Tucker Carlson: The Emmys were "an expression of the contempt America's ruling class has for the rest of the country"
Carlson: The Emmys show artists live in "an utterly distorted world ... where everybody has to pretend that Ta-Nehisi Coates writes well"
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From the September 18 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Last night's show wasn't really about Trump, it was an expression of the contempt America's ruling class has for the rest of the country, for the zip codes they don't live in. The middle class elected Donald Trump last November. Last night, Hollywood denounced them for doing it, but don't kid yourself, you could have heard the exact same contempt for middle America at any Google board meeting or Facebook employees' retreat, or for that matter, at any bar in Washington where fundraisers for both parties regularly gather.
CARLSON: Last night's show also exposed something else. Many of America's most famous artists aren't really artists, they're hacks. Their shows are dumb, their art is crap, they're not impressive. John Oliver's weekly sanctimony-fest won best variety series? In what world?
An utterly distorted world, a place warped by ideology, where political imperatives supersede art, a place where everybody has to pretend that Ta-Nehisi Coates writes well. A country in which the wooden stupidity of The Handmaid's Tale is ignored because the story's message is just so important at a critical time like this.