On Sunday, former Democrat Senator Al Franken went on a rampage against Fox News host Tucker Carlson, labeling him “a worthless piece of shit” for his coverage of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Author Michael Weiss appeared on Franken's podcast and said, “I’ve seen essays heralding the final settlement of the Ukrainian question, meaning we’ve won the war, the government’s been toppled, Ukraine now belongs to Russia. Articles were uploaded to the internet prematurely and then had to be taken down because they didn’t win the war.”
Franken replied, “So, in other words, all news there is like Fox was under Trump.”
Weiss said, “Well actually, quite literally in some cases because they love to play Tucker Carlson.”
Franken continued, “Oh good, I’m glad someone in our country is giving aid and comfort to the Russians. Thank God, because that’ll probably only probably results in the deaths, I don’t know, thousands of people. But you know what? Tucker makes a lot of money. Did you know that?”
Weiss said, “I’m sure he does.”
Franken outlined, “And let me tell you why. Well, you can say to yourself, ‘Look, I’m very talented, I’m gonna work hard, I’m going to be a truth-teller, and work for the common good of everybody as I see it.’ Or you can say, ‘I’m a worthless piece of shit, and the only way I can make money is this way.'”
Weiss responded. “If you say so, yeah. I never met him. I know people who used to call him a friend.”
Franken said, “They still do?”
Weiss answered, “Frankly, I don’t even care at this point.”
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