Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-MN, raised eyebrows by expressing support for one of Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s segments on Monday.
A federal crackdown on Big Tech may be in the offing thanks to a rare bipartisan consensus driven by completely different motives on each side: Republicans tend to accuse the internet giants of biased content moderation, while Democrats are more concerned with their sheer size and power.
Leftist dissident Glenn Greenwald highlighted how Omar — who once called Carlson a “racist fool” for his opposition to liberalized immigration policies — re-tweeted praise for the Friday segment, during which the Fox News host lauded Biden-appointed Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan for her aggressive stance toward Big Tech giants.
The good: Carlson praised multiple bipartisan efforts to smash Big Tech’s power, including Khan’s confirmation — which was supported by 21 Republicans — and the introduction of five bipartisan antitrust bills aimed at Silicon Valley giants.
The bad: However, Carlson criticized House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy — the host’s current establishment whipping boy — for his alleged coziness with “corporate clients” and his opposition to antitrust enforcement measures.