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Tucker Carlson: Don’t let the door hit you…

In case you missed it (and if you’ve already smashed your TV then you may not care) Tucker Carlson – Mr. Bowtie smugness of the right – has been canceled by MSNBC. I don’t generally enjoy another person’s misfortune, particularly when it concerns unemployment. But in this case I’ll make an exception.

I can’t hear the name Tucker Carlson without recalling that brilliant skewering he took at the hands of John Stewart a few years ago on CNN’s Crossfire (you know, that infotainment show where ideaologues pretended to discuss vital matters of life and death by out-shouting each other). The classic moment took place as Tucker tried to upbraid Stewart for the softball interview he apparently had with John Kerry.

STEWART: How old are you?

CARLSON:Thirty-five.

STEWART: And you wear a bow tie. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE)

CARLSON: Yes, I do. I do.

STEWART: So this is theater. You’re doing theater, when you should be doing debate…It’s not honest. What you do is not honest…

Source: About.com’s Political Humor division

A classic moment and it would have been hysterical if it wasn’t so depressing. Still, if you enjoy watching corporate media flunkies suffer a rare moment of honest upbraiding, take six minutes and watch this clip:

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March 10, 2008   |  Filed Under Political   |    Permalink

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