Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, who turned a viral sensation for his blunt speak on taxing the wealthy, was lately interviewed by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
The pleasantries didn’t final lengthy, because the chat quickly turned nasty when Bregman pointed the finger at Carlson and his ilk for being half of the issue. “Tucker Carlson just called me a ‘fucking moron’ during a prerecord for his show, for pointing out that he’s a millionaire funded by billionaires,” he stated afterward.
Fox News finally opted not to air the phase.
“Tucker is someone who appreciates many points of view,” Justin Wells, senior government producer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” stated on the time. “Sadly, the guest turned an opportunity to have a substantive, informative discussion into an obviously calculated personal insult campaign. We were disappointed in the segment and respect our audience’s time too much to consider airing it.”
But Bregman wasn’t completed, as he dangled this tantalizing tweet:
Good morning @TuckerCarlson, why did not you air the interview with me final night time? Couldn’t deal with the criticism? I feel you must simply present it. And attempt to resist the temptation to edit, I’ve recorded the complete factor – together with that second if you begin swearing profusely.
— Rutger Bregman (@rcbregman) February 12, 2019
And, a week later, right here it’s, courtesy of NowThis:
Watch Fox News host Tucker Carlson name one of his guests a ‘tiny mind…moron’ throughout an interview. NowThis has obtained the complete phase with historian Rutger Bregman that Fox News is refusing to air. pic.twitter.com/kERYPUaGLY
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 20, 2019
For the web, all that “Dutch directness” was nicely well worth the wait:
Here’s a clip of Bregman speaking taxes on the rich on the World Economic Forum in Davos, which began the entire thing:
‘It feels like I’m at a firefighters convention and no one’s allowed to discuss water.’ — This historian wasn’t afraid to confront the billionaires at Davos about their greed pic.twitter.com/TiXSJZd89M
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 29, 2019
Carlson tweeted an rationalization Wednesday night time:
Here’s why we didn’t air that phase final week. https://t.co/cQHlfEQZT1
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) February 21, 2019
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