prejudice

How Tucker Carlson went from a CIA reject to the most-watched person on cable news, accused of peddling prejudice to millions

Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on March 29, 2019, in Washington, DC.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses ‘Populism and the Right’ during the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on March 29, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses ‘Populism and the Right’ during the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC.

  • Tucker Carlson, 51, is the host of the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News — currently the most-watched cable news program in history.

  • Before embarking on a career in print and then television journalism, Carlson applied for a job at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) but was rejected.

  • Over the years, Carlson’s controversial comments about immigrants, women, and Black people have landed him in hot water and prompted dozens of companies to pull their advertisements from his show.

  • Now, prominent Republican figures in the GOP are saying that there is an “emerging consensus”

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