Tucker Carlson has been on fire especially over the last several weeks. His Fox program, Tucker Carlson Tonight has hit time after time after time with laserlike accuracy against the radical leftism rioting and violence on display all across the United States and even outside the US. His criticism of the people and actions involved has been without hyperbole, though definitely with personal emotion, and it is not off the mark to say that Mr. Carlson has for the time being eclipsed even that great founder of conservative media, Rush Limbaugh.
The New York Times, as “the paper of record” has apparently decided that the way to silence this man is to threaten his family. This claim Tucker himself made during the closing moments of his program aired Monday, July 20th, 2020:
Naturally, after this piece, the Times issued a statement, covered by The Daily Beast:
Following Carlson’s fiery remarks, The New York Times released a statement denying the Fox host’s central complaint that the paper was planning on publishing the address of any of his homes.
“While we do not confirm what may or may publish in future editions, The Timeshas not and does not plan to expose any residence of Tucker Carlson’s, which Carlson was aware of before tonight’s broadcast,” the paper said.
Well, of course they would say that.
At issue appears to be an infiltration perhaps of so-called “anti-racism” sentiment against recent statements and newspieces disseminated by Fox News’ leading anchors. Both Deadline.com and The Daily Beast are reporting alleged racism and sexual harassment charges being brought against Carlson and Sean Hannity among others at Fox, and they further claim that Tucker’s address at the end of his program, delivered after a one-week trout-fishing trip whose timing coincided with the firing of one of his top writers, Blake Neff, who was exposed for what appeared to be racist posts he made under an alias online.
Naturally in the hyper-sensitive area of American dialogue, this is the Ultimate Crime (wait: I thought we had freedom of speech in America!) and in order for Fox News to save face, this head had to roll. However, the incensed leftists are eager to use anything they can, so it seems that Mr. Carlson’s “long-planned vacation” might well have been planned less long ago than the phrase implies, as a time to pause and reflect.
Or was it?
The media in its fiery hatred of effective conservative commentators, is no doubt grabbing at anything to try to shame or terrorize Mr. Carlson into stopping what he is doing. This is only a sign that Carlson is effective, and indeed he is, with his program becoming the top-rated cable news program.
Also, since the ideology of the Marxist left in America considers human beings as of no importance, but merely as accessories or obstacles to power, the Times doubtless feels that any sort of thuggish threat is merely the proper application of coercive force to stop the voices of dissent against what elitists wish all Americans to believe, or at least, to submit to.
This is yet another move in the Second American Civil War. If you want to catch up on some of my analysis of this events, the links are below:
This is not going away either. Even if Donald Trump wins re-election, and especially if he does, we can expect much worse violence unless he moves decidedly to stop it. In a second term, there is no reason to suspect he would not do so.
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