Tucker Carlson’s toy, conservative website “The Daily Caller,” headlined the story I mentioned in today’s warm-up about a teacher who sent naked photos of herself to a teen-aged former student, this way:
“Former Miss Kentucky Arrested For Assaulting 15-Year-Old Teen’s Eyes With Her Naked Body.”
I’ve called Carlson’s site on this kind of idiocy before. It’s the brainless, macho, “yeah, I sure wish a teacher had mistreated me like that when I was a kid” jerkism that seeds the next generation of Harvey Weinsteins and Matt Lauers, as well as perpetuating the still flourishing double standard that sees a male teacher who has sex with female high school student as a rapist, but a male student who is seduced by his female teacher as lucky dog.
This is one of many reasons I don’t watch Carlson’s popular show on Fox. I really don’t care what assholes with those kinds of warped values have to say about anything. Teachers cannot use their position to prey on students, and it doesn’t matter how attractive the teacher is or how appreciative her victim is. The fact that so many conservatives gravitate to Carlson’s frat boy attitudes is one reason to be wary of conservatives.
I haven’t checked…let’s see if the comments on this article express the usual Daily Caller reader perspective…
—Dang I wish she would send me one
—Why didn’t I have teachers like her when I was in school?
—This sort of thing used to be the subject of Letters to Penthouse rather than legal action.
—I’m pissed off! We didn’t have the internet and cell phones when I was in High School!
—At 15 I wish I had a hot teacher. Mine were all gnarled up with blue hair.
—Whomever arrested her needs to be put in jail for a long time.
—This is not an assault, this kind of action needs to be praised!
—Women’s breasts are PURE ART! She should never be arrested by sharing art.
—This kid loved every bit of this
…and so on. The Left is raising rights-warping totalitarians, and the Right is teeming with mouth-breathing morons.