January 8, 2019
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
TUCKER CARLSON on Immigration
And There Couldn’t Be Any More Radical Difference Between What He Reports AND What the Chris Wallace/Fox All-Stars Are Saying
Tucker Carlson—the only television journalist I consistently watch—has done it again. His opening monologue on his program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” for Monday, January 7, 2019, completed a fascinating two days of watching (selectively) Fox News Channel, with extremes featured by that network that have become even more evident over time. In a sense it was a fitting finale to a full two weeks of radical oscillations by self-proclaimed conservatives over the president’s broader immigration policies.
First, there was Chris Wallace’s highly-touted Sunday news interview program, on Sunday, January 6, where we were treated to his unceasing badgering of White House Press Spokesman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, about immigration, essentially citing a litany of discredited and strongly disputed “statistics” (e.g., NO terrorists coming across the southern border, NO real crisis there, doesn’t this seem a bit racist, etc.?). And then there was the pompously obtuse (and equally ignorant) “conservative” Never Trumper, Jonah Goldberg—one of two “conservatives” on Wallace’s discussion panel (the other was former Utah representative Jason Chaffetz, whose interventions were basically anodyne).
Wallace’s program increasingly resembles similar “roundtables” on CNN or NBC.
Goldberg obviously continues his pouting vendetta against President Trump (see, for example, his latest venomous attack on the president of December 21: https://spectator.org/polishing-jonah-goldberg/)
As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.
I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.
…our enduring commitment to principled conduct in foreign relations, and to the rights of all people to freedom and equal justice, was even more esteemed. Trump’s words and actions have caused dismay around the world.
another “Movement Conservative”—a full-fledged open borders member of the “Big Con” (as my friend Dr. Jack Kerwick has denominated them), who endorsed Romney’s views (Whatever Romney’s motive may have been in penning the critical op-ed, it’s clear that what he wrote is the truth, which is worth a lot these days.”
Here is Carlson’s monologue: