As you’ve no doubt heard by now, that ultimate Alfa Male himself, Tucker Carlson, recently did a little bragging on TV about the time he and a pal beat up a gay man who “bothered him” in a public restroom. I actually heard the exchange live, and can attest from firsthand experience that it was, to say the least, a little creepy.
Now, first, go to Media Matters to watch the video (there’s also a transcript). They have also posted a rather odd explanation sent in by the Tuckinator himself, wherein he “explains” that he wasn’t gay bashing at all, but, to the contrary, heroically (if you can call going to get a buddy to help you rough someone up heroic) defending himself against a sexual assault.
Having viewed the video, now please answer the following multiple choice question: Is the Bow-Tied Avenger,
Number (1): a gay bashing predatory freak who needs to be locked up forever for the protection of the public at large;
Number (2): a homophobic coward who thinks he can impress people with his Macho Manhood by, shall we say, creatively “writing” a story that portrays himself facing down an evil gay person (meaning, of course, that he should be forever barred from our television screens for dishonesty); or,
Number (3): a heroic defender of virtue who single-handedly (with the help of a friend) brought down an evildoer, and, thus, should be held up as an example to our children as a hero to be emulated.
Choose one of the following answers:
a. Number 1 is true;
b. Number 2 is true;
c. Number 3 is true;
d. Oh, for Pete’s sake, Tucker Carlson couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag even if he did have a friend helping him.