Thursday, March 19, 2015

Feeding The Hand That Bites You

Tucker Carlson proves for the umpteenth time that he’s a craven toady.

The blogger Mickey Kaus has quit his job at The Daily Caller after the conservative site’s editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, pulled a critical column about Fox News from the site, Kaus told the On Media blog on Tuesday.

“It’s pretty simple,” Kaus said in an interview, “I wrote a piece attacking Fox for not being the opposition on immigration and amnesty — for filling up the airwaves with reports on ISIS and terrorism, and not fulfilling their responsibility of being the opposition on amnesty and immigration…. I posted it at 6:30 in the morning. When I got up, Tucker had taken it down. He said, ‘We can’t trash Fox on the site. I work there.'”

Carlson, who co-founded The Daily Caller in 2010, is a conservative contributor to Fox News and the host of its weekend edition of “Fox & Friends.”

Not that I have any sympathy for Mickey Kaus, who seems to think that the worst thing in the world is that some brown person with a vowel at the end of their name has a job picking fruit in California, but the idea that Tucker Carlson would have any kind of journalistic ambitions other than to put up a site that grifts money from the gullible is ludicrous.