I understand what he’s saying. He’s got a point to put across. So why did I feel the way Tucker Carlson did it was so blatantly evocative of a simple ‘revenge’ act out towards another who humiliated him?
Summary: Years ago during the 2004 campaign trail, Jon Stewart appeared in CNN’s Crossfire where Carlson was a co-host, and basically told off Carlson that Crossfire was not doing enough to ‘hold politician’s feet to the fire’ and ‘hurting America’. The clip of Stewart’s attack became an Internet sensation. Two weeks ago, Stewart had Jim Cramer, a CNBC financial pundit, on the Daily Show and proceeded to rip Cramer up for what Stewart considered to be Cramer’s ‘responsibility’ to the American people to expose the warning signs within the financial industry that is the precursor to today’s financial meltdown. Carlson appeared in CNN after the Cramer-Stewart interview and, uhm, ranted.
Here’s a link to The Huffington Post where Carlson rips into Jon Stewart on CNN’s Reliable Sources.
And here are the clips of Jim Cramer’s interview in the Daily Show which prompted the tirade by Carlson.
Now this is what I call reality TV.
See for yourselves.