The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden’s ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) August 12, 2020
On Friday evening, Pepsi retweeted the post to their 2.9 million followers on Twitter:
Here’s what others were saying about Carlson’s pronunciation difficulties:
Tweeted about this earlier. The guest utterly respectfully suggested Tucker pronounce properly the name of a woman who is a Senator, a former presidential candidate and a current vice-presidential candidate. This was Tucker's response. Then he returned to mispronouncing. https://t.co/x2a2o6fojC
— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) August 12, 2020
The real tell is that after Tucker is corrected, he goes ahead and pronounces Kamala wrong again and says “whatever."
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) August 12, 2020
Tucker says this was unintentional, but he does often mispronounce the names of people he is critical of. It's sort of a thing on his show. Seems pretty intentional! https://t.co/XfvAkKQ7W7
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 12, 2020
Don't be fooled – Tucker isn't an idiot. He mispronounces it intentionally, because he's an asshole. https://t.co/KPTw35fodA
— Shay (@ShadyPlanes) August 12, 2020
And he didn’t unintentionally mispronounce her name. He did it on purpose. Tucker has been a journalist since the 1990s. He knows what her name is.
What a slimeball https://t.co/v7duJskxHS
— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) August 12, 2020
Tucker, You’re not “criticizing" Kamala or "holding her to account” when you refuse to learn how to pronounce her name. Tucker’s not the only significant media figure who “struggles" with pronouncing her name. It’s disrespectful. And it’s purposeful. https://t.co/vmd8hQ0GWa
— Touré (@Toure) August 12, 2020
Thin-skinned Tucker Carlson freaks out when he is criticized for mispronouncing Kamala Harris's name.
And then, without a hint of self-awareness, says, "On this show, nobody in power is immune from criticism!" 🤣 https://t.co/2gJUlLIJXW
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) August 12, 2020
— Michael W. Twitty (@KosherSoul) August 12, 2020
To be fair, I frequently mispronounce "Tucker." https://t.co/HS4aHJu8ZR
— Schooley (@Rschooley) August 12, 2020
Without the tiniest bit of irony, after excoriating his guest for correcting his pronunciation, Tucker says "on this show, nobody in power is immune from criticism." https://t.co/8CsAiuU3Hh
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) August 12, 2020
do you know anyone else who reacts like this when told they are pronouncing someone’s name wrong? https://t.co/y0UcBXovXp
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) August 12, 2020
tucker carlson is such an absolute, and intentional, piece of shit https://t.co/DQ0vLhzelu
— Mask wearing and still pretty distant Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) August 12, 2020
CNN presents damning list of all the times Trump has refused to accept election results
President Donald Trump triggered outrage at his Wednesday press briefing for refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power.
But his attitude is nothing new, wrote Kevin Liptak for CNN, who listed all the times in the last few months Trump has expressed similar sentiments.
On July 19, for instance, Trump told Fox News Sunday, "I'm not going to just say 'yes'" when asked if he'll accept the election results. On July 30, he tweeted that mail ballots are "INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT" and suggested "Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote." On August 17 at a rally, he suggested staying in office beyond two terms, saying "we'll go for another four years because they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years." Three days later, at another rally, he said of Democrats, "they're trying to steal the election, and everybody knows that. Because the only way they're going to win is by a rigged election."
McConnell’s re-election campaign slapped with FEC flag over suspected accounting errors
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) re-election campaign is facing scrutiny from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and he is now being required to answer questions regarding suspected accounting errors.
The letter and a 60-page report, written by FEC campaign analyst Susan Worthington to McConnell’s Senate Committee, were sent to McConnell’s campaign treasurer, Larry J. Steinberg on Monday. The committee pointed out “Apparent Excessive, Prohibited, and Impermissible Contributions” regarding donations recorded in McConnell’s July quarterly report that suggests multiple contributions may have exceeded the legal limits.
Fox News analyst slams Trump for visit to Ginsburg’s casket: ‘Maybe it’s to get the boos’
Fox News analyst Chris Stirewalt was bewildered on Thursday after President Donald Trump showed up at the Supreme Court to pay his respects to former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
As Trump appeared next to Ginsburg's casket, the crowd could be heard jeering the president.
"I don't know why he went," a confused Stirewalt said. "He didn't go to John Lewis' memoriam. He wasn't there for that stuff. And for good reason. Right? These people don't want him there. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's folks don't want him there. It's going to be an ugly scene."
"I guess, he's the president. He can go where ever he wants," the Fox News contributor added. "And he has security so that he can go do it. But you just wonder what the political calculation was here in going to a place where you know you will be received poorly, going to a place where you know the folks there don't want you to be."