Friday, June 17, 2005

A Defense of Tucker

Tucker Carlson gets ripped on constantly. Jon Stewart famously accused him last year on Crossfire of promoting uncivil discourse. But away from Crossfire, that isn't really the case. Anybody that has actually watched his show on C-Span knows that, notwithstanding the bowtie, he's actually an intelligent, intellectually honest, curious dude. We could certainly use more civil discourse in this country, but Tucker Carlson is not Enemy #1.

You may not know that he in fact changed his position on the Iraq War last year (initially supported, now he doesn't).
"I think it's a total nightmare and disaster, and I'm ashamed that I went against my own instincts in supporting it. ... I want things to work out, but I'm enraged by it, actually."
He has a new show on MSNBC. I plan to check it out.
-- Eric


Anonymous kerner said...

Does "married with four kids" really qualify someone as conservative?

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you got against bow ties?

12:41 PM  

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