Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Why Shouldn't She Be Allowed?

Thanks to Clif at Outside the Tent:
CARLSON: Good man. So what else is going on?

ROBERTS: Well, then we have this sort of—going from the sublime to the ridiculous, we have this ongoing lawsuit. Now, do you remember Washingtonian? Washingtonian was the hill staffer who wrote a very indiscrete blog about her liaisons with various boyfriends. One of these boyfriends got upset and sued her, saying that he was sharing—she was sharing all these intimate details about what they did and how they did it, more than we really needed to know.

And now Anna Marie Cox, the original Wonkette, is being dragged into this lawsuit, because she was the one that basically took what was supposed to be, quote, a little blog, and turned it into a sensation in Washington. Anna Marie is ducking the serving of papers, so we‘re not sure when it is going to catch up with her, and we‘re watching that with bated breath.

CARLSON: But he is suing? You know, I have to say, I know a lot of people involved in this, I don‘t wish any of them harm. But on the other hand, you shouldn‘t write about people you sleep with in detail. So, you know what, I don‘t know who this guy is and I hope he wins.

ROBERTS: I‘m old-fashioned. It basically says you‘re not supposed to kiss and blog, all right?

CARLSON: Exactly. That‘s why I like you, Roxanne. You‘re a good gossip columnist and a good person. Thank you, I appreciate it. Roxanne Roberts of the “Washington Post,” thanks.

This is a total bullshit, patriarchal statement. " shouldn't write about people you sleep with..." There goes all of the Hollywood biography business. Tucker Carlson is saying you shouldn't write about your life and he is clearly the moral compass of America. If the Washingtonienne had been a dude, would anyone care that he was sleeping with other hill staffers, married or not?

Look out, Jenna Jameson, Karrine Steffans, and Nikki Six. Tucker Carlson disapproves of you and his vengeance is known to be largely comedic, as I have experienced. The "blame the trampy woman" tactic has been used more aggressively and with more bile in other conversations, as Auguste has demonstrated in two posts, the first and the second. This is an old argument about the state of sex politics in America, but Tucker is also the guy who once called bullshit on O'Reilly about an "asking for it' comment in regards to rape. Maybe his wikipedia page should be further updated that women should never be allowed to enjoy sex and talk about it. Roxanne Roberts' statements are not thrilling either. I would have liked to see her say that Jessica Cutler did nothing wrong and that there were two people involved in the decision making process that led to sex.

It takes two to tango, at least that is what I have heard. It's been a while since anyone wanted to dance. That doesn't change the fact that I expect women to write about me and if they did? Oh well. If they say disparaging things about me or, good heavens, describe what we did in bed? Dear lord, I might just get the vapors! Maybe we all wouldn't care about sex so much if we would have more of it.

Again, Clif deserves all the credit for pointing out this transcript to me.


Anonymous said...

The super weird thing is Tucker handed Bill O'Reilly his asshat in an assbag over some O'Reilly comments relating to a woman that was raped, and wearing suggestive clothing. TC can come through sometimes, but perhaps he is skittsh about the waterslides you guys were riding.

teh l4m3 said...

Yeah chuckles you shouldn't have been wearing that micromini.

fulsome said...

Tucker is just a spoiled guy who doesn't think things through. He could be smart but that would require effort. I am waiting for someone to prove that his father's position as head of PBS is not substantially/wholly responsible for the fact that he ever got on TV in the first place.

Snag said...

If you were Tuck, wouldn't you be nervous about a woman writing about you?

Chuckles said...

Well, current events indicate that Tuckbag is worried about anyone writing about him.

I wonder how he will take Craigslist down. Maybe by putting up 8,000 ads for "Man seeks Woman with hankering for citrus."

sirbarrett said...

I wouldn't want to be written about if I were a little weasel like Carlson either.

Compulsively Aimless said...

Dear Freelance Genius,
Your lawyer friend may have missed this but one law all video store clerks should be aware of:
The Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. § 2710 (2002)). The Act provides a general ban on the disclosure of a person's rental information unless the consumer consents specifically and in writing.

Link to actual law:


Chuckles said...

Hey, K-Bashi, thanks for the link but next time read the post, nowhere in the post did I divulge what was rented.

Also, that law does not necessarily apply here. As it does not permit me (an empoloyee) from discussing stuff with friends. This site was unknown until Tuesday when it was linked by Wonkette.