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Newsweek Shoots Itself In The Foot With Its Failed Swipe At Tucker Carlson

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Is this a sign that the liberal media is that unhinged, desperate, or quietly acknowledging that the whole Tucker Carlson story isn’t a story? Here’s the short version: the Left hates the Fox News host, they want him gone, and they’ve dug up past appearances on a shock jock’s radio show in order to get him fired. Oh, and these appearances occurred when Tucker was with MSNBC and they’re like a decade or so old. File this under who the hell cares? Carlson said some salty things on Bubba the Love Sponge’s show, which was carried on Howard 100. He’s no longer on Sirius. The clip is spliced together, maybe a few seconds from each appearance. Someone said something shocking on a shock jock’s show. Oh, gee—that’s awful. It’s a joke. It’s a full-blown clown show and good on Tucker for not apologizing. 

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These people don’t care. They will show no mercy. It’s not about morals or decency either; most of these jokers produce, write, and peddled just as raunchy stuff for mass consumption. This is about destroying free speech, differing opinions, and breaking all to the authoritarian ethos of leftism and political correctness. The funny thing about this is that the people leading the charge, Media Matters who are all liberal cancers, declared that they had “won” the war with Fox News. I guess that was a freezing cold take. Newsweek even said that what Carlson said would constitute a hate crime…in Canada or the United Kingdom. 

Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has faced growing calls to resign after racist and sexist comments he made on a radio show several years ago were brought to light by Media Matters. However, Canadian and British legal experts have told Newsweek that if Carlson were based in their countries, he could lose more than his job, with national hate speech laws meaning the host's comments could constitute a chargeable offense.  

 Over the past week, Media Matters released clips from calls Carlson made to The Bubba the Love Sponge Show radio program between 2006 and 2011 and that date back to his time as a host at MSNBC. The recordings reveal Carlson making a number of racist and sexist remarks, including calling Iraq a "crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys," and calling women "extremely primitive," "pigs," "whores" and the "C-word." 

While Tucker defended his comments, citing his First Amendment right to freedom of speech, high-profile Toronto-based criminal lawyer David Butt told Newsweek the Fox News personality's remarks could constitute "hate speech" in Canada, which, under the country's Criminal Code, can be considered a chargeable offense. 

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Meanwhile, London-based partner at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors legal firm Sean Caulfield told Newsweek that in Britain, Carlson's words could "amount to a criminal offense." 

"Some of his words aren't very flattering about people, they are not complimentary, but they are not criminal offenses," Caulfield said. However, other comments, such as Carlson's statement about Iraq, do "meet the threshold" for being considered "abusive" behavior under Section 5 of the Public Order Act of 1986, which makes it an offense to use “threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behavior."

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So? Tucker isn’t Canadian or British. We have a constitutionally protected right to free speech. And thank God we’re not abiding by the hyper-politically correct laws of some Euro-trash nation. Or Canada, eh? If anything and many pointed this out, the article makes the unintentional point of highlighting the importance of the First Amendment. So, congratulations, Newsweek. You just shot yourself in the face trying to scalp Carlson, or did your unintentional trip-up expose that this Carlson story is really a nothingburger? Maybe it’s a bit of both. 

Mr. Carlson, just keep doing what you’re doing. Doing your weekly show and slaying liberal narratives. And continue to be yourself, like telling this woman who isn’t having kids because of climate change to have some because she would be happier. Never surrender—ever. 

(H/T Twitchy)

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