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Tucker Carlson Gets Accidentally Owned By His Own Damning On-Screen Graphic
A chyron on Fox News hits a little too close to home for its star personality.
By 
Ed Mazza
09/17/2021 03:15am EDT | Updated September 17, 2021
Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s latest rant backfired briefly when a vicious on-screen graphic appeared to refer to him, if only for a moment.
The segment was an attack on Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mark Milley, who reportedly contacted his counterpart in China in January to reassure him that the U.S. wasn’t about to attack in the final days of Donald Trump’s term.
But first, viewers saw this:
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Carlson has admitted to lying, and Fox News attorneys won a defamation suit by arguing that “any reasonable viewer” should be skeptical of what he says on the air.
The prime time Fox News personality has turned to increasingly extremist rhetoric on his show, including anti-vaxxer talking points, misinformation about the coronavirus, conspiracy theories about the Jan. 6 insurrection, and rants against immigrants, with both he and his guests disseminating white nationalist talking points.
Given that history, Carlson’s critics on social media couldn’t help but agree with his on-screen graphic:
This man is a danger to the country. pic.twitter.com/jvMX4lcKss
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) September 17, 2021
This is a real caption.

If the shoe fits…. pic.twitter.com/xlqdiunaiq
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 17, 2021
Lol pic.twitter.com/qRgd51PghH
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) September 17, 2021
Where is the lie? https://t.co/REfyGLB8yK
— Bob Brigham (@BobBrigham) September 17, 2021
Is this Fox News’ way of letting their viewers know to believe Tucker Carlson at their own peril? https://t.co/NwSTQGlBz4
— BlueWaters (Is A She🤷🏼‍♀️) (@Blue_Waters4) September 17, 2021
Ed Mazza
Overnight Editor, HuffPost
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