Leaked Emails Reveal Tucker Carlson and His Brother Are Even More Awful than You Thought

There are no surprises in the details emerging from a recent story involving Tucker Carlson, his brother and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s female spokesperson. It's not surprising that leaked emails reveal Carlson is a patronizing jerk; nor that Carlson’s brother’s name is Buckley; and certainly not that Buckley referred to the spokesperson in question as “labiaface” and a “self-righteous bitch.”


The whole kerfuffle began when DeBlasio spokesperson Amy Spitalnick reached out to Peter Fricke, a writer for Tucker Carlson’s conservative website the Daily Caller, asking for a correction to a story. After a few exchanges in which she specified precisely how the story was erroneous, Spitalnick sent Fricke and Daily Caller editor Christopher Bedford an email asking that they “correct the story now.” Bedford responded thusly:

"We’re reviewing the video now, Amy. If you annoy me with another whiny email before then, I’m muting this thread, thanks."

As anyone might do when dealing with an employee behaving like a total asshole, Spitalnick then reached out to Bedford's boss, Tucker Carlson. Spitalnick wrote:

"Tucker – it’s pretty appalling that this is how your staff chose to respond to us requesting a basic correction (and providing a transcript that directly contradicts the original story)."

Carlson, who almost always looks like he’s on his way to some frat’s bow-tie formal, used the opportunity to respond in the most smug and mansplainy way possible:

"Dear Amy,

Thanks for your email. You believe our story was inaccurate and have demanded a correction. Totally fair. We are going over the transcript now.

What Bedford complained about was your tone, which, I have to agree, was whiny and annoying, and I say that in the spirit of helpful correction rather than as a criticism. Outside of New York City, adults generally write polite, cheerful emails to one another, even when asking for corrections. Something to keep in mind the next time you communicate with people who don’t live on your island."

It stops just short of telling her to “smile more” or asking if it’s her "time of the month.”

Here’s where things get particularly gross. Somehow, Tucker’s brother Buckley gets involved in the exchange. He then writes Tucker an email, but “accidentally” cc’s Spitalnick, essentially revealing he’s a card-carrying member of the He Man Woman Hater’s Club:

"Great response. Whiny little self-righteous bitch. Appalling?

And with such an ironic name, too…Spitalnick? Ironic because you just know she has extreme dick-fright; no chance has this girl ever had a pearl necklace. Spoogeneck? I don’t think so. More like LabiaFace."

You just know they talk this way about women all the time with each other.

When Tucker was contacted by Buzzfeed News about Buckley’s email, he responded: “I just talked to my brother about his response, and he assures me he meant it in the nicest way.”

You stay classy, Carlson brothers.

(h/t Buzzfeed)

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