Tucker Carlson attacks Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’ description of Capitol riots as “narcissism on parade”

Carlson: “Yammering on about the only subject she cares about: herself”

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Citation From the February 3, 2020, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): For Americans under 30, history is written exclusively on social media, and that's where the real demagogues live. Tech platforms are the domain of people for whom factual reality is not even a consideration. It's a completely different way of thinking. Once you've decided that biology itself is not real, you are free from the conventional restraints of reality. 

At that point, what actually happened in a given place at a given time is totally and completely irrelevant. Ideology is all that matters. Sandy Cortez is a master of this medium, of course. Watch her description of the events of January 6, broadcast to kids across the country on Instagram.


So, we've played clips like that for you before, and we've always made fun of them. There she is again, defender of the common man, yammering on about the only subject she cares about: herself. Wallowing around in lake me like it's interesting to anyone but her. Narcissism on parade, the perfect symbol of a culture dying from self-involvement. 

We've said that before and we've laughed as we did. But actually, it's not funny. People will believe this crap. Some already do. Anyone who was physically present at the Capitol that day knows it's ridiculous. There were no rioters in Sandy Cortez's hallway. Trump voters weren't trying to kill her, neither were other U.S. senators. A lot of the rioters were angrier at Mitch McConnell than they were at any Democrat. To some extent, what you saw on January 6 was an intraparty struggle. Not all of it, but some of it. 

An act of mindless destruction aimed at Republican leaders, born of long-simmering frustration. The people who run the Republican Party don't care about the people who elect them. That has long been true, Republican voters finally figured it out. It's one of the main things they learned during the Trump years, and on January 6, they exploded.

Lindsey Graham was likely in graver danger than Sandy Cortez or Ilhan Omar. They were literally calling poor Mike Pence's name. He didn't do anything. They were furious with him.