Who can forget election night 2022. What a disaster that was. The night that an avalanche of unsupervised mail-in ballots flooded the country and nobody batted an eyelash. It just felt like everyone was so anxious and excited to get rid of President Trump that they were just chomping at the bit to get the night over. And nowhere was that feeling more apparent than over at Fox News. We all remember that disastrous “Arizona Call,” which to this day, I say was still 100 percent wrong.
Right now, Fox is squaring off in court against Dominion, who is suing them for comments made on-air about their crappy election software. And thanks to the court proceedings, we now know what a complete sh*t show that AZ call caused behind the scenes with Fox News talent.
Mediate reported that two days after the 2020 election with the result yet to be determined, Carlson fumed via text about Fox News calling Arizona for Joe Biden. Dominion’s filing notes the network was taking heavy criticism from conservatives at the time. According to a text in the filing (page 19), the Arizona call seemed to cause consternation among the network’s biggest stars:
Fox Hosts Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity immediately understood the threat to them personally. Carlson wrote his producer Alex Pfeiffer on November 5: “We worked really hard to build what we have. Those fuckers are destroying our credibility. It enrages me.” He added that he had spoken with Laura and [S]ean a minute ago and they are highly upset,” Carlson noted: “At this point we’re getting hurt no matter what.” Pfeiffer responded: It’s a hard needle to thread, but I really think many on our side are being reckless demagogues right now. Tucker replied: Of course they are. We’re not going to follow them.” And he added: What [Trump]’s good at is destroying things. He’s the undisputed world champion of that. He could easily destroy us if we play it wrong.”
While I agree with Tucker, it was the wrong thing to do, and there’s no way that Biden won the state of AZ, or the election with 81 million legal votes, I think it was less about Tucker’s career that he built and more about what this was doing to our country.
I also think it’s fair to note that Tucker doesn’t believe the election was stolen.
Apparently, he thinks the tsunami of unprecedented, and unchecked mail-in ballots were all “perfectly checked” and monitored.
Give me a break…
Sometimes the smartest people can be so friggen dumb.