If there's one clear takeaway from the 2020 elections, it's that America remains a deeply polarized and divided nation. Many pundits and analysts have been attempting to figure out how the nation can fix this problem.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson came up with a solution on his program this past Monday, November 9.
Carlson's idea might have been a pretty good one if not for the fact that he was the person delivering it. The Fox host said:
"How do we bring the country together? How do we calm things down? How do we make an America you want to live in? And the only answer, the only solution, is honesty."
"Let's all stop lying. Lying about everything that matters. Everyday of our lives. That's what we're doing now. Have you noticed? How many times did you lie today cause you had to? Let's repeal our national dishonesty mandate."
Tucker: "How do we fix it and bring the country together? How do we make in America you want to live in? The only a… https://t.co/Lxn1noaEqu— Angelo Carusone (@Angelo Carusone)1604971129.0
Tucker Carlson is known for many things, but his honesty is not one of them.
@GoAngelo You first, Tucker.— Minerva (@Minerva)1604997127.0
@GoAngelo Oh Tucker, the model of honesty....— Sunshine Daydream (@Sunshine Daydream)1604971782.0
Many on Twitter suspected Tucker's ideas for fixing America were inspired by his own shortcomings.
@GoAngelo This is like El Chapo telling everyone to stop selling drugs.— Malcom Warner (@Malcom Warner)1604973447.0
@GoAngelo Have you spoken to Trump about this truth telling business???— jacana (@jacana)1605005908.0
@GoAngelo Start by stating the widespread voting fraud conspiracy hoax is just that. Also an insult to election off… https://t.co/J1p00zoc02— Flibbity Dubbity (@Flibbity Dubbity)1604980072.0
Other, more cynical Twitter users felt that Tucker was attacking those who disagree with him as liars without acknowledging his own misinformation spreading.
@GoAngelo Hahaha @TuckerCarlson is hilarious— Frank Conway (@Frank Conway)1604978998.0
@GoAngelo Self awareness = 0— *Trump Chicken🐔 (@*Trump Chicken🐔)1604978631.0
Fox News recently argued in court that Tucker Carlson is, essentially, a liar. They won the lawsuit.
@GoAngelo It's times like these we need to remind ourselves that Tucker Carlson was defended by his Fox lawyers in… https://t.co/3F0PhTVS76— Paul Begley (@Paul Begley)1604972557.0
@GoAngelo Federal court papers say different..— Kerrie Dude (@Kerrie Dude)1604971199.0
@GoAngelo I may never be able to stop laughing. This is possibly the joke of the century. I did not know that on… https://t.co/Z3eiE9HdxA— John Byars (@John Byars)1604971984.0
For many, the irony was almost too much to handle.
@GoAngelo https://t.co/GFqV6ucqV4— Person Woman Man Camera TV (@Person Woman Man Camera TV)1604971503.0
@GoAngelo where was this appeal to civility before Trump lost?— Z-Diddy™ (@Z-Diddy™)1604971527.0
It seems the internet agrees with you, Tucker Carlson! A little honesty could really help America, starting on the very show you host.