We don’t like Tucker Carlson.
He’s been really unpleasant to one of us (founder Matt Blanchfield) in an interview. He’s been a supporter every of Right Wing crackpot from day one. He’s spread hate and vitriol on the airwaves. And he was an early backer of Donald Trump. So we have got good reasons not to like him.
Which is why we’re freaked out right now.
Tucker Carlson has been hinting lately that maybe, just maybe, the American capitalist system isn’t all its cracked up to be. On one of shows, recently, he flat out said that American’s plutocrats are directly responsible for the woes of the nation. Vox quoted him as saying that America’s “ruling class…[are] mercenaries” who are responsible for the failure of the middle class, the possible demise of marriage as an institution, and the general decline of the nation. Further, he said that, “Any economic system that weakens and destroys families is not worth having. A system like that is the enemy of a healthy society.”
Then, not long after that, Carlson was interviewed by Salon magazine. In that interview he said that he might even vote for Elizabeth Warren. He probably won’t, he said, but he might, at least if she “focuses on the economic populism ideas articulated in her 2004 book “The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke…”
Okay, this is bizarre. We still don’t like him. He’s still a representative of the great Right Wing Disinformation Machine. He still supports people and things that we consider reprehensible.
But…that he’s saying these things at all is interesting. If even he is seeing the problems inherent in American capitalism, and is talking about, then maybe…maybe…those problems are finally so dire that no one can miss them.
Not even a Fox News pundit.