Tucker Carlson is one cool cat. So whatever set him off here must have been a doozy.
Watch as Carlson says repeated, “You better get the f*ck out of here!”
According to The Wrap:
Tucker Carlson was involved in a nasty bar altercation at a Virginia country club last month, according to video of the moment that emerged this weekend. While accounts of the incident differ sharply, the footage shows the Fox News host becoming aggressive and swearing at another person.
“You better get the f–k out of here,” Carlson said repeatedly to a man later identified as Juan Manuel Granados in October. “Get this f– ing a–hole out of here.”
While the altercation is not in dispute, the details of what happened differ sharply between Carlson and Granados. In a lengthy statement released to Twitter, Carlson said Granados started things after calling his daughter a “whore” and a “c–” at the bar because he saw her eating with her father.
“My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me,” she told the man. “My daughter returned to the table in tears. She soon left the table and the club. My son, who is also a student, went into the bar to confront the man. I followed. My son asked the man if he’d called his sister a ‘whore’ and a ‘c–.’ The man admitted he had, and again become profane. My son threw a glass of red wine in the man’s face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.”
Tucker stood up for his daughter. I admire that. I hope Fox News doesn’t fire him.
It reminds me of why I got fired from Fox News. I stood up for my sons. I even said that to Fox News. I told them that the Christine Blasey Ford incident was relegated to now, but had far-reaching implications.
Like with Bill Cosby and the countless other men accused of crimes from decades ago, no man is safe. No husband, brother, uncle, father, son, you get the picture. And if we allowed Ford and others to do what they were planning for Kavanaugh, no man will ever be much less feel safe.
I didn’t curse anybody, but merely tweeted my personal thoughts. And I stand by them.
As for Carlson, I stand by what he did. No person should have his children attacked for their father’s views. That coward should have confronted Carlson, not his kids.
Further, no person should be fired for standing up for the truth. If I had been in that bar, I would have back Carlson, 100 percent.
Carlson had every right to lose his cool. His choice of language was appropriate for the circumstances as well.
Clearly, Carlson felt he needed to do damage control, as he tweeted this statement:
Last month one of my children was attacked by a stranger at dinner. For her sake, I was hoping to keep the incident private. It’s now being politicized by the Left. Here’s what happened: pic.twitter.com/rwNoFYxMFv
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 11, 2018
If my situation is anything close to Carlson’s, the trolls systematically targeted him. And you can bet Fox News watched the situation carefully.
They have banks of people who saw the video and made sure the execs at Fox News got it. The network is sensitive to these things. They don’t like publicity about the network.
I get it.
When Roger Ailes hired me, we discussed death threats, and threats in general. I remember telling him, my family comes before any brand.
Social media be damned, I repeat, that man Carlson threatened was lucky. I’m sure Carlson balanced his response with “the brand”, as Fox calls it.
I’m glad he showed some control.
Recently my youngest son and I were in New York City. He wore his Trump beanie everywhere. As he traipsed around the city with me, you can bet he knew he was safe.