On Tuesday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the “new Dem darling,” South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“They want to consume him, like a hearty stew,” said Tucker Carlson in a low, slow voice. “Every last drop of Buttigieg. Yum. They’re all in.”
Is Tucker Carlson ok? pic.twitter.com/4hUsLAOC2Y
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Many commentators were creeped out by Carlson’s words. Others saw it as a veiled attack on Buttigieg’s sexual orientation.
I am very tempted to write an entire column about how much I want to devour Pete Buttigieg.ADVERTISEMENT
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 17, 2019
He’s married, Tucker. He’s not into you.ADVERTISEMENT
— ❄️Kitty Smith❄️ (@abyss_gazer) April 17, 2019
I’m sensing a serious man-crush. Sorry, Tucker. Mayor Pete is an absolute delight, but he’s happily married.ADVERTISEMENT
— Grammarccrritchie 📖📚 (@ccrritchie) April 17, 2019
He looks like he abhors gay people even more than he abhors women and POC…ADVERTISEMENT
— Reader Adrift (@ReaderAdrift) April 17, 2019
“Dem darling”? Oh I cannot wait for the onslaught of veiled homophobic puns like this one. “Will Pixie Pete fly to the White House?”, “Will Buttigieg make America a fairy wonderland?”ADVERTISEMENT
— Gary Bedard (@gbedard1) April 17, 2019
dems: huh, this mayor pete guy is interesti—ADVERTISEMENT
tucker carlson: ooooh yeahhhhh i betttt youuuuu doooooo
dems: no, wast just saying his campai—
tucker carlson: OOOH HE’S A NAUGHTY BOY WHO NEEDS A SPANKINGADVERTISEMENT
dems: man what
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 17, 2019
— Crystal Warren (@happyenchilada2) April 17, 2019
‘Clear and present racism’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika say Kellyanne Conway should have been ‘fired on the spot’ for slurring reporter
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were astonished by Kellyanne Conway's response to a reporter asking about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four first-year lawmakers.
The White House senior adviser asked Breakfast Media White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg, who is Jewish, about his ethnicity after he asked Conway what countries Trump was telling the Democratic congresswomen to return.
"I won't draw any parallels with any fascist countries, but what happened yesterday in a press gaggle has nothing to do with the United States of America," Scarborough said, "and in any other administration over the past 240 years, a person that did what Kellyanne Conway did yesterday would have been fired on the spot. By the time she left the press gaggle and went back into the White House, they would have already packed up her belongings and would have told her leave by the back door and never talk to us again."
Elon Musk shows off progress on brain-machine interface
Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk late Tuesday revealed his secretive Neuralink startup is making progress on an interface linking brains with computers, and said they hope to begin testing on people next year.
Musk has long contended that a neural lace meshing minds with machines is vital if people are going to avoid being so outpaced by artificial intelligence that, under the best of circumstances, humans would be akin to "house cats."
Musk and members of the Neuralink team laid out progress they have made on their mission at an event held in San Francisco to recruit talent in software, robotics, neuroscience and more.
Two Texas Republicans in Congress were outraised as national Democratic offensive kicks off in Texas
Two potentially vulnerable Texas Republicans in Congress were outraised — and a few others saw seriously funded challengers — as the first major fundraising deadline passed in a cycle where national Democrats have built an expansive battlefield here, targeting six seats.
In the second quarter, Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, fell short of Democratic challenger Sri Preston Kulkarni, $378,000 to $421,000. Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Coppell, raised less than Democratic opponent Kim Olson, $225,000 to $279,000, before making a large loan to his campaign. And a few other GOP incumbents posted strong numbers — but so did Democrats running to unseat them, in a couple cases outpacing the officeholders after they entered the race mid-fundraising cycle.