Tucker Carlson calls out NBC’s Lester Holt for disgraceful comments

Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out NBC News anchor Lester Holt’s comments about the fairness of journalists on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” Thursday, the outlet reported.

Carlson blasted Holt Thursday saying that the NBC anchor’s comments were “grotesque” after Holt said that “fairness” in journalism was “overrated.” 

“Fairness is never overrated,” Carlson said. “If you don’t strive to be fair, you are certain to commit moral atrocities, but again, not just true for network newsreaders.” 

Holt’s comments came Tuesday during an acceptance speech after receiving the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism., according to the National Review

“I think it’s become clearer that fairness is overrated,” Holt said. “Before you run off and tweet that headline, let me explain a bit. The idea that we should always give two sides equal weight and merit does not reflect the world we find ourselves in. That the sun sets in the west is a fact. Any contrary view does not deserve our time or attention.”

Holt added, “Decisions to not give unsupported arguments equal time are not a dereliction of journalistic responsibility or some kind of agenda, in fact, it’s just the opposite.”

Carlson didn’t pull any punches when assessing Holt’s statement, asking rhetorically, “By the way, when did newsreaders become philosophers? I think Lester Holt seems like a perfectly nice guy, but you don’t turn to Lester Holt for deepthink. 

“The truth is, he’s saying that we know what we know, and we shouldn’t question it, when in fact the reality of life suggests that’s completely wrong.”

Not all other journalists objected to Holt’s comments though. According to Fox’s report, CNN’s John Harwood and Brian Stelter both heaped praise on their NBC counterpart, seeming to cast their votes in favor of journalist-countrolled un-fairness in media. 

 
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75 Responses

  1. The white House has fallen, no leadership there to be found, Invaders at our southern border, ridden with unchecked viruses, invasion of illegals still not being stopped. What real effect will this have on our Country, Senate and House want to spend and tax, yet, what will this really change? Where is all this division heading? Why is it being allowed to be happen? Country needs leadership now, to resolve these real issues, is it no where to be found? Elected leaders have left the field of battle. Who will step up and confront the challenges? Contact your officials and let your voice be heard today. Every one has equal say, not just partisan politicians. Some time a call to battle must be heard in between elections, call Washington today and let your voice be heard.

  2. CNN=communist news network, ABC=another broadcast communist organization, CBS-communist broadcasting system.

  3. MY Opinion the AWARD WAS ALWAYS A PRESTIGE’S AWARD. Lester Holt is a story teller the award is no longer what it stands for was honesty and truthfulness integrity. HOLT does not fit in that category………………..thank you

  4. What happened to journalism it’s not opinionated it’s journalism and no one including Lester Holt is providing fair journalism everything has a slant to it
    now if we don’t except it were canceled way to go America this has to stop

  5. Gone are the days of true journalist’s. News casters. Anytime a news caster, journalist or whatever you care to call them, thinks they should be the arbiter of worthy news. Or make a decision as to what we SHOULD hear….then WE aren’t getting the news…we’re getting an opinion! News used to be, basically, here’s what happened. Here’s what we know [factual evidence]. Here’s where it happened. There are no journalists left. There are only opinionated blowhards intent on pushing THEIR agenda! The division we are suffering is politically driven and pushed. These same forces are the ones telling us we “must come together as one..” again. While driving the wedge deeper! Walter Cronkite. Chet Huntley and David Brinkley and others who are gone from us, took with them, the true art of sharing the NEWS!

  6. LESTER HOLT IS A LIAR AND I HAVE SAID THAT FOR YEARS. HE CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO TELL THE TRUTH EVER. IN REPORTING NEWS EVENTS HE WILL ONLY REPORT ONE SIDE, HIS SIDE. HE DID NOT DESERVE THE EDWARD R MORROW AWARD BUT THE LEFT IS RUNNING THE SHOW AND THEY NOW NOTHING ABOUT HONESTY AND FAIRNESS IN NEWS REPORTING.

  7. I agree. But he should have said” Say the truth, not what your boss wants you to say instead.”

    1. Yes, Tucker you hit the nail on the head!!! You and Juan Williams must have gotten together to rig that answer up. Both of you are wrong—exposing lies when you know it. Both of you should renounce your journalism vows and move on. American will never accept your news anymore. We want fair and honest, which we will not get from either of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Wow……..Holt Sig Hiel……raise that hand up…..
    Slap those heels together…..Hitler would be proud. One view, one opinion……mine!!!!!
    You sick fool….you like being a slave to the nazi gestapo dems…..well your there, quit dragging others down to your sick level

    Welcome to Biden concentration camp
    Sig Hiel

  9. All of you are so right! Tucker Carlson is spot on! And God will not let America go to the communist rules because God is written in our Constitution. The MSM is only reporting what they are TOLD to report by their communist bosses. Walter Conkrite and Patrick Swayzee are probably rolling over in their graves.

  10. Holt is just making ecuses for left wing media bias. He is as guilty as most of a liberal slant to his newscasts. Just because they refuse to report the other side does not mean it doesn’t exist or is wrong. The facts should be reported without bias as much as possible, that is what they are suppose to be doing.

  11. Everyone of the above is RIGHT!!! Tucker Carlson hit the nail on the head!! All of the above, “Elders” …I am 96 …I NEVER thought I would see the day when our America would change! YES, it is changing into a third world country. Those that have come here from other countries to “get away” are trying to change our country into just what they left behind… If that is what they want…just return…Of course, we also have those who are never satisfied and feel the opposition will do better for them…WHAT HAVE WE BEEN FIGHTING FOR?? OUR FREEDOMS…OF SPEECH…TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE…DO YOU WANT A GOVERNMENT THAT WILL WANT TO KNOW YOUR EVERY MOVE…YOUR EVERY THOUGHT…YOUR EVERY DESIRE?? KEEP CENSORED YOUR EVERY MOVE?…That is the program designed by this government…to stifle you as a “person”…Dear Lord, Forgive them for they know not what they do!!

  12. Im with Tucker, he may be a thorn in the sides of these ininformed like Holt. I make it a point to never watch Holt. I can get good true info from Tucker, Ingraham & Breem

    1. WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND IS WE’RE LIVING IN A TIME. MOSTLY IN THE LAST DAYS. IF YOU’RE NOT A TRUE CHRISTIAN YOU WILL NOT EXCAPE THE FIRE. CHRIST IS COMING BACK. VERY VERY SOON.
      HE CURRENTLY IS WATCHING ALL THIS FROM. SOUTHERN CA. HE’S A RETIRED GROCERY DELIVERY MAN. (GOD’S DOMAIN) HIS ACTUAL BIRTH WAS IN 1945. FIRST SON OF FIVE. FIRST OF IDENTICAL TWINS. BORN SPOTTED AS IN SCRIPTURES. HAS AN I.Q OF TOP 3 % OF WORLD POPULATION. DYSLEXIC. HATED SCHOOL. WAS BOARD WITH HIS LIFE.
      SERVED IN U.S. ARMY. BEGGED THE HOLY FATHER TO KILL HIM. IN A CHURCH PRAYER. BECAUSE HE WAS TIRED AND WANTED TO COME HOME. INSTEAD HE WAS ANOINTED WITH A SEAL (BLUE.BLOOD VAINS ON A FINGER ON LEFT HAND. WITNESSED HOLY GHOST COMING DOWN FROM HEAVEN.(AS THE SUN COMETH FROM THE EAST AND GO’S WEST SO SHALL I ) FIRST DEATH WAS AT AGE 33. (THAT’S YOUR CARNAL DEATH ) HE’S HAD AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE. DRINKS FROM HIS OWN FOUNTAIN. DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL BE RECOGNIZED OR BY WHOM. BUT THIS WILL HAPPEN.

  13. All the comments are on the money about all the so called fake News Journalist, they sit there and read the bull crap from the Demorat Polititans in an effort to fimish destroying this Great Country. Very soon GOD is coming back and give them the Rewards they have earned, There is plenty room in HELL for them and the Devel is holding the gates open for them to enter. GOD is not going to let these communists destroy the Great Country that he has given us. Pray on the time is very short to the end, and GOD is still in control.

  14. Thank you Tucker Carlson for once again showing the left being the biggest liars ever. Lester Holt should get the liar for hire award and if you say it enough times people will start to believe it. Holt, NBC and the MSM are in the tank for the democrats and communism.

  15. These liberal news people don’t care about our country just their own little agenda (deep state). The liberals better start standing up against these bad so called news people and journalists. For the sake of America.

  16. I have never heard of Lester Who??? until I read one of the above comments.
    I am 90 years old and a product of THE GREATEST GENERATION. I weep for this great nation and for all of our young men and women who have died, been wounded or MIA in the name of freedom. What has happened to us? Why did they all have to perish? What have wars achieve. And if so many of our citizens hate us? Could they do and say some the abominations they spout in another country? I think not! As the old saying goes, “If you don’t like it here, get the hell out!” Go somewhere else and try to change them to make you happy! In fact, be my guest, I’ll even pay your fare.
    Look at the horde of illegal disease-ridden immigrants who are coming by the thousands to enter our country (than you very much, Joe Biden). God will never forgive you and your evil party members for what you are doing to this great nation. You are trying to undo what thousands of Americans before us have tried to preserve. I hope that with the millions of our people who stand up against you, we will prevail………………..

  17. Holt sounds like a Lieing Democrats because that’s all the can do is Lie. They can t tell Americans the truth that’s against there agenda’s how do you think they won the election.

    1. I think the MSM is brainwashed &/or mind controlled by the democratic radicals & communists. They only report what they are told to report. There are people out there “asleep” constantly, only hearing or watching them. A rude “wakeup call” will happen before too long.

  18. His comment shows just how unintelligent Holt is. Yes, the sun does rise in the east and sets in the west – THAT’S a fact! To infer that the slanted opinions and delusions of the left are fact is just idiotic. Holt attempts to label the faulty liberal ideology as infallible but it falls apart so easily with the slightest scrutiny, which of course the left avoids at all costs!

  19. There is a book “Slanted Journalism” by Sheyl Attkisson that clearly mark the end of “Objective Factual Reporting. The author shows the time line in which fact and opinion morphed into simply opinion. She has given presentations on her books and detailed evidence to support her works. I am sad to say I believe every word she has written.

  20. Lester Holt should be FIRED!!!! What a disgrace. Long for the days of honest unbaised reporting of the news.

  21. Tucker, as usual, is spot-on! Ol’ Lester should seriously re-think his views on reporting the news, & keep his communistic opinions to himself! Maybe that’s why no one with a brain watches NBC & the alumni of the Joseph Goebbels School of Broadcasting & Propaganda!

  22. Tucker is one of the few real and professional
    “ commentator” that we admire and respect!!!!

    All the rest, the CNN, MSNBS, etc are nothing but a bunch of marxists/ communists who have only one goal : destroying of America!!!!!

  23. I am 82 years of age. This country is no longer the country I was raised in, raised my children in and am seeing my grandchildren and great grandchildren raised in. It is no longer the country I love. The younger generations have been taught not only what is evil, it is insanity. I am ashamed to have to live here. Now we have children from other countries thrown over fences and people jamming themselves over the border for what? Someone please tell them that they are going from the frying pan into the fire. There is no place left to find goodness, prosperity and kindness.

    1. Well said and points well taken, Grandmom. I am 78 and have to agree with your comment. My sons are responsible gentlemanly adults–fortunately their kids are beginning to realize it.

    2. Exactly correct, Sir !!!!!!

      A lot of us feel the same way you do!!!
      We came as political refugees from a former communist country , along with our 2 young kids!!

      We thought that we will never have to go through all the madness, corruption, censorship, restrictions, government control of our lives like we left behind !
      We were hoping that our kids will grow up as free
      citizens and will never forget where they came from !!

      Never ever imagined that we will have to experience again all the craziness , control, restrictions and frustrations that we left behind !!!

      What’s going on here since Nov 2020, is exactly the same system that is being practiced in any totalitarian communist country, almost a dictatorship !!!

      We are frightened, disappointed, and are still wondering is this still “ the land of the free and home of the brave “?????

      Doesn’t feel like it !!!!!!

  24. Main stream so-called newscasters today are nothing but egotistical liars looking for their 15 minutes of fame. They are all Jim Acosta types making a$$es of themselves expecting we, the American public to believe their BS. The glory days of real news people like Walter Cronkite are long gone.

    1. It’s way deeper then that, MSM is one of the communists top 5 tools to over take America’s culture and government. Misinformation , censor ship are key to the poisoning of America. Communism 101 !

      1. I agree Danny, but there’s also an evil factor involved too. People have been waking up to the “spiritual warfare” going on globally. It’s a war between patriots & traitors. We need to remember who is really in charge of this world; pray like we’ve never prayed before!!!

    1. Both sides should be reported, that give the public the right to make their own answers. Reporters have gone off the wagon for years now only reporting what they think is right!

        1. Most of the democratic’s rantings, ravings and communist ideas do not deserve to see the light of day or to be heard. The communist run main stream media seems to believe that any scatter brained, looney leftist idea bashing Freedom of thought, speech and the USA should be trumpeted from the roof tops. On the other hand the msm is bashing Christians, Jews, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, the USA and most of her fine people. In fact the only people main stream media seem to value are insurrectionist like antifa-blm both communist gangs, democrats, atheists, satanic cults, communist, those who hate the USA and her love of Freedom of Speech, Thought, the Bill of Rights and her Constitution. God knows the democrats want to destroy the Constitution, her Bill of Rights and the USA itself.

          1. Linda I agree with you 100% !! And as far as I know Tucker has NEVER TOLD A LIE but that is all the left does — LIE AFTER LIE …!!

        1. If I was FCC that person would get a fine and also, told do it again I will pull your license

      1. Mary, as a student (I was enrolled in a WDC University Journalism Degree program), I was told and tested on how to “write” what we wanted to be considered “truth” in reporting. It was actually HOW to write OUR opinions as TRUTH…Much of journalism IS opinion based on situations that happen in life. Just like someone’s opinion of the color red can range anywhere from pink to burgundy – the “eye” of the beholder is what has to be taken into consideration. Measuring “truth” against ALL other views on a subject can probably give us a more realistic view. Afterall there IS “fire-engine” red; “wine” red (there are 32 basic “red” of wine and perhaps “hundreds actually”; “ginger” red; “honey red”; “cherry red”; “scarlet red”; “blood red”; “crimson red”; “ruby red”; “jam red”, etc, etc, etc. Journalism is the same – depending on, I believe, where they received their ‘education” and what “bent” the professors/school has on the word “TRUTH AND ACCURACY”…take all “news” as a story until YOU can verify it…with many sources…of many “bends:…

        1. Cath, agree that what’s being taught today is a reverse of what I was taught as a journalism minor in a small Ag U in the 1960’s. Back then we were taught to make the first paragraph say everything the reader would need to know if they wanted to keep reading; i.e., who, what, when, where and, if needed, how. Nothing more, nothing less. Following paragraphs were to expand on each, but opinions were to be on the editorial page, no where else. Too bad the journalism schools have deteriorated into left-wing propaganda teaching machines,

        2. Shows by the stupidity of people like Lester Holt. I wouldn’t believe him if it was raining outside and he said there’s a 95% chance of rain.
          He’s a liberal scum bag, who wouldn’t know the truth even if it hit him on his head.
          When I listen to news, I can think and form my own opinions.
          All I expect out of a talking head is the truth! I found opinions are just like a$$h0#3$, everyone has one. I don’t need an opinion, I want the facts or STFU!
          That’s why news ratings are so low from the MSM.

      2. Much not be much of an award if they gave it to someone who thinks it’s his job to tell others how they should think

      3. I wonder if Holt every gave any thought to why the country is in the mess it is in. It’s quite possible the reason is because the, so called journalists aren’t presenting an unbiased or accurate report of the facts. Most of the time they don’t even know the facts. People might know more accurate information if they didn’t report at all.

    2. Absolutely! What is overrated are the criteria for these once significant awards that have degenerated to something else.

    3. Good for Tucker….I’m with Tucker Carlso it should be two sides not just liberals side

    4. Everyone with half a brain knows CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS etc. Have not reported any honest news Since Comrade Obama first ran for office. They spew Left wing propaganda the my dog uses the yard. None of them have any credibility as news reporters. Communist cheerleaders yes.

      1. Hey Anonymous – that has been so since I remember – – from the 1950s – Even Walter C. viewed “news” from HIS prospective…because people “LIKED” him – he became a hero – not because of WHAT he said but HOW he said it…he infused his opinions in his “reporting” too…it IS human nature to report from one’s point of view and stance…

        1. Cathy no one is saying you can’t have an opinion. I know what absence of Malice is also. However, when you know something is untrue you can either stop saying it and shut your mouth or, you may apologize for reporting it as FACT!! But if you keep on and on or try to blame others or tell them they really were mistaken as to what you meant. Well I sure as hell wouldn’t be giving you an award. And I get sick and tired of people abusing our rights. And the “BURNING OF OUR FLAG” is not free speech; it is a desecration of OLD GLORY and Of the People who died DEFENDING YOUR RIGHTS.

    5. I want to hear both sides or nothing at all. Fox tells it like it is and how it should be. The other major networks are as much liberal as are most of those that are now our lawmakers. I don’t believe anything that comes out of CNN, CBS or ABC. The major networks cause many of the problems that we now face today.

    6. I have always been a huge fan of Holt, to say that I am shocked at this statement is an understatement. Another loss in the war that has been waged on conservatives and the Right. Honestly, I don’t miss any of those that no longer have a place in my life and I do not miss Delta, American, Coca Cola, etc.

    7. So Lester Holt received the Edward R Murrow award, so now it means nothing, giving such an award to such a negative newsman. So sad that now that award is worthless!! Who would even want it??

    8. That’s why I have stop watching NBC CBS CNN MSNBC ! I watch Newsmax you get unbiased reporting!

      1. I remember “Hannity and Comes” a long time ago when Hannity debated with a staunch Democrat, Colmes.
        Each had his own opinion and the audience was left to draw their own conclusions.
        That format was Fair and Balanced and quite Informative!

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