Earlier this week, the paste-eaters at Media Matters published several behind-the-scenes videos of Tucker Carlson which were meant to make the former Fox News host look bad - but instead totally backfired.
The negative press began last week, with the NY Times reporting from legal filings in the Fox-Dominion lawsuit that Tucker called someone's girlfriend "yummy," cracked jokes about his "postmenopausal fans," and told Media Matters to "go fuck yourself!"
3. On-set, Carlson tells someone off-camera, "I can never assess my appearance. I wait for my postmenopausal fans to weigh in on that." pic.twitter.com/GmuwSomWDI— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 2, 2023
Who wouldn't want to grab a beer with this guy?
Then, Media Matters released 'previously unreported video' of Carlson making a sex joke with Piers Morgan.
"If we're going to talk about sex, I'd love to hit some of the fine points of technique, but, you know, but it's your show. It's totally up to you," says Carlson, to which Morgan replies without skipping a beat: "We can certainly talk about your sexual technique, especially after your tanning testicles last week," referring to a joke Carlson made about a reported decline in testosterone levels.
"Not mine," Carlson replies, adding "We'll speak in more general terms, but I've got something to add."
1. Prepping for an interview with Piers Morgan, Carlson tells the host, "If we're going to talk about sex, I'd love to hit some of the fine points of technique"— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 2, 2023
Morgan replies, "We can certainly talk about your sexual technique, especially after your tanning testicles last week" pic.twitter.com/q41FGWujn8
Again, this only makes Carlson look like a regular, non-turtleneck sweater-wearing, hilarious dude.
The on Wednesday, Media Matters' Gertz thinks this clip of Carlson calling a Dominion lawyer a "slimy motherfucker" is going to cause his fans to... what, clutch pearls and vow never to watch Tucker again?
We've got a new FoxLeak.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 3, 2023
In this behind-the-scenes video, Tucker Carlson talks about how he was "triggered" by Dominion's lawyer, who he calls a "slimy motherfucker," during his deposition. https://t.co/B8hZtOkfBX pic.twitter.com/tPIzgGzFAw
And as the Federalist Papers notes, Carlson wanted an upcoming interview with controversial influencer Andrew Tate to look more official.
In the video, Carlson is speaking on the phone to a man who asked if Carlson could wear a sweater instead of a suit while conducting an upcoming interview. The unnamed subject of the interview was “panicky” about wearing a suit, the man on the phone said. In the Tate interview, Tate wore a T-shirt and Carlson a sweater.
“This is airing on the night-time show, and I want it to look official,” Carlson said on the phone in the leaked video, not “like bro talk.”
As for putting the interview on Fox Nation: “But nobody’s going to watch it on Fox Nation,” Carlson said. “Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks. So I’d really just like to dump the whole thing on YouTube.”
This is perfectly legitimate criticism. Such conversations happen with talent all the time. https://t.co/2M5A5NL6ob— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 1, 2023
Is this supposed to be some kind of gotcha? He just says the website doesn’t function well.— Sophia Benson (@SophiaB383) May 1, 2023
Tucker's criticism of Fox Nation is accurate, and Media Matters sucks far worse than that across the board.— Chris Chambers (@ChrisB_Chambers) May 1, 2023
And on Thursday, Tucker joked about whether "pillow fights ever break out" in the women's bathroom.
Gertz thinks he's on a roll...
It’s amazing how retarded these people are that they actually believe any of these leaks made Tucker look bad lmao https://t.co/AEXSedDtcs— Ahmed Al Assliken 🍑👅 (@assliken) May 4, 2023