The Fox host said he saw the long-deceased King of Pop on TV, but really saw an opportunity to ridicule the Speaker of the House.
The Tories laughed and the Liberals roared as Tucker Carlson claimed with a straight face that he saw pop legend Michael Jackson alive and well and on CBS News. It was not a ghost, but an allegedly cosmetically improved Pelosi.
“Michael Jackson was on ‘Face the Nation’,” Carlson told viewers of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday. “It seemed like a living version of the international pop star who reportedly died of an OD drug over a dozen years ago. And yet, despite these claims, he was unmistakably Michael Jackson speaking on TV. “
As Carlson spoke, an onscreen caption read “Shocking appearance on television raises eyebrows” an apparent reference to what came next.
Carlson then cut a clip of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking to CBS News’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. Pelosi, who is 81 and has been in politics since the 1970s, appears to have recently had a facelift, and her eyebrows were high on her forehead as she compared Republican politicians to Trump supporters who revolted on Capitol Hill last January.
“See?” Carlson said. “Michael Jackson. It was him. No ‘Billie Jean’, apparently he gave up on singing and lies about politics. Same man. If you’ve ever seen Michael Jackson, you can’t forget the face – though, let’s face it, he’s been working a lot since we last saw him.
Liberal commentators, already accustomed to denigrating the Carlson show, were outraged. The Huffington Post described the segment as “a new low” for Carlson, and commentators on Twitter describe its joke like “sick” and “cruel.”
The Conservatives, however, found it hilarious. Donald Trump Jr. called the segment “Savage, “ and dozens of Trump supporters flooded the comments to share their reactions.
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