What makes a bloviating douchebag pundit worse than they already are? How about one who flip flops and shrinks away from their opinion, after long consultation with PR folks: [portions from Huffington Post]
"This is what happens when you get too emotional," Carlson said. "I'm a dog lover, I've had dogs my whole life. I've had three of them. I love them and I know a lot about what Michael Vick did, what he admitted doing. And I'm not going to get into it on the show because it's too upsetting, but anyone who looks into how he mistreated these dogs- he personally tortured them- gets upset. I overspoke. I'm uncomfortable with the death penalty in any circumstance. Of course I don't think he should be executed, but I do think that what he did is truly appalling."
"A convicted child molester doesn't get to adopt kids," Carlson responded. He quickly added that he wasnt comparing Vick to a child molester, but wanted to point out that just because he worked with animal rights societies didn't mean that people couldn't be "disgusted" at his actions.
No, no- he was comparing child molesters to Vick. Nice. Just stop talking.
Of course, Sean Hannity then thanked Carlson for bringing attention to the show. Mission accomplished, Tuck.
4:09 mark in the video.