After Tucker Carlson offered his non-apology for having a blatant racist as a top writer last night, the host announced he’s taking a pre-planned vacation.
As I previously posted, Carlson’s top writer, Blake Neff, resigned Friday after a CNN investigation outed his pseudonymous racist, homophobic and sexist comments online. It took Fox News one day and Carlson three days to comment on Neff’s departure. So what a coincidence that Carlson’s remarks about Neff should occur the very week he decided to take a four-day vacation? Not a one-week vacation, as most would, but the four days right after he issued his sorry not sorry for having a guy like Neff as his top writer.
This is what Carlson said at the end of last night’s show:
CARLSON: Well, we're out of time. I’m going to spend the next four days trout fishing. Long planned.
This is one of those years where if you don't get it in now, you're probably not going to. If something dramatic happens, of course, we'll be back. We've got some taped segments for you. Brian Kilmeade will be sitting in.
But in the meantime, we hope you have the best and happiest week and we'll be back on Monday, if not before, 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
The show that is the sworn and totally sincere enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and groupthink.
Sure, he could be taking a long-planned vacation. But I’ll bet it wasn’t planned for this week until very recently. Fox News hosts have a history of taking vacations right after they dredge up unwelcome controversy for the network.
You can watch Carlson’s dubious “truth” below, from the July 13, 2020 Tucker Carlson tonight.
This kid, Tucker wouldn’t be on vacation if that no-talent writer was not exposed, and still on the job. Good riddance to both of them.
NOTE TO TUCKY
Good riddance to that untalented writer. We hope no network hires this useless clown.
BTW, Carlson makes that “sworn enemy” claim every night and it’s on the show’s website.
Tucker’s list of enemies is a classic of hypocritical projection, a more eloquent derivative of Trump rule #1: accuse your opponents of the sort of thing you are guilty of. For each of Tucker’s 4 ultimate evils, there is a more exact way of describing how Tucker implements it:
1. Lying: Tucker (and Fox in general) prefers, but does not limit himself to, half-truths and/or BS/exaggeration vs. outright lies,
2. Pomposity: Trump is glitzy pompous whereas Tucker’s style is by comparison old money, a more refined, more understated, conceited pomposity, which Tucker tuck’s away beneath his innocent-looking baby-face and sometimes seemingly straightforwardish persona. The Right wishes to tag scientists and intellectuals with pomposity and elitism, as though those weren’t even more prevalent on the rich and/or religious Right.
3. Smugness: This pretty much overlaps with pomposity, but there is another point to make: notwithstanding Tucker’s presumption that his political incorrectness immunizes him from smugness, this man-of-of-a-thousand smirks puts the “mug” in smugness.
4. Groupthink: So a guy who can’t see that the Emperor wears no clothes is supposed to be the nemesis of groupthink??