Quite some time after issuing a challenge to the man he likes to call the “creepy porn lawyer,” Tucker Carlson finally got to face off with Michael Avenatti, the attorney for former adult actress Stormy Daniels. And the best part may have been when Avenatti accused Carlson of having a secret porn habit.
Avenatti, who’s maintained an omnipresence on cable television for the past few months, has assiduously avoided Carlson’s Fox News show, in spite of an open invitation. (This probably had something to do with the fact that Carlson calls him a “creepy porn lawyer.”)
Well, whether or not Zucker has actually tired of him, Avenatti decided to grace Carlson’s show with his presence and he picked an interesting method of attack: going after Carlson’s browsing habits.
The result may be some of the best TV you’ll see all month.
Avenatti began by demanding Carlson “show some respect to my client and me and stop calling us a porn star and a creepy porn lawyer.”
Michael Avenatii: "When’s the last time you saw porn?"
Tucker Carlson: "Oh, you busted me. Actually, maybe humiliation porn, that’s why I watch you on CNN." pic.twitter.com/gWiQcICaa5
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 14, 2018
“If you’ve got that big a problem with porn — do you actually have that big a problem with porn?” Avenatti said accusingly.
“I’m not making fun of — slow down!” Carlson said.
Then came the “J’accuse!” moment.
“When’s the last time you saw porn?” Avenatti asked, leaning in.
“Oh, you busted me!” Carlson said facetiously. He then unleashed a zinger of his own: “Actually, I’m into humiliation porn, that’s why I watch you on CNN.”
Avenatti apparently didn’t have anything for this, asking again, “When’s the last time you viewed porn?”
“You’re a little creepier even than I realized,” Carlson responded.
The exchange went on with Avenatti wondering what Carlson’s porn habits were and Carlson noting he was avoiding the question.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, weirdly, and not just from Avenatti. During a tweetstorm in July, Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks” wondered about Carlson’s porn-watching habits, along with those of Ben Shapiro.
I'm not done yet. @TuckerCarlson says that adult film stars are indecent. Really? How many adult films do you think Tucker has watched in his life? In the thousands, at least. Is he claiming he has never watched any? Same w/ @benshapiro who writes an anti-porn book. Please!
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) July 31, 2018
Apparently, the correct nomenclature is “creepy lawyer” and “star of stuff you probably watch but don’t want to admit to,” not “creepy porn lawyer” and “porn star.”
Beyond that, the left seems genuinely obsessed with the viewing habits of people who say that those who do indecent things on camera are indecent — convinced that they must watch it.
Whatever the reason may be that they make that intellectual jump (and I could proffer a few), Avenatti’s duel with Carlson is some of the best TV you’ll see all month.
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