World Marines Apologize, Will 'Adjust Fire' After Twitter War of Words Over Tucker Carlson
Tucker Mockingly Downplays Seriousness of Gretchen Whitmer Kidnapping Plot
While minimizing the current threats of right-wing extremism on Thursday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked the serious nature of the plot to kidnap and execute Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, snarking that a “homeless guy” had planned to abduct her “in a shopping cart.” Carlson, who has repeatedly downplayed the deadly Capitol riots as nothing more than a “political protest that got out of hand,” kicked off his primetime show on Thursday evening by ridiculing the concerns that QAnon adherents and pro-Trump extremists were potentially planning another insurrectionist attack on March 4.
The II Marine Expeditionary Force has issued an apology for engaging in aspat with right-wing commentators over recent remarks made by host about what he claimed is the feminization of the .
Carlson, whose popularity is owed in part to his inflammatory coverage of identity politics issues,among military figures and others last week when he complained that President was presiding over America's transition to a more "feminine" military.
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"Pregnant women are going to fight our wars,"Tuesday. "While China's military becomes more masculine as it has assembled the world's largest navy, our military needs to become—as Joe Biden says—more feminine."
II MEF's Information Center Twitter account added its voice to the criticism of the far-right television host on Friday, posting a picture of a female Marine carrying a comrade. "What it looks like in today's armed forces @TuckerCarlson," the account wrote. "Get right before you get left, boomer."
One user replied saying: "Please focus on China and not Tucker Carlson," prompting a dismissive rebuttal from the Marines account that read: "Come back when you've served and been pregnant."
Right-wing figures shared the exchange and criticized the Marines account for both shaming an American citizen and engaging in the politicized back and forth over Carlson's comments.
Tucker Carlson Taunts 'Woke Generals' Who Couldn't Defeat the Taliban
"If the woke generals treat us like they've treated the Taliban, we'll be fine," Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Friday.Carlson said the following during the Friday night edition of his show Tucker Carlson Tonight:
Far-right activist and conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec—long criticized for spreading far-right propaganda and disinformation—asked on Twitter: "Are these official statements from the @iimigofficial about how the Marines view U.S. civilians?"
Fellow far-right commentator, conspiracy theorist and anti-feminist Mike Cernovich said the Marines account had declared a "propaganda war on Tucker Carlson," telling followers: "The military isn't what you think it is. Time to cut budget in half."
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Right-wing political strategist Bryan Dean Wright, meanwhile, said the Marines' posts were inappropriate coming from a non-partisan organization.
"With U.S. Marines tweeting partisan views on Govt accounts—and keeping their jobs all the while—we've crossed a red line," Wright wrote. "The Republic will not stand long when our military, intelligence, & law enforcement become political tools," he said, adding: "We are in desperate trouble."
Many in GOP Hope Trump Loses in Court, Goes Away, Says Former Admin Member Miles Taylor
Taylor said he wouldn't be surprised if Trump faces criminal charges in 2021, amid ongoing criminal investigations in New York City and Georgia. "My prediction for this year is going to be that the Donald Trump who loves to win, win, win, is about to lose, lose, lose," the former administration official said."He's losing in the court of public opinion and he's about to lose, I would predict, in the people's court if charges are brought against him. A lot of Republicans are actually hoping that this will happen so that they can move on from Donald Trump.
The II MEF account later apologized in a reply to a tweet sent by11 Los Angeles reporter Bill Melugin, who said it was "pretty wild to see this tweet from an official US military account."
The II MEF account said: "We are human and we messed up. We intended to speak up for female Marines and it was an effort to support them. They are a crucial part to our corps and we need them to know that. We will adjust fire and ensure the utmost professionalism in our tweets."
Carlson's comments wereby serving and former military officials. Press Secretary John Kirby said he shared the "revulsion" expressed after Carlson's show, adding: "What we absolutely won't do is take personnel advice from a talk show host or the Chinese military."
Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston was among those who came out to defend their female comrades. Grinston said Carlson's remarks were "divisive" and did not reflect the military's values.
"Women lead our most lethal units with character. They will dominate ANY future battlefield we're called to fight on," Grinston wrote. "We have THE MOST professional, educated, agile, and strongest NCO Corps in the world."
Tucker Carlson Attacks Obama: He’s a ‘Racial Arsonist’ Who ‘Sows Hate’ .
After completely ignoring the deadly Colorado mass shooting on his show Monday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s first coverage of the massacre on Tuesday night included an attack on the nation’s first Black president as a “racial arsonist” who “sows hate” and is “creating real extremism.” Carlson, who somehow made no mention of the Boulder shooting while he was on the air the previous night, kicked off his primetime program on Tuesday by mocking media outlets and prominent figures who initially believed the suspected shooter was a white male. (Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was born in Syria and raised in Colorado.