Tucker (Mr. David Larry) Carlson: Michael Vick ‘Should’ve Been Executed’
Conservative pundit/crackpot Tucker Carlson, appearing as guest host on Sean Hannity’s program on FOX News, hopped on the Irresponsible Commentary Express last night while discussing the recent story that President Obama called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to praise him for giving Micahel Vick a second chance. Lurie relayed the gist of the phone call to SI’s Peter King and of course, became quite the topic of conversation.
Carlson – obviously – took umbrage to Obama doing such a thing and let his opinions regarding the seemingly innocuous conversation be known during Tuesday night’s broadcast (via Sporting News):
“I’m a Christian, I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances. But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that. He wasn’t, but the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs? Kind of beyond the pale.”
Yowsers. Wait. Michael Vick was not, in fact, executed? I’m relieved Carlson interjected that nugget of information in there, otherwise I would have wondered why he was saying Vick “should’ve been executed.” You know, because he already would’ve been executed and to say he “should’ve been executed” would have been a moot point.
“Fair & Balanced,” indeed. Obviously, Carlson has every right to state his opinion regarding any issue, but you have to wonder if his opinion regarding how Michael Vick been so extreme and hostile – “should’ve been executed” had the person who called Lurie not been Obama. Hypothetically speaking, would Carlson have felt the need to condemn Vick so harshly had a fellow conservative, telephoned the Eagles owner, say Rush Limbaugh, perhaps?
Well, maybe not Limbaugh. But you see where I am going here.
Tucker Carlson: Michael Vick ‘should’ve been executed’ [Sporting News]