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An In-depth Look At Tucker Carlson Shattering The January 6th Narrative

Photo edit of Tucker Carlson and January 6 protest footage. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Popacta.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave “Tucker Carlson Tonight” an exclusive preview of security camera footage from the Capitol Building, which had been concealed from the public for over two years. On Monday, Carlson shared snippets of the footage that feature key individuals from the January 6th incident. Speaker McCarthy provided over 40,000 hours of security camera footage, of which three sets were released to Fox News and Carlson.



Recently released security camera footage from the Capitol Building has led many to call for the release of the January 6th protestors. The footage shows a different reality than what was previously presented by the Congressional January 6th committee to the American public.

The first batch of the footage shows Trump supporters peacefully touring the building, but the coverage of the rioters overwhelmingly consumed the news on Jan. 6. Many in D.C. have compared the events to 9/11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor, insinuating that the January 6th protest was a large-scale attack on the country. However, as a result of the footage released, much of the narrative surrounding the January 6th protestors has changed, putting the left on the defense.

Claims that the protestors were “armed” have been shown to be largely false or exaggerated, as any object they held was taken into the context of a “deadly weapon” when used for the purpose of attacking someone, such as a flag pole or other large object that many were innocently holding. The footage also shows Capitol police officers escorting Jacob Chansley, widely referred to in the liberal media as the “QAnon Shaman,” around the building without incident.

Officers were seen showing Chansley around, even trying to open locked doors for him. At least nine police officers were in close proximity to Chansley, but none of them slowed him down, as reported by Carlson.

Afterward, Chansley was taken into custody and charged with federal crimes for unlawfully entering or staying in a restricted building or premises, and for engaging in violent and disorderly conduct on the Capitol grounds. As a result, he was given a prison sentence of nearly four years, a sentence that is uncommon for a non-violent offender.

Carlson would go on to ask:

“If he was in fact committing such a grave crime, why didn’t the officers who were standing right next to him place him under arrest?”

In the second batch of previously unreleased footage related to the events of January 6th at the US Capitol. The focus of this footage was to challenge the narrative promoted by Democrats and the media that the day constituted a “deadly insurrection.”

One aspect of this narrative was the supposed death toll among police officers, who were said to have died as a result of injuries sustained during the riot. However, Carlson noted that most of these officers died by suicide in the days and weeks after January 6th, while others died of natural causes. The only person who was actually killed on that day was Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran and Trump supporter, who was shot by a Capitol police officer.

Another key figure in the media coverage of January 6th was Officer Brian Sicknick, who was alleged to have been “attacked” by the mob and who, it was falsely claimed, died as a result of being hit in the head with a fire extinguisher. However, Carlson’s footage showed Sicknick walking normally while guiding Trump supporters out of the building, wearing a helmet. This would appear to contradict the media narrative that Sicknick died of a head injury.

Carlson also argued that the alleged threats of violence on January 6th had been exaggerated, and that the vast majority of protesters were entirely peaceful and harmed no one. The footage he presented seemed to support this assertion, showing very little violence or aggression from the vast majority of those present. Carlson concluded that the new footage he had presented demonstrated that lawmakers and the media had been “lying” about the events of January 6th, and that the truth was very different from the story that had been promoted.

Carlson would go on to tell his viewers:

“This tape overturns the single most powerful and politically useful lie that Democrats told us about January 6th.”

Carlson would then emphasize that Sicknick was wearing a helmet during the alleged attack, and that he was seen walking around the Capitol completely normally and unharmed following when he was alleged to have been assaulted and killed.

As Carlson noted, the footage of Sicknick had an electronic bookmark in the Capitol archives, alleging the Jan. 6th House Select Committee had reviewed it and chose not to include it in its widely publicized hearings and the final report. 

Carlson then added:

“They lied about the police officer they claimed to revere,” 

“If they were willing to do that, then their dishonesty knew no limits.”

In the third batch of previously unseen footage related to the events of January 6th at the US Capitol. This footage featured Ray Epps, the man who was caught on camera urging Trump supporters to enter the Capitol the night before the riot. According to Carlson, the footage showed Epps on the Capitol grounds at least 30 minutes after the time he claimed to have been heading back to his hotel in a text to his nephew, a false claim that could constitute a crime in itself.

The fact that Epps has not faced any criminal charges has led some to speculate that he may have coordinated with the FBI leading up to the riot. This lack of action against Epps has fueled suspicion among critics of the government’s handling of the January 6th events.

Many people are now arguing that those who perpetuated the narrative of January 6th as a “violent insurrection” should face legal consequences of their own, possibly even imprisonment. Critics argue that many of the protesters who were arrested were not charged until later, when it became politically expedient to do so in order to push a narrative against right-wing Americans who are anti-establishment or who support former President Donald Trump.

In an alternative American reality where elected officials and mainstream media were impartial and unbiased, awards would be given based solely on exceptional works of journalism, rather than for fabricating stories to support the political elite. In this world, Tucker Carlson would have deserved a Pulitzer Prize for his efforts in exposing the false narrative surrounding the January 6th protest. Unfortunately, we live in a world where “journalists” are being awarded for reporting on the confirmed hoax of the Donald Trump Russian collusion, which stemmed from his 2016 presidential election win.

It is clear that our media landscape has become increasingly politicized and sensationalized, with little regard for objective reporting or journalistic integrity. In this environment, those who report the truth and challenge the prevailing narrative are often vilified and marginalized, while those who toe the party line and pander to the powerful are rewarded.

Tucker Carlson’s efforts to uncover the truth about the events of January 6th should be commended. While he may not receive the recognition he deserves in our current media climate, his work will undoubtedly stand the test of time as a shining example of what true journalism should be, as this released footage could aid many political prisoners in the legal battles following the January 6th protests.

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29 thoughts on “An In-depth Look At Tucker Carlson Shattering The January 6th Narrative”

  1. The mainstream media mob continue to “poison the well” serving not the truth but some master who manipulates them away from that inconvenient but needful standard which in days past was at least expected and in a majority of media reportage was adhered to. We called it truth.

  2. Tucker Carlson is the epitome of honest journalism but in this case they will continue to make attempts to destroy him and make him appear to be dishonest and partisan. Look out for a sexual harassment case to be coming down the road ahead of him. If anyone remembers what the left did to Bill O’Rielly will see this coming as it is their go-to position when all else fails.

    1. T Carlson is the most dangerous person in America right now.. He just completely fabricated an entire story line based on edited video. Everything can be completely debunked by viewing additional video. DC cops were surrounded and couldn’t arrest anybody at that time without provoking an attack. Of course he edited the attack on Officer Sicknick out entirely.. This is a shameful chapter of GOP politics who continue to support the biggest lying jerk we ever had for president. Time for a change, Fox news has to go down!!!! Bad for America, bad for it’s people and false!

      1. I guess you have had privileged access to all the unseen videos and are therefore able to make such a prepostorous statement! Maybe you just drank the Swamp’s Kool-Aid? Whatevver! I’d be careful calling for FOX to go down. It isn’t going to happen, and you might look foolish in retrospect. The truth will eventually come out.

      2. So… The J6 committee selectively edited and released footage, then added sound effects and narration, and that’s OK, but Tucker showing the footage they omitted that exposed their lies was not OK? I don’t necessarily agree with the assertion that this was a peaceful protest in it’s entirety, but even Tucker is entitled to an opinion. I also looked at the protests of the summer and was able to come to the conclusion that those Antifa and BLM riots were also violent, even thought the narration said they were “Mostly Peaceful”. Let’s stop with the liar liar pants on fire crap. If you think he lied, be specific. Also keep in mind that we are all entitled to express our opinions.

  3. I am not a lawyer but it seems to me that the Jan. 6 citizens that were arrested and put in jail are being held unconstitutionally. As far as I know, they have been held for 2 plus years and have not been charged. Don’t they have a constitutional right to be charged and tried speedily? I am so frustrated about this situation but have no idea what to do! These citizens deserve justice NOW!

    What must be done to free these law abiding patriots who are being wrongly held?


    1. It’s very clear you are not a lawyer. You ha
      ve no idea how the justice system works.

      There are everyday people who commit crimes that it takes 2 years setting in jail. It takes time to get on the calendar ,all the filings before the trial delaying . There are many factors that cause the system to get bogged down.

      They are not law abiding patriots. If they were they wouldn’t be sitting in jail.

      1. Yet the “peaceful protesters” all summer got bail (assisted by Harris) and are walking free. They are entitled to due process of law.

      2. It’s obvious that you don’t know our constitution. These people have been held in some cases without being charged, unconstitutional. Pull you head out of the sand. This is basically the weaponization of the DOJ against the regimes political enemies. Wake up.

    2. Good luck trying to tell that to any appeals court.

      The locked up J6 rioters were deluded fanatics and politicized criminals, not political prisoners.

  4. Hmmm. So, have YOU viewed all that footage and decided Carlson found the truth? It appears that Carlson has actually cherry picked a few pieces of film to show his view of what he thinks the truth should be. Your “news” is highly selective and never acknowledges any truth from the other side.

  5. Dont stop now Tucker…lets get the innocent out of jail with a payment of money lost while in prison AND lets get the guilty in prison and add years to pay for their lies. The guilty includes those who worked on the Jan 6 to cause the American people to believe lies about what really happened. Lanette

  6. The total of what he reported is total B.S. most of the clips shown were after the initial assault on the capital had moved on to the congressional chamber. If you look at the footage closely you can see the windows have already been knocked out.

    Tucker is not a journalist but a entertainer. By his own admission Fox News and he are only providing entertainment for their viewers..

    The speaker of the House (15 votes before he got in) made all kinds of concessions to get the far left radicals votes ie:MTG,MATT GAETZ,LOREN BOBERRT
    HE should be removed.

  7. Democrats control the narrative in this country. Sad as it could/will be our downfall. I admire Carlson’s undercover truth about the events of January 6th.

  8. Try telling the police officers that were assaulted and the people in Congress–including VP Pence–who ran for shelter during the J6 insurrection that it was a peaceful gathering.

    Tuckyo Rose Carlson–Putin’s favorite American commentator–is a documented liar who is trying to bury the truth. And you’re helping him.

  9. Guess the so called news doesn’t want real news out there for all to see. What does that tell you about these news stations and the democrats they work for. Can’t tell the truth or the people will see us for what we really are. Low life lying dirty dog crap. You know that crap on the bottom of your shoe you wip on the grass to get that crap off. Yeah that’s the democrats and their fake news stations. The real truth of their corruption for power and money.

  10. If the radical liberal left didn’t have anything to hide why did we have to wait 2 years to see the footage of January 6th? Why are these protestors thrown in jail for 2 years waiting until these radical liberal leftists take their sweet ass time about the charges? The left are devious and don’t care how they inflict harm to others who don’t follow their lead. Tucker Carlson is showing what really happened on January 6th, unlike the left who has to lie, cheat and steal to achieve their goals. The USA doesn’t need make believe leaders who will stab you in the back after they are done with you. Keep following these liberal leaders and you will end up in a fire pit. The protesters need to be freed and reparations are due to these people. All of the people who lied and were involved with the scam of January 6th should be arrested, and prosecuted, their actions should have consequences. Preferably jail time.

  11. I am waiting to hear about Nancy Pelosi’s lack of involvement in this event. She was aware that the event was going to take place, but she slyly looked past all of it, until it came time to create a false scenario. It was , in fact,, cast like a Hollywood movie, using the Democratic favorites to to lie, exaggerate, and place false blame on those who represented the Republican party and /or, the friends and family of Donald Trump.? WHY WASN’T THE NATIONAL GUARD actively involved in the whole of it? Why wasn’t it represented by both political parties, rather than by the hater, Nancy Pelosi and the scum of her ilk only?

    Americans watched the fatal destruction of American cities all around our nation prior to the January incident. Burning, looting, stealing, trashing the streets, vehicles on them, breaking windows, trashing statuary and elements that were indicative of our country’s history didn’t require police protection nor were the terrorists who were involved held accountable. The vice president bailed out the criminal terrorists, many of them, were members of BLM. Kamala Harris used tax payer funding to bail the terrorist out of jail. Those who did millions in damage receive NO consequences. The folks from the January 6th event, were heavily charged and received hearty consequences….IT IS CALLED THE DUAL SYSTEM OF LAW IN BIDEN’S AMERICA!

  12. So January 6th was an insurrection according to the Democrats. The burning and destruction of a police station, a courthouse and other public buildings in the summer of 2020 was not. Democrats labeled that as peaceful protests. Do you think there are two different standards in this country! The biggest threat to America is not Russia or China. It is the policies of the Democratic Party!


  14. Doesn’t surprise me that Main Street media and wacko liberals are hiding this and downright lying to us every day 24/7. They don’t want President Trump back because he did everything he could with all of the black lash and made country safer, economy better, oil independent and our 401k’s growing. Don’t tell me about some tweet he said. Who cares? Everything these dems have done need to held accountable

  15. You need to watch the Epoch Times documentary on what really happened on Jan. 6 if you don’t believe Tucker Carlson.

  16. I commend Tucker, all of this information should’ve been made public in the beginning. It blatantly shows how far the Left will lie, cheat and steal. We are done.

  17. The J6 patriotic protest was an event to protest the last corrupt election as implemented by the lunatic left to stop President Trump from being re-elected in what was a stolen election used by many corrupt operatives of Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden, a puppet president controlled by certain inept factions! There was NO insurrection as claimed by the wacko left! It was a narrative created like all narratives they advance to further their cause – their agendas! It was a club used to bludgeon the Repubs into submission and to keep them off the playing field! The J6 protesters are political prisoners – nothing less, nothing more! The gutless spineless Repubs just stand on the sidelines with their thumbs up their asses and do nothing! Tucker Carlson exposed the entire ordain for what it really was! The corrupt Biden DOJ and FBI are accomplishes in the entire ordeal! Sad and sick but true!