Tucker Carlson: What’s So Bad About Putin, Why Can’t The Left Get Over Him?
Fox News personality Tucker Carlson really can’t understand why people would view Russian President Vladimir Putin as a bad guy, claiming that there is no reason to see the leader of America’s adversary as “bad” without “debunked conspiracy theories” as evidence.
During his show on Monday night, Carlson called out the media in particular, lamenting the supposed fact that journalists disparage Putin without evidence.
“If you excluded debunked conspiracy theories, could any of these people actually tell you why Vladimir Putin is so bad? Why is he so bad?” Carlson wondered. “He's bad, Chuck Todd says. Okay, speak slowly so I can understand. What makes Vladimir Putin worse than, I don't know, a whole long list of American allies?”
The Fox host went on to list some of America’s allies: “Let's try the King of Saudi Arabia, for example, or the people who run the Emirates - the people on whose payroll so many in Washington are right now. Why is he worse than them? They couldn't answer that.”
Putin has become a “Boogeyman” for the media, Carlson said.
“For Chuck Todd and the rest of the dummies, Vladimir Putin isn't a real person with actual ideas and priorities and a country and beliefs. No, he stopped being that long ago. He's a metaphor, a living metaphor, he's the Boogeyman.”
And to end his rant with a bang, Carlson said American journalists hate America more than the Russian president does.
“The irony, of course, is that Putin, for all his faults, does not hate America as much as many of these people do. They really dislike our country. And they call other people traitors?”