Fox News host Tucker Carlson is not backing down, but he is playing the victim in his own personal war on women.
Carlson, the face of Fox News, Tuesday night attacked the U.S. Military, and especially women service members, claiming they have harmed America's military might by making our Armed Forces more "feminine." He held up China's military as a sign of strength, and quoted a Chinese government official who warned their nation young Chinese boys were becoming too "soft."
Carlson told his viewers that pregnant women serving in the military make a "mockery" of America's fighting forces.
By Thursday morning Carlson's misogynistic remarks had gone viral, prompting an outpouring of support from people across the nation for women in the military.
And by midday the Pentagon, including the Secretary of Defense in a rare move, rebuked the Fox News host. Top military leaders from all branches of the nation's armed forces spoke out to support women and chastise Carlson.
"What we absolutely won't do is take personnel advice from a talk show host," a Pentagon spokesperson said, which apparently was enough to make Carlson feel attacked.
Moments ago, Carlson took to Twitter, not to apologize, but to double down and play the victim:
This afternoon, the Department of Defense issued a press release attacking this show: “Press secretary smites Fox Host." Like we're a hostile foreign power. Remarkable. We'll respond at 8pm ET on #FoxNews
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 11, 2021
The actual title of that news release was: "Press Secretary Smites Fox Host That Dissed Diversity in U.S. Military."
His attempt to play offense did not go over well (except with the right wing crowd that always "backs the blue" and "supports our troops," unless Donald Trump or Fox News tells them not to.) Here's how many are responding to Carlson:
That's right, retreat to your safe space, snowflake. Make it all about you and not about the brave military personnel you smeared. https://t.co/k6RHKr6cLK
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) March 11, 2021
Or he could go enlist. Show them how tough he is. https://t.co/aLbaMXNlSj
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) March 11, 2021
IMO | DoD didn't "attack" your show, Son! They pushed back on your misogyny about women in the military "feminizing" the forces.
Want a cage match with a random woman solider? It could be arranged, and she'd RINSE your ass! 😏 But you gonna double-down like a putz, aren't you? https://t.co/BS2SqRbe78 — 🔥 Democracy Spot 🇺🇸 😷 (@Democracy_Spot) March 11, 2021
Fox News issued this statement after Carlson kept criticizing a reporter resulting in other users harassing her:
“No public figure or journalist is immune to legitimate criticism of their reporting, claims or journalistic tactics." Apparently that only works one way. https://t.co/X9aecEXU73 — Julie Faenza (@JulieMFaenza) March 11, 2021
Nawww you're just an asshat. https://t.co/e6UWCKL61I
— Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) March 11, 2021
Misogyny & Racism is a toxic mix. https://t.co/h8zUmFFAsV
— Chief Resistance Officer (@crushthebigots) March 11, 2021
They didn't attack your show. They defended our warriors! https://t.co/JMBD0v4VQ4
— Robin Wright 🌊 (@Happy2BNana) March 11, 2021
You're a hostile domestic fake news network. https://t.co/bB2vfmzEPp
— PRAY4US (@bednarcheryl50) March 11, 2021
Fuckin snowflake https://t.co/48vMemxhOK
— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) March 11, 2021
You are a hostile foreign power. https://t.co/4sEYD25ZKa
— *you're (@RKJ65) March 11, 2021
Look at this cry baby. Remarkable. https://t.co/f9CLppan9T
— ❤️🤍💙 (@jamesdena) March 11, 2021
It feels like Spring, but I'll be damned if this snowflake isn't sticking around ❄️ https://t.co/OyMEs5EBvn
— Tyler Morrison (@cp_studio) March 11, 2021
You are a hostile foreign power.
Also, you attacked my bad ass female colleagues. They serve. You didn't. Resign. https://t.co/iw96k7DZTR — Travis Akers (@travisakers) March 11, 2021