One member of the European Union is threatening sanctions or a travel ban on Tucker Carlson for interviewing Vladimir Putin. Others in the west are also floating the idea of various punishments and censorship of Carlson.
I’m certainly no fan of Putin, who is a liar, murderer, thug and war criminal. But doesn’t it make sense, if we’re going to spend untold billions funding a proxy war against him, to at least listen to what he says, if for no other reason than to figure out how his twisted mind works and use that against him?
This is why we have free speech (what’s left of it) and journalists (what few there still are): to give us objective information that we can then weigh and assess for ourselves. I’d much rather listen to a lying tyrant and know exactly what we’re dealing with than let some self-appointed government censor keep us all in the dark “for our own good.”
By the way, that link also includes photos of a number of prominent Democrat political leaders meeting with Vladimir Putin. And does anyone remember Barbara Walters being sanctioned because she did an interview with Fidel Castro? I hate to break this to today’s young Democrats, but he was also a lying, murderous tyrant.