Tucker Carlson Interviews Vladimir Putin

(RightWing.org) – The Democrats like to brag about the way that they champion free speech and the flow of information. But as the world saw during former President Donald Trump’s time in office and the way that social media platforms (before Twitter was bought by Elon Musk) and traditional news sources conspired with the Leftists on Capitol Hill to squelch conservative voices, one might legitimately wonder if they may have changed the dictionary to read “free: as long as it fits the Progressive/Liberal narrative and agenda.” Recent events are doing nothing to help disprove that theory.

Bear’s Lair

On February 8, conservative pundit and author Tucker Carlson released his interview [an unofficial transcript can be found here] conducted in the Kremlin with Russian President Vladimir Putin — the first since his invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The conversation video was just over two hours in length and covered a wide range of topics, from long ago history of the region to what might happen in the 2024 American presidential election.

The interview was sometimes contentious, while at others, the two men exchanged seemingly friendly banter. But one point that Putin stressed on several occasions is his willingness for a negotiated peace in Ukraine and, as he alleges, the way that America and the European Union have stymied his attempts at every turn.


Many in the United States and Great Britain have said that this was nothing but a propaganda opportunity for Putin, and there is no doubt he used this to that end. Those same people, including the self-proclaiming free speech advocates on the Left, are verbally castigating Carlson for going and talking to the guy who started this.

David Arakhamia, the leader of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Servant of the People political party appeared on Ukrainian television for an interview with host Natalia Moseychuk in late November 2023. During their conversation, he claimed that he headed a team of negotiators who had worked out an agreement where his country would drop their bid to join NATO and the Russians would end the hostilities.

Arakhamia further claimed that the deal was nixed by an outsider, former British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson and Putin reiterated that during his interview with Carlson. To say that this went over like the proverbial lead balloon is giving it far too little credit for its ability to stay afloat.

Johnson wrote an op-ed for Britain’s Daily Mail stating that the “fawning stooge Tucker Carlson” gave Putin a platform “straight out of Hitler’s playbook,” and that was just in the headline. He claimed that the reporter was so thrilled to get this first-of-its-kind interview that he was in a state of “fawning, guffawing, slack-jawed happiness.”

Back on the home front, former Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) posted on X (formerly Twitter) that Carlson is “a traitor,” which seems kind of ironic given his position as one of only two RiNOs on the laughably-named “bipartisan” January 6 committee.

Also, at least one sub-Reddit has cropped up about the possibility of denying Carlson reentry into the United States. Libertarian journalist Brian Krassenstein called out the hypocrisy of these people in his own X feed.

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