Fox News host Tucker Carlson used his Friday monologue to poke fun at a new book to be released next week written by editors of New York Magazine heaping what he saw as outsized praise on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Calling it a “book-length suck-up” to the self-described democratic socialist, Carlson said he chose to address the new tome rather than take on “more serious” subjects such as the crackdown on “Freedom Convoy” protesters in Canada or looming war in Ukraine.
“It’s an amazing book. Let’s put it this way. It opens by comparing Ocasio-Cortez to Jesus and then it suggests that because she once got second place in a high school science competition, she could have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. It is a remarkable piece of journalism,” he said.
Carlson was referencing the tome, “Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC,” which is set for release next week, describing it as “a book-length suck-up” to ‘AOC.’
“Now, a hagiography of Sandy Cortez is like a box of Fig Newtons. You know it’s wrong to open it, but the temptation is strong, and so we did. And before we knew it, we consumed the whole thing. We still feel sick. So that is what we’re opening with tonight, the new Sandy Cortez book,” Carlson continued.
“Yes, it’s a lighter topic than tyranny in Canada or war in Ukraine. Our only excuse is it’s Friday and we’ve got limited self-control of stuff like this. It’s an amazing book. Let’s put it this way. It opens by comparing Ocasio-Cortez to Jesus and then it suggests that because she once got second place in a high school science competition, she could have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. It is a remarkable piece of journalism,” he said.
Here is more of his monologue:
Here’s a section in which the fangirls at New York Magazine let us know why they wrote this book in the first place. There are a lot of politicians they could have fawned over. They picked Sandy Cortez because she’s a lady.
BOOK PASSAGE: To say she is a feminist is to understate the facts. Ocasio-Cortez is the first politician in history to live fully out loud while female, and the degradations of womanhood are personal to her.
So she’s not just the first woman to represent her congressional district in the state of New York. She’s the first woman in human history to get elected to something and then “live fully out loud while female.” What exactly does that mean? Is it a trans thing? Honestly, we don’t know. She’s definitely loud. But we did understand the next line: “The degradations of womanhood are personal to her.” Well, that’s certainly true. No one has done more personally to degrade American womanhood than Sandy Cortez has. She is living proof that 60 years of feminist liberation did not work. Sandy Cortez has not empowered. She’s neurotic and silly. She is far more frivolous than any 1950s housewife ever was. June Cleaver was a more serious person. At least she made dinner. Here’s what Sandy Cortez does. She puts on makeup while talking about herself.
Carlson then played an excerpt of Cortez taking a video of herself while putting on makeup and complaining that she is not taken seriously in Congress.
“They don’t take me seriously when I put on eyeshadow. People are calling me unintelligent just because I’m dumb. It’s pretty funny, but the funniest of all was hearing Sandy Cortez described herself as a ‘woman of color,’” Carlson continued. “She often does. No one ever dares to challenge that description, but every honest person knows it is hilariously absurd.”