August 27, 2020

Tucker Carlson is a very dangerous man, and last night he reminded me why. He always oh so carefully phrases his comments, walks right up to the line but doesn't quite cross it, but manages to push all those stochastic buttons. You can read the transcripts, and it all sounds relatively harmless, but his viewers always know exactly what he means.

And he knows it. He's good at it!

Like this, last night, after Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old white militia member, shot and killed two men in Kenosha:

Kenosha devolved into anarchy because the authorities abandoned the people. Those in charge, from the governor on down, refused to enforce the law. They’ve stood back and watched Kenosha burn. Are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder?

Good old stochastic terrorism! Keeps your hands completely clean while someone else does the dirty work, amirite?

Are we surprised? Yes, Tucker. Decent people were surprised.

People were actually shocked, and called for his firing:

Hillary was right. They are deplorables.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

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. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. 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.