Right-wing satire site The Babylon Bee appeared to push the baseless claim that the FBI played a role in the January 6 attack on democracy - by joking that there’ll be an FBI reunion event to mark the dark day.
The satirical post suggested that the event would be a means for “special agents to reunite as guests of honour”.
This all appears to stem from a fringe conspiracy theory that the FBI or members of Antifa incited the Capitol Hill insurrection, which is often pushed by very-online conservatives.
Fox News Host Tucker Carlson is one of the main figures to push the idea that the riots were a result of government agents.
“But direct incitement by federal agents? The intentional entrapment of American citizens? No decent person wants to believe that. But increasingly there’s evidence it is true,” Carlson said, in Part I of the series titled Patriot Purge.
Brian Kilmeade of Fox & Friends spoke to Carlson about the series, asking him if the FBI pushed for the invasion of the Capitol.
“There were people working for the FBI in the crowd that day. This series is rock-solid factual,” Carlson said on air.
On Fox & Friends, Brian Kilmeade suggests that the FBI "was actually pushing for" the attack of January 6.