Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American conservative political anchor, pundit, and television personality who works for Fox News Channel, who formerly co-hosted Crossfire on CNN and Tucker on MSNBC and who was one of the few conservative anchors on MSNBC before the network strengthened its progressive stance with its "Lean Forward" campaign. Tucker takes more consistently conservative stances compared to other commentators. He has stood up to the leftist mob, and the cost of ads on his show nearly doubled despite left-wing attempts to boycott him.
After commentator Bill O'Reilly resigned from Fox News due to sexual abuse allegations, Carlson replaced him at the 8 pm EDT time slot. He also replaced O'Reilly as the number one rated cable TV show for that time slot. His ratings were nearly as high as O'Reilly's. In late March 2019, his show received more viewers than all of CNN's primetime hosts combined.
In 2010, Carlson, with Neil Patel established the online news website The Daily Caller. The website is considered to be an excellent source for conservative news and a welcome polar opposite to left-wing sources such as the Huffington Post.
Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has in jest long referred to Carlson as Chatsworth T. Osborne, Jr., a character on the old Dwayne Hickman CBS television series, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, played by Stephen Robert "Steve" Franken (1932-2012). Limbaugh uses the nickname to exploit his slightly younger and greater tendencies than average to New England dress and mannerisms into humorously reducing him to the stereotype of the broadly drawn situation comedy character.
Much to the shock of many conservatives, Carlson bashed Trump lawyer Sidney Powell. Powell claimed that Carlson had spoken rudely to her and that she never wanted to talk to him again. He claimed she offered him "no evidence", despite the fact that she cannot do so until after the court trial is finished.
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- Chatsworth Osborne, Jr.'s theory on Obama's new Health and Human Services Secretary. The Rush Limbaugh Show (April 11, 2014). Retrieved on March 20, 2020.
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