These are the most shocking things Tucker Carlson has ever said on Fox News

'Tucker Carlson Tonight'
'America's most powerful conservative'
Who is Tucker Carlson?
Hot chocolate
You want to do what with candy?
'The End of Men'
Testicle tanning
Not making an ounce of sense
Give me a footlong or give me death
I can't believe it's not news
Things are getting real
Boarding schools and country clubs
From print...
...to the screen
Most watched news program in the US
The face of Fox News
Fox & Friends
Critical voices
Crossfire
Misogynist, Islamophobe, troll
Extreme views
Questioning vaccines
Face masks
Contradicting himself
The Great Replacement
Against immigration
White Supremacy, a hoax?
Kyle Rittenhouse
A 17-year-old kid with an assault rifle
The United States Capitol Attack
American citizens
Questioning the elections
'Do I think the election was fair?'
President Carlson?
The Perfect Candidate
Tucker says he doesn't plan on running for President
Tucker Carlson 2024 isn't impossible
'Tucker Carlson Tonight'

Tucker Carlson made his debut on Fox News in 2009 and since then he has become one of the leading voices of conservatism in the United States. His show, 'Tucker Carlson Tonight', has become the host of the most-watched cable news show in America.

'America's most powerful conservative'

The California-born journalist host has been described by TIME magazine as “America's most powerful conservative”, despite numerous accusations of spreading misinformation and propagating hate against minorities.

Who is Tucker Carlson?

One of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters on television, some say the conservative political commentator might have a shot at the White House. Who is he, and what makes him so controversial?

Hot chocolate

One of Carlson’s most infamous and memorable moments as of late on his show is ranting against the image change of M&M’s chocolate mascots. Specifically, he complained in January 2022 that female M&Ms were now “less sexy”.

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You want to do what with candy?

“M&M’s will not be satisfied until every last cartoon character is deeply unappealing and totally androgynous. Until the moment you wouldn’t want to have a drink with any one of them. That’s the goal”, the Fox News commentator commented on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’.

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'The End of Men'

This is not the first time Carlson has presented his somewhat peculiar views on masculinity. In early 2022, he released the docuseries 'The End of Men’.

Testicle tanning

As France24 reports, the trailer was mocked for its sexually-charged masculine imagery, including shirtless men wrestling, cutting wood, drinking juice and, to top it all, a man wearing nothing receiving something called ‘testicle tanning’.

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Not making an ounce of sense

Of course, the conservative TV host’s bizarre war on science is not new. In a June 2019 program of his show, Tucker Carlson attacked the metric system as “creepy”, “inelegant” and “completely made up out of nothing”.

Give me a footlong or give me death

“I'll accept the kilometer when we accept the euro: Never", concluded the Fox News host.

I can't believe it's not news

During a slander suit against Carlson in September 2020, US district judge Mary Kay Vyskocil ruled that the Fox News host is not ‘stating facts’ but ‘engaging in exaggeration’ to frame a political debate.

Things are getting real

However, attacks inspired by white supremacist rhetoric, such as the shooting in Buffalo in May 2022, are a dark reminder that such exaggerations do have real-life consequences.

Boarding schools and country clubs

Tucker Swanson Carlson was born in 1969 in San Francisco, California. His father was a journalist and US ambassador, and his stepmother was an heiress of the food industry. His early life was defined by boarding schools and country clubs in Southern California.

From print...

He soon made a name for himself while writing for publications such as The Reader's Digest, Esquire, Slate, The New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal.

...to the screen

He quickly jumped onto TV, working on news channels such as CNN and MSNBC. He was hobnobbing with big media personalities in no time.

Most watched news program in the US

According to the website The Hill, 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' averages four million viewers per episode, breaking audience records for any news channel in the United States. He has become a very influential journalist, to say the least.

The face of Fox News

In 2021, Fox News announced it would be launching a Tucker Carlson podcast and a series of documentaries.

Fox & Friends

The host of 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' is arguably the most recognizable face of the right-leaning cable news channel. Here, Carlson is pictured on the set of the morning show 'Fox & Friends.'

Critical voices

Unsurprisingly, since Tucker Carlson isn't shy about publicly sharing, his at times controversial views, he has had many detractors throughout the years.

Crossfire

Former host of 'The Daily Show' Jon Stewart famously called out Tucker Carlson in the early 2000s for “cheapening public debate into a list of topics” when he was a guest in Carlson's CNN show 'Crossfire.'

Misogynist, Islamophobe, troll

More recently, John Oliver, from HBO's 'Last Week Tonight,' defined him in a 2021 segment as “a conspiracy theorist, a misogynist, an Islamophobe, a troll” and “the most prominent vessel in America for white supremacy talking points.”

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Extreme views

Still, his popularity continues to soar as he uses his TV program to promote views that are regarded as extreme, even within the US right.

Questioning vaccines

The Fox News journalist has put Covid-19 vaccines into question on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' “Maybe [the COVID-19 vaccine] doesn’t work, and they’re simply not telling you that”, the conservative pundit claimed on his program.

Face masks

Tucker Carlson also said that the use of face masks to reduce the spread of the virus has “no basis in science.”

Contradicting himself

According to Newsweek, this contradicts an earlier statement where Carlson was in favor of the widespread usage of face masks.

The Great Replacement

Another controversial stance Tucker Carlson promotes on his show is the “Great Replacement”, the idea that a powerful elite wants to substitute the white population of first-world countries with "docile", third-world immigrants.

Against immigration

“Immigrants make our country poorer, dirtier and more divided,” declared Carlson on his show.

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White Supremacy, a hoax?

He also has claimed that white supremacy, the idea that Western society has a bias for white people and in particular white, straight men, is a hoax.

Kyle Rittenhouse

Carlson was the first journalist to interview Kyle Rittenhouse after the young vigilante had been acquitted on all charges.

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A 17-year-old kid with an assault rifle

Rittenhouse was a 17-year-old white kid who fatally shot two people with an assault rifle amidst Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The United States Capitol Attack

The Fox News journalist has condemned the 2021 US Capitol Attack while remaining ambivalent about the perpetrators. “It wasn't simply because the last president told them so,” argued Carlson on his show.

American citizens

“They're American citizens who can see what's happening and come to their own conclusions about it,” Carlson claimed.

Questioning the elections

Many Trump supporters were motivated by Tucker Carlson's comments to question the presidential election.

Pictured is a Tucker Carlson fan protesting against the election results in Las Vegas in November 2020.

'Do I think the election was fair?'

“Do I think the election was fair? Obviously, it wasn’t,” stated Carlson in a Time magazine interview.

President Carlson?

Politico and other news websites pointed out that Carlson, described as “the highest-profile proponent of Trumpism”, doesn't have many obstacles to run for president in 2024.

The Perfect Candidate

Politico claims that there's an emerging consensus within the Republican Party that he would be the perfect candidate.

Tucker says he doesn't plan on running for President

The Fox News journalist himself has said that he would run only if he was “the last person on Earth”.

Tucker Carlson 2024 isn't impossible

However, many things can change in a few years. Particularly now, after another conservative media personality was in The White House not too long ago. Many thought President Trump was impossible until it wasn't.

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