CNN’s Brian Stelter: ‘Tucker Carlson Is the New Donald Trump’


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Via:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  6 comments

By:   Ken Meyer (Mediaite)

CNN’s Brian Stelter: ‘Tucker Carlson Is the New Donald Trump’
CNN's Brian Stelter tore into Tucker Carlson on Sunday as he pronounced the Fox News opinion host the intellectual successor of former President Donald Trump.

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CNN's Brian Stelter tore into Tucker Carlson on Sunday as he pronounced the Fox News opinion host a successor to former President Donald Trump.

"Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump," Stelter declared on Reliable Sources. "Tucker has taken Trump's place as a right wing leader, as an outrage generator, as a fire-starter. And it is all happening on Fox just like Trump's campaign did. Which means Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are ultimately responsible."

Stelter argued that Carlson and Trump have numerous similarities, including that they operate by "tapping into white male rage and resentment" and "setting the GOP's agenda." He also cycled through various comments Carlson made in the past week, such as the Fox host dismissing Meghan Markle's bombshell claims, mockingNew York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz, and saying, "Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It's a mockery of the U.S. Military."

"What Tucker wants is attention. What Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch want for him is attention," Stelter said. He went on to argue that Carlson is unquestionably "the number one star on Fox News," and that Fox is shaping itself to expand Carlson's "radicalized content" even further.

During the panel discussion, S.E. Cupp said Fox has become "the 24-hour Tucker channel," and that the Murdochs have determined that "the GOP no longer wants to tackle substance and policy and wants to live in the culture wars."

April Ryan accused Carlson of putting "a lot of people's lives on the line for his entertainment purposes," pointing to Lorenz as an example.

Stelter and The Baltimore Sun'sDavid Zurawik briefly mocked Fox for what Stelter called a "pathetic" display when the network aired Carlson's live reaction to President Joe Biden's coronavirus address.

Finally, The Washington Post'sErik Wemple said that while Carlson and Trump "both traffic in hatred and lies," Carlson is a bigger challenge because "he lies [more] strategically and carefully" than the ex-president.

Watch above, via CNN.


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1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

I don't think the words "intellectual" and Donald Trump belong in the same sentence.  

Paula Bartholomew
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1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

"Don't ever use use the word smart with me."  DJT - Sept 29 2020.

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1.2  bbl-1  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

And neither do I.

For me, when ever I think of the word "intellectual" and being conjoined with the current GOP Louie Gohmert comes to mind.

As far as Carlson, uh---------------maybe he should use The Man From Mar-a-Lago's line as an afterthought also.  "I'm like a really smart guy," DJT.

PhD Principal
2  JBB    one month ago

Tucker reminds me more of Paul Lynde than Trump!

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2.1  bbl-1  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago

The live one or the--other one?

Professor Principal
3  Kavika     one month ago

Tucker Carlson and Ron Johnson are going to form a tag team and will be known as the ''Bigot Boys''.


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