Unclear what Carlson was hoping to accomplish. No one wants their pants pulled down on stage - so of course Wemple resisted denigrating his own practices. Such practices, by the way, are commonplace and not just a feature of the egregious wapo. Carlson was antagonistic, disrespectful, and worst of all...smug. Such manufactured conflict is standard issue in reality tv programming. He seems perfect for boosting ratings among Fox News viewership!