Tucker Carlson’s Brother Reminds Us Why Hitting Reply All Is Sometimes A Huge Mistake

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Now I want to preface this by asking you to hold your judgment for a moment. I am aware that talking about Tucker Carlson and the things that escape his mouth can sometimes get people heated, but I want you to put that aside and try to judge these email conversations on their content alone.

The emails in question regard a conversation between spokesman for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, Amy Spitalnick, and Tucker Carlson, with some cameos by other players at different points. The contact was the result of Spitalnick’s attempts to get a correction for a story at The Daily Caller by writer Peter Fricke concerning de Blasio’s comments about President Obama’s transportation proposal.

Caller editor Christopher Bedford got pulled into the lengthy email back and forth, leading to the reply, “We’re reviewing the video now, Amy. If you annoy me with another whiny email before then, I’m muting this thread, thanks.” You can read the entire thread over here, but it does make your head thump after a few moments.

This all prompted Spitalnick to contact Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson directly and it brings us to our comparison. Here is Carlson’s response to Spitalnick:

Dear Amy,

Thanks for your email. You believe our story was inaccurate and have demanded a correction. Totally fair. We are going over the transcript now.

What Bedford complained about was your tone, which, I have to agree, was whiny and annoying, and I say that in the spirit of helpful correction rather than as a criticism. Outside of New York City, adults generally write polite, cheerful emails to one another, even when asking for corrections. Something to keep in mind the next time you communicate with people who don’t live on your island.


Tucker Carlson (via)

Now that’s pretty professional, I’ll give him that, but it still comes off as some sort of unneeded lecture. I can’t be overly critical of the journalistic standards at play here since they’re pretty spot on, but the lecture part just doesn’t sit well.

Now If it ended there, I’d call this some outrage over nothing and we wouldn’t have much to compare with. Luckily, it doesn’t end there. Tucker’s brother, Buckley Carlson, gets involved and decides to hit reply all instead of just replying to his brother directly. It leads to this email being sent to Spitalnick:

Great response. Whiny little self-righteous b*tch. “Appalling?”
And with such an ironic name, too…Spitalnick? Ironic because you just know she has extreme dick-fright; no chance has this girl ever had a pearl necklace. Spoogeneck? I don’t think so. More like LabiaFace.

Buckley Carlson (via)

I do like how a pearl necklace is the bar of measure here, along with sex and “dick-fright” just flying in out of nowhere as indicators for how this lady does her job.

With that all out in the open now, let’s look at both. Which do you think is worse here? Is it Papa Tucker’s lecture to Opie on the front porch steps or is it pearl necklace connoisseur Buckley Carlson, possibly sending that reply all directly from the depths of some sweaty, jock-filled locker room.

I leave those decisions to you fine folks. I think both are horrible ways to go about replying, even if she was grating and demanding with her emails and prove that “reply all” will one day doom us all. Especially when you call somebody LabiaFace and they hear about it.

(Via Buzzfeed News)