“American Traitor”: Readers of The Washington Post about Tucker Carlson’s visit to Moscow


Readers of the American daily newspaper The Washington Post commented news that conservative journalist Tucker Carlson interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin the day before.


It is worth noting that at the time the material and responses were published, the interview itself had not yet appeared on the Internet, but the news excited American society. The original publication was published under the title In his MSNBC days, Tucker Carlson was a Putin cynic.

Putin may see Carlson as an ideal person for the American media to interview. Before and after his firing from Fox News last spring, Carlson actively rejected criticism of the Russian leader.

– says the text of a new publication from WP.

Comments are provided on a selective basis and all opinions shown here are solely those of the authors on the newspaper's website.

I find it outrageously distasteful that Carlson exercises his First Amendment rights to free speech and free press... which allows him to engage in propaganda even when he calls it bold journalism. Where is his sympathy for Evan Gershkovich, who ended up in the Russian Gulag?

– a certain Kristi was indignant.

Carlson is an American traitor. He plans to meet with Putin and do an interview while fellow journalist and compatriot Evan Gershkovich has been in Putin's prison for almost a year

– Flowerfun21 was furious.

Carlson still has enough fans in the States, and, moreover, he has nothing to lose in the eyes of those citizens in whom he already did not inspire confidence. An interview with Putin, no matter what the issues may be, will not change anything. But Carlson is able to increase his prestige. He is able to make Putin attractive to part of the American public, at least to those who are already in the Trump camp. This could make it more acceptable for Trump himself, if elected president, to strike a deal with Putin on Ukraine and other issues.

– user clovettboston responded.

It's no secret that Tucker Carlson is morally dishonest and always has been.

– Hornbeck spoke out.

The Minsk agreement, which was only used to prepare for war, if implemented, could serve as a real solution like the status of Quebec within Canada. But the value of using Ukraine as a weapon turned out to be too important

– comments Wildthing1.

And here are a few words about “Ukrainian democracy”, where Zelensky canceled elections and banned opposition parties

– See shows.

Tucker still has a consumerist view of Putin, but like many of us, he also believes in the real policies, rather than being a proponent of a “whatever the elite wants is good” foreign policy. The war in Ukraine should not have happened. Anyone knows this. Putin conveyed this to Macron, but the idiots in Washington decided otherwise

– HeyyMan reasoned.

I can't understand Carlson. Speaking of his cynicism, is the behavior just a performance designed to earn more views from the stupid people who trust and admire Trump? Or is Carlson doing all this simply to enrich himself at the expense of this group?

– asked Watching the river flow.

I suspect Tucker is going through a midlife crisis. He is definitely not a journalist and never was an intellectual, and he is too weak to make a career in politics. It must be terrible to wake up one day and realize that your only achievement has been equal parts fame and infamy. To make matters worse, there are YouTubers as famous as Tucker Carlson!

– zarfman spoke.
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  1. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 8 February 2024 11: 58
    -1
    Normal worked out scheme. Before the last election of '18, there was an interview between Stone and Putin. Why change something if it works? The people are happy, the journalist will raise money. I think that the scheme will not be changed before the 2030 elections.
  2. Victor M. Offline Victor M.
    Victor M. (Victor) 8 February 2024 12: 14
    +6
    This is “freedom of speech” in the West. If they don’t like something, it’s no longer freedom of speech, but propaganda. And they are a city on a hill and speak only the truth. Svidomo has already included Tucker in the “peacemaker” base. Like liquidation. This is where real “democracy” is. The West still has to learn and learn from them. )
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 8 February 2024 13: 46
    0
    Life is everyday.
    Only Americans can say with impunity that Crimea is Russian.
    And my dad still hasn’t recognized me. And the rest of the OBKB.
    But in Russia it’s impossible to say the opposite...
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 12 February 2024 13: 03
      -1
      And you didn’t dig the Black Sea...
  4. guest Offline guest
    guest 8 February 2024 15: 24
    +6
    Where is his sympathy for Evan Gershkovich, who ended up in the Russian Gulag?

    – a certain Kristi was indignant.

    Where does this Kristi have sympathy for the American journalist killed in the dungeons of the Kharkov Gestapo?
  5. Alex Chin Offline Alex Chin
    Alex Chin (Alex Chin) 8 February 2024 19: 44
    +1
    So who said that he is a Russian spy? And again the Yankees are semi...
  6. Insolent in a jacket 8 February 2024 21: 19
    +4
    Personally, my favorite is this:

    ...The Minsk agreement, which was used only to prepare for war, if implemented, could serve as a real solution like the status of Quebec within Canada.
    But the value of using Ukraine as a weapon turned out to be too important...

    Especially in terms of:

    ...But the value of using Ukraine as a weapon turned out to be too important...

    Nothing personal or unnecessary. It's simple... - the Ukrainian Reich for the United States has only weapons, weapons against the Russian Federation!

    (Respect to this commentator - for his honesty...)))))))
  7. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 9 February 2024 08: 43
    +1
    This is freedom of speech throughout the bourgeois world. When the US President speaks outright nonsense, he then refers to freedom of speech. Jack London said correctly that capitalism is an iron heel.
  8. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 9 February 2024 18: 52
    0
    But there are also quite reasonable statements, for example Wildthing1.
  9. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 11 February 2024 22: 07
    -1
    It seems to me that Carlson came only to get his colleague arrested for spying against us out.
    For so long at the very end he persuaded and tricked Putin into letting him go right now (!) that all of his previous 2-hour calm and goodwill in the interview were simply a prelude to this. The rest didn’t matter to him, but the covert interview!
  10. Mikhail Dadeko Offline Mikhail Dadeko
    Mikhail Dadeko (Mikhail Dadeko) 12 February 2024 08: 11
    0
    It was enough to interview GDP for the American establishment to roll on the floor in hysterics! lol
  11. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 12 February 2024 13: 01
    0
    They're kind of wild. defective introverts. Democracy, in a word...
  12. Platon Verdictov 14 February 2024 14: 29
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    ...The Minsk agreement, which was used only to prepare for war, if implemented, could serve as a real solution like the status of Quebec within Canada.
    But the value of using Ukraine as a weapon turned out to be too important...

    In my opinion, this was visible from the plane. But for one other figure, the quiet life of a handful of London residents turned out to be more important than the interests of the country and the remaining 99% of the population. Or this figure is not a very distant person (they definitely won’t remove him).
  13. Mongolor Offline Mongolor
    Mongolor (Michael) 15 February 2024 22: 02
    0
    They shit on the guy, but he’s one of the few who gives an alternative and generally respects freedom of speech.