During a recent appearance on Fox News' The Five, Tucker Carlson created a moment of awkwardness by cutting off co-host Juan Williams with a bizarre, high-pitched cackle.
The moment quickly made it onto social media.
You can watch it here:
Just check out the amount of sneering and snickering disdain Tucker shows his colleague Juan Williams during this e… https://t.co/OvxiQmqhvB— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1617053028.0
The moment came after Wiliams, who has been one of Fox News' few occasional critics of former President Donald Trump, attempted to make the point there has been economic growth already under the administration of President Joe Biden.
@justinbaragona Demonic laughter...like an imp— Karen Hunter (@Karen Hunter) 1617061586.0
Tucker doing cartoon villain weird stuff here. https://t.co/UWwVEsh4xK— Patrick Heusinger (@Patrick Heusinger) 1617062492.0
Carlson was swiftly mocked online for both his rudeness and his strange cackling laugh.
@justinbaragona Like that creepy giggling he did all through the Jon Stewart interview back in the day? That’s his… https://t.co/7V9bjGtJCd— Natalie Finn (@Natalie Finn) 1617060254.0
@justinbaragona Tucker's whole schtick is being the stand-in for every old guy who is pissed the world is changing.… https://t.co/FwIxDrtQ4r— michael prelee (@michael prelee) 1617063887.0
America's most-watched "news" man .. mind-boggling https://t.co/a9K0fB0Hkn— Connor Hickox (@Connor Hickox) 1617080037.0
Ironically, in trying to cut off Williams' point, Carlson ensured more people than ever would view this clip.
@justinbaragona Tucker goes into a panic when actual facts are being spoken in front of him.— Machine Pun Kelly (@Machine Pun Kelly) 1617060119.0
@DailyCaller @TuckerCarlson is the perfect combination of arrogance and ignorance. His response to Juan Williams proves it.— Dr. Omekongo Dibinga, CSP (@Dr. Omekongo Dibinga, CSP) 1617059224.0
@justinbaragona Tucker always laughs when the other person is about to make a point.— Rick Claymore (@Rick Claymore) 1617066683.0
Carlson has developed a well-known reputation for supporting White supremacist messages.
Every day, @TheJuanWilliams goes to work with a white supremacist and has to decide, "Is today the day I call… https://t.co/H8zoeYJ2O9— Mike Selinker (@Mike Selinker) 1617080139.0
Watching Tucker Carlson demean & denigrate Juan Williams on "The Five" just for telling the truth about GDP growth,… https://t.co/YZ6UYgFhDU— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1617069562.0
It seems Carlson was simply not prepared to make a reasoned argument.
@justinbaragona Typically on these Fox panel set ups, there's a better display of civility where they only speak du… https://t.co/zdfQdTM7kD— Susan Bordson (@Susan Bordson) 1617060176.0
@NikkiMcR Carlson hasn’t had to defend himself on-air in 5 yrs the way Juan Williams made him defend himself tonigh… https://t.co/P6s5XJTzf5— Eric Boehlert (@Eric Boehlert) 1617068356.0
Behavior like this from Tucker Carlson will likely go unpunished at Fox News as long as his show draws in its usual ratings.