TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022
A bit later on, he helped prove it: "Civilization is fragile."
Tucker Carlson said that last night, midway through his hour-long program on Fox.
That's a very important and accurate point. Late in his program, Carlson proceeded to prove it.
Journalist Charlie LeDuff claims that he has unearthed a scandal in Michigan. We don't know if LeDuff's claims are accurate.
After speaking with LeDuff, Carlson transitioned directly to a new topic. Here's what he said at that point.
CARLSON (1/17/22): You see the point. It just took one person who was interested and aggressive to get to the truth.
And that matters! The truth does matter.
Well, speaking of the truth, this is a story we're going to look back at with jaws open. The city of Washington, D.C. is threatening to fire all members of its fire department who don't have the mandated number of injections, despite the fact they don't work.
Despite the fact they don't work! Having said that vaccination doesn't work, Carlson interviewed a D.C. firefighter about the department's mandate policy.
During that brief transition, Carlson stressed the fact that the truth really does matter. He quickly proceeded to make a wildly inaccurate statement about a matter of life and death.
Earlier, Carlson had said that civilization is fragile. Our own civilization is now breaking down under the weight of assaults of this type.
The truth is also shaded and misstated every night of the week on our own tribe's "cable news" channels. Two tribes of corporate pundits have long since gone to war with each other. Civilization is coming undone under the weight of their conduct.
Carlson's strange conduct is hard to explain. You may think our pundits are better.
Such an assessment could even be right. Given the trouble this nation is in, we need something much better than that, and it's very unlikely we'll get it.
Are our pundits, pols and academics really up to that task? We see no sign that they actually are, and a "silent secession" is proceeding apace everywhere else that we look.