Fox News’ Tucker Carlson grilled CNN on Thursday over its Turkish network, which he says is a “propaganda outlet” for the Russian government.
Carlson, who also co-founded The Daily Caller, has previously reported on how CNN’s international networks often double as state-run media groups that air government propaganda. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Rips CNN Over Zucker’s Fox Criticism)
During his show on Thursday night, he specifically brought up CNN Turk and noted that Turkey is an ally of Russia.
“Not many people would describe the Turkish government as an ally, instead it’s an ally of Russia,” he explained. “That doesn’t mean a lot for America alone, it also means a lot for CNN because if Turkey is a Russian ally, then CNN is a Russian ally too.”
“CNN operates CNN Turk which is a mouthpiece for the Turkish government and its pro-Russia policies. CNN Turk is basically a propaganda outlet for the Erdogan government and Vladimir Putin,” Carlson continued. “This is a troubling national security development. Russia essentially has hacked our cable news system. Ominous.”
Carlson concluded by noting that CNN has not responded to his inquiries about CNN Turk, and wondered if they are “waiting for Putin to wake up” before responding.