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Without the Washington Post hype, Carlson, in reality, is just another talking head whose fame has gone straight to his wobbly head. And not a very impressive one at that

PLOP! The Sound of Tucker Carlson Landing on the Anti-Trump Boat


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PLOP! The Sound of Tucker Carlson Landing on the Anti-Trump Boat
Two years on, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson has jumped aboard the full-to-the-gunwales Anti-Trump boat.

The news of Carlson’s having jumped aboard the louder than any protest Anti-Trump boat surfaced one day after the mainstream and social media used the funeral of President George H.W. Bush to gang up on the president the media live to hate.

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Blaming Trump for everything now includes media accusations that he really secretly wanted all the attention at Wednesday’s memorial.  There paying his last respects, Trump likely never knew that the media would use the occasion to point out the differences between him and Bush ad nauseam—but they could read that he angrily “TORE” off his coat even though video clearly shows him calmly removing it before handing it over to a military aide before taking his ASSIGNED seat among the high and mighty—because that’s how the Washington Post reported it.(CFP, Corrosive Hatred of the Washington Post Tries to Steal Bush Eulogy, Dec. 6, 2018)

Make that the same Washington Post that Carlson told “I don’t think he’s capable” during an interview on Tuesday.

Ganging up on Trump soars media ratings. That’s how Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski made it to Number 6 on the Mediaite’s Most Influential in News Media 2018 List.

Anyone notice that Fox News’ Sean Hannity holds the Number 1 spot, CNN’s Jeff Zucker 2 and Matt Drudge 3?

“Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson set straight any misinformation concerning his views on President Trump: “I don’t think he’s capable,” he said during an interview on Tuesday. (Washington Post, Dec. 6, 2018)

“Urs Gehriger, an editor at “Die Weltwoche,” Switzerland’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, “Ship of Fools,” is silent on Trump but comments on his critics. And so, Gehriger jump-started the conversation by asking what Carlson thought of Trump’s first two years in office.

“Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting. Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson had just one word: “No.”

The story included in the Post Most newsletter went on to describe Fox as the News Channel that has “become the outlet often aligned with the current administration, at least in prime time”:

“Hosts such as Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro have taken near-unequivocal positions in support of Trump and against “the liberal left.” Hannity has even joined Trump on the campaign stage.

“Though often a measured Trump supporter, Tuesday’s interview was not Carlson’s first verbal-lashing of the president; he called Trump’s attacks on then-attorney general Jeff Sessions, following his recusal from the Russia investigation, a “useless, self-destructive act.”

“This week, he continued to disparage the president when Gehriger probed for more.

“His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Carlson said, adding that those goals were probably lost causes. Trump, he said, doesn’t understand the system, and his own agencies don’t support him.

“He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do, so it’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things,” he added.

 

Tucker knows very well that Trump hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done because he’s swimming in a swamp with Obama and Clinton leftovers.

“He has come to believe that Trump’s role is not as a conventional president who promises to achieve certain things and then does. Instead, it’s to “begin the conversation about what actually matters.” (WaPo)

“For the Fox News host, that issue is immigration.

“The Washington Post’s Philip Bump previously reported that since taking over the prime-time slot left vacant by Greta Van Susteren when she departed the network shortly before the 2016 election, Carlson has been “a fervent advocate for Trump’s hard-right position on immigration.”

“The interview, which ran 45 minutes past its allotted time, covered wide-ranging discussion points, some as striking as Carlson’s outspoken comments about the president.

“For starters, he called Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her socialist group “the future.” He also criticized the Republican Party, suggesting that it “will die” if it doesn’t begin to fairly represent middle-class American voters.

 

“The elite in our country is physically separated in a way that’s very unhealthy for a democracy,” he said. Rural America is “really falling apart,” he said, adding that “if you’re running the country, you should have a sense of that.”

“Gehriger said Carlson sounded like a “renegade.”

“He was so tough” on Trump, he told The Post. “He was nobody’s cheerleader. For a person who is so successful on Fox News, I didn’t expect him to be so outspoken.”

If Carlson’s a renegade he’s one that stayed hidden in the bushes for two years.

Knowing that he’s suddenly come out of the closet on Trump, many viewers will see him as a traitor and a hatchet man.

Carlson only found his way into the media sunshine through the late great Andrew Breitbart, whom he will NEVER be.

Without the Washington Post hype, Carlson, in reality, is just another talking head whose fame has gone straight to his wobbly head.

And not a very impressive one at that.


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