Bunker USA: What the Fox – Who is Tucker Carlson?
Saturday, 26 November
Tucker Carlson is the most-watched cable news host in America. Who is he, why is he so popular and what makes him tick? He’s praised Vladimir Putin and Viktor Orban, perpetuated the “stop the steal” nonsense, and regularly fills the airwaves with rhetoric to enrage the Republican right. Dan Cassino, author of Fox News and American Politics, joins Jacob Jarvis to discover what Carlson’s influence means for the future of the United States.
“If he makes a mention of a candidate – either positively or negatively- that candidate moves up in the polls the next day.”
“Tucker Carlson is a troll. He is a right-wing troll. He is someone who is saying the things that will get people upset because he believes that's the way to get attention and to have influence. The worst thing is, he’s not wrong.”
“If I can make an extreme argument, once you respond to me, I’m in control. I’m the one setting the agenda.”
“I’ve no doubt if that populist wing of the Republican party comes into disarray, that he’ll rebrand himself. “
Written and presented by Jacob Jarvis. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Alex Rees and Jet Gerbertson. Assistant Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Jade Bailey. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER USA is a Podmasters Production.
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