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: 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…
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:
March 10, 2008 | Filed Under Political |