Rachel Maddow blasted Tucker Carlson and the power of the conservative media without naming the former Fox News host.
You’re right to see the similarities between them in terms of style and their appeal, the way they sell, the way they try to make Americans hate and hate each other, and especially the way they act. Try to make Americans hate minority groups but I think it can be exaggerated, right, although there will always be one who dominates, the extent of their dominance diminishes over time and you can see who it is when you look at it. Decades later, a dominant figure, generation after generation, none of these modern men has ever been as great as Father Charles Coughlin in the 1930s and 1930s.
You know there were broadcasters in the 80s and 90s.
They will never compete with Coughlin, and the giant broadcasters in the 80s and 90s were dominant in their time. Despite their dominance, the extent of their dominance, their overall importance to the media, as the right-wing media ecosystem shrinks, the right-wing media becomes increasingly fragmented and multi-faceted on different platforms, will never be. He was as great a man as the great men of the past.
Secondly, something you see over and over again, and I don’t know why this doesn’t go in and make fun of these guys, but when you really look at it, it clearly shows dominance. Conservative media tend not to cross over into other major influences.
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Rachel Maddow nailed it on both counts. Tucker Carlson’s real power was not with America as a whole. Carlson’s real power is how he can steer the Republican Party around.
Carlson drew only three or a million viewers on his best nights. His audience was less than 1% of the population of the United States, but he had a dominant influence on the Republican Party.
The irony of Tucker Carlson’s firing is that the Republican Party leader fired someone who had been a conservative media voice. Eventually, someone from the conservative media side is going to pick up on the idea that instead of running the Republican Party from the media, they can move the Republican Party politically.
Tucker Carlson has never been as powerful a media force as his right has made him. Carlson will replace him and the next person will have a smaller audience than Tucker Carlson, but they will be influential in the media of the Republican Party.
The other side pointed out that Tucker Carlson will disappear and eventually be forgotten.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
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