Read time: 2 minutes

Mark Steyn: An Immigrant Should ‘Drag Jim Acosta’ And ‘Kick Him To The Sidewalk’

Fox News sure does know how to pick them.

It was hard to know which Tucker Carlson loved more this week: Donald Trump’s proposal to slash immigration or guest Mark Steyn’s vicious smear of CNN reporter Jim Acosta who got into a viral confrontation with Trump adviser Stephen Miller over it.

There was no doubt white-supremacist-hero Carlson would love Trump’s probably fruitless proposal given that it will likely disproportionately curtail immigration from Asia, the Middle East, and African and Caribbean countries.

Carlson savored the moment the Fox News way: by teaming up with a like-minded hate monger and celebrating American exceptionalism by attacking a respected journalist.

In this case, the journalist was CNN Senior White House correspondent Acosta. He had the nerve to exercise his American freedom of questioning Dear Leader Trump in a heated exchange with Miller (video below). As Think Progress noted, Miller’s contention, that the famous Statue of Liberty poem, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free…” does not really reflect American values because it was “added later” is “a popular refrain among white nationalists” and was “greeted enthusiastically by white nationalists on Twitter.”

So the mood was set for Carlson to joyously sink his teeth into a smearfest with Steyn.

Steyn surely did not disappoint.

STEYN: One of the jobs that Americans won’t do is drag Jim Acosta out of there [the briefing room] and kick him to the sidewalk and say, "If you want to do the Jim Acosta show, there’s a rusting box car around the back of the freight yards with three semi-comatose hobos who are interested in it but nobody else here is." That would have been the healthy reaction to that.

That earned a hearty laugh from Carlson.

Watch the Fox News brand of humor (and patriotism) below, from the August 2, 2017 Tucker Carlson Tonight.

(NewsHound Richard assisted with this post.)

Originally published at

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team