Top-rated Fox News host and white nationalist darling, Tucker Carlson claims he can no longer go to most restaurants.
Carlson explained in a recent podcast with the National Review’s Jamie Weinstein, “I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at. I don’t feel threatened, but having someone scream, ‘Fuck you!’ at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal.”
The right-wing media personality added though that all is not lost and there is still one restaurant he loves and still feels comfortable in, “I can’t wait for this revolution to end, so I can go back out to dinner.”
Fox News Channel has recently pulled back from airing U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign-style rallies during prime time, a move that could put a crimp in Republican efforts to reach voters in the weeks before midterm elections.
During much of the late summer, Fox would pre-empt its lucrative nightly lineup of Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham in order to air the rallies. None of its rivals did so. It was an important platform for the president and his supporters, since Fox’s opinionated hosts are generally their first choice for political coverage.
On Tuesday of last week, Carlson told viewers that Fox would be monitoring the president’s rally from Mississippi and would break in for any news. He did interrupt his show later to tell viewers of Trump’s comments about Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who had accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual harassment.
During Martha MacCallum’s show two nights later, Fox showed a portion of Trump speaking in Minnesota with the battle over Kavanaugh’s mission coming to a climax. With Hurricane Michael in the news Wednesday, Fox didn’t air Trump’s rally from Pennsylvania.
Without live coverage of his rally on last week, the president found other ways to reach Fox’s audience. He had a phone interview with Fox’s Shannon Bream on Wednesday night and called into the morning “Fox & Friends” show on Thursday.
The calculus may change again with less urgent news days and the election getting closer. AP reached out for comment, though a Fox News spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the change.
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