"Of course I don't think he should be executed," Carlson told Sean Hannity, admitting that as a dog lover he let his emotions get the best of him when he suggested otherwise.
Later when Hannity began to list the positive ways in which Vick had rehabilitated himself, Carlson had an odd retort.
"As a friend of mine pointed out, a convicted child molester doesn't get to adopt children," Carlson said, even though Hannity hadn't mentioned anything about Vick owning a dog.
Realizing he had let his emotions get the best of him again, a flustered Carlson quickly retracted his comparison of Vick to a child molester.
"I'm a Christian, I've made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances," Carlson explained. "But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should've been executed for that."
We can't even imagine the punishment Carlson would propose for criminals who actually killed people.
Robert Novak died Tuesday morning at the age of 78 from his bout with brain cancer.
The right-wing pundit was a journalist first as evidenced by his long stint in the ink stained world of newspaper reporting from his days as an Illinois sports stringer to his columns for the Chicago Sun-Times. But he's probably best remembered by audiences' eyeballs for his work as a TV pundit and his uncanny ability to make news as he reported it.
What's happening on other blogs via the interweb.
- Best Week Ever picks the 10 Top Chef contestants with the best faux-hawks (or foie-hawks).
- Looks like Katie Couric is going to get a chance to moderate a debate after all.
- Tucker Carlson says goodbye.
- An interview with Alton Brown.
- Quite possibly the greatest on-air local reporter/anchor feud ever!
- A Brothers & Sisters star is heading over to Moonlight.
- Dawn Wells wants to clear up those rumors about her marijuana arrest.
- Are there less fade-ins and fade-outs than there used to be on TV shows?
MSNBC is reportedly making a series of changes, amping up the political chatter. Considering how much politicking is going on now, including Tucker, it's hard to fathom how switching Carlson for Gregory is going to increase the discourse.
Devoted TV fans are famous for getting together to try and save their favorite show. Jericho fans sent tons of nuts to CBS, and Arrested Development fans created online petitions and web sites (as fans of other cancelled shows have done). Now fans of MSNBC's Tucker Carlson have set up the web site SaveTucker.org in order to get the cable news channel to change their mind about canceling his evening show. OK, they haven't actually come out and said that he's gone, but it doesn't look good. Carlson himself recently hinted at his show's low ratings on the air, which didn't please the execs at MSNBC.
I've never found Tucker Carlson to be that great of a host. Besides, isn't he too busy appearing on dancing celebrity shows and game shows? It will be interesting to see what the fans do to save his show. Maybe send bowties to MSNBC? Does he still wear bowties?
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- We all know what happened to Jerry Seinfeld after his show ended, but what happened to Man Hands, The Drake, Susan Ross, and Crazy Joe Divola?
- Tim Goodman has a podcast interview with David Duchovny.
- With this writers strike, could the Heroes season finale actually air in December?
- Don't worry, High School Musical fans: Vanessa Hudgens is going to be in Part 3.
- Here's a new way advertisers are trying to sneak past all you commercial-skippers. Actually an old way.
- MSNBC isn't happy with something Tucker Carlson said on his show.
A gig on a show that counts itself as two of the top ten most watched programs every week certainly offers ample opportunities. But, like KISS said, there are two sides of the coin to choose from. So... after the jump, a look at those celebrities that have been somewhat less successful after their time in the ballroom.
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- Best Week Ever gives us The Reverse Savage.
- A lot of people want Tucker Carlson to be fired.
- More nasty news about Andy Dick.
- Singer Chris Brown takes his jacket off at The Today Show, causes a riot.
- Did you know Hugh Laurie was almost picked to host the Emmys?
- BuddyTV has some interesting info about the Jericho season one DVD set.
Back in April, Joel told you about the game show pilot that Tucker Carlson was filming for CBS. Back then it was titled Who Do You Trust?, which is the same name of the game show Johnny Carson had in the 1950s. I'm not sure why, but the title has been changed to Do You Trust Me? The network has ordered six episodes of the game show.
This isn't the only game show CBS has this fall. They also have Drew Carey's Power of 10.
(S05E18) And so ends a short, inconsistent, Family Guy season. I don't know if we should chalk it up to Seth MacFarlane being spread too thin with American Dad and The Winner to watch over, or just the show coming up on 100 episodes. Something just wasn't quite right at Family Guy HQ this season though.
There are many swears that have started to make their way on to television, and I don't mean just HBO and Showtime. I've heard "shit" and "asshole" sprinkled here and there.
But there's still one word that's a no-no, and that's the famous four letter word that begins with the letter "F." It's banned on network television, and I think even on cable you can only get away with it so many times during one show. In the movies there are limits to the number of times it is used and the context (exclamation or verb?).
After the jump are the top ten videos of the word being used on live television. This Digg post lists the Richard Simmons clip as number one, but that's not accurate because they're outtakes, not live segments. Still funny though!
There was a game show in the late fifties called Who Do You Trust?, which was hosted by Johnny Carson. From what I've seen, it seems like this version will be similar to the Carson version, but not the same. Though, in both versions, the hosts will be able to help the contestants judge each others' trustworthiness via interviews. Of course, Carlson's experience in trying to wrangle a pen of talking heads should serve him well here. As for Carlson... well, even if you disagree with his politics or think he's smug, you can agree that the guy's got personality. Heck, even Jon Stewart would admit that, albeit begrudgingly.
HarperCollins, ABC, and BBC Worldwide are getting together to create a book you've all been waiting for: a fitness guide based on the hit show Dancing with the Stars.
According to the press release, the book "will reveal for the first time how some of the stars and dancers got into the best shape of their lives. Included will be healthy recipes and simple dance moves as well as never before seen pictures and quotes from the stars and their partners."
Yeah, because I've always wondered how Tucker Carlson stays in such great shape.
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