Tucker Carlson: "CNN is really a super PAC, colluding with the Democratic Party....

bisleybisley Senior MemberPosts: 10,606 Senior Member
... on the news you hear"


"These are the people who would stake their reputations and their fortunes on the collusion hoax --  and they were stunned. Befuddled politicians stammered on television, trying to figure out what to say about the news. Viewers of liberal media outlets didn't want to hear anything about it. Huge numbers of them just quit watching immediately. On Tuesday night, CNN's 8 p.m. show lost nearly 50 percent of its viewers."

I still don't know what Tucker's political affiliation is, if any. He is definitely a commentator - not a straight news journalist, by traditional standards. If you take his commentary, issue by issue, he is all over the political spectrum. I suppose he is significantly closer to the right than the 'new left,' and more libertarian than conservative.

All I know for sure is that he does more listening than most prime time commentators, and he often lets his guests make his points for him.


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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,993 Senior Member
    I'm pretty sure all the "straight news journalists" were hunted to final extinction by the 1970's, but yeah, Carlson seems to be a little more of that than most.
    WWJMBD?

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,104 Senior Member
    bisley said:
    ... on the news you hear"

     .................

    I still don't know what Tucker's political affiliation is, if any. He is definitely a commentator - not a straight news journalist, by traditional standards. If you take his commentary, issue by issue, he is all over the political spectrum. I suppose he is significantly closer to the right than the 'new left,' and more libertarian than conservative.
    He does seem to have a mix of views between Libertarian and Conservative. I like his show, except for the fact that he has a lot of liberals on his program. Although he exposes them for what they are, I really am tired of the liberal viewpoint, and usually switch channels while he interviews them.

    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • Billy_BuddBilly_Budd Posts: 638 Senior Member
    bisley said:


    ...I still don't know what Tucker's political affiliation is, if any. He is definitely a commentator - not a straight news journalist, by traditional standards. If you take his commentary, issue by issue, he is all over the political spectrum. I suppose he is significantly closer to the right than the 'new left,' and more libertarian than conservative.

    All I know for sure is that he does more listening than most prime time commentators, and he often lets his guests make his points for him.

    I tend to agree that Tucker Carlson is more of a right-leaning libertarian but ya never know, huh? Seems the commentators that gain popularity for their so-called 'conservative/libertarian' views always end up Zumbo'ing themselves when it comes to the 2nd Amendment or other conservative issues; Meygan Kelly being a prime example. I do enjoy listening to his commentary from time to time, however, all in all, I think they are all opportunists who would sell their own mother given the chance. 

    The one thing I detest about Fox News is that they whitewash and skirt around the true issues that are posing direct threats to our individual liberties and freedom and put far too much emphasis on entertainers and sports figures. For my news sources, I prefer listening to certain channel uploads from everyday American citizens who don't bulldung and tell it like it is - exactly why there's been such a push to terminate and ban these particular channels as they are the single biggest threat to the mainstream news establishment, Fox included. Us old farts all remember the days of when there was no cable or internet, and unless one had shortwave or Ham radio, it was either the propaganda of ABC, NBC or CBS. So for me, it's either Alt-right or a book. 
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,288 Senior Member
    The problems I see with Libertarians is they don't stay that way. They either go full tilt Socialist, or they go theocratic. As someone who is "mostly" Libertarian, I find this disturbing. The same thing happened to the Tea Party movement - as I recall, it started as a Libertarian impulse, but it didn't stay that way.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,606 Senior Member
    It is probably impossible to pidgeon-hole any good commentator with a one-size-fits-all political ideology label. I just look for the ones who ask the right questions and somehow manage to get their guests to answer specific questions.

    Tucker typically gives his guests several opportunities to actually answer the questions he asks, before he starts ridiculing them for the political hacks that most of them are. But, I have seen him just shut up and give them the floor, when they actually give an honest reply, or when they are so ridiculously biased that letting them monologue exposes them as morons.
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