“Pretty clever.” This morning, Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Tucker Carlson was his usual politically incorrect self–which is not always a bad thing: But, today it was.
As the news reader (in the early third hour), Tucker declared, “The guys at West Point are warriors, of course, so when then they have a pillow fight it can turn bloody. Thirty cadets were injured during the military academy’s annual freshmen tradition. Turns out some cadets put helmets in their pillowcases.”*
Rather than decrying the military mayhem, Tucker exclaimed, “Pretty clever!” Seemingly going back to his script, he continued, “But, it caused a lot of injuries, ranging from broken legs to dislocated shoulders and concussions.” He callously concluded, “We wouldn’t want to fight a war against these guys!”
“Pretty clever,” Tucker? According to the New York Times, there were “30 cadets injured, including 24 with concussions.” Furthermore, it indicated that one cadet suffered a broken leg and others had dislocated shoulders. Not to mention the one who was “taken away in an ambulance and had not returned to school.”
If the reports are true, charges should be filed on behalf of the assaulted and battered cadets. “Clever,” Tucker? Not clever at all!
*Fox & Friends Weekend – 09/05/15 (@ 8:23 a.m. ET).