Tucker Carlson
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According to Wikipedia, The Daily Caller is a conservative American news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C., which was founded by Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel in 2010.

Tucker Carlson, in addition to being named ‘Tucker’ and initially styling himself with a bowtie, attended the elite private St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island.

The school has some nice accouterments.

Geronimo is a Ted Hood-designed 69-foot fiberglass sloop. Three times during the academic year, Geronimo carries students from St. George’s School on six-week-long voyages. The ship sails year-round between Canadian waters and the Caribbean and is now making a two-year-long journey to the Mediterranean.

You might be interested to know that Billy Bush and Howard Dean also attended St. George’s. Billy Bush, of course, was the man laughing along with Donald Trump as he boasted of his habit of grabbing women’s genitals and doing whatever he wants with them because he’s famous.

When Carlson was at St. George’s, he fell in love with the headmaster’s daughter and later married her. His father-in-law has had a couple of problems with properly reporting sexual assault.

The Rev. George E. Andrews II was headmaster of St. George’s School from 1984 to 1988. The school’s tuition costs $58,000 a year.

In 1989, he moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where he was headmaster at the St. Andrew’s School. In 2007, he retired from the school, reports the Sun-Sentinel.

…In September 2016, The Associated Press reported that the Diocese of Southeast Florida called for an independent investigation into Andrews in early 2016, The report found that Andrews did fire a choirmaster for inappropriate sexual behavior with a student. However, the school lawyer advised him against reporting the choirmaster to authorities…The investigation did find that Andrews knew about the dean of students giving the choirmaster a positive job recommendation and even said that “we will feel his separation deeply” when the man left.

Carlson reportedly quit drinking alcohol in 2002 because he was tired of the hangovers, but he apparently has no problem having his staff hand out beers to sexual assault survivors who don’t want Brett Kavanaugh placed on the Supreme Court.

There seems to be some bratty, preppy, solidarity at work here, and it’s not attractive.

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Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at ProgressPond.com