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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Tucker Carlson says he 'overspoke' about Michael Vick, execution

By Cindy Boren

Tucker Carlson did some backpedaling on his Michael Vick comment last week.

Carlson, appearing on Fox's "Hannity," clarified his statement that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback "killed dogs and he did it in a heartless and cruel way. I think personally he should have been executed for that."

"This is what happens when you get too emotional," Carlson said Monday. "I'm a dog lover, I love them and...I know a lot about what Michael Vick did...I overspoke. I'm uncomfortable with the death penalty in any circumstance. Of course, I don't think he should be executed, but I do think that what he did is truly appalling."

The catalyst for Carlson's original remark was a phone call by President Obama to Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie in which Obama praised the Eagles for giving Vick a second chance.

By Cindy Boren  | January 4, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
 
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This is the FOX News Network! You can bash Gays, minorities, Jews and anyone else on the Fox Network and get promoted not demoted. This kind of action is encouraged, and you can tell by the no action by the network’s executives. Truly in line with the moral character of the Fox Network as a whole.

Posted by: ThisDay | January 4, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

These GOP "retards" (Carlson doesn't deserve the PC word "mentally challenged") think they can say any BS out of their mouths and expect the public to buy into their foolishness. But what else can one expect from a fool who worships at the altars of Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and the Faux Network?

Posted by: sjcsando | January 4, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

"These GOP "retards" (Carlson doesn't deserve the PC word "mentally challenged") think they can say any BS out of their mouths and expect the public to buy into their foolishness."
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They can. Look at the ratings.

Posted by: redhotCAPSaicin | January 4, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

carlson is and always will be a low i.q. wanna be commentator in a bow tie.

no news or logic has escaped his pie hole in years.


Posted by: xxxxxx1 | January 4, 2011 11:31 AM | Report abuse

The President called the Eagles' owner to say what? Seriously.

Posted by: forgetthis | January 4, 2011 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it revealing how many Republican politicians and pundits have to walk back their thoughtlessly extreme statements these days? How about Rep. Issa saying that Obama was "one of the most corrupt presidents in history?" Or Glenn Beck saying that Obama hates white people? These people seen filled with a hate that is uncontrollable.

Posted by: DWSouthern | January 4, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

If Vick had been a white American under the same circumstances.
you would not have heard a word about him from the President.If it had been a white Professor at Cambridge and the policeman black.
You would have not heard a word.If the black panthers in Pa had been the white panthers..They would have been in jail now.

end of story

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I'm surprised this guy backtracked on his comments, though they were idiotic.

Posted by: CAmira5 | January 4, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

The question is: when 'll we say "enough' to these outbursts from extreme, right-wing nuts and racists???!!!.
In a civilised nation, when a man pays for the wrongs he committed and punished for; he 'rehabiltiated and given a "second chance".In Judeo-christain moral system, he's forgiven by "God" and "society".
Now, who is this carlson?. Does he think because he's white and conservative; he can issued death-edits like the hypocritical Hayatollahs of Iran, who're despised in the muslim world despite their edits???.
Now these racists because of our love for animal, think they can put "animal-rights above "human-rights".
Its the sama old, same old: because he's an exceptional black athete, he should be hanged on the nearest tree;eh some races never evove!!.What's the difference between the Carlsons and Osama ben laden??/.

Posted by: yossid85 | January 4, 2011 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Tucker Carlson:"Dancing with his Tongue".

Posted by: nelsonjackson1 | January 4, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Carlson should be executed for that remark.

Just kidding.

He was wrong AND overstepped his bounds. Perhaps he now realizes that people make mistakes and should be given a second chance to make things right.

Posted by: postfan1 | January 4, 2011 12:21 PM | Report abuse

corebanks1940 chimed: "If Vick had been a white American under the same circumstances.
you would not have heard a word about him from the President.If it had been a white Professor at Cambridge and the policeman black.
You would have not heard a word.If the black panthers in Pa had been the white panthers..They would have been in jail now."

The President loves his white half just as much as his black half. Enough with your nonsense.

Posted by: 1fasthoo | January 4, 2011 12:26 PM | Report abuse

In response to corebanks 1940: If a black man was lynched back in the 40's & 50's, was it national news? Story has ended.

Posted by: bgal | January 4, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

He "overspoke."
"Overspoke"? Like that's a word? Like that's some sort of apology?

These people will only go away when we stop paying attention to them. Stop clicking on these stories, stop watching them, and then you won't have to see them anymore. All it takes is a little self-discipline to curb your baser instincts to click on stories about Sarah Palin, Kate Gosselin, Lindsay Lohan and Octomom. These are monsters we have created. It's down to us to stop them.

Posted by: pookiefan | January 4, 2011 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Wondering how many thousands of Americans that probably said the same thing about Vick and none meant it.Just like he didn't and everyone knows it...I guess when you lose an election as bad as you all did...you'll jump on anything you can....Even when you know you're wrong....

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 12:33 PM | Report abuse

In response to corebanks 1940: If a black man was lynched back in the 40's & 50's, was it national news? Story has ended.

Posted by: bgal | January 4, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I can understand by reading your post now,why you're in the 20 percent bracket.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

So...Carlson ain't too bright, is he?

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | January 4, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Carlson shot his mouth off again....this is news???

I would have hoped he learned his lesson when he tangled with John Stewart...or when he got fired from CNN.

Apparently, the only lesson he THOUGHT he learned was to set his sights a little lower for his next target. They don't come much lower than Vic & he STILL managed to screw it up.

Perhaps the bow tie is a bit too tight...cutting off the blood supply to his brain...

Posted by: CLBinTX | January 4, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

hey corebanks1940,you talk and think like you are still in 1940.stop spewing all of that nonsense and hatred,and come on into 2011.things aren't quite as bad as you think,especially along the lines that you so eloquently speak

Posted by: billydee123 | January 4, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Carlson why don't you just say you made a stupid comment? Everyone now and then gets overly emotional and puts their foot in their mouth.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | January 4, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

hey corebanks1940,you talk and think like you are still in 1940.stop spewing all of that nonsense, hatred and backwards thinking. come on into 2011.things aren't quite as bad as you think,especially along the lines that you so eloquently speak

Posted by: billydee123 | January 4, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

This is what happens when Roger Ailes stages a contest for who can say the most offensive and outrageous things for ratings as a rabid, right-wing shock-jock for Fox News.

Posted by: areyousaying | January 4, 2011 1:02 PM | Report abuse

If Vick had been a white American under the same circumstances.
you would not have heard a word about him from the President.If it had been a white Professor at Cambridge and the policeman black.
You would have not heard a word.If the black panthers in Pa had been the white panthers..They would have been in jail now.

end of story

Posted by: corebanks1940
========================================== still fighting the battles of the '60's, huh?
Guys like you love to be a victim of 'black bias' 'reverse racism' and 'black priviledge' and turn a blind eye to the real inequalities in this country.

Posted by: priceisright | January 4, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

"Guys like you love to be a victim of 'black bias' 'reverse racism' and 'black priviledge' and turn a blind eye to the real inequalities in this country."
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And what would those inequalities be? Please elaborate. Don't make a blanket statement and then run. African Americans and every minority group have every opportunity that Whites do, in fact, they have laws that have been passed to give these groups even more. Stop being a coward and elaborate on your statement.

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

"overspoke"... You people who practice white supremacy and your use of words...


Posted by: demtse | January 4, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

And what would those inequalities be? Please elaborate. Don't make a blanket statement and then run. African Americans and every minority group have every opportunity that Whites do, in fact, they have laws that have been passed to give these groups even more. Stop being a coward and elaborate on your statement.

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 1:32 PM

You want proof that white males have an easier go of it in this country? Two words: Tucker Carlson.
Now take your post-racial naiveté somewhere else you tight-assed suburban clown.

Posted by: MrChip1 | January 4, 2011 1:51 PM | Report abuse

"You want proof that white males have an easier go of it in this country? Two words: Tucker Carlson.
Now take your post-racial naiveté somewhere else you tight-assed suburban clown."
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So I guess the same could be said for Mike Vick. You know a normal white guy would be punching in at Home depot instead of doing what Vick is doing.

I'll refrain from the name calling and let you stick to it.

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

I think what he meant to say (and others like me think this too):

In a perfect world, Vick would have been subjected to the occasional cattle prodding, chained all day long, and put on a treadmill to run and run. Then, he'd really know what those dogs felt.

But, we don't live in a perfect society and too bad for us.

Posted by: ariesgirl4 | January 4, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, a well-known commentator on a well-known show watched by millions of people calls for executing a public figure for animal abuse and then says "naw, I didn't really mean what I said." I never thought I'd live to see the day when major network would give a person a platform to make such an inflammatory remark in the first place, much less allow him to get away with excusing his behavior.

Can I go on Fox and advocate for the death by beheading of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes for the dreadful things they've done to this country? I promise to come back on later and excuse myself by saying that I was emotional and "overspoke." I won't hold my breath waiting for an invitation.

Posted by: Bob22003 | January 4, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse

FOX - Where stupid people go to see stupid people say stupid crap.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | January 4, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

"You want proof that white males have an easier go of it in this country? Two words: Tucker Carlson.
Now take your post-racial naiveté somewhere else you tight-assed suburban clown."
_____________________________________

So I guess the same could be said for Mike Vick. You know a normal white guy would be punching in at Home depot instead of doing what Vick is doing.

I'll refrain from the name calling and let you stick to it.

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse
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We should conduct a poll to see how many white males would happily change their race to Black or Hispanic so they can have an easier go of it in this nation. My guess is not many would leap at that "opportunity."

Posted by: sonny2 | January 4, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

So I guess the same could be said for Mike Vick. You know a normal white guy would be punching in at Home depot instead of doing what Vick is doing.

I'll refrain from the name calling and let you stick to it.

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 2:04 PM |

Yeah, and a "normal" black guy would still be in jail. What's your point dummy?

Posted by: MrChip1 | January 4, 2011 2:17 PM | Report abuse

"Overspoke." Is that a new word? Sort of like "misunderestimate."?

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | January 4, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Mike Vick did his time, he's spoken out against violence against dogs and against dog fighting. Tucker Carlson and others who seem so sappily silly over Vick's crime, need to get a life. And those who read more into the story like our President need to think again. Vick was an excellent QB and Luria had him work out and Andy Reid saw that he had not lost skills in jail. Luria simply made a decision to hire a QB who was perfectly suited for Reid's offense. No courage needed, just a pure football decision.

Posted by: genericrepub | January 4, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse


Tucker Carlson again? A truly stupid, low life mouth off.
But then, we have Eliot Spitzer again,
we haave Paul Wolfowitz again,
We have Pollard, the convicted spy for Israel again trying to get out of jail.

Nothing, apparently, that anyone can do, including lying us into war, and working against American security, and stupidly mouthing off for a thousanth time, is despicable enough to halt their stuff.

And Carlson is, of course, perfect for
Fox

Posted by: whistling | January 4, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Overspoke my foot. He knew exactly what he was doing. Try again, Tucker.

Posted by: mattintx | January 4, 2011 2:35 PM | Report abuse

What the big news, the idea that Vick should have been fed to his dogs was extremely widespread around my relatively conservative workplace, and I heard other public figures make references to it as well. Some of them meant the comment seriously, or at least that the laws should be changed so no one could run an organized criminal dog frighting ring twice. Note Vick as a organized crime boss, not a person making a single mistake.

I never thought I would say this phrase, but I am backing Mr. Carlson over President Obama on this issue. Way to go Tucker, you should have not backed down.

BTW This is not a racial issue at all, if Tom Brady or Peyton Manning is found to have run a dog fighting ring, feed them to the dogs as well.

Posted by: Muddy_Buddy_2000 | January 4, 2011 2:35 PM | Report abuse

So I guess the same could be said for Mike Vick. You know a normal white guy would be punching in at Home depot instead of doing what Vick is doing.

I'll refrain from the name calling and let you stick to it.

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 2:04 PM |

Yeah, and a "normal" black guy would still be in jail.
Dummy.

Posted by: MrChip1 | January 4, 2011 2:40 PM | Report abuse


How lovely to have someone nameed

YOSSID85, fine American, undoubtedly, tell us how Carlson is like Iran, about
Christian-Judeo this and that would cure it.

Not only is this too obvious a zionist/Israeli pitch, and disgusting inspite of it's ham handedness (sic)new polls most Americans are sick to death of it.

Posted by: whistling | January 4, 2011 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Known for their viciousness. They were originally bred in England to fight bulls to the death in a pit as part of wagered bets. Of unpredicatable temperment, pit bulls kill more people per year - often their owners or children in the owner's family - than any other breed. Pit bulls are the favored guard dog for gangbangers and drug dealers, kept to impede police officials. Pit bulls cost the taxpayers a lot; theyrepresent almost 50% of the dogs put down in city and county pounds. The pit bull breed hould be banned in the United States.

Posted by: ingeandjoe | January 4, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Liberals don't care about an unborn baby...why should thy care about a dog.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 2:47 PM | Report abuse

What Carlson said was indefensibly, especially given that Vick 1) served time in prison for his actions and 2) has repeatedly apologized for his crimes. Repeatedly. I have not ever heard Tucker Carlson once call for the death penalty for the criminal behavior, which led to thousands of dead Americans, Iraqis and others, of the previous administration. Or of any other high level crimes, like those carried out by the Wall Street bankers, that have destroyed countless lives and livelihoods. He ought to be ashamed, and really should be a man and apologize to Michael Vick's face. If he has one once Vick gets through with him.

Posted by: angostura1 | January 4, 2011 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Dog Bite-related Fatalities in the United States
Year Total # Most fatal attacks by # Second-most fatal attacks by
2005 29 Pit bull-type (18) (62%) Rottweiler (6) (21%)
2006 29 Pit bull-type (15) (52%) Rottweiler (8) (27%)
2007 34 Pit bull-type (18) (53%) Rottweiler (4) (12%)
2008 23 Pit bull-type (15) (65%) Husky (3) (13%)
2009 30 Pit bull-type (14) (47%) Rottweiler (4) (13%)
2010 32 Pit bull-type (22) (69%) Rottweiler (3) (9%)
German Shepherd Dog (3) (9%)

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

What an invertebrate Carlson is not to stick with a correct assessment. 1. Currently, there is only one cure for psychopaths. 2. Let the 'cure' fit the crime. 3. Who's to say that it won't? Vick may be off the hook with our lame legal system and the jetsetting, vote hussling president, but not with everyone. Not by any means.

Posted by: jbksss | January 4, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

A white QB as good as Mr Vick would be playing in the NFL again just like Vick, and if he did as well as Vick has done, he would be forgiven as well. This was not a racial issue, the only advantage Vick got is that they did not go after the fact he was in effect an organized crime leader.

Carlson comments meant Vick should have been executed, not should be executed now that he was convicted and served his time. I agree the penalty should have been more severe, and if they execute anyone, a person who runs a dog fighting ring deserves the maximum penalty available.

Posted by: Muddy_Buddy_2000 | January 4, 2011 2:59 PM | Report abuse

"Yeah, and a "normal" black guy would still be in jail.
Dummy."

Link? thats your opinion. and for the guy that said would a white guy trade places with a Black or hispanic. Yes their are several I would.

AGAIN, what OPPORTUNITY does a minority NOT have that a white person doesn't.

Answer the question. No one has

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Anyone with a rag of brain knows that Carlson didn't mean what he said.just like if you hear someone say..I'll knock you're head off..they say it but they're not going to knock someones head off....
Anyone who says different and says he meant it..is not very bright or thats all they can find to cry about.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

excuse me does

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 3:05 PM | Report abuse

If Vick had been a white American under the same circumstances.
you would not have heard a word about him from the President.If it had been a white Professor at Cambridge and the policeman black.
You would have not heard a word.If the black panthers in Pa had been the white panthers..They would have been in jail now.

end of story

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Oh it seems like you feel a little of what blacks go through in America all of the time.

Posted by: sbroad | January 4, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Overspoke? That's fine Tucker, now how about you never speak again.

Posted by: ozpunk | January 4, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what role Fox Sports played in demanding the walk back? I find what Vick did to be appalling too, but for Pete's sake, he spent more than a year at Leavenworth so it's hard to say that he wasn't appropriately punished.

Posted by: rb63 | January 4, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

"Oh it seems like you feel a little of what blacks go through in America all of the time."

Posted by: sbroad | January 4, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse
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Whoa is me.

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Corebanks 1940 you are an ignoramus, son google Contelpro before you make yourself and your keneration look like the fools you are. This country don't teach history they teach his story. I tire of people like you making post that have no historical validity as for Carlson he should be executed. I overspoke.

Posted by: slivin500 | January 4, 2011 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Corebanks 1940 you are an ignoramus, son google Contelpro before you make yourself and your keneration look like the fools you are. This country don't teach history they teach his story. I'm tired of people like you making post that have no historical validity as for Carlson he should be executed. I overspoke.

Posted by: slivin500 | January 4, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse

If Vick had been a white American under the same circumstances.
you would not have heard a word about him from the President.If it had been a white Professor at Cambridge and the policeman black.
You would have not heard a word.If the black panthers in Pa had been the white panthers..They would have been in jail now.

end of story

------------------------------------------

Oh it seems like you feel a little of what blacks go through in America all of the time.

Posted by: sbroad | January 4, 2011 3:06 PM | Report abuse

not all the tine...some of the time,yes...

better now than it used to be,,,,,

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Corebanks 1940 you are an ignoramus, son google Contelpro before you make yourself and your keneration look like the fools you are. This country don't teach history they teach his story. I'm tired of people like you making post that have no historical validity as for Carlson he should be executed. I overspoke.

Posted by: slivin500 | January 4, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse
Maybe you should make that more simpler...I must be a ignoramus,because I have no idea what you're talking about.

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Corebanks 1940 you are an ignoramus, son google Contelpro before you make yourself and your keneration look like the fools you are. This country don't teach history they teach his story. I'm tired of people like you making post that have no historical validity as for Carlson he should be executed. I overspoke.

Posted by: slivin500 | January 4, 2011 3:16 PM | Report abuse
Maybe you should make that more simpler...I must be a ignoramus,because I have no idea what you're talking about.

An ignoramus

Posted by: corebanks1940 | January 4, 2011 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Vick SHOULD be executed.

Posted by: DCFanatic | January 4, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

At least Carlson had the will to admit he was wrong about something. Most on FoxNews have never ever been wrong about anything nor have the decency to admit they made a mistake.

Posted by: sjp879 | January 4, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Some dog -loving TV pundit makes a dumb remark and the entire Left is aghast.The same Left is aware that we "wack" thousands of innocent unborn on a daily basis and they're satisfied and content that it's no big deal.Are they confused or victims of "pin ball logic" or just plain callous and insensitive.Your guess is as good as mine.

Posted by: bowspray | January 4, 2011 3:59 PM | Report abuse

At least Carlson had the will to admit he was wrong about something. Most on FoxNews have never ever been wrong about anything nor have the decency to admit they made a mistake.

Posted by: sjp879 | January 4, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse
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I guess they figure that if they took the time to apologize for everything they got wrong they wouldn't have time to do anything else.

By the way, wasn't that Sarah Palin I saw on TV shooting an Elk in the head on her stupid reality show? Maybe we don't execute her, but if we're going to execute Vick, shouldn't we at least lock Palin up for a little while?

Posted by: sonny2 | January 4, 2011 4:05 PM | Report abuse

"By the way, wasn't that Sarah Palin I saw on TV shooting an Elk in the head on her stupid reality show? Maybe we don't execute her, but if we're going to execute Vick, shouldn't we at least lock Palin up for a little while?"

Are you really that ignorant to compare what Vick did to hunting?

Posted by: JDB1 | January 4, 2011 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"You want proof that white males have an easier go of it in this country? Two words: Tucker Carlson.
Now take your post-racial naiveté somewhere else you tight-assed suburban clown."
_____________________________________
Posted by: JDB1
So I guess the same could be said for Mike Vick. You know a normal white guy would be punching in at Home depot instead of doing what Vick is doing.

I'll refrain from the name calling and let you stick to it.
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Can he run and throw like Vick? Can he lead his team to Vick-tory? Heck no!!! Go Eagles!!! LOL!!!

Posted by: Misty630 | January 4, 2011 4:21 PM | Report abuse

The comparison of dogs to fetuses is just bad logic. Fetuses have nowhere near the ability to suffer that a dog does, the vast majority which are aborted are in no way aware of anything to the best of our knowledge. You can MAKE UP all the religious reasons claiming a fetus is human, but the Bible disagrees with you. If you cause the lost of a fetus, you pay a fine, if in the process you kill the woman, your life is forfeit.

Sadly the laws against dog fighting or even leading a dog fighting ring do not require strong penalties and even the minimal penalties are weakly enforced. In some states, its not even a felony.

BTW How is Tucker Carlson proof its easier to be white? He is not accused of any crime to my knowledge. No one would have gone to jail for suggesting stronger penalties for dog fighting or any other crime. It is easier to be White, or it is for males at least, but comparing Tucker Carlson offenses to Mr Vick's is literally insane.

Posted by: Muddy_Buddy_2000 | January 4, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

To make amends, Tucker Carlson should underspeak for, let's say, the next two years?

Posted by: krickey7 | January 4, 2011 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Tucker Carlson is ok with me. What vick did was morally, legally, ethically, (and the list goes on) wrong. I would not advocate for the death penalty but I feel as though he deserved a much severe sentence. Second chances, no problem. But why does the annointed one have to chime in? Oh that's right he is the annointed one and like EF Hutton when he speaks we are to bow down and listen. Anyone who has a rescue dog understands some of what these poor animals went through. Now in light of this, and all you libs out there will be crying the 8th Amendment and be speed dialing your cronies at the ACLU, I would recommend that vick should have had to endure some of the things he did, or permitted to be done, to the dogs he had. Now that to me, along with a long prison sentence, would have been justice.

Posted by: gman2 | January 4, 2011 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Just love the way christians preface their comments with " I am a Christian." Really? Well Tucker Carlson's passionate comments about the abuse of animals were actually carried out in the exact detail by the KU KLUX KLAN when they were killing African Americans in the name of Christanity but just anonymously, so very glad he took his HOOD off. WOW...gotta love YOU people.

Posted by: Winegoddess1 | January 4, 2011 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I never thought I would ever agree with a right wing Republican about much of anything, but my entire family cheered when Tucker Carlson made the sttatement about Vick getting the death penalty. And now Vick wants to get his kids a dog & he made a mighty donation to the Humane Society to get the CEO to speak out & say give hiim another chance? Give me a break! He doesn't deserve another chance. What he did was horrible & he should have recieved a much tougher penalty, and I have yet to see him show any real remorse. Maybe if those dogs were taxpayers, the law would have given them more weight.

Posted by: DKG0224 | January 4, 2011 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Sorry guys, Vick will NEVER be accepted in decent society, no matter what.

This isn't about punishment. It's about ethics and morality, and compassion versus cruelty.

If you're proud of someone who tortures and kills dogs then clearly you haven't educated yourself on what exactly convicted felon Vick is responsible for doing to animals.

Try educating yourself on the topic.

Posted by: Rubiconski | January 5, 2011 12:10 AM | Report abuse

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