I sometimes wonder why it seems like we live in two different countries within the same common boundary. Then I watch some of Tucker Carlson’s shows on Fox News, and the whole nonsense starts to make a little sense.
Carlson, whose show Played for an hour without a business break On Thursday night, his viewers attacked Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera last night for fining defensive coordinator Jacques del Rio, who was unlikely to switch channels into one of the many networks broadcasting the group’s first public hearing on television.
Mediate.com The clip is there. I grabbed my nose and decided to write.
“Jack del Rio is a football coach, he’s a defensive coordinator for the Washington commanders, formerly known as the Redskins, and for some reason that is unacceptable,” Carlson said. “So a few days ago Del Rio pointed out that no one seemed to be talking about the BLM riots anymore. Instead they were concerned about January 6. Well, for this he was attacked, ‘You are not allowed to tell the truth at any level. So he came back and said he was firm in his comments. Here is what he said. “
The show then rolled out a short clip from Del Rio’s Wednesday press conference. Del Rio starts by saying that he expresses himself with respect. Del Rio, “What did I ask? A simple question. Why do not we see those things? “
Interestingly (or not), the clip ended before Del Rio dismissed the January 6 uprising as “dust in the capital”.
“Oh, he thought he had the right to express himself respectfully in free land,” Carlson continued. “But it turns out, no. A few hours ago, a fascist idiot called Ron Rivera, the coach of the Washington Commanders, declared that he had no right to speak, and that he had been fined $ 100,000 for doing so. Began to quote, which is a lie.
“Then he continued, ‘Our organization does not tolerate any equality between those who sought justice in the wake of George Floyd’s assassination and those who tried to overthrow our government on January 6.’ If you think of a line filled with dishonesty and propaganda rather than that, send us a text message and tell us what it is, ’cause we can’t. I mean, it’s just a flat Maoist. Basically what he says is,’ Shut up. You’re not allowed to speak anymore. Then you will be punished. ‘ This is an NFL team and it happens everywhere.
In short, Carlson’s staff avoided referring to the Del Rio uprising (or, as one of Carlson’s Thursday night guests suggested, the FBI plot to entrap Donald Trump’s supporters). Also, Carlson called the esteemed, two-time NFL coach a “fascist idiot.” Finally, Carlson said it was a lie to claim that lives were lost on January 6th.
Carlson works at Fox News. The sister company of the major NFL broadcast partner. Yet the NFL has no qualms about complaining about me whenever it suits NBC, not saying a word about Carlson.
You can personally complain about NFL Carlson. If it is, it is shamelessly ignored. Last night’s comments about Ron Rivera and the commanders testify.
We will ask the league and team for feedback in response to Carlson’s attack on Ron Rivera. Both are likely to remain silent. That is unfortunate. At a time when almost enough people are not telling the truth, those who are convinced of it must be prepared to stand up and be counted.