Most of this is from one show.
How many quiet parts can Tucker Carlson say really loudly in one night? Try this one on for size.
TUCKER CARLSON: Everyone is welcome under this tent. They're all invited, except the white supremacists and the QAnon people and anyone else who disagrees with anything we say. They're all going to jail, but the rest are more than welcome to stay and obey our commands. It was that kind of night, festive, good-hearted, magnanimous.
Won't somebody make the white supremacists and the QAnon people feel included?
As with everything involving Tucker Carlson, context just makes it stupider and more offensive.
Happy Valentine's Day?
Traditionally, Valentine's Day is a day that is replete with internet cringe. Usually some terrible anti-feminist so-and-so has terrible and misogynistic advice to share, or Gwyneth Paltrow is out there trying to get people to steam clean their vaginas, MGTOWs are doing something particularly pathetic or there's some kind of hate read of some kind going around. Today? Nothing. In fact, here's just another ordinary day.
Guess it's just another COVID side effect. Alas! It doesn't really seem like anything. I, for one, did not even bother to do Valentine's-Day-specific nail art, if you can believe that. (Although I do have this super cute heart sweater that I may bust out later, if I am feeling festive)
Of course, some people are still getting romantic or at least doing couple-y things. Like Sean Duffy and Rachel Campos-Duffy, who swung by Fox News today to ask some very serious questions about the January 6 coup. Like What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it?!? And What were Democrats trying to hide by not calling witnesses?
And what he does say is MESSED. UP.
On Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson — without the aid of Glenn Beck's blackboard, mind you — went on a bizarre rant in which he attempted to explain how the January 6 Capitol riots were connected to the death of George Floyd. It took a lot of stretching due to the fact that these events are in no way connected, except by way of white people just assuming that they won't get in trouble for doing extremely messed up shit.
Text via Media Matters:
The question is why would they lie about this? For an answer think back to last spring. Beginning on Memorial Day, B.L.M. and their sponsors in corporate America completely changed this country. They changed this country more in five months than it had changed in the previous 50 years.
How did they do that? They used the sad death of a man called George Floyd to up-end our society. Months later, we learned that the story they told us about George Floyd's death was an utter lie.
There was no physical evidence that George Floyd was murdered by a cop. The autopsy showed that George Floyd almost certainly died of a drug overdose, fentanyl.
But by that point the facts didn't matter. It was too late. Cities had been destroyed, along with the fabric of this country itself. Scores of people had been killed. Democratic partisans used a carefully concocted myth, a lie, to bum-rush America into overturning the old order and handing them much more power. It worked flawlessly. So why wouldn't they do it again?
So, just chronologically, this is what happened, according to Tucker Carlson. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd — who had been using Fentanyl for some time and thus would have built up a tolerance to it — died of an overdose at, conveniently, the exact same time that police officer Derek Chauvin decided to kneel on his neck for nine and a half minutes, including several minutes after it had been determined that he no longer had a pulse.
If you watch Fox News, you do not actually watch the news.
It would be nigh impossible to summarize the presentation from House managers Wednesday in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. As the day progressed, lead manager Jamie Raskin and his team enacted a play-by-play of the day of the Capitol attack incited by Donald Trump, going minute by minute, and we got to see security camera footage that showed us — and senators — just how close the mob of rabid terrorists came to them. We heard the police freaking out on their radios. We saw Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman literally save Mitt Romney from accidentally running headfirst into the angry mob.
The managers — especially Stacey Plaskett, delegate from the US Virgin Islands — masterfully prosecuted the case from the very beginning of Trump's incitement, many months before the election, when he debuted his Big Lie that any election result that did not show him as the clear victor was a fraud. They built the case brick by brick, showing how Trump's words had already led to violence committed by the same groups that gathered that day at the Ellipse, and that Trump was well aware of that. And they showed how thoroughly committed Trump was to doing absolutely nothing about the attack he caused, after he gave those same groups who had committed violence for him the "go" signal to attack the Capitol.
If we were to try to summarize it, we'd just say that if you don't vote to convict Donald Trump and bar him from ever holding office again after yesterday's presentation, there is something severely wrong with your brain and your soul.
So of course Fox News spent its day trying to make sure nobody really saw yesterday's presentation. They were like the media version of seditionist Senator Josh Hawley, who reportedly spent much of the presentation upstairs in the Senate gallery with his feet on the chair in front of him, performatively working on other things. (To be fair to Hawley, maybe he was just worried he'd get a boner in front of his friends when the managers played the most graphic scenes of the attack he also helped incite, and that's why he hid upstairs.)