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Intentional or not, Fox News host Tucker Carlson showcased for viewers Tuesday how the left has deemed Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., immune to criticism, after she was tapped by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to be his running mate.
And it all began with the name.
While introducing former Clinton adviser Richard Goodstein in a segment on the selection, Carlson failed to pronounce “Kamala” to his guest’s liking.
The ensuing back and forth was somewhat comical, but even more hilarious is that Carlson continued to pronounce her first name as he originally did. At the same time, Goodstein was sure to follow up with his preferred pronunciation.
(Source: Fox News)
After reminding viewers that Harris supported disgraced actor Jussie Smollett and called his fabricated hate crime “an attempted modern-day lynching,” he brought on his guest, who was quick to make a correction.
“How can someone who said she believed Joe Biden committed sexual assault against various women serve as his running mate? Sincere question,” Carlson said.
(Harris said last year that she believed several women who came forward to allege that Biden had touched them inappropriately.)
But Goodstein had other pressing matters on his mind.
“Tucker, can I say one quick thing,” he said, with all sincerity. “This is something that will serve you and your fellow hosts on Fox. Her name is pronounced ‘comma’ — like the punctuation mark — ‘la.’ I’ve heard every sort of — that’s how it is.”
“Out of respect for somebody who’s going to be on the national ticket, pronouncing her name right… it’s kind of a bare minimum, Goodstein added.
Carlson was amused by the public service announcement.
“So I’m disrespecting her by mispronouncing her name unintentionally. So it begins. You’re not allowed to criticize Kamala Harris or Kamala Harris, or whatever,” he said, pronouncing her name both ways.
His guest was quick to stress that “it’s not whatever,” after correcting Carlson again.
“I love the idea that she is immune from criticism, Carlson said, before going back to his original question.
“So let me restate my question, because on this show nobody in power is immune from criticism. Our political leaders must be held to account. That’s our job,” he said.
As expected, Goodstein went right by the question to attack President Donald Trump for “grabbing people by the genitals.”
(While there was locker room banter to this effect, there are no credible incidents of this actually happening.)
Carlson made it clear that he was not besmirching Biden for this, turning the focus back to Harris.
“Joe Biden was attacked by Kamala Harris,” he said. “And if she sincerely believed it, how can she serve as his running mate question. It’s really simple, it’s got nothing to do with Trump.”
Goldstein responded to note that the “one witness who accused Joe Biden of sexual assault has been radically discredited,” though there were other allegations.
Carlson reminded his guest that Harris never recanted her earlier remarks.
“If somebody accuses you of a crime,” he said, “and then never says she recants and doesn’t believe you’re guilty, then maybe she shouldn’t serve as your vice presidential nominee. That’s all I’m saying. It’s not about Trump.”
As for Harris supporting Jussie Smollett, the tweet Carlson referenced is seen here:
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
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