Over the past couple of weeks, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has repeatedly attacked MSNBC host Joy Reid, often referring to her as “the race lady” because Reid had the temerity to call Carlson out for his racist dog whistles and insistence that anyone who sees a child wearing a protective face mask should report the parents to child protective services.
The Daily Beast reports that when Reid said last week on her show that she was still wearing a mask even though she’s been vaccinated, Carlson mocked her on his show, remarking:
“Well, Joy-Ann Reid, the race lady over at MSNBC, took a quick break from haranguing whitey yesterday to reveal something deeply personal about herself on television.”
But on Monday evening, Reid made it clear that her Fox News counterpart was badly overmatched, as she systematically destroyed Carlson in grand fashion, noting:
“At least three times in last month, Tucker Carlson took time off from badgering strangers in parks and bouncy houses to demand they show him their children’s unmasked faces to refer to moi as the ‘race lady’! The race lady’? Why’d he call me that? I used to run track in high school but honestly, I’m not that fast. What else could it be? Hmm.”
After running a montage of Carlson referring to her as “the race lady,” Reid continued her destruction of Tucker:
“Did he say ‘whitey’?! Oh, honey! Tuckums! Is this really about me fixating on race or is it about you fixating on race? I mean, when you recently went off on me for continuing to mask up post-vaccine while jogging in crowded Central Park, you weirdly threw in my attending Harvard. And I don’t know, maybe I’m sensitive to this stuff, but it felt kind of like a dog whistle.”
Reid speculated that Carlson had probably wanted to attend Harvard and been rejected by the Ivy League school.
Oh, and let’s not forget, Reid continued, that Carlson had a show canceled at both MSNBC and CNN, so the only place he can find a gig is over at low-rent Fox, which no one respects or believes. Despite that, Reid commented:
“But you’re fine! Thinks are going GREAT for you. And about that race thing, I’m not the one who spools over my neighborhood ‘changing’ like I’m some segregationist housewife from the 1950s! That would be you, Tuckums!”
As if that wasn’t more than enough to shut Carlson down for a good long time, Reid finished the torching of her counterpart on Fox with this:
“The reason I continue to mask up in crowded spaces is because I don’t know how many people in those crowds I’m jogging around heard about the court case where your bosses said your show wasn’t news.
“They listen to you like you are the news. And I don’t trust [that the] people who are listening to you, Tuckums, are taking precautions against COVID rather than freaking out about a piece of cloth and busting into Target to cough on all the cereal boxes like they’re 17th-century colonizers touting measles blankets with them!”
Like a fool, Carlson will probably respond to Reid on his show later this evening. Some people aren’t even bright enough to know when they should leave well enough alone.
Here’s the video of Joy Reid destroying “Tuckums”: