Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out Thursday the hypocrisy surrounding mainstream media’s coverage of the Justin Trudeau blackface scandal by comparing the way CNN’s Don Lemon has handled it to the outrage the liberal host expressed when Megyn Kelly was under fire for blackface comments last year.
The Canadian prime minister apologized during a news conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Thursday, but Carlson said that Trudeau didn’t actually take responsibility but rather “transferred it” by blaming privilege.
“He’s moving responsibility for what he did from himself to the rest of us… it’s not a confession, it’s a justification and the only people dumb enough to buy it are the news media, of course. The dumbest people in the world,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Carlson then singled out CNN’s Lemon, playing a clip of the liberal host covering Trudeau’s apology by mocking President Trump.
“Wow, a leader apologizing. It seems odd, doesn’t it? I mean, because we have one who doesn’t,” Lemon said this week on “CNN Tonight.”