Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson knows how to stir things up on Twitter. He once tweeted, “Palin’s popularity falling in Iowa, but maintains lead to become supreme commander of Milfistan,” which resulted in a twit-pology, including the line “Apparently Charlie Sheen got control of my Twitter account.”
Well, he’s at it again.
Last night he tweeted, “The administration boasts about sending women to the front lines on the same day Democrats push the Violence Against Women Act.”
The response was quick and negative, mostly containing the word “idiot.”
But his next tweet set of an even bigger shit-storm. He wrote, “Feminism’s latest victory: the right to get your limbs blown off in war. Congratulations.”
Goldie Taylor, MSNBC contributor and self-described “social critic,” which just reeks of self-important bullshit, went off. She was very upset and tweeted, “Oh my goodness. Tucker Carlson, who never once considered enlisting, now chastising women who do… #MarinesDontWearBowties.” How she knows whether Tucker ever thought of enlisting, seems based on the bowtie or the cha cha he once performed on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Goldie wasn’t done. But she didn’t make much more sense than that. She retweeted someone asking if Tucker, since his thinking is so old fashioned, ever owned “a black?” Which she followed with, “That last RT is the delight of my life!” to the person who asked. I guess that is what a “social critic” does – charge racism at the drop of a hat.
What Tucker tweeted is sure to elicit hate, what Goldie followed up with was stupid. Carlson may later clarify what he was trying to say. But you can’t fix stupid.
Surely Goldie will get face-time on MSNBC to discuss Tucker’s tweets, which he may apologize for, so she will make money off of it (which may be why she bothered obsessing on it in the first place) because the thoughts of a “social critic” quick to cheer the race card over what Carlson tweets is more “newsworthy” to MSNBC than four dead Americans in Benghazi and the Obama administration’s unwillingness to be open and honest about it.
While both crossed the line, I can at least see where Tucker is coming from. Goldie, on the other hand, embracing a charge of racism so flippantly says more about her than anything Tucker said about women in combat.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Goldie Taylor never served in the military. She was an active duty Marine. We sincerely regret the error.