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(The Raw Story)   Bow tie enthusiast Tucker Carlson defends truck driver who critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed Jimmy Mack. Because sleep driving isn't always reckless, you guys   (rawstory.com) divider line 40
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2014-06-08 09:36:17 PM
6 votes:
What Tucker really meant was it wasn't reckless because no white people were hurt.
2014-06-08 11:35:27 PM
5 votes:

Snarfangel: cirby: lack of warmth:
A lot of details left out of your story, or you don't have the full story, so there is nothing useful in your statement.

Neither do you.

The actual details that are known? A truck driver hit a small bus and killed/injured several people. It happened at about 1 AM. The truck driver has been charged. The police say that they have no indication that the driver was asleep. That's about it for pertinent information.

The cause could have been the driver falling asleep. Or a driver who wasn't paying enough attention. Or a driver who was looking at his GPS instead of the road. Or any of a large number of other things, ranging from mechanical failure to just plain bad driving.

But for some reason, since the truck was a Wal-Mart truck, a whole lot of folks immediately grabbed onto the "he was asleep because WAL-MART is EVIL!"

Sloth is one of the seven deadly sins. QED.


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2014-06-08 09:44:51 PM
5 votes:
No one puts down Bill Nye for wearing a bow tie. But when you're a douchecanoe, all of a sudden bow ties are a bad thing. It's like you can't catch a break if you're a twatwaffle.
2014-06-08 08:43:48 PM
5 votes:
It would be a refreshing note of subtlety if he just volunteered to be the human porta-john at the Walton Family Reunion.
2014-06-08 09:57:26 PM
4 votes:

boinkingbill: Considering Tracy Morgan wasn't all that funny, the driver shouldn't be charged at all.


I don't find you funny. Can I kill you?
2014-06-08 09:57:00 PM
4 votes:
Bow tie enthusiast T-


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2014-06-08 09:45:42 PM
4 votes:

Mrtraveler01: steamingpile: Its amazing, fox news is attached to something and instantly the hate train starts even though he said nothing like the subby states in the headline. In fact he said he's NOT defending anyone.... Only comparing it to DUI or using drugs getting punished harshly, sure its reckless but sometimes a mistake is just that, a mistake.

I hate most news shows for spinning shiat to their benefit but this leap is just moronic.

He's not defending him but he's pretty slow in that the guy he was interviewing had to spell it out to him in plain English on why the charges were so severe.

"I'm not trying to take anything away from the tragedy of this," Carlson replied. "But 10 years in jail for falling asleep? It strikes me as very different from taking drugs, drinking. Has that ever happened? Has anybody ever actually gone to jail for falling asleep?"
"For falling asleep and causing a death?" Schwartz asked. "Absolutely."

"But, I mean sometimes people - and I'm not defending anyone here," Carlson continued. "I'm really struck by the idea that someone who falls asleep - which is something that everybody does every day, not necessarily considered an act of recklessness - does it unintentionally, nods off is a criminal."
"Tucker, if you're driving a 16-wheel truck, a truck for Walmart, and you're on the roads for the state of New Jersey, and you're drowsy and you fall asleep, it's certainly an act of recklessness," the attorney insisted. "Not an intentional murder, but it's an act of recklessness. And that's where this reckless homicide comes in."

Long story short, Tucker is a real dumbass.



Maybe he was sleepy.
2014-06-08 09:31:57 PM
4 votes:
My brother fell asleep driving once and ran into a row of parked cars. I know I have been close and powered through by sheer willpower. I once drove alone from Massachusetts to West Texas without stopping. I have no idea what point I am trying to make.
2014-06-08 10:44:02 PM
3 votes:
"I can only imagine the guilt that he's already feeling," Fox News co-host Anna Kooiman observed.

Of course she can only imagine, she work at Fox News. Not being able to feel guilt is pretty much required.
2014-06-08 09:47:50 PM
3 votes:

d23: When Jon Stewart showed what an absolute ass he was on Crossfire he should have never gotten another job.  Tucker Carlson is the biggest idiot on TV today, and that's a VERY high bar.


Have you SEEN Fox New's line-up? And I'm not even talking the primetime clowns--the morning show, the pre-morning show show, hell even the afternoon morons (with the exception of Shepard Smith, since he at least seems competent). It's as though the requirements to be on that channel go something like this:

Men: Must be willing to shill for whatever talking point is polling popularly among conservatives. Hair not necessary. Good hair advised against.

Women: Must have good legs.

No mention of intelligence or the ability to reason, though. That's LIEBRUL GUBMINT INTERFEERANCE!
2014-06-08 09:46:51 PM
3 votes:
"I'm really struck by the idea that someone who falls asleep - which is something that everybody does every day, not necessarily considered an act of recklessness "

People fall asleep every day. Can't explain that.

Tucker needs to switch back to the bowtie, I think that Windsor knot is cutting off the circulation to his brain.
2014-06-08 08:50:44 PM
3 votes:
Some of these trucks have beds in them.  Who can you blame there?
2014-06-08 08:38:34 PM
3 votes:

Trailltrader: STOP RIGHT NOW!  Senseless speculation and blaming the truck driver BEFORE the NTSC examines everything is reckless.  You don't know, OP because YOU weren't there.  When you've driven a few tens of thousands of miles, and you've filled out your log book after you've had your Class A, Hazmat, Trailers, Airbrakes, then and only then can you complain.


So if the log books are in order, the wreck didn't happen?
2014-06-08 08:15:42 PM
3 votes:
STOP RIGHT NOW!  Senseless speculation and blaming the truck driver BEFORE the NTSC examines everything is reckless.  You don't know, OP because YOU weren't there.  When you've driven a few tens of thousands of miles, and you've filled out your log book after you've had your Class A, Hazmat, Trailers, Airbrakes, then and only then can you complain.
2014-06-09 12:26:44 AM
2 votes:

IlGreven: "I'm really struck by the idea that someone who falls asleep - which is something that everybody does every day, not necessarily considered an act of recklessness "


I take a dump every day but I'll bet he wouldn't like it if I took a dump on his face.

though I wouldn't bet much
2014-06-08 10:11:27 PM
2 votes:
Has anyone found a Tucker Carlson quote urging people not to rush to judgement on Sgt Berghdal?  I can't seem to find it, but it has to be out there since Tucker is a paragon of reason and tempered debate.
2014-06-08 10:00:07 PM
2 votes:

Trocadero: [31.media.tumblr.com image 500x609]
This guy looks okay in a bow tie. Don't worry, he doesn't eat cats.


Also looks good in a bow tie:

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2014-06-08 09:55:52 PM
2 votes:
If you have a wreck why is it called reckless?
2014-06-08 09:46:00 PM
2 votes:

spunkymunky: Maybe it wasn't accidental. Perhaps this truck driver just wanted to rid the world of another "comedian" who isn't actually funny. If so, this was probably just a practice run for Dane Cook, that "ventriloquist" guy with the racist puppet and Jim Davis.


Wow, someone really hates Monday's.
2014-06-08 09:44:49 PM
2 votes:
Maybe it wasn't accidental. Perhaps this truck driver just wanted to rid the world of another "comedian" who isn't actually funny. If so, this was probably just a practice run for Dane Cook, that "ventriloquist" guy with the racist puppet and Jim Davis.
2014-06-08 09:43:04 PM
2 votes:

steamingpile: Its amazing, fox news is attached to something and instantly the hate train starts even though he said nothing like the subby states in the headline. In fact he said he's NOT defending anyone.... Only comparing it to DUI or using drugs getting punished harshly, sure its reckless but sometimes a mistake is just that, a mistake.

I hate most news shows for spinning shiat to their benefit but this leap is just moronic.


Fox news isn't news. It's just the TV equivalent of when angry old men would gather together to shiat on everything and cry on each other's shoulder. Eventually there will be a Fox News For Women which will invent gossip for nutty grandmas.
2014-06-09 09:49:20 AM
1 votes:

Zeb Hesselgresser: I can't tell who should I hate more?

A.  The Trucker
B.  The Tucker
C.  Walmart
D.  Fox News


D.

/ always D.
2014-06-09 09:27:43 AM
1 votes:
I can't tell who should I hate more?

A.  The Trucker
B.  The Tucker
C.  Walmart
D.  Fox News
2014-06-09 12:20:02 AM
1 votes:
I'm fast asleep at the wheel right now so I'll be getting a kick out of these replies after I wake up just before I plow into another vehicle.
2014-06-08 11:41:19 PM
1 votes:

TommyymmoT: People don't go to jail for not paying taxes?
Wesley Snipes would beg to differ, as would thousands of others.


In a lot of cases, you can owe a boatload of back taxes, and you're not going to jail. If you owe, say, $25,000 to the IRS, you're not going to jail. But Snipes owed in the millions, therefore jail.

As for the original point (about people going to jail for things like robbing a bank and dealing drugs), there is a reason why there are different sentencing guidelines. Dealing drugs will get you some months, maybe two years, of jail time (unless you're black, in which case you earn a life in prison). Robbing a bank? A decade or more in the pokey, where you will be poked in the -ey.
2014-06-08 11:07:43 PM
1 votes:
has his condition updated from critical to dead?
2014-06-08 11:00:17 PM
1 votes:

Ambivalence: Tucker Carlson has elevated himself to AAA+ level douchiness.


And thus, he is qualified to provide roadside assistance.
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2014-06-08 10:52:49 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: Peter von Nostrand: If you fall asleep at work and it causes an accident where someone dies, you will face some legal repercussions including possible jail time. This really isn't hard to understand.

Eh, shiat happens.

/some people actually believe this apparently


Personal responsibility ftw. Or not. Whatever
2014-06-08 10:19:14 PM
1 votes:
Christ, what an asshole.
2014-06-08 10:19:01 PM
1 votes:

LineNoise: What is walmart supposed to do, hire someone to watch over the guy to make sure he gets some solid REM sleep before each shift?


They could scale back their delivery schedules by 24 hours as a way to encourage drivers to be more careful. A 4 hour construction delay or a traffic congestion around a major city wouldn't force these guys to drive extra long to make up the required hours.

Walmart has the size and money to do it, and could very easily set an industry standard by adopting that rule. "Give your workers a little more time for safety or you'll never get another Walmart contract again" would send a pretty clear message.
2014-06-08 10:03:52 PM
1 votes:

clancifer: Trailltrader: STOP RIGHT NOW!  Senseless speculation and blaming the truck driver BEFORE the NTSC examines everything is reckless.  You don't know, OP because YOU weren't there.  When you've driven a few tens of thousands of miles, and you've filled out your log book after you've had your Class A, Hazmat, Trailers, Airbrakes, then and only then can you complain.

So if the log books are in order, the wreck didn't happen?


Just wait until the video comes out and it was a giant dragon that caused the whole thing.
2014-06-08 09:58:05 PM
1 votes:

Trailltrader: STOP RIGHT NOW!  Senseless speculation and blaming the truck driver BEFORE the NTSC examines everything is reckless.



What about if the driver goes before the PAL and the SECAM?

//too obscure?
2014-06-08 09:56:57 PM
1 votes:

Mrtraveler01: d23: When Jon Stewart showed what an absolute ass he was on Crossfire he should have never gotten another job.  Tucker Carlson is the biggest idiot on TV today, and that's a VERY high bar.

You're talking about a network that has this guy on to talk about foreign policy:

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They also think the Wasilla Snowbilly Grifter is capable of talking about politics in general. And a guy who was kicked out of the American Psychiatric Association is totally their go-to guy for mental health information. Oh, and they have Geraldo Rivera.
2014-06-08 09:50:54 PM
1 votes:

d23: When Jon Stewart showed what an absolute ass he was on Crossfire he should have never gotten another job.  Tucker Carlson is the biggest idiot on TV today, and that's a VERY high bar.


You're talking about a network that has this guy on to talk about foreign policy:

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2014-06-08 09:43:13 PM
1 votes:
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2014-06-08 09:39:15 PM
1 votes:
Its amazing, fox news is attached to something and instantly the hate train starts even though he said nothing like the subby states in the headline. In fact he said he's NOT defending anyone.... Only comparing it to DUI or using drugs getting punished harshly, sure its reckless but sometimes a mistake is just that, a mistake.

I hate most news shows for spinning shiat to their benefit but this leap is just moronic.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-06-08 09:38:10 PM
1 votes:
When Jon Stewart showed what an absolute ass he was on Crossfire he should have never gotten another job.  Tucker Carlson is the biggest idiot on TV today, and that's a VERY high bar.
2014-06-08 09:34:11 PM
1 votes:
Good thing he got his sleep in. Will probably want to keep his eyes open in prison.
2014-06-08 09:32:01 PM
1 votes:

Trailltrader: STOP RIGHT NOW!  Senseless speculation and blaming the truck driver BEFORE the NTSC examines everything is reckless.  You don't know, OP because YOU weren't there.  When you've driven a few tens of thousands of miles, and you've filled out your log book after you've had your Class A, Hazmat, Trailers, Airbrakes, then and only then can you complain.


Good one, you'll get bites.
2014-06-08 08:51:37 PM
1 votes:
I think you'll find sleeping in front of the wheel is, in fact, always dangerous.l
 
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