Russia's state media are using clips of Fox News' Tucker Carlson to support Vladimir Putin's war efforts in Ukraine, according to multiple reports, including from Newsweek.
As Russian protests are being waged on Moscow streets, a social media video posted by Russian Media Monitor's Julia Davis shows war propaganda using video clips of Fox's Carlson.
"Meanwhile in Russia: see for yourself how clips of Tucker Carlson are being used on Kremlin-controlled state TV for their war propaganda, as well as anti-American and genocidal anti-Ukrainian messaging," Davis tweeted Saturday.
Last Thursday night, Carlson took to his top-rated Fox show to say Russia would inevitably win its war against Ukraine, claiming the size of its military and population would overcome its smaller neighbor.
Carlson did not address that the Ukraine military had forced Russian troops to give up its northern offensive against Kyiv and had taken back more than 3,000 square miles of Russian-occupied territory in the east.
Without evidence, Carlson, whom Russian TV hailed the "most popular American TV anchor," claimed Biden opposed a settlement to end the war back in April, which allegedly would have had Russia leaving Ukraine for the guarantee Ukraine would not join NATO.
Publicly, Putin has insisted that conquered Ukrainian territories — including Crimea, Donbas, and Luhansk — are Russian territories, and he has never indicated a willingness to negotiate their status.
Carlson also claimed Biden's advisers wanted a "total regime-change war against Russia" to "avenge the election of Donald Trump, which they believe Putin was responsible for."
Carlson didn't explain why Biden had, at first, encouraged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his government to flee Ukraine shortly after Russia's invasion.
And soon after becoming president, Biden also ended U.S. sanctions on Russia blocking the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, a move considered highly favorable to Putin.
The pro-Russian propaganda by Carlson is being used by Putin as his latest mobilization effort is drawing protests across Russia.
Last week, Putin went on national television and threatened to use tactical nuclear weapons to defend Russian interests — a threat that has drawn worldwide condemnation.
Kremlin-controlled media had been using Carlson's pro-Russia video clips even before the war started. Carlson has continually alleged that Ukraine provoked a Russian attack.
But Ukraine never attacked Russia, and NATO never had started a process to accept it as a member — a key claim Putin has made for starting his unprovoked attack on his neighbor.
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