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Tucker Carlson to Cruz: 'I Guess I Just Don't Believe You'

Senator walks back his 'terrorist' description of Jan. 6 riot, but Fox host doesn't buy it

(Newser) - On the eve of the anniversary of the Capitol riot this week, Ted Cruz described it as "a violent terrorist attack." On Thursday night, the GOP senator tried to walk back his use of the word "terrorist" during a grilling by Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Carlson,...

After Tucker Carlson Trailer Aired: 'Not Sure How We Can Stay'

Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg, Stephen Hayes quit over Carlson's series about Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and Geraldo Rivera have all blasted Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge, a controversial program about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that streamed on Fox Nation. Now, add two Fox News contributors to that list—or, rather, former Fox News contributors. The New York Times...

A Tucker Carlson Trailer Angers Geraldo Rivera

Trailer for upcoming Fox series raises 'false flag' theory about Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - Trailers are meant to generate attention, and Tucker Carlson has clearly succeeded on that front. But the newly released teaser for Carlson's upcoming series for the Fox Nation streaming service also is taking flak from Fox colleague Geraldo Rivera as well as some Republican lawmakers, reports the Hill . The...

Pete Buttigieg Hits Back at Tucker Carlson

Says he won't apologize for taking paternity leave

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg is not apologizing. That's the official word from the transportation secretary after Fox News host Tucker Carlson mocked him for taking paternity leave . "As you might imagine, we're bottle-feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night," Buttigieg said on CNN'...

Tucker Carlson's Bread and Butter: 'White Grievance'

In deep dive into Fox host's history, 'WaPo' explores Carlson's role as the 'voice of white America'

(Newser) - From an outsider's perspective, Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight, could be seen as a man of ambition who rose to become one of conservative media's biggest stars, now boasting a nightly audience of nearly 3 million, with millions more fans on social media. From...

New Details Emerge on Carlson's NSA Controversy

Axios reports his texts may have been 'incidentally collected' by agency

(Newser) - Last week, Tucker Carson of Fox News caused a stir by accusing the National Security Agency of spying on him and trying to get his show off the air, allegations the NSA denied . Now, a report from Jonathan Swan at Axios appears to shed light on the controversy. It seems...

NSA: No, We're Not Spying on Tucker Carlson
NSA Responds
to Tucker Carlson's
Spying Claims
THE RUNDOWN

NSA Responds to Tucker Carlson's Spying Claims

Fox News host said he'd 'confirmed' that was happening, but agency says nope

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is claiming the US government is reading his private emails in an attempt to take his show off the air. "The Biden administration is spying on us," the host of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight said on Monday's show. "We have confirmed that."...

One of Reporters' Best Sources Is Their Biggest Critic

Tucker Carlson loves giving the inside scoop to journalists, writes Ben Smith

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson is always going after journalists, the group he has described as "cringing animals who are not worthy of respect." But in his latest media column for the New York Times , Ben Smith writes about what he calls one of DC's "open secrets"—Carlson...

Carlson: Call Cops If You See Kids in Masks Outdoors
Carlson's Mask Suggestion
Doesn't Go Over Well
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Carlson's Mask Suggestion Doesn't Go Over Well

He urges people to call the police and report abuse if they see children wearing them outside

(Newser) - With vaccinations increasing, the CDC on Tuesday relaxed its guidelines on when masks are needed outdoors. The push to reduce mask-wearing outside had been gaining steam of late , though Tucker Carlson took the argument to a whole new level on his Fox News show Monday night, specifically in regard to...

Carlson: If I Was Younger, I'd Consider Leaving America

He slams fellow journalists as 'cringing animals'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson says he's so unhappy with society and the media in America that if he was a younger man, he would consider leaving. In an interview with sports website Outkick , the Fox host questioned some of his life choices and attacked his fellow journalists as "cowards" and...

Chelsea Clinton Makes Request of Trump: 'It's Never Too Late'

Former first daughter wants former president to release pics of himself getting vaccinated

(Newser) - Chelsea Clinton appeared Thursday on The View, and she took the opportunity to make a request of Donald Trump while she was there. Speaking about the COVID vaccine and the apparent reluctance of white Republican men to get it, the former first daughter suggested the former president release photos of...

Carlson Displays Panic Over 'White Replacement'
Carlson Displays Panic
Over 'White Replacement'
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Carlson Displays Panic Over 'White Replacement'

Racist conspiracy theory relies on fear of immigrants of color

(Newser) - White supremacists in the US have worried about being replaced by voters of color for a long time. Last week, host Tucker Carlson laid out the conspiracy theory explicitly on Fox News. It involves immigration, Charles Blow writes in a New York Times opinion piece. Suggesting that there's an...

ADL Wants to See Fox News Fire Tucker Carlson

In an open letter, it cites comments he made Thursday about 'white replacement theory'

(Newser) - The Anti-Defamation League is weighing in on Tucker Carlson's employment status. Specifically, it wants Fox News to give its No. 1-rated host the boot. "Given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go," ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote in an open...

Cardi B, Candace Owens Just Got Into It (Again) on Twitter

Things got wild after Owens criticized the rapper on Fox

(Newser) - Cardi B and conservative commentator Candace Owens have clashed on Twitter before , but this time, they say they're going to sue each other. Owens specifically says she plans to sue the rapper for posting a Photoshopped tweet suggesting Owens' husband cheated on her with her own brother. Yes, really....

Carlson Accused of 'Calculated' Campaign Against Journalist
Tucker Carlson's New Fight
Is With a NYT Journalist
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Tucker Carlson's New Fight Is With a NYT Journalist

Newspaper says he launched a 'calculated and cruel' campaign against Taylor Lorenz

(Newser) - A debate over online harassment started with a tweet from New York Times tech reporter Taylor Lorenz. For International Women's Day, "please consider supporting women enduring online harassment," she said. "It’s not an exaggeration to say that the harassment and smear campaign I’ve had...

Military Members Have Biting Response to Tucker Carlson

Military leaders slam the Fox News host for his comments on women in the armed services

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson had something to say about women in the military, and now the military has a lot to say about Tucker Carlson. On his Fox News show Tuesday, the host mocked President Biden's announcement that the armed services now have uniforms that fit females correctly, and maternity flight...

Conservatives Have a New Target—One of Their Own

Tucker Carlson sought evidence for a conspiracy theory

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson made quite a few enemies this week after questioning a conspiracy theory advanced by one of President Trump's lawyers, the New York Times reports. On Thursday, the Fox News host addressed Sidney Powell's allegation that a leftist cabal—fueled by "communist money" from "Venezuela,...

Tucker Carlson Calls Out Trump Attorney Over Evidence

Sidney Powell says software flipped votes from Trump to Biden, but hasn't provided any proof

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani got most of the attention at Thursday's memorable press conference on Election 2020, but fellow Trump attorney Sidney Powell made some huge allegations herself. Powell alleged that software used in voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems was rigged to flip votes from President Trump to Joe...

Tucker Carlson Sorry for Falsely Claiming Dead Man Voted

It was actually the man's wife, who is still alive, Fox News host admits

(Newser) - Make no mistake: Tucker Carlson still believes that a lot of ballots belonging to dead voters were cast in the 2020 election. But for at least one dead voter, the Fox News host admitted he got it wrong. "We've got some good news tonight, and an apology. One...

Carlson: Fraud Happened, But Not Enough to Alter Result

But 'the real point is that fraud took place'

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson believes fraud occurred during the 2020 election—but he doesn't think it changed the outcome. "At this stage, the fraud that we can confirm does not seem to be enough to alter the election result," the Fox host said on his show Monday night, per...

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