Tucker Carlson Calls Chris Matthews a Moron for Likening Rick Perry to Segregationist Bull Connor

August 17th, 2011 6:38 PM

As NewsBusters previously reported, Chris Matthews on Tuesday likened Texas governor Rick Perry to segregationist Bull Connor.

On Fox's "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson took exception with this (video follows with transcript and commentary):

MARTHA MACCALLUM, HOST: You know, what do you make of, you know, sort of the heat that Rick Perry got for talking about Ben Bernanke that way?

TUCKER CARLSON, DAILY CALLER: Well, it's coming from a couple of different places. It's coming from the Left of course which has also been trying to paint Rick Perry as a racist. Some moron on another cable channel compared him to Bull Connor yesterday, etc., etc. That's predictable.

That predictable "moron" would be Matthews:

Readers are reminded that last month, Carlson said, "Very few people have done more to divide the country than Chris Matthews."

As such, this was just the latest example of the "Hardball" host proving the point.

Here are some more since Carlson made this observation:

Add it up, and in the past 30 days, Matthews has made no less than eleven highly divisive comments on the air.

Think Carlson has a point?