Tucker Carlson attacked the New York Times recent controversial hire Sarah Jeong, but not for the racist tweets that she sent out, with Ethan Bearman, a radio host, during his show on Friday.
“I read a lot of these of this woman’s tweets, what no one is saying is she’s kind of dumb actually, I wonder how she got into Harvard. She is actually not a good writer, not an interesting thinker, she’s totally mediocre.” Carlson stated. “But I kept, I think this is an interesting story for the following reasons, she’s making all these sweeping claims about an entire racial group, all of them negative, a lot of them angry and some suggesting violence.”
“In this case you missed the context of trolls attacking her first. Now clearly she should not have reacted the way she did, however it is a normal human reaction,” Bearman responded.
More of Jeong’s tweets surfaced on Friday, in which she attacked both men and law enforcement officers. The NYT claimed that Jeong was “imitating” the behavior of people who harassed her online, but this does not explain why she was tweeting “fuck the police” and encouraging people to “kill all men.” (RELATED: NYT’s Sarah Jeong Also Sent Anti-Cop, Anti-Men Tweets)
“I’m afraid I might do that and reveal myself to be unpleasant, no I’m serious I don’t,” said Carlson, explaining why he doesn’t engage on Twitter. But she wasn’t responding to trolls. Actually in every case, and I read them, there were not individuals attacking her and by the way her response wasn’t aimed at individuals, it was named at an entire, in fact predominant, racial group in the United States.”