Tucker Carlson. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson says “Lock Him Up” is Fascist

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Where have I heard that phrase before? Hmm…

Cued up section of Chris Christie 2016 RNC speech – cleveland.com 7/19/2016
Mike Pence in Phoenix for Donald Trump – ABC15 Arizona 8/2/16
Jan Brewer Chants “Lock Her Up” At Trump Rally – Emily Daniels 8/4/2016

Crowd Chanting “Lock Her Up” at Trump Rally in Michigan – Growpo 8/20/16

Judge Jeanine: Time to shut it down and lock her up – Fox News 8/28/17
Michael Flynn 2016 RNC speech – Atlanta Journal-Constitution 12/1/17
AG Jeff Sessions repeats “Lock her up” chant – TIME 7/24/18
Cued up to section of President Trump Rally in Mesa AZ – ABC15 Arizona 8/19/18
Crowd Chants ‘Lock Her Up’ Manafort And Cohen Get Locked Up – IBTimes UK 8/23/18

It’s not just limited to Hillary Clinton.

Trump fans chant “lock her up!” about Feinstein – Clips 8 8/10/18

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He is right… sort of, but the hypocrisy is mind numbing coming from Tucker Carlson and Trump Fox News. It is totally fascist to just start locking people up without due process.

When I heard that mock trial from Chris Christie against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 RNC I was initially dumbfounded. My thoughts were something to the effect of if Trump wins this thing we’re going to be a Banana Republic. It caught on fast and fascist fever spread like the plague and is far too often celebrated amongst the Trump-right, until it’s turned against them of course.