Fox News host Tucker Carlson says he has not read and does not plan to read the wide-ranging examination of his career arc, editorial strategy and prominence at the network published by The New York Times over the weekend.
In a series published online and on the front page of the Times on Sunday with the tag “American Nationalist,” correspondent Nicholas Confessore wrote more than 15,000 words on Carlson, laying out how the pundit rose from neoconservative magazine writer to Fox’s top host and the right’s de facto thought leader.
The Times project detailed the ways in which Carlson’s prime-time show and segments about immigration, race relations and the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in massive ratings boosts at Fox, but also widespread criticism from media watchdogs and problems with advertisers.
Earlier on Sunday, Carlson posted a picture of himself on Twitter holding the front page of Sunday’s Times with a smile. Read more…