Tucker Destroys Washington Post Reporter: 'I See You As A Political Hack'

Chris Menahan
Feb. 16, 2017

This is savage.

From Fox News:
Tucker Carlson confronted Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple over his coverage of his employer, asking "Why don't you cover your own paper's shortcomings?"

"In case after case," Carlson charged, "you've failed to cover your own paper running fake or misleading things."
The "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host took issue with a December story in which the Post claimed that Russian hackers had infiltrated the U.S. power grid via a Vermont utility company. The paper later retracted that portion of the story.

"I wrote a very hard-hitting piece about that situation," said Wemple.

"You never bothered to talk to your own reporters, [who are] presumably in the same newsroom that you're in," Carlson responded.

"Look, the story was very critical of the Washington Post and I would know," said Wemple, who went on to praise Post editor Martin Baron for "the freedom that I have" to criticize the paper.

"You didn't interview the reporters who wrote the story and then you end with this: 'The missteps mar an otherwise spectacular run for the Post,'" Carlson read from Wemple's piece. "Now, when you write something that brown-nosy, do you feel guilt?"
Tucker went on to say he sees Wemple "as a political hack acting out his political beliefs on paper with the cover of media criticism," adding, "and everyone who reads you knows that."

It's hard to believe the Murdoch brothers, both of whom hate Trump, actually let this on the air. Tucker's show is on pace to become the number one show on cable news.

He double's Megyn Kelly's ratings in a single week.

If profits were actually driving what was put on TV every show would be like this and we'd be living in free society with an informed electorate, instead most major networks are run at a loss as their corporate overlords view having a brainwashed public of mindless consumers whom they can control more important than running a (relatively) small profitable news outlet.

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