Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Monday night time took day out from selling conspiracy theories, downplaying the U.S. Capitol riot and spreading misinformation about COVID-19 to assault the bodily look of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
Carlson claimed Pelosi was really the late singer Michael Jackson. Teeing up his “joke,” Carlson informed viewers they might have “had the shock of your life” to see the entertainer on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
“Now let’s be clear, this wasn’t a video of Michael Jackson performing his hit songs of the 1990s,” stated Carlson. “This appeared to be a living version of the international pop star that news reports claimed died of a drug OD more than a dozen years ago. And yet despite those claims there he was, fully, undeniably Michael Jackson talking on television. How can that be? Honestly, we have no idea. We’re not theologians here. This is merely a news program. We can only show you what we saw. Here it is.”
Carlson, who’s admitted to typically mendacity on his present and who Fox News’ legal professionals have beforehand acknowledged doesn’t state precise information, then aired footage of Pelosi speaking concerning the U.S. Capitol riot.
“See? Michael Jackson. That was him,” Carlson commented after. “No ‘Billie Jean.’ Apparently, he’s given up singing and is telling lies about politics. Same man. If you’ve ever seen Michael Jackson, you cannot forget the face – though admittedly, he’s had a lot of work done since we saw him last.”
This article initially appeared on HuffPost and has been up to date.