The Varieties of Tucker Carlson Dickitude

Tucker Carlson is a dick. But most of the time, he’s just a faux intellectual, dishonest argument-making kind of dick. He’s the kind of guy for whom I have contempt because of his inane, incoherent and infuriatingly smug arguments, not because he’s a violent jerk to people. Except that it turns out he’s a dick of the thuggish variety as well:

CARLSON: Having sex in a public men’s room is outrageous. It’s also really common. I’ve been bothered in men’s rooms.

[Dan] ABRAMS: Tucker, what did you do, by the way? What did you do when he did that? We got to know.
CARLSON: I went back with someone I knew and grabbed the guy by the — you know, and grabbed him, and — and —
ABRAMS: And did what?
CARLSON: Hit him against the stall with his head, actually!
[laughter]
CARLSON: And then the cops came and arrested him. But let me say that I’m the least anti-gay right-winger you’ll ever meet…

Jesus, I sincerely hope I meet right-wingers who are less anti-gay than someone who unapologetically attests, on national television, to having committed a fairly extreme and violent hate crime against some random gay guy. How on earth is it that Tucker Carlson didn’t at least get arrested for this? This seems like a fairly clear-cut case of assault and battery.

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