In an X-Video, the former FOX anchor announced that she would soon be interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the four-minute video, he rails against the media and criticizes the war reporting as too one-sided.
Moscow (APA/AFP) – Controversial right-wing US anchor Tucker Carlson says he will interview Russian President Vladimir Putin – the first Western journalist since the Russian offensive on Ukraine began nearly two years ago. “We are here to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin,” the former star anchor of the conservative US news channel Fox News said in a video posted on X from Moscow on Tuesday.
“We will do it soon,” announced Carlosn, known for his criticism of Ukraine. He said the interview would be available for free viewing on his website, without specifying a publication date. X owner Elon Musk has vowed not to block the interview if it is published on the texting service formerly known as Twitter.
Carlson has been one of Fox News' most recognizable faces over the years. With sharp right-wing stances and proximity to former US President Donald Trump, he has garnered a large following among right-wing television viewers.
But he was fired from Fox News last April. The split comes less than a week after a historic settlement between Fox News and voting machine company Dominion in a dispute over false election fraud allegations following the 2020 presidential election. The news channel agreed to pay Dominion $787.5 million (about 733 million euros). Ready to avoid civil suits.
Known for spreading conspiracy theories, Carlson began publishing interviews on X after leaving Fox News. Videos are viewed millions of times. (APA/DPA)