Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s position as a member of the board of directors at Fox News has many wondering if Ryan is trying to shape the editorial direction of the cable news juggernaut.
Those fears have merit.
And now Paul Ryan just smeared Tucker Carlson as a racist.
Ryan sat for an interview with former talk show host and liberal pundit Charlie Sykes of the left-wing website The Bulwark.
Sykes is one of the many former conservatives who now makes a living repeating Democrat Party talking points and telling liberals every awful thing they believe about conservatives is really true.
In the interview Sykes referenced an open letter he wrote to Ryan urging him to use his spot on the Fox News board of directors to muzzle Carlson for opposing open borders and amnesty with rhetoric that Sykes described as “toxic sludge.”
“I said, look, at this particular moment, with Tucker Carlson spreading the Great Replacement theory about race, you know, some of the rawest racism we have in American culture. We had disinformation about the pandemic, we had an ongoing revision of January 6, actually undermining democracy. And I guess the point was, okay, I understand the need to have another point of view, but if you are on the board of directors of a company that is pumping toxic sludge, racism, disinformation, and attacks on democracy, if you don’t stand up now, then when?” Sykes pressed Ryan.
Ryan — who was the leading Republican voice for amnesty and open borders — did not dispute Sykes’ false claim that Tucker Carlson is a racist and added that he disagrees with Carlson on the issue of immigration.
“I think it’s very important to have an institution like that. Do I disagree with Tucker on this stuff? Of course, I absolutely disagree with him. Different kinds of conservatives — I don’t agree with that part,” Ryan responded.
Ryan then segued to promoting the idea that Fox News has plenty of commentators on the air who echo Ryan’s establishment moderate version of conservatism.
“I want to make sure that we get through this moment and I think — this screed you just made on Fox — I think that was probably just Tucker,” Ryan continued. “I can go four times as long about other stuff that I think are really good that are on there that are being advanced, and voices that are being heard on Fox News that are giving voice to what I would call proper conservatism properly understood. So it’s a long process, a big institution, but I do want to make sure that we get the conservative movement in a good place in America again.”
What Paul Ryan cannot seem to accept is that Republicans picked Trump as their nominee in 2016 and made Carlson the number one-rated cable news host precisely because they were fed up with establishment RINOs like Ryan that supported amnesty and would roll over and die in any fight with the Democrats.
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