Thursday, July 15, 2021

Weasel of The Week: Tucker Carlson

 Just when you think Tucker "Tabloid" Carlson couldn't sink any lower, he did.

The Fox Shmooze garbage salesman ranted on the air the other night about a 1st grade teacher, a Mrs. Raymond, whom he says helped make him what he is today. According to Farron Cousins, though, Mrs. Raymond tells a different side of the story to the Washington Post:

So what was it, really, that turned Carlson into a opinion host dealing in tall tales and untruths that belong in the pages of the National Enquirer? I guess we'll never know. Mrs. Raymond says she never cried at her desk, contrary to what Tabloid claimed. She never brought politics into the classroom. Of course not. 1st graders wouldn't know anything about politics at that age anyway.

I've often used a line attributed to one of my senior year teachers, I actually forget which one, who took an assessment of her class on a bad day, and would declare that "stupidity runs rampant". That certainly applies to Carlson and his Fox Shmooze colleagues, who deal in misinformation purposely to keep their base ignorant.

For attempting to throw an innocent 1st grade teacher under the bus as a scapegoat for his present day attitude, Carlson picks up another set of Weasel ears. They'd certainly fit.

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