Tucker Carlson decided to sink to a new low and dedicated a segment of his show to attack the appearance of 81-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and compared her to the late pop star Michael Jackson.

Rather than reporting on the news (or in Carlson’s case spreading Covid misinformation and peddling conspiracy theories), it seems the Fox News presenter likened himself to a comedian as he began the lame skit where he said viewers would get “the shock of your life”.

“Now let’s be clear, this wasn’t a video of Michael Jackson performing his hit songs of the 1990s,” Carlon said.

“This appeared to be a living version of the international pop star that news reports claimed died of a drug OD more than a dozen years ago. And yet despite those claims there he was, fully, undeniably Michael Jackson talking on television. How can that be? Honestly, we have no idea. We’re not theologians here. This is merely a news program. We can only show you what we saw. Here it is.”

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A clip is then played of Pelosi’s appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, January 9 where she discussed the Capitol riot, one year on since it occurred.

“See? Michael Jackson. That was him,” Carlson added after the clip of the 81-year-old finished playing.

“No ‘Billie Jean.’ Apparently, he’s given up singing and is telling lies about politics. Same man. If you’ve ever seen Michael Jackson, you cannot forget the face – though admittedly, he’s had a lot of work done since we saw him last.”

Turns out Carlson’s is just as bad at comedy as he is at journalism - after all he’s even admitted himself that he tells a few porkies on his show.

In an interview, he told conservative media host Dave Rubin: “I mean, I lie if I’m really cornered or something. I lie. I really try not to. I try never to lie on TV. I just don’t ― I don’t like lying. I certainly do it, you know, out of weakness or whatever,” The Guardian reported.

Meanwhile, Carlson later posted the segment to Twitter with the jibe: “Michael Jackson was spotted on live television over the weekend.”

Of course, critics of Carlson were disgusted by the presenter’s comments and made their feelings abundantly clear on the matter.

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