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Tucker Carlson Lets Loose on Jon Stewart | 980 At Night
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Tucker Carlson Lets Loose on Jon Stewart

A great interview with Tucker Carlson, as done by Parcbench.com. Tucker unloads on Jon Stewart. Some highlights from the interview:

TC: I’m totally happy to take Jon Stewart seriously. He’s a smart guy. He’s a very funny guy. I’m happy to take him as someone who influences the national conversation like anyone else: Charles Krauthammer, George Will, or Peggy Noonan or anyone else who helps Americans figure out what the news means. But you don’t see George Will saying, “I’m just a commentator. I’m just a baseball expert.” No, he’s an opinion guy and that’s what Jon Stewart is. Fine, but just say it.

PB: Do you think after the Kramer interview people are finally starting to see him as sanctimonious bully who thinks his shit doesn’t stink?

TC: Yeah, that was a sharp jumping moment. That’s not a defense of Jim Cramer. I wouldn’t watch Jim Cramer’s show if you put a gun to my head. I’m totally uninterested in what Jim Cramer has to say. But I’ve interviewed a lot of people on television and I know cruelty when I see it. Jim Cramer basically rolled over and put all four paws in the air and extended his neck to Jon Stewart, and I don’t think that’s a very dignified response but that’s what he did. And if someone does that-and trust me, I’ve done this for a living for a long time and so I know how it works-you pull back at some point because the guy’s a human being and he’s not responsible for the sub-prime meltdown. Otherwise, it’s just demagoguery.

But Stewart just kept going–beating up on a drunk man, beating up on an invalid. There’s something pretty contemptible about that. Moreover, his argument didn’t make sense. If his argument was Cramer you made a lot of bad calls or Cramer you’re not very good at your job, that’s fine. I’m sure it’s true. Again, I don’t watch Cramer’s show. His argument instead was you’re responsible for my mother’s 401(k) dropping by 50 percent. That’s different, and it doesn’t make sense.

But okay but he’s a performer, what I don’t understand is the amen corner. Why is that all of these people who are supposedly smart people applaud everything he does? I think it’s the worst kind of group think, the worst kind of herd mentality. I mean think for yourself. I’m not surprised by it, but it’s kind of depressing.

One more great line from Tucker: A courageous person would say something that someone watching might not actually agree with.  He might challenge their own comfortable assumptions about something…anything. Yet he never does.  Ever.  He just panders to their unthinking prejudices.  That’s not courage.  That’s the opposite. Have you ever heard him challenge them?”

3 Comments on “Tucker Carlson Lets Loose on Jon Stewart”

  1. #1 Joe
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    Mar 31st, 2009 at
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    2:22 pm

    How is it that Tucker Carlson has completely faded away from the spotlight? He offers some of the most level-headed political commentary available today.

  2. #2 Joe
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    2:25 pm

    Perhaps if I read the interview, I would know.

  3. #3 Dave
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    4:08 pm

    Joe,
    I completely agree. Tucker really is as level-headed and fair-minded as anybody you will see on TV. He always brought people on his show who had a different opinion than his own, but he would always let them finish their thought, and was open-minded enough to say from time to time..”..that’s an interesting point”. He is exactly right about his review on Jon Stewart’s performance….and I even like to watch Jon Stewart from time to time. He went overboard with Cramer…and I can’t stand Cramer.

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