“Fox & Friends Weekend” host and editor of The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, drew a dubious comparison Tuesday evening during a panel discussion on “Special Report with Bret Baier.” In an attempt to flip the script on opponents of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” law, he claimed they were the real bigots, or more specifically, “absolutists” and “jihadis.”
“All the talk of tolerance that a lot of us sort of took at face value in the ‘90s and even in the last decade — ‘Why can’t all of us get along; you accept me, I’ll accept you’ — they didn’t mean it at all,” Carlson said. “These are absolutists. These are jihadis.”
“These are people who want to make you obey,” he continued. “They don’t brook any opposition to their worldview at all. They will crush you.”‘
Not to be outdone, George Will chimed in — claiming advocates of Gay rights were sore winners, and implying social change was a negative concept.
“Gay rights movement has become a sore winner,” said Will. “It’s winning everywhere, it’s winning quickly, there’s a transformation of American attitudes — showing how plastic we are and malleable. And yet they’re unhappy. And they’re going from, as Tucker says, tolerance to the old belief whatever isn’t forbidden must be mandatory.”
Well, if the Gay rights movement has “become a sore winner,” it would appear George Will has become a sore loser.
Watch clip via Media Matters.