I Prefer that Tucker Carlson be Angry

I prefer that Tucker Carlson be angry and intellectualize a great deal less. Tucker Carlson’s happiness is not the point.

I listened to Tucker Carlson talk to Brian Kilmeade this past Friday (November 9, 2018), the day after an Antifa mob terrorized Tucker’s wife, who cowered and trembled in the pantry while outsourcing responsibility for her safety by calling for the police and, apparently, doing nothing more. Tucker describes his wife as apolitical.

Tucker told Brian (who was substituting for Tucker during the 8:00 PM show that Tucker hosts) that he continues to be a happy man in spite of it all. I, for one, would have preferred to hear Tucker say something like, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it any more” (in the style of the newsman in the film Network).

Tucker sounds like a person who prefers to intellectualize about the mob and the larger political context within which it operates than do anything else. Come on, Tucker, I would prefer that you opine less and find some Zeus Energy.

Andrew J. Billups, PsyD

About ajb

I am clinical psychologist and academic coach with more than twenty years of psychotherapy, academic coaching, and training experience. I operate from my base camp in the Chesapeake Bay Country of Tidewater Virginia. I have a long-term interest in the relationship among public policy, education, mental health, poverty, and change language.
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