Saturday’s Long Read

Tucker Tries Truth in Advertising!

It’s a long read, but strangely compelling: The Mystery of Tucker Carlson

One of the enduring puzzles of the modern era is how Tucker Carlson revived his flailing career after Jon Stewart destroyed it in a single guest appearance. This article sheds some possible light: he stole Stewart’s masterful technique from the long-ago Crossfire segment and now employs a corrupted, ersatz version of it, indiscriminately, on guests and targets, both large and small.

I’ve never hidden my disdain for Tucker Carlson; he’s all the things he rails against. He sees his quest as telling the truth, but in the end it’s all dishonest showmanship and shouting, with one goal only: own the libs. There’s a reason Tucker inherited Bill-O’s spot on Fox News, his show is a post-modern, deconstructed version of the same schtick.

What’s not clear is whether Tucker sees it himself.

Anyway, this is a great read on a rainy Seattle morning. Two coffees!

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7 Responses to Saturday’s Long Read

  1. Lulymay says:

    On a rainy morning just north across the 49th, I’m on my second cup already as well. I watched Toxic Newspeak and couldn’t stand to partake of their BS even one more time. Are you sure his parents didn’t spell his first name with an “F” and the registrar mistook it for a “T”?
    Good for nothing piece of ka-ka, as my French Canadian mother-in-law used to say.

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  2. laura says:

    So I gave it a read and here’s my take away:
    Tucker comes accross as the kind of guy who would keep the windows rolled up on the station wagon full of passengers, forcing them to smell his farts while preventing other drivers from merging into traffic.


  3. RWW says:

    Carlson is a fatuous jerk now and always has been. His audience was smaller before he took over O’Reilly’s time slot so it’s easy to see that Fox viewers just eat up whatever shit sandwich Fox is serving at the moment. They could resurrect Max Headroom and put him in Carlson’s time slot doing Carlson’s schtick, and then the CJR author could do another equally pointless piece with quotes from people saying that 25 years ago how edgy, groundbreaking and potentially award-winning Max was, but just look at what’s happened to him now.


  4. Batman 54 says:

    Still a dick.

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  5. angrysp[ittle says:

    Tucker is nothing but a candy assed trust fund brat who probably couldn’t ‘t change a gawddamned light bulb without expert guidance.


  6. Kent Fossgreen says:

    “What’s not clear is whether Tucker sees it himself.” He doesn’t….</Ron Howard narration>.

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