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My first clue that Carlson was going off the rails badly was his interview with the pimp, conman and all around misogynist scumbag Andrew Tate.

Some of his interviews (e.g. the Putin one) were informative because they illustrated how the subject views the world (or claims to) and hence how disconnected he is from reality, but I don't think Carlson either intended or expected that result.

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Carlson’s interview with Putin - much like his interview with Dugin - just allowed the subject to ramble on. He asked no substantive questions, and That was HARDLY how Putin viewed the world. He just allowed Putin to ramble on, advancing his narrative. I think Carlson expected exactly this. Any attention is good attention.

And yeah… Tate. Carlson is pure garbage.

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May 6Liked by Kim, Irene Kenyon

Concur with your analysis of Carlson. I've read enough of Alexandr Dugin's work to be scared as hell of him. I haven't bothered to watch any of Carlson's 'interviews'...

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When I still had my old blog about 10 years ago, I wrote a piece on Dugin, the Eurasian Youth Union, and fascist Russia. Dugin is NOT a philosopher. He’s a fascist academic with a lot of clout. Carlson is a repugnant piece of garbage.

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May 6Liked by Kim

I don't know just when Tucker started going off the rails, but he's clearly taken Churchill's quip, "If Hitler [y"sh] invaded Hell, I should make a favorable reference to the Devil in the House of Commons" a bit too much as literal advice. Or... he's just decided that this is how he'll get and keep 20 million viewers.

Even in his glory years, I always suspected he was a demagogue rather than somebody interested in the truth for its own sake.

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I enjoyed watching Carlson when he first took the evening slot on Fox News many years ago. But then came the obsession with UFOs and JFK assassination conspiracies (“just asking questions,” of course).

Eventually he launched into praise for Putin and I was done with him. However, I made sure to check his opening monologue on the day Russia entered Ukraine— which he had insisted that Russia would never do. “Well, that happened a lot faster than we thought,” he said.

But then Tucker trotted out his pro-Putin “military adviser,” retired Col. Doug MacGregor, who predicted that Russia would take Ukraine in a matter of days. Right.

Fox News giving him the sack allowed him to independently indulge in anti-American and anti-West rhetoric without being shackled. The sad thing is that he seems to have flourished.

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