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A Very Disappointing Segment on Fox News from Tucker Carlson
Iran Bulletin ^ | 2 May 18 | Christopher Holton

Posted on 05/03/2018 1:05:45 PM PDT by LSUfan

On 1 May, Tucker Carlson of Fox News Channel interviewed retired Colonel Douglas Macgregor on Fox News about Iran’s relations with the U.S.

Macgregor endorsed the horribly flawed Iran nuclear deal and essentially inferred that the U.S. is but a puppet for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Disappointingly, Carlson made no effort to challenge Macgregor’s statements and contributed with some straw man arguments of his own that appeared to back up what Macgregor was saying.

The straw men start to appear at the :45 mark of the 5 minute video below when Carlson asks the question of Macgregor, “Is it in our strategic interests to have a conflict with Iran?”

This implies that the only choice is between accepting the flawed Iran nuclear deal or going to war.

Carlson then essentially accuses U.S. U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley of calling for war with Iran, something that she never said. Carlson goes on with this line of reasoning by claiming that “many Republicans in Congress and a lot of Democrats believe that it is essential that the United States goes to war with Iran.”

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1 posted on 05/03/2018 1:05:45 PM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

Can’t watch Tucker, his “theme” blaring music is like nails on a chalk board.


2 posted on 05/03/2018 1:07:33 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Disappointing when someone of Tucker’s visibility goes off script like that.


3 posted on 05/03/2018 1:07:55 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: LSUfan
I thought last year when Carlson replaced O’Reilly that it was a good thing. Now I am not so sure.
4 posted on 05/03/2018 1:09:07 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: LSUfan
Macgregor endorsed the horribly flawed Iran nuclear deal and essentially inferred that the U.S. is but a puppet for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

No, he did not. He implied that the U.S. is but a puppet for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The speaker implies, the listener infers.

5 posted on 05/03/2018 1:09:11 PM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: LSUfan
"Inferred" is not another way to say "implied".
6 posted on 05/03/2018 1:12:11 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: LSUfan

We been “in conflict with Iran” since 1979. Unfortunately Iran is the only one fighting it. We would rather pretend.


7 posted on 05/03/2018 1:12:49 PM PDT by MNJohnnie ("The political class is a bureaucracy designed to perpetuate itself" Rush Limbaugh)
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To: WayneS

He may have inferred it before he implied it.


8 posted on 05/03/2018 1:15:26 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: WayneS; dfwgator

[ The speaker implies, the listener infers. ]

Good to learn.

“She inferred ‘hooker’ but I meant ‘slut’.” - Jack Reacher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVQuaK7IMzk


9 posted on 05/03/2018 1:18:34 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: wmileo

Mark Steyn continues to be the only reason I check out Tucker’s program.

I’m disappointed in Tucker and can’t stomach the looney libs he repeatedly has on to walk all over him.


10 posted on 05/03/2018 1:19:56 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: 1Old Pro

I can’t watch him either.
I find something else to watch.


11 posted on 05/03/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: laplata

“...can’t stomach the looney libs he repeatedly has on to walk all over him...”

That is the same reason we quit watching Tucker - the libs he brings on use his show as a platform for their talking points and he does not adequately refute them.


12 posted on 05/03/2018 1:32:55 PM PDT by stonehouse01
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To: LSUfan

“many Republicans in Congress and a lot of Democrats believe that it is essential that the United States goes to war with Iran.”

Well this is a true statement if ever there was one. Of course ‘many Republicans in Congress’ and (more than) a lot of Democrats’ want it. These rotten sobs make money off of it. Aren’t there banks that fund BOTH sides and tell these little pos(s) to start up a war so they can make some money?
What a racket!


13 posted on 05/03/2018 1:34:29 PM PDT by MagnoliaB (You can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you might find, you get what you need.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Bingo. We should have kicked some Persian @ss years ago. Think ‘Rolling Thunder’.


14 posted on 05/03/2018 1:34:39 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: hitting center of mass)
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To: stonehouse01

“That is the same reason we quit watching Tucker - the libs he brings on use his show as a platform for their talking points and he does not adequately refute them”.

Exactly! Steyn would be a good replacement for Tucker. Tucker belongs on a panel.


15 posted on 05/03/2018 1:43:44 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: LSUfan

Tucker’s coming from the Pat Buchanan point of view - anti-Israel.


16 posted on 05/03/2018 1:49:32 PM PDT by calico_thompson (Vanity sarcasm)
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To: LSUfan

There are some bad feelings in the military about Israel due to the USS Liberty incident in ‘67.
I ran into one retired Navel officer in Colorado who I thought was fairly nuts on his comments about Israel.

I can somewhat understand it as Friendly Fire accidents are not uncommon.
Still, if you are going to spy on our friends in the middle of a war, you might want to tell them you are there.


17 posted on 05/03/2018 1:52:21 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: LSUfan

Tucker let’s people with talking points run all over him. I miss Bill O’Reilly.


18 posted on 05/03/2018 1:57:43 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: LSUfan

It’s just a show and Tucker can’t be expected to be up on every topic. I’d give him some slack. If the info is wrong, we will eventually find out.


19 posted on 05/03/2018 2:01:32 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: wmileo

The Factor is NOT on.

Too bad, I liked that show.


20 posted on 05/03/2018 2:02:55 PM PDT by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES-GOD WITH US)
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