The recent revelation of Hunter Biden’s plea deal with federal prosecutors, where he would plead guilty to tax fraud and admit to a gun charge for lying on a government form, has raised eyebrows and sparked outrage among conservatives. Tucker Carlson was quick to address the issue, releasing an episode of Tucker on Twitter to express his thoughts on the sweetheart deal. He characterized the situation as a complete inversion of virtue.
Drawing a comparison to former President Donald Trump, Carlson highlighted the stark contrast in treatment between the two. While Trump faced a pre-dawn raid by the Justice Department, Hunter Biden has repeatedly been shielded from consequences and now appears to be given a clean slate. Carlson called the Justice Department’s handling of Hunter Biden a secular miracle, where a lifetime of sins was seemingly washed away in an instant.
One glaring omission from the charges against Hunter Biden, according to Carlson, is the failure to address his alleged status as a foreign agent. Despite evidence of his dealings with foreign entities and the FBI’s awareness of it, Hunter Biden has not been charged with any violations. Carlson questioned the lack of action regarding Hunter’s infamous laptop, which contains evidence of his foreign dealings. He insinuated that Hunter would never face charges for those crimes, suggesting that his privileged status and good genes may be protecting him.
Carlson argued that there is a clear double standard when it comes to those in power and their children. The children of the elite are seemingly immune to penalties, while the average person faces severe consequences for similar offenses. He cautioned against cheating on taxes or violating federal gun laws, emphasizing that the rules apply to everyone except the privileged few.
In Carlson’s view, there has been a complete inversion of virtue in society, with once-admired qualities such as achievement, intelligence, honesty, self-control, and humility now being derided or labeled as racist. He lamented the loss of these virtues and expressed concern over the worship of qualities that were once considered contemptible and repulsive. Carlson framed the Biden administration’s approach as a departure from traditional values and principles, signaling a shift in societal norms.