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April 13, 2013

The most Tucker Carlson-y thing that Tucker Carlson could possibly do

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Tucker Carlson did a little fishing in Central Park today.

Central Park, the hub of Tucker Carlson fly fishing.

19:29 // 1 year ago
March 27, 2013
The Bow Tie Is Back: After a few years of serving as an occasional Fox News contributor, the network has revealed that Tucker Carlson and his trademark bow tie (not pictured) will be joining the Fox & Friends weekend line-up. Carlson is perhaps best known for his time on CNN’s Crossfire, for his time on MSNBC, and as founder of The Daily Caller. (Which has been in the news lately, BTW.) He’ll replace Dave Briggs, who left the show in February to co-host The Crossover with Beadle and Briggs for the NBC Sports Network. (Photo via Gage Skidmore)

The Bow Tie Is Back: After a few years of serving as an occasional Fox News contributor, the network has revealed that Tucker Carlson and his trademark bow tie (not pictured) will be joining the Fox & Friends weekend line-up. Carlson is perhaps best known for his time on CNN’s Crossfire, for his time on MSNBC, and as founder of The Daily Caller. (Which has been in the news lately, BTW.) He’ll replace Dave Briggs, who left the show in February to co-host The Crossover with Beadle and Briggs for the NBC Sports Network. (Photo via Gage Skidmore)

17:05 // 1 year ago
March 22, 2013

Report: Daily Caller paid man to fabricate Menendez prostitution story

  • claim According to the Washington Post, a lawyer in the Dominican Republic has told authorities that the Daily Caller, the conservative news outlet owned by Tucker Carlson, paid him to fabricate a story about Democratic Senator Bob Menendez soliciting prostitutes.
  • denial  The new org denies the charges, with Carlson saying in a statement that “The Daily Caller never paid anyone, was never asked to pay anyone and of course never would pay anyone for this story.”

There’s a wrinkle here: In its recounting of today’s revelations, the Daily Caller writes that the lawyer "blamed four news outlets — CNN, The Daily Caller, Telemundo and Univision — for allegedly encouraging him to fabricate false accusations about Menendez.” This isn’t true; according to the Post, the man only accused the Daily Caller—not the other three outlets—of offering to bribe him (the other three were mentioned as having requested to interview the man after he made the claims). The lawyer’s reliability is already shot, having reversed his story at least once, but the Daily Caller has seriously undermined its own credibility by reporting the original story in such a misleading, and indeed factually inaccurate, way. This is one of those weird news stories where all parties involved seem to have been dishonest to some degree—with the possible exception of Menendez himself.

20:44 // 1 year ago
October 9, 2012
19:30 // 2 years ago
October 8, 2012
I had no idea how much people hated bow ties. It took me 20 years to realize that wearing a bow tie is like wearing a middle finger around your neck.
Tucker Carlson • On why he stopped wearing bowties. Carlson is the subject of a Brian Stelter profile in the New York Times regarding the growth of his site, The Daily Caller, which had a banner week last week due to a controversial 2007 video of Barack Obama.
10:21 // 2 years ago
May 21, 2012
Of course we got attacked and people said we were racist, but I didn’t care.
The Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson • Discussing his site’s pushing of the Trayvon Martin story, including posting Martin’s tweets, which showed the slain teen in an unflattering light. The Daily Caller and other conservative media outlets have put a strong focus on surfacing black-on-white violence lately, particularly the attack on two Virginian-Pilot reporters, which Bill O’Reilly covered heavily for days. BuzzFeed’s McCay Coppins analyzes the phenomenon, writing that “The conservative media’s in-your-face reporting of black-on-white crime is a sort of demonstration project — a rebellious response to decades of fielding allegations of racism from the cultural elites who run the mainstream press.” Are they focusing on the wrong issue?
10:15 // 2 years ago
March 29, 2012
For people to weigh in, for professional race-baiters like [Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Frederica Wilson], and for the president himself to weigh in and make this a simple parable about white racism is very foolish.
Daily Caller editor-in-chief  Tucker Carlson • During a debate with Alan Colmes, shortly after a montage was shown of various people weighing-in on the Trayvon Martin case, on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” Carlson argued that President Obama is “making the case that this boy was killed because the way he looks, and we don’t know that all.” Colmes, on the other hand, believed that President Obama took exactly the right tone, saying, “Tucker, if we had a white president and a white boy had been shot and a white president had said that could have been my son, nobody would have said a word about it.” source (viafollow)
15:30 // 2 years ago
February 16, 2012
If they have an enemies list and they collaborate with the White House, does it mean the White House may have an enemies list? By the way, my name was on the list. Shocking.
Sean Hannity • Freaking out over the just-uncovered revelation that Media Matters allegedly has an enemies list, and he’s on it. The Daily Caller’s massive multi-part expose on the liberal organization seems to have uncovered a ton of dirt, including an internal memo that included this line: “We must take Fox News head-on in a well funded, presidential-style campaign to discredit and embarrass the network, making it illegitimate in the eyes of news consumers.” It appears that The Daily Caller did their homework with this one. One major quibble however: Tucker Carlson, a current Fox News contributor, runs The Daily Caller, and wrote some of the stories. That is a huge conflict of interest. Should Tucker have taken himself off this story? (ht imwithkanye)
11:17 // 2 years ago
December 31, 2010

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Journalism’s Greg Marmalard
Charley Bravo - 12/29/2010

Last night the effervescent Tucker Carlson, opined that Michael Vick “should’ve been executed”. What is crazier about this segment, the absurd Fox contortionsim for the sake of methodologically insinuating Obama’s “disconnect” or that the guy who needs a third chance is bitching about the limits of redemption!?

Long gone is the bow tie, and the simple appellation “Tucker”. Not since the guy was brutally torched by Jon Stewart back in 06’.  So devastating was Stewart that Carlson’s gig, Crossfire, was cancelled by CNN. He had to ditch the tie and rebrand in a move to MSNBC. And after washing out there, now he’s angling for prominence again with stupefying arbitrariness oozing through the cracks of the brand Marmalard veneer. It’s not only obvious which failures deserve no redemption, but which deserve death. Recalling the encounter with Stewart, it must be terrible being forced essentially into the stuff of comedy.

We have no really super-high opinions of Mr. Carlson. He had an opportunity to do something really cool with The Daily Caller (and save his own Stewart-smacked reputation in the process), but instead chose to make it another tawdry political site with no substance. They had one bonafide scoop which seemed to build their reputation (the RNC money scandal) and then blew all their credibility by choosing to go after other journalists for private conversations. From there, it’s been one bit of attention-grabbing after another.

And here’s what bugs us about the latest Carlson thing more than anything: He hasn’t bothered to explain his comments since this show. There’s no mention of them on The Daily Caller (not even in articles about Vick!), his Twitter is radio silence, and he hasn’t made a statement about them to the press. You’d think, if he’s going to say something as outrageous as this, he’d stand behind the comments once he’s made them. But he’s chickened out. And that’s why he’s a joke.

(One quick correction: Stewart smacked Carlson in 2004, less than a month before the election.)

13:17 // 3 years ago
December 29, 2010

Yo, Tucker: What Michael Vick did was awful, and we’re sure he realizes the error of his ways … but come on. Execution? Exe-freaking-cution? In other news, we haven’t been to The Daily Caller in months. Is that site still around? source

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11:03 // 3 years ago