Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the scourge of liberals everywhere, got into a heated exchange with Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on Thursday, disparaging Richmond’s strip club, The Papermoon; and thus disparaging all of Richmond in the process. The conservative blowhard, in the exchange with Daniels’ lawyer, said, “Stormy Daniels was to perform in Richmond, in a depressing strip club, this hero that you say you are protecting…why you are on television wearing expensive suits…why is she doing that?”
Damn, things just got real.
Regardless of Carlson’s whataboutism, Avenatti spoke truth to power and simply replied with, “Because she wants too, Tucker. This is America, and guess what, if a woman wants to perform in a strip club she does so, even though people like you demean her.”
Damn, things just got real, real.
The exchange only gained velocity from there with Carlson throwing everything but the proverbial kitchen sink at Avenatti including calling him a “moralizer” – which is hilarious when your job is to defend President Trump on a daily basis – he also claimed that the lawyer cheated on his taxes – before eventually returning to shame Daniels’ once more by saying, “Your client is not thriving. For you to look me in the eye and say she wants to perform in strip clubs with people throwing stuff at her is insulting.” He went on to say the only women who strip are people who lack choice, or, ever the arbiter of a women’s moral character, because, “she likes it.” But the really outrageous bit in this whole tempestuous tete-a-tete is when Carlson doubles back to the River City to make that point, saying, “…I know she’s working in a strip club in Richmond.”
Avenatti, never one to miss a good rhetorical gut punch then asks Carlson, “Do you have that big of a problem with porn? When’s the last time you’ve [seen] porn?” Uncomfortable giggles abound before Avenatti, dead to rights, looks Carlson in the eye and asks, “Do you believe people who view porn should watch your show? Do you?”
Damn, things just got real, real, real.
At this point, the conversation has taken such a glorious turn for the salacious that Carlson finally admits, “I don’t even know how to answer that,” right before telling him that he is a fake feminist hero who should be ashamed for exploiting Daniels. Never to miss a chance to self-aggrandize, Carlson also makes it clear that the other channels might let Avenatti get away with this fake feminism, but Fox News never will.
This is #Murica2018. Live in it, love it, and just go with it.