Tucker Carlson: NYT's Bret Stephens Wants To Deport Americans; Sees You As Widget For Globalism

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On Monday's broadcast of his FOX News program, Tucker Carlson responded to self-described conservative Bret Stephens' latest offering in The New York Times where he proposed the deportation of non-immigrants.

UPDATE: Bret Stephens responds. Read his tweet below the transcript.

Stephens said his column about mass deportations of American citizens was written in jest.

"Who would take them in, anyway?" he wrote.

Carlson said Stephens is the Washington establishment "summed up perfectly in a nutshell." He also noted the neocon's position on Iraq, defending the war as recently as 2013, and said he would probably defend an invasion of Iran.

"Stephens is regarded and he certainly regards himself as an incredibly smart person, yet weirdly, it never seems to dawn on him that the decline of the American middle class, their economic, education, and social struggles could be related to the policies he and others have championed for decades. It never occurred to him," Carlson said.

"Stephens is the Washington establishment summed up perfectly in a nutshell," Carlson claimed. "He's happy to send other people off to fight the country's battles, since he would never consider doing such a thing himself, and yet, when they return, he castigates them for not being good enough. He laughs about their problems. Jokes about replacing them with foreigners, more worthy of his affections."

"Naturally, Stephens' piece was the single most popular article on The New York Times website this past weekend in case you're wondering how that paper's readers feel about you. They hate you, and they are not shy about it," the host said.

Tucker Carlson's full commentary:

TUCKER CARLSON: Bret Stephens had a piece in The New York Times a couple of days ago entitled 'Only Mass Deportation Can Save America.' Of course this is The New York Times, there's a twist. It's not the same deportations that the Trump people are talking about, the people that Stephens would like to deport likely include you, native-born American citizens.

Stephens called them "complacent, entitled, and often shockingly ignorant on basic points of American law and history," "stagnant pool in which our national prospects risk drowning."

What are their sins, these native-born Americans? Well, according to Stephens, they're stupid, they don't have enough kids, but they also have too many kids out of wedlock, they don't start enough businesses, they commit too many crimes.

"So-called real Americans are screwing up America," he continues, "maybe they should leave so that we can replace them with new and better ones."

Stephens later adds that he is only joking, but only because no country would actually accept the worthless regular Americans he would like to deport.

Stephens is regarded and he certainly regards himself as an incredibly smart person, yet weirdly, it never seems to dawn on him that the decline of the American middle class, their economic, education, and social struggles could be related to the policies he and others have championed for decades. It never occurred to him.

He also shows little care for Americans as anything besides units of economic productivity, widgets to fuel the machine of global capitalism that pays Bret Stephens many thousands a year to write mediocre opinion columns in a dying newspaper.

The notion of America as a nation, a group of people whose government ought to be on their side, rather than working against their interests, seems alien to Bret Stephens.

Given this, it will probably not surprise you that Stephens was an aggressive champion for the Iraq war. He didn't fight in it, of course, despite being yet too young to do so. He did insist as recently as 2013 that the war was based on sound intelligence, and was therefore a justifiable expenditure of 4,400 American lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.

He is also a big hawk on Iran, of course, so he probably would not shrink from advocating a new and bloody war in that country too.

Stephens is the Washington establishment summed up perfectly in a nutshell.

He's happy to send other people off to fight the country's battles, since he would never consider doing such a thing himself, and yet, when they return, he castigates them for not being good enough. He laughs about their problems. Jokes about replacing them with foreigners, more worthy of his affections.

Naturally, Stephens' piece was the single most popular article on The New York Times website this past weekend in case you're wondering how that paper's readers feel about you. They hate you, and they are not shy about it.


Bret Stephens responded Tuesday morning on Twitter: "This is unusually dishonest even by @TuckerCarlson's standards. Apparently they didn't teach satire at St George's."


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