Tucker Carlson Defends Alex Jones, Says He Is Better Than Other Journalists

Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended InfoWars host Alex Jones and argued he was a better journalist than those at NBC News nd CBS. During his show on Wednesday, Tucker Carlson Tonight, he insisted that Jones is mocked for his flamboyance but has been a "guide to reality" to his listeners.

Carlson claimed Jones was a better journalist than Ken Dilanian and Margaret Brennan, and also touched on the accusations against Jones regarding the Capitol riots on January 6.

The the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has issued a subpoena to Jones and other President Trump supporters such as former adviser Roger Stone.

The committee's chairman, Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson, has said the committee is "seeking information about the rallies and subsequent march to the Capitol that escalated into a violent mob attacking the Capital and threatening our democracy."

Carlson claimed he and his team knew "for a fact" that Jones had taken steps to prevent crime on January 6.

Carlson said: "From the very first day the January 6 committee was never about gathering information, obviously, Congress already has the information. Nancy Pelosi knows exactly how many federal agents were in the crowd that day, she won't tell us.

"Pelosi could release thousands of hours of videotaped evidence from January 6, she refuses to do that. This is not a fact-finding effort, this is a highly obvious attempt to punish critics of the Democratic party."

He went on to say: "Now the committee has decided to shut down one of the most popular journalists on the right, Alex Jones. Yes, Journalist. Jones is often mocked for his flamboyance but the truth is he has been a far better guide to reality in recent years.

"In other words, a better journalist than say, NBC News's security correspondent Ken Dilanian or Margaret Brennan of CBS. Alex Jones never bought the Russia hoax, not for a second and if Jones sat down with Tony Fauci he would ask him real questions as journalists are supposed to do, he wouldn't just slobber all over him."

This is in reference to an interview White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci did on Sunday with Margaret Brennan. A moment from the over 1-hour long interview also went viral as Fauci laughed when it was suggested he should be prosecuted.

Carlson continued: "But Alex Jones makes fun of Joe Biden so the January 6 committee is threatening him with prison. The irony here, and there are many layers of irony here, but Alex Jones isn't simply innocent of inciting crime on January 6. Alex Jones actively worked to prevent crimes from taking place on January 6.

"We are not running interference for Alex Jones, we are not guessing about it, we happen to know this for a fact. This is because we looked into it in some detail for Patriot Purge, our three-part documentary series on Fox Nation."

The subpoena orders Jones to produce documents and appear for a deposition on December 6. Thompson said their investigation has "revealed credible evidence of your involvement in the events within the scope of the Select Committee's inquiry."

Thompson added: "We need to know who organized, planned, paid for, and received funds related to those events, as well as what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress.

"We believe the witnesses we subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to cooperate fully with our effort to get answers for the American people about the violence of January 6th."

Newsweek has contacted Fox News for comment.

Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones
Tucker Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary. Alex Jones, the founder of right-wing media group Infowars, addresses a crowd of pro-Trump protesters after they storm the grounds of the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tucker Carlson defended Alex Jones on his show. Jon Cherry and Janos Kummer/Getty Images