Tucker clearly is pro-Putin and pro-Russia. The question is why. Is it political as they say Tucker is convinced, he is going to be president when he wants to? Is it financial, hoping for money from Putin? Is it kompromat, does Putin have something icky on Tucker maybe? Or is it just old fashion bigotry?
Media Matters has the transcript:
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Democrats have convinced themselves that Russia stole the presidency, which rightfully belonged to Hillary Clinton. And they mean it when they say it. And that’s why they are taking us to war with Russia.
So, that’s not their goal — saving Ukraine, saving human lives. No, that’s not their goal. Instead, the war in Ukraine is designed to cause regime change in Moscow. They want to topple the Russian government. That would be payback for the 2016 election. So, this is the logical, maybe the inevitable, end stage of Russiagate.
If you wanted to save Ukraine, its people, its infrastructure, its nation, you would push for a settlement now. You would have done it two months ago, but they’re not doing that. They’ve rejected it out of hand, so that’s not their goal, saving Ukraine, saving human lives.
We don’t arm Ukraine so we can help the Ukrainians, they are merely unfortunate pawns in all of this. We arm Ukraine so that we can punish Russia. Why? For stealing Hillary Clinton’s coronation.
Russian media asset claims US has ulterior motives for supporting Ukraine. Colour me shocked.
Yeah, how dare anyone dare to push back against Russian aggression. If we cared about Ukraine, we wouldn’t have helped them, and instead would have encouraged them to give up to protect themselves from what the Russians wanted to do to them. This is his attempt to hold onto his hard core of pro-Russian fascists and dullards.
“But Hillary Clinton!!!“
What a disgusting, smarmy little cuntling.
He really is Putin’s puppet.
Another useful idiot
So.. he’s saying that “Russiagate”, his claim that the Russia-Trump links were all made up, were designed to lead to Dems getting into power, so that Russia would invade Ukraine, so that Dems would take out Putin?
Want to add a couple mouse traps or bowling balls on rails to that Rube Goldberg setup, Tuck?
The Ukraine president was minutes away from being captured at the beginning of the war. No doubt he would’ve been killed. Ukraine would never surrender to Russia after that. And they will never surrender now that Russia is shooting civilians in the streets.
Making this about the Dems is just lunacy.
Here we have a situation where the Russians, without question, attacked their neighbor for no good reason other than territorial expansion. America, by Tucker’s reasoning, should simply press for a settlement. Can you imagine how Faux would frame that ? “Biden surrenders to Russian aggression! Biden is America’s Chamberlain! The weakest President ever! ” They would crucify him.
Portraying support of Ukraine in the war of Russian aggression as a Democratic plot to overthrow Putin is one of the most ridiculous things this propagandist has come up with yet. Why anyone would pay attention to the twit befuddles me!
Tucker Carlson’s influence and his increasingly extreme views
“Every night, that show teaches fear and loathing. He may claim to be a person who opposes racism and prejudice, but what the show tells you every night is to be afraid, to be afraid of people who are in the street asking for police officers to not shoot Black people, be afraid of Afghan refugees who helped us in the war who are coming over here now, to be afraid of Dr. Fauci, and to be afraid of immigration in general, which he posits is part of a cabal, a plot to destroy Western civilization.
That’s as dumb as Alito’s reasoning that only the legislature can make abortion legal, when the SCOTUS routinely guts laws passed by the legislature.
*See the Voting Rights Act.