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Tucker Carlson’s Glorification of the Putin Regime

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In this episode of New Ideal Live, Mike Mazza and Ziemowit Gowin discuss Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Vladimir Putin, and Carlson’s attempt to undercut America by whitewashing life in Russia.

Among the topics covered:

  • Mainstream media’s reaction to Carlson’s interview;
  • How interviewing dictators gives them an undeserved sense of moral legitimacy;
  • How the interview only repeated Putin’s stale propaganda;
  • Why it’s absurd to think that the only way to be informed about events in Russia and Ukraine is to interview a dictator;
  • That Carlson’s motive is to discredit America by whitewashing life in Russia;
  • Carlson’s shocking equivocation of governments that murder journalists and political opponents with free nations using deadly force in self-defence;
  • The conservative rejection of abstract principles;
  • The descent of the new generation of conservative influencers into religion and authoritarianism.

Mentioned in the episode are “One Small Step Toward Dictatorship” by Onkar Ghate and “Putin’s War Embodies National Conservatism’s Ideology” by Ben Bayer and Elan Journo.

This episode was broadcast live on February 22, 2024. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.


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