With everything falling apart at Fox News, one of the moves it’s made to try to turn around its ratings crisis is to plaster Tucker Carlson all over the lineup. This is the rough equivalent of peeing your pants in public to get more people to look at you, but Fox never has been known for its classiness.
One of the side effects of Tucker Carlson appearing on more Fox News shows is that he’s coming up against the handful of Fox co-hosts who from time to time speak the truth, such as Juan Williams. As a result, we got to see Williams telling off Carlson to his face today, forcing Carlson to try to drown Williams out by laughing like a hyena:
Just check out the amount of sneering and snickering disdain Tucker shows his colleague Juan Williams during this exchange, complete with his over-the-top laughter. pic.twitter.com/8QWyhGqbBW
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 29, 2021
It’s not clear why Fox News thinks that these kinds of farces are somehow going to fix what ails the network. But at least we got to see arguably the best instance of someone telling off Tucker Carlson to his face since Jon Stewart did it all those years ago.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report