I’m honored today to see that Newsday published my letter to the editor about Tucker Carlson’s recent misinformation about the January 6th, 2021 attack on the Capitol. It’s the very last letter in today’s Letters page; you can find it right here.
Newsday is America’s ninth-largest newspaper, and the third-largest in New York State. Its Sunday circulation is just under a half million people.
“The program conveniently cherry-picked from the calmer moments of our 41,000 hours of video. The commentary fails to provide context about the chaos and the violence that happened before or during these less tense moments.”
— internal message to officers from the U.S. Capitol Police about Tucker Carlson’s attempt to whitewash the January 6th insurrection
But this hardly matters. The people who are likely to believe Tucker Carlson will simply believe whatever they want anyway. They just want their self-vindicating fantasy articulated by a speaker they “trust.”
Recall, please, that this is the same crowd that regularly excoriates the rest of us for being taken in by “fake news.”
(And bear in mind I did my laundry a day ago.)
1) Yesterday’s wet socks.
2) I dropped candy in there? Can candy go bad?
3) Surreptitious raccoon habitat.
4) The existential decay from all my dead dreams.
5) Because Mark Zuckerberg is monetizing this somehow.
7) I unknowingly share it with an invisible gangrened lumberjack.
8) Tucker Carlson’s dead goddam soul.
9) THERE IS NO CLOSET. (The Matrix has me.)
11) The ghost of a wet dog that died in a fit of depression long, long ago.
12) The writers for “The Walking Dead” stashed their latest script in there.