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Tucker Carlson's Michael Vick "Executed" Comments Have More To Do With President Obama


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Many Michael Vick supporters are up in arms over Tucker Carlson's comments regarding him. Carlson said on Fox News last night that Michael Vick should have been executed for his dog fighting crimes.

“I’m a Christian, I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances,” Carlson said. “But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that. He wasn’t, but the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs? Kind of beyond the pale.”

Up until last night, Carlson could not have cared less about the Michael Vick situation. What riled him up was President Obama commenting on Vick and throwing his support behind him. The other day President Obama thanked Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving Michael Vick a second chance and said his success is important for society.

And, Carlson took to the airwaves to display his disgust for Obama's support of a dog killer who should have been executed. In this day and age of TV commentary - being over the top sells. While I'm a fan of Keith Olbermann - he's guilty of it. As is, Bill O'Reilly and many other political commentators. Tucker Carlson is guilty of it too.

His anger over the Vick story has more to do with President Obama. Had Obama not commented on this, chances are Tucker Carlson would have never chimed in with his reactionary comments. Carlson was never a fan of Obama's and was against him well before he was even elected President. Had John McCain or Sarah Palin commented on Vick (in favor of him), we probably wouldn't be discussing Carlson's over-the-top comments today.

Carlson's comments must be taken with a grain of salt.

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com