Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Tucker Carlson's Love Affair with Moscow Appeals to Populist Right, Ignores Reality: Fareed Zakaria
News
By News
Published 2 months ago on
February 20, 2024

Share

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Tucker Carlson praises Moscow during a Dubai trip.

Carlson ignores the fact that anyone who criticizes Vladimir Putin can end up in prison or dead.

Carlson needs to get out in the world more, says Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria.


Tucker Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin got a lot of attention. But I was more struck by Carlson’s reaction to his visit to Moscow — his first ever. He was not just impressed; it left him radicalized and enraged at his own government.

Where to begin? Perhaps with the obvious reminder that living in Moscow if you criticize the government can mean prison or death, sometimes both.
In Dubai, a few days after the interview, Carlson put forth a bizarre hodgepodge of assertions. He thought the architecture, food, and service in Moscow were better than in any American city.
Really? Moscow, outside of a small historic center, is filled with drab Soviet-era concrete buildings. And while food in Moscow can be quite good, is it better than in New York or San Francisco? You need to get out more, Tucker!

Read more of Fareed Zakaria’s column at The Washington Post.

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

The Pickle Flavor Frenzy and Its Rise in Food Trends

DON'T MISS

Kate Hudson Had a Lifetime to Make a Record. The Result is ‘Glorious,’ Out in May

DON'T MISS

Long-Lost First Model of USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Goes Home

DON'T MISS

California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

DON'T MISS

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Hush Money Trial Court

DON'T MISS

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are So Unreliable They’re a Meme. They Might Also Be a Climate Solution.

DON'T MISS

Real Estate Experts Talk Fresno’s Economic Future. Are Tough Times Ahead?

DON'T MISS

Unlocking the Secrets to Fresno State’s Superb Baseball Season

DON'T MISS

‘This Is How to Improve Reading Proficiency. We Just Have Execute It’: FUSD Board President

DON'T MISS

Does Dyer Support (or Endorse) Bredefeld for Supervisor?

UP NEXT

Kate Hudson Had a Lifetime to Make a Record. The Result is ‘Glorious,’ Out in May

UP NEXT

Long-Lost First Model of USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Goes Home

UP NEXT

California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

UP NEXT

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Hush Money Trial Court

UP NEXT

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are So Unreliable They’re a Meme. They Might Also Be a Climate Solution.

UP NEXT

Real Estate Experts Talk Fresno’s Economic Future. Are Tough Times Ahead?

UP NEXT

Unlocking the Secrets to Fresno State’s Superb Baseball Season

UP NEXT

Does Dyer Support (or Endorse) Bredefeld for Supervisor?

UP NEXT

Get a 3D First Look at Merced’s High-Speed Rail Station Design

UP NEXT

California Court to Decide on Transgender Ballot Measure Wording

California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

11 hours ago

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Hush Money Trial Court

23 hours ago

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are So Unreliable They’re a Meme. They Might Also Be a Climate Solution.

24 hours ago

Real Estate Experts Talk Fresno’s Economic Future. Are Tough Times Ahead?

1 day ago

Unlocking the Secrets to Fresno State’s Superb Baseball Season

1 day ago

‘This Is How to Improve Reading Proficiency. We Just Have Execute It’: FUSD Board President

1 day ago

Does Dyer Support (or Endorse) Bredefeld for Supervisor?

1 day ago

Get a 3D First Look at Merced’s High-Speed Rail Station Design

1 day ago

California Court to Decide on Transgender Ballot Measure Wording

1 day ago

Rare House Vote Sees Ukraine, Israel Aid Advance as Democrats Join Republicans

1 day ago

The Pickle Flavor Frenzy and Its Rise in Food Trends

You might have noticed that the tangy taste of pickles has taken over more than just the condiment aisle. From pickle-flavored popcorn to pi...

11 hours ago

11 hours ago

The Pickle Flavor Frenzy and Its Rise in Food Trends

11 hours ago

Kate Hudson Had a Lifetime to Make a Record. The Result is ‘Glorious,’ Out in May

11 hours ago

Long-Lost First Model of USS Enterprise from ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Goes Home

11 hours ago

California Leaders Take Sides in Monumental Supreme Court Case on Homelessness

23 hours ago

Man Sets Himself on Fire Outside Trump Hush Money Trial Court

24 hours ago

McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are So Unreliable They’re a Meme. They Might Also Be a Climate Solution.

1 day ago

Real Estate Experts Talk Fresno’s Economic Future. Are Tough Times Ahead?

1 day ago

Unlocking the Secrets to Fresno State’s Superb Baseball Season

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend