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Watch: Tucker Carlson Mocks 'DADT' Repeal on FOX, Calls it a 'Sideshow' and a 'Stupid Issue'


FOX & Friends hosts Tucker Carlson and Brian Kilmeade mocked 'DADT' repeal this morning in a conversation with former DNC finance chair Robert Zimmerman, Media Matters reports:

When  Zimmerman asked Carlson what his excuse was for "not moving" on a repeal of DADT, Carlson explained that he is not opposed to repeal, but views it as "totally a sideshow issue" and a "stupid issue." Carlson also mocked the idea that it was "central to American national security."

Zimmerman explained that the US has a "shortage of Arabic translators," and that many have been dismissed under DADT, prompting Carlson to say "spare me."

Kilmeade, confused as always, chimed in with the question "if we repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, we'll have more Arabic translators? Most of them are gay?"

"Most translators are gay," Carlson joked, "and flamboyantly so." 


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  1. He has time for this between sending out fake Olbermann emails? What a loser.

    Posted by: lankyguy | Dec 8, 2010 11:18:47 AM

  2. So Carlson has gone from bow ties to pink neckties? Will someone please out this dickhead once and for all?

    Posted by: jomicur | Dec 8, 2010 11:25:42 AM

  3. He's partially right; it's stupid that DADT is still even an issue and hasn't been repealed. But I don't think that's what this fuckhead meant.

    Posted by: Gregoireire | Dec 8, 2010 11:26:47 AM

  4. Tucker Carlson has SERIOUS issues with homosexuality.

    Remember he was FIRED from CNN very soon after admitting on air that as a teenager he beat-up a man who "came onto him" in a men's room.

    He also is an ELITIST (conservative)= and Straight Supremacy is yet one more way to MAINTAIN his position over others.

    You know --- the same as monied gay men being ECONOMIC SUPREMACISTS over all other gay men.

    Posted by: Tony X | Dec 8, 2010 11:32:47 AM

  5. And he's also right about translators. As a foreign language teacher, I can testify that a very high percentage of men in FL are gay.

    Posted by: Kevinvt | Dec 8, 2010 11:33:12 AM

  6. @Gregoireire - you are right he's made a good point in spite of himself; that anyone thinks this a central issue in American national security (ie, McCain) is way off. It's really a (mostly) non-issue that will be super apparent once its overturned. Let's get on with it already.

    Hell, the way the president cuts deals, MAYBE he can find something else to capitulate on and throw a DADT repeal in the mix next year...

    I wouldn't put it past the Reps to do that and try to appear 'with the times' to attract a marginal voter or two. I think they all know its a doomed policy as it is.

    Posted by: princely54 | Dec 8, 2010 11:37:00 AM

  7. Tucker has really fallen a far way! Rachel Maddow got her start on TV by guesting on his show. Hmmm...(I always thought they should dress up as each other!). Anyway, Tucker is really desperate to get some airtime and to weasel his way in with the fringe right by mocking DADT! He's become a "Glenn Beck Wanna-be"!

    Posted by: Jim | Dec 8, 2010 11:40:19 AM

  8. Yet he still has no idea how incredibly gay he looked in bow ties. Even we're not THAT gay.

    Posted by: joe c | Dec 8, 2010 11:41:42 AM

  9. Isn't it great when people demonstrate such a command of a subject like this? Way to go Tucker! Wow. Complete idiot living in a cave sticker for you, pal.

    Agree with Joe C. This guy's a freaking closet case, especially with the bow tie. Closet case from the 1920's!

    Posted by: Craig | Dec 8, 2010 11:59:28 AM

  10. where can I sign up to kick Carlson in the teeth?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Dec 8, 2010 12:01:23 PM

  11. Two assholes who should not be allowed to use much needed air, water or food. If there was a God they'd be landfill.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Dec 8, 2010 12:26:12 PM

  12. i wonder how much he wants to suck dick?

    Posted by: r | Dec 8, 2010 12:31:44 PM

  13. The words complete fucking dickhead come to mind every time I see this closet case.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Dec 8, 2010 12:34:15 PM

  14. Oh straight male privilege...

    In a way he is right that this got to much attention. It should have been repealed quickly and quietly, without mccain and the gang holding it up.

    Posted by: Joe | Dec 8, 2010 12:40:53 PM

  15. @Tony X: When you insist on playing the victim, it detracts from the fact that you began by making a good point.

    Posted by: Please | Dec 8, 2010 12:48:40 PM

  16. I hardly think losing 13,000 military personnel and spending $550,000,000 to support a discriminatory policy is a stupid issue. Why Tucker Carlson is given a forum to spew his inane garbage is anyone's guess.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Dec 8, 2010 1:07:36 PM

  17. Is it sad I didn't even notice the necktie till someone mentioned it? Anyway, again, another guy that got airtime simply because he would say something stupid.

    ...Can someone explain to me why we call it 'news' at this point?

    Posted by: Cocoa | Dec 8, 2010 1:22:55 PM

  18. What a dick! "Well, it's not important to me, so it must not be important."

    The highest tax cuts affect only 3% of americans. That's fewer than the number of gays. Are they an interest group? Should their issue, their tax cut, be a central issue? I bet Carlson thinks so.

    Posted by: Matt S. | Dec 8, 2010 2:07:21 PM

  19. Someone tell Carlson that it is republicans who are wasting our time on this. Military leaders and the President say it's time to repeal. It's republicans who are fighting it.

    Posted by: Matt S. | Dec 8, 2010 2:08:32 PM

  20. If Tucker Carlson thinks DADT is a "stupid issue" he should TELL HIS FUCKING RETARD PARTY TO STOP MAKING A FUCKING ISSUE.


    Posted by: MarkDC | Dec 8, 2010 2:16:16 PM

  21. Are you fucking kidding me? Really. What a total cocksmooch.

    Posted by: Mitchblair | Dec 8, 2010 2:41:50 PM

  22. Tucker Carlson continues his reign as The Dweebest Asshole on Television.

    Little Tucky, the typically privileged, conservative, ass-wipe that he is, would probably get his tight-ass handed to him in less than 30 seconds if he he was ever confronted by Lt. Dan Choi or any other gay or lesbian service member.

    Tucky, a typical conservative coward, would never do something so, um, ICKY as enlist in the military and get those soft, velvety, girly-boy hands of his roughed up.

    I mean, it's a conservative thing to let everyone else do the dirty work, while all the Tuckys of the world collect fat paychecks, endlessly bloviating out their big, fat conservative pie-holes on third-rate cable "news" networks.

    Tucky puts the "faux" in Faux News. I have heard, however, that Tucky gets those GOProud girls all hot, bothered and all jizzed up.

    Tucky, honey, get it over with and bend over all ready! You KNOW you want it!

    Posted by: mikej | Dec 8, 2010 2:51:16 PM

  23. Fox News is like a socialist welfare system for creepy three-time losers who couldn't get a real job anywhere else.

    Carlson has been canceled multiple times; you'd think someone would get the hint that nobody on the planet is interested in this idiot, but instead of being homeless and begging for spare change where Carlson's level of talents and effort should naturally place him, Fox is giving him airtime and a paycheck.

    Why, oh why, won't Fox News renounce socialism and let the marketplace work like it should?

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Dec 8, 2010 3:36:37 PM

  24. Carlson's ratings on MSNBC were so poor they had to take him off the air. If MSNBC kicks you off the air, you gotta be really bad.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 8, 2010 4:05:10 PM

  25. Tucker Carlson is quite possibly the biggest douchebag who has ever lived.

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 8, 2010 5:03:19 PM

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