A memo from the Kremlin leaked to Mother Jones instructed state-controlled Russian media to highlight broadcasts by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson “as much as possible” in light of his frequent criticisms of the U.S. in his coverage of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) March 13, 2022
There are photos of the memo are posted at Mother Jones.
More from HuffPost:
A leaked 12-page memo from a Russian government agency to media on March 3 said “it is essential to use as much as possible fragments of broadcasts” by Carlson, according to a translation by Mother Jones, which said it obtained the note from a contributor to a national Russian media outlet.
Carlson “sharply criticizes” the actions of the U.S. and NATO and their “negative role in unleashing the conflict in Ukraine,” the memo said, per the news site.
Carlson is also critical of the “defiantly provocative behavior from the leadership of the Western countries and NATO towards the Russian Federation and towards President Putin, personally,” it reportedly continued.
Tucker Carlson was the only Western journalist mentioned in the leaked memo.
Be sure to click over to HuffPost where they’ve assembled just some of his anti-U.S. government/pro-Putin rants in a short video.
Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the former director for European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council, tweeted at Carlson to “Live your life in such a way that the Russian government and state TV apparatus doesn’t think you’re an ally.”
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) March 13, 2022
Tucker Carlson invited me on his show tonight, but that’s not going to happen…ever. While he echoes Putin’s lies, I’ll remain focused on supporting the Ukrainian people. My video statement: pic.twitter.com/plfOhh6bNb
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) March 14, 2022