Author Topic: War of words

sam

War of words
« on: September 25, 2022 »


Tucker
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2023 »
The American Conservative:
Quote from: Sohrab Ahmari
Carlson’s was the only antiwar voice on cable news and one of a very few across all mass media. If there were comparably consistent and voluble antiwar critics on left mass media with upwards of 3.5 million nightly viewers, I haven’t come across them. Here, too, much of his ire was directed against his own pro-war party.

I did gag on the title of that piece – 'The Courage of Tucker Carlson' – but it may not be enough to keep the last of my lefty friends from abandoning me for mostly agreeing with the author.

Right like me
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2024 »
Whenever I catch the guy, which isn't that often, he's usually making more sense than not.

Tucker Carlson to interview Russia's Putin
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Carlson added that he paid for the trip to Russia himself, and wanted to do the interview because "most Americans are not informed" on the conflict which is "reshaping the world" - blaming the mainstream media.

Since the war in Ukraine began, he said, Western journalists have interviewed Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky - whom he has previously called a "dictator" - many times.

But they are "fawning pep sessions" aimed at amplifying Mr Zelensky's demand to get the US more and more involved in the war, Carlson insisted.

"That is not journalism - it is government propaganda."

Meanwhile, "not a single Western journalist has bothered to interview" Vladimir Putin, Carlson said.

Steve Rosenberg, the BBC's Russia Editor, posted that the BBC has "lodged several requests with the Kremlin in the last 18 months. Always a 'no' for us".

In the truthiness department, I personally rate the Russkies higher than the Beeb.

(Post title inspired by old book)