They tried to back him into a corner.
They did not expect what would happen next.
Now, Tucker Carlson said this one thing on national television that has CNN shaking.
Recently, he gave an interview to the left-wing site Mediaite on their new podcast, The Interview.
He discussed a multitude of subjects in this interview: his show on Fox News, Trump’s presidency, his thoughts on CNN, and his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Mediaite attempted to throw Carlson in a bad light and make him appear to be a dishonest writer and misguided in his belief.
The interview opened with a couple lengthy paragraphs framing Carlson as a sinister mastermind, but went on to specifically address one of his writers who made several racist comments.
The writer has since been fired, but that didn’t stop the interviewer from trying to pin the blame for these remarks on Carlson.
“M: Now I wanted to talk to you a little bit about Blake Neff. He was the head writer of your show for more than three years, and then he resigned… CNN reported that he was posting racist and sexist comments anonymously online. You addressed the resignation on your show and your comments were, I’d say, more defiant than contrite. Obviously you didn’t write these things, but what did you make of the ordeal.
C: What should I have been contrite for?
M: Well I think people were expecting you to perhaps apologize for the things that your writer was writing online.
C: Why would I apologize for something that someone else wrote that I didn’t know about?”
Carlson’s straightforward answer threw off his interviewer, but it is this plain speech and honesty that has earned Carlson such a huge following.
The site was hoping to catch Carlson with his own words, but ultimately made themselves look idiotic.
And Carlson is correct in his statement.
This writer made these racist remarks in his own personal life.
Carlson is not responsible for what one of his employees says or does on their own time.
He also had a lot to say about CNN as a whole.
“I mean I made it pretty clear what I thought. I didn’t like what he said, I didn’t agree with it, I told him that, and I said this on the air, and I guess it offended the normal… the self-righteous muppets jumping up and down, those kids at CNN, unhappiest people maybe in the world, you know who got for a moment to feel like they were morally superior to somebody else, and that’s what they get off on, or whatever.
I just reject that whole way of looking at the world, that whole way of living, where you jump up and down like, ‘I’m a good person, Unlike like this person!’ and then you denounce someone. And like, I read The Crucible. Like I know this is a feature of human nature, but I’m not participating in that crap. You know what I mean?”
Ultimately, Carlson is right.
A no name writer did something wrong and the media attempted to take down Carlson’s whole show for it.
However, they had no leg to stand on, and it shows.