Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson has mocked the now infamous CIA recruiting video of an officer with the agency describing himself as an “ intersectional cisgender millennial with generalized anxiety disorder. ”
“ There’s really nothing we can do to prepare you for the experience of seeing it, ” Carlson said of the video, which went viral this weekend and assured viewers that the clip is “ completely real. ”
In the video, the unnamed CIA officer, 36, tells viewers that she is’ impudent me ‘, adding that she used to suffer from’ impostor syndrome ‘but now refuses to’ internalize misguided patriarchal ideas about what a woman can or should be.
“I am intersectional, but my existence is not an exercise to check boxes,” says the woman. “I’m proud of me, vol.”
Carlson pulled in the video in his opening monologue on Tuesday and joked: “At Joe Biden’s CIA, the spies mostly talk about themselves.”
Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson has mocked the now infamous CIA recruiting video of an officer with the agency describing himself as an ‘intersectional cisgender millennial’
The CIA headquarters can be seen in Langley, Virginia. The spy agency was criticized for the ‘awakened’ video of an officer praising her intersectionality
She told us she did is intersectional, but that “my existence is not a box-checking exercise”. Well, of course it isn’t. Check box – come on! Just a cisgender millennial with an emotional disability. Not a semblance of box checking there, ”Carlson said.
‘That sounds like pure meritocracy. If by meritocracy you mean narcissism is the highest achievement, ”he added.
‘You could imagine what the [CIA] job interviews should be like. “Tell me about yourself, and please never stop,” Carlson joked.
Carlson joked about the video for several minutes before inviting journalist Glenn Greenwald, a longtime critic of the American intelligence community, to provide a more down-to-earth analysis.
“Some of it, the most superficial, is clearly that it’s just a branding exercise,” Greenwald said of the CIA video. “They bathe in the rainbow flag and you forget all the coups and murders they commit.”
It also shows that the leftist cultural ideology is the dominant ideology. That’s why they rely on that as their brand, ‘he added.
“But there is something more essential … the people at the CIA, this is really their ideology. It is the ideology of the Democratic Party. It’s not a radical ideology, it’s the ideology of power, ”Greenwald continued.
“It is the ideology of the ruling class, even though leftists believe it is the ideology of liberation,” he added. “Wokeness, this ideology, is not about undermining centers of power – they never talk about centers of power: the CIA, Big Tech monopolies, hedge fund managers,” he said.
‘It’s about pitting citizens against each other – that person is bad, this person is bad. It strengthens these ruling class centers, ”Greenwald added.
The CIA officer tells viewers that she is ‘impudent me’, adding that she suffers from ‘impostor syndrome’ but now refuses to ‘internalize misguided patriarchal ideas about what a woman can or should be’
The clip was shared on Twitter on April 28 in a post saying, ‘I’m unapologetically myself. I want you to be unapologetically yourself, whoever you are ‘
The CIA clip has also sparked a fierce reaction online, with social media users labeling it as ‘awake’. Another said, “The world is making fun of us.”
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “China and Russia will love this.”
Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright tweeted, ‘The CIA has always been about a mission to the country. (I speak from experience).
Now it’s about demanding – and obtaining – housing to mend an emotional wound or advance a personal agenda. America is less safe with this new CIA, and more dangerous politically. ‘
Another Twitter user compared it to a Saturday Night Live skit.
Greenwald, part of a Pulitzer-winning team for reports of government surveillance programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden, tweeted: “ Many people who don’t pay attention to the CIA and the security state seem to think this CIA video is the first times. they have promoted, supported and embraced an awakened ideology.
‘They’ve been doing it for years. I wrote about it back in 2015. ‘
The clip was shared on Twitter on April 28 in a post saying, ‘I’m unapologetically myself. I want you to be unapologetically yourself, whoever you are.
Whether you work at #CIA or anywhere in the world. Control your space. Mija, you are worth it. ‘
But the clip has provoked a fierce response online, with users labeling it as ‘awake’. Another said, “The world is making fun of us.” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted: ‘China and Russia will love this’
The officer tells viewers, “I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise. I am a walking statement, a woman whose declension does not come up at the end of her sentences, suggesting that a question has been asked. ‘
The clip does not detail the qualifications required to work in the CIA or what the role entails.
She adds: ‘I am a woman of color. I am a mother. I am a cisgender millennial who has been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. ‘
On the TV show Homeland, Officer Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, tries to hide her bipolar disorder from the CIA for fear of losing her security clearance.
One Twitter user noted, “ I hope the CIA will actually hire failing brain millennials with debilitating fear, like in the ad. that would be hilarious.
“Sam Fisher is imprisoned and tortured for hyperventilating the analyst working on his mission for being tweeted.”
Matt Taibbi added, “The most telling thing about this video is that it speaks to the CIA’s assessment of who would be interested in working for them. Obviously, they think they have an appeal to wake up millennials – and they’re probably right. ‘
Commentator Liz Wheeler said, “Watch this insane CIA recruiting video and tell me the CIA is not an awake swamp creature … able and willing to use their power to target their political opponents: conservatives.”
The clip begins with the agent – filmed in slow motion – walking to the camera and telling that he is a 17-year-old college student.
She says, “I can change a diaper in one hand and comfort a crying toddler with the other.
“I earned my way in and I earned my way up the ranks.
“I’m tired of feeling like I have to apologize for the space I’m occupying.”
Journalist Rania Khaled said, “I remember warning about this danger 7 years ago and getting smeared by tumblr types.”
Michael Treacy added, “I don’t know if the CIA invented / funded / distributed the Woke Ideology, but let’s just say it would make perfect sense.”
Assistant Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Asheesh Kapur Siddique said, ‘I’m looking forward to the next video from @ cia explaining how’ enhanced interrogation ‘is actually super awake.’