What is up with this incredible statement from Tucker Carlson who says he’s a Christian and “fervently believes in second chances,” and then drops the mother lode of deranged thinking?
“Michael Vick [NFL player] killed dogs and he did it in a heartless and cruel way, and I think personally he should have been executed for that.”
Who thinks like that? Tucker, the law thankfully doesn’t provide for death for animal killers. In fact, it often doesn’t call for execution for the murder of humans.
Carlson began the conversation by saying that it was “beyond the pale” that Obama called Philadelphia Eagles owner, Jeffrey Lurie, and thanked him for hiring Vick – only after Vick was reportedly working off his sentence for the “human society,” as a condition of his release.
It is beyond the pale. I have to ask, is this the kind of opinion Obama wants young Black or White boys and men to hear from him? It would have been be so very easy for Obama to say nothing.
Maybe Obama thinks he can sway the selection of the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. After all, the media (mostly the AP) does the choosing, and the AP adores Obama. A few well-placed words from Obama, released to the press, and maybe…just maybe Vick gets the nod, with stats, although impressive, pale next to Tom Brady’s.
Vick has passed for 2,755 yards, with 20 touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.6. Add to that his rushing statistics of 613 yards at an average of 6.7 yards per carry with 8 tds and it’s easy to see why he could win MVP.
The Patriots QB [Tom Brady] has thrown for 3,561 yards, 31 touchdowns with only 4 interceptions in 449 attempts. His passer rating of 109.9 in incredible.
Brady has thrown 292 passes in a row without an interception. This Sunday against the Buffalo Bills if he throws 17 more passes without an int he will break a 19 year old NFL record set by Bernie Kosar.
But Obama’s shilling for Vick is no excuse for Carlson. Perhaps his old habit of always wearing a bow tie bow (I’m sure Fox banned the bows when Carlson migrated to Fox) caused a severe lack of oxygen over time, resulting in brain damage.
Michael Vick’s inhumane treatment of animals is heartbreaking, wrong, and criminal, and I believe you have to have a hard and black heart to do what Vick did. He spent 21 months in prison, two months in home confinement, and filed for bankruptcy, no doubt leaving creditors in the wake of his destruction without a thought, but please, let’s call for execution for child rapists before executing dog killers.
Here’s my theory, most people who torture and kill animals will find themselves in the crosshairs of justice for worse crimes. Before we kill Michael Vick, let’s see what he does besides playing football now that he has paid his debt to society. Don’t be surprised if he doesn’t do much without his publicist or the NFL demanding it.
Tucker Carlson: Michael Vick Should Have Been Executed (video)