Over the weekend, video went viral showing Fox News host Tucker Carlson being confronted in a Montana fishing store by someone who called him the “worst human being known to man.”
On Monday’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” cohost Sunny Hostin claimed that Carlson deserved to be confronted because he “encouraged” his viewers “to harass people who wear face masks outside.”
“You know, I agree with Joy,” Hostin said. “I think when you are, you know, with your family, and you’re on vacation, you should be safe. You should be safe from being accosted or being confronted, and so in that sense, I agree that something like that shouldn’t happen.”
“But when you think about Tucker Carlson, he himself has, you know, said things like in April of this past year, this year Tucker Carlson told his audience to harass people who wear face masks outside,” she continued.
“He also said that members of the public should report parents to police and child services if they see children wearing masks as they play,” Hostin stated. “He called mask-wearing repulsive and said that parents forcing their children to wear masks in public should be reported for child abuse. He also told his viewers that it was their duty to report.”
“Just last week, even though we have been seeing some Fox news personalities now saying, listen, you should get the vaccine. It saves lives,” she said. “Tucker Carlson, on the other hand, contradicted his colleagues and told viewers to ignore medical advice on television.”
“He, you know, he averages 3 million viewers a night, and so this is the type of thing that he’s been up to, all of this misinformation,” Hostin concluded. “I’m just not surprised that he was confronted by someone who obviously viewed his show because he’s encouraged that behavior.”
This came after Hostin’s cohost Joy Behar made similar comments about the video.
“He’s like the guy who’s on the lifeboat wearing a vest — or on the Titanic,” she said of Carlson, referring to his vaccine comments. “He’s wearing a vest and telling other people don’t wear the vest. This is what he thinks of his viewers. He’s more interested in ratings and getting attention than he is in his viewers’ lives.”
“There are people like this guy in Montana who will not have it,” Behar concluded. “And the fact that he was very, very nice about it you’ll notice. He did not become a threat. He just basically quietly said, you know, you are the worst human being for doing what you are doing. So you can’t really fault him on that end.”
Check out this full segment below.
This piece was written by James Samson on July 27, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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