Putin Puppet Tucker Carlson a Few Days Before the Navalny Murder: ‘Every Leader Kills People’

Friday morning delivered news of the tragic death of Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critic. Navalny’s passing in a Russian prison is heartbreaking, but not surprising.

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The death of such a prominent opponent of Putin comes at a time when the U.S. Congress is struggling to pass legislation that would provide Ukraine support for their battle against Russia’s aggression and slaughter of innocent civilians. Democrats have voted overwhelming in favor of that legislation, which also included aid for Israel and American immigration reforms, while Republicans have done Putin’s – and Donald Trump’s – bidding by blocking it.

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Navalny’s death also came just a few days after Tucker Carlson traveled to Russia for a slobbering propaganda production, wherein he did an embarrassingly obsequious interview of Putin that omitted little or no references to the Russian dictator’s war crimes in Ukraine and elsewhere, his assassinations of his foes, or the incarceration of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. Carlson also neglected to bring up Putin’s persecution of Navalny.

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In the hours that have passed since the reporting of Navalny’s death, neither Trump nor Carlson has posted a single comment of condemnation or consolation. Carlson, however, had something to say on the broader subject of Putin’s murderous reign just after concluding his Russian holiday. It came in response to an interviewer’s inquiry in the following exchange…

Interviewer: You should challenge some ideas. For instance, you didn’t talk about freedom of speech in Russia, you did not talk about Navalny, about assassinations, about restrictions on opposition
Tucker Carlson: Every leader kills people, including my leader. Every leader kills people. some kill more than others. Leadership requires killing people. Sorry, that’s why I wouldn’t want to be a leader.

So Carlson believes that it’s perfectly acceptable and routine for authoritarian tyrants to commit extrajudicial murders. It’s just a fact of life to him. He asserts that all leaders engage in the practice of political assassinations. Even, according to Carlson, American leaders. And he specifically includes President Biden (“my leader”). Perhaps he would like to tells us who, and if he’s cool with that too?

This is another nauseating position that is held by the MAGA Cult of Trump. Add it to Trump’s recent remarks that he would “encourage” Putin to attack America’s NATO allies. But it is only the latest toxic tantrum thrown by Tucker. His party in Putinland produced several pieces of pure pro-Russian propaganda. For instance, he declared that Moscow “is so much nicer than any city in my country.” And that was just the beginning…

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Carlson was bewitched by what he regarded as the freedom and the beauty of Russia. But his impression was tainted by a perverse distortion of reality. He lauded the access to cheap fast foods that actually cost more as a percentage of income than in the U.S.

Carlson also extolled the virtues of grocery shopping in Russia that he said would “radicalize you against our leaders,” despite his pitifully ignorant grasp of real world economics.

Carlson was also impressed by some of the showcase subways in Moscow, while neglecting to show the ones that are dingy and dilapidated.

The overall conclusions by Carlson were that Russia is a far better country than America. He says it has a higher standard of living for less money. He said that it is on par with other nations, including the U.S., with regard to social and political liberty. He even praised the Russian press as only slightly more censorious than the their counterparts in America…

“Press restriction is universal in the United States, I know because I’ve lived it. Ask my former – I’ve had a lot of jobs. And I’ve done this for 34 years and I know how it works and there’s more censorship in Russia than there is in the United States but there is a great deal in the United States.”

Notice that Carlson cut himself off before saying “Ask my former…” employer, Fox News. That’s because he was fired by Fox for lying after they were forced into a $787 million defamation settlement. And he makes vague allusions to the fact that he was also fired by CNN, MSNBC, and PBS.

That resume of repeated failure is a reflection on Carlson, not the freedom of the press in America. But he will continue to lie to his shrunken audience and suck up to his keepers in the Kremlin. Because, at this point, that’s all he has left.

UPDATE: The next day, Carlson made a statement about Navalny, calling it “horrifying.” However, he never mentioned his hero, Putin, or attributed the murder to him.


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