TUCKER CARLSON IS WHAT
JOURNALISTS USED TO BE
Being Conservative, he’s seen as a traitor to the Left-leaning, country club, boarding school circle in which he grew up (his father had been president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and after divorcing Tucker’s mom would marry an heiress to the Swanson foods empire).
Why Tucker is distrusted by some Conservatives is less clear.
I suppose all of that upper-class childhood baggage created a lingering cloud of suspicion. And certainly his professional wanderings — from stints on CNN and New York Magazine, to co-founding the Daily Caller, to top billing at Fox News — have made him appear less than ideologically pure.
Many on the Right feel their unease was confirmed by text messages brought to light by a lawsuit involving Dominion, the manufacturer of dubious electronic voting machines. In those missives Tucker was revealed to have criticized Donald Trump for refusing to attend Joe Biden’s inauguration, and asserting that he “passionately” hated The Donald.