Fox News resident homophobe Tucker Carlson slammed Washington Post columnist Erik Wemple on his show last night. The scathing remarks initially seemed random and came out of nowhere… until now.
In the closing segment of Tuesday night’s show, Carlson accused Wemple, who he had long banged his head with, of contacting “some old college classmates” and looking for dirt.
Jeff Bezos asked one of his minions, a mentally unhinged middle-aged man named Erik Wemple, to pull out our dusty college phone book and call to see if we had done anything mean to the age 19, ”said Carlson, referring to the CEO of Amazon, which also owns the newspaper. “Let us know if you hear any good stories.”
#Tucker Carlson ends his show by resuscitating his long-standing feud with the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple ahead of an article involving his school yearbook: “Jeff Bezos had one of his minions, a mentally unhinged middle-aged man named Erik Wemple, pull our dusty University Directory “pic.twitter.com/mPT5mYkjta
– Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 21, 2021
It turns out there is a story. And it’s pretty disgusting.
According to a recently unearthed page from the Trinity College Carlson directory, the 51-year-old Fox News host was a proud member of the “Dan White Society” in his youth. Dan White, you may remember, is the homophobic maniac who murdered Harvey Milk.
So that makes sense.
Is this surprising, however? Not really.
Carlson has a long history of attacks on LGBTQ people on his show and once bragged about committing an anti-Gay hate crime against a gay man who “bothered” him.
“I came home 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,” recalls- it in 2017.
Then there was the moment in 2018 where Carlson was filmed verbally assaulting a gay man at a country club after Carlson’s son threw a glass of wine in the man’s face.
Then the Fox News host said he needed “tremendous self-control” not to hit the guy with his chair, which “I wanted to do.”
Tucker Carlson Tonight is one of the top rated programs in cable news. According to a recent Fox News press release, the show “ended March as the highest rated program in cable news across all categories, with 3.2 million viewers and 521,000 in the demo. key 25-54 and 331,000 with the youngest of 18 years. 49 demo. The program also dominated several entertainment and news shows in the first quarter. “
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.