Despite the fact that Tucker Carlson has spent decades in journalism — or perhaps because of that — the Fox News host didn’t pull any punches over the weekend as he blasted the mainstream media for repeatedly, and tragically, targeting the “weakest people in our society.”
According to the Washington Examiner, Carlson told host David Rubin on the YouTube talk show Rubin Report that “people who punch down,” like he says mainstream journalists do, “are the worst.”
“They should have no power whatsoever, in my opinion,” Carlson said. “Like, that’s just like a life rule.”
“How dare you?”
Speaking in an interview published over the weekend, Carlson particularly trained his sights on those in the media who have aligned themselves with the “billionaire class” rather than fighting for the people.
“So if these people ask themselves why am I doing this? And they say, ‘Well, I want to protect the system because I really believe in the system.’ OK, who’s running the system? You’re lying to defend Jeff Bezos?” the Fox host charged.
“Like, you’re treating Bill Gates like some sort of moral leader, like, are you kidding [me]? How dare you do that?” he added, according to the Examiner.
“How dare you use your power to protect and guard the powerful even as you…put your boot on the neck of…some Catholic school kid from Kentucky?” Carlson said, referencing a high school student who last year settled defamation lawsuits with outlets including CNN. “It’s like a parody. Are you kidding? He is a child, and you’re using your power to crush him, to wreck his life.”
Carlson also told Rubin, once a staunch liberal who now aligns more with the right, that most mainstream journalists are “not liberals,” at least not in the traditional sense of the word. “They are not liberals, they are defenders of the powerful, which is a much graver sin,” the Fox host said.
“You can have silly politics, I get it,” he added, according to the Examiner. “I’ve had silly politics, maybe I do now. People make mistakes.”
He went on: “But defending the billionaire class? Blaming everything on like, working-class white people who are like, by far, the most shafted people in America? Look at the suicide rate, look at the death rate. I mean, it’s measurable, but everything’s their fault? It’s insane.”
Watch the full interview for yourself: