Trouble In Paradise

Here is an interview of Daily Mail reporter Katie Hopkins by Tucker Carlson. Ms. Hopkins describes her recent trip to Sweden.

By the way, speaking of Sweden and Tucker Carlson, here’s John Derbyshire’s understanding of Donald Trump’s recent “last night in Sweden” remark that set off such a commotion:

It happened that Tucker Carlson over at Fox News, which the President is known to watch, had done a segment the evening before about crime among Muslim immigrants in Sweden. Plainly the President meant to say: “You look at what’s happening in Sweden, as I saw last night.” That sentence is syntactically more complex, though, so his mind fed his tongue something simpler.

It can happen to anybody. I’ve had embarrassing experiences, and so have you.

This sounds entirely plausible, I think. The “last night” part of the remark never really made sense to me.

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6 Comments

  1. Malcolm,

    In your response (Posted February 21, 2017 at 10:26 pm) to the OEM you said,

    “Regarding Sweden: there may not have been a spectacular terror event that night, but unless you get all your news from Rachel Maddow, you can be confident somebody was getting raped.”

    When I read your remark, I already knew about Carlson’s segment at Fox news (and I was confident that the OEM did too). I thought the OEM’s attack of Trump’s poorly worded reference was typical of his crass Leftist tactics. What I didn’t understand was why you didn’t call him out on it. It didn’t occur to me that you weren’t aware of Carlson’s segment!

    Posted March 7, 2017 at 2:50 am | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Hi Henry,

    No, I hadn’t heard about it — I rarely watch any TV. The whole thing makes sense now, and the disingenuousness of the reaction in the media, and on the left generally, does seem characteristically scurrilous.

    Posted March 7, 2017 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm,

    I don’t watch “regular” TV either. Just the occasional movie or sporting event.

    I saw excerpts of Carlson’s segment in an online video. I do admit to the occasional online browsing :)

    Posted March 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm | Permalink
  4. Whitewall says

    I wonder what the reaction will be when the fate of Swedish women today shows up in trendy liberal enclaves around America?

    Posted March 8, 2017 at 7:52 am | Permalink
  5. Slut shaming?

    Posted March 8, 2017 at 12:57 pm | Permalink
  6. Whitewall says

    Henry, I shoudda known! I have watched video of women in Germany who have been raped or groped by packs of “immigrant” men and would not report it to the police. They were so committed to their suicidal ideology that they “didn’t want to give the Right Wing any advantage! Conquest will be easy under these terms and not a horse, sword or shield will be needed.

    Posted March 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm | Permalink