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A Voice in the Wilderness

As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Monday, March 10, 2008

Goodbye Tucker Carlson

Oedipus Wrecks...

"Political passions, aroused everywhere, demand their victims."
Albert Einstein

Tucker Carlson is leaving MSNBC. The announcement came today for the increasingly disillusioned Right-wing spin artist. The above clip seems to mark the beginning of the end for Carlson. It took place back in 2004 when Comedian Jon Stewart decided to call Carlson and his Left-wing Crossfire Co-host, Paul Begala.

While the interview was funny, it was also deadly serious as Stewart made a complete fool of the usually venomous Carlson. You can read an abbreviated transcript here.

Tucker was clearly thrown off his game and appeared rattled at his being punked by someone far better than him in the intellectual sword-fight - in his own house to boot. It was fun to watch a bully get a taste of his own medicine.

The dialogue which started rather innocuously, progressed to Jon's likening the soft-ball faux debate program to pro-wrestling - which drew loud cheering from the audience - ended with Jon's rejoinder to Tucker's pot-shot that Jon was not as funny in person was that Tucker is 'as much of a dick in person as you are on TV.' Ouch! Imagine what it must feel like to be called a 'Hack,' a faux-journalist and to be toyed with on your own show - the highly controlled space where you arduously built yourself up as a hard-hitting, no-nonsense mercenary of the Republican right only to be ridiculed and exposed by the court jester.


I find it hard to believe this neo-con dimwit is a distant relative of Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright.

Shortly thereafter, Tucker stopped wearing his trademark bow ties. He became increasingly more vocal about his disapproval of the Iraq War and moreover, president dubya's failed policies. Tuckers ratings began a steady fall and his loss of market share resulted in his removal from the MSNBC line-up.

The story has all the makings of a Greek tragedy - well kinda; No, Tucker was never a king but his political mother, the Republican party did screw him and when he realized it, he did poke out his eyes somewhat when he realized that what they claimed was merely an illusion foisted upon him by the party of hypocrites, liars, and sexual predators.

To his credit and his political demise, Tucker forgot the colloquial adage which conservatives hold so dear; "You gotta dance with the one what brung you."

He didn't dance and now he is gone.

I would like to say I'm going to miss him but I would be lying.


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