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Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:24 PM

Tucker Carlson was ashamed of his children going to college:

Fox Host Tucker Carlson Says College Education 'Diminishes You' and 'Everyone Should Opt Out'

Popular and controversial Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized American colleges and the mainstream media, saying "everyone should opt out" of higher education and that he "really" hates journalists today.

Carlson's remarks came in an wide-ranging interview with OutKick, a largely sports-focused media company, published on Friday. The Fox News host is one of the network's most highly rated personalities, regularly drawing in millions of viewers.

In the interview, Carlson railed against the higher education system in the country, explaining that he urged all four of his children not to attend collegeóbut they did anyway.

"There is this idea that college improves your worth. Where is the evidence of that? I'm sure that hard sciences do. If you're an engineer or you are in medical school, you would learn discrete information, actual facts that you can use and that you need to know in order to join the profession that you want to join. But for kids like me who go in for liberal arts education, I believe it diminishes you," Carlson told the site.

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The Fox News host explained that he "pushed" his children not to attend college, but said they all disregarded his advice. "I told them, 'I'll take the money we're gonna spend in collegeówe were blessed to have, we saved money for themóand figure out something more interesting to do with this.' But, to my shame, all of them went."

https://www.newsweek.com/fox-host-tucker-carlson-says-college-education-diminishes-you-everyone-should-opt-out-1586212

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Reply Tucker Carlson was ashamed of his children going to college: (Original post)
demmiblue Apr 24 OP
soothsayer Apr 24 #1
Grins Apr 24 #8
soothsayer Apr 24 #13
DBoon Apr 24 #33
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Carlitos Brigante Apr 25 #45
blogslug Apr 24 #2
Claire Oh Nette Apr 24 #3
Crowman2009 Apr 24 #6
Claire Oh Nette Apr 24 #9
WheelWalker Apr 24 #4
Dan Apr 24 #5
Hortensis Apr 24 #28
MerryHolidays Apr 24 #7
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 24 #11
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 24 #10
Midnight Writer Apr 24 #12
Crunchy Frog Apr 24 #24
demtenjeep Apr 24 #38
blueinredohio Apr 24 #14
Renew Deal Apr 24 #15
Dream Girl Apr 24 #16
grumpyduck Apr 24 #17
Indykatie Apr 24 #18
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 24 #21
demmiblue Apr 24 #23
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 24 #25
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 24 #30
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 24 #19
demmiblue Apr 24 #22
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 24 #26
alphafemale Apr 25 #46
XanaDUer2 Apr 24 #20
Iggo Apr 24 #27
Wingus Dingus Apr 24 #29
Hekate Apr 24 #31
struggle4progress Apr 24 #32
skypilot Apr 24 #34
Kingofalldems Apr 24 #35
ecstatic Apr 24 #36
NNadir Apr 24 #37
GaYellowDawg Apr 24 #39
xmas74 Apr 25 #40
meadowlander Apr 25 #42
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:30 PM

1. Wow, liberal arts diminish you? That's dopey as heck

Oh man, Trinity college was so wasted on him.

Iím sorry he has such a dead soul.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:42 PM

8. William F. Buckley, Yale, B.A. liberal arts 1950.

Want me to do Reagan, Bush, Bush, Bush, Huckabee, Palin, Pence, Ailes....?

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Response to Grins (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:54 PM

13. Aaaaack! Stop, I can't take it.

I had no idea, though. Ugh.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:03 PM

33. "Liberal Arts" means the education of a free citizen

It is means to teach logical thinking, to critically analyze arguments, and to give a breadth of knowledge about humanity and the universe.

It is intended to create a thoughtful citizen, who can analyze alternatives, determine how facts support (or don't support) various theories, and to look at one's life and society from the perspective of global history.

In short, it should teach how not to become Tucker Carlson.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #33)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:42 AM

45. .

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:32 PM

2. A working-class guy, just wacky for sportball

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:33 PM

3. Swanson tv dinners....

Tucker Carlson is a trust fund baby, so no a degree won't lift him financially.

However, for regular middle class folks and working class peolpe, the ticket to continued middle class lies in education--teachers, banker, nurses, accountants, tech support.

College educated workers start with higher salaries and earn raises faster. Over a lifetime, there's a million dollars worth of difference.

Guessing Tucker's kids don't want to get my on their family name and want to do something worthwhile.

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Response to Claire Oh Nette (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:41 PM

6. I bet his kids absolutely hate him.

We'll find out in the future what a horrible father he is. College is also a way for kids to avoid having to be dependent financially to their parents. Especially racist assholes who threaten to cut off their money if they don't conform to his fucked up ideas.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:45 PM

9. Can't wait to hear from them

What kind of father tells his kids college is bad for them?

Personally, he's bullshitting--he said no such thing.

Side note: former student went to Florida State. Graduates this May. Posted o FB What am I going to do with an English major? Accept a full ride to Penn State School of Law...

Diminished, my ass.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:34 PM

4. Turn on, tune in, drop out. Now there's a thought.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:38 PM

5. I call Bullshit

No way in hell Carlson didnít encourage his kids to go to college.

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Response to Dan (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:34 PM

28. Agree. He's suckering his working class viewers.

From what I just peeked at quickly, his eldest is 21 and all four went to "fine" private schools.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:41 PM

7. Well, if they looked and behaved like Tucker did in college

They probably wouldn't exactly be the most popular kids on campus. Tucker: that's quite the look, and boy do you have awesome credentials :

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Response to MerryHolidays (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:50 PM

11. Dan White Society?

Tucker is an a-hole now, and he was an a-hole then!

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tucker-carlson-dan-white-society/

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:48 PM

10. It sounds like tucKKKers kids do not want to be members of the KKK

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:51 PM

12. I am so sorry to hear that Tucker

procreated.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:55 PM

24. I honestly didn't think he had it in him.

He's always looked to me like someone who never quite managed to hit puberty.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:35 PM

38. the woman he caught obviously eyed the swanson fund

there certainly isn't anything else appealing to him

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:22 PM

14. So he's ashamed of his children?

I'm sure they're ashamed of him too!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:26 PM

15. It's important to keep people dumb so they believe RW lies.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:32 PM

16. Just trying to endear himself to his poorly educated viewers.

AsTrump said.... I love the poorly educated!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:37 PM

17. It's all theatre.

That fucking asshole has found a niche that gives him a shitload of attention and pays him a shitload of money and he's just exploiting it. That's all it is. He's playing to the lowest forms of life in the country.

He's one of those &*^%$#&*^% who would sell his own mother for a bit of notoriety and money.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:40 PM

18. Tucker is a Liar - I Don't Believe For a Second He Tried to Talk His Kids Out of Going to College

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:48 PM

21. Maybe it's not Tucker Carlson who is making things up here. NT

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:00 PM

25. With all due respect, where's the interview?

I readily admit that my computer skills are not those of people half my age, but I don't see any video or audio recording of Tucker Carlson's remarks.

I look forward to your assistance.

Thank you.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:40 PM

30. Tucker Carlson tweeted the same link.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1385612091592257536

There doesn't appear to be any video or audio of it, at least at this time.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:45 PM

19. This article says a lot more about Newsweek than it does about the Carlson family. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:50 PM

22. A Tucker apologist.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:09 PM

26. I'm going to say some things about Newsweek that need to be said at DU.

I gather that some DUers are under the impression that the Newsweek of 2021 is the same Newsweek that existed back in 1961, when the Washington Post bought it. For a while, Benjamin Bradlee was, at some point, Washington Bureau chief for Newsweek.

Those days are long gone. The last time Newsweek went on the market, it fetched a whopping one dollar:

The magazine was sold to audio pioneer Sidney Harman on August 2, 2010, for $1 in exchange for assuming the magazine's financial liabilities. Harman's bid was accepted over three competitors. Meacham left the magazine upon completion of the sale. Sidney Harman was the husband of Jane Harman, at that time a member of Congress from California.

It might have been overpriced.

It is today clickbait crap. I am among a few at DU who argue it should not be thought of as a reliable news source.

I half expect Newsweek to run a picture of Tucker Carlson shaking hands with a space alien.

When I see Newsweek used as a source at DU, I automatically know the story is nonsense. If Newsweek said the sky was blue, I'd go outside to check. If they said that my mom loved me, I'd go looking for a second source to confirm that before I believed it.

Best wishes.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #26)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 02:29 AM

46. Newsweek has been no more useful than People magazine for many years.

Just another slick.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 05:46 PM

20. Methinks Tuck is full of caca nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:20 PM

27. Afraid, more like.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:35 PM

29. LOL, this is a steaming pile.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:53 PM

31. "I love low-information voters!" said Trump.

I donít even have words for how vile this is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:55 PM

32. "I've hated education ever since getting kicked out of boarding school"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:15 PM

34. Tucker Carlson has FOUR KIDS?!?!

I had no idea. Well, at least they didn't listen to him regarding college so maybe they don't listen to him regarding other matters.

On edit: What the hell am I thinking. He's probably lying. I'm sure that he is the type who would pull as many strings as he could to get his kids into the best college possible whether they were qualified or not. He just wants the idiots who listen to him to remain idiots and keep their kids in a state of idiocy as well.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:39 PM

35. They should join the service.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:43 PM

36. That's another one of his f*cking lies

I don't believe that for one minute. He's just trying to keep his army of idiotic fans.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:56 PM

37. He's always been proud of being an ignorant racist. He wants his kids to be as morally and...

...intellectually as empty as he is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:57 PM

39. What a complete load of horseshit.

First, he's a damn liar. As dim as he is, he knows that on average, people with college degrees earn significantly more than those who don't have them. So I very seriously doubt he ever discouraged his kids from going to college. In fact, I'm sure he'd love it if more people didn't attend college so that his kids would have a leg up.

Second, he didn't save for his kids to go to college. He came from a hell of a lot of money. He's just trying to be an "everyman."

Third, he actually went to a decent college. I've got a relative going there right now. There's no doubt that relative will have his worth improved.

What a goddamn turd. Doing his utmost to get his listeners to deny their kids the opportunities that his had.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:44 AM

40. But without college his son couldn't get the job he has.

He works for GOP Congressman Banks as his communications director.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #40)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:55 AM

42. There's a whole right wing industry giving fake jobs to the cretinous children

of GOP mouthpieces so he probably still could get that job without college (or with only a fake Evangelical college like Liberty University).

Josh Duggar didn't go to college and stumbled into a six figure lobbying job in DC. Who here thinks Sarah Huckabee Sanders got that gig based on talent?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:52 AM

41. On the very off chance that anyone reading this thinks Tucker is telling the truth

and agrees with him, Tucker's net worth is $30 million dollars. So when he's telling his kids they don't need college it doesn't mean what the ignorant twits who watch him think it means.

I'll agree with Tucker that kids don't need to go to college when he pledges to give $7.5 million dollars to any kid who takes him up on the deal. Otherwise he can sink straight back into the swamp he crawled out of.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:08 AM

43. Aside from the fact he is lying. Because we all know his kids were college bound

From the second they were born.

Itís obvious that his and republicans rhetoric is now aimed at the non-college among us. Because Iím a science major. You think the University of Kentucky let me out with a BS only studying my science field? Hell no.

My first 2 years I spent less time away from my collage as I did in the liberal arts colleges. I was given a well rounded education. With a speciality in my field. And frankly, I have used what I learned in those departments more than what I learned in my field of study. Not every one does. But those classes helped my skills tremendously.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:10 AM

44. unsurprisingly Carlson's kids...

..smarter than he is.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 02:34 AM

47. He's just saying that to appease his "skool lernin" averse fan base

They want a large number of the populace uneducated and controllable, but they educate their own children.

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