Tucker Carlson took a break from his nightly anti-vax mandate rants to rave this week about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg taking paternity leave after he and his husband adopted twins: “Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed, no word on how that went.”
The “joke” was homophobic and also just not very funny, but it also came from inside of a glass house. Yes, the woke culture that Tucker Carlson hates on nightly is in fact the same woke culture his employer has embraced. At least when it comes to parental leave and COVID policies, Rupert Murdoch’s evil empire is tough to beat.
While Fox News may be poisoning our airwaves and rotting the brains of a significant portion of the population, it happens to be a very good place to work. Don’t take my word for it, listen to that of Fox and Friends host Todd Piro (no relation to Judge Box of Wine Pirro) who wrote an entire opinion piece for the Fox News website about how much he enjoyed his six weeks of paid paternity leave: “I cannot thank Fox enough for providing all fathers who work here with such a generous paternity leave. This experience has changed me in a profound way and in ways I won’t fully comprehend until my daughter is older.”