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Friday, December 07, 2018

Carlson has tuckered out

Tucker Carlson gave people every reason not to watch his show, as he spun 180 degrees and attacked the president, embraced Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and predicted the Republican Party will die.

I am guessing that the Antifa mob that gathered outside his home last month scared the logic out of him.

An interview with a Swiss magazine revealed Carlson's attempt to re-brand himself as Joe Scarborough.

The Washington Post reported, "Urs Gehriger, an editor at Die Weltwoche, Switzerland’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, Ship of Fools, is silent on Trump but comments on his critics. And so, Gehriger jump-started the conversation by asking what Carlson thought of Trump’s first two years in office.

"Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting. Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson had just one word: 'No.'"

The cover of his book features caricatures of Jeff Bezos, Hillary Clinton, Bill Kristol, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Mark Zuckerberg, and some guy I am not familiar with, but not President Trump.

This cabal is leading us over the waterfalls, but he excluded President Trump.

Since writing it, though, Carlson has had a change of heart.

Thugs in black masks can be intimidating.

I watched him for a while but I grew bored of the schtick of a veteran telecaster making mincemeat out of a liberal making his first appearance on national television.

It is not that you cannot criticize the president, it is that I do not want to hear junk opinion.

His is.

For example, the Post reported, "'His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,' Carlson said, adding that those goals were probably lost causes. Trump, he said, doesn’t understand the system, and his own agencies don’t support him."

This is why that is junk: his chief complaint is that President Trump is opposed by Congress and the bureaucracy. That is an odd opinion coming from a fellow who subtitled his new book, "How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution."

Maybe Carlson wants a revolution.

Marketing himself as just another anti-Trump face on TV may be his way of saying he wants out of his show. That happens. Jack Paar gave up "The Tonight Show" after five years.

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50 comments:

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    1. Interesting coincidence - a mob targeted his house, cracked his door, sent his wife hiding in a pantry, threatened him ("we know where you sleep at night"), and shortly thereafter, he stabs Trump. I think it's calculated; I believe he caved to threats.

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    2. Sad. A few more like this and Trump's revolution will flat-out die. He needs help and the gentry aren't giving it.

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    3. Jack does not understand MAGA.

      Jack thinks MAGA = revolution.

      MAGA is not revolution.

      MAGA is Restoration. Constitutional Republic Restoration.

      Jack might understand MAGA, if Jack were MAGA.


      But Jack appears to not be MAGA.


      Sad.

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    4. So true. It appears Jack doesn't know jack.

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  2. Tucker was heading downhill before this self inflicted wound..
    don't have TV so I don't watch fox..

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  3. I guess he doesn't understand how laws are passed. The President can only sign or veto what comes to his desk. He must be a democrat.

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  4. Was very surprised, I think u hit it, ANTIFA at his house/family! Intimidation turned him

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  5. Fuck the system, Tucker. The current system is the problem, you dooshbag. An unelected army of bureaucrats making regulations in direct contravention to the Constitution. It’s called The Swamp, Tucker. Ever heard of it?

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  6. I remember Candidate Trump's chief promise being renegotiating trade deals. Which he has done. I guess Tucker C had to leave that off his list since it was a promise kept.
    -TK

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    1. He also ran on building the wall and ending these senseless wars. I understand he's gotten tons of pushback from the Deep State but as Ann Coulter has pointed out, he doesn't need the approval of Congress to do either.

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  7. Tucker is predictable and that in itself gets old after awhile.
    If I want predictable I can always stand in front of a mirror and do my old man rant.

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  8. Aint that Mad Maxipad in the ship of fools?

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    1. Oops. I left her out. Thanks. I shall add her. Still one guy I don't know.

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    2. It is, but I don’t recognize the man in the middle. Doesn’t look like Schumer to me.

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  9. The Murdoch brothers may have told him their way or don't let the door hit ya.

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    1. He doesn’t need the Murdoch’s money, but maybe he just wants the exposure. Sad that he had gone the way of the insane Joe S.

      I didn’t have a clue that he had turned since the ANTIFA attack. That impacted his family, so it is easy to see.

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  10. Aside from Fox Business there isn't much pro Trump media now although OAN is very pro. The young Murdoch mega rich scion has taken over Fox News. Baier's panels are usually stacked against him (he said it was hard to find pro Trumpers in DC) and Brett himself has become so "balanced" he is hard to watch. Judge Nap is an embarrassment. Without any personal knowledge of inner sanctum workings I attribute this to the Media being basically a New York city creation and most older media there is owned by devout Trump haters. The city voted 95% for Clinton and its upper echelons are mostly very liberal (not all actually). Perhaps Murdoch the Younger has signaled his preferred volte-face at some informal gathering. He is on record as saying he nearly passed out from reading about Roger Ails in the NYT ( the local oracle and paper of record). As for Tucker I am reminded of what a professional white hunter from Africa said to me this past September about shooting Cape Buffalo: "90% of the time it is like shooting a cow". Most of Tucker's guests were like cows not Francis Macomber charging beasts,like say Antifa. Well bad luck to him. He has a good mind, but what a waste he is making of it.

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  11. What a shame! 'One less television program to watch.

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  12. Think you nailed it Don. Tucker is disappponted and probably scared after his family's incident. His Fox show has become more and more uninteresting to sit through.....I read the entire interview and read that he thought our country was no where near a civil war cause tetosterone levels were too low and opiod use too high. On too of that, most citizens have no appetite for violence. Will have to think about that a bit. Maybe in tue marijuana group, but not with people I know.

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  13. You must be watching a different Tucker Carlson show than me. Or maybe I'm just too stupid to see the nuance you say is blatant.

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  14. Tucker Carlson, aka Chatsworth Osborne Jr. (dubbed such by Rush). Interesting "Early life and education" in Wikipedia.

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  15. I do not understand the issue. So Carlson said he doesn't like Trump's personal style (particularly boasting)? I don't like it either. Rubs me the wrong way. Actually, Carlson's style rubs me the wrong way too sometimes. Regardless, that doesn't make Carlson the next commie Joe.

    And there are important promises Trump hasn't been able to keep. Obamacare is still very much the law of the land, which was my #1 issue. Trump has also kept a large number of promises, perhaps more so than any other POTUS in my life time, so I'm content to let him keep working at it. Does that make me anti-Trump?

    We have plenty of hyperbole and hysteria coming form the leftists without adding to it.

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  16. Tucker is and will be fine. He hosts a compelling hour in prime time, and I will continue to watch. That he does not walk in lock step with my beliefs is of little concern, he does so with some
    level of candor and fact based opinions (mostly).

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  17. Carlson attributes Trump's failure to achieve his most fervently sought goals, the building of a border wall and the defunding of plant parenthood to Trumps incompetence. He makes no mention of his oppositional congress uniquely composed in a large part by members of his own party.
    Carlson also berates Trump's self aggrandizement without mentioning the media's cabal to withhold credit rightfully due him for any and every one of his many significant achievements.
    Carlson claims to be the nemesis of pomposity and group-think when, via this interview, he shows himself to be a staunch hypocritical practioner of it. He is as phony and loathsome as those which he has risen to stardom criticizing.
    He's full of crap. Dump him off and put Lou Dobbs or Trish Regan in the prime spot. If we want to watch a Trump basher, there are other people on other channels that make Carlson look like a bum in that department.

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    1. ... Agreed, and nominate Mark Steyne as Carlson's replacement, a guy who genuinely has a sense of humor (vs. Carlson's incessant giggling).

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    2. ... Agreed, and nominate Mark Steyne as Carlson's replacement, a guy who genuinely has a sense of humor (vs. Carlson's incessant giggling).

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  18. As so many others have mentioned over time, Trump has restrained his actions to those that fall within the purview of Art. II. IOW, he's abjured the use of pen and phone in lieu of congressional action to accomplish (or fulfill) his promises. I for one commend him for that.
    I might also note that while the Republicans had a nominal majority in the Senate, contrary to frequent claims they did not have de facto "control," a word often used with a negative connotation with respect to campaign "promises."
    Not only do the Dems vote in strict lockstep, but when seeking to pass legislation, Repub Senate leadership must satisfy the desires of not only the Flakes and McCains and Collins and Murkowskis, but also those of the Freedom Caucus that are in direct opposition: it's a losing battle no matter which way one turns.
    I suspect that they've done what they can; we'll see what the next two years hold, eh?

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  19. This is all based on "the Washington Post reported," so it's probably as fact-free as everything else in that viciously anti-Trump rag.

    I didn't see a link to the actual liars themselves, but probably wouldn't have followed it if I did; the WaPo has a proven record, and it isn't a good one for anyone interested in the truth; they do a good job smearing people, though.

    Until some actual evidence appears, I'm filing this under FakeNews from the liars in the FakeNewsMedia. There are some good books about this phenomena if you look around!

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    1. his ratings will go doen you watch i started watching FBN ragan she looks as if she wants to be sexy all the time she is gorgeous but very seductive so men like that that is why they put her at diner time in the east.

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  20. Come on guys, a little criticism shouldn't mean the end of someone. Good God, this is like going back to the days when I was a Cruz supporter and people on here, and other places, people who would never ever say shit to me if we were face-to-face were calling me a cuck, sell-out, and all that good shit all day long. Actually, that crap of tossing someone out for straying one bit from the reservation sounds like leftist bullshit. Tucker is far, far, far from Goldberg, Kristol, Navarro, etc.

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    1. Note that those punks who went after Tucker's wife haven't thought to try that on Dan Bongino?

      Mainly because he'd send 'em home to Mommy in do-it-yourself-kit form.

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  21. Here's the sad story: The Left is winning most of the skirmishes, all the battles and post-Trump will win the war. If you're under 50 and you read Mr. Surber's posts because you're of the same mind you have my condolences for you and yours' futures. For those on the other side you're going to get the government you so richly deserve.

    There'll be no civil war as the most affected, the middle class, optimistically scramble in vain to just protect what they have as the classes above and below work to claim it.

    If I live to the current statistical age of death I will get to see the country's downfall in my waning days. Dark, but the handwriting is clearly on the wall.

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    1. If what you say is true, you'd better get a good war rifle and start planning where you're going to obtain more weapons and ammo, because sure as heck it's going to be a hot revolt soon.

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  22. It looks like Trump's promises were not supported by the Reps in the Congress. That can be blamed on Trump -- or it can be blamed on the Reps, like McCain, who actually cast votes either in favor of or not in favor of the Rep position.

    My kids also sometimes try to blame me for when they make a bad choice -- "it's YOUR fault I did this..."
    No, I say, you have the freedom and you did the stupid thing on your own.

    We do need more conservative Reps in Congress -- and clearing out RINOs is only a first half.

    I don't want Tucker, or any news on TV, but it might be sad to see him go. It might be that he's not really gone, but will just be a more "moderate" Rep, like publicity hound McCain was.

    Some mostly positive reviews of Trump's actual accomplishments might be more publicity if those reviews come along with disappointments, which are spun as Trump failures.

    Dem media is not so believable to me right now, tho.

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  23. Ann Coulter agrees with Tucker Carlson on Trump.

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  24. Carlson cucked. He sold his book... hit the road good and hard before Christmas, but now the book tour is ending... he sold a LOT and it's Christmas party time in DC. Carlson had to send a clear "daylight" message to his friends that he " get's it" and really doesn't like Trump or think he is competent.. even though a lot of Trump voters watch is show and bought his book.

    The Antifa protest surely got to him, and the attack at the country club on his daughter. Everyone the Carlson's do stuff with are beltway aperachiks. His ratings will go lower and he'll dial up the edgy factor. His show is unwatchable really. Arguing with hacks.. the same Democrat hacks, over and over again. He still doesn't get it, and he's said as much.

    He sees the Trump election in a weird prism. He is a beltway animal and has been VERY connected and privileged and rich for a long time. Jerk move on his part, but it's party season and the book sold well. Good luck, jerk. It will be fun to see if the Trump curse hits soon.

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  25. We are witnessing the cuckification of Fox News. Hannity is not long for that network.

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  26. We need another CNN like we need a boiling oil enema.

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  27. Maybe it's just me, but I find long on-screen shouting matches between two people talking past one another as boring as watching the bluegrass grow.

    Long ago, I was taught the A.B.C. of report-writing ... Accuracy, Brevity, Clarity ... and I just don't have any patience for wuckfits carrying on like two-year-olds.

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  28. Republicans ARE dead. Trump injected life into the party, but once he's gone we'll be left with Globalists.

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  29. Carlson has always taken himself far too seriously, and the whinging and giggling on air makes him unwatchable. Mark Stein would make an excellent replacement!

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  30. Carlson has always taken himself far too seriously, and the whinging and giggling on air makes him unwatchable. Mark Stein would make an excellent replacement!

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  31. I still strongly support Tucker Carlson. Have been watching him frequently, and am always grateful he is there to pierce the liberal point of view. I was very surprised to hear of this interview you quote, I hadn't seen it anywhere. I would never write him off on the basis of one report. I watched again last night and thought he was excellent. Yes, his liberal guests seem naïve and poor at debate, but I have found very few liberals who are even willing to debate. He probably has a hard time finding liberal guests. And I don't mind at all his 'giggling'-- it's his way of ridiculing them when they make outrageous statements.

    We need every good communicator we can get, especially since most Republican elected officials are absolutely terrible communicators, and don't even really support the Trump agenda. Tucker is a great communicator and he has been doing a fantastic job. I hope he continues for a long time.

    Everyone doesn't have to be the same. I am a huge fan of this blog, and think Don Surber is really, really helping our country. But Tucker is doing his thing, too, and it is also very helpful.

    If it turns out you are right, Don, and he has changed his colors, I will be very sad. If he is under personal threats of violence that we don't know about, I trust in time we will learn of it.

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  32. Here's a shocking bit of info on FOXes anti-Trump agenda and corporate leadership which if true, explains Carlson's idiocy very well. See: Bill Sammon and "killing stories on FBI corruption and Obama scandals"

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  33. Here's a shocking bit of info on FOXes anti-Trump agenda and corporate leadership which if true, explains Carlson's idiocy very well. See: Bill Sammon and "killing stories on FBI corruption and Obama scandals"

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