Gus Van Horn blog Posted April 26 Report Share Posted April 26 I have little use for cable news and less for Tucker Carlson. I never paid him much attention and am no fan, to say the least: Carlson typifies the loud-mouthed, brain-dead populism that has taken over the right -- and at a time that would otherwise be ripe for a better alternative to the left.(Lots of people these days seem to think being a jerk and taking a stand mean the same thing. That is one of many symptoms of a general loss of the ability to think in terms of principles in our culture, combined with our society's fading memories of its origins in a group of principled men standing up to a tyrant and defeating him. Yes: America needs leaders with backbones -- but unless those leaders are thinking men, what would be the point?)News of Carlson's sudden firing from Fox is all over the place, but nobody seems to know exactly why the popular (!) commentator was fired. Sexual harassment and other legally problematic behavior? Too much "prayer-talk" for Rupert Murdoch's tastes? Given that very public displays of religious piety are common covers for moral depravity, I would be far from shocked if both were true, and neither were why he was fired.Who knows? And, given that the firing wasn't for spinning conspiracy theories or such dross as praising the central planning of Elizabeth Warren as an improved version of Donald Trump's, I don't much care why Fox chose to fire him now.As Yaron Brook puts it in the clip embedded below, good riddance -- at least for now.Carlson will return, one way or another, but I hope this proves to be a substantial setback for his career and influence.So, yes. My tiltle is a joke. If Fox were an institution with any integrity, it wouldn't have needed to fire Tucker Carlson so dramaiically and expensively: He would have been gone long ago.-- CAVLink to Original Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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