CNN host Brianna Keilar has become famous for her in-depth takedowns of the fallacies rampant in right-wing media.
Whether she's debunking conservative hysteria on voter fraud, former President Donald Trump's 2020 election lies, or disinformation about the virus that's killed over 600 thousand Americans, Keilar is detailed in her fact-checks and unsparing in her rebukes.
Such was the case when Keilar set her sights on far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who sparked controversy yet again for slamming Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley as "stupid" and "a pig" for his viral opposition to Republican hysteria over Critical Race Theory.
Keilar was having none of it.
'He is white rage': Keilar calls out Tucker Carlson youtu.be
Keilar pointed out that, while General Milley isn't above criticism, Carlson's attacks on Milley—as well as his disparagements of the Military as overly-sensitive—come without the Fox host ever actually having served.
But never fear, Keilar did highlight some of Carlson's most distinguished accomplishments:
"Tucker Carlson didn't serve. His biggest achievement is having nine lives in the world of cable news, making a bow tie famous and getting away with promoting conspiracy theories, night after night after night."
Keilar was alluding to Carlson's numerous jobs before becoming host of his nightly disinformation vehicle. Carlson worked on CNN as a co-host of Crossfire (where he was famously roasted by comedian Jon Stewart), before the network didn't renew his contract in 2005. Until 2008, Carlson was a host on MSNBC, but his show was canceled after low ratings.
Keilar also ridiculed Carlson's incredulity at "white rage," a term Milley used in his answer.
Playing footage of Carlson warning the U.S. would become like Rwanda, the CNN host said:
"That isn't just a dog whistle. It's a white-whistle. He pretends white rage doesn't exist. He is white rage. Don't sell yourself short, pal."
People hailed her criticisms of the far-right Fox host.
Gotta LOVE @brikeilarcnn She nails it every time!! 😉 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/1bV5qOtn0I— RoseFromPhila 🍸👠🕶 (@RoseFromPhila 🍸👠🕶) 1624626603.0
YESSS! I love her. She's real & speaks the truth. Wish she had the morning show by herself. @brikeilarcnn https://t.co/kdFjRCLoKH— Janice (@Janice) 1624701948.0
Go, Brianna! Scorch that ass! https://t.co/Eup1mssE8F— Jeffrey Ritchey 🇺🇲🏳️🌈 (@Jeffrey Ritchey 🇺🇲🏳️🌈) 1624639620.0
Meanwhile, Carlson is still facing criticism for his attack on Milley.
Tucker Carlson called General Milley a stupid pig, but do go on about how kneeling is disrespectful to the troops.— VoteVets (@VoteVets) 1624626727.0
Gen. Milley is only 10yrs older than Carlson but has held every rank in combat, was awarded 16 medals for bravery, has 2 advanced degrees, including an MA from the War College. Carlson trying to diminish his service because Milley wants the military to address racism is vile. pic.twitter.com/LySA5Rjqqd
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) June 25, 2021
Sorry, but this is just such an unbelievably horrible way to treat our military... https://t.co/eZGxXenf4C— Morgan Fairchild (@Morgan Fairchild) 1624589630.0
Carlson's frequent unhinged remarks have led to pressure on his advertisers to revoke their support.