Bowtie-era Tucker Carlson was a buffoon, but the new Tucker Carlson is something closer to a National Treasure, at least as far as anything you see on American national cable TV news programming. What made Tucker a buffoon 15 years ago is the same thing that makes him Great today: The Iraq War. Back then he served as a CNN GOP propagandist stooge to sell the aluminum tubes and yellowcake. He believed in it and he sold it like an obedient servant. But almost uniquely on American newsers now, he’s about the only one to fess up and own it, apologise for it, ask forgiveness and promise he’ll never again meekly accept whatever BS his network shoves under his nose. He carries The Shame and doesn’t shirk from it. He Owns It. He got Mugged by Reality. It’s why he hasn’t bought Rooskiegate from Day One: Because it’s all smoke & mirrors and mass hysteria without any actual evidence, just more cartoon shows.
Anyway, Tucker was back at it tonight, defending Kanye and slamming hard headshots to Don Lemon. (Must admit, kinda funny how the youtube Play button makes his nose look like a clown.)