Waaa Waaaa Waaaa My bow tie is too tight!
: Mickey Kaus and Andrew Sullivan are teaming up at the Tucker Carlson Defense Fund. As Artie Lang would say on Howard Stern: Waaa Waaaa Waaaa! They fired me! I’m an unemployed conservate in a bow tie. Waaaa Waaaa Waaaa! Wails Kaus:
Yesterday, in the course of killing Crossfire and not renewing Crossfire co-host Tucker Carlson’s contract–two decisions that may be perfectly defensible–Klein told the Associated Press, “I guess I come down more firmly in the Jon Stewart camp.” … So let me get this straight. Carlson soldiers on as Crossfire interviewer while the show gets worse and worse. It’s expanded, it’s contracted, it’s moved around the schedule. He has CNN people yelling in his ear to “get mad” or to interrupt his guests. He does what he’s told. (You think he necessarily likes doing that? Then why is his own show, Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered, a model of civil discourse?) Then Carlson has a guest on Crossfire, a popular liberal comedian who doesn’t like CNN-style shoutfests and when challenged calls Carlson a “dick” on the air. Everybody talks about it for a week. Most of the chatterers favor the comedian. Carlson takes a PR hit for the team. So when Klein gets to choose between backing his organization’s employee up or associating himself with the popular comedian, Klein … tells the press he sides with the guy who called his employee a “dick”? …
Oh, come on. It’s show biz! Carlson could have decided anytime not to yell and act like a dork. He could have said, “I’m my own man and I don’t care what you say in my ear. I am the star.” Instead, he and his cohort shouted and incited shouting and acted like dorks. And he’ll get hired elsewhere. There’s a shortage of dorks on TV, you know.