Fox News loves to promote the false and defamatory meme that minority "race hustlers" play the victim card. Meanwhile, as Jon Stewart so wisely said, "conservative victimization is the true genius of what Fox News has accomplished." Saturday, Tucker Carlson, who was appropriately called a "dick" by Jon Stewart, once again demonstrated the wisdom of Stewart's characterization of Fox News. On Fox & Friends, Carlson and right wing "Christian politico with a sense of humor" joker Caleb Bonham whined about how nasty liberal college campuses don't invite enough Republicans to speak at graduation ceremonies. Awww, somebody call me a whambulance.
Carlson began his "Trouble With Schools" segment by citing how former NY City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was booed off stage at *Brown, "can you imagine" and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was disinvited to speak at Rutgers. After asking Caleb Bonham, from the right wing "Campus Reform," who the schools "were inviting instead," Carlson began the whine with "mind blowing" stats: "Ten Obama cabinet secretaries giving commencement speeches." (Bush cabinet members did the same thing but hey, who needs facts when you've got a right wing whine going on)
Carlson giggled as Bonham (a nasty piece of work who validated Carlson's claim of black on white violence and whose video collection includes slut shaming women on the abortion issue) continued the whine about the imbalance between liberal and conservative speakers at this year's college graduation ceremonies. He claimed that "people are wondering what's going on here." ("People" as in Fox News people?) Tucker provided the requisite right wing talking point in his next whine: "You know exactly what's going on, which is it's a completely closed system, universities are run by the left, and basically they're little indoctrination factories that the rest of us have to work three jobs to pay for." (Awww, poor Tucker. According to Celebrity Net Worth he's worth $8 million - not exactly minimum wage net worth!)
Bonham continued the whine by citing how there are more GOP than Democratic governors and US House members and "you would think the proportions would be fair." But, sadly, more Democratic governors and House members are giving commencement speeches. (So, uh, colleges should base their speakers on proportional party representation of state officials) Carlson whined about "the nature of the speakers" because "it's Jon Huntsman and not Ann Coulter" and OMG "the Democrats are full throated lefties." The chyron reinforced the agitprop: "Speaking Out, Commencement Speakers, GOP Need Not Apply."
Picking up the whine, Bonham lamented that the nasty liberal speakers include OMG the president of Planned Parenthood and MSNBC's Chris Matthews. The chyron provided more propaganda as Fox Fact: "Liberal Arts, Republican Speakers Unwelcome." As Bonham spoke of how some students were upset about the choice, Carlson shouted "can you imagine, can you imagine having to set through that..." (Nobody has to worry about sitting through a Tucker Carlson speech because he doesn't seem to have been invited to do so!) Bonham quipped "there's not a whole lot of thrills going up the legs of the audience," a reference to Matthews statement about Pres. Obama. Carlson quipped "people will be running for the exits."
Memo to Tucker Carlson: Unlike Fox News, colleges aren't required to be "fair & balanced" and if you don't like their speaker selection, well, that's just a shame.....
*The event at which Kelly was booed was not a Brown commencement speech but one given in the fall of 2013.
“So, Tuck-tuck, affirmative action is a good thing when it benefits right-wingers……”
Yes indeed — especially Tucker Carlson’s good friend CLARENCE THOMAS. Don’t forget: Thomas got to the Supreme Court bench via AFFIRMATIVE ACTION — and now that’s he’s there, he has done a 180 degree pivot and has now become another dyed-in-the-wool “I’ve got mine thanks to the government, to hell with you, go f**k yourself!” reichwinger.
And now they’re surprised that they’re not very welcome at commencements?