MSNBC Re-Airs Abrams/Carlson Clip Without Assault Story
MSNBC yesterday re-aired the Dan Abrams/ Tucker Carlson/Joe Scarborough clip yesterday, without the footage about Tucker Carlson returning to a public restroom to assault a man who had "bothered" him. I've published the original clip here once again.
"On August 29, MSNBC twice re-aired a segment from the August 28 edition of Live with Dan Abrams, in which MSNBC host Tucker Carlson asserted, 'Having sex in a public men's room is outrageous. It's also really common. I've been bothered in men's rooms.' Carlson continued, 'I got bothered in Georgetown Park,' in Washington, D.C., 'when I was in high school.' As Media Matters for America noted, when Abrams asked how Carlson responded to being 'bothered,' Carlson said: 'I went back with someone I knew and grabbed the guy by the -- you know, and grabbed him, and ... hit him against the stall with his head, actually.' However, while both August 29 re-airings did include Carlson's claim that he had been 'bothered in men's rooms,' neither broadcast aired the portion in which Carlson claimed that he 'went back with someone' and 'hit him against the stall with his head.' Both re-airings did include a portion of the segment in which Carlson asserted, 'I'm not anti-gay in the slightest.'"
GLAAD got in on the action late yesterday calling on "Tucker Carlson, NBC News and MSNBC to apologize for remarks made on Tuesday night that appear to condone violent assault." GLSEN issued a statement condemning the remarks as well.
As you may know, yesterday Carlson changed his story dramatically in light of reaction to his remarks.