Tucker Carlson went off on a rant the other day that everyone is saying, “broke the internet.” When he heard what left-wing reporter Taylor Lorenz had to say about online harassment, he was relentless.
Carlson on a rampage
Tucker Carlson is one of the few talking heads on Faux News still worth watching.
He’s taking heat from the liberals for his “belittling of a reporter for The New York Times” but conservative America is loving every minute of it and can’t share it around enough.
Taylor Lorenz opened the door by whining publicly about how she had been trolled on the internet and Carlson called her out on it. Suck it up sunshine, it goes with the territory of being a public figure.
As a “technology reporter who covers internet culture for the Times,” she thought she was entitled to a safe space and a lifetime supply of Play-Doh.
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that the harassment and smear campaign I’ve had to endure over the past year has destroyed my life,” she tapped out to the twits who follow her.
“No one should have to go through this. The scope of attack has been unimaginable. It has taken everything from me.” Carlson wasn’t about to let that stand.
That’s a load of bull
That night on his show, Tucker Carlson made it a feature. He told his 3 to 4 million viewers all about her “privileged” victim-hood.
“Destroyed her life? Really? By most people’s standards Taylor Lorenz would seem to have a pretty good life, one of the best lives in the country, in fact.”
Lorenz was complaining that “she’s had a difficult time with strangers finding out about her personal life and background.”
Carlson shredded her over it. “That’s been really, really, really horrible I mean, I’ve gone into kind of a deep depression over it. I’ve thought about quitting my job over it. I hate it.”
Once in a while journalist Glenn Greenwald shows up on the Tucker Carlson show as a guest. He couldn’t resist getting his two cents in also.
He wrote that “It’s still just online insults.” Garden variety “trolling” isn’t intimidation. “That’s not persecution.” He agrees that there is real harassment in the world, but an online attack against Lorenz “is not it.”