There is a word for those who laugh at the trauma of others.
It’s “sadistic,” and this is the perfect description of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who proved that the term fully applies to his twisted worldview in his discussion about testimony from Washington DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone during the committee’s select hearing in the House on th 6 of the insurrection yesterday.
Fanone’s moving and offensive portrayal of her experiences that day captured audiences as she told the story of the attack she endured from furious, Trump supporters who were insurrectionists and the toll that it got both in his body and in his mind.
Fanone: “I was conscious enough to recognize that I was in danger of being stripped and killed with my own gun. I was repeatedly electrocuted with a taser. I’m sure I was screaming, but I don’t think I’ve heard my own voice yet.” pic.twitter.com/2qgmASp6n1
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 27, 2021
Usually, with the superb testimony from Fanone and the other officials who defended the Capitol and our lawmakers during the violent assault, Tucker Carlson had to damn everything the brave officers said.
After Iraq War veteran Sgt. Aquilino Gonell testified that he was “more fearful” during the unrest than during his entire deployment in Iraq, “Carlson recognized this gem in response:
“When they lie and they don’t stop lying, if they compare it to the Civil War or 9/11, they make all of us very cynical and we suspect that they are always lying,” he joked the statement. “Because what happened on January 6, according to the video, is not very similar to Iraq. This is not Fallujah. ”
It’s not that Carlson – who has never served a day in the military – has a clue what Fallujah really wants.
However, he is confident that testimony from someone who actually suffered in both the turmoil of the uprising and the outbreak of war in Iraq is fabricated.
Continuing to spread the GOP’s latest lie that the deadly riot was none other than a group of tourists visiting the nation’s capital, Carlson described the uprising as protesters engaging in “casual conversation “in a new invention.
He then targeted Officer Fanone and his calls to investigate GOP politicians who might have helped and surrendered to the rabid majority of the outrageous rebels.
“OK, so you’re looking for the real threat from January 6 that happened after the fact?” Carlson asked. “It’s statements like this, claims like this, policy changes like this, it’s the deep politicking of law enforcement that became normal after January 6, and that just proved to be there. “
He then proceeded to alleviate Fanone’s pain and suffering which included the many taser hits he endured at the hands of his evil attackers and the heart attack he suffered after his near-death experience.
“You just heard him call for some kind of ideological questioning on people who don’t agree with him in Washington, and it’s not acceptable and you have to be nervous,” Carlson recalls. “Watch Fanone watch the psychological trauma she endured as a reason for throwing out our Bill of Rights.”
After playing Fanone’s video clip stating that he was “left with psychological trauma and emotional distress after surviving a horrific incident,” Carlson grinned as he continued to joke with the brave police officer who go through a horrible experience.
“Not in any way that underplay the crimes were committed on January 6, and there were crimes committed on January 6, but compared to what?” Continuation of Carlson. “What’s interesting is that Michael Fanone didn’t mention experiencing any trauma during the time he spent last year in the DC police force. Just last summer rioters in Washington set fire to the oldest Episcopal church. in the city just steps from the White House. Dozens of police officers were injured that day. “
Following a statement like “not in any way underplaying the crimes committed on January 6” with “but” means Carlson was completely underplaying the inherent violence of that unfortunate day.
Not surprisingly, Carlson is now accused of being a sadist.
Not surprisingly the man in Montana forced to tell Carlson that he was the “worst man man has ever known.”
You can watch Tucker Carlson demonstrate proof of the validity of that statement in the video clip below.
Watch Tucker Carlson literally laugh at DC cop Michael Fanone who says “he was left with psychological trauma and emotional distress” from the riots at the Capitol.
Fanone was almost beaten to death and had a heart attack!
This is truly sociopathic behavior here. pic.twitter.com/VA2QN3Rk5T
– Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 28, 2021
Original reporting by Justin Baragona in The Daily Beast.
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