Tucker Carlson is a twit. It's not just the bow tie this time - it's the stuff that leaks out of the hole in his face just above the bow tie. This is how he explained why he was pro-France: "You know, France blew up the Rainbow Warrior, that Greenpeace ship in Auckland Harbor in the '80s. ... It won me over."
For the record, French secret service frogmen planted two mines that tore apart the ship's hull as it was preparing to sail to France's South Pacific nuclear test site at Mururoa Atoll and campaign for a nuclear-free Pacific Ocean. Two French agents were arrested by New Zealand authorities in the bombing and convicted of manslaughter. They were released after less than two years in prison.
So, you do the math - Tucker Carlson promotes manslaughter. And who was this person who deserved to be snuffed out by Tucker's Froggie men? Fernando Pereira was a Dutch photographer, originally from Portugal. Pereira had just celebrated his 35th birthday in Rongelap Atoll in the Marshall Islands with the crew of the Rainbow Warrior. He was planning to go to Moruroa to bring photographs of French nuclear testing to the world. Aha! One of those Portugese photographer trouble-making peace types. I can see Tucker's point.
If he's starting to remind you of another of our media's conservative blowhards, Robert Novak, it's no surprise. They shared a special little corner of journalistic hell called "Crossfire" until Jon Stewart showed up and pointed out that the emperor had no clothes - or maybe the emperor was just a big bag of gas, spewing vitriol.
Here's how Tucker is described by his pals at PBS: "Tucker Carlson's rise to prominence in the media landscape is rooted in his unique vision, combining wit, wisdom, insight and a wry perspective on the events that shape our lives politically, socially and culturally." Here's a bit of the touch of Tucker's wry perspective from April: Laura :Why isn't a Libertarian like you pro-choice? Why aren't you a feminist?
Tucker:If you think there is even a possibility that a fetus is a human being, and I do, then abortion isn't really a personal choice; it's a decision one makes about another's life. And I don't believe we have the right to kill other people, except in self-defense. As for feminism, I've lost track of what the term means. If it means treating women fairly, I'm a feminist. If it means pretending that men and women are the same, I'm not.
Okay - if you still don't believe me, go ahead and watch this pinhead's show. He's on MSNBC - he got fired from CNN.