Ever since conservative television talk show host Tucker Carlson left Fox News, he’s been showing up in interesting places and making news with interviews the legacy press refuses to do.
The liberal press has tried their best to ignore him, but even they have to pay attention to this bombshell.
When this photo of Tucker Carlson recently went viral, it spurred all kinds of new rumors about his potential plans.
Carlson spotted in Russia
A picture of Tucker Carlson attending a concert at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow recently went viral after the Mash Telegram channel published it online.
Some people are speculating that Carlson is in the country to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A reporter from a pro-Kremlin newspaper called Izvestia talked to Carlson and asked him about his trip to the country.
Carlson replied, “I just wanted to see Moscow. I read so much about it. So I wanted to talk to people, look around, and see how it’s doing.”
He added, “It’s doing very well.”
It appears the conversation with Carlson was secretly recorded, and it’s unclear if he knew that he was on camera.
The reporter asked whether Carlson had plans to interview Putin, and he smiled while replying, “We’ll see.”
In September, Carlson told Swiss media that he wanted to interview Putin, but the US government had “stopped” him from doing just that.
He has spoken favorably about Putin in the past while also criticizing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and some of Kyiv’s Western allies.
Meanwhile, the Kremlin has declined to comment about the possibility of Carlson snagging an interview with Putin and told reporters that it had “nothing to announce at this moment.”
Kremlin spokesman Dimitry Peskov said, “We’ll inform you if we decide to plan anything.”
“We can hardly be expected to provide information on the movement of foreign journalists. Many foreign journalists come to Russia daily, many continue to work here, and we welcome this. We have nothing to announce in terms of the president’s interviews to foreign media,” Peskov added.
Carlson has also been photographed in one of Moscow’s most luxurious hotels during his stay.
A Putin interview isn’t far-fetched
Before his departure, Tucker Carlson was the most popular host on Fox News.
Since he left, he has used the social media platform X to showcase his new talk show called Tucker on X.
When Donald Trump was president, he became a popular figure in Moscow after repeatedly mocking allegations that Russia had intervened in the presidential election.
He has also echoed talking points from the Kremlin regarding its war against Ukraine and has slammed Washington for supporting Ukraine.
Carlson has also described Zelensky as a “dictator” and “sweaty and rat-like” while also saying he was “rooting for Moscow.”
Many of his clips have been aired on Russian state television in an attempt to try and prove to Russians that influential Americans are sympathetic to Putin’s war.
With all of this in mind, it’s not surprising that so many people are speculating about Carlson’s possible intention to grab an interview with Vladimir Putin.
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