Tucker Carlson Blasts NBC Anchor’s ‘Demented’ Idea of Media Fairness

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

Tucker Carlson didn’t hold back on attacking NBC’s news anchor, Lester Holt’s idea that journalists should not commit to “fairness” in the name of fighting misinformation. Carlson blasted Holt’s claim that giving two sides “equal weight” was outdated calling the comment “demented.”

Fox News reports:

“They’re grotesque,” Carlson said of Holt’s comments on “Outnumbered.” “Fairness is never overrated … If you don’t strive to be fair, you are certain to commit moral atrocities, but again, not just true for network newsreaders. By the way, when did newsreaders become philosophers? I think Lester Holt seems like a perfectly nice guy, but you don’t turn to Lester Holt for deepthink. The truth is, he’s saying that we know what we know, and we shouldn’t question it, when in fact the reality of life suggests that’s completely wrong.”

“We, for thousands of years, imagined that the sun revolved around the Earth,” he said. “The point of journalism is to continuously press against what we think we know, demand evidence, and show it to the public. It’s not to affirm what the ruling class declares, which is basically what he’s saying. It’s demented, actually.”

Essentially, Carlson argued, Holt and other elite reporters’ worldview was to “make the other side shut up” and run interference for the world’s most powerful people.

“That’s like a perfect inversion of what journalism is supposed to be. It’s supposed to, in the famous formulation, make the powerful uncomfortable and comfort the afflicted. But that’s the opposite of what it does,” he said. “They take the weakest people in our society and they hurt them, and then they suck up to the most powerful. That’s why everyone hates them, and for good reason.”

Holt made his disturbing comments while accepting a media award. While it’s been apparent for a while that mainstream media has no problem forgoing the truth in favor of misinformation to fuel their biased narratives, Holt’s blatant comments reach a new level of arrogance.



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Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…..IT is Called…INTEGRITY. Something the LO RD GOD Holds Very DEAR in HUMAN BEINGS. HE also LIKES a GREAT SWORDFIGHTER. GUNS NOT allowed in HEAVEN. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Skip Watson
Skip Watson
6 months ago

Guns not NEEDED in heaven. Neither are swords, by the way.

Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore
6 months ago

Holt is a

Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore
6 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Moore

Punk lousy jerk

Anne J Hosack
Anne J Hosack
6 months ago
Reply to  Jerry Moore

Do you mean that Holt is a Dolt?? I agree

Carole Nice
Carole Nice
6 months ago

Isn’t everyone in the main stream media the same as Holt? They are like the democrats who think they know better than we do what’s good for us.

Jerry Moore
Jerry Moore
6 months ago

Holt is about the same caliber as fredo and donnie lemmon worthless trash at best

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
6 months ago

I remember not long ago when George stephanopoulos said this idiot was a Republican.
Hahaha, I find that absolutely hilarious!

Jawad
Jawad
6 months ago

You mean Georgie Snuffle-up-a-gus?

paul alexander
paul alexander
6 months ago

Tucker hit the ball on the head! Integrity seems to have lost ground in the media circus of today.

Walkin O'Shea
6 months ago

Stop listening to bad press. The sooner people do the sooner the media will have to revamp their BS. It’s not rocket science.

Patal
6 months ago

Who watches Lester Holt? He is the token minority of the nightly fake news crowd. I am not surprised that he would say stupid stuff like not giving two sides of the story. He is just as evil as the other Democrats/Socialist/Communists. When is America going to wake up and realize that America is going down the tubes.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
6 months ago

Once again Carlson’s missiles found their target. Click-bait media have become cheap shills for cheap politicians dancing to a billionaire cabal’s tune. They support a coprolitic imbecile barely able to read the teleprompter.

Harry
Harry
6 months ago

The media is something close to be in a business like prostitution. They know what they do is wrong, but know that it’s legal somewhere, so they feel that it must be legal everywhere. Like the 2020 election, where the media “claimed” that the election fraud claims were unfounded. They stated this all the while knowing simple facts that actually proved the election was stolen.
A simple litmus test, #1 there were 150 million votes cast, that is verifiable, #2, they know that there were 130 million registered voters ( not all registered voters actually voted), and they know that Trump received 74 million votes, verified. THAT’S 57% OF THE POPULAR VOTE, A LANDSLIDE ! The evening just before the polls were closed the County map of Electoral College votes was nearly ALL RED ! And the early morning news cast showed the reverse, all in the dead of night !

Casey
Casey
6 months ago

Lester “The Molester” Holt is really bad at what he does but he still is not as bad as Don Lemon the Loser. If these clowns are examples of being “WOKE” then PLEASE, let me sleep!

Old Goat
Old Goat
6 months ago

The MSM has become a quagmire of Quacks. They have displaced journalism with blatant often untruthful propoganda. They are in love with themselves and their corporate benefactors. Their conscience is seared and the worst self inflicted curse has taken over their mindset they actually believe in the pap they report and publish. Tucker is correct they are demented.Unlike Biden it is not a medical pathology. It’s a narcissistic self indulgent irrational fixation on their own warped worldview. Every day they move not even frather LEFT but away from reality altogether as they pontificate louder and louder how they own the truth and everyone else is deranged an must be silenced.

Bill Williams
6 months ago

Oh yes, Lester Holt sucks, ignore him. This fake news jerk supports the demise of America, along with fake news media and the CommieCrats.

Brett Gordon
6 months ago

What is most astounding about the MSM is if they BELIEVE what they peddle they are intellectually dishonest. If they KNOW they are selling bull*** then they are willfully corrupt and effectively useless. Either way Americans don’t deserve the crap that is being sold as news but is in reality leftist propaganda.

ken
ken
6 months ago

Holt is like trained monkey. When it hears the same nonsense from its trainers over and over and overt it eventually obeys(believes) it.

Jawad
Jawad
6 months ago
Reply to  ken

Yeah!!

ExFed
ExFed
6 months ago

He is the poster boy for the Pravda Press.

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
6 months ago

The Main Stream Media’s approach to reporting is getting us increased numbers of Covid-19 cases coming over the southern border and then releasing them into any community in the USA where they can be bussed. Never mind whether there is any available housing in those communities. This co-exists with a “smoke and mirrors” presentation to appear to be fighting the virus. We are all sitting in a lifeboat called the USA and some are bailing water out of the boat while others are punching holes in the hull and this is considered acceptable by the Main Stream Media and the Biden mis-Administration.

Carol
Carol
6 months ago

ETHICS & INTEGRITY SHOULD BE in every job.
Some select are above the law.

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