Far right Fox News host Tucker Carlson repeatedly uses his broadcast to amplify racist and deranged conspiracy theories to millions of viewers. Carlson regularly embarks on anti-immigrant screeds and repeats the tenets of the "Great Replacement" theory.
He's also encouraged unhinged fantasies regarding the failed insurrection carried out by extremist supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6. Most recently, Carlson suggested the riots that day were a false flag, carried out by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to "suppress political dissent."
Now, Carlson claims the Biden administration is coming after him personally—the latest delusion he's peddling to his viewers. The National Security Agency—according to a supposed whistleblower touted by Carlson—is spying on his communications in order to take his show off the air.
"Now, that's a shocking claim, and ordinarily we would be skeptical; it is illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens. It's a crime. It's not a third world country. Things like that should not happen in America. But unfortunately, they do happen and in this case, they did happen."
He went on to insist that the whistleblower
"...repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could have only come directly from my texts and emails. There's no other possible source for that information. Period. They did it for political reasons. The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that."
People were skeptical, to say the least.
People began pointing out flaws in Carlson's claims and the so-called logic used to justify them.
Carlson called on Congress to step in and advocate for his privacy.