Fox News “personality” (I use that term lightly because he doesn’t actually have one) Tucker Carlson has said a whole truckload of dumb, tone-deaf, or insensitive things throughout his career. But this time, he seems to have really screwed the pooch after he dared to mock women members of the military in a drawn-out and rather sickening diatribe on his Fox show — declaring that members of the United States military have become “too feminine.”
Carlson, of course, has never once served in the military himself — though did reportedly make a failed at joining the CIA — nevertheless had plenty of nerve to attack and criticize our nation’s armed forces while heaping praise on China’s military.
“Well, this tells you everything,” Carlson opened, according to a Media Matters report, before he went on to draw a stilted comparison between the coronavirus pandemic and NIH Director Tony Fauci and what he claims one Chinese official called “a national masculinity crisis.”
Carlson claimed that China took this one official’s “warning” about the masculinity of their armed forces and allegedly turned it all around in less than a year’s time, allegedly building up a massive stockpile of naval warships, which in reality take several years to design and build.
“Last year, we learned that China has quickly developed the world’s largest naval force. In 2015, China had 255 battleships. Now they have more than 360, and many of those ships are more capable than anything in the American naval fleet. So how are we responding to this? Well, at the White House yesterday, Joe Biden addressed it effectively. What’s the American military’s response?” the Fox News host spewed, mocking President Biden.
He then went on to play a clip of President Biden saying, “we are making good progress designing body armor that fits women properly, tailoring combat uniforms for women, creating maternity flight suits, updating requirements for their hairstyles. And some of it is going to take, you know, an intensity of purpose and initiative to really change the culture and the habits that cause women to leave the military.”
Carlson continued to double down, disgustingly mocking the US military and the women who serve and fight for his freedom to trash talk them on national television.
“So we’ve got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It’s a mockery of the U.S. Military. While China’s military becomes more masculine as it’s assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become as Joe Biden says more feminine, whatever feminine means anymore since men and women no longer exist. The bottom line is it’s out of control, and the Pentagon is going along with this,” he said.
Not only did Carlson’s diatribe pretty blatantly suggest that women servicemembers just aren’t as good as their male counterparts, it went on to imply that only “masculine” men should be filling the ranks of our country’s armed forces.
To say the very least, Tucker’s rant sparked some serious and rightful outrage from individuals who actually had the guts to serve instead of spew hate and nonsense on a failing right-wing cable network:
I maintained aircraft until I went into labor, and had several supervisors who did the same before me. I have more masculinity in my left ovary than @TuckerCarlson could ever hope to have, or pass on.
— Celena Spears (@CelenaMSpears) March 10, 2021
Please explain to me how my existence is a “mockery” of the U.S. military. https://t.co/kkXW0dqNBR
— Lethality Jane (@LethalityJane) March 10, 2021
— Patrick Donahoe (@PatDonahoeArmy) March 11, 2021
@TuckerCarlson Unlike you, I served in the Army for 20 years including in combat alongside incredibly brave and courageous sisters.
Our Armed Forces are the most capable force in the world BECAUSE of the selfless service, sacrifice and professionalism of our women in uniform.
— Jim Gill (@jimmygill) March 11, 2021
You wouldn’t happen to remember which branch of the military the Prince of Fishsticks served in. My mother was one of the 1st year of military WACS. Before working with the Signal Corp as a code breaker. She actually built bombs. pic.twitter.com/KbJWawD03O
— Night Mists 🇺🇸 🌜🌃🌌🌃🌛🇺🇸 (@Nitemists) March 11, 2021
Hey @TuckerCarlson come say that to my face little man…
From a FEMALE Army veteran pic.twitter.com/up9swJTcSu
— Lib Lady Army Veteran😷🌊🇺🇸 (@Individual1isa1) March 11, 2021
Even the United States Army appears to be subtweeting over Tucker’s gross, tone-deaf comments.
I’m here to tell you now, Tucker, you picked the wrong ones.
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