Tucker Carlson calls Fox News 'heroic' for giving him more airtime as a 'commitment to honesty'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday praised his network after he was given additional airtime on its streaming platform.

In a statement, Fox News announced that Carlson would host the Tucker Carlson Originals program on the Fox Nation streaming service.

“This is my twelfth year at FOX News and I've never been more grateful to be here," Carlson said in the statement. "As other media outlets fall silent or fall in line, FOX News Media's management has redoubled its commitment to honesty and freedom of speech. I consider that heroic at a time like this."

In recent days, Carlson has accused President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden of faking their marriage. He has also falsely claimed that frozen windmills in Texas are largely responsible for the state's massive power outages.

“The news media are profoundly dishonest," Carlson complained during a recent broadcast. "All of us lie from time to time — that's the human condition. But imagine if lying was your job. Imagine forcing yourself to tell lies all day about everything in ways that were so transparent and so outlandish that there is no way that people listening to you could possibly believe anything you said."