Fox News anchor Bret Baier reluctantly admitted that he was disturbed by Tucker Carlson's conspiracy-mongering film questioning the events of the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The multi-episode "Patriot Purge" series claims the Capitol riots were "false flag" events staged by the federal government, which already drove out longtime network contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, and "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade on his radio program pressed Baier to address reports about his own concerns, reported The Daily Beast.
"I think it was a tough choice but one that they've made on principle," Baier said, discussing Goldberg and Hayes, "and I'm going to let them speak for themselves."
Kilmeade effusively praised Carlson's faux documentary for bringing an "interesting perspective" to the account about the U.S. Capitol riot and asked Baier to describe his own feelings about the Fox Nation series.
"There's — Brian, I don't want to go down this road," Baier stammered. "I mean, there were concerns about it definitely. I think that the news division did what we do when we covered the story."
"I want to do all of that internally," Baier added, trying to change the subject. "Steve and Jonah made the decision, and it's their decision."