The bitter feud that has long been simmering between Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, and fetid fish stick heir, Tucker Carlson, is heating up in the wake of Carlson’s latest bootlicking “interview” of Russian dictator, Vladimir Putin. And that increase in temperature isn’t helping to stem the stench of Tucker’s treasonous tendencies.
Three weeks ago Carlson jetted off to Russia for a visit with Putin, his hero and role model for American totalitarianism. The resulting discussion could not have been more or a PR coup for Putin if it had been scripted by a Kremlin press agent. Which it very well might have been. Carlson never challenged Putin’s blatant lies and self-serving distortions of reality. But then why would anyone expect him to? Carlson has literally bragged about his support for Russia over America, saying “Why shouldn’t I root for Russia, because I am.”
Carlson followed up his Putin-fluffing interview with a VIP tour of Moscow’s glorious grocery stores and subway stations. He gushed with wide-eyed praise for them as being far superior to anything in the U.S. That led to another brutal smackdown by Stewart who mocked Carlson as the sort of “useful idiot” that Russia relies on to advance their propaganda.
So naturally, Carlson decided to fight back this week, defending himself as a patriot, saying that “I’m an American. I’m like a decent person. I just want to be able to walk to the grocery store without being murdered.” Which he apparently thinks Americans can’t do. And he might want to ask all the dead or imprisoned Russians about the risks of being a Putin critic.
But Carlson was just getting started. He then lashed out at Stewart, saying that he was “trying to prepare the population for accepting a lot less. He is really a tool of the regime in a sinister way, always has been.” Of course, the “regime” that Carlson is talking about is American democracy, not the Russian dictatorship that Carlson is such an obvious tool of.
To the contrary, in his role as a political satirist Stewart has been a constant critic of government and its enablers. He has never sucked up to the powerful the way that Carlson does to Putin. What Carlson is really whining about is that Stewart criticized him. And like Trump, and other malignant narcissists, Carlson could not abide that. Which led to another ridiculous stab at defending himself and pretending that he doesn’t worship Putin…
“The idea that I would be flacking for Putin when my relatives fought in the Revolutionary War…Like, I’m as American as you could be. It’s like crazy to me.”
Tucker says it ridiculous that people call him a shill for Putin and a traitor because “my relatives fought in the Revolutionary War. I’m as American as you could be.” pic.twitter.com/BdHNZXF4WH
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) February 27, 2024
First of all, assuming that Carlson is telling the truth about his distant relatives (which is a risky assumption), national loyalty isn’t handed down from generation to generation. Secondly, Carlson doesn’t say which side his relatives were allegedly fighting for. And given his predisposition toward monarchical tyranny, they may very well have been fighting for the British.
Finally, the idea that Carlson is a flack for Putin is anything but crazy. It’s been proven by his own words and behavior for years. And even worse, the Republican Party, following Trump’s lead, has also succumbed to the will of Putin and Russia. The MAGA right-wing today is firmly in Putin’s camp.
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