Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tucker Carlson slaps the tea bag out of Katrina's mouth

Tucker Carlson did the world a favor and politely asked Katrina Vanden Heuvel to stop using the expression "tea bagger" after she had done so about three times on ABC's This Week.

Newsbusters:
Wouldn't it be wonderful if every time a liberal media member used that disgusting term on television somebody would ask him or her not to?

Indeed it would.  It's juvenile in the extreme that this expression finds life outside the dark recesses of lefty blogs.

Good on Tucker.  Tucker Carlson is now relevant again because he has launched a website, the Daily Caller.  This is the only reason I violated my self-imposed policy against watching any program featuring Katrina Vanden Heuvel. In the future, Mr. Carlson's precence will be insufficient reason to violate this policy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

So...how about all those times conservative media members talk about "tea bagging the white house", etc?

I'm fine with people stepping in to do what they can to prevent further use of the phrase, but why are we applying it solely to liberal media members?

~MJA

JoeCollins said...

I have seen precious few conservatives use the phrase "tea bag". A handful of morons did in the beginning, and clueless elites like Peggy Noonan continue to say it, but virtually nobody who is involved says it. The trend is almost exclusively from the left, particularly with David Shuster and Maddow reveling in extensive thinly veiled double entendre ball jokes.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps that's a recent phenomenon, because at first I remember the "tea bag" phrase being almost exclusive to the Fox News venue. Maybe it's just the liberal side hasn't moved on while the conservative side has.

Looking through google videos, I'm seeing lots of examples (although one weird-looking guy with thick-framed glasses managed to show up in about 5 different clips demanding to 'teabag the white house') where someone at Fox News talked briefly about 'teabagging' and then someone at MSNBC spent 5 minutes laughing about it.

Kinda like when your uncle farts really loudly, and your cousin can't stop laughing about it even though it's not funny anymore.

~MJA

Anonymous said...

Moving to email for more potential discussion.

~MJA

JoeCollins said...

Yeah, the joke's about nine or ten months old now. I can see where it might have been a ripe target at the time, but it's gotten way out of hand.

Just a month or two ago, Gwen Ifill used the term, claiming not to know what it meant. If Ifill's to be forgiven for her professed ignorance and the issue dropped almost immediately, you'd think those few nutty protesters from March might be afforded the same after the better part of a year.