Russian President Vladimir Putin will sit down with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson for his first interview with an American outlet in three years.
Carlson announced the interview on X on Tuesday, accusing other media outlets of being corrupt in their coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Since the day the war in Ukraine began, American media outlets have spoken to many Ukrainians, and they have conducted multiple interviews with Ukrainian President Zelensky,” Carlson said in a statement. Video Posted on his ex account. “We have requested an interview with Zelensky himself. We hope he accepts, but the interviews he has already done in the United States are not traditional interviews, they are pep sessions.
Carlson added, “Not a single Western journalist has any problem interviewing Vladimir Putin, the president of another country involved in this conflict.” “Most Americans have no idea why Putin invaded Ukraine or what his goals are now, you have never heard his voice. This is wrong. “Americans have a right to know everything about the war they’re in, and we have a right to tell them.”
Putin was last interviewed by an American TV journalist in 2021, when NBC’s Keir Simmons spoke to him in Moscow.
Carlson, of course, was ousted from Fox News in a shock move a year ago. They later launched a streaming show on X (formerly Twitter), and recently announced a subscription streaming service called TCN.
However, Carlson says Putin’s interview will be available for free, and unedited.
“We paid for this trip ourselves. We did not take any money from any government or group,” Carlson said in the video. “Neither do we…