Establishment Hacks Unite to Condemn Carlson, Gabbard

Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard have been hysterically denounced as traitors for not following the anti-Russian script.

Anyone in the media or political arena holding any sort of nuanced, objective view about the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s initiation of a special military operation over two weeks ago is being vehemently attacked as a traitor and a Russian stooge by establishment hacks.

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a principled, anti-war Democrat who has long been critical of America’s provocations against Russia and its meddling in the region and around the world, has been dissenting from the prevailing establishment narrative relating to the Russia-Ukraine conflict for weeks.

On Sunday, March 13, she posted a short, non-partisan political message warning of the dangers of the biolabs in Ukraine that the U.S. government has admitted to being in existence, calling for the U.S. to work with Russia, Ukraine, NATO and the EU to secure the labs and destroy the deadly pathogens in order to prevent a potentially devastating biological disaster.

For her common sense message, former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Mitt Romney immediately denounced her, accusing her of spreading “false Russian propaganda” and describing her statements as “treasonous lies.”

It’s a pattern that is all too common among the gatekeepers and enforcers of political discourse in the media and political establishment. Deviation, even slightly, from the approved talking points and narratives is tantamount to treason and aiding and abetting the enemy, particularly in times of war, as Glenn Greenwald recently pointed out.

The Daily Beast wrote an analysis of yesterday’s airing of “The View,” one of the most biased and absurd news and entertainment programs on television today, in which several co-hosts on the program called for the Department of Justice to investigate Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard because they are not parroting the talking points approved by the political and media establishment.

For a glimpse into just how hysterical and unhinged this sort of McCarthyite rhetoric is, just watch the following clip:

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann further escalated the rhetoric, arguing that Carlson and Gabbard are “Russian Assets” and insisting that there is “a good case for detaining them militarily.”

The emotional, unhinged nature of some of the leading political commentators and politicians in America demonstrate once again how dangerous and fundamentally unserious this country has become.