Fox analyst compares Tucker Carlson to Nazi sympathizer as the Fox host defends Putin
Ralph Peters: "You sound like Charles Lindbergh in 1938 saying, 'Hitler hasn't attacked us.'"
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From the July 11 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): It's hard to see why -- I'm not vouching for Putin's character, he seems like a shady guy, a strong man for sure. Wouldn't want to live there.
RALPH PETERS (GUEST): He's a killer.
TUCKER CARLSON: Hard to see why he's a threat to us. How many wars can we fight at once? And how many people can we be in opposition to at once? Why not just accept that people who are bad people share our interest and side with them?
RALPH PETERS: You sound like Charles Lindbergh in 1938 saying, "Hitler hasn't attacked us."
TUCKER CARLSON: I beg your pardon? Slow down. Slow down, Colonel. You cannot compare me to somebody who makes apologies for Hitler. And I don't think Putin is comparable to Hitler. I think it's a grotesque overstatement, actually. It's insane.
RALPH PETERS: I think Putin is -- fine, you can think it's insane all you want.
TUCKER CARLSON: You Just up compared me to a Nazi apologist because I asked a simple question. Which is, - slow down, slow down - which is, why does it contravene American interest to the common cause with a group that's trying to kill ISIS?
RALPH PETERS: Because Vladamir Putin invaded his neighbors, broke the long peace in Europe, he assassinates dissidents and journalists, he bombs women and children on purpose in Syria, he is as bad as Hitler. And I am sorry if you don't like the Charles Lindbergh thing, I will retract that.