Some jaw-droppingly sexist emails circulated around Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, including one from his brother complaining about “LabiaFace” Amy Spitalnick, the spokeswoman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Brother Tucker defended it by saying it had been meant “in the nicest way.”
As BuzzFeed explains, it started when Spitalnick objected to The Daily Caller’s depiction of de Blasio’s stance on federal highway funding and demanded a correction. Daily Caller writer Peter Fricke disagreed so Spitalnick took her case to editor Christopher Bedford. He responded, “We’re reviewing the video now, Amy. If you annoy me with another whiny email before then, I’m muting this thread, thanks.”
So Spitalnick wrote to editor-in-chief Tucker to complain about Bedford’s response. Carlson acknowledged that her complaint about the accuracy was “totally fair” and that the Daily Caller was reviewing the relevant transcript. But then he wrote:
What Bedford complained about was your tone, which, I have to agree, was whiny and annoying, and I say that in the spirit of helpful correction rather than as a criticism. Outside of New York City, adults generally write polite, cheerful emails to one another, even when asking for corrections. Something to keep in mind the next time you communicate with people who don’t live on your island.
Even worse was what Buckley Carlson wrote to brother Tucker in a reply that was also sent to Spitalnik, probably inadvertently:
Great response. Whiny little self-righteous bitch. “Appalling?”
And with such an ironic name, too…Spitalnick? Ironic because you just know she has extreme dick-fright; no chance has this girl ever had a pearl necklace. Spoogeneck? I don’t think so. More like LabiaFace.
You can read the complete exchange at BuzzFeed.
Since – as per his own words – her complaint was “totally fair” and the Daily Caller story was “inaccurate”, too bad Tucker couldn’t have just left it at that. In fact, the whole 2nd paragraph of his email to Amy was completely unnecessary. But, being a juvenile snark and no doubt rather embarrassed that his DC had to issue a correction, Tucker instead decided to play the scolding schoolmarm with his condescending critique that he disingenuously called a “helpful correction”.
Clearly I don’t think very well of Tucker what with his bratty snarkiness, self-righteous attitude and his lack of professionalism. But the fact that he would give a defense (and a ridiculous one at that) for his brother’s sexist, vulgar and uncalled for remark is disgusting. It seems the little Carlson boys have a lot of growing up to do.
Btw, after having read Amy’s emails via Buzzfeed, they don’t read as “whiny and annoying”. They read quite matter of fact and professional. If they (including Christopher Bedford) were real men with any sense of decency and decorum, they would apologize to her for their misogynistic bullsh!t.
The only labia this asshole has ever seen is his mothers…and it seems he hasn’t recovered from that!
Amazing that Tucker can write, “outside of New York City, adults generally write polite, cheerful emails to one another,” in the very same email that he agrees with Christopher Bedford that she’s whiny and annoying, with the brother responding with misogynistic vitriol. I guess they were all in the City when they wrote those emails, or is it just that they were raised to be right-wing assholes?
Howard: [Raj] compared Sheldon to a disposable feminine hygiene product that one might use on a summer’s eve.
Penny: And the bag it came in.
I think either term would fit the fratboys (members of the Kappa Omicron Kappa chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa) of “The Daily Caller.”
(As if fratboys don’t already have enough problems to deal with—a bunch of middle-aged losers who refuse to grow up and behaving worse than any fratboys at Spring Break.)