While Carlson has not confirmed the accuracy of her claim, his reputation as a media maverick willing to challenge conventions suggests he might be bold enough to pursue such an opportunity. Irrespective of his decision, it remains clear that Putin will continue to wield his influence over Russia’s direction. However, there’s an intriguing aspect to a sharp-minded advocate of press freedom like Carlson engaging with the reviled Russian leader. The move would surely attract heavy criticism, but Carlson is used to it by now. He has attempted to get an interview with the Russian dictator before, according to Axios. The outlet reported in July 2021 that Carlson was engaged in conversations with informal intermediaries between the U.S. and the Kremlin to facilitate an interview with Putin, details of which somehow reached the U.S. government. In June 2021, Carlson informed his audience of 3 million viewers on Fox News that “we heard from a whistleblower within the U.S. government who reached out to warn us that the NSA, the National Security Agency, is monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.” “Things like that should not happen in America,” he said. “But unfortunately, they do happen, and in this case, they did happen.” The NSA issued a rare public denial of Carlson’s allegations.
Vladimir Solovyov and head of RT Margarita Simonyan praised Tucker Carlson and insulted the Russians who condemned the war. Simonyan again pleaded with the Russian government to fulfill Tucker’s longtime dream of interviewing Putin. https://t.co/mjm9JCTKhy— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) August 27, 2023
Putin’s central role in the invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing conflict is undeniable, and this interview, if it were to happen, could provide the world with a chance to hear the Russian leader answer tough questions about the war and the state of his country. From a journalistic standpoint, it holds the potential to be a worthy endeavor. Is Tucker Carlson listening? This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
A statement from NSA regarding recent allegations: pic.twitter.com/vduE6l6YWg— NSA/CSS (@NSAGov) June 30, 2021