Tucker Carlson Swiftly Fact-Checks Himself Following Fox News Fumble

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson owned up to an on-air “mistake” after he falsely claimed that a 2017 clip of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen was from 2007 ― a year before the 2008 financial crisis.

“So she was wrong, but she’s lying about it. This is not the first time she’s been wrong, by the way. Here she was in 2007, one year before the Great Recession,” said Carlson before he flipped to a clip that a Fox News graphic itself showed was from 2017.

“Our mistake. That was 2017. Clearly she didn’t see this crisis coming,” said Carlson as he corrected himself.