Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson continues to amaze me that anyone with common sense takes him seriously. He is now comparing Candy Crowley fact-checking Mitt Romney during the presidential debate at Hofstra University to John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Never mind the fact that Mitt Romney’s performance was horrible. Um, if this is the best the right wing has to offer, then I will have to say no thank you to being a part of this circus.
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Wednesday wondered if there was “any way to excuse the commission having used that format and that moderator, Candy Crowley, behaving as she did?”
“I think it’s the single most outrageous thing I’ve seen in 30-odd years of watching presidential debates and I’m a Democrat and will remain one,” Fox News Contributor Doug Schoen, who identifies himself as an “influential Democratic campaign consultant,” told Dobbs.
“Well, you may not,” Dobbs noted. “You could be mustered out, I think.”
“For most of the play, John Wilkes Booth set there politely, but it was the moment when he didn’t that made history,” Carlson explained, referring to Crowley’s fact check of Romney. “And I thought this was the definitive point in this debate.”
“This changed the debate, this is exactly what moderators are not supposed to do,” he added. “This is kind of serious. There’s only three weeks and we want to know what these guys are like and she prevented us from learning.” Source
To compare what Candy Crowley rightfully did to such a horrific event in our history is reprehensible, but this isn’t the first time Tucker Carlson has wallowed in muck. It’s funny, Tagg Romney jokes about “taking a swing” at a sitting president and we don’t hear a word out of the right wing, but Candy Crowley does her job and they freak out. That’s because they lost the debate. Plain and simple. Tucker Carlson, like Tagg Romney, is a rich punk not used to following rules.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.