Snippy Fox News host Tucker Carlson rose to greater prominence last year as one of then-candidate Donald Trump’s most effective propaganda mouthpieces.
After Megan Kelly bolted for NBC News, Tucker was rewarded with Megyn’s prime Fox News time slot for his Tucker Carlson Tonight program. The format of Tucker’s show is simple: each show, he takes on an “extreme” liberal guest and debunks their “crazy” left-wing views. However, when Bill Nye was a guest recently, things didn’t go quite as planned for Tucker.
Science educator Nye, beloved from his 90’s children’s show Bill Nye the Science Guy, confronted Tucker Carlson over climate change. Like a good soldier, Tucker seems to always toe the company line, and currently presents himself as a climate change denier in the Donald Trump mode. Nye made short work of Tucker, telling him straight up that “Climate change denial is denial.” He added, “The evidence for climate change is overwhelming. So we’re looking for an explanation for why you guys are having so much trouble with this.”
Carlson attempted to present the current conservative line of reasoning that climate change is not man-made by saying, “I think most people are open to the idea of climate change. The core question, from what I can determine, is why the change?” He then tried to force Nye to concede that not all climate change is caused by humans by asking him to what “degree” it is man-made. Rebuked Nye, like an expert talking to a small child (as he did for years, also on TV), “So the word ‘degree’ is a word that you chose. But the speed that climate change is happening is caused by humans. Instead of happening on time scales of millions of years, or let’s say, 15,000 years, it’s happening on a time scale of decades. And now years.” Carlson later gave up in frustration, spouting, “So much of this you don’t know. You pretend that you know, but you don’t know, and you bully people who ask questions. I’m open-minded, you are not.” How much do you love Bill Nye for teaching this Fox host an important lesson? Watch below: