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Interview Tucker Carlson Doesn't Want You To See Shows 'How Angry Elites Get' When Their Corruption Is Challenged

Interview Tucker Carlson Doesn't Want You To See Shows 'How Angry Elites Get' When Their Corruption Is Challenged

Julia Conley, staff writer

Weeks after footage of him slamming the rich at the World Economic Summit at Davos became one of the most watched online videos of the past year, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman joined Tucker Carlson for a discussion on the subject, only to have the right-wing Fox News host lose his cool in epic fashion when called out for being a "millionaire who works for billionaires," yelled obscenities at his guest, and pulled the plug on the interview.

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‘“You are a millionaire funded by billionaires,” Bregman told Carlson simply, before the host lost his temper, calling the historian a “tiny-brained moron” for pointing out Carlson’s own interest in maintaining the status quo.’

Translation: Tucker, you are a whore.

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Here’s the complete 8-minutes of Tucker making himself a complete ass.

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Tucker Carlson , trying to pretend he one of the working class down there working on their behalf as he lines his pockets with lucre and being called on it.

Priceless.

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I think calling Carlson a whore is a bit out of line, they don’t deserve that disrespect.

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Ooooh yes… time for a little travelin music with the Great Les McCann and Eddie Harris

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I hate saying it, but after watching the entire 8 minutes, I believe Bregman became needlessly confrontative, and in so doing he hurt progressive causes. The first two times he called out Carlson, Carlson let it slide and tried to return to the tax haven issue. I wish Bregman had the maturity to respond with something intelligent about tax havens other than the vague and useless “governments should crack down.” For FOX to get interested in the tax avoidance question would have been progress and it was a chance to get a little bit of alternate view in front of FOX listeners. Instead it was Bregman who lost focus and went on an ad hominem rant, guaranteeing the show would be canceled. Very disappointing.

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HI WiseOwl… I think Tucker is a MONEY whore–who PIMPS for a living. : ) He pimps for the billionaire class, I guess. That was a wonderful interview, and the most honest I’ve seen recently. And maybe Tucker’s description…" tiny brained moron," fits Tucker much better than it fits his honest guest… : )

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It must hurt when you realizes you are someone’s bitch.

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Tucker was projecting again

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Like it was made yesterday (lyrically speaking)… The reissue CD has a good bonus track in 6/4 you may enjoy… What a great groove.

Tax havens are a side-issue that fails to challenge the fundamental inequalities, djani. Bregman’s focus has been on taxation levels and not the evasion of it. It was Carlson who strayed away from the topic to one that many wealthy might be upset about, other wealthy people illegally avoiding their responsibilities to fund the government. Bregman was discussing the wealthy who legally avoid that responsibility by keeping tax levels low.

But if you are interested in the subject of tax havens, perhaps you might not know that in the UK, Parliament decided to challenge their existence within the UK Dependencies and had 2020 as the date these countries had to fulfil reporting obligations. The UK foreign ministry unilaterally chose to interpret the instruction so it now delays such disclosures to 2023.

Similarly in Australia its tax office declined to prosecute already exposed tax evaders
https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/02/ato-fails-to-police-illegal-foreign-property-sales/

And for the US, isn’t is various states that have laws that permit tax evasions

Fox TV if they wish can have their own crusade against tax evaders but Bregman’s interview was about what he said to Davos and Carlson should have questioned him on that.

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“I stand behind what I said, but there’s one thing I should have done better. When Carlson asked me how he’s being influenced by Big Business and tax-avoiding billionaires, I should have quoted Noam Chomsky,” Bregman wrote. “Years ago, when he was asked a similar question, Chomsky replied: ‘I’m sure you believe everything you’re saying. But what I’m saying is that if you believe something different, you wouldn’t be sitting where you’re sitting.’”

Bregman said he reached out to Carlson after the interview was not aired earlier this month, and Carlson again attacked him.

“I loved what you said at Davos, so I had high hopes for our interview,” Carlson wrote, according to the screenshot of an email tweeted by Bregman. “But you turned out to be far dumber, more dogmatic and less impressive than I expected.”

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“You are a millionaire paid by billionaires…” needed repeating. Bregman is an historian who recognizes historical responses to economic inequality. He clearly stated his belief the United States was the most powerful country and could reign in tax havens pretty easily if it so desired, but it doeasn’t probably because so many of the American ruling class use tax havens (think Eric Schmidt of Google etc.). Carlson believes himself, as all celebrity millionaires do, to be more important than he really is. I’m surprised he didn’t say “I’ve worked hard to get where I am! I’ve earned it’” : Bregman spoke truth to power. I only hope Bregman’s tenure is secure. He is a target now.

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Carlson is a whore. The truth hurts dont it? lol

The larger point here should not be lost on anyone.

Every major American news person is a multi-millionaire. Not just Tucker. Not just on Fox.

It’s true on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, every major television news outlet, every major news anchor.

Go down the list of names in the club: Chris Matthews, Chris Cuomo (brother of govenor), Erin Burnett, Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper (Vanderbilt heir), Joe Scarborough, Andrew Mitchell (wife of Alan Greenspan), Mika Brzezinski (daughter of former Secretary of State), Gayle King (bff of Oprah), Gretchen Carlson (former Miss America), George Stephanopolous.

The bios all read: rich, famous, connected, privileged.

It’s also true of youtube stars like Joe Rogan, who may be the most watched news person in the US. Also very rich. Also very famous.

Super wealthy people, even those who sport humble beginnings, do not share the every day challenges of people in the middle and lower classes.

It is especially farcical that shows like “the view” feature billionaire trust fund babies like Meaghan McCain who shares almost nothing in common with 99.99% of Americans. Her fevered opposition to anything she can construe as “socialism” should be understood as deeply self-interested.

Americans should be much more skeptical about everything these major news kings and queens say about economics, especially things like public education, medicare, medicaid, social assistance and tax policy.

Their self interests are VERY different from yours and mine.

They will never need:

  • an increase in the minimum wage
  • unemployment benefits
  • public education
  • social security
  • public health care
  • lower interest rates on student loans

In no way should we consider them at any time in any meaningful to represent the greater “us”.

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Carlson claims that Bregman was given an opportunity to have a ‘fair and open’ airing of his views.

But Carlson steered the conversation away from Bregman’s main point.
And Carlson was offended by his having his role in propping up the oligarchy exposed.
And Carlson lost his cool during an interview with a guest who specifically speaks truth to power.

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The “millionaire” line - the power of interventions like that depends a lot on the setting…would perhaps agree w/you if I watched interview - but won’t - watching an angry and abusive avatar of the right scream at someone on his show - where he has the power do what he wants - would be an ugly experience I can do w/o.

Tucker Carlson is and always has been a fucking idiot. Years ago he was playing the bow tie wearing phony right wing intellectual trying to fill the spot that the fucking boring pseudo intellectual William Buckley left when he finally died. For what it’s worth, fuck the both of them.

This from Mehdi Hasan’s tweet:

“The best 8 mins of Fox News you will probably ever watch.”

And this from me:

“The ONLY 8 mins of Fox News I will ever watch.”

Cable news in general is only for the terminally credulous.

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