This news item is a prime example of the galling hypocrisy of progressives.
Members of the Mainstream Media-Democratic Party-Complex and the perpetually petulant progressive commissars of political correctness have called for Fox News host, Tucker Carlson’s head because of “hateful” comments he made years ago on a shock-jock radio show.
As is usually the case in those instances where a vanguard of the thought police demands a conservative be marched to the gallows, it turns out that the accuser has engaged in the exact same infraction as that of the conservative object of his fury.
As I note in my book, The Mainstream Media-Democratic Party-Complex, one of the iron laws for political journalists reporting on president Trump, is to vilify him in the harshest possible manner, for committing the exact same infractions as Obama. All reporting on Trump in particular and conservatives in general is subject to this glaring double standard that is at the root of the progressive philosophy of identity politics.
The reason progressives like Carusone can condemn conservative with impunity, regardless of whether they engaged in the same conduct in the past, is that they know they will never be held to account by the media.
since Progressives view themselves as the vanguards for the “oppressed” and “historically disadvantaged,” they fervently believe that failure to abide but the very standards of conduct they establish for others, is not a vice, but rather, a virtue;
The manner in which the media reported on Carusone’s double standard supports this proposition. When “hateful”comments Carusone made on his blog ten years ago surfaced, here is how he argued his prior offensive speech should be exempt from his own standards,
“The posts are gross content. Yes.” But, he never apologizes . Rather he makes the utterly fantastic assertion that his blog was, “intended to be a giant obnoxious right-wing caricature, a parody of a right-wing blowhard living my life.” He adds, “I wasn’t really good at it and it wasn’t really me.”
What person in command of his faculties would believe such utter and unadulterated nonsense? Mainstream media journalists, that’s who.
When Carusone appeared on Brian Stetler’s CNN media show, while Stetler mentioned his comments, he accepted Carusone’s pathetic doge with no pushback whatsoever. Another example of hard-hitting CNN journalism. Stetler’s inexcusable and deliberate failure to question Carusone diligently and skeptically, is a prime example of media bias.
As if to reinforce the media’s incontrovertible partiality, MSNBC”s Chris Hayes on his show and while the topic of Carlson’s spiteful speech was discussed, Hayes never even asked Carusone about his own blog posts. Another sterling example of objective journalism in play.
This is one of the reasons that the media and the Democratic Party are one and the same entity, or have merged or fused together.