Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Tucker Carlson - Loudmouth in a Bow Tie
In the COUNTERPUNCH online newsletter, David Lindorff couldn't have said it better when he stated "[Tucker] Carlson is a loudmouth, but the volume of his rants seems mainly designed to keep the listener from focusing on the details, which are fraught with falsehoods to bolster his ludicrous political views." This is exactly what happened with ELLEN JOHNSON, President of American Atheists who was a guest Monday, February 20, 2006 on the MSNBC entertainment news program “The Situation with Tucker Carlson.”
Carlson made Ellen Johnson look weak and though her responses were excellent when she could get a word in edgewise, she was easily intimidated by Tucker's sarcasms and jabs. I would have preferred to see Sam Harris or someone else up there against ol' Tucker for a more more lively and fair debate. Tucker is an ass of a debate opponent, however, in my opinion, Johnson was not a very strong spokesperson for atheists in America. I even felt a bit embarrassed for her as she stumbled to find words a few times.
Too add a positive comment about Ellen Johnson...at least she didn't make atheists look like a bunch of lunatic crazy people...she is soft-spoken, level-headed and seems like a genuinely nice and intelligent woman. She was too sweet to go up against Tucker. He was blowing so much wind that he had Johnson stuttering and stammering a couple of times to the point where she could not able to come up with answers fast enough for the asshole.
Knowing what Tucker is like, she should have been ready for any questions he might throw at her. He basically ended the thing with his point that atheists really don't stand for anything and and have nothing important to contribute and had that cocky smile on his face as if he somehow defeated her argument. He totally made her issue seem irrelevant.
As Nodster in a comment over at NoGodBlog.com summed it up, Bag of Wind with a Bow Tie Tucker said
- If anyone has dignity it's the theists.
- Atheists aren't born atheists, they CHOOSE it, therefore can't be compared to
discrimination over race or gender.
- Atheists are cowards for not coming out of the closet.
- And finally we are a group that stands for nothing.
In agreement with David Lindorff, Tucker is an ignoramous who blows a lot of "Idiot Wind".