Calling the shock-jock

Surprise surprise, one of Fox News’s more famous talking heads is contemptuous of women. Who could ever have guessed that?

Fox News host Tucker Carlson, many years ago, would regularly call in and chat with the host of the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show. The idea, as it is with any shock-jock program, was to stir up a buzz by discussing some controversial topics.

Carlson didn’t disappoint.

One of those topics, according to the Media Matters website, focused on Warren Jeffs, who was on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list for his role in arranging illegal marriages between adults and underage girls.

Carlson said criminal charges against Jeffs were “bullshit” because “arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old is not the same as pulling a stranger off the street and raping her.”

Unless of course it’s a Muslim man arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old girl and a 27-year-old man. Tucker Carlson wouldn’t brush that off, I’m betting, but when it’s a nice white home-grown Fundamentalist Latter-day Saint then that’s another story entirely.

What else did he say?

‘I love women, but they’re extremely primitive, they’re basic, they’re not that hard to understand. And one of the things they hate more than anything is weakness in a man.’

So women are kind of like dogs then? We love them, they make great pets, but they’re useless for discussing foreign policy or poetry or quantum physics.

He didn’t stop there. Carlson called journalist Arianna Huffington a “pig,” and labeled Britney Spears and Paris Hilton “the biggest white whores in America.”

Carlson also referred to Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis as “cunty.”

He’s explained he said it to save time.

“Naughty.” No, asshole, the objection is not that it’s a swear. It doesn’t go in the box with “shit” and “fuck,” it goes in the box with “nigger” and “faggot” and “bitch.”

Also – wait a second. What’s this we have here? It’s a statement by Tucker Carlson, reported by Business Insider last November.

“On October 13, I had dinner with two of my children and some family friends at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Toward the end of the meal, my 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend. On their way back through the bar, a middle aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson. My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me. The man responded, ‘Are you Tucker’s whore?’ He then called her a ‘f—— c—.’

Not a helpful place for squeamish publication. He then called her a “fucking cunt.”

“My daughter returned to the table in tears. She soon left the table and the club. My son, who is also a student, went into the bar to confront the man. I followed. My son asked the man if he’d called his sister a ‘whore’ and a ‘cunt.’ The man admitted he had, and again become profane. My son threw a glass of red wine in the man’s face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.

“Immediately after the incident, I described these events to the management of the Farmington Country Club. The club spent more than three weeks investigating the incident. Last week, they revoked the man’s membership and threw him out of the club.

So, wait. Let me be sure I understand this. Carlson is defiantly unapologetic today about calling Martha Stewart’s daughter “cunty” but he did not take it placidly when a different guy called his daughter a cunt. How does that work, exactly? Apart from the obvious, that Carlson is a bad human being who dislikes bad treatment aimed at him but loves it aimed at others. How does it work when he has to explain it to the world at large?

Oh I bet I know. It’s that his daughter isn’t a cunt while Martha Stewart’s daughter is a cunt. Just the facts ma’am.

By the way, the guy in the story says he never called Carlson’s daughter names. I wonder which of the two to believe.

Just kidding; no I don’t.

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