(TheRedWire.com) – Figures of speech are tools communicators use to get their points across. Sometimes they are serious, and other times they’re funny. It doesn’t matter if a figure of speech is accurate or fair. In most cases, if it’s good, it’s memorable, and that’s what’s important.
On Monday, January 10, Fox News host Tucker Carlson had some fun with Michael Jackson and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). He stated if a viewer was casually flipping the channel on Sunday morning, they might have seen the King of Pop.
Fox News' Tucker Carlson played a clip of Nancy Pelosi complaining about the Republicans after comparing her to the late "King of Pop." https://t.co/Dx6gpRrgPE
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Carlson didn’t elaborate on what he meant by calling Pelosi Michael Jackson. The host didn’t need to do that. The Fox host was clearly suggesting that the aging Speaker has had some cosmetic surgery done to her face.
There’s no proof of the move, but Carlson suggested that if one flipped the channel enough, it might be difficult to tell the difference between the two public figures even though Jackson passed away a decade ago.
Carlson used humor and sarcasm to say he didn’t know how Michael Jackson could be on television. The Fox News host said he’s not a theologian and that he’s merely a host of a news show.
He then showed a video of Pelosi claiming Republicans were undermining democracy. After playing the clip, Tucker said that the footage was Michael Jackson — and apparently, “he’s given up singing” to lie about politics. The host concluded by saying Jackson had a lot of work done since the country last saw him.
So, what do you think? Is it good humor or did Carlson go too far?
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