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Carlson Convenes Bunny Ranch Workers to Discuss Oldest Profession's Ethics
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/03/2007 6:16:30 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Tucker Carlson is a self-described libertarian who mentioned more than once this morning that in he has in the past supported fellow libertarian Ron Paul for president. Little wonder, then, that Carlson takes a live-and-let-love attitude toward the escort-service scandal that is threatening to rock Washington.

For those who have not been following the case, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the so-called "DC Madam," owner of an escort agency, turned her clients' phone numbers over to ABC. On tomorrow's "20/20," ABC is apparently planning to disclose the names of some of those clients, who are reported to include Bush administration officials, prominent lobbyists, CEOs and the head of a conservative think tank.To discuss the ethical issues involved, Carlson had as guests on the early-morning version of his show today [MSNBC has shaken up its lineup today to provide all-day pre-game coverage of tonight's GOP debate] the owner of the legal-in-Nevada Moonlight Bunny Ranch, Dennis Huf, and two of his employees, Audrey and Brooke.

The highlight of the segment was this exchange between Carlson and the two women.

View video here.

MSNBC HOST TUCKER CARLSON: Maybe Audrey and Brooke can speak to this. The temptation must be if someone famous comes in, and you see that famous person naked, the temptation must be to tell all your friends about it. It's tempting, isn't it?

BUNNY RANCH WORKER BROOKE TAYLOR: No, it's exactly the opposite. I enjoy telling people that I've been with someone they might be interested in knowing but not telling them. It's fun.

CARLSON: Hmm!
Then came the line of the day.
BUNNY RANCH WORKER AUDREY: I think every business has a code of ethics and we certainly do as well.
Insert joke about ethics, DC bigwigs and Audrey's business here.

Contact Mark at mark@gunhill.net


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bunnyranch; dcmadam; ethics; oldestprofession

1 posted on 05/03/2007 6:16:33 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Oldest-profession ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/03/2007 6:16:57 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

you might be interested in this..


3 posted on 05/03/2007 6:18:22 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders - don't re-elect them!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought it was MARGARET Carlson...........


4 posted on 05/03/2007 6:19:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Insert joke about ethics, DC bigwigs and Audrey's business here.

I'm confused... Are we to be limited to "insert" jokes?

5 posted on 05/03/2007 6:20:40 AM PDT by gridlock (Enough already about Virginia Tech!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, discretion is a job qualification to be a hooker.


6 posted on 05/03/2007 6:21:01 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
BUNNY RANCH WORKER AUDREY: I think every business has a code of ethics and we certainly do as well.

True, but government does not. ;)

7 posted on 05/03/2007 6:22:24 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: gridlock

LOL!


8 posted on 05/03/2007 6:22:54 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Tucker was trying to angle a ‘Barter’ deal in trade.


9 posted on 05/03/2007 6:23:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: wallcrawlr; Maximus of Texas

Which one of you was at the Bunny Ranch?


10 posted on 05/03/2007 6:23:16 AM PDT by RockinRight (Proud FREDeralist.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
LQQK WHAT I FOUND AT WIKI!:)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Margaret Carlson is an American journalist and a columnist for Bloomberg News.

[SNIP] She is unrelated to television journalist Tucker Carlson.

Carlson has been romantically linked with former Senator and potential Presidential candidate Fred Thompson. While Thompson denied the rumors, the rumors have persisted in the Washington DC gossip circuit and are reported to be hurting Thompson's presidential aspirations

11 posted on 05/03/2007 6:23:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: gridlock; governsleastgovernsbest

Careful, you’re on a slippery slope here.


12 posted on 05/03/2007 6:24:03 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
ABC is apparently planning to disclose the names of some of those clients [ Gee, I wonder how they decide which ones to release] , who are reported to include Bush administration officials, prominent lobbyists, CEOs and the head of a conservative think tank.

How do they ever make that decision, I wonder?

13 posted on 05/03/2007 6:25:13 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Red Badger

Eewwwwwww...


14 posted on 05/03/2007 6:27:55 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
While I'm all in favor of zoning, regulation and even aggressive prosecution of aggressive solicitation, I could never understand the legal basis for illegalizing the sale of something which can freely be given away.
15 posted on 05/03/2007 6:28:37 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

By now, just about the entire list of numbers (with names) should be out on the Internet somewhere. Comparing these names and numbers with political affiliation should be a relatively simple matter.

One suspects that something like ten Democraticans or liberal-leaning folk will be found for every Republican or conservative-leaning person included.

People who live in stoned houses should not throw glass.


16 posted on 05/03/2007 6:30:25 AM PDT by alloysteel (For those who cannot turn back time, there is always the option of re-writing history.)
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To: Red Badger

fred has always had better looking wimmen than her


17 posted on 05/03/2007 6:35:34 AM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Armedanddangerous

What’s that old country music song?.........Older women,...etc......


18 posted on 05/03/2007 6:41:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Strange title. The oldest profession is Midwifery.


19 posted on 05/03/2007 6:49:17 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Red Badger

A story in The New York Post was quoted on 1/04/2003 in the digbysblog as follows:

“She [Carlson] calls his apartment all the time. It’s the joke all over Washington that Margaret has this huge crush on him. And Fred is clearly not interested.” (To which the gallant Thompson responded, ‘I generally don’t comment on these matters, but as it relates to the statements made about my friend Margaret Carlson, I should be so lucky.’)”


20 posted on 05/03/2007 6:53:09 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: agere_contra

Precisely my point. Palfrey is helping birth a scandal ;-)


21 posted on 05/03/2007 6:54:48 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: riverdawg

The day after the campfire, the embers are still glowing............


22 posted on 05/03/2007 6:56:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: agere_contra

Mid-wifery?.....and just how do you suppose the woman got into the need for a midwife in the first place?.....


23 posted on 05/03/2007 6:57:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Red Badger

I think the point of the New York Post story was that the “campfire” with Thompson was largely wishful thinking by Carlson.


24 posted on 05/03/2007 7:07:13 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Most news shows are mighty examples of that oldest profession...


25 posted on 05/03/2007 7:10:10 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The "Headliners" are listed on the right


26 posted on 05/03/2007 7:12:17 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Izzy Dunne

oh come on.. haven’t you figgured it out? there’s prolly only 3 or four dems on the list to begin with.
the madame only supplies educated women. what dem wants an educated woman to bang?


27 posted on 05/03/2007 7:14:11 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders - don't re-elect them!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
On tomorrow's "20/20," ABC is apparently planning to disclose the names of some of those clients, who are reported to include Bush administration officials, prominent lobbyists, CEOs and the head of a conservative think tank

Once any Dem or liberal names become known, watch the lib media drop this story.

28 posted on 05/03/2007 7:19:21 AM PDT by lowbridge ("the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible." -Rosie O'Donnell)
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To: lowbridge

What gives ABC the right to be selective? Release them all, or release none.


29 posted on 05/03/2007 7:34:43 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Bottled water?


30 posted on 05/03/2007 7:37:26 AM PDT by Carolinamom (God is pleased to get knee-mails.)
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To: popdonnelly

Hey, gotta protect them Dems.


31 posted on 05/03/2007 7:47:57 AM PDT by lowbridge ("the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible." -Rosie O'Donnell)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The “Bunny Ranch” is LEGAL in the State of Nevada. So what’s the problem?


32 posted on 05/03/2007 7:49:18 AM PDT by montag813
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To: absolootezer0
what dem wants an educated woman to bang?

Or what educated woman would want a dem?

33 posted on 05/03/2007 8:01:10 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Doncha just love grass roots Capitalism?

(chuckle)


34 posted on 05/03/2007 8:03:09 AM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: RockinRight

I’m there tuesdays and weekends.

But I’m already booked...sorry.


35 posted on 05/03/2007 8:48:31 AM PDT by wallcrawlr
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To: TexasCajun

Benn there....

Done that....

Take the picture of the front of the “Bunny Ranch”, that is.

I could never afford the services of those girls.


36 posted on 05/03/2007 9:30:02 AM PDT by alloysteel (For those who cannot turn back time, there is always the option of re-writing history.)
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To: alloysteel
Take the picture of the front of the “Bunny Ranch”, that is.
I could never afford the services of those girls.

So I guess you checked out the rates?

37 posted on 05/03/2007 9:50:12 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So what exactly is the motivation behind revealing any of the client list? Did the DC Madam decide she needed to create a controversy while quitting the business? There is some disconnect here for me.


38 posted on 05/03/2007 10:23:04 AM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: TexasCajun

Nice picture - can almost read the license plates...


39 posted on 05/03/2007 11:38:55 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the "No Child/Left/Behind" Party)
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