Friday, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson offered advice to CNN head Jeff Zucker on the heels of criticism from former network anchor Brooke Baldwin that the “most influential anchors” and highest-paid on CNN were men.
Carlson suggested Zucker “transition.”
“Well, that’s a lot of dudes,” he said of CNN’s prime time lineup, as pointed out by Baldwin in a Ms. magazine interview. “Are you shocked? CNN is awash in toxic masculinity. Come on. Of course, it is. Have you seen the Chris Cuomo exercise videos? Look at those lats. It’s like “Mad Men,” the SoulCycle edition. You think some butts have been slapped in that newsroom? You’re damn right, baby, just like you like it. Not acceptable. Not acceptable anymore. So how do we fix it? How do we fix CNN? Well, it needs new leadership, obviously, but it’s not that simple.”
“There are not a ton of people who can run a declining left-wing propaganda network,” Carlson continued. “You need relevant experience to do that, so here’s an idea. Jeff Zucker should transition. It’s not hard. As CNN has told us many times, if you look like a woman, you are a woman. You have all the female intuition and empathy that the sex is famous for. Overnight, the transformation is instantaneous. So Jeff Zucker wearing Dockers has no earthly idea what Brooke Baldwin is talking about. It’s like she’s speaking Latvian.”
“But you put Jeff Zucker in a sheer black strapless dress, and he instantly understands or maybe even rehire her,” he added. “Jeff Zucker, will, as we say in the female community, finally get it. Toxic masculinity solved. The only question is, will Jeff Zucker do this? We’ll see. But be warned. If he doesn’t transition or if he complains about our suggesting that he transition in any way, we will know for certain that Jeff Zucker is transphobic. There’s nothing worse than that, even CNN’s exercise videos.”
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