The Russian online newspaper reported on Saturday mash On his Telegram channel, Tucker Carlson — a conservative TV host and former Fox News analyst — was spotted in Moscow, where he arrived, according to the channel, three days ago.
The post contains two photos. One of them allegedly shows Carlson at Istanbul airport, during a stopover on his way to Moscow.
As for the second part, Carlson will appear during a visit to the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, where the controversial TV presenter is said to have seen the ballet “Spartacus” by director Aram Khachaturian.
This information has not been confirmed by Carlson or others – and it is not clear what kind of plans Carlson may have in the Russian capital.
Likewise, the photos created a storm of rumors among pro-Kremlin bloggers and commentators, they write. POLITICO – who also writes that Mash has close ties with the Russian police authorities.
Russian-language channels claimed that Carlson was in Moscow for an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In a video clip published by the Russian newspaper Izvestia, which will be filmed in Russia, Carlson was asked if he had plans to interview the Russian president. Carlson shrugs his shoulders and says:
– we will see.
– Best of luck with Tucker
Telegram channel Bezgranichnij Analitik is among those who have stated that the interview plans are real.
– It is safe to say that we are facing a historical event, someone says Supports From the channel.
In the post, Carlson was referred to as “America's most popular journalist.”
The post stated that the Russian President spent most of the interview time “responding to the accusations against Russia.”
-Maybe he'll have more luck with Tucker Carlson. Rumor has it that the TV presenter, who openly sympathizes with Russia, came here hoping to talk to Putin.
Carlson He left Fox News last yearThis is after hosting the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” program since 2016.
Two days before Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, he asked the show's viewers to ask themselves: “Why do I hate Putin so much?”
– Has Putin ever called me a racist? Did he threaten to fire me from my job because I disagreed with him? Did he move all the middle class jobs in my city to Russia? Did he create a global pandemic that destroyed my business and kept my kids inside for two years?
After leaving Fox News, Carlson published interviews and news analysis about His profile is on X, formerly Twitter. Among other things, he referred to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as “sweaty and rat-like.” Carlson also launched his own streaming service, Tucker Carlson Network.
On these channels, Carlson, among others, interviewed former US President Donald Trump and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The interviews have been viewed millions of times.
Caught on defense
In an interview with Swiss Die Feltwish He tried to meet the Russian president in the past. But he claims that the American authorities have stopped doing so
In September, Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that at the time it was not appropriate for the Russian president to be available for an interview with the Western press. But he did not rule out that this would change.
“Whether Carlson will be among the people we will consider for such an interview will have to wait and see,” Peskov said, according to the Russian state-owned news agency. Interfax.
Despite the fact that the alleged interview was not confirmed by the interviewer or the interviewee, Carlson managed to take it to the defense from a political point of view – by the controversial Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
– Democrats and their media advocates are cringing at the prospect of Tucker Carlson interviewing Putin. They feel they have the right to be the gatekeepers and believe they are the ones who should tell you what to think and believe. They hate it when someone like Tucker talks “off script”! Taylor Greene writes.
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