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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