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Rude E-Mail Is Rape or Something

Posted on | April 10, 2015 | 31 Comments

So, Tucker Carlson’s brother accidentally hit “reply all” on an e-mail in which he said rude things about Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.This became THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN THE WORLD for Erik Wemple of the Washington Post, who seems determined to spend the rest of his career writing about this.


Dear God, man, give it a rest.

If your point was to prove that Tucker Carlson’s brother is a sexist pig, congratulations — you’re a winner. But where is it written that all organizations must employ only sensitive people who adhere to your Erik Wemple Code of Polite E-Mail Decorum?



31 Responses to “Rude E-Mail Is Rape or Something”

  1. Good Stuff
    April 10th, 2015 @ 6:18 am

    a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women.
    synonyms:woman-hater; More

    relating to or characteristic of a misogynist.
    A misogynist is a person who hates or doesn’t trust women.

    Misogynist is from Greek misogyn?s, from the prefix miso- “hatred” plus gyn? “a woman.” The English suffix -ist means “person who does something.”

  2. robertstacymccain
    April 10th, 2015 @ 7:02 am

    I have sometimes distinguished between “sexist” (i.e., a person who believes that male and female are different in ways that are socially significant) and “misogynist,” a woman-hater. Feminists have deliberately blurred the distinction between these two words. The vast majority of people are to some degree “sexist,” in that they do not embrace the radical feminist theory that sexual differences are artificial (“socially constructed”). If you believe that men and women are naturally different, you are a “sexist,” whether you are male or female.

    Feminists want us to believe that all sexists are misogynists — woman-haters — so that everyone who disagrees with feminist theory can be classified as guilty of hate and prejudice.

  3. Daniel Freeman
    April 10th, 2015 @ 7:43 am

    OT: In the ongoing saga of the Hugo Awards, Larry Correia responds to George R.R. Martin in his usual lengthy style, concluding with this:

    First and foremost, you guys need to decide, once and for all, what the Hugo Awards really are. There are two choices.

    1. It is the most prestigious award which represents the best works in all of fandom.
    2. It is a little award, for one little group of people, at one convention.

    You can’t have both. Pick one, stake your flag on it, and we will proceed from there.

    Brad Torgersen of Sad Puppies has a warning for the SJWs who are threatening to vote No Award in protest of the Sad/Rabid Puppy slates of nominees:

    Amidst the wailing and gnashing of teeth and blaming the family dog (me) for the fact a wild wolf (Vox) is growling at the door, I have to ask everybody: what did you freaking expect when you made it plain as day the whole reason for going NO AWARD in 2015 is to keep Vox’s imprint Castalia House (and Vox himself) off the trophy table? That’s like putting a bloody leg of beef into the water while a great white shark circles nearby. You are daring The Kurgan to play chicken with you. That is The Kurgan’s most favorite game. The wild wolf lives for danger. The wild wolf wants you to nuke it all from orbit. This is Mutually Assured Destruction.

    And Vox Day confirms it. He’s an independent player in this game, and also a GamerGater, with his own Rabid Puppies slate and his own allied factions.

  4. Garym
    April 10th, 2015 @ 7:58 am
  5. Steve Skubinna
    April 10th, 2015 @ 8:17 am

    Okay. If Amy Spitalnick speaks for Mayor DeBlasio, for payment, then she is by default a vile statist monster seeking to destroy private property and punish personal initiative and should be grateful that free citizens tolerate her presence among them, for we all know that were she in power she would not tolerate ours. She is the Mouth of Sauron.

    Is that misogynist? Fine. Feel free to wet yourselves, metrosexual pansies.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 10th, 2015 @ 8:36 am

    Is someone trying to get these kids together (Amy and Tucker Carlson’s brother). Maybe Rob Reiner can direct the Romanic Comedy about their story!

  7. RS
    April 10th, 2015 @ 8:44 am

    Marginally related: I never use email for business if I can help it because it’s too easy to allow your id to send stuff you’d trash if given an opportunity to think about it. My secretary and I have a deal. If she thinks one of my letters is too strident, she does it in draft and appends a note: “Do you really want to send this?” That’s kept my fat out of the fire on occasions too numerous to count.

  8. RS
    April 10th, 2015 @ 8:47 am

    Feel free to wet yourselves, metrosexual pansies.

    What if my conservative side got slightly aroused by that paragraph? : )

  9. Jim R
    April 10th, 2015 @ 8:54 am

    Can I borrow her? I only need her while I’m awake.

  10. Jerry
    April 10th, 2015 @ 9:03 am

    In NYC its private propert, and the bougie gentrifiers that are doing all the destroying. Thank Lenin for Comrade Mayor Bill Deblasio.

  11. Jerry
    April 10th, 2015 @ 9:04 am

    Buckley Carlson…yeah, that name pretty much says it all. it’s a synonym for douchebag. A professional screenwriter couldn’t have come up with a better name for the villain in an 80s teen drama.

  12. RS
    April 10th, 2015 @ 9:09 am

    No. Worth her twice her weight in gold. We’ve been together 30 years. Second most meaningful relationship with female other than my wife, also of 30 years.

  13. Jerry
    April 10th, 2015 @ 9:19 am

    I think the world be a lot better off if some people had a little less “personal initiative”.

  14. Quartermaster
    April 10th, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    The typical leftist, however, will nuke the Hugos if not doing so means the hated SP or RP types would otherwise win. Worldcon is already headed into the sewer, and the SJWs don’t care, as long as they get to “run things right.”

  15. Quartermaster
    April 10th, 2015 @ 10:50 am

    I would love it if libtards had less personal initiative.

  16. Jerry
    April 10th, 2015 @ 11:23 am

    Hey, it’s Mr. Microaggression!

  17. Mike G.
    April 10th, 2015 @ 11:32 am

    Dude, you’re so uptight your nuts are squeezing your brain stem. Lighten up man.

  18. DeadMessenger
    April 10th, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

    His brain stem, and attached brain, is withered and atrophied from lack of use.

  19. DeadMessenger
    April 10th, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    OK, I read the link. And I’m wondering why Wemple’s got his panties in a knot, writing multiple stories over a dumb email written by a guy that nobody’s heard of, but responds with, let’s say, substantially less furvor regarding the email sins of Rodham-Clinton and Lerner. For example. Given, you know, that what the latter two did was actually illegal for someone in their position of authority, versus the former, who only commited a breach of etiquette.

    Wemple is so brain-washed by the cult of liberalism that he is unable to ascertain the scope of various events. He’s thus not even fit to write for a middle school newspaper.

  20. Finrod Felagund
    April 10th, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

    Two words of advice for you: seek help.

  21. Jim R
    April 10th, 2015 @ 2:50 pm

    Well, if you feel that you MUST be selfish…


    It’s a great thing to have such an excellent employee / coworker. You are a lucky fellow.

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  24. BillClintonsShorts17
    April 10th, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    Pointing out that someone is ‘whining’ is a breach of etiquette? Well then, I suppose one should never mention the spinach stuck between the teeth or the booger on the mustache either……

  25. Jerry
    April 10th, 2015 @ 9:13 pm

    So says someone who believes religious myths are reality.

  26. Jerry
    April 10th, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

    Seek help? right, only investment bankers and advertising executives should be able to afford decent housing. If you don’t live, or work in NYC your opinion is moot on this subject.

  27. Finrod Felagund
    April 10th, 2015 @ 9:51 pm

    And whoosh my comment goes over your head like the clouds go over the ocean.

  28. Steve Skubinna
    April 10th, 2015 @ 11:26 pm

    Yeah, Felix Dzerzhinsky had the same complaint.

  29. DeadMessenger
    April 11th, 2015 @ 4:04 am

    Intolerant hater. Racist.

  30. OccupyDisqus
    April 11th, 2015 @ 2:26 pm

    Yep, Comrade Jerry is in favor of rounding up the Kulaks and redistributing their property. Instead of, say, shutting the generations old law controlling rentals, and letting the free market muzzle the price fixing. Lenin forbid!

    Indeed, Comrade de Blaiso started out on that early on in his term of office.

  31. OccupyDisqus
    April 11th, 2015 @ 2:27 pm

    Including yourself, I trust?

    Naw, of course not. You know what’s best for us proles, right?