There were some great comments here on the site after Tucker Carlson’s exclamation last week that he believed Michael Vick should have been executed for his dog-fighting crimes. I personally thought the Fox News host was out of line, but many of you took some of Carlson’s words to heart, saying that society on a whole was moving to fast to the redemption phase of Michael Vick and glossing over the horrible crimes he committed.
On “Hannity” yesterday, where Tucker was guest-hosting when he made the comments, the former “Crossfire” anchor clarified his remarks saying “of course I don’t think he should be executed.”
“This is what happens when you get too emotional,” Carlson told Sean Hannity. “Anybody who takes time to look into how he mistreated these dogs and personally tortured them to death gets upset, and I overspoke. I’m uncomfortable with the death penalty under any circumstances.”
The two then get into a conversation about redemption, Vick’s work with the HSUS, and society’s infatuation with celebrities in general. And I’m shocked to say that it’s the first exchange between Fox News talking heads that I actually enjoyed. Check out the video after the jump below.