Leftist Critic Slams Mike Rowe for Appearing on Tucker Carlson. He Responds
Though it's not really "hate mail." It's just a letter from a concerned fan who has allegedly been there from the beginning.
Mike, seriously, Dude, if you want to appear "impartial", you don't go on Tucker Carlson. Or, Hannity! Or any other seriously right, or left, wing show. I totally get that you think they are "furthering your cause", but they're not. All you are doing is pissing off people who would otherwise love you. I've been with you from the beginning, but this "cozying up to the right wing" stuff is getting increasingly hard to take. And that includes the Koch boys.
Instead of dropping this mic, Mike dropped the douche. Consider the script flipped.
Look, I get that you don’t like Fox, or Tucker, or Hannity, or Charles Koch. I’ve visited your page, and I can understand why you can only take so much of my “cozying up to the right.” What I don’t understand, is your sanctimony. Where were your words of encouragement when I appeared on MSNBC, Meet the Press, NPR, GMA, The Today Show, or Real Time with Bill Maher? Where were your positive comments when I had a weekly show on CNN for the better part of two years? When I appear on liberal platforms, as I often do, why do you never thank me for “cozying up to the Left?”
I welcome your criticism John, sincerely, as well as your advice, but please, spare me the whole, “I’ve been with you from the beginning” routine. If your contempt for Tucker exceeds your fondness for me, then you’re no friend of mine; you’re simply an enemy of Tucker’s.
Well, that gentleman can consider himself nuked.
This is the absurdity of tribalism. We wind up being less concerned about what a person is saying than we are with whom he's speaking. "Sure, Mike Rowe wants to give scholarships to people who want jobs, but he talked to someone whose opinion I hate. So nuts to his scholarships!"
Much of the time, when attacks like this happen, celebs can't apologize fast enough. Mikey ain't got no time for that. Which is why he's numero uno in our book.