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Tucker Carlson Russian Trip: Putin’s Puppet?

Tucker Carlson jetted off to Russia to have a sit-down with Vladimir Putin, and people are side-eyeing this move big time. Even though we haven’t seen the interview yet, some are saying Tucker might be dancing to Putin’s tune.

Carlson’s Spin on the Media

In a video he dropped online, Carlson went on a rant against the press, doing what he does best. He’s calling out English-speaking media, saying they’re all “corrupt” and pushing “ugly propaganda.” But come on, isn’t that a bit rich coming from him?

The Zelensky Drama

Carlson’s taking shots at how the media’s treating Ukrainian President Zelensky, saying they’re giving him a pass. But isn’t this the same guy who once called Zelensky a rat? Talk about irony!

The Missing Puzzle Piece

Sure, Carlson’s not totally off base saying Western journalists haven’t been getting face time with Putin lately. But let’s be real: it’s not for lack of trying. Putin’s just not opening up to the media these days. So, why’s Tucker the chosen one? Some reckon he’s cozying up to the Kremlin.

The Media Hustle

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour’s clapping back, saying, “Give it a rest, Tucker!” She’s pointing out that reporters have been itching to grill Putin for ages. And she’s right—everyone’s been trying to land that big interview, but Putin’s been dodging the spotlight.

Behind Putin’s Curtain

While Carlson’s hinting that US news doesn’t care about Russia’s story, there’s a journalist sitting in a Russian slammer for telling it. Talk about a double standard! Putin’s been tightening the screws on the media, tossing reporters in jail and squeezing free speech.

Glasser’s Hot Take

Journalist Susan Glasser’s not holding back. She’s calling out Carlson for acting like he’s just doing journalism, while real reporters are getting locked up in Russia for the same thing. She’s wondering if Tucker’s report will shine a light on this grim reality.

The Big Questions

CNN tried to hit up Carlson for some answers about his media bashing and whether he brought up the jailed journalist during his chat with Putin. But, surprise surprise, no word from Tucker.

In a Nutshell

So, Tucker Carlson’s little trip to Russia is making waves. While he’s cozying up to Putin, journalists are getting slammed for doing their job. Will Tucker’s report set the record straight? Only time will tell. But for now, it’s a reminder that not every visit to Russia is just about bagging interviews. Sometimes, there’s more at play.