Monday, November 26, 2007

Yeah, about that "free market" thingie ...

Unfettered capitalism, let the market decide, only the strong survive, the joy of unbridled competition ... whoops, hold everything:

Save Tucker?

“Rumors have been flying recently that Tucker Carlson could soon be on the way out at MSNBC.” Tucker’s show is “in real danger of being canceled,” according to an NBC official, but the right won’t let him go down without a fight. TVNewswer reports that a few of Tucker’s die-hard fans have launched a petition drive to “save Tucker.” The group’s webpage states, “This decision by MSNBC will silence a conservative voice, part of a move by MSNBC to swing left and become ‘FOX for the Liberals,’ dropping any pretense of objectivity or balance.”

Or, conversely, he should have his sorry ass canned because he sucks and no one is watching him. What to do if you're a staunch, free-market conservative? Tough decision. Grapple, grapple ...

AFTERSNARK: It's not so much that Carlson's ratings suck, but that he really is a putrid, little hack. Either of those should be firing offenses.


M@ said...

Tucker's personal responsibility doesn't figure highly for this group, I guess? How odd. Gosh, sometimes it seems like personal responsibility is only for the poor.

(By the way -- how many right-wing commentators are fired in a year? Maybe four? That's, like, statistically insignificant.)

E in MD said...

Tucker is a commentator in the manner that Soupy Sales was a comedian. Originally he might have appealed to some but now most people don't know who the hell he is, really care or think he died in 1983 or something.

Personally I think he's a as well informed and entertaining as door knob.

As far as 'free market forces' though, the wingnuts writing in are perfectly in line with free market forces. TV networks normally tell if shows are worth what they're paying for them by the ratings.

But it's a bit hard to tell who's actually watching who when you're on those old analogue B&W Tv's with the rabbit ear antennae in your 90 year old momma's basement.

All kidding aside I say we all write in to MSNBC and tell them how we all don't watch tucker because he sucks. Optionally you could add that if we want a real conservative asshole telling us how to live our lives we'll tune in to Fox News, not some little pussy bow tie wearin' dork who couldn't even stand up to Jon Stewart.

Phyl said...

>>> part of a move by MSNBC to swing left and become ‘FOX for the Liberals,’

Implying that FOX is anything but "fair and balanced," since they obviously know that becoming "FOX for the Liberals" would mean all liberal, all the time.

Logic is so clearly not their strong suit.

Southern Quebec said...

Maybe they if they had a catchy slogan, like "Save the Tucker", they would have a better chance.

pretty shaved ape said...

"Personally I think he's a as well informed and entertaining as door knob."

Wait, let me get this straight, are you saying that tucker carlson *isn't* a doorknob? Dude you are so wrong. He is exactly the kind of doorknob that you find on an expensive jet airplane. Turn it one way it's "Vacant", turn it the other way and somebody is shitting.

the rev. said...

Fucker Carlson has and never will get over getting his ass rightfully and righteously handed to him on Crossfire by Jon Stewart. I think he is destined to be the host of "Good Morning Omaha" at best

Simon said...

Don't ever underestimate the power of Wingnut Welfare.