Tucker Carlson: Gaybasher?

On Dan Abrams‘ MSNBC show last night, Tucker Carlson mentioned how he was once cruised in a Georgetown Park restroom in Washington, DC. Creepy dudes in public park restrooms? It happens. But then, check out Carlson’s explanation of what he did afterwards and how Dan Abrams and Joe Scarborough laughed. Fun stuff starts around 2:45:

Carlson: “I went back with someone I knew, grabbed the guy and hit him against the stall with his head. Then the cops came and arrested him!”

Quick notes:

1. Is it just us, or is it impossible to imagine Carlson actually beating someone up?
2. What’s the statue of limitations in DC, anyway?

Man, this Sen. Craig case truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

Update: Tucker Carlson just e-mailed us. Here’s his statement, which puts another angle on the story:

Let me be clear about an incident I referred to on MSNBC last night: In the mid-1980s, while I was a high school student, a man physically grabbed me in a men’s room in Washington, DC. I yelled, pulled away from him and ran out of the room. Twenty-five minutes later, a friend of mine and I returned to the men’s room. The man was still there, presumably waiting to do to someone else what he had done to me. My friend and I seized the man and held him until a security guard arrived.

Several bloggers have characterized this is a sort of gay bashing. That’s absurd, and an insult to anybody who has fought back against an unsolicited sexual attack. I wasn’t angry with the man because he was gay. I was angry because he assaulted me.