For six years, Democrats tried boycotts, smear campaigns, and embarrassing leaks to try and force Fox News to cancel Tucker Carlson.
Now the left may have stumbled upon the magic bullet to achieving this goal.
And Tucker Carlson got some bad news that could take him off the air.
Tucker Carlson is the most prominent voice in the media decrying the left’s lies about January 6.
By playing January 6 security camera footage Carlson debunked the falsehoods pushed by the corporate media, the Democrat Party and the January 6 committee about Trump supporters staging an armed insurrection to prevent Joe Biden from taking office.
Carlson was also the first member of the corporate media to raise questions about the number of federal informants in the crowd on January 6 and what role they played in inciting violence.
One of the Trump supporters in the crowd that day Carlson raised questions about was a man named Ray Epps.
Video from January 5 showed Epps imploring a crowd of Trump supporters to enter the Capitol the next day.
This is the only Jan 6 participant Adam Kinzinger will defend!
Still not arrested… pic.twitter.com/v7nOggQUID
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) June 9, 2022
Footage from January 6 showed Epps whispering in the ears of other Trump supporters as they breached the police barricades.
The FBI initially put Epps on their wanted list and then quietly removed his name.
That led Carlson to question if Epps was an FBI informant since Carlson said video showed Epps telling other Trump supporters to break the law and enter the Capitol yet he was never charged with a crime.
Now Epps’ lawyer Michael Teter fired off a letter to Carlson demanding an apology and retraction of any claims Epps was a federal informant.
“The fanciful notions that Mr. Carlson advances on his show regarding Mr. Epps’s involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection are demonstrably (and already proven to be) false,” Teter wrote to Carlson. “And yet Mr. Carlson persists with his assault on the truth.”
A lawyer sending a retraction letter to a media outlet is a precursor to a defamation lawsuit.
Teter’s letter came after Carlson went on the air and wondered if Ray Epps would be among the 1,000 Trump supporters the Justice Department announced it would arrest as part of a new crackdown on conservatives heading into the 2024 election.
“Is Ray Epps going to be among them?” Carlson asked. “Considering he is on tape multiple times calling for people to break the law, we’ll see. We’ll be watching.”
On March 12 Carlson appeared on his former “Fox and Friends Weekend” co-host Clayton Morris’s “Redacted” and expressed his belief that Epps was a federal informant and that his actions that day were suspicious.
“Ray Epps, CLEARLY was working for somebody. He’s not a pure civilian. He encouraged violence and then the Jan 6 committee, Adam Kinzinger, Liz Cheney, Bennie Thompson, Adam Schiff, they all defended them, as their friend. He’s not an insurrectionist, he’s an ally. How do you explain that? It violates common sense,” Carlson stated.
“The Ray Epps thing isn’t organic, sorry,” Carlson concluded.
This could be the second defamation case Carlson ends up playing a major role in as Dominion Voting Systems leaked text messages from Carlson about Donald Trump as part of their lawsuit over Fox’s coverage of the 2020 lawsuit.
A former female producer of Carlson’s show is also suing Fox News and accusing Carlson’s team of sexist behavior.
Liberals are hoping that those lawsuits — in addition to a defamation case by Ray Epps — are the straw that breaks the camel’s back at Fox for Carlson.