29 December 2010

Tucker Carlson believes Michael Vick ‘should have been executed’ for his crimes

While filling in for Fox News hero Sean Hannity, conservative pundit and bowtie connoisseur Tucker Carlson did not pull any punches when expressing his distaste for convicted dog abuser and Philadelphia Eagles star QB Michael Vick.

After mentioning President Obama’s recent phone call to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie in which the Commander-in-Chief praised the franchise’s head man for giving Vick a second chance, Carlson decided to chime in with his own two cents.

“Now I’m a Christian, I have made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances,” said Carlson. “Michael Vick killed dogs and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think personally he should have been executed for that and he wasn't.”

Next time tell us what you really think Tucker and stop beating around the bush.

Obviously the comments were politically fueled, conservative host vs. liberal President, nothing new really. But it is truly interesting to hear a right wing talking head spew what is probably the most extreme view heard involving Vick from a high profile luminary—used loosely of course.

What do you think of Carlson’s comment?

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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  1. Tucker Carlson is my new hero!

  2. I agree with Tucker Carlson! Michael Vick is disgusting!

  3. I dont recall Tucker Carlson ever being a vegan or anything. So why should he care what Michael Vick does with animals? Im not supporting of Michael Vick but Im also not a fan of hyppocrites either!

  4. I do not like the I'm-a-Christian excuse when talking about people doing wrong.

    "I'm a Christian but I believe we should judge people as if we are Holy and we should decide when to execute humans based on our beliefs on what is wrong and right."

    Even though he was probably eating some sort of animal flesh (cow, pig, chicken, fish, just roll the dice) right after exclaiming how Michael Vick should be dead for killing dogs...

  5. Is Mr. Carlson our modern day Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646 (year of the dog) - 1709), possibly history's best known advocate of dog rights? Perhaps not, because Tsunayoshi would have been as pleased to behead Christians like Mr. Carlson as dog torturers like Mr. Vick. Mr. Vick's conduct was despicable. So is Mr. Carlson's statement --.even if he is a vegetarian who wears plastic shoes, Tsunayoshi was not a very nice guy either. It is hard to find a friendly spirit.

  6. Whoa, hold on, wait a second. Was Michael Vick facing the death penalty?!? I think that is way out of line for dog fighting. Vick did a horribly cruel and gruesome crime yes, but to execute the man for this? Absurd. Killing does not solve killing, prison time is a harsh enough sentence for Vick to have a chance where he hopefully realizes his wrongs and seeks to repent in whatever way he can.

    "Even though he was probably eating some sort of animal flesh (cow, pig, chicken, fish, just roll the dice) right after exclaiming how Michael Vick should be dead for killing dogs..."

    I completely agree with you, Tucker Carlson being a meat eater simply means he is committing horrific crimes to animals, indirect as they may be. (buy purchasing meat you are telling the butcher to slaughter an animal to put on your plate, hence the meat eater is the direct killer and the butcher/slaughterhouse/factory farm is the indirect killer)

  7. Hmmm, watched Tucker through the years on MSNBC and as a dog lover and vegetarian I have only one word to say about Tucker's motivation..........ratings!