Tucker Carlson Explains Why Liberals Love North Korea

Tucker Carlson spoke about the insane media coverage of North Korea on his recent episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Transcript as follows:

CARLSON: You may think the media are only capable of skepticism and loathing but think again. Journalists can love too. Their latest crush: the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. Kim Yo Jong, whose brother is the undisputed Stalinist dictator of that hermit kingdom, is at the Winter Olympics this week. And according to the press, she is a huge star — a bigger star even than our vice president, Mike Pence or for that matter a bigger star than any of the actual athletes.

Don’t believe it? Consider some of these descriptions — from The Washington Post: The Ivanka Trump of North Korea captivates. From CNN, she is stealing the show. The New York Times says she turns on the charm. Reuters, the newswire, meanwhile, writes this, quote: “North Korea has emerged as the early favorite to grab one of the Winter Olympics most important medals, the diplomatic gold.” Ugh.

While reporters gushed over the last totalitarian state, Mike Pence, who again is the vice president of the United States, was attacked for not standing up to honor North Korean athletes.

Watch this.


SUNNY HOSTIN, CO-HOST “THE VIEW”: I thought Mike Pence said it was inappropriate to make political statements at sporting events.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, CO-HOST “THE VIEW”: If you are in Korea, you need to stand up. You need to stand up and show respect.

The Olympics are supposed to be the one place where politics is not supposed to play a part. That’s my understanding.


CARLSON: Well, if you are surprised, you shouldn’t be, progressives have a long and dishonorable history of supporting the world’s most repressive regimes. No exaggeration. The New York Times. Just to name one example, supported Joseph Stalin even as he was murdering up to 12 million Ukrainians in the famous famine there. That paper also led the cheering for Fidel Castro as he turned Cuba into a police state.

In 1975, we were not making this up — when the Khmer Rouge swept to power in Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge — The New York Times made this prediction in a headline, quote: “For most, a better life.” One of the worst genocides in history followed shortly thereafter. Turned out not to be true.

Well, it’s hard to find a dictator the left has not supported. Chairman Mao, Hugo Chavez, Idi Amin — these people seem to have nothing in common but one thing: They all hate America.

Turns out all progressive activists also have one thing in common: They resent their fathers. That’s where their politics come from. The rest are just window dressing.

  • Ron C

    The socialist democrats and the owned news media has never found a murdering socialist/communist dictator it hasn’t loved…they will slobber over any dictators knob…And why one would ask…?
    Because they hate a free and sovereign nation, and will due everything in their power to end the greatest nation on earth! You see folks that is what their professors taught them in the halls of academia…sad!
    And even sadder for the young minds being afflicted by the colleges to this very day!

    • bob

      But if any of these dictators & their regimes ever took over the country the first thing that would be silenced would be the “free press “. Then they wouldn’t be able to report or sound off on anything. only what those in power would let them say.
      Then what would all the ” liberals ” think of that scenario.

      • Ron C

        True story!

  • dcartmill

    Typical MSM ignorant BS…The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about. There’s no such thing as bad publicity . This is the MSM today, print something to get talked about Our dwindling audience needs to hear something to talk about.



  • Patriot American

    They praise Communist regimes and compare President Trump to Hitler. At his inauguration I heard protesters scream Fascist ,Nazi and KKK. What is the difference between them ? Little to none. They sounded just like the Vietnam war protesters I saw in the ’60s and ’70s..They were angry little children whose minds are still being brainwashed by the same people as those protesting the Viet Nam War. They were protesting America and Donald Trump. This time things will be different as we will win any war we have to be involved in, and America will become a great nation again, economically, militarily, and back to the Judeo -Christian values that we were founded on.

  • Mark Sauck

    If it were 1939 these same idiots would be praising Adolf Hitler and believing every bit of propaganda coming out of Joseph Gobbels mouth.

  • Dean

    I can remember the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) fawning over Fidel Castro as they walked down the streets of NYC as if he were a rock star sometime back in the 70’s or 80’s.

  • Marcy Gruber Johnston

    Omg. Just as bad as that jackass Obama claiming that Castro was a great man. Does anyone actually listen to what these idiots are saying? Seriously, we are now in a society that would praise Hitler for trying to better society.