While it's pretty well known that much of the media isn't exactly on board with President Donald Trump, Fox News political commentator Tucker Carlson has a new theory as to why there's been such hysteria.
On Monday, the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host blamed blind hatred and claimed that adults in the media — smart people who have been around — once had perspective but no longer do.
He further explained that they've “succumbed to Trump hatred so intense, it has destroyed their judgment and, in some cases, affected their character.”
Carlson cited MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski's reveal of what Counselor Kellyanne Conway said off-air and the Trump “Access Hollywood” tape as examples of poor character, as the longtime rule was that what was said off camera was off limits.
As journalists become more like activists, they're continually unable to cover Trump on unbiased terms. He compared two things normal people see to how the blinded media see Trump:
- We see the president's flaws. They see crimes and conspiracies.
- We complain Trump is undisciplined and impulsive. They regard him as the single greatest threat to Western civilization since atomic weapons.
Carlson also related journalists' strong bias against Trump to an accepted strong bias toward family, which is why reporters don't cover their spouses or children. He said:
“They wouldn't be able to see clearly. Their emotions would cloud their judgment. Their love would get in the way of fair coverage. Hate has the same effect on people. It distorts your view of reality. In the end, it blinds you completely.”
The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host described the current state of the American media as “stumbling around in a sightless rage, screaming.”
He recommended that someone “reel them in” before they do irreparable damage to themselves.