When FOX News first emerged on the scene it was run by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. It was an alternative to the liberal media of ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN AND MSNBC as well as publications like The New York Times and other lib publications all who spouted the same leftist side. Fox showed the other side and showed you all the things the other networks censored from you and didn’t want you to see. They labeled themselves “Fair and Balanced.” Fox quickly rose to the top of the ratings where they have been ever since including today being No.1 year after year.
Then slowly they started to change when Murdoch Sr. retired and his two sons took over. They are both liberals and their wives work for Hillary. Slowly Fox was getting more and more like a high-class version of the other stations. They were all in Trump’s corner at first and was the go-to station Trump favored. Now they are suddenly swaying away from him. People such as Judge Napolitano, Neil Cavuto and Bret Bair are all going center left. Tucker Carlson is the latest.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is widely regarded as one of President Trump’s most loyal supporters. Yet in an interview with Urs Gehriger the editor of a Swiss newspaper, Tucker lashed into Trump.
However, the conservative provocateur’s patience appears to be wearing thin, as suggested by his comments in a new interview. (The Wrap)
In the piece, Carlson said he didn’t think Trump was capable of executing his most significant campaign promises, saying he lacked focus — and that there was nobody to blame for this but Trump himself.
Though often a measured Trump supporter, Tuesday’s interview was not Carlson’s first verbal-lashing of the president; he called Trump’s attacks on then-attorney general Jeff Sessions, following his recusal from the Russia investigation, a “useless, self-destructive act.”
This week, he continued to disparage the president when Gehriger probed for more.
“His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Carlson said, adding that those goals were probably lost causes. Trump, he said, doesn’t understand the system, and his own agencies don’t support him.
“I don’t think he’s capable. I don’t think he’s capable of sustained focus. I don’t think he understands the system,” said Carlson, also noting the sustained resistance he has received from Congress and his own federal agencies.
“He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t and surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do so,” Carlson added. “It’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things. I’m not in charge of Trump.”
For starters, he called Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her socialist group “the future.” He also criticized the Republican Party, suggesting that it “will die” if it doesn’t begin to fairly represent middle-class American voters.
Along with Carlson, Trump superfan Ann Coulter has become increasingly negative on Twitter, unloading on the president regularly with ferocity about broken promises and the failure to build a wall along the southern border.
Tucker is sounding like a typical lib RINO or never Trumper now. First of all has Tucker noticed the wall has already been started and that Trump is having a hard time getting Congress to approve more funding for it? Has Tucker noticed that Trump got the mandate of Obamacare repealed so you don’t have to pay or be fined for insurance if you don’t have it? Has he noticed that one vote, McCaine’s was the one that prevented Trump from repealing Obamacare?
Tucker also says Ocasio-Cortez is the future? Does he mean the socialist bartender who claims she majored in economics and has a degree in it, but shows little knowledge of economics and regurgitates socialist talking points? That Ocasio-Cortes? He may have a point considering the idiots who voted for her and that mentality is increasing in the country as more and more caravans come in here. She and Bernie Sanders all talk about free stuff for everyone and people rush with their hands out. That will be a scary future for sure. When asked how we would pay for all this Ocasio-Cortes replied, “Just pay it like everything else.”
I’m wondering if Tucker said that about Cortes from his own observation or because his family was terrorized by Antifa who support her and he was caving into them so as not to be terrorized again or a combination of both combined with pressure from his bosses, the Murdoch brothers.
The disappointment reportedly shared by Carlson and Coulter is offset by Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Jeanine Pirro, conservative and populist figures who’ve attributed policy failures to forces outside the president’s control. They along with Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and Fox and Friends are the only ones I truly trust and support
I think someone got to Tucker namely the Murdoch brothers. Recently when Trump was speaking in Missouri, he had Rush Limbaugh introduce him. Sean was told to interview Trump backstage, which he did for his show, but during the rally Trump introduced Rush and said for Sean to come out which he did very briefly, waved to the crowd and made a fun comment about all the fake news that was there. The next day I understand Sean was called into one of the Murdoch’s office and given a tongue lashing that he went on stage. Sean replied that “when the President of the United States calls you out on stage in front of 20,000 people you go.”
Trump has done more for people than any other president and has done a lot for seniors with getting zero prescription costs for people over 62 and lowered low-income housing rents. More people are working than ever before, there are more jobs than people looking. He lowered the FICA tax so people have more money on their paychecks. The list goes on. He’s lowering taxes and doubling deductibles and raising social security and has over 200 accomplishments in two and a half years which the destroy Trump media censors and refuses to mention. He’s made billions in trade deals with China and got Kim to stop sending missiles over Guam and Japan. So Tucker doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Although I am a Trump supporter and will vote for him in 2020 and he is galaxies beyond the alternative, but we should be careful not to get caught up in our own blind euphoria like the Obama followers do with him.
He does have his faults like we all do and although I love his tweets which I think he should cut down on as they do get him in trouble a lot, but he has done a lot good and the fat lady has NOT sung so final judgment isn’t warranted yet. He is a good man and I believe his mistakes are more out of lack of proper information rather than some ulterior motive especially when there are a lot of people among him who want him out of there like Paul Ryan who is leaving now and the Deep State is undermining him along with other RINO’s and never Trumpers and swamp dwellers. Let’s get down to earth and try not to be misled! I don’t fully agree with Carlson’s assessments but neither do I wish us to be duped by our own giddy euphoria!