by Ben Cohen
The bowtie wielding Conserva-nerd Tucker Carlson on his polar opposite (from the WaPo):
NYC: Matt Taibbi: yay or nay?
Tucker Carlson: What a phony
Perhaps Carlson is still smarting from the epic take down he suffered a few years back:
occupies the same role for conservatives in the media landscape that
Colmes does for liberals. Colmes is a pale-faced, paint-by-numbers loser
whose only job is to be a believable liberal for people who live in
trailers. Carlson is CNN’s idea of a conservative. His right-wing ideas
come from his changeable, expensive brains instead of his stomach. In
the same way that the helpless, ineffectual Colmes is a reassuring image
to hardcore conservatives, Carlson puts a soothing face on conservatism
for educated East Coast progressives – because even the biggest neo-Marxist
wanker from Brown takes one look at Carlson and sees the one man in
America he would feel sure of being able to kick the shit out of in
a back alley……. You would be hard-pressed to find an American who would not leap to his feet to cheer the sight of Tucker Carlson getting his teeth kicked down an alley, which I suspect is the reason CNN picked him to be their champion of conservatism. He is a patsy and a fraud – the kind of public personality totalitarian regimes used to nurture for years in order to execute for a lack of orthodoxy at some opportune historical moment much later on. That MSNBC hires him thinking they’re getting the real thing, a big ticket to red-state ratings, just shows how clueless that network really is.
I hear that Tucker is a nice person when off the air (my friend worked on a show with him), but it’s a pity he’s such an A-grade dick when on it.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.