I’ve called out the Tucker Carlson’s conservative news and commentary website The Daily Caller for this before. Apparently this is Carlson’s sick and unethical obsession: I guess he can’t stop his sophomoric fantasies and pain arising out of being a high school nerd gazing hopelessly at cheerleaders and the occasional attractive teacher from infecting his judgment and ethical values. Thus he—and his “education editor,” Eric Owens—think rape is ethically acceptable if the rapist is hot enough.
Once again, the site reports on an example of high school teachers exploiting their male students for their own sexual satisfaction with a slimy wink-wink-snort coded piece making it clear that the Daily Caller regards the episode is one big joke. This time the tongue in cheek headline, accompanied by the photographs of the two women involved, conveys Tucker’s attitude:
Male Teen’s Parents Sue Over Son’s 9-HOUR THREESOME SEX TRAUMA With English Teachers
Hahahahahahaha! That’s some trauma! Hey guys, you would have all been traumatized by an epic sex session with these two babes, right? Poor kid!
The Daily Caller, and that means its boss, Carlson, is saying here that when teachers abuse the trust of their employers, the community and the families of their students to abuse their position and power by turning students into sex toys and exploit their trust to serve their own recreational lust, its not only acceptable but desirable…if the women involved are attractive, of course. Carlson would be outraged at a Bill Clinton defender who employed the “consenting adult” argument to give Bill a pass on seducing his own intern, or someone who argued that any young woman would be grateful for chance to service the President of the United States, but two teachers who abuse a 16-year-0ld high school kid being sued for “traumatizing” him?
This is statutory rape, of course, but it’s all just fun for Tucker and his piggish, ethically-inert readers. For some reason my browser won’t let me connect to the reader comments on the Daily Caller story, maybe out of embarrassment, but I saw many of them last night until my gorge started to rise. I read over fifty without a single commenter, all of them male, expressing anything but envy for the child involved.
One said that it it was his son, he’d give him a high-five. His attitude was typical. Heck, it was nearly universal.
It isn’t just educators who are responsible for the deteriorating educational system and the fact that entrusting your children to ethically untrained or certified strangers is now the equivalent of Russian Roulette for kids. Irresponsible journalists like Tucker Carlson and Eric Owens, who encourage a culture that values sex over learning, and that cheers on sexual predators if they are attractive enough.
UPDATE: The link to the Daily Caller Comments started working again, so here is a random section from them, unculled except for the typical idiotic detour where the commenters supporting Ted Cruz and Trump start calling each other names.