Tucker Carlson is questioning the motivation behind the outrage and media coverage surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Speaking at Politicon on Saturday in Los Angeles, the Hollywood reporter says the Fox News anchor said the media is playing "a game". and transmitting & # 39; moral superiority & # 39; because of his outrage over the murder of the Washington Post columnist.
"The whole game is people who have no basis for the moral superiority of imposing their moral superiority," Carlson said of the adverse reaction to Saudi Arabia. & # 39; Indignation is so false & # 39;
His comments came just a day after he spoke on his Tucker Carlson Tonight program and expressed similar sentiments in which he stated: "The wave of false positions shown by our own mindless ruling class" turned Khashoggi's death into "the story most important in the world. " .
Tucker Carlson spoke at the two-day Politicon event this weekend in Los Angeles, pictured
He said that the media are transmitting "moral superiority" and playing "a game" by being outraged by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Saudi journalist had been missing since October 2, when he was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to fix the paperwork for his next marriage to his Turkish fiancée.
Turkish officials say they have evidence that the columnist was brutally murdered and dismembered at the consulate by Saudi agents.
It was said that some of the Saudi squads were linked to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the New York Times reported.
Saudi Arabia finally admitted early Saturday that Khashoggi had been killed inside the Saudi consulate.
This comes after he expressed the same sentiments in his Fox News program where he claimed that outrage is a "wave of false postures on display."
Speaking at Politicon on Saturday, Carlson sat down with political strategist James Carville and said the media is "playing a game" and transmitting "moral superiority" because of his outrage.
Carlson said on his show on Friday: "But save us the theater now." It is an international incident promoted and manufactured for national political purposes & # 39;
He doubled his claims on Saturday from Politicon along with Democratic strategist James Carville.
Carlson said that Khashoggi is a name that nobody knew two weeks ago.
"They use that to intimidate you into submission," he said of the reaction. & # 39; It's a game. Do not follow the game.
– Just stop lecturing me, & # 39; said Carlson. Then he imitated: & # 39; You do not care enough Khashoggi! & # 39;
"The Saudis, and I do not mean this as a compliment, are acting completely in character with their character," he said. & # 39; That's what they do & # 39;
On Sunday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman telephoned Khashoggi's eldest son to express his condolences after his father was killed.