Biden Administration Faces Backlash After Military Attacks Tucker Carlson On Govt Accounts
The administration under Democrat President Joe Biden is facing backlash from critics after military officials used official government resources late last week to launch repeated political attacks against Fox News host Tucker Carlson after the host called out some of the administration’s push within the military.
Fox News noted that the US military, under Biden’s leadership, attacked Carlson — a US citizen — by posting at the Department of Defense website that: “Press Secretary Smites Fox Host That Dissed Diversity in US Military.”
Tucker Carlson Segment From A Few Nights Back That The Left Is Whining About Today: Joe Biden Is Making A Mockery Of The United States Military
Tucker Discusses How China Is Focusing On Cultivating Masculinity In Their Military While The U.S. Military Embraces Woke Politics. pic.twitter.com/Pi9O6C7tOF
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 11, 2021
US Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant Scott H. Stalker attacked Carlson in the US Space Command’s official government Twitter account, stating that the Fox News’ hosts statements were “not valid” because they were “made by an individual who has never served a day in his life.”
The US Marines’ II MEF Information Group writing on its official government account also blasted Carlson saying: “Get right before you get left, boomer.”
— The Hill (@thehill) March 14, 2021
“There was intense backlash online against the Biden administration after the U Military used its resources to attack a private citizen who called into question the military’s readiness and combat effectiveness,” the report said.
Human Events Managing Editor Ian Miles Cheong called out the move of the military to attack Carlson.
China’s military is laughing at the US Marines for getting triggered by a TV host and ignoring their military buildup in the Pacific.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) March 13, 2021
“China’s military is laughing at the US Marines for getting triggered by a TV host and ignoring their military buildup in the Pacific,” Cheong wrote on Twitter.
A Democrat and former CIA officer, Bryan Dean Wright, also wrote a small note for his neighbors.
“With US Marines tweeting partisan views on Gov’t accounts — and keeping their jobs all the while — we’ve crossed a red line. The Republic will not stand long when our military, intelligence, & law enforcement become political tools. We are in desperate trouble,” Wright said.
With US Marines tweeting partisan views on Govt accounts — and keeping their jobs all the while — we’ve crossed a red line.
The Republic will not stand long when our military, intelligence, & law enforcement become political tools.
We are in desperate trouble.
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) March 14, 2021
Meanwhile, others noted how “wild” it is to see such comments from an official US military account.
“Pretty wild to see this tweet from an official US military account,” Melugin said on his post.
Another comment from political strategist Arthur Schwartz said the military should “focus on China” and “not on Tucker Carlson.”
Please focus on China and not Tucker https://t.co/RB6lkEXCoz
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) March 13, 2021
“This is an official DoD Twitter account getting mouthy with a member of the public who told them to focus on China instead of Tucker Carlson. Whoever is manning this Twitter account should be fired. Immediately,” he added.
If a member of the United States military high command under Trump released a video in uniform in his government office going after Jim Acosta or Don Lemon or Morning Joe, they would have to clear graphite off the roof of CNN.
Here journalists are silent. https://t.co/IfdytuxayZ
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 13, 2021
Media bias against Trump
Meanwhile, some comments also slammed the mainstream media’s coverage.
32-yesr USAF Combat Veteran Rob Maness noted that the move to use official government accounts to criticize a private citizen is “very dangerous.”
“This is very dangerous. This is a 4-star Army General’s official account attacking a civilian citizen and member of the media over a policy disagreement he critiqued the @POTUS for. Stunning failure of leadership @PaulFunk2 @SecDef @USArmy @DoD_IG
Former acting director of the US National Intelligence lamented how the media appears to be giving the Biden administration free pass on multiple instances.
If this had happened under Trump there would have already been a congressional hearing. https://t.co/sj6y4KPkk9
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 14, 2021
“If this had happened under Trump there would have already been a congressional hearing,” former acting director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell said.
Allowing military leaders to be this blatantly political is very dangerous.
Responsible Democrats must be speak out against this. https://t.co/d5jUzdlf91
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 14, 2021
“Allowing military leaders to be this blatantly political is very dangerous. Responsible Democrats must speak out against this,” she added.
As a female Marine that served in II MEF, this attack on a reporter’s free speech from an official account is completely unacceptable. https://t.co/HzZsexZD2I
— Michele Perez Exner (@michelepexner) March 13, 2021
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