You probably recall that back in July, while he was on vacation in Montana, Fox News host Tucker Carlson was approached by a man named Dan Bailey who told him to his face:
And now, yet again, Carlson has proved that he is indeed the worst human being known to mankind for comments he made about Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg taking family leave since he and his husband, Chasten, recently adopted twins.
On his show Thursday evening, Carlson not only chided Buttigieg for taking leave (which he’s entitled to under the law), but he also decided he’d toss in a line about how he wondered if “breastfeeding” had worked out.
What in the hell is that all about? Is Carlson just trying to let his audience know he hates Buttigieg because he’s gay, or is he suggesting that two men shouldn’t be allowed to adopt?
Whatever Carlson’s point was, his comments were met with anger and disdain on Twitter:
UPDATE: Secretary Buttigieg responded to Carlson during an appearance on “Deadline: White House, remarking:
Comedian Jim Breuer is probably best known as a former cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and for appearing in a hilarious stoner movie entitled “Half Baked.”
Breuer was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Wednesday evening to discuss canceling some stand-up gigs at clubs that were requiring audience members to prove they’d been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Asked to explain why he had made the decision to cancel the shows, Breuer told Carlson:
And then Breuer whined that those who refuse to get vaccinated are being treated badly and demonized. Of course, he conveniently neglected to mention that more than 650,000 Americans are dead as a result of COVID-19 and the disease has now become a pandemic of the unvaccinated:
Fair enough. So here’s another suggestion: If you get COVID and you haven’t been vaccinated, you aren’t allowed to get care at a hospital. You have to stay at home and more than likely die. Are the unvaccinated willing to take that risk? If so, have them line up and sign a binding contract saying just that. Then the rest of us can get on with our lives without having to worry about the selfish assholes keeping us from getting the care we need.
One of the main requirements for being an on-air host at Fox News is that you have to be willing to lie, twist the facts, fabricate evidence, and misinform your viewers, even though doing can have disastrous consequences, à la the 2020 election results and subsequent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Of course, the people who work at Fox will never come right out and tell their viewers that they’re being lied to. That would destroy whatever modicum of credibility they might have in the minds of the right-wing MAGA faithful, many of who have now switched to even more extreme sources of bullshit, i.e. Newsmax and One America News.
But in a moment of stunning honesty, Tucker Carlson is admitting that he does indeed lie, telling right-wing Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” that lying is part of who he is, even though he immediately tried to take it back Media Matters reports:
So if you’re not trying to lie, that means you’re not a liar? Good luck selling that one in a court of law. Sure, I committed perjury, but I didn’t like doingit. Tell a judge that and the next sound you hear will be the cell doors closing as you settle in to serve your sentence.
Carlson also fessed up to harming people with his lies and misinformation, but he claims he didn’t do it out of malice:
Tucker didn’t mean to slag a person who was totally innocent. It was inadvertent; he just got carried away. That’s certain to make the person he attacked feel so much better.
Remember the man who approached Carlson recently in Montana and called him “the worst human being ever”? The reason that resonated so deeply with people is because it’s true. Tucker Carlson is a total douchebag, and a self-admitted liar. Those things alone make him a lowlife.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson says he’s had enough of people daring to criticize those who refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine for the explosion of cases and hospitalizations taking place in states such as Alabama, Florida, and Texas, and he believes such criticism is the same as lynching.
Many of those refusing to get vaccinated, it should be noted, are anti-science conservatives who have all sorts of absurd reasons for not taking the shot, even claiming that they’re fearful they’ll be implanted with a computer microchip.
According to Carlson, the country is being misled by those who want Americans to get the vaccine:
And then Carlson made the ridiculous comparison to lynchings:
Is it just me, or does that sound like some big-time psychological projection on Tucker’s part? He looks like the preppy douchebag bully type who would have gotten his jollies locking smaller kids in their lockers during high school.
There was also a tortured attempt by Carlson to equate racial hatred with urging people to take the COVID vaccine:
Divide and conquer, Tucker? Isn’t that exactly what Donald Trump did for four years? And yet we never heard you say a word about Trump’s fondness for setting us against each other.
Tucker Carlson is an asshole. I’m willing to bet he and his entire family have been vaccinated, but he still wants to play the victim, because that’s all conservatives have left. They know their numbers are dwindling, so they’re resorting to fear, hate, and lies.
According to Fox News, no one should ever approach one of their employees and exercise his or her First Amendment right to speak their mind the way a man in Montana did over the weekend when he ran across Fox host Tucker Carlson in a fly fishing shop.
The interaction, which featured Carlson and a man identified as Dan Bailey, went viral online, with Bailey telling Carlson:
Fox News gave a statement to Mediaite regarding the video in which they wrote:
“Ambushing Tucker Carlson while he is in a store with his family is totally inexcusable — no public figure should be accosted regardless of their political persuasion or beliefs simply due to the intolerance of another point of view.”
The problem with that statement is that it could not possibly be more hypocritical, as Amanda Terkel of HuffPost notes. Terkel was ambushed by Jesse Watters of Fox News back in 2009 and recalled that event:
“Fox News is outraged when their big-name hosts are ambushed, but it is totally fine with its big-name hosts doing the ambushing. Ambushes were a central part of the show of Bill O’Reilly, who was Fox’s most prominent host for years. (He left in 2017, under the disgrace of a series of sexual harassment allegations.)
“Fox News also continued to promote Jesse Watters, O’Reilly’s henchman who went out and did many of the ambushes. In 2009, O’Reilly sent Watters out to harass me while I was on vacation for the weekend in Virginia.”
Terkel complained to Fox when Watters harassed her. What was their reaction? Bupkis. They gave her silence in return for her complaint:
Apparently, Fox only gives a damn when one of their propagandists is approached and told how the public feels. That’s one hell of a double standard, but it’s to be expected from conservatives, who are the biggest bunch of whiny-assed little daffodils in the world. They can dish it out, but when it comes back in their direction, they get their feelings hurt and complain.
Attention Fox News and Tucker Carlson: As Harry Truman once said, If you can’t stand the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen!