Did Tucker Carlson EVER serve?

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/560209-tucker-carlson-lashes-out-at-milley-not-just-a-pig-hes-stupid

I don’t care if he did or not. But to call the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs “stupid” and a “pig” is straight out of his hero’s playbook.

I contend that it is Mr. Carlson who is a stupid pig.

And this is who about 40% of Americans listen to and BELIEVE in. Put don the Kool-Aid my, fellow Americans, and truly consider where you get your viewpoints from.

11 thoughts on “Did Tucker Carlson EVER serve?

  1. I do not disagree with your assessment of Tucker Carlson’s intellect and character but you have to admit he knows his audience. They eat this stuff up.

    Of course, the question in your headline is a rhetorical one but I would like to put the answer on the record. . .

    “Are you kidding, No way.”

    Tucker Carlson is a silver spoon child who would not be caught dead in the military. His undistinguished academic career included membership in the “Jesse Helms Foundation” and the “Dan White Society” at Trinity College. Dan White was the assassin who killed Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Was this real or imagined membership a foreshadowing of his penchant for political violence?

    Finally, it is worth remembering that when accused in court of slander Tucker’s defense was essentially that he is a TV Clown who nobody believes. Fox News’ lawyers argued in court that no reasonable person would believe that Carlson is accurately representing the facts. The Judge agreed and wrote “[The] ‘general tenor’ of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.’ ”

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  2. Carlson is a mini-Trump. Outrageous claims and conspiracies get him attention, read as ratings, and he doesn’t give a crap about truth or damage.

    His lawyer’s defense is so absurd, but a desperate plea to whitewash libel.

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  3. After reading the Hill article I was a bit shocked. Why call the top military leader a “pig”?

    “So Mark Milley reads Mao to understand Maoism and he reads communists to understand communism, but it’s interesting that he doesn’t read white supremacists to understand white supremacy,” Carlson continued.”

    “Read white supremacists”? What the heck is that mean. That the general didn’t read “The Protocols of Zion” or other conspiracy laden trash about master races.

    Of course, if the quote is correct, it seems to reveal that Carlson is a card carrying racist himself and upset that the general doesn’t understand him.

    FOX is a total embarrassment to 80% of the nation who are not suckling the teat of a fascist con artist.

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  4. I wouldn’t call Gen. Milley a pig, as Tucker Carlson did, but in the Orwellian sense (Animal Farm), there’s probably some truth to the sentiment. This idea that white rage or white supremacy are threats to the republic is laughably stupid.

    Show me some numbers. Many months ago I shared here in the Forum an essay by Scott Alexander that tried to quantify the number of white supremacists in the U.S. The best estimate Alexander could come up with was about 5,000, a pitifully small cohort in a nation of 320 million.

    After Charlottsville, I spent a weekend reviewing the web sites of various of the so-called alt-right groups accused of illegal violence. I was surprised to learn that many of them were really neo-socialist in their ideology.

    White supremacy fear porn is fashionable at present. It might even harden into power grabs by the establishment. But ask yourself, how many racists and white supremacists do you personally meet in your day-to-day life?

    When I was young, such encounters were common. Today, they are not, thankfully.

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    1. “White supremacy fear porn is fashionable at present”

      As is vaccine fear, voting fraud and CRT. THe right are the kings of fear porn. It was fear porn that give us T**** in the Oval Office. It is fear porn that is causing GOP legislatures across the country to pass election “integrity” bills that have ZERO to do with election integrity.

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    2. “But ask yourself, how many racists and white supremacists do you personally meet in your day-to-day life?”

      More than I care to. And as they are customers, I just have to suck it up and ask them not to start on any kind of racist rant.

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    3. “This idea that white rage or white supremacy are threats to the republic is laughably stupid.”

      No, it is your assessment that is laughably stupid.

      Maybe you have pushed it out of your memory but on January 6th these people tried to overthrow the government with violence and install their Dear Leader. Beyond that, our security services have been warning us for years of the dangers posed by these militarized and radicalized white supremacy extremists. You will not find many of us “leftists” donning camo and playing army man in the woods with our supply of assault weaponry.

      And let us not forget that AFTER he incited violent insurrection, many millions of unpatriots still strongly support Donald Trump and will not accept the legitimacy of President Biden. Such people ARE a threat to our democratic republic. The only alternative to the peaceful transfer of power is violence.

      Since such people intend violence against our government it is particularly important that our military remain faithful to their oaths. Anyone who does not accept that President Biden is their legitimate Commander-in-chief should be expelled from the military NOW.

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      1. RE: “Beyond that, our security services have been warning us for years of the dangers posed by these militarized and radicalized white supremacy extremists.”

        Yes, that’s why Scott Alexander compiled the statistics for his essay, to see if the warnings were true or not. They weren’t.

        Bigots are always looking for excuses to indulge their bigotry. Anecdotes, like the ones you offer, are proof to them. Sad.

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        1. Scott Alexander
          Maybe it is a failing but I still trust the FBI more than some crank. His figure of 5,000 white supremacists in the entire United States is a joke. You would have to be really, really eager to be fooled to take it seriously.

          You say Alexander proved the security services wrong in their warnings about dangerous domestic terrorists. But obviously they were right. You keep forgetting that a mob of them tried to overthrow the government, execute Nancy Pelosi and hang Mike Pence.

          Here is something maybe you can agree with me on – anyone who says that the duly-elected President is not legitimately the President should be removed from the military.

          You do not hesitate to call me a “bigot.” Are you not supposed to be upholding civility around here? Or is that just something you pretend to do when you do not have an answer for what I might say that you don’t like.

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          1. Civility on this forum has soured a bit. There was a post last year asking to refer to the ex-president as president Trump in the first use, followed by Mr. Trump or the president in the rest of the post.

            That was before Stumble Joe tickled certain posters and became de rigueur.

            “Right” means “might”. As in, if you are right then you might or might not be civil.

            Sigh.

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