Many times it has been said that the best defense is a good offense. A tactic that Fox News host Tucker Carlson is taking to heart after coming under attack by a “liberal mob.”
Tucker has come under fire for controversial comments he made that liberal watchdog Media Matters unearthed from over a decade ago.
Yet instead of being apologetic, Carlson has been more up front about the statements. His initial released statement stated:
“Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago. Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
This unrepentant attitude only set liberals off more, who attempted to call for a boycott of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Carlson has suggested that the slanderous news release was “written by Democratic party operatives” and addressed the issue further in one of his opening monologues.
“The great American outrage machine is a remarkable thing,” Carlson said refuting how words that “were spoken in jest” should lead to him becoming “a sinner begging the forgiveness of Twitter.”
Carlson then went on to praise Fox News as one of the only safe havens for “independent thoughts.”
“One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network, just a few hours in a sea of television programming,” he said. “It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity. Since the day we went on the air, they’ve been working hard to kill this show.”
While Carlson’s response may not appear very humble, it does make more sense to call out the fake news media for propagating such irrelevant stories rather than beg for forgiveness.