“Now let’s be clear, this wasn’t a video of Michael Jackson performing his hit songs of the 1990s,” Carlon said.
“This appeared to be a living version of the international pop star that news reports claimed died of a drug OD more than a dozen years ago. And yet despite those claims there he was, fully, undeniably Michael Jackson talking on television. How can that be? Honestly, we have no idea. We’re not theologians here. This is merely a news program. We can only show you what we saw. Here it is.”
“See? Michael Jackson. That was him,” Carlson added after the clip of the 81-year-old finished playing.
“No ‘Billie Jean.’ Apparently, he’s given up singing and is telling lies about politics. Same man. If you’ve ever seen Michael Jackson, you cannot forget the face – though admittedly, he’s had a lot of work done since we saw him last.”
Turns out Carlson’s is just as bad at comedy as he is at journalism - after all he’s even admitted himself that he tells a few porkies on his show.
In an interview, he told conservative media host Dave Rubin: “I mean, I lie if I’m really cornered or something. I lie. I really try not to. I try never to lie on TV. I just don’t ― I don’t like lying. I certainly do it, you know, out of weakness or whatever,” The Guardian reported.
Meanwhile, Carlson later posted the segment to Twitter with the jibe: “Michael Jackson was spotted on live television over the weekend.”
Of course, critics of Carlson were disgusted by the presenter’s comments and made their feelings abundantly clear on the matter.
In search of a new low on a nightly basis, Tucker Carlson says that Nancy Pelosi looks like Michael Jackson. https://t.co/asyPHlm09g