During Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host lamented the fact that ABC's The View has “recently warped from a breezy daytime show into a font of deranged propaganda.”
Carlson had previously played a clip of View co-host Whoopi Goldberg saying that Donald Trump Jr. should only fear for his son in the wake of the Kavanaugh mass hysteria if he thinks his son “has these tendencies,” adding: “If your child is not someone who is assaulting people, it shouldn’t be a concern for you.”
Goldberg obviously missed the point of Trump Jr.’s remarks, which had to do with the fear of false allegations being directed at his son, who is not even ten years old.
After calling The View “a font of deranged propaganda,” Carlson played some of The View’s greatest hits, such as Joy Behar railing against old white men, Goldberg telling people to get out of her vagina, Behar worrying about an impending apartheid, and Sunny Hostin comparing President Trump to a dictator.
After the montage, Carlson suggested that Goldberg would have faced much stiffer consequences for her most recent comments related to the children of Donald Trump Jr. had she sat on the other end of the political aisle, mentioning:
You’ll remember a couple of weeks ago, all of us were informed by our superiors that we needed to hate Alex Jones… because he was a threat to our democracy, this is the ABC broadcast network. This is one of the oldest and biggest broadcast networks. And you have one of their main anchors accusing someone’s 9-year-old son of being a potential rapist.
Carlson then asked a rhetorical question: “Does no one notice?”
Guest and conservative columnist Ann Coulter walked through the practical implications of Goldberg’s mention of “criminal tendencies,” adding: “This idea, well, you only need to worry about this if you are a criminal. Why do we have to get warrants to search somebody’s house then? No, there are rules for these things and the basic rule is that there should be evidence.”
Coulter closed the segment by pointing out that MSNBC and CNN have started “talking about Russia again” rather than report on the inconsistencies in Dr. Christine Ford’s testimony. Even MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough had to admit the overwhelmingly one-sided coverage of the Ford-Kavanaugh soap opera.
A Media Research Center study found that two of the three morning shows did not even mention Ford’s ex-boyfriend’s letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Wednesday evening, two of the three evening news broadcasts got around to admitting “memory gaps” in Ford’s testimony but still did not bother to bring up her contradictions.
The View lived up to its reputation as a “font of liberal propaganda” on Thursday, with co-host Sunny Hostin asking “since when” is a woman’s “truth” not enough for people to believe decades-old sexual assault allegations with no corroborating evidence. Perhaps Carlson said it best when he said to Coulter “this is not The View that you remember, is it?”
A transcript of the relevant portion of Wednesday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight is below. Click “expand” to read more.
Tucker Carlson Tonight
TUCKER CARLSON: Donald Trump Jr. recently noted the Kavanaugh saga has made him worried about his own sons. He is not the only one who feels that way. Well, on The View, Whoopi Goldberg says that if he has that fear, it must because…be because his sons are future rapists. Watch this.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: You only worry about this for your child if you think your child has these tendencies. If your child is not someone who is assaulting people, it shouldn’t be a concern for you.
CARLSON: Don Jr.’s oldest son, by the way, is not even ten years old but that’s not surprising what you just heard. The View has recently warped from a breezy daytime show into a font of deranged propaganda, not an overstatement.
JOY BEHAR: These white men, old, by the way, are not protecting women. They are protecting a man who is probably guilty.
GOLDBERG: I have to tell you, as a woman, I think you are trying to take my rights away.
BEHAR: That’s right.
GOLDBERG: Get out of my behind. Get out of my vagina. Get out!
BEHAR: So it’s almost like they are worried that old white people are going to lose all of their power. Pretty soon, we’ll be like South Africa, Apartheid, where ten percent of white people were running the country.
GOLDBERG: You know what’s horrible?
GOLDBERG: When the President of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people, say goodbye.
SUNNY HOSTIN: This President has started this war against the media. These are the acts, in my opinion, of a dictator.
CARLSON: Joy Behar, Caryn Johnson, acting under a stage name of Whoopi Goldberg, and the rest. Ann Coulter is a columnist, a great one, author of the book Resistance is Futile: How The Trump Hating Left Has Lost Its Collective Mind, and possibly a View watcher. Who knows? She joins us tonight. What do you make of this, this is not The View that you remember, is it?
ANN COULTER: Well I can’t say I was ever a huge View watcher, but I’ve liked it. I do think the left has lost its mind over Trump. I think it’s worth pointing out, listening to this hate speech from the left on Kavanaugh, Senators Collins and Murkowski and Flake, you know, they are so touchy about, oh, the loss of civility under Donald Trump, and he’s so, you know, he’s so indecent, we want to respect our institutions. If you want to respect the institutions, then vote to confirm Kavanaugh and end this mob attack on obviously a very respectable and perhaps the most impressive judge who has ever been nominated to the Supreme Court.
CARLSON: But it’s just a little weird where it is coming from; so you’ll remember a couple of weeks ago, all of us were informed by our superiors that we needed to hate Alex Jones…
CARLSON: …because he was a threat to our democracy, this is the ABC broadcast network. This is one of the oldest and biggest broadcast networks. And you have one of their main anchors accusing someone’s 9-year-old son of being a potential rapist…
COULTER: Well, I liked…
CARLSON: Does no one notice?
COULTER: …Whoopi’s mention of criminal tendencies and I’m thinking this idea of criminal tendencies is something we should start working into the criminal law. We are definitely going back to stop and frisk if we are allowed to consider criminal tendencies.
CARLSON: Well, that’s right.
COULTER: This is so contrary.
CARLSON: First of all, shame on you for thinking through the implications of what Whoopi Goldberg says.
COULTER: Not to say the more obvious point of…I mean, this idea that, well, you only need to worry about this if you are a criminal. Why do we have to get warrants to search somebody’s house then? No, there are rules for these things and the basic rule is that there should be evidence. I mean one of the things I kept…
CARLSON: Wait, evidence? You are an extremist, Ann Coulter, I can’t believe we are giving you a platform. Evidence?
COULTER: One of the things I keep hearing people say is, you know, how credible Dr, she’s not a doctor, only an MD is a doctor, Dr. Ford was, how credible. How credible, they act as if this is a case that we are all just going to sit home in our living rooms and watch this and well, she seemed credible to me. You know, Meryl Streep was credible in “Sophie’s Choice,” she wasn’t at Auschwitz, she hasn’t committed suicide. No, we are not talking about just judging someone’s performance. That’s why we have evidence and wow, the evidence is overwhelmingly against Christine Blasey Ford, not a licensed psychologist. I do think the tide seems to have turned because I am a hate watcher, I mostly watch MSNBC and CNN. And I’ve noticed since these latest, the boyfriend, the ex-boyfriend of Dr. Ford, isn’t Dr. Ford, has come out and said, I lived with her for six years, she never talked about sexual assault, she flew all the time, she’s not afraid of closed spaces, oh yeah, and she stole $600 from me. Suddenly, they are talking about Russia again.
CARLSON: That is…I’m so glad that you watch that and keep us current. Boy, I never miss your column. Ann Coulter, thank you for coming.
COULTER: Thank you.
CARLSON: Great to see you.