On the July 25th broadcast of Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson delved into the Ukrainian government’s blacklisting of numerous Americans as being pro-Russian, to include prominent journalist Glenn Greenwald who appeared on Carlson’s program to discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s endeavors to slander his critics.
Carlson briefly mentioned the zeal with which the Biden administration has employed to protect the so-called “democracy” of Ukraine, despite the fact that Ukraine is not at all a democracy.
“Under the Biden administration, we have sent billions to Ukraine to protect their borders even as we have opened our own to the world. Why are we doing this exactly? Well, as Joe Biden has told us repeatedly doing his Winston Churchill imitation, we’re doing it to protect democracy. But, of course, the irony here is Ukraine is not a democracy in any recognizable sense. The Ukrainian government has banned media outlets that are hostile to it; they’ve also shut down opposition parties – they arrested the main opposition leader. That’s a democracy?”
The Fox News host asserted that the current administration’s emboldening of the Ukrainian government’s facade of a democracy has since paved the way for the Zelensky regime to test the waters on slandering Americans by way of a blacklist that labels key figures as peddlers of Russian propaganda.
“So because we allowed that to happen, in fact, we funded it all, now the Ukrainian government has decided that they can impose censorship in our country. The Ukrainian government has issued a blacklist of so-called Russian propagandists – Americans. That list includes Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Tulsi Gabbard, who is serving in the U.S. military, and Glenn Greenwald, among many others.”
Carlson brought on Greenwald to discuss this blacklist from the Ukrainian government, and the renowned journalist jokingly quipped that Zelensky seems to be able to digest MSNBC while also fighting a war.
“I thought President Zelensky had a war to run. Apparently, he has a lot of time to watch ‘The Morning Joe Show’ on MSNBC, where they sit around for hours accusing everybody they want to discredit of being a Kremlin agent and teaching American liberals how to do the same.”
While Greenwald noted that this matter is “easy” to crack jokes over, he added that this situation demonstrates just how absurd the Ukrainian government is in their incessant demands for funds from the U.S. and other countries while trying to paint citizens of those very countries as evil because they’re rightfully critical of funding the war machine.
“You know, it’s easy to mock, but it’s actually quite outrageous, Tucker. The Ukrainians have a conflict with this neighboring country in Russia. They’re totally free to pursue whatever war policies they want. They can fight Russia for the next ten years if they choose, but that’s not what they’re doing. They’re begging and, in a sense, demanding that other countries, including my own, the United States, provide them with a seemingly endless supply of weapons and money, which means we not only have the right but the obligation to debate that and ask whether that’s in the interest of the American people to do.”