After segments on his Thursday and Friday night show slammed Powell for not providing the network with evidence to prove her claims, Carlson was harshly criticized on social media and branded as ‘fake news’ and a ‘traitor.’
He appeared to cast doubt on her allegations that voting software was used by Democrats to steal eight million votes from Trump on election day, despite his own show previously having staunchly backed the president in his vendetta against the election result.
If this is true it explains a lot of what he's done lately #tuckercarlson #pizzagate #foxnews #hunterbiden-- Jroyal76 Jroyal76 Monday, November 23, 2020
Carlson was accused by viewers of abandoning the cause as right-wing fans continue to abandon Fox, claiming that it is also showing bias against Trump.
Powell herself struck out at Carlson on Friday in response to his first segment and she continued to feud with him online on Saturday, retweeting criticism of the host and pushing further claims of fraud with no proof.
‘@TuckerCarlson IS FAKE NEWS SQUAD!’ tweeted businessman Malik Obama on the segment on Powell. ‘Master of Bait and Switch.’
Some viewers accused Carlson of letting his ‘ego’ get in the way and criticized him for believing that he was entitled to have the evidence shown to him.
They appeared to insinuate that Carlson was attempting to ruin Trump’s chances of overturning the election.
‘Tonight, Tucker threw one of his Fox Globalist directed temper tantrums .... what's new? FACT: @SidneyPowell1 & @RudyGiuliani first priority is to accumulate evidence with the sole objective of presenting that documentation to The Court & not some guy who is owned by The Syndicate,’ accused health care policy analyst Dr Dave Janda.
‘As far as evidence, Tucker isn't dumb... he is in fact owned. His goal was to get @SidneyPowell1 to show her sources & methods. In the process it would have put them in harm's way & possibly inadmissible in court. Besides the last evidence Tucker had he lost it in the mail: Busted!’
‘Tucker @TuckerCarlson thinks he deserves evidence before the court of law. This is ego. Sorry Tucker, you don’t dictate where and when evidence is shown despite your bullying @SidneyPowell1,’ added Bryan Eure.
‘This show is no different than the rest of @foxnews.’
‘Tucker knew exactly what he was doing,’ accused another.
General Mike Flynn, who Powell represents, added: ‘@TuckerCarlson you are not being genuine in how you represented yourself to @SidneyPowell1 Why are you acting like a “Bell Ringer” and not a real journalist.’
Some social media users on Saturday claimed to present Carlson with evidence as both Trump and Powell tweeted that they would have more information on alleged fraud in Georgia coming soon.