Tucker Carlson's nonsense call to 'liberate' Canada is no laughing matter - 2023-02-03

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F99.png Tucker Carlson's nonsense call to 'liberate' Canada is no laughing matter February 3, 2023, Max Fawcett, Opinion, National Observer

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversy. If anything, his fame and fortune depend on his willingness to stir it up, whether that's by excusing gun violence in America or spreading dangerous nonsense like the "great replacement" theory. And while it's probably best to just ignore someone who spends months obsessing over changes to the way M&M spokescandies look, we don't have that luxury in Canada right now.

That's because on a recent show, Carlson suggested Canada was in the process of turning into Cuba — and America should do something about it. "We're spending all this money to liberate Ukraine from the Russians. Why are we not sending an armed force north to liberate Canada from Trudeau?"

Carlson insisted he wasn't kidding, but his suggestion was treated as a bad joke, which underscores the fact that "conservative humour" is little more than an oxymoron. Matthew Green, the NDP member of Parliament for Hamilton Centre, certainly didn't find it very funny. He tried to get unanimous consent on a motion condemning Carlson for his remarks, one that didn't pass muster with Conservative members of the House of Commons. That was a gift for Carlson, who used a clip of Green's failed motion on his Wednesday show in order to continue riffing on his bit for another day.

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{{cite news | first = Max | last = Fawcett | title = Tucker Carlson's nonsense call to 'liberate' Canada is no laughing matter | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2023/02/03/opinion/tucker-carlson-liberate-canada | work = Opinion | publisher = National Observer | date = February 3, 2023 | accessdate = February 14, 2023 }}