Sweet Jesus, I hate Tucker Carlson. And Joe Scarborough isn't exactly far down that list either. However, this exchange between the two of them was so far outside anything that that we in the reality-based community could recognize that I actually have to ponder out loud what color the sky is in their world. In discussing the gas tax proposal made by John McCain, Carlson and Scarborough conflate liberals with the media once again (because we all know the media is liberal, right? <snark>) and claim that the media is so in love with Barack Obama that they can't criticize his stance against the gas tax.
The reality that the media has acknowledged giving McCain a pass and the huge scrutiny of Obama and everyone he might have been in contact with aside--since I've already acknowledged that Carlson and Scarborough do not live in reality--how much more patronizing and ridiculous could their characterizing could be?
TC: It’s gonna be…It’s gonna be such a great election.
JS: It’s gonna be awesome. Especially when you have the media loving one candidate as much as they love Barack Obama.
TC: It’s more than love. It’s the kind of love that…anybody who’s been a ninth grade boy understands, this species of love. Do you know what I mean?
JS: No, it’s true. It’s all-consuming.
TC: It’s red-in-the-face, think-about-you-when-I-go-to-bed, too-embarassed-to-stand-up, sealed-with-a-kiss love. It’s puppy love.
JS: It really is.
MB: What are you guys talking about?
JS: No, seriously. The media’s love affair with Barack Obama is all-consuming. It is..it is…no, it really is. It is a ninth grade love affair, where if you say anything about their love interest, they get very red-faced, angry, and emotional. They can’t really think logically about it.
Now I'll give Carlson the acknowledgment that there are some Obama supporters who are pretty out there with their support of their candidate (and before someone starts attacking me for saying so, Clinton has some equally rabid supporters as well), but he's talking about the media, not passionate members of the electorate. To conflate the two just shows once again how shallow and un-informed Carlson and Scarborough are and how little truth they add to the public discourse.