Tucker Carlson Outed As Secret Source: Reportedly Dished On Trump, Fox News
New York Times says the Fox News host’s willingness to gossip to reporters is an “open secret” in Washington.
06/21/2021 02:18 AM ET
Updated Jun 23, 2021
“Mr. Carlson, a proud traitor to the elite political class, spends his time when he’s not denouncing the liberal media trading gossip with them,” wrote media columnist Ben Smith. “He’s the go-to guy for sometimes-unflattering stories about Donald J. Trump and for coverage of the internal politics of Fox News (not to mention stories about Mr. Carlson himself).”
Carlson’s willingness to dish is an “open secret” in Washington, according to Smith.
Smith said he trades messages with Carlson himself, and said 16 other journalists from outlets other than the Times had all said Carlson has been a source, with three calling him a “great source.”
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