Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites

Tucker Carlson likes to brand himself as a
real man of the people. Politicians, big business, the media, they
are all on the same side. Taking on the liberal elite. Now Democrats have become the party of the
elite professional class. And standing up for everyday Americans It’s not a left right thing. It’s a ruling class versus everybody else
thing. He wrote a whole book about how America’s
selfish ruling class is bringing the country to the brink of revolution. Division helps them maintain their power even as it destroys our country. The Atlantic even called him the bow tied
bard of populism. The actual problem is the corrupt and decadent
leadership of our own elites. The he elites. Liberal elites. It is sickening and we’ve had enough of it. There’s just one problem with Tucker’s man-of-the-people shtick. . Yeah. Tucker’s full name is Tucker Swanson McNear
Carlson. His stepmom is the heiress to the Swanson
frozen food empire. He went to an elite boarding school in Rhode
Island, got famous for wearing bow ties on national
television, and has spent his professional career bouncing
between cushy cable news jobs. By all measures, Tucker Carlson is a member of the American elite. So what is going on here? Why would a guy who bragged about being an
out-of-the-closet elitist host a show where he rails against the ruling
class? There’s actually a pretty simple explanation for Tucker’s new shtick. And it’s called “false consciousness.” But see I’m an out-of-the-closet elitist. I don’t run around pretending to be a man
of the people. The elites to whom the rest of us mere plebes
look on in awe. I’m absolutely not a man of the people at
all. False consciousness is one of those phrases that grad students use to sound smart at parties. But essentially, it’s a term in Marxist theory that describes when working class people are tricked into accepting their exploitation. So let’s say you and your co-workers are feeling frustrated and start thinking
of forming a union. To stop you, your boss might say “you don’t need a union. The real problem is all these women taking maternity leave. If they weren’t taking so much time off we’d all be able to go home right now.” Or they might say “it’s these damn privileged millennials. They’re so obsessed with work-life balance
that we all have to pick up the slack. Get mad at them.” The boss convinces the workers to accept their
exploitation by pointing their anger in the wrong direction. Or as Tucker Carlson would say: One thing you will learn when you grow up
in a castle and look out across the moat every day hungry
peasants out in the village is you don’t want to stoke envy among the
proletariat. Thanks Tucker. So how do you keep the hungry peasants in
the village from storming the castle? Enter Tucker Carlson Tonight. The show that is the sworn enemy of lying,
pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. Since it launched in 2016, Tucker’s show has been a festival of false
consciousness, bombarding viewers with an endless supply
of culture war bullshit. Can transracial be the new transgender? What’s so upsetting about lady-specific Doritos? If yoga is racist is hot yoga more racist? To be fair, this isn’t unique to Tucker. Fox News’ MO is using culture war stories to distract from right wing economics. But what makes Tucker unique is how often
he uses the language of anti-elitism while ignoring real exploitation. Take the 2017 Republican tax cuts for example. It’s the largest tax cut in the history of
our country and reform. Republicans spent months promising their tax
cuts would help the middle class, including during several segments on Tucker’s
show. This is really about a middle income tax cut. OK. That of course turned out to be a scam. The overwhelming majority of those tax cuts went to corporate shareholders and CEOs. It’s a giveaway to the very rich, permanent tax cuts for corporations, and almost nothing for the average person. So what was Tucker Carlson, populist hero, talking about the week that happened? Racist trees. In Palm Springs, California, city officials
are planning to clearcut a grove of tamarisk trees because
they’re racist. Ah yes. Racist trees. I’m willing to believe you that there was
racist intent in placing these trees. Why are we punishing the trees for that? Tucker spent twice as long talking about this random tree story as he did about the tax
cuts. Does that seem a little unfair? If you were a tree you might feel a little
differently. This is false consciousness in action. Convince workers to focus their rage at targets
that don’t matter. Racist trees. And they’ll be too distracted to notice the
ones that do. It’s a giveaway to the very rich. Don’t want to stoke envy. Tucker does this all the time. Last May, Congress rolled back regulations meant to stop Wall Street from creating another
financial crisis. The financial institutions spent two hundred million dollars in lobbying. This is the kind of thing real populists hate. Big money rules and the needs of ordinary
people gets ignored. But Tucker didn’t mention the rollback once. Instead he was dedicating multiple segments to a random dude who refused to move out of
his parents house, which Carlson saw as proof that millennials
were too entitled. I think that probably does have something
to do with the safe space movement. So just to recap: instead of talking about bank deregulation, we got one multimillionaire complaining to another multimillionaire about how millennials are too entitled. False consciousness. Amazing the country this is becoming, we’re dedicated to chronicling it for you
in all detail. Last February, Trump made it easier for lenders to give out predatory payday loans, which trap working class people in cycles
of debt they can’t get out of. Many of these loans have interest rates of four hundred percent. The move was a huge win for predatory lenders, who Democrats have been trying to regulate
for years. This is a lobby that’s extraordinarily powerful. They have members and the members want results. But Tucker didn’t mention the move once. Instead, he spent the week blaming Democrats for focusing on identity politics. Elections in this country used to be based
on issues or that was the common agreement, anyway. The left is too distracted by global warming or the lack of transgender SEAL teams to pay
any attention. You spent three days on the racist tree story. False consciousness. Okay, last one. In May, House Republicans passed huge cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. This bill cuts taxes for massively high income
people by hundreds of billions and cuts the health
care of low and middle income Americans by hundreds
of billions. If there was ever a time they get mad at the
elites, this was it. I think this is one of the largest pure redistributions from poor to rich in one bill we’ve ever seen. But Tucker Swanson Carlson treated the whole
thing like a big joke. The left has had a full psychotic break. Then he turned to the stories that really
matter: atheists getting rid of a park bench in Pennsylvania, Michael Moore saying something mean about
Trump, and a random academic paper suggesting we
should eat bug meat. When Al Gore starts serving crickets for lunch
on his private jet, I’m in. The largest redistribution from poor to rich
we’ve ever seen. Don’t want to stoke envy. The goal of Tucker’s show isn’t to challenge
the elite. It’s to make sure you never realize who they
are. To get you so mad at atheists, feminists,
immigrants, millennials, trans people, college students, pot smokers, vegans, the NFL, Brooklyn witches, and Lena f*cking Dunham that you don’t get mad at the people who are
actually in charge. Tucker Carlson isn’t a populist. He’s a safety valve. A way to make sure that, if the hungry peasants
in the village get angry, they don’t take it out on the party giving tax cuts to him or his multibillionaire
boss. You’re his bitch. I’m 100 percent his bitch. Whatever Mr Murdoch says I do. I would be honored if he would cane me the way I cane my workers. My servants. He’s a phony. And if that sounds harsh, don’t take it from me. Take it from Tucker Carlson, in 2003, talking about Bill O’Reilly, the man who’s fox news slot he would one day
take over. I think there’s kind of a deep phoniness at
the center of his shtick because it’s sort of built on this perception
that he is the character he plays. He is every man, he’s not right wing, he’s a populist fighting for you against the
powers that be. And that’s great as a shtick. But I’m just saying the moment that it’s revealed not to be true, it’s over. Right? Because the whole thing is predicated on the
fact that he is who he says he is and nobody is that person, especially not someone who makes a million, or many millions a year.

100 comments on “Why Tucker Carlson pretends to hate elites”

  1. Simon Sozzi says:

    0:06 Yeah, but he also plays the trust fund kid who only has to work for fun. He has bragged about it on many occasions.

  2. mellow_mallow says:

    brian? oh, brian david gilbert is here. nice

  3. Johnny Lifts says:

    He might be rich but hes not a multibillionaire elitieist that has pull on the economy government military and all central banks those people which there are a few men that have that elite power there for tucker Carlson is not an elite on that level

  4. Cory ryder says:

    and when im on twitter i ask if the trees are still being racist to him

  5. Nick Reynolds says:

    Fox News supporters: behold, your God.

  6. Mission Accomplishers says:

    We speculate about Tucker replacing Pence as Trumps VP

  7. daft wod says:

    Omg he's like totally busted

  8. big idiot says:


  9. cave carson says:

    Tucker has called out more problems than anyone in msm

  10. Victor Reymond says:

    I love tucker carlson tonight, and im also a fan of vox news!! Which should i choosee!!😱😱

  11. James 5373 says:

    Tucker always come up on top

  12. Jessie Kopka says:

    this is 100% hackBS

  13. Kimilsungia says:

    I've never understood how you could claim to hate the elite but also build a career off of railing against socialism

  14. German Realist says:

    Keep smiling and giggling like you're above it all. We've seen this shtick a million times. We know you are angry underneath it all because right-wing populism is hitting a nerve while your narrative is becoming increasingly unappealing to Gen Z. You attack a righteous man, not for his faults, but because he's a liability to your cause.

    Campaign Trump is back on the scene, more brash than ever before, and the way your side is acting, Trump is gonna win again, strengthening our cause yet again. Choke on it, you degenerates.

  15. Yuri B says:

    He’s part of the ruling elites..

  16. Yuri B says:

    Fox News is news for the Rich Elites!

  17. miguel maldonado says:

    Anyone who wears bowtie should be beaten severely.

  18. Brandon Stennett says:

    Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.

  19. Keenan Miller says:

    No wonder Tucker Carlson wants to talk about weird subjects.

  20. International Harvester says:

    Tucker's biological mother abandoned the family to run off and lead a bohemian/hippie lifestyle……….gee, I wonder why he hates liberals?🤔

  21. Mei says:

    If the people can watch these racist tree news for more than 1 minute, that's either show their IQ level or simply, they want to watch it. I think the problem is not what kind of tricks politicians use to misguide people, but that people just see and want to see what they want to see.

  22. montrose252 says:

    Please make more videos about False Consciousess! It is THE MOST SALIET political issue of our time.

  23. First Name Last Name says:

    Bernie’s is truly for the people. He’s truly for his accountants best interest

  24. First Name Last Name says:

    Would Bernie Sanders also be considered an example of false conciseness?

  25. Tom Anderson says:

    funny how vox openly supports communism then claims they are "for the people" why doesnt vox do one on chinas execution of people with different skin color because "false conciousness" what hippocritical bs VOX is. vox is owned by billionaires what straight bs vox is. chinaloves vox and vox loves china.. fact.

  26. ugthemc Nandala says:

    0:25 Class warfare? Tucker sounds very Socialist to me

  27. D. Compton Ambrose says:

    Its sad the way all political discourse is either pro-Republican or pro-Democrat now days. There's no middle-ground and there's nobody who hates them both equally anymore. They've all been silenced or sold out.

  28. Chance Masters says:

    What about your cushy vox job

  29. Native Daughter says:

    I don’t know why YouTube put this video on my timeline, but I like tucker Carlson now 🤷🏻‍♀️

  30. Kate Sclabassi says:

    Actually, I'll stay mad at Lena. She abused her sister for fun; I can't believe she still has a platform after that came out!

  31. Jay Dobbyn says:

    I’m sure he makes his family proud

  32. Ved Sharma says:

    Euh. M I L L E N I A L S. ALWAYS ****ing ***t up.

    Seriously though, why do old people on the TV and the internet hate millenials so much?

  33. The Unknown Fish says:

    Wait, this guy studied in Rhode Island?? So is Tom Tucker from family guy is a reference to Tucker??

  34. chago river says:

    when someone shows you who they are, believe them

  35. tee brinner says:

    Hey man your video is a big fail
    Nice try

  36. Magyver says:

    Long live tucker Carlson

  37. FIGHTFANNERD9.I'm Gay for Moonbin says:

    ur not a man of the people either oh the irony

  38. Joy Swanson says:

    I was just watching and then Sudden Brian David Gilbert

  39. David T. Lees says:

    Cheer your face up Tucker

  40. Christian Jordan says:

    one of the best videos you guys have made, nice work

  41. Andy Newton says:

    You don't have to be a man of the people, to be a man for the people.

  42. hosank says:

    Do the armchair Marxists at this multi-million dollar multimedia conglomerate realise that accusing political opponents of engaging in False Consciousness is in itself a form of false consciousness?

  43. JDiGi36 says:

    So he has no credibility because he comes from a rich family? I watch him and, maybe because of his Ivy League education, never assumed he pulled himself out of the ghetto. I guess I always assumed he came from money. I fail to see how that discredits his observations on what is going on in the world. Media companies like Vox hate him because he shines a light on the sketchy stuff the Left does. You didn't make a video of how he was wrong…you just made one that tries to discredit him. That says a lot.

  44. Rolando Cueva says:

    Tucker Carlson got DESTROYED by facts and logic.

  45. kay rand says:

    Jesus Christ!

  46. logan says:

    this video makes me hate both tucker carlson and vox media more

  47. BrandonAB says:

    I get it now. Thank you for this. But I still don’t want Socialism, I think. And this needs more views.

  48. JT Stonewall Aggie Class of 2004 says:

    At least Tucker Carlson is honest. Juxtapose him to Al Gore who wanted to charge people for carbon credits, yet he lives in a mansion that draws energy from fossil fuels that would take an NSA mainframe to calculate, he flies around the world in jets which expend copious amounts of jet fuel, he drives around in gas guzzling limos, etc.

    The liberals in congress snuck the ACA through the Senate in "the dark of midnight" before Scott Brown could replace the deceased Teddy Kennedy because Scott Brown was going to vote Obamacare down. Additionally, all of the liberals who felt the ACA/Obamacare was going to "save healthcare" decided to keep their U.S. Congress healthcare benefits rather than relying on the ACA for their healthcare coverage.

    The left wants to make the rest of the world rich off of the American dollar, cries out how poor Americans are, continues to give trade incentives to third world nations which produce cheaper consumer goods, and during the whole time they are getting rich in the halls of the U.S. Capitol Building.

    However, you pick on someone who's family left him a vast sum of wealth, yet went into the private sector to work rather than be a trust fund baby who lives on a yacht or pretends to work for the people in the public sector.

    What about John Kerry who married the wife of a former GOP politician who was the heir to the Heinz food corporation. The wife was left a vast sum of money from the Heinz fortune, and by the law of transitive proxy John Kerry (a veteran who disgraced the uniform I was PROUD to wear and can be considered a socialist) gladly has taken a fortune from a private sector, capitalist business which was inheritance for a politician on the other side of the aisle.

    Why don't you shine light on stories such as the above? It seems to me that you cherry pick who you produce "hit pieces" on to suit your ideology.

  49. Ry Guy says:

    Vox can’t come up with content so they attack people that do.

  50. Richard Wyant says:

    So some liberal with ear piercings is going to put Tucker Carlson down? Sorry schmuck, see right through you.

  51. Willy Hill says:

    Well Vox is pushing the elites agenda so of course they will criticise anyone who goes against the elites agenda.

  52. Thomas Archer says:

    I don't care, he's right hahaha

  53. breakPRISM atShell says:

    excellent video

  54. cool goggles kid says:

    He is basically a mainstream conspiracy theorist

  55. Whatever says:

    Have fun in your "vacation" mother Tucker.

  56. w41duvernay says:

    I'm sure he doesn't hate Russian elites.

  57. Gentlemens Academy says:

    Tucker is awesome. Watch his show. He very much appreciates and endorses legal immigration and very often makes clear that they are likely good people. He is just honest about what illegal immigration does, factually speaking.

  58. O Mont says:

    Carlson is a smuck!

  59. Edward Kania says:

    Excellent video

  60. Tanya Gersh ́s Legs says:

    (((The Elites)))

  61. Marco says:

    You can't be against the elites and work for FOX NEWBS at the same time.

  62. sotrder says:

    Nice theory about Tucker. Too bad it's BS.
    There's a reason all the non-Fox elites are constantly trying to take Tucker out – & it ain't because he's doing the bidding of the elite.

  63. sotrder says:

    This whole video is "false consciousness"

  64. seeingblind2 says:

    How's unemployment ?
    (Squid Rave) 🐙🐙🐙🐙

  65. Dan Williams says:

    This is never about Carlson. The left needs to be more interested in ideas not people. There's no question he comes from an elite background. His IDEAS need to be debated. The elite can't connect to regular people, so they vote liberal, is his point.

  66. SavvySteak says:

    Trump and Tucker.
    Yeah, and they are telling you how to take back a fair share of resources.
    You take a statement he said he was not doing, and made it seem like it was the facade he was going with. Even tho he never made the claim.
    That's not journalism, that's lying.

  67. Victor Haskel says:

    Can I hate both Tucker and Lena ?

  68. Michael Neville says:

    The best presenter of them all, and that is why the left hate him. He has their mark on every issue.

  69. Jesus Guerra says:

    This is vox, so where's your sources. Cuz now and days Media don't fact check nothing

  70. Irene Satterfield says:

    well, I did like tucker Carlson, but I can't stand disingenuous more so he's gotta go

  71. ajr5000 says:


  72. Brandon Judy says:

    I don’t think people realize all media sources do this.

  73. Whistling Banshee says:

    Is that… Brian david Gilbert?

  74. Jon Bovi says:

    Fox news is racist and corrupt

  75. SoapBox X says:

    What a great man Tucker Carlson is I don’t like fox beyond him but he’s a hero

  76. flippingpopitbrother says:

    In any case you are attacking the most left-wing economically Fox News pundit.

  77. Null Null says:

    Can you source the radio show?

  78. Armstrongest says:

    well, F.

  79. Matthew Cooke says:

    This is a terrific analysis. "False consciousness" — hysterical if it wasn't so dangerous. Thank you!

  80. I buyPOWER says:

    yeah i used to listen to Tucker and started to see the bs coming out of he's golden spoon fed mouth..

  81. Mosh Jelton says:

    How can people not see that Tucker was on a comedic radio show, being sarcastic. This video took everything Tucker said out of the sarcastic context it was set in. Very shameful, Vox

  82. Taiyo Matsumae says:


  83. Albion says:

    Vox is getting so weak.

  84. Jay Jay says:

    Didn’t you get fired? 🤣

  85. Dr. Mechano says:

    There are two types of Republicans: The extremely rich who actually benefit from Republican policies, and people voting against their own interests.

  86. Alan Jost says:

    It's amusing how the Left doesn't know what sarcasm sounds like. No sense of humor whatsoever…

  87. Scott Lauzon says:

    Does VOX always splice clips together to make it fit their narrative ? :30 seconds.

  88. Cloud Sprite says:

    Hey Brian David Gilbert is in this.

  89. 1inkdaddy says:

    lol you got fold lol

  90. Il Conservatore says:

    He changed his political views. Simple xD

  91. OnixTV says:

    Just a tip of advice, don't diss Mike Rowe again.

  92. BravoBear says:

    People take this channel seriously..?

  93. The Solar Wolf says:

    The beauty of false consciousness. These nationalistic and elitist pseudo-populist need to go.

  94. Daniel Mustard's Homeless Songs says:

    i wonder how often tucker chokes himself out with his mothers old pantyhose

  95. MrDustpile says:

    The schtick has a point.

  96. JJ McWeaver says:

    Those tax cuts were awesome for me. I never make more than 2500 a month. The more money you have the bigger the bottom line number. Percentage is the same. Oh and btw I dont pay a into taxes I get it all back at the end of the year. Your not very smart.

  97. JJ McWeaver says:

    Your very much a liar as well.

  98. B D says:

    Um did anyone else realize he is attractive? Why do I only like what is bad for me

  99. Justin Wilkens says:

    Make Fox news great again

  100. ZehDerp says:

    Fire this guy, most of your actual informational content is decent z he's giving you a bad reputation

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