Jesus Christ, what a pathetic operation Tucker Carlson is running.* (Bonus hackery: the heckler in question in an anti-vaccination crank.)
*Since I’ve used it multiple times, I should explain the extremely obscure and oddly appropriate reference. From The Baseball Book 1990, preceded by earlier content about the team for context:
The Indians’ moves this winter seem somehow uniquely pathetic; I can’t quite say why, but I wince in sympathy when I hear each one announced…the signing of John McNamara as manager, the signing of Maldonado and Guante, the acquisition of Mitch Webster. Tired blood for an anemic offense; Hank Peters is reliving his youth. For Christ’s sake, if you want players like this, just wait until the end of spring training, and other teams will cut them loose.
Playing for Cleveland, [Maldonado] is certain to recover to some extent, but then what? He is, like the acquisitions of Keith Hernandez, Dion James, Chris James, and John McNamara, utterly irrelevant to any eventual success that the team might have. He is, if he plays well, a holding action, a nothing occupying time and space. I mean, I know there is a lot of respect for Hank Peters throughout baseball, but Jesus Christ what a pathetic operation he is running…
Except for the fact that the Daily Tucker doesn’t really have fans, it’s a perfect fit. “I chuckle grimly when each move is announced — trying to create a scandal out of the fact that liberal journalists also express liberal political opinions in private, publishing an article called “What Are Women For?” that intends to be taken seriously, publishing an article about how the army should draft lesbians and convert them to heterosexuality, hiring Mickey Kaus to be a blogger…” I especially like the phrase “a nothing occupying time and space”; that should be on the Daily Tucker’s masthead.