On Tuesday, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson shredded retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, who compared him to a Nazi apologist during a discussion on foreign policy regarding ISIS.
According to the Daily Caller:
The comment stemmed from a discussion on foreign policy regarding ISIS, the Middle East, and whether or not Russia is an ally in the fight against Islamic terrorism. Peters called Putin “pure evil” but Carlson was skeptical saying, “Hard to see how he’s a threat to us … why not just accept that bad people share our interests [with regard to ISIS], and side with them?”
Peters said that Carlson sounded like “Charles Lindbergh from 1938.” Lindbergh was an aviator and American medal of honor winner whose views on Nazi Germany and Hitler netted him tags like “isolationist” and “fascist sympathizer.” Carlson was not pleased with the comparison.
“Slow down Colonel. You cannot compare me to someone who would make apologies for Hitler, and I don’t think Putin is comparable to Hitler,” Carlson said.
Carlson characterized Peters’ statement as a “grotesque overstatement” that was “insane” and said, “You just compared me to a Nazi apologist because I asked a simple question.”
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Peters offered to retract his original comment but compared Carlson to someone living in 1938 who was ignorant of Hitler’s rise to power.
“I’m sorry. If you don’t like the Charles Lindbergh thing I will retract that,” Peters said. “But lets just say you sound like someone in the 1938 saying, what has Hitler done to us?”
They sparred for a few more minutes before Carlson noted that calling him an apologist is a “conversation stopper.”
Here’s video of the confrontation:
A post at Conservative Treehouse also shredded Peters:
Ralph ‘sticky lips‘ Peters is a dangerous person. His previous behavior and advocacy showcases his ideology as one which espouses American intervention and elevation of the war machine at any cost.
His history of advocacy for illegal weapons distribution to any foreign entity, regardless of their eventual and predictable disposition to the United States, is littered with outcomes supported by John McCain and Lindsey Graham.
Peters constantly pushes the memes of war, any war. He previously asserted that President Trump should appoint Lindsey Graham to be the Director of National Intelligence after General Mike Flynn was fired.
A few months ago Ralph Peters claimed Fox Business host Lou Dobbs was a Russian operative working on behalf of Vladimir Putin. His unstable mind previously caused him to be suspended from Fox News for using vulgarities to describe President Obama.
A sign you've lost the debate: you're comparing @TuckerCarlson to a Nazi apologist when he asked valid Qs re military intervention.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 12, 2017
This, of course, reminds me of something called Godwin’s Law, which states that “the theory that as an online discussion progresses, it becomes inevitable that someone or something will eventually be compared to Adolf Hitler or the Nazis, regardless of the original topic.”
Of course, if you disagree, you’re obviously a Nazi. Or on Putin’s payroll.
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