By Steve Neavling
Fired Fox News host Tucker Carlson was hellbent on spinning a conspiracy theory that the FBI had instigated the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, said former producer Abby Grossberg, who is suing the station for alleged discrimination.
In an interview on MSNBC, Grossberg said Carlson was obsessed with “finding an FBI person who was implanted in the crowd” in order to suggest the riot was a false flag by the government.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy turned over 41,000 hours of Jan. 6 security footage to Fox, which Carlson cherry-picked to peddle a false narrative.
Tucker was “spinning this conspiracy that they were ultimately the ones responsible for the Capitol attack, not Fox News as they’re about to go into the Dominion trial,” Grossberg said.
“It was really the FBI that set up this thing, not Fox telling the American people that the election was rigged and the voting machines did it.”
At one point, Grossberg said she talked to an attorney representing one of the Proud Boys “and he flat-out told me, on two occasions, ‘there is no conspiracy. Get away from this stuff. This is dangerous. Tell Tucker to stop. I’ll come on your show and represent and my client. But I absolutely will walk off if he asks me this.’ And the response was, ‘Well, find somebody else, Tucker is really intent on this.’”