Tucker Carlson Gets Fox News Airtime for Media Matters Exposé


By Chris Ariens Comment

Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson got some plum airtime this morning to talk about his site’s weeklong series into Media Matters, which Fox & Friends anchor Steve Doocy calls, “the liberal blog dedicated to destroying Fox News.” In his first story on Daily Caller, Carlson reports, “The group operates in regular coordination with the highest levels of the Obama White House.”

Carlson spoke to current and former Media Matters staffers for his report. One former employee told him, “We pretty write their primetime” speaking of MSNBC. Carlson says the former staffer added: “We call Phil Griffin, the head of MSNBC, he takes our call.” Carlson spent three years at MSNBC, including as a host in primetime. As the network started a shift to the left, his show was canceled and his contract was allowed to expire. Carlson, who earlier in his career co-hosted “Crossfire” on CNN, joined Fox News in 2009. He launched Daily Caller in January, 2010.