Fox News’ Tucker Carslon: Eagles’ Vick ‘Should Have Been Executed’ (Video)

December 29, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)— Conservative Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is seemingly a fairly bright person, but he has a history of making utterly moronic and heartless statements. Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart perfectly described Carlson’s tiresome boorishness during a 2004 appearance on the now-defunct CNN’s Crossfire, co-hosted by Carlson at the time. After a heated exchange Stewart said, “You’re as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.” And really that’s all you need to know about Tucker Carlson. So, it should come as no surprise that after weighing in on President Obama’s support for giving Michael Vick a “fair second chance,” Carlson spewed out something beyond absurd. What did he say? Carlson said Vick should have been punished with the death penalty for his crime of running a dog fighting ring.

Now most people would agree that Vick’s cruel abuse of animals was sickening. But to say that he deserved to be executed for his crimes is preposterous.

Carlson, who also runs a right-wing news blog called The Daily Caller that churns out mostly embarrassing fact-free reporting, made his remarks while filling in last night for Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“Now I’m a Christian and I’ve made mistakes myself, and I believe fervently in second chances. But Michael Vick killed dogs and he did in a heartless and cruel way and I think, personally, he should have been executed for that,” but he wasn’t. But the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind somebody who murdered dogs is kind of beyond the pale,” said Carlson.

Fox News has been working overtime to manufacturer a scandal after the media reported on President Obama’s phone call to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie. Obama made the phone call to commend Lurie for using alternative energy sources at his team stadium. During the call, Obama mentioned that he supported Lurie’s decision to give Vick a second chance to contribute towards society.

“The President did place a call to Mr. Lurie to discuss plans for the use of alternative energy at Lincoln Financial Field, during which they spoke about that and other issues. He of course condemns the crimes that Michael Vick was convicted of but, as he’s said previously, he does think that individuals who have paid for their crimes should have an opportunity to contribute to society again, said White House spokesman Bill Burton.”

That’s it. But somehow that has been twisted in the alternate universe of Fox News to support the false narrative that President Obama condones dog fighting and the abuse of animals.

God my head hurts.



One Response to “Fox News’ Tucker Carslon: Eagles’ Vick ‘Should Have Been Executed’ (Video)”

  1. majii on December 31st, 2010 7:32 pm

    True Christians don’t call for the execution of others when the legal system has performed its role in prosecuting criminals. I don’t think many approve of Vick’s role in abusing animals. I don’t, but i also don’t approve of Carlson using Christianity to push his personal animus toward the president and Vick. Where was his condemnation when GWB invaded Iraq, which resulted in the deaths/maiming of thousands of our service members and Iraqi citizens? I tune out people like Carlson because of their selective condemnation. As a Christian, I condemn the wrongdoings of all who break the law.

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