote.
“After World War II, Ukraine received in addition to the lands that had belonged to Poland before the war, both of the lands that had previously belonged to Hungary and Romania – so Romania and Hungary had some of their lands taken away and given to the Soviet Ukraine, and they still remain part of Ukraine,” Putin said.
“So in this sense, we have every reason to affirm that Ukraine is an artificial state that was shaped at Stalin’s will,” he said.