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Tucker Carlson called out the left for trying to “discredit” rapper Kanye West because they are “worried” about the threat he poses to their grasp of power.
The Fox News host called West “the most compelling voice against abortion and Planned Parenthood” during a monologue on his show Friday, noting that the artist, who has declared he is running for president, is being targeted by the left because his message and his Christian faith strike a chord with many Americans.
(Source: Fox News)
“The headline is that on core conservative issues… no one with a national platform has been more honest or sincere or effective than Kanye West has been, maybe in generations,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“It’s all pretty shocking, really. Talk about an unlikely messenger, but it’s real,” he went on about the 43-year-old who spoke emotionally about the issue of abortion last month, sparking widespread backlash over his first campaign event and speculation about his mental health.
“Check out his Twitter feed, if you haven’t seen it. Not everything he says is conservative, far from it…But when West talks about his faith and about the gift of human life, you start to ask yourself, ‘Why aren’t there any elected Republicans who sound like that?'” Carlson wondered.
“They say they believe the same things, but if they actually do, why don’t they talk like Kanye West does? The answer of course is because they are afraid to,” he continued.
Carlson argued that West is not afraid though, and doesn’t have to be because he is “too famous and made too much money.”
“It’s hard to cancel a guy like that. So what does the left do in response to Kanye West? How do you make Kanye West shut up?” he continued, saying they try to “discredit” West with “ad hominem” personal attacks as they try to “keep people from listening to him.”
He pointed to the example of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, and how she was attacked for allegedly making comments that were deemed transphobic. He noted that the attack on West took a bit of a different angle.
“They decided to attack him as mentally ill. You hear that a lot now, but it’s a relatively new tactic,” he said, recounting how media portrayed West as “just controversial” rather than being a danger to himself or suffering mental issues.
“Not a problem, and then he appeared to say something positive about Donald Trump and everything changed in an instant,” Carlson said, showing several video clips as examples.
“These people are actually worried, but they’re not worried about Kanye West or his family, they don’t care about them,” the Fox News host continued. “They’re worried about the threat that West poses to Democratic Party orthodoxy and therefore to their power. They don’t say that out loud, they’re liars, so instead, they continue to play the role of psychiatric nurse.”
He blasted “cable news mental health experts [who] may be deeply concerned about Kanye West and yet for all of their apparent medical training, somehow they don’t appear to notice that Joe Biden can no longer speak English,” he said in a scathing commentary on the double standard.
West is “deeply embarrassing mostly because he is embarrassing to the Democratic Party. Here is someone who should be a Democrat calling out the most absurd lie that party tells,” Carlson said, calling out the Democrats’ “insultingly stupid” abortion views.
He went on to note recent comments from West about how he was almost a victim of abortion and how he and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, struggled over aborting their first child, North, who is now 7 years old.
“When was the last time you heard someone famous say something like that in public? Let’s see, never,” Carlson said.
“To be clear, Kanye West is not a normal person,” he concluded. “We’re not saying he is. He has said out loud he sometimes suffers from something he calls a sprained brain. We’re not sure what that is, we’re not pretending to be mental health experts and maybe Kanye West is crazy. We don’t know. But it’s also true — and wise people know this — that in a time like this, a lunatic time, sometimes it is only the crazy people who can see the world clearly.”
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