Whoopi Goldberg, the actress and comedian who cohosts ABC’s talk show “The View,” has expressed her anger towards Fox News host Tucker Carlson for airing never-before-seen videos of the January 6, 2021, Capitol incident.
On Tuesday’s show, she hilariously said, “Tucker Carlson took a page from George Orwell’s 1984 and told his viewers to reject the evidence of their eyes and ears.” Goldberg further added that people saw what they saw and no one can put that “monkey back in the cage.”
Goldberg’s statement was in response to Carlson’s claim that the majority of the crowd at the Capitol on January 6 was peaceful and orderly sightseers. Carlson showed footage of the protesters queuing up in neat little lines and taking cheerful selfies outside the speaker’s office.
Goldberg’s co-hosts also joined her in criticizing Carlson. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer implored Fox News head Rupert Murdoch to stop Carlson from showing any more of the footage. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that it was a mistake for Fox News to depict the incident in a way that was completely at variance with what their chief law enforcement official at the Capitol thinks.
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said that it was stupid to keep talking about this incident, and Senator Mitt Romney said that the American people saw what happened on January 6, and they cannot hide the truth by selectively picking a few minutes out of tapes.
Meanwhile, Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said that he was not interested in whitewashing January 6 and the COVID lab theory. He believed that it was essential to understand what happened on that day and the day before.
Goldberg and several politicians from both parties expressed their dissatisfaction with Carlson’s depiction of the January 6 Capitol incident. Carlson’s claim that the majority of the crowd was peaceful sightseers was criticized, and several politicians called for the truth to be revealed.