MSNBC must really have Tucker Carlson‘s back. Or they’re desperately trying – and failing – to stop a scandal.
Carlson first came under fire after admitting he once assaulted another man after the man “grabbed him” in a public toilet.
Then Carlson and his MSNBC flacks released a statement “clarifying” the matter. Like a game of telephone, however, some of the facts got dropped in that statement. For example, the fact that Carlson “bashed” the man’s head in.
Then, some crafty video editing removed the comments all together, says Media Matters:
…Both August 29 re-airings did include Carlson’s claim that he had been “bothered in men’s rooms,” neither broadcast aired the portion in which Carlson claimed that he “went back with someone” and “hit him against the stall with his head.” Both re-airings did include a portion of the segment in which Carlson asserted, “I’m not anti-gay in the slightest.”
Of course they did.