, the Fox News
host, is beginning to sound eerily similar to right-wing conspiracy
theorist Alex Jones
aired a supercut
of Carlson's and Infowars
' rhetoric on Sunday: both believe the government is spying
on them, both have promoted conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines
, and both have claimed the FBI
was behind the Jan. 6 attack
on the US Capitol
by pro-Trump insurgents.
Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy of the network also discovered a clip that suggests the two are working together:
Carlson claimed last week that the NSA
was spying on him and attempting to have his show removed from the airwaves.
The NSA has denied the allegations, and Fox News has not publicly supported Carlson; the network's news operation has not verified or reported on the allegations, and its executives have not commented.
“Fox hasn't said anything,” Stelter observed, “as if they don't believe him.”
Carlson has lost a number of sponsors after railing against immigrants, and he and his guests have both aired white nationalist talking points.