Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is not about to return Fox News bloviator Tucker Carlson’s calls.
Not after the primary promoter of White nationalist views on TV news channels smeared his wife with unfounded accusations, causing her to receive numerous death threats.
Rep. Swalwell, one of the most familiar faces in the anti-Trump resistance in Congress during his presidency, exposed Carlson’s attempts to contact him, his instant rejection of the right-wing propagandist’s entreaty, and Carlson’s pathetic retort in a brutal social media post on Twitter.
After years of lying about me and my family, @TuckerCarlson is losing his mind that I won’t return his calls. Sorry, Tucker, I’m just not that into you. Who knows what lie he’ll tell next? #TuckerTantrum pic.twitter.com/vwX7AfwJ1Z
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 23, 2021
One can’t blame Swalwell for his reaction after Carlson’s out-of-bounds attempts to get to the California lawmaker by putting his wife’s life in danger, and social media respondents supported his refusal to engage with the Fox News host.
Tucker creates a new low for subhumanity on the daily
— Tara Dublin, Unsigned Writing Goldmine #SignTara (@taradublinrocks) July 24, 2021
Or post his phone number and let us handle it
— JDM3 (@JDM3_) July 24, 2021
Heil say, you mean
— Anathema Device *BLM* (@ananathemadevic) July 24, 2021
Jaime PLEASE Stop having Democrats show up on Fox propaganda network. You are normalizing that hate-for-profit station by allowing them to do so. You are not convincing any fox voters of any normal positions. Stop pic.twitter.com/ro1vxHdubK
— dr who? (@ALLinONEboat) July 24, 2021
Let's recap bc #Tucker has a lot going on!
Has a #TuckerTantrum bc Eric won't cal him.
This #TuckerTantrum is making #TuckerTears like a tiny toddler pouting in the time out corner.
Almost forgot, Hey #Tuckums "I know you are but what am I?" #Coward #TuckerCarlsonIsACoward
— BJEJJT7109 (@johnjohnson7109) July 24, 2021
— Rhonda Harbison (@RonnieMotes8) July 24, 2021
*sex addicted panda bear pic.twitter.com/G6hcMC9dAE
— Tony (@tony15202) July 24, 2021
Can’t Buckley, presumingly an adult, take care of his own concerns? Why is this Daddy’s issue?
— Jade Jurek (@JadeJurek) July 23, 2021
Have you ever seen that economist go after him? Owned him so bad, tucker refused to air it? 😂😂😂https://t.co/LLFthOTOKC
— Melanie R.E. Wildman 🇨🇦 (@melaniepeppin) July 24, 2021
Decent people stick together
— Viola Kortright (@viola_kortright) July 24, 2021
Hopefully, public pressure on the companies that advertise on Tucker Carlson’s program will convince them to end their sponsorship of his nightly hate fest and eventually convince Fox News that his presence on its airwaves is counterproductive to their bottom line.
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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.