James Wolcott: Using a pair of sanitized tweezers, MSNBC plucks Tucker Carlson out of a laboratory jar to host a nightly hour of noise signifying not
December 19, 2004

James Wolcott:

Using a pair of sanitized tweezers, MSNBC plucks Tucker Carlson out of a laboratory jar to host a nightly hour of noise signifying nothing...

It's a dumb decision. Tucker Carlson is a terrible hire not only because he's a conservative yakker in a medium where there's a superabundance of conservative yakkers, but because he's a truly inept TV performer--flighty, stammering, laughing at his own lame quips and then repeating them as if repetition makes them even swiftier, waving his hands around as if trying to throw them away, slamming the table in phony indignation ("That's outRAGEous!"), tucking his little smirk in at the end of each segment...he's unbearable....

If liberal opinions and interests are going to be blacked out from cable news, maybe liberal guests and viewers should boycott and let conservative monopolize the conversation amongst themselves, which is what they want to do anyway. Read more...

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