wapo should totally hire tucker carlson

God, this guy ....WELL, TUCKER CARLSON IS AN INCREDIBLE ASSHOLE: Ezra Klein on the closing of the JournoList email group: “It was ironic, in a way, that it would be the Daily Caller that published e-mails from Journolist. A few weeks ago, its editor, Tucker Carlson, asked if he could join the list. After asking other members, I said no, that the rules had worked so far to protect people, and the members weren’t comfortable changing them. He tried to change my mind, and I offered, instead, to partner with Carlson to start a bipartisan list serv. That didn’t interest him.” [Ezra Klein]

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46 comments

  1. Neilist

    Speaking of Republican Closet Cases (or if you’re from SF, “Log Cabin Republicans”) . . . .

    But let’s not get bogged down in personalities. There is SCIENCE to be done.

    I propose breeding Carlsen with Palin. The resulting spawn may be able to absorb an amazing amount of indigestable conservative goo/right wing bullshit.

    Or level Tokyo by spewing even more of the same, out of every oriface.

    Same difference, really.

  2. Troubledog

    If their remote robot can make it all the way to the fiery pits of Hell, NewsMax will attempt to lower a containment dome over Tucker Carlson, and siphon his spewing volatile fluids and collection of natty bow ties to the surface for collection and distribution to world markets.

  3. Hooray For Anything

    “OMG, so like Tucker wanted to hang out with us this weekend and I was all like “ewwww” and totally blew him off and now he’s like spreading rumors about David and saying he thinks Matt is a total douche and so now Bill and Charles totally kicked his ass.”

  4. Prommie

    [re=606780]Neilist[/re]: Are you suggesting that only a man can release his second chakra?

  5. PlanetWingnuta

    ewwwwwwwwww is he trying to be sexy ewwwwwwwwwww that’s like impossible…ever…he’ll have to pay for it…like all the time..ewwwwwwwwwwwww

  6. Katydid

    Y’all know he’s an heir to the Swanson food fortune, eh? And a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, probably so they can hit mommy up for moneys. He may be the biggest prick in DC outside of Karl Rove.

  7. JMP

    Ezra’s commentary is good (though nowhere near as good as Not Larry Sabato’s), but somehow I suspect the Daily Caller’s publishing of the emails may not be “ironic” so much as petty revenge.

  8. Thugs &

    [re=606809]Lucidamente[/re]: Weigel got fired but this guy still appears on Fox shows every week. And Jim Cramer still has a job too.

  9. Lascauxcaveman

    If I was Ez, I would have just told him flat out, “No, Tucker. To be on JournoList, you have to actually *be* a journalist.”

  10. Tube City

    I thought tucker Carlson had been disgraced years ago. He’s still around? Oh, I’m thinking of Newt Gingrich. Sorry.

  11. ithasatilde

    Guys, not to break up all the Tucker-hate here, but I just find it really strange/kind of offensive in the Tony-Hayward-says-BP-isn’t-responsible-for-oil-spill kind of way that Ezra Klein says no one on Journolist did anything wrong. Um, what? Obviously the person who leaked the emails did something wrong. In fact, the *only* person who did something wrong was the person who leaked the emails, as far as I’m concerned. And Ezra is trying to diffuse that blame by throwing in an inconsequential anecdote about someone who already has a reputation for being petty and lame.

    Not saying Tucker’s crew *wasn’t* being petty and lame. Not saying Drudge *shouldn’t* set himself on fire. But it’s a little insulting to the intelligence for Ezra Klein to think we’re all just going to forget that someone with an agenda leaked the emails because OMG LOOK TUCKER CARLSON’S BOWTIE!

  12. GtownMarla

    Dave Weigel is the actor who used to play Beaver, right? Also, he was stammering so much on Olberman’s show last night I thought he was having a Provigal OD. Or maybe the shits.

  13. GOPCrusher

    [re=606837]GtownMarla[/re]: You mean he ISN’T that guy that plays opposite Jon Cryer on Two And A Half Men?

  14. McDuff

    [re=606789]Troubledog[/re]: Shouldn’t that have been “change your name to Karl,” jawohl?

  15. Neilist

    Off-Topic (sort of):

    Speaking, again, of Republican Closet Cases: Prescott Bush dies, and there is no post in Wonkette?

  16. Radiotherapy

    I guess Ol’ Tucker will just have to “bow” out.

    [re=606815]Katydid[/re]: I never realized he is such a Hungry Man®.

  17. SayItWithWookies

    Eh — Tucker’s a prick in general terms, but the Washington Post deserves the blame for this. We already know there’s no expectation of privacty when doing things online, but it was the Post that fired Weigel for saying something in an unaffiliated space. Are they really asserting that jackasses like Kristol, Bob Novak, Charles Krauthammer and the rest of that bunch don’t say equally idiotic stuff on the Post’s page every day? Really?

  18. the problem child

    [re=606835]ithasatilde[/re]: Actually, I think the subtext is that Tucker stole someone’s password (or got someone else to steal a password).

  19. Prommie

    [re=606815]Katydid[/re]: Cato, propounders of the “we need a fat fuck president” (like Christie) theory?

  20. Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin

    [re=606852]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I dunno, Bob Novak has been distinctly less offensive for the last ten months.

  21. Hooray For Anything

    [re=606852]SayItWithWookies[/re]: One wonders what they’d find if somebody hacked into Kristol or Krauthammer’s email account although I’m not sure if WaPo’s publisher/editor would find long discussions of following the wishes of the Dark Lord and life as a Death Eater as upsetting as a journalist making snide remarks about other journalists.

  22. JMP

    [re=606854]the problem child[/re]: Or convinced someone on the list to break its privacy and forward him some dirt.

  23. ManchuCandidate

    Tucker reminds me of that little shit in school who would rat out anyone just because and then when he’s called out on his misdeeds he’ll run home to his mommy and hide as his mom yells at us kids for wanting to hurt her pwecious little shit.

    The truth is, he still is.

  24. SayItWithWookies

    [re=606870]Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin[/re]: I had to throw him in there because he was so offensive when he was alive that he’s got another decade or so to go before my disgust fades. And not even about the Valerie Plame stuff — hell, he was pushing the Vince Foster conspiracy theories hard when Clinton was prez and well after all but the craziest writers had been beaten down by the sheer lack of evidence that they shut up. Not brave ol’ Novak though. He may be under the ground, but his asshole walks among us.

  25. Oldskool

    [re=606837]GtownMarla[/re]: Didn’t Bradley Cooper play the Tuckster in “Wedding Crashers”? Nah, probably a composite of many assholes.

  26. Snarkalicious

    This was just a warning shot at Krauthammer. He’s saying one more refusal to let him in on the Saturday night furpile will invite consequences.

  27. Toomush Infermashun

    BUT…could you tie a hangman’s noose in Tucker Carlson’s bowtie…or is that wishful thinking…

  28. Freedom McAwesomePants

    [re=606938]Toomush Infermashun[/re]: You can turn anything into a noose. Just ask the prisoners at Guantanamo.

    Oh wait…

  29. Beowoof

    Tucker Is the kind a guy who had his ass kicked regularly when he was in high school. So every day was spent after putting the AV equipment away running home and hiding behind mommy. Now the cool guys are still excluding him and he is pissed off about it. He will never be cool enough to get into the club, the Conservatives let them in only because they take every weird twisted moron pervert NAMBLA member to increase their numbers.

  30. qwerty42

    [re=606835]ithasatilde[/re]: Yeah, someone obviously passed this on. Assuming this is really LSoft’s Listserv® software, you don’t have to have an archive. However, if you assume it is pretty much friends, you’d accept it would be OK. That said, word is it had ~400 members, and no one has that many friends. I am on several discussion lists and they are great for quick answers or lengthy back and forth among members (I usually opt out of those). This is all over the tubes, over on Gawker, our old friend Jim Newell writes:

    …I know Weigel and have long admired his work. He’s not a “liberal,” but he will call the conservatives he covers out if they lie or exaggerate for cheap, rabble-rousing political gain — calling Obama a Marxist or Hitler or someone who hates America, etc….

    Sullivan has Links, Our Wonkette has links, Yglesias has comments. Ambinder wrote:
    …Weigel is best described as an anti-denialist. He hates stupid people and stupid human tricks and stupid political consultants. He’s developed a natural rapport with conservatives because he says what he thinks. I was a member of the now defunct Journolist group. I’m also a voracious consumer of Dave Weigel’s tweets. And I can tell you that nothing he wrote on the list was more outre than what he Tweeted. …

    To what passes for “conservatives” now, Weigel was a rabid leftist.

  31. Oblios Cap

    Tucker is a religous figure. He introduced Earl to the concept of karma. But he’s still a wriggling pecker in the excrement of the media.

  32. Neilist

    [re=606801]Prommie[/re]: “Are you suggesting that only a man can release his second chakra?”

    Pomms, Dear Heart: The thought of anyone/anything releasing anything on the Human PussBall That Is “Tucker” Carlson is too revolting to contemplate.

    Jon Stewart is funny, sure.

    But in my view, Stewart is entitled to be remembered if only for that one glorious moment when, in an five minute interview segment on “Crossfire” (or “Anal Warts” or “Deep Prostrate Massage” or whatever that show was called), Mr. Stewart Squeezed The Life Out Of The Conservative Political Zit That Is Tucker C:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmj6JADOZ-8&feature=related

    “Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop hurting America.”

    That never gets old. You normally don’t see a Crash & Burn Incident like that outside of Edwards Air Force Base.

  33. WHAT?

    [re=606870]Nikolai Vsevolodovich Stavrogin[/re]: OT – THIS JUST IN!

    Bob Novak’s nose fell off!

    How does he smell?

    TERRIBLE!!

  34. contentsunderpressure

    Once a douche always a douche. Remember the video store clerk? Tucker needs to visit a few more public rest rooms and build up his self esteem.

  35. Winski

    Looks like tucker got his little weeny in a pickle jar here…Like we needed more of him around..

    Weigel was a serious guy, just like Ezra and got gang-banged by carlson?? Carlson can’t even imitate a clown-like Billo much less a real person !!

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