2019-03-14 04:55:38 UTC
Tucker Carlson for comments Carlson made years ago on a comedy show now
has bigoted comments of his own bubble to the surface. I love watching
these guys squirm on their own petard. I'm sure he'll get the standard
progressive "it's different when we do it" pass, though.
Media Matters President Angelo Carusone is currently leading a boycott
campaign against Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a co-founder of The Daily
Caller News Foundation, in an attempt to get him fired.
Carusone and Media Matters, which openly pine for the destruction of Fox
News, have justified the left-wing boycott campaign by pointing to a
number of statements that Carlson made on a radio shock jock show
between 2006 and 2011.
But Carusone has his own track record of inflammatory statements.
Carusone's now-defunct blog included degrading references to "trannies",
"jewry" and Bangladeshis.
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
"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!"
Carusone also chided police for not advising the public to "stay away
from tranny bars, stay away from places 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..."
The future Media Matters president titled his post, "Tranny Paradise".
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.
In another November 2005 blog post, Carusone praised former Democratic
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, a former Grand Kleagle of the Klu Klux
Klan, as one of his ten favorite public figures. "In his lunacy, we
trust," Carusone wrote of Byrd.
Carusone made anti-Semitic comments on his blog as well. He wrote in one
October 2005 post that "despite his jewry, you KNOW he's adorable,"
referring to his boyfriend.
In another post, Carusone claimed that his boyfriend only leaned
conservative "as a result of his possession of several bags of Jewish
Carusone did not return an inquiry from TheDCNF asking whether he sees
any contradiction between his boycott campaigns and his own past
comments. Carusone previously dismissed concerns about his past
anti-Semitic comments on the grounds that his longtime partner is Jewish.
Prominent conservatives have rallied behind Carlson. Ben Shapiro derided
Media Matters as "a political smear factory designed to perform
precisely that function against anyone to the right of Hillary Clinton.
"Our nation cannot maintain its culture of free speech if we continue to
reward those who seek to destroy careers rather than rebut ideas,"
National Review's David French wrote in a column on Monday. "And when
you reward a Media Matters search-and-destroy fishing expedition with
calls for boycotts or reprisals, then you are doing your part to destroy
debate. It's vengeful. It's cowardly. And it's exactly the online world
that spiteful partisans want to build," French added.