Courtesy of Newsweek:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson railed against the metric system of measurement in his show on Wednesday night, describing it as “inelegant” and “creepy.” James Panero, a cultural critic and executive editor of The New Criterion, joined Carlson for the segment.
Panero recently wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal attacking the metric system with its meters and kilograms and urging America to stick to its customary system of measurement, which resembles the old British Imperial system.
“Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny—the metric system,” Carlson said. “From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Lusaka to London, the people of the world have been forced to measure their environment in millimeters and kilograms. “The United States is the only major country that has resisted, but we have no reason to be ashamed for using feet and pounds.”
Panero called the metric system “the original system of global revolution and new world orders.”
Carlson replied: “God bless you, and that’s exactly what it is. Esperanto died, but the metric system continues, this weird, utopian, inelegant, creepy system that we alone have resisted.”
I am not going to lie, when I first saw a clip of this I thought “Well that must be fake, or a parody, or some kind of Fox news trap for liberals.”
But nope, it turns out it was absolutely serious.
Keep in mind that there is a segment of the population who ONLY get their news from Fox News and believe every ridiculous thing said on the various programs.