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Fox News Commentator: "Michael Vick Should Have Been Executed" (968 hits)

Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson followed the company's interesting tradition the other day by making one of the most distasteful and egregious comments in recent media history. Filling in for Sean Hannity, Carlson said that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should have been executed for dogfighting.

"I'm a Christian, I've made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances," Carlson said. "But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should've been executed for that. He wasn't, but the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs? Kind of beyond the pale."

First of all, I think that most decent Christians would not believe that Tucker Carlson is a Christian. But then again, most of the original members of the KKK also considered themselves to be Christians, so perhaps Carlson's delusional behavior actually makes sense. I'd be curious to see if Carlson believes that the hundreds of thousands of deer hunters and members of the National Rifle Association should also be executed for killing animals themselves. After all, killing an animal is the same no matter what, right?

Secondly, Carlson's insinuation that the life of this black man is worth less than that of a dog is a telling reminder of how the Right Wing is nothing more than a modern-day manifestation of those who've profited from slavery and the execution of black men for the past 400 years (they continue to profit from slavery within the prison system - the only place where the United States Constitution allows slavery to take place). If this were 1840, Tucker Carlson would surely be part of the lynch mob that would have dragged Michael Vick out of jail in the middle of the night and murdered him in front of his family. So, as much as "Tucker the Christian" might want to deny this, he is a direct descendant of those who've been responsible for the Black American Holocaust that we have yet to fully understand in our country. African Americans should have the same disdain for Tucker Carlson that Jews have for Adolf Hitler and his associates. The only difference between the descendants of Carlson and those of Adolf Hitler is that the first group has been able to benefit from good PR and the ability to control the historical message (history is told by the winners), but the truth is that in both cases, the lives of those in the subjugated class were deemed to be worth less than that of an animal. I would say that Tucker and Fox News should be ashamed, but in a country that has yet to honestly confront it's sick proclivity toward racial animosity, they stand proudly on a tragically-destructive tradition that continues to terrorize people of color until this very day.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition

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Posted By: anita moore
Thursday, December 30th 2010 at 8:52PM
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I don't understand why he would say something like that. When I first heard about this I was shocked that he would make a reference to a killing someone.
Thursday, December 30th 2010 at 9:37PM
Thursday, December 30th 2010 at 10:08PM
I wonder what he smoked before he made the comment? Im just curious I dont want any!
Thursday, December 30th 2010 at 10:18PM
Sista Irma, Please do not tell me that man was once at MSNBC. Well all I can say is Good Riddance. He just opened the door for others who can be non biased in their thinking and present both sides of the story and do the real job of journalism. FOX is the real culprit. Do you see how quickly they picked him up, along with others who have shown their ignorance and prejudices. Something needs to be truly done about that station. I said there needs to be a boycott and my boyfriend said Man please, you women going to doing it alone. They got all the sports. God forbid we try to mess with their sports! Smile! Not happening!
I donít want any of that either Brotha Corey. May make you ignorant, and say crazy things, just like him.

Thursday, December 30th 2010 at 11:04PM
anita moore
This is way over the top, even for a right wing loon like Carlson.

Its incredible he would say that about Vick and not about Bush II who lied us into a war causing the death of millions.

Thursday, December 30th 2010 at 11:33PM
Be glad each time you see Tucker Carlson on Fox. fox is the network taht hires all of teh rejects of teh public at large...From Gingrige whose own party kicked him out as speaker of teh house to Rove who is still one step ahead of a supenia...now back to Carlson...

He had a great day job with a daily hour long program on MSNBC...that is until during teh presidentual campaign he refused to even call Mr. Obama a man or Mr. and after being allowed to get away with this out ragious, personal hate for skin color he would clain sattelite problems if candidate Obama was giving a rally speeech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HE WAS FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!

this left the door open for the MSNBC new comers like: Dylan ed and Rachael to make up for the negative feed back coming from teh behaviors of tucker Carlson...rejoice when you see this person who will never be taken as a serious news person ever again. lol (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...OOPS, LOU DOBBS ALSO. (otfl) (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
yEP, HE WAS ON EVERY DAY AT 1PM...so I was not surprised to see him on Fox, where else can he go...and all he is doing is making it much easier to get rid of that whole network or at least calling itself a NEWS NETWORK!!!! (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...and I will repeat these people must go after someone to show they are doing their jobs, because the Mexicans so famous for dog, bull, cock fightings can not be touched as they have already taken back Ca. and Tx. and Arizona are next on their take back states likt. (otflm black af) (smile)example...

in Ca. they raid cock fights as regular they hold drug raids...dispite it never gets talked about on Fox or MSNBC or CNN or even in your local news...it is reported on teh WWW. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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