Friday, March 08, 2024

Tucker Carlson interviewed Putin

Quillette publishes some worthwile essay, but not it posts an unhigned rant:
Carlson is the latest in a long line of credulous partisans so fixated on domestic political vendettas that they wind up as a humiliated mouthpiece for vicious propaganda. In this case, Carlson’s attempts to secure endorsement of his parochial obsessions with a series of leading questions went nowhere.

By all appearances, Putin had prepared to give an eccentric lecture about the world-historical importance of Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kyiv in 1019.

Okay, the guy hates Carlson and Putin, but is there any other point to this?

I thought that it would explain Putin's historical, or provide other info I did not know. Nope. It has no substantive disagreement with anything Putin or Tucker said.

The author's main complaint is that Carlson did a straight interview, and allowed Putin to give his own explanation for the Ukraine War. Seems like a public service to me. Whether you agree with the war or not, it is useful to understand what led to war.

Putin says Ukraine is important to Russian history, and he does not want the USA putting NATO missiles there.

Putin is a bad guy. He prosecutes his political enemdies, and maybe even kills them. He is worse than Pres. Biden, but Biden also prosecutes his political enemies. If Biden gets his way, Trump will die in prison. Zelensky also prosecutes his enemies.

I don't think the USA Deep State has any desire to eliminate Putin. What they really want is perpetual war. To them, the Ukraine War is a big success. It has expanded NATO, wrecked Germany's economy, put Europe more under USA control, generated a lot of business for defense contractors, given renewed purpose to DoD and CIA projects,burned a lot of Russian military resources, got Ukrainians behind a horrible US puppet, got Americans to hate Russia, etc. What's not to like?

Pres. Biden opened his State of the Union with:

Hitler was on the march. War was raging in Europe.

President Roosevelt’s purpose was to wake up the Congress and alert the American people that this was no ordinary moment.

Freedom and democracy were under assault in the world.

Tonight I come to the same chamber to address the nation.

Now it is we who face an unprecedented moment in the history of the Union. ...

Overseas, Putin of Russia is on the march, invading Ukraine and sowing chaos throughout Europe and beyond. ...

History is watching, just like history watched three years ago on January 6th.

Insurrectionists stormed this very Capitol and placed a dagger at the throat of American democracy.

Many of you were here on that darkest of days.

We all saw with our own eyes these insurrectionists were not patriots.

They had come to stop the peaceful transfer of power and to overturn the will of the people.

January 6th and the lies about the 2020 election, and the plots to steal the election, posed the gravest threat to our democracy since the Civil War.

But they failed. America stood strong and democracy prevailed.

No, this is the rant of a senile lunatic.

The 2020 election was rigged, and the Jan. 6 protest was a mostly peaceful attempt to get a valid count of the ballots. For that, Biden is imprisoning his political enemies. No one attempted to stop the peaceful transfer of power.

Did anyone really think that the transfer of power would be controlled by a bunch of rioters who walked into the Capitol building unarmed? Of course not. They merely wanted to voice their objections to faulty vote counts.

Yes, Biden must be stopped. He is the one trying to stay in office by prosecuting his rival.


JUST IN: Tucker Carlson calls President Biden's SOTU speech the most un-American speech in U.S. history.

"That was possibly the darkest, most un-American speech ever given by an American president. In fact, it wasn't a speech, it was a rant, entirely lacking in decency or…

More here. It was amazing to see a USA President try to justify himself by how much he hates Trump, and his 70 million supporters. And how we need to fight a war in Ukraine. And soldiers in Gaza.

1 comment:

CFT said...

I am amused that democrats think the free press is merely a mouthpiece to repeat what the government tells them to say, right down to the language of the talking points. As I recall, there have been numerous interviews of dictators and adversaries over the years by the mainstream... back before they forgot what they were there for. No one batted an eye then, it's surreal they would now.

Tucker is no fan of Putin or any dictator. He is also no fan of the Deep State that would keep the United States in perpetual conflict over other nation's borders while completely ignoring our own.