Tucker Carlson’s still taking heat today over this segment in which he suggested giving people who shame the outdoor unmasked a taste of their own medicine:
Tucker Carlson is now telling his audience to harass people who wear face masks outside.
If they see children wearing masks, Tucker says the response should be no different than when you see a kid being abused — "call the police immediately, contact child protective services" pic.twitter.com/4svVH0JY3s
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) April 27, 2021
Just as Carlson’s point was lost on Justin Baragona, it was evidently also lost on Bill Kristol, whose takeaway is this:
Not the most important thing, but maybe people—including those who knew or know him—should stop referring to Tucker Carlson as “Tucker,” as if he’s a friendly acquaintance. “Carlson” will do. Like “Riefenstahl.”
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 27, 2021
Get it? Because Tucker Carlson is a Nazi propagandist just like Leni Riefenstahl! Or just “Riefenstahl” to us, apparently.
It's not the Nazi comparison that bothers me.
It's the absolute laziness and triteness of it.
The Single Name meme does not apply to Riefenstahl, that's…dumb.
You have almost 900,000 followers and a blue check, hire some writers! https://t.co/yd3WxIOMTB
— AmishDude (@TheAmishDude) April 27, 2021
Also nobody referred to her as Riefenstahl. They use her full name. Goebbels would have been the better comparison considering Tucker isn't a filmmaker. Not that any comparison to the Nazis here isn't pedestrian and eyeroll inducing.
— Noam Blum ? (@neontaster) April 27, 2021
“Pedestrian and eyeroll inducing” is basically Bill Kristol’s brand these days.
Criticize Tucker Carlson all you like. But trivializing the horror of the Third Reich with smirking Nazi allusions is ugly and unworthy. https://t.co/FATeERqXMu
— Jeff Jacoby (@Jeff_Jacoby) April 27, 2021
“Ugly and unworthy” is also part of Kristol’s brand (may we call him Kristol?).
Guy who supported Governor Blackface weighs-in https://t.co/pnuQDfC0IE
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) April 27, 2021
By the way:
This is ironically harsh given that the Weekly Standard helped launch Carlson’s career. https://t.co/Xw1gC7xgGm
— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) April 27, 2021
Even with Trump gone, the usual suspects are still trotting out the Hitler thing. https://t.co/HJqdK9fWme
— FischerKing (@FischerKing64) April 27, 2021
"This guy whose career I launched is a Nazi, please take me in, Democrats" https://t.co/zQOU72bErt
— I got your #Unity right here (@jtLOL) April 27, 2021
Bill seems to have officially entered his second childhood. https://t.co/4hMUFcIxti
— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 27, 2021
It's shameful the things you do for attention. https://t.co/jrJbSXitoH
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 27, 2021
This really is just sad, isn’t it?
Where does he go from here?
Posting nudes is basically all that's left. https://t.co/Qeq0o4IJ1S
— Anna James Zeigler (@ajzeigler) April 27, 2021