Tucker Carlson: Vick ‘Should Have Been ‘Executed’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fox analyst Tucker Carlson says Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick “should have been executed” for his role in a dogfighting ring.

Carlson was guest hosting for Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel on Tuesday night when he made the remarks. He led a panel discussion about President Barack Obama commending the owner of the Eagles for giving Vick a second chance after his release from prison. Vick served 18 months in federal prison for running a dogfighting ring.

Carlson says, “Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did (it) in a heartless and cruel way.” He added, “I think personally he should have been executed for that.”

Carlson, a conservative commentator, is angry that Obama told Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie he believes people who have paid for their crimes should have the opportunity to contribute to society again.

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  1. Big Redd says:

    Michael Vick is an azz. I don’t believe he’s sorry for what he did. I believe he’s sorry for the way it all went down and he’s sorry that he got caught. He knew it was wrong, and he knew what was going on on his very own property. Giving him a second chance with his career is one thing (and i don’t think he deserved that) but to give him a second chance with a living, breathing, feeling creature that can’t defend itself against this monster is unquestionable. Organizations will do/say anything for a buck. How much did he have to “donate” to the ASPCA for them to publicly say they’re behind him? PLEASE. if his kids want pets, what’s wrong with gold fish? To give him another dog is only to give him a chance to make his next dog fighting ring bigger, better and more hidden than the last.

  2. Tina says:

    This makes me sick!! execution for dog fighting?? really?? No way do I agree with what Vick–or any other person involved in dog fights (cuz there are tons of them who aren’t famous and don’t get caught)—did but execution? Come on…yet Brett Favre gets a measly fine for inappropriate texts?? Seriously…and just how many NFL, or other sports for that matter, players are abusive to their families behind closed doors? Or are adulterers…no one ever cares about that!! Cruelty to animals is a horrible crime but ya know what—SO IS CRUELTY TO HUMANS!!!! Who is anyone to sit and judge anyone?? Is Carlson perfect?? I doubt it—just like none of us are!!! Yes I am an Eagles fan and yes I think Vick is an awesome QB and an asset to the team….I still don’t agree with what he did but ya know, he did his time so everyone needs to get the hell over it!!!!!

  3. SRESOLLLARU says:

    You people need to get a hobby. Obama did NOT call Lurie to “insert himself” into this situation, the purpose of the conversation was the Linc going “green” and becoming more energy efficient. Obama simply added that he thinks what the Eagles organization did for Vick was a good thing. Who are you people to pass judgement on someone else, and presume to know what is in their heart and soul and whether they are sorry or sorry they got caught? You will burn in Hell long before Michael Vick. “Judge not lest you be judged.” The president of the Humane Society is in full support of Michael Vick, he believes he is sincere and commends the work he is doing for animal rights. So who are YOU? GET A HOBBY AND GROW UP!

    Please Google “Humane Society Vick.”

  4. pyrofyter says:

    He should have never been left back into the NFL. That’s like rewarding him for his actions. He illegally ran/owned a dog fighting ring, made money off that and gets to play in the NFL? Come on Obama, telling hm it’s great to get a second chance….give Mr. Pete Rose one too then for a lesser crime. This country is going to hell in a hand basket.

  5. diz says:

    lets have another pity party for the poor little vick-tim. he got a slap on the wrist and makes millions, when the average joe wouldve done 10years for this crime.

  6. mike d says:

    the media is full of vick-o-phants. at least carlson goes against the grain. he killed dogs, hes not the victim.

  7. mike d says:

    go tucker! at least you have the guts to give your opinion. not like all the vick butt kissers in the media.

  8. Agnes Farrell-Mellor says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more Wendy. Vick is only sorry he got caught. What he and his friend did was unconscionable. Last week he made a comment during an interview that he wishes he could have a dog for his family. His family already has an animal, his name is Michael. Maybe they can try and teach him how to be a human being. What I feel sorry for is that people still hold the almighty dollar much higher then they do compassion, dignity and respect. That’s why the Eagles brought Vick to Philly for the money. As for Barrack perhaps he should try to keep his mouth shot about thing that don’t concern the nation….and Michael Vick does not!

    1. Alec says:

      Shut up Agnes & Wendy (whoever you are). Are you so gifted that you can look into a man’s soul and know if he’s sorry or not? You are the exact type of idiots that put innocent people behind bars only to have them cleared by DNA or something 2 years later. Stop judging people. You two are probably just as bad in a different aspect of your lives. Pet your cats, smoke your cigs, drink your coffee and get bakc to food network.

      Ps. Ed Rendell should have called this Tucker guy out, now is he a wussie?

  9. SRESOLLLARU says:

    You people need to get a hobby. Obama did NOT call Lurie to “insert himself” into this situation, the purpose of the conversation was the Linc going “green” and becoming more energy efficient. Obama simply added that he thinks what the Eagles organization did for Vick was a good thing. Who are you people to pass judgement on someone else, and presume to know what is in their heart and soul and whether they are sorry or sorry they got caught? You will burn in Hell long before Michael Vick. “Judge not lest you be judged.” The president of the Humane Society is in full support of Michael Vick, he believes he is sincere and commends the work he is doing for animal rights. So who are YOU? GET A HOBBY AND GROW UP!

    1. SRESOLLLARU says:

      PS if you don’t believe me about the president of the Humane Society… Google “Humane Society Vick.”

  10. tfred says:

    who is tucker carlson and who cares what he has to say. he should be incarcerated for his hideous comments. f him…

  11. "X" says:

    It’s unreal that we still have these racist imbiciles running around in 2010, with the aid of the equally racist enablers in Fox. Sad that we can’t get these cretons caught up.

  12. BookerT's Mom says:

    Yet another Obama blunder–our President should not have commented on such a hot-button issue for many.

  13. Donna says:

    I agree with Tucker Carlson’s comment. If Obama’s daughters were killed by someone, would Obama give the person who killed his daughter a second chance?

    1. Big Yom says:

      Oh my, Donna you are one distorted individual! Everyday abortion doctors walk in and out of the office, no penalty, no charges, they have kids of their own, and they commit a “legal” crime against humanity.

      Why don’t you shut up about these stupid dogs already.

  14. jaybone says:

    I don’t think Tucker is a exactly a raceist. I know he has gone on record against Candians and Canada in the past. So I don’t think skin color is his agenda. It must be all of the $ he has from being the heir to the Swanson Frozen Foods fortune, making him say stupid things

  15. sidara says:

    i dont think he should have been alowed to play football again. i dont think that anyone that was put in jail for a crime should be in the pubic eye. i think he is sorry he got cought. if he didnt he would still be doing it. i know alot of poor kids who dont grow up to dog fight.

  16. Trace says:

    This is indicative of someone who has his priorities distorted, while i agree the cruelty to the dogs was worthy of prison, to say Mike Vick should be executed is totally unacceptable. I wonder if Carson would feel this way if Vick were white? Also if Carson’s closet were opened, what we we find… get off of your high-horse… your “racism” is showing.

  17. mwekiwi says:

    Where is the similar outrage over Donte Stallworth, who killed someone while driving under the influence? He served only 30 days for taking someone’s life. 30 days? Are you kidding me? He is now back playing in the league without nearly the scrutiny or controversy as Vick. He made mistakes, but executed? He served nearly the max sentence allowed. Does he not deserve a second chance? Carlson’s outrage seems misplaced–sounds like he is ticked with Obama. Leave Vick out of the politcal rhetoric.

  18. James Wilmer says:

    He paid for his crime. In an argriculture society, it wouldn’t even be questioned unless the animal belonged to someone else. But even then he paid with millions lost.

  19. Alec says:

    Tucker is irresponsible with his comments. When was the last time an abortion doctor was charged with anything? Gimme a break. Vick paid his debt, leave him alone.

    Ps. Ed Rendell is ruining Pennsylvania, he is a criminal.

  20. Floyd Marshall Jr says:

    It’s easy to make a comment from a distance. If tucker feels that strongly about it, go pay Mike a visit and handle it face to face. Man up or shut up. The justice system gives mafia members a pass if they give up a bigger fish, no hue and outcry then. I don’t advocate violence against animals, I have a cat and a dog. But to say he should’ve been executed is extreme. how about executing Bernie madoff or the guys from Enron, they killed a lot more PEOPLE than Mike did dogs.

  21. john says:

    Tucker Carlson should be fired for inciting violence

  22. Tony says:

    It was so comforting to hear that our president took the time to call Laurie & pat him on the back for taking care of Vick. I guess Obama doesn’t have anything more important to do. Plus, there aren’t employers all over the United States giving second chances to x-cons who would love a phone call.

  23. susie says:

    tucker carlson u are a jerk how can you forgive and forget what brett favre has done and the rothenberger and they did this to humans but u just cant forget 2 black men obama and vick what does that say about u maybe u are a freak like the other 2 favre and rothenberger

  24. Al says:

    Take the spotlight off of Vick and see if he goes back to his old ways. The test of time will show if he has learned the lesson.

  25. Tweetie says:

    I agree with Tucker Carlson. What is the incentive for living an honest clean life while idiots everywhere are doing whatever they want until they get caught, then taking a slap on the hand, saying sorry, & having the red carpet rolled out for their comeback, welcomed with open arms??

    1. itz says:

      so jail time is a slap on the wrist? Vick wasn’t wlecomed until Andy Reid took a chance with the support of McNabb and the entire team. Vick was no happy camper. Besides, i thought prison time wasa suppose to be reflective and rehabilitating.. No?

  26. Mary says:

    How about when someone rapes and murders a child THEY SHOULD BE EXECUTED

  27. Zoe says:

    You have to love when people say “Get over it, he paid his dues!” Just keep in mind that most of those people are part of the drunken fraternity/ sorority crowd. Sex with someone who is not conscious is probably the norm. All convicts are welcome as long as they play well…the party keeps going!

  28. PMcF says:

    I love animals and detest animal cruelty. With that being said executing someone for killing an animal is a bit extreme… we don’t even execute most murders. I hate the whole dog fighting but unfortunalely it is considered a sport and was more than likely ok many yrs ago. I think Tucker Carlson is just an extremist… which by the way I also detest!

  29. Common man says:

    Yes because it’s alright to kill people, just as long as no animals are harmed while doing it! What a moron! (and no I don’t think it’s OK to be cruel to animals)

  30. nancy says:

    i agree with tucker.
    how many of the dogs got a second chance before he killed them so cruely?
    he should have been strung up
    the dogs ask for nothing and they also were living creatures with feelings

  31. Teresa says:

    I was watching Hannity last night and saw the discussion. It began as a question of why Obama is even inserting himself into this matter. Doesn’t he have more important things to focus on? Is he calling all the small business owners who are employing ex-cons? What he probably wanted to ask but couldn’t is: Would Obama have these strong feelings about Vick’s situation if Vick were white? Anyway, the discussion ended up evolving into one about the dog fighting activities. Carlson obviously has extreme views on this and is angry at the light sentence imposed on Vick (as should animal rights activists be angry).

  32. Linda D Bryant says:

    Is this fool related to GLENN BECK?

    Michael Vick served his time. He has shown remorse for his actions.

    GET OVER IT!!!!

    1. mar says:

      Absolutely right!!!!!

    2. Wendy Evans says:

      He most certainly has NOT shown remorse for his actions. He plays the poor me card when he goes to schools, he make certain the camera’s are following him and then says ” I didn’t know better” it’s because I grew up so poor. boo hoo hoo.

  33. Eric Frisbie aka Center City Christmas Cheer says:

    Tucker Carlson = Moron wth a bow tie

  34. itz says:

    Tucker Carlson’ bowtie is wrapped too tight around his brain. He, Carlson, is an insigficant wanna be talking head. Who cares what he has to say and why listen anyway.

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