The New Republic tracks Tucker Carlson’s embrace of the dark side.
“A year after his CPAC speech, Carlson would take a stab at creating the type of hard news–focused outlet he described. When he launched The Daily Caller in 2010, he vowed that it would ‘primarily be a news site’ with a straightforward approach to the news: ‘Find out what’s happening and tell you about it. We plan to be accurate, both in the facts we assert and in the conclusions we imply.’ There wasn’t an audience. Within a few months, it was publishing fake news and outrage-driven commentary.”
“The transformation of The Daily Caller is the Rosetta Stone moment of Carlson’s career, a period during which he learned his lesson. He never sought respectability again…”Save to Favorites