‘It’s amazing’: Tucker pulls no punches when ridiculing Acosta special’s abysmal viewership

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson savagely ridiculed CNN’s Jim Acosta Friday concerning his failing new show “Democracy in Peril” on multiple fronts, focusing on the fact that the liberal talking head evidently has no clue what the word “democracy” actually means.

“So here’s some good news… Jim Acosta learned a new word this week,” Carlson snidely noted. “That doesn’t happen very often, but when it does happen, Acosta likes to show off his new vocabulary like a dog prancing around your living room with a mouthful of roadkill.”

“He’s thrilled. Now the word he’s learned is called ‘democracy.’ Jim Acosta has no idea what that word means, but he does like the sound of it. It’s got a weighty ring to it. So, he’s showed off the new word on his new show on CNN, which pretty much no one else in America saw, but we did. Here it is,” he commented.

Carlson then played a CNN montage of Acosta using the word “democracy” over and over, ad nauseam from his show this week.

“So you really gotta watch that show with a pen and paper,” snarked the Fox News host. “Do you follow that? It is democracy’s winter of discontent, ladies and gentlemen. Democracy’s on a collision course with peril, which is both dire and urgent in a highly threatening, very troubling way. We’ve got to act now, or democracy could die on the table, terrified and alone, only to be carted off to the city morgue and get dumped in a pauper’s grave, forgotten and unvisited.”

“Like that homeless wino on your block you vaguely remember from like 15 years ago for all the times you gave him change, but whose name you can’t now recall. Whatever happened to that guy? He’s buried in the ground. Buried right next to democracy,” he posited, tongue-in-cheek.

“Honestly, you really should watch Jim Acosta’s show. It’s amazing,” Carlson concluded, pushing the dumpster fire of a show purely as humorous entertainment.

Acosta averaged a pathetic 561,000 viewers through the first three episodes of his primetime show, while “Hannity” averaged 3 million viewers during the same period according to Fox News. That’s even with gratuitous attacks against the Murdochs, who own the network and host Tucker Carlson. Acosta’s primetime debut also shed viewers from the 774,000 that “Cuomo Prime Time” attracted during November before the liberal network booted its biggest star.

Fox News host Jesse Watters got seven times the viewership that Acosta did.

“Chris Cuomo was pompous but also entertaining. His replacement either needs to be animated or respected, neither of which is Acosta,” OutKick media columnist Bobby Burack told Fox News Digital. “CNN viewers may like Jim Acosta’s political views, but that doesn’t mean they like him. How could they? Acosta is a bitter man, who talks in clichés and cracks jokes only he finds funny.”

Acosta suggested this week that newly elected Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin was running the state like a “Soviet-style police state” because he set up an email tip line where parents can report teachers who teach “divisive” topics to their children, such as critical race theory.

“You know, I seem to remember Glenn Youngkin campaigning in a fleece vest in Virginia. He was running as a different kind of Republican. I was told there was going to be a vest, not a Soviet-style police state across the Potomac from Washington,” Acosta commented to liberal writer Molly Jong-Fast.

Fox News contributor Joe Concha contends that “Acosta is the king of cheesy hyperbole.”

“Acosta’s show this week, by the way, is called ‘Democracy in Peril.’ It should be called Sanity in Peril because when you start comparing the Commonwealth of Virginia to a Soviet state, you’ve either A. never studied Soviet history or B. you’re seeking attention, and no one begs for attention quite like Jim Acosta, the heavyweight champ of cheesy hyperbole,” Concha said.

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Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares responded on Wednesday to Acosta’s slur, dismissing his characterization during an appearance on “Hannity.” Miyares suggested Acosta should read up on world history before he brands Virginia another version of the USSR or Cuba.

“I think what Jim Acosta said — listen, my family fled Communist Cuba. You want to talk about what ‘Soviet-style’ looks like? It’s the opposite of freedom,” Miyares stated. “Acosta maybe needs to take some history classes of what Soviet-style communism actually looks like. And [Virginia is] the opposite.”

Acosta’s very bad, not good week on CNN did have one highlight though. He got a new puppy and it hasn’t bitten him… yet.


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