Glenn Greenwald Smashes ‘Whining’ Tucker Carlson

by Ben Cohen

Glenn Greenwald takes on the ridiculous beltway pundit’s obsession with the White Houses’ treatment of Fox News:

The number one rule ofAmerican politics:the greatest, most

insatiable need of the standard conservative is to turn themselves into

oppressed little victims. In TheDailyBeast today,Tucker

Carlson devotes his entire column to complaining that Obama is

“bullying” Fox News, absurdly claiming that theWhiteHouse and

liberals are trying “to use government power to muzzle opinions they

don’t agree with.”Needless to say, Carlson doesn’t say a word about

the endless — and far worseattacks by theBush WhiteHouse on a whole array of media outlets, ones that went far beyond mere criticisms…….

All that hand-wringing rhetoric: why?Because theObama administration threatened to criminally prosecute Fox? Or because theadminstration surveilled its reporters’ telephone calls?Or illegally obtained their telephone records? Or shot misslies at hotels in which they were staying? Or dropped bombs on their offices?Or imprisoned them for years without charges? Or barred Fox reporters from riding on administration planes?Or conspired to “weed out”any critical voices from being heard on network and cable news programs? No, those are all things that theBush administration did to reporters (see the links) — all well above and beyond the numerous, constant rhetorical attacks

from theBush WhiteHouse on media organizations they perceived to be

hostile.Where was Tucker Carlson when that was happening, or

RuthMarcus, orAnderson Cooper, orDavidCarr?

Way to speak truth to power, Tucker.

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.