Joy Reid Lays Waste to Tucker Carlson and the Fox News ‘BS Factory’ in Merciless On-Air Monologue
This is the stuff Emmys that win people an Emmy.
MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid gave the Fox News “BS factory” and its white privilege propaganda poster boy Tucker Carlson the on-air whooping they have both so longingly deserved on Monday night’s edition of The ReidOut.
So just for the record, I don’t spend a lot of time watching Fox News – or the BS factory – as CNN’s Jim Acosta colorfully more dubbed them this weekend. Personally, I prefer my news and information to be grounded in reality, rather than monetizing my amygdala to keep me on edge and buying MyPillows and gold. However, according to Media Matters, The Root, Crooks and Liars, and others who watch Fox News so you don’t have to, at least three times in last month while Tucker Carlson took time off from badgering strangers in parks and bouncy houses to demand they show him their children’s unmasked faces, to refer to moi as ‘The Race Lady.’ The Race Lady. Why would he call me that? I mean, I used to run track in high school but I’m not that last. What else could it be? Hmm.
Reid cut to a video montage of Carlson accusing her of being a racist (stew on that for as long as you need to).
After it ended, Reid put Carlson in his place. And it was spectacular:
Did he say whitey? Oh, honey, Tuckems, is this really about me or is it about you fixating on race? I mean when you recently went off on me for continuing to mask up post-vaccine while jogging in crowded Central Park, you weirdly weirdly threw in my attending Harvard. Now I don’t know, maybe I’m sensitive to this stuff but it felt like kind of like a dog whistle. I mean, did you want to go to Harvard? Did they reject you? And you think, oh yeah they let The Race Lady in, bleh, affirmative action, bleh!
Well, let me cheer you up, okay? I got into Harvard, and okay, Yale, Vassar and University of Denver too because I had a really high GPA and fantastic SAT scores and that’s how affirmative action works, love. Schools search for smart people from diverse backgrounds so that these schools won’t be as dry as the major sports leagues were before they desegregated. See?
And just because, ya know, maybe you didn’t have great grades and great test scores and you needed your girlfriend’s daddy to help you get into college, doesn’t mean you that don’t have amazing people in your life who love you. I mean, you had all that Swanson money, right? Fish sticks for everybody! Woohoo! And you had fun at trinity after you got bought in, right? By the way, what was the Dan White society? You know what, moving on.
And just because the CIA rejected your application, I mean look, things turned out fine for you. You had a great career here at MSNBC — oh actually okay that didn’t work out. You were great on CNN though, until Jon Stewart humiliated you. But it’s fine. But you’re fine. Things are going great for you.
And back to the whole race thing. I’m not one who spools out over my neighborhood changing like I’m some segregationist housewife from the 1950s. That would be you, Tuckems. And I’m not the one spouting a conspiracy theory that white people will be replaced by a Democratic Party conspiracy to import nonwhite people to outnumber them – a theory that was also mouthed by the Charlottesville tiki torch Nazis. That would also be you!
And the reason I continue to mask up in crowded spaces is because I don’t know how many people in those crowds that I’m jogging around heard about the court case where your bosses that said your show isn’t news. And they listen to you like you are the news and I don’t trust that people who listen to you, Tuckems, are taking precautions against COVID, rather than freaking out about a piece of cloth and busting into Target to cough on the cereal boxes like they’re 17th century colonizers touting measles blankets with them.
People like you and your friends and the BS factory are keeping us steeped in COVID sickness and rage and paranoia and the ways in which you, Li’l Tucker, are making America worse are why I will continue to keep my mask on in a crowd.
And we’ll have more on your endless COVID hell, the endless Covid hell that the Tuckers of our country who, by the way, are the absolute worst, are helping to create.
Watch below via The ReidOut:
.@joyannreid takes a look at every which way Tucker Carlson is ‘making America worse’:
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) May 3, 2021