As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Carlson explained the reasoning behind interviewing Putin in a video posted to X/Twitter. "Here's why we're doing it. First, because it's our job. We're in journalism. Our duty is to inform people. Two years into a war that's reshaping the entire world, most Americans are not informed. They have no real idea what's happening in this region, here in Russia or 600 miles away in Ukraine. But they should know they're paying for much of it in ways they might not fully yet perceive."
Carlson went on to explain that the war in Ukraine has led to the depopulation of the largest nation in Europe, as hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian men have died fighting. However, he added that the humanitarian cost is just the beginning of how the war has impacted the world. "This war has utterly reshaped the global military and trade alliances, and the sanctions that followed have as well. And in total, they have upended the world economy," Carlson said. "The populations of the English-speaking countries seem mostly unaware. They think that nothing has really changed. And they think that because no one has told them the truth. Their media outlets are corrupt. They lie to their readers and views, and they do that mostly by omission."
The interview with the Russian leader has been highly anticipated and is likely to showcase a differing perspective in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
Ep. 73 The Vladimir Putin Interview pic.twitter.com/67YuZRkfLL— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 8, 2024
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