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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took a few minutes out of his Thursday night show to lambaste CNN “buffoon” Jim Acosta.

He then handed the reins over to fellow acerbic conservative Mark Steyn, who followed Tucker’s brilliant commentary with even more cutting insight.

It was probably the best 10 minutes, or so, of TV from then entire Thursday television lineup.

Transcript from RCP:

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Tucker Carlson: Well, good evening and worker to TUCKER
CARLSON TONIGHT. The Trump administration took a big step today toward fulfilling an essential campaign promise by endorsing immigration reform bill crafted by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue.

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The bill would sharply restrict immigration based simply on family reunification and instead give priority to immigrants who have skills, who speak English who might help the country. Who would also cut future legal immigration by 50 percent, bringing the number closer to historic levels, he would also abolish something called the diversity lottery.

The White House press corps hated it. Polling shows the public liked it.

The White House rolled it out today in the briefing room and there was quite an exchange. Watch this interchange between Stephen Miller, the White House top policy advisor and Jim Acosta of CNN who started off by implying this bill somehow for reasons he didn’t quite explain must be racist. Watch.


JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This whole notion of well, they could learn — you know, they have to learn English before they get to the United States. Are we just going to bring in people from Great Britain and Australia?

STEPHEN MILLER, WHITE HOUSE POLICY ADVISOR: Jim, I have to honestly say, I am shocked at your statement that you think that only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English. It’s actually — it reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree that in your mind — this is an amazing moment. This is an amazing moment that you think only people from Great Britain or Australia would speak English. It is so insulting to millions of hard working immigrants who do speak English from all over the world.

Jim, have you honestly never met an immigrant from another country who speaks English outside of Great Britain or Australia? Is that your personal experience?

ACOSTA: There are of course people who come from other parts of the world.

MILLER: That’s not what you’re saying and it shows your cosmopolitan bias. And I just want to say —

ACOSTA: Sounds like you are trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country.

MILLER: Jim, that’s one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant and foolish things you have ever said.


CARLSON: Ouch. Well, apparently undeterred Jim Acosta rooted through his bag of cliches and came up with, presto, the old statue of liberty trick. What do you think of that, Stephen Miller?


ACOSTA: The Statue of Liberty has always been —

MILLER: Jim, Jim, let me ask you a question.

ACOSTA: — a beacon of hope to the world, for people in this country and they are not always going to speak English, they are not always going to be highly skilled. They are not always going to be.

MILLER: Jim, I appreciate your speech, so, let’s talk about this.

ACOSTA: It was a modest —

MILLER: Jim, let’s talk about this. In 1970 when we let in 300,000 people a year, was that violating or not violating the Statue of Liberty law of the land? Tell me what years meet — tell me what years meet Jim Acosta’s definition of the Statue of Liberty poem law of the land? So you are saying a million a year is the Statue of Liberty number? Nine hundred thousand violates it, 800,000 violates it?


CARLSON: Well, you won’t be surprised to learn that Acosta did not have a specific number in mind. Actually, even a general number to within say several 100,000. He had no idea at all. None. And yet, he kept talking. Which turned out to be a mistake.


MILLER: We have had periods of very large waves, followed by periods of less immigration and more immigration. And during the —

ACOSTA: Period immigration right now wants to build walls and bring about a sweeping change to immigration.

MILLER: Surely, Jim, you don’t actually think that a wall affects green card policy. You couldn’t possibly believe that, do you? Actually the notion that you actually think immigration is at historic low, the foreign born population of the United States today, Jim. Jim?

ACOSTA: You just on Monday talking about how border crossings —

MILLER: Do you really, I want to be serious, Jim, do you really at CNN don’t know the difference between green card policy and your legal immigration?


CARLSON: We can answer that question. No, they don’t know the difference. Jim Acosta and the network he works for don’t know much at all about this subject. They don’t know how many immigrants come here every year or how, they just don’t have any clue as to how many should come ideally. They know very little of the economic effect those immigrants have on Americans who already live here because they don’t care enough to find out.

They are utterly ignorant on the subject of immigration and yet, and here is the amazing part. They are still filled with absolute moral certainty and boundless self-righteousness. They are buffoons in other words. The drunk guy at the party with bad breath who won’t stop talking. Boy, is that embarrassing!

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Lars Lamonte

Libertarian, pissed off at big government and today's party politics in general.


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