The biggest figures in Conservative media often like to act as if people don’t have memories or the internet. That way, they can completely flip-flop on an issue with no consequences. And their viewers aren’t about to call them out on their hypocrisy anyway.Dan Crenshaw earned the ire of Tucker Carlson by calling out his colleagues for not supporting Ukraine. The Fox host reacted by mocking the Texas congressman as “Eyepatch McCain.” But clips unearthed by MeidasTouch show that Carlson was aghast when Pete Davidson joked about Crenshaw’s injury a few years back.
Davidson said in 2018, “You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.”
Carlson whined at the time, “Yeah, so that’s their position and they are not hiding it anymore. Useful for you to know. During the segment, the chyron at the bottom of the screen read, “No Respect. SNL Sinks To New Low By Insulting Wounded Veteran.”
Tucker Carlson was furious when SNL made a joke about Dan Crenshaw. But last night, he mocked the fact that the veteran lost his eye in combat, calling him 'Eyepatch McCain.' What does that tell you? pic.twitter.com/Uvq22pXtaD
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Crenshaw reacted to Carlson’s slam today, saying, “You hurl juvenile insults when you know you’ve lost the debate. I stand by every word I said in my interview with Trey Gowdy.”
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