Fox News remains beyond parody.
Yesterday, the world briefly forgot about how terrible things are and came together to enjoy a truly cosmic event. It was heartening to have a moment to forget our personal troubles and look to the sky. To be reminded of just how small we are in the context of the universe in which we exist. And the price for this brilliant and beautiful event? We can’t look directly at the eclipse without protective eyewear, lest we go blind. For weeks every news outlet and scientist in America has been banging this drum. “Looking directly at an eclipse can blind you.” And so of course when it came time for President Donald Trump to enjoy the moment from the White House balcony, he looked directly at the eclipse without protective eyewear.
This dumb, dangerous man gave us the perfect moment to encapsulate his dumb, dangerous presidency. He disregarded scientists, common sense, and safety, and why? Because he’s a child who does whatever people tell him not to do. And so obviously everyone had some fun with this. Cable news joked about it, the Internet had a blast, but the least surprising response came from Tucker Carlson, who defended the president. I know, I know. I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling’s going on in here. But still there are some things that are so dumb that they seem beyond defense. Or at least I thought there were.
Now is Carlson’s tongue in his cheek on this one? Maybe. But here’s the thing, after this diatribe on slavery from last week, Tucker has lost his “benefit of the doubt” privileges.
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