By David Futrelle
In recent days, Tucker Carlson — the whitest of Fox News’ many white supremacists — has taken a break from calling immigrants “dirty” to focus again on one of his other favorite topics: How gosh darn unfair the world is to men, especially white ones like him.
Here are few, er, recent highlights from his show.
In this clip, he suggests that when women earn more than men, society falls apart.
Tucker Carlson says women making more money than men leads to "more drug and alcohol abuse, higher incarceration rates, fewer families formed for the next generation" pic.twitter.com/gpAKgy0snV
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 3, 2019
And here he is the next night doubling down on his comments — then providing “evidence” for them in the form of studies that don’t actually examine the issue of which gender earns more.
Tucker Carlson is lying about what he said last night
Last night he said that women making more money than men leads to higher incarceration, drug abuse and fewer families. Tonight he cited studies showing lower wages for men are the cause but no mention of women making more pic.twitter.com/hp9FYmj5JP
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 4, 2019
He continued with some nonsense about how criticizing the sort of bullshit he regularly says is leading to the “death of creativity,” the end of serious science, and a “new dark age.” I guess he’s feeling the sting now that advertisers are dropping him over his ever-more-blatant racism.
Then he spoke with a right-wing ideologue who, among other things, suggested that war was a male virtue.
"Males are being constantly disparaged"
"We need to valorize males"
"Masculinity is not toxic"
"Valor, courage, chivalry, heroism and war [are] uniquely male"
"There's a lot of females that are angry for no reason"
"It's almost impossible to find [sexism] today" pic.twitter.com/KGhdsO6YW7
— jordan (@JordanUhl) January 4, 2019
Of course, Tucker has been spouting these MRA talking points for a while now.
Here’s a handy — yet mercifully brief — compilation from Media Matter for America.
Tucker Carlson loves blaming women for men's failures.
— Melanie Fineman (@mnfineman) January 3, 2019
Here he is complaining that while people talk about female empowerment all the time, we never hear how men are doing. Which I have to admit is a pretty bold claim, given that men never fucking stop talking about themselves and how their feelings are hurt by everything up to and including animated shows for girls that make their main characters’ titties smaller than they used to be.
.@TuckerCarlson announces new recurring segment on "Men in America"
"We hear a lot about female empowerment in this country" pic.twitter.com/4u5kMqA2Ea
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 7, 2018
Here he is complaining that Democrats are destroying society by refusing to acknowledge that men and women are different, dammit!
Tucker Carlson wants the GOP's 2018 message to be "men and women are different" "and when you pretend otherwise you destroy society" pic.twitter.com/beeREVgkVX
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) April 25, 2018
And here he is claiming that Democrats think all men are automatically guilty.
Tucker Carlson: Democrats have already reached a conclusion. "How do they know for certain what happened 36 years ago? Well because Brett Kavanaugh is a man, therefore he is guilty. All men are guilty. It's the Y chromosome" pic.twitter.com/bd5prm6iEA
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) September 19, 2018
Well, that’s probably more Tucker Carlson than anyone needs to watch in a day.
If you want to know what’s going on over on Fox News without having to sit through that shit on a nightly basis, I’d strongly recommend following both @ndrew_lawrence and @peltzmadeline, both of whom monitor Fox News for Media Matters for America, and who regularly post clips and screencaps of Fox nonsense.
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