Liberal “news” outlets have been trying to take Tucker Carlson down for what feels like forever. They’re desperately trying to paint him as a rabid misogynist who hates everyone.
I met Tucker Carlson a few years ago. I interned at the Daily Caller, and he came into the office and introduced himself to every single intern. He’s an extremely busy guy, but he took time out of his day to call us into the conference room and give us career advice. I remember one of the most wonderfully weird things he told us: “Take on way more than you can handle.” Why? Because you’ll figure it out in the end and be happy you did. Heck, he clearly lives his life that way. Look at him go.
He seemed just like he seems on TV. He didn’t act any different. He was friendly and joke-y, and it was a pleasure meeting him. It’s always scary to meet people like that. You never know if they’re actually total jerks IRL.
ANYWAY. Libs are trying to take him down. BuzzFeed gave it a go last month, and this month Media Matters went for it. They tried to dig up controversial quotes that Carlson made over a decade ago. Carlson hit back in a glorious way.
“For now, just two points to leave you with. First, FOX News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day. Toughness is a rare quality in a TV network, and we are grateful for that. Second, we’ve always apologized when we’re wrong, and will continue to do that. That’s what decent people do. They apologize. But we will never bow to the mob. Ever. No matter what.”
Never. No matter what.
Hey– speaking of “controversial” statements and opinions, why hasn’t Media Matters attacked their own president, who wrote blog posts about “trannies”?
Carusone posted a lengthy diatribe in November 2005 about a Bangladeshi man who was robbed by “a gang of transvestites,” as Carusone described it. Carusone was offended that the gang was described as “attractive” in an article.
“Did you notice the word attractive? What the fuck is that doing in there? Is the write[r] a tranny lover too? Or, perhaps he’s trying to justify how these trannies tricked this Bangladeshi in the first place? Look man, we don’t need to know whether or not they were attractive. The fucking guy was Bangladeshi,” Carusone wrote. “And while we’re out, what the hell was he doing with $7,300 worth of stuff. The guy’s Banladeshi! [sic]”
Carusone also chided police for not advising the public to “stay away from tranny bars, stay away from places [sic] where Eddie Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. have/are visiting, don’t fucking kiss a transvestite, don’t bring a group of transvestites back to your room, etc…”
In another post that same month, Carusone downplayed a male basketball coach’s alleged sexual and physical abuse of his female players, adding, “lighten up Japs,” using what is considered an ethnic slur.
Oh. And he also praised Robert Byrd, so that’s neat.
In another November 2005 blog post, Carusone praised former Democratic West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, a former grandmaster of the Klu Klux Klan, as one of his ten favorite public figures. “In his lunacy, we trust,” Carusone wrote of Byrd.
Media Matters wants Carlson to “pay” over decade-old remarks, but Carusone’s off limits, because #reasons.
Double standard much?
h/t Daily Caller