Tucker: 'Media Chieftains' Must 'Pull Back' Liberal Mobs Before 'Tragedy' Strikes

It has only been a year since a deranged Democrat tried to pull off a mass assassination attempt against Republican Congressmen at a baseball practice. With the left’s targeting of Trump administration officials and others for harassment, which was being egged on by California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D), many reasonable people were rightfully fearful that we might be headed for a tragedy.

This didn’t escape the observation of the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson on Tuesday as he asked media heads to take measures to stop the division and hatred.

As progressives become more authoritarian and less tolerant, they seem more convinced that they are fighting actual Nazis rather than their fellow Americans, with whom in the scheme of things, they only have mild political differences,” Carlson noted in his opening monologue.

Carlson observed that “the more they accuse the administration of extremism, the more extreme they become.” This kind of mentality could lead someone to do something unspeakable in the name of their political ideology. As he put it: “[O]nce you decide that the people who disagree with you are Nazis, everything is allowed. Why wouldn't you threaten them in restaurants or burn their houses down, or who knows?

“This could very well end in tragedy. You start talking like this and you don’t know where it’s going to go. Some progressive seemed to welcome all that,” Carlson warned. He quoted one liberal PAC head that suggested that anyone who pleaded for calm where “accomplices” of the Trump administration. “Accomplices? This is the language of total war. It's scary. It has no place in politics,” Carlson declared.

 

 

The FNC host again warned that “we’re heading towards something awful” and tried to appeal to some of the remaining “adults” on the left to stop it. Those “adults” in the media included:

And there are still some, Democratic members of Congress, entertainment figures, religious leaders, media chieftains like Jeff Zucker at CNN or Andy Lack at NBC. They’re silent now, cowering and complicit in all of this, but the country badly needs them to cool the rhetoric and rein in the mob. No more Nazi talk on their TV channels. No more screaming at people in restaurants.

There is a point of no return, and we are approaching it and we need their help to pull back,” Carlson cautioned. As Carlson explained, there were some on the left that were looking forward to crossing that point of no return. He quoted a Splinter News article that “fondly recalls the domestic terror bombings of the 1970s, thousands a year in America. ‘That's our future,’ the article says.”

“Unfortunately, we are headed there fast,” Carlson lamented. “Over the weekend in Los Angeles, Congresswoman Maxine Waters urged of the mob to hunt down and find members of the President's cabinet.” He recalled Water’s history of ‘cheering’ on violent politically driven mobs and hate crimes. “Maxine Waters has a record of endorsing mob violence, everyone in Washington knows that, Democrats don't care.”

There have been plenty in the media who have drawn equivalences between Donald Trump’s presidency and Richard Nixon’s, but this out of control hatred needs to stop before we start reliving the ‘70s.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

 

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Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight
June 26, 2018
8:00:19 PM Eastern

TUCKER CARLSON: Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. Every American is born with inherent rights, that's what our founding documents say. And the purpose of the U.S. government is to protect those rights. That has been our national create for hundreds of years, and it's worked. But the left no longer believes it. Progressives have decided the Bill of Rights only applies to people who agree with them. Their views are protected by the First Amendment; your views are hate speech. The Second Amendment covers their security detail; you can't be trusted to have a gun at home.

Now the activist left is telling us that people who disagree with them no longer have freedom of movement or association. They can’t go to movies or restaurants. If they dare leave their homes they will be surrounded by mobs and threatened. It’s happening.

Last Friday, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were forced to leave a restaurant in Virginia because the owner didn't like the politics. Sanders and her husband went home but the rest of their family went to another restaurant. That wasn't good enough, they had committed the sin of being related to someone who works at the White House, so progressives continued to harangue them as they tried to eat.

This is happening in a lot of places and to a lot of people. Protesters, for example, have amassed outside of the home of White House aide to Stephen Miller. In case their intentions weren't clear enough, they put up mock wanted posters with Miller's face on them. A DHS employee, meanwhile, found a burned decapitated animal carcass on his front porch.

Again, the message is crystal clear, activists on the left are moving toward violence. They are aware of this and some applauded it. A piece yesterday in "Splinter News", which is the owned by Univision, explained that intimidating Trump supporters in public places is, quote, “just the minimum baseline here. This is all going to get more extreme and it should," end quote. How extreme? Well, the article fondly recalls the domestic terror bombings of the 1970s, thousands a year in America. “That's our future,” the article says.

Unfortunately, we are headed there fast. Over the weekend in Los Angeles, Congresswoman Maxine Waters urged of the mob to hunt down and find members of the President's cabinet. Here's part of it:

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CARLSON: Maxine Waters isn't just any member of Congress, The Daily Beast calls her, quote, "a folk hero." Buzzfeed describes her as the “unchallenged new face of the Democratic Party.” And indeed she is. She is also a self-described “civil rights leader” which makes it a little weird to see her demanding that certain people be denied public accommodations. Sorry, we don’t serve your kind at the lunch counter. That's exactly what she's saying and she said it again yesterday.

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CARLSON: The message of all this is clear, the left no longer considers its political opponents fellow citizens or eat even human. How long until they start openly calling for something bad to happen to those opponents?

In the case of Maxine Waters, it won't be the first time. In 1992, Waters cheered as racist mobs burned Los Angeles. She put at the time, “riot is the voice of the unheard.” When Reginald Denny was dragged from his truck and nearly murdered for the color of his skin, beaten in the head with a cinder block on camera, Waters championed his attackers. She partied with them after their trial. Maxine Waters has a record of endorsing mob violence, everyone in Washington knows that, Democrats don't care. To his credit, Chuck Schumer did call Waters’ most recent remarks, quote, "not American," good for him. But hardly anyone else said anything. Nancy Pelosi blamed Donald Trump for what Waters said. That was the theme. Stop hitting me, they said as they threw the first punch.

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CARLSON: Something interesting is happening. As progressives become more authoritarian and less tolerant, they seem more convinced that they are fighting actual Nazis rather than their fellow Americans, with whom in the scheme of things, they only have mild political differences.

The more they accuse the administration of extremism, the more extreme they become. And that's not surprising. Because once you decide that the people who disagree with you are Nazis, everything is allowed. Why wouldn't you threaten them in restaurants or burn their houses down, or who knows?

This could very well end in tragedy. You start talking like this and you don’t know where it’s going to go. Some progressive seemed to welcome all that. Quentin James, who is the head of a political action committee that supports Democrats, recently announced that those calling for calm are, quote, “accomplices” of the current administration. Accomplices? This is the language of total war. It's scary. It has no place in politics.

We’re heading towards something awful and the only people that can stop it are the adults on the left. And there are still some, Democratic members of Congress, entertainment figures, religious leaders, media chieftains like Jeff Zucker at CNN or Andy Lack at NBC. They’re silent now, cowering and complicit in all of this, but the country badly needs them to cool the rhetoric and rein in the mob. No more Nazi talk on their TV channels. No more screaming at people in restaurants.

There is a point of no return, and we are approaching it and we need their help to pull back.

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