Larry Craig’s arrest has inspired indignation in many circles, and howls of laughter in others.
While some of Craig’s fellow Senators call for his resignation, gay rights groups are calling on MSNBC commentator Tucker Carlson to apologize for comments he made while talking about the Idaho senator’s arrest.
On Tuesday, in a discussion with Joe Scarborough and Dan Abrams, Carlson recounted a story of being solicited in a restroom in the 1980s and then responding by assaulting the man who propositioned him. Now watchdog group Media Matters for America is calling for MSNBC to explain “Carlson’s comments or address why Abrams and Scarborough laughed while Carlson recounted his actions. Instead, MSNBC has treated Carlson’s comments as a laughing matter, re-airing the portion in which Carlson claimed to have been ‘bothered,’ but omitting the portion in which he seemed to boast of physical assault.”
Meanwhile, another MSNBC anchor, Keith Olbermann, recreated the entire Craig affair to the tune of “Dragnet.”