Tucker Tucker is an all-American kid who's keeping his chin up and his hormones down in a world that tries - but can't - push him around. As he and his mom try to make it on their own, ... See full summary »
Tuckers luck! After the spin zone was bumped from CNN's schedule he was scooped up and was a regular host on the highly rated show "cross-fire". However, despite it being a regular show on CNN for over 17 years management decided that the show was to be axed all together therefore poor Tucker found himself down at the job center.
Interestingly he was snapped up by PBS to host his own show but after a few months probably due to an outcry from horrified liberals the openly conservative found himself back filling unemployment as that show was also binned.
MSNBC (which is in complete disarray by the way) decided that there was a shortage of conservative opinion on cable TV and gave him a prime time slot jammed in between the sarcastic Keith Oberman and the humor less Joe Scarborough.
Tucker has been marketed like a James bond character with a pistol but the reality is he looks more like an Austin Powers caricature with his trademark bow tie. "Sorry Tucker there making a fool of you!" Carlson is obviously intelligent, witty and to be fair does not take a step backwards but he does not have physical presence nor a prominent voice to be taken seriously and is perhaps too excitable as well. By contrast co-host Jay Severin looks like he has taken sleeping pills prior to the show and does not seem to really be tuned in, (which is surprising for a radio talk show host).Neither him nor Rachel Maddow are easy on the eye, which is also another problem; they probably both look better on radio!
In addition and it may not be Carlson fault is that there are just too many conservative talk show hosts on cable TV. O'Reilly is by miles the best, it moves quickly and has energy but "the situation" despite Carlson's best efforts this show does not make the cut! (Advice: fast does not translate to interesting or entertaining). Lastly, O'Reilly like Pat Buchanan looks as if he has come up the hard way while by contrast Carlson looks as if he has had an easy time of it. This is compounded by the fact that Tucker looks and sounds very smug. Although O'Reilly is very arrogant his demeanor connects with red state America that Carlson just can't. He looks too much like a privileged prep schoolboy with a big mouth whose never done a days work! I'll be surprised if it's still on at this time slot or on any where by the autumn!
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