United States: Tucker Carlson, a host on the same line as Donald Trump

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Thursday, June 9, only the ultra-conservative chain Fox News overshadowed the work of the parliamentary commission on the assault on the Capitol, in the United States. On the air, a host, Tucker Carlson, is in line with Donald Trump. His popularity could one day lead him to have other ambitions.

Political scientists concede that Tucker Carlson is probably the journalist the most influential in America. With his ultra-conservative positions, his assumed anti-feminism and his nervous laughter, he is adored or hated in the country. Like his model Donald Trump, he was born into a wealthy family, inherited a huge family fortune and positions himself as a champion of popular America. His show breaks audience records, with shocking and politically incorrect sentences.

After the death of Georges Floyd, he chose to stir up racial tensions on his show. Her anti-feminism is also notorious. He is also a climatosceptic. During the pandemic, it was anti-vaccine and anti-masks. “If you want to make the ratings, you’re sure to get there by setting fires. You create debates that make people angry, and those people are going to watch you every night. Fox News makes millions and millions of dollars from him. For the channels, it’s only ratings that counts”believes Erik Wemplea reporter for the Washington Post. If Donald Trump does not run in the presidential election in 2024, many of his voters will see Tucker Carlson instead.


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