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The fascist’s favorite boi takes his bow tie to Moscow! Someone is desperate for some attention since being fired from Faux “news” for spreading wanton lies.

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Who cares. Tucker is irrelevant these days.

Who wants to watch Putin bamboozle Mr. "just asking questions"?

I will say that I find it very traitorous, but not unexpected from a guy who sold all is ethics at a garage sale years ago.

6 ( +26 / -20 )

It is 4:28 long on his X account (which Musk has pledged not to censor). He said many things. Free thinking people are urged to watch it:

He said the Ukraine conflict has reshaped the military and economic balance of power around the world but most Americans have no idea because their media has fawned over Vladimir Zelensky and refused to talk to his Russian counterpart.

-13 ( +19 / -32 )

“Russians have no idea because their media has fawned over Vladimir Putin or been exiled, imprisoned or worse.”

Fixed it for you.

Americans (who don’t watch Faux “news”) know exactly what the deal is in Ukraine.

5 ( +23 / -18 )

Thuban

"They have no real idea what is happening in this region. Here in Russia or 600 miles away in Ukraine. But they should know. They’re paying for much of it."

If Americans are footing the bill for the war, they should at least know why it started.

Simple. Russian imperialism.

5 ( +21 / -16 )

Good on Tucker.

-8 ( +25 / -33 )

It is 4:28 long on his X account (which Musk has pledged not to censor). He said many things. Free thinking people are urged to watch it:

I watched it and it was pathetic. Fawning over a fascist like dictator like Putin. Tucker Carlson isn't a journalist, he's nothing but a propagandist.

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ThubanToday  06:54 am JST

"They have no real idea what is happening in this region. Here in Russia or 600 miles away in Ukraine. But they should know. They’re paying for much of it."

If Americans are footing the bill for the war, they should at least know why it started.

And the man to set them straight is Vladimir Putin. Okaaaayyy.....

16 ( +24 / -8 )

Good on Tucker.

Yes, "Good on Tucker" for singing Putin's praise, say the rightists who supposedly do not support Russia. Very believable.

8 ( +20 / -12 )

https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1754939251257475555

Watch the video with an open mind free-thinking people.

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The fact that this charlatan gets so much love from the Putin-boosters here and their allies in MAGA-world just shows how aligned they are in ripping our US democracy to shreds...

Comrade Carlson's head got too big for even Rupert Murdoch to stomach - which is really saying something...now he's out $787 million...

Expect Carlson to fawn and grovel at Putin's feet just like his Great Orange Apostle - the guy he previously said he "hated passionately"....

The MAGA-Russian Fifth Column marching to a podcast near you...

8 ( +20 / -12 )

He aired a firestorm of conspiracy theories -- from the "great replacement" of white Americans to vaccine falsehoods and anti-transgender propaganda -- and was quick to spread disinformation, particularly Trump's baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

Carlson is pure rightist corporate funded agit-prop.

He was called out and humiliated once by Jon Stewart for this, and it looks like it is coming around again.

https://lastnighton.com/2023/02/15/watch-when-jon-stewart-humiliated-tucker-carlson-on-his-own-show/

10 ( +20 / -10 )

Tucker Carlson just loves a "strong man". I bet he has the old calendars of Mini-me shirtless on his walls. Putin and Carlson are made for one another.

11 ( +22 / -11 )

What a scumbag. And then there is Putin.

11 ( +24 / -13 )

Maybe Tucker can talk up the benefits of testicle tanning?

I’m sure that would be taken almost as seriously as Tucker himself is….

7 ( +18 / -11 )

Like interviewing the boss.

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JJEToday  06:56 am JST

He said the Ukraine conflict has reshaped the military and economic balance of power around the world but most Americans have no idea because their media has fawned over Vladimir Zelensky and refused to talk to his Russian counterpart.

Yeah, Russia has been exposed to have a corruption ridden and ineffective military.

11 ( +22 / -11 )

Watch the video with an open mind free-thinking people.

Yes, "free-thinkers" need to watch this video to get the truth from a guy who got canned from his previous "journalist" job for lying/defamation. Only he knows the real truth.

Hey, do you think Putin is going to double down on his now proven false claims of genocide in Ukraine?

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Cards fanToday  07:05 am JST

Ummm. Obviously, you didn't watch it. You seem unaware it was an announcement of an impending interview that hasn't happened or been broadcast yet - because you can't fawn over a "fascist like dictator" in an in-person interview which hasn't transpired yet.

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JJE

Watch the video with an open mind free-thinking people.

So open minded, their brains have fallen out.

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ThubanToday  06:54 am JST

"They have no real idea what is happening in this region. Here in Russia or 600 miles away in Ukraine. But they should know. They’re paying for much of it."

If Americans are footing the bill for the war, they should at least know why it started.

Yes I believe we know that tanks started rolling from Belarus towards Kyiv, and they weren't Belorussian tanks.

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I watched it and it was pathetic. Fawning over a fascist like dictator like Putin. Tucker Carlson isn't a journalist,

He is, look at his credentials and let’s not forget who helped create the Daily Caller. What you mean is, you don’t like his journalism.

he's nothing but a propagandist.

The left have been saying this for years. We know, we know.

Yes, "Good on Tucker" for singing Putin's praise, say the rightists who supposedly do not support Russia. Very believable.

Yeah, whatever, anyway, I think it’s good that he has the Cuyans to have a sit down with Putin. I think a real journalist should be able to talk to anyone, good or bad. That is your job. I mean, Barbara Walters interviewed Fidel Castro, Mike Wallace did an interview with the Ayatollah Khomeini, and these were some of the worst people, so good on Tucker for getting the interview.

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Tucker Carlson, a conservative American

Long passed time to stop using "conservative" to describe what is actually far right wing extremism, and Tucker is actually anti-American. Tucker, like so many of his ilk in Germany during the 1940's is just concerned about adding to his privilege class inherited wealth. He is like so many US Americans following a deranged dictator wannabe that see the US system and government as bad because people like them are expected to follow laws and pay taxes, while claiming to be "patriots". Carlson like his idol won't lift a finger to help the country, and cares nothing about those not born into the upper caste, except to see them as dupes in trying to sell them their brand of ideological snake oil. If all you've got is 'that would be' save it.

4 ( +14 / -10 )

Carlson is pure rightist corporate funded agit-prop. 

Not anymore, Getting fired from Fox was the best thing that could happen to him. On Twitter alone he has over 11 million followers and growing fast.

He was called out and humiliated once by Jon Stewart for this,

No, he wasn’t, I remember that infamous interview. And let’s not forget, Stewart is a comedian, he’s nowhere near anything close to a journalist.

and it looks like it is coming around again

Hmmm.

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He aired a firestorm of conspiracy theories -- from the "great replacement" of white Americans

Tucker’s really moved on from the days when he was begging Hunter Biden to write a recommendation letter to Georgetown University to help his son Buckley Carlson get accepted — even though Hunter barely knew Buckley. Tucker is an elite who will use other elites to give his family members a leg up over more deserving hardworking members of society.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/19/look-time-tucker-carlson-asked-hunter-biden-favor/

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Carlson is a proven scammer.

Hard to know what he actually thinks of Putin.

Carlson lies to children for a living. What a low-life

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Ummm. Obviously, you didn't watch it.

Ummm...Actually, I did watch it. Ree

You seem unaware it was an announcement of an impending interview that hasn't happened or been broadcast yet - because you can't fawn over a "fascist like dictator" in an in-person interview which hasn't transpired yet.

I am well aware the interview has not yet happened, it's even in the headline. I am also well aware Tucker Carlson is not a reputable journalist, and has repeatedly played footsi with fascists like Putin. I'm also aware that freedom of speech and expression are foreign concepts in Putin's Russia. It is illegal to criticize the war in Ukraine. Am I to believe a hack like TX is going to hard questions? No. Am I under the impression he is even allowed to ask hard questions? No.

Tucker has already given the game away when he claims that most westerners don't know the "truth." He's there to spread pro-Russian propaganda in the west, and I certainly hope the feds have an eye on him.

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If you watch the actual video announcement, you will/would know the following:

1) entire video will be put on Carlson's website with no paywall (and on X, which Musk has pledged not to censor).

2) the video will be put whole and unedited.

3) Carlson contacted Zelensky with a request for a similar interview but has so far received no reply.

4) he paid for the trip himself.

5) a similar interview was derailed by the Biden administration while he was working at FOX.

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bass4funk

I watched it and it was pathetic. Fawning over a fascist like dictator like Putin. Tucker Carlson isn't a journalist,

He is, look at his credentials and let’s not forget who helped create the Daily Caller. What you mean is, you don’t like his journalism.

Yeah, and he was fired from 3 major cable news networks.

Journalism requires you to be unbiased, not publish misleading information, double check your sources etc. Tucker doesn't do that.

Interviewing a propagandist will only generate propaganda.

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Tucker Carlson + Trump + Fox Faux News + The Republican Party + Putin . . . They all go together so splendidly, don’t they?

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Long passed time to stop using "conservative" to describe what is actually far right wing extremism, and Tucker is actually anti-American.

To the left, not to the majority of traditional Americans, this is why the Dems are getting smashed in every single poll.

Tucker, like so many of his ilk in Germany during the 1940's is just concerned about adding to his privilege class inherited wealth.

We as Americans are all concerned about wealth because the Middle class is rapidly disappearing.

He is like so many US Americans following a deranged dictator wannabe that see the US system and government as bad because people like them are expected to follow laws and pay taxes,

It’s safe to say this current….uh, government is raping us on taxes and money, wealth, safety and security as well as education.

while claiming to be "patriots". Carlson like his idol won't lift a finger to help the country,

He is, a journalist and that is through being informative and passing on vital information to all Americans, what they do with it is up to them. He is definitely without a doubt a patriot in every sense of the word.

and cares nothing about those not born into the upper caste, except to see them as dupes in trying to sell them their brand of ideological snake oil.

That has been the Democrat party for 3 years

If all you've got is 'that would be' save it

Naw, he’s an American not beholden to the corporate or left.

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JJE

3) Carlson contacted Zelensky with a request for a similar interview but has so far received no reply.

Why would you have interview with a hack, when you can get an interview with The Economist:

https://www.economist.com/europe/2024/01/01/a-new-years-interview-with-volodymr-zelensky

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Totally unimportant news. Carlson will be so awestruck by Putin he wouldn’t dare question anything the dictator said. A pure fluff piece for the radical conservatives to get all excited over.

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He is, look at his credentials and let’s not forget who helped create the Daily Caller. What you mean is, you don’t like his journalism.

No, I meant exactly what I said. What "credentials" does he have?

The left have been saying this for years. We know, we know.

"The left" reverse uno. Genius point.

Yeah, whatever, anyway, I think it’s good that he has the Cuyans to have a sit down with Putin

Not the cajones, the rubles. He's got the rubles.

think a real journalist should be able to talk to anyone, good or bad.

He's not a real journalist though. He's so bad at it, he got canned.

Not anymore, Getting fired from Fox was the best thing that could happen to him.

Yes, getting fired from his job and having his viewership to a mere fraction of his old numbers is the "best thing that's ever happened to him." Great point, genius.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Tucker's announcement got some 20 million views in well under an hour. That could be a record or near it at the very least.

-10 ( +8 / -18 )

Oh, boy. This guy will lob Katie Couric type softballs at Putin and then the agenda the right has will be reinforced. I can't wait to see the rehearsed interview. I won't learn anything new, I know, but it will probably be entertaining.

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3) Carlson contacted Zelensky with a request for a similar interview but has so far received no reply.

Zelenskyy probably doesn’t open mails from Nigerian Princes either.

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the establishment and their media is all super nervous and seem distraught they can’t stop this.

All they and they left can do is uncomfortably attack the interviewer and speculate.

Which means this is definitely something I want to see happen.

-12 ( +10 / -22 )

Which means this is definitely something I want to see happen.

Amen brother, I too can't what to have Russian propaganda shoved down my throat. That's how I know Ukraine is bad and Russia is good!

4 ( +12 / -8 )

Drink the tea tucker, drink the tea!

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Somehow the left already knows everything (in their own mind). It will be this, and he is that and Tucker gonna do this and say that but won’t say another thing.

sound really desperate for people to not hear whats going to be said. Too much to ask to just wait and watch it before forming an opinion already?

Makes me want to hear it even more.

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No, I meant exactly what I said. What "credentials" does he have?

Google it.

"The left" reverse uno. Genius point.

Then they should leave it. 

Not the cajones, the rubles. He's got the rubles. 

Good as well, just the same, all semantics.

He's not a real journalist though. He's so bad at it, he got canned.

Well, if that were true we wouldn't be here now.

Yes, getting fired from his job and having his viewership to a mere fraction of his old numbers is the "best thing that's ever happened to him." Great point, genius.

Yeah, you go and believe that radical left media lie. ROFL

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

It's a chance for Tucker to salvage some journalistic integrity. It's doubtful if Vlad will allow him to ask any tough questions, even harder for Tucker to contemplate asking them.

"You look in great shape Mr. Putin, how do you maintain?"

6 ( +14 / -8 )

Somehow the left already knows everything (in their own mind)

Given that 1) Tucker Carlson is a hack, 2) Speaking out against the war is illegal in Russia, and 3) Tucker Carlson claims the West doesn't know the "truth" about the war, why exactly would any person of normal intelligence believe this isn't going to be nothing but pro-Kremlin propaganda?

2 ( +11 / -9 )

sound really desperate for people to not hear whats going to be said. Too much to ask to just wait and watch it before forming an opinion already?

I try to avoid blatant propaganda whenever possible.

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bass4funkToday  07:20 am JST

Yeah, whatever, anyway, I think it’s good that he has the Cuyans to have a sit down with Putin. I think a real journalist should be able to talk to anyone, good or bad. That is your job. I mean, Barbara Walters interviewed Fidel Castro, Mike Wallace did an interview with the Ayatollah Khomeini, and these were some of the worst people, so good on Tucker for getting the interview.

It won't be a real interview, though. It will just be simping, which is all MAGAs are good at. No journalist would turn down an interview with Putin as long as they weren't at risk of arrest by his thugs.

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@thuna: If Americans are footing the bill for the war, they should at least know why it started.

Speaking for myself, I have had access to hundreds of sources that have led me to believe me that Russia planned and started the conflict long ago. I see myself as different from those from authoritarian regimes and/or those US and foreign that want to have democracies destroyed and replaced by authoritarianism (the democracy replacement pushers) , those that primarily have access, if any, to state controlled sources, and/or only want to accept propaganda from the globe's authoritarian bloc and their proxy media.

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JJEToday  07:28 am JST

3) Carlson contacted Zelensky with a request for a similar interview but has so far received no reply.

You have a lot of crazy theories but I bet once the border deal is dead, Zelenskyy will be happy to put Carlson in his place for you. Even Xi doesn't have the guts to tell him to his face he should surrender.

0 ( +9 / -9 )

In terms of Carlson getting owned on his own shows, I like this interview he had with historian Rutger Bregman, who you could say is a "leftie".

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/20/historian-who-confronted-davos-billionaires-leaks-tucker-carlson-rant

It exposes the utter fakery of the GOP when it tries to criticize corporations and billionaires as if they have not been all for corporate influence in politics with decisions like Citizens United and corporate "free speech".

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12360735/The-privileged-life-Tucker-Carlson-New-biography-lays-bare-fired-Fox-News-anchor-inspired-journalist-father-lived-comfortable-life-thanks-Swanson-frozen-food-heiress-stepmother.html

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It won't be a real interview, though.

You don't need to watch it if you feel so.

It will just be simping, which is all MAGAs are good at.

Well. we all have our opinions.

No journalist would turn down an interview with Putin as long as they weren't at risk of arrest by his thugs.

Oh, please. Lol

It's a chance for Tucker to salvage some journalistic integrity.

He never lost it.

It's doubtful if Vlad will allow him to ask any tough questions, even harder for Tucker to contemplate asking them.

WE shall see.

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JJEToday  07:42 am JST

Tucker's announcement got some 20 million views in well under an hour. That could be a record or near it at the very least.

The open treason of a major celebrity will be big news, that is undeniable.

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JJE

Tucker's announcement got some 20 million views in well under an hour. That could be a record or near it at the very least.

That's the nature of train wrecks. Everyone is a gawker.

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Putin has just as much a right as all the other whackjobs to say his piece.

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The open treason of a major celebrity will be big news, that is undeniable.

lmao. How is Tucker commiting treason?

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Blacklabel

the establishment and their media is all super nervous and seem distraught they can’t stop this.

No they're not. They couldn't care less.

All they and they left can do is uncomfortably attack the interviewer and speculate.

They can attack Putin as well. Remember when Oliver Stone interviewed Putin. Perfect example of Stockholm Syndrome.

Which means this is definitely something I want to see happen.

Whatever rocks your boat.

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why exactly would any person of normal intelligence believe this isn't going to be nothing but pro-Kremlin propaganda?

Hear the lies from both sides and you might be able to piece together some sort of truth.

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This one is still my favorite Tucker Carlson interview. Some people love money and power more than anything else. It is up to the rest of us to keep these people from the levers of power.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/video/2021/jul/26/the-worst-human-being-man-confronts-fox-newss-tucker-carlson-video

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@JJE

like I said a fluff piece on the behalf of a dictator.

dressed up as a hard hitting journalist piece.

Most Americans have no idea why Putin invaded Ukraine, or what his goals are now.

It's out there for anyone to see, read or hear. if they choose to..

But the interviews he's already done in the United States are not traditional interviews. They are fawning pep sessions,

oh definitely unlike Tucker's hard hitting pre secripted, selective questioning sit down with everyone's favorite dictator, Putin.

specifically designed to amplify Zelensky's demand that the US enter more deeply into a war in Eastern Europe and pay for it.

yeh definitely objective...

And then, like a free citizen and not a slave, you can decide for yourself.

ask the same for journalists in Russia that dare to go against the Kremlin's narrative.

0 ( +9 / -9 )

Already over 31.7 million views - amazing. It'd be good to have the transcript so we could assess what he actually said in full.

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It is ticking up about 200,000 odd views every minute or so.

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

"Conservative" is too kind of a word for Carlson. "Turncoat" is more like it.

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They can have a fascist love in party together in front of hundreds of even thousands of inadequate man children and incels on X. It's going to beautiful.

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I'm curious about it. We already know Putin is a liar who hates everything "the west" and America... but it might just confirm how much the American right does as well.

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Speaking for myself, I have had access to hundreds of sources that have led me to believe me that Russia planned and started the conflict long ago

Putin has been planning this war for years. His big mistake was not starting it when Trump was still in power. Although that's not as big as starting it in the first place - Russian lines are still pretty much where they were 22 months ago, at the cost of thousands of Russian and Ukrainian lives.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Completely removed debate from the equation and replaced it with morals, those of which liberals base off of what ever the MSM and government tells them.

2 sides that coin buddy.

Empire is well into its downfall.

????

If the next hegemonic leader is between Putin and Xi its an easy choice

let me guess, the one that appeals to your heart more.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

IQ of this comment section is around 80.

Which has you beat by a good margin.

Completely removed debate from the equation 

Differing opinions is allowed in the west, something not allowed in Putin's Russia.

If the next hegemonic leader is between Putin and Xi its an easy choice

Putin a "hegemonic leader?" Hilarious.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Putin has been planning this war for years. His big mistake was not starting it when Trump was still in power.

Honestly, I think he was counting on Trump winning in 2020 but decided to go ahead with his plans anyway, only way that can explain such a disaster of an invasion.

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Funny that a lot of people are posting about what is said and happened in an interview that hasn't even occurred yet.

I'm no fan of Putin but I'd at least like to hear what his game-plan is to see where things are heading.

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Chabbawanga

Today 08:29 am JST

Putin has just as much a right as all the other whackjobs to say his piece.

Indeed, but he doesn't need Tucker Carlson for that.

Then again... he probably knows that Americans who get their news from other news outlets probably aren't much interested in what he has to say and see him as the enemy. It seems that the kinds of people who like Tucker Carlson also tend to be keen on Donald Trump, who seems to think Putin is pretty righteous. Ergo Ticker Carlson could be useful to him for drumming up support from the MAGA crowd in America.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

The title of the X post is "Why I'm interviewing Vladimir Putin."

Without watching it or reading the transcript you are less informed. It's still climbing fast toward 36 million views. It will be interesting to see how this matches up to other videos for overall views/time frame. Early days yet, the pace is actually increasing again.

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I'm no fan of Putin but I'd at least like to hear what his game-plan is to see where things are heading.

Absolutely nothing wrong with thinking for yourself and forming your own opinions, that's what freedom is.

Just don't be angry or surprised if not everyone agrees with you.

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First15Today  09:02 am JST

Very fair observation. Important to keep an open mind and decide for yourself. (gave that a like)

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

Just don't be angry or surprised if not everyone agrees with you.

I actually expect because this is the internet and almost no one argues or converses with the intention of changing opinions or learning something new.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

I'm conservative, but Tucker is a bit of a moron at times.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

Yeah, whatever, anyway, I think it’s good that he has the Cuyans to have a sit down with Putin. I think a real journalist should be able to talk to anyone, good or bad. That is your job. I mean, Barbara Walters interviewed Fidel Castro, Mike Wallace did an interview with the Ayatollah Khomeini, and these were some of the worst people, so good on Tucker for getting the interview.

I suppose the difference is that Walters and Wallace knew they were interviewing brutal dictators antagonistic to America and organized their approach accordingly.

We haven’t seen Carlson’s interview yet but the concern is that, unlike Walters and Wallace, he is going to treat this as a fawning hero interview designed to make Putin look good rather than actually challenging him on anything.

Perhaps I’ll be proven wrong, but I doubt it.

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Why Not?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Indeed, but he doesn't need Tucker Carlson for that.

He does. No Western media outlet is going to give him a platform.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Hear the lies from both sides and you might be able to piece together some sort of truth.

Both sides??? lol

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

We haven’t seen Carlson’s interview yet but the concern is that, unlike Walters and Wallace, he is going to treat this as a fawning hero interview designed to make Putin look good rather than actually challenging him on anything.

The only way that I can see that is if the rumors are true that Carlson has become a Schmittian.

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Then again... he probably knows that Americans who get their news from other news outlets probably aren't much interested in what he has to say and see him as the enemy.

With 11 million followers and growing, doubt it.

It seems that the kinds of people who like Tucker Carlson also tend to be keen on Donald Trump,

True.

who seems to think Putin is pretty righteous.

No, but definitely a strong leader.

Ergo Tucker Carlson could be useful to him for drumming up support from the MAGA crowd in America

Naw, he already has that without interviewing Putin.

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

Reading posts is providing some great entertainment this morning. You lot seem to conflate a refusal to support Zelenskyy and Biden as whole-hearted support for Putin with no grounds whatsoever for doing so. You don't think it's possible to see this whole affair as a big game? I don't support any of them.

Carlson, known for radical conservative opinions and his long association with Trump, 

More biased garbage from a dying corporate media. Pray tell, what are Tucker's "radical conservative opinions"? And he wasn't a Trump supporter until relatively recently.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

Who cares. Tucker is irrelevant these days.

Apparently he is relevant if you are commenting on this article.

Oh, and the fact he is interviewing Putin.

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

Apparently he is relevant if you are commenting on this article.

Oh, and the fact he is interviewing Putin

In the end, it helps Tucker. Whether you like these crazy dictators or loath them, they should be interviewed. This is why the left media outlets are struggling to remain relevant

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

Let's hope that Zelensky will also agree to Tucker's offer to have an interview with him. And then - put it online without installation. Right now, Russophobic Ukrainians are discussing this possibility and rolling with laughter at their guarantor of the constitution. Even they don't believe in his adequacy. Your world is ruled by clowns, gender perverts and senile vegetables. We are waiting for the response of the Ukrainian president.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Fox News has launched a legal battle to halt his shows, arguing they violate the terms of his contract.

How can a contract ban someone from doing their career? And his name is his so he doesn't have to change it for the name of his new show.

How is one supposed to earn a living if one trained their whole life on one career?

Not a fan of his, but contracts banning someone from doing a job is just bonkers.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Reading posts is providing some great entertainment this morning.

More biased garbage from a dying corporate media

and yet we keep getting these comments about biased corporate media on a corporate media news site...

not here for the news just for the banter, is that it?

4 ( +10 / -6 )

How can a contract ban someone from doing their career?

A non-compete clause. However, IIRC, those are only valid if you voluntarily leave or complete your contract. Not if you're fired/layed-off.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

not here for the news just for the banter, is that it?

Basically, yeah.

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Both sides??? lol

Yes, both sides. The West and Russia. Those would be the two sides in the Ukraine conflict.

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@JJE,

It is ticking up about 200,000 odd views every minute or so.

People want to see how botox injections and botched plastic surgery have bloated Putin's face. Everyone loves a train wreck comrade!

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First15

How can a contract ban someone from doing their career?

A non-compete clause. However, IIRC, those are only valid if you voluntarily leave or complete your contract. Not if you're fired/layed-off.

Sure, but he wasn't technically fired. Carlson’s contract was renewed in 2021, and he will be paid out for the remaining term.

So while he's being paid out, Fox owns him.

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If he could ask Putin directly the question - Why did you invade Ukraine? and get a straight answer then perhaps there could be some value in it, but I very much doubt if that will happen. Putin will not clearly state his goal, which is the complete subjugation of Ukraine. More likely this will be a tightly stage-managed affair to further Putin's propaganda goals while at the same time giving Carlson some much needed media attention. It will be nothing like Hard Talk.

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Bad Haircut

You don't think it's possible to see this whole affair as a big game? I don't support any of them.

Not supporting Ukraine is implicitly supporting Putin.

If a woman is being violently abused by her husband, you can't say "I don't support either of them". If you do, you are implicitly condoning the violence.

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Sure, but he wasn't technically fired. Carlson’s contract was renewed in 2021, and he will be paid out for the remaining term.

IIRC, that was declared illegal. Because a lot of Hollywood actors used to be signed under contracts to work exclusively with studios, but then the actors couldn't work at all when the studios stopped using them for productions.

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It’s gonna be this, it’s gonna be that!

yet if i said it’s gonna be a 74 minute interview and Tucker is gonna wear a yellow sweater vest, left would be screaming “how can you know! Hasn’t happened yet!”

well same to you. You gotta wait to watch it, then you can see and make your “hated it” narrative.

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The guy wants to do an interview with Putin so what? Thats his job. Don't like it , then don't watch the interview, nobody is forcing you. The meltdown of the Biden PR squad over this is funny, cue the vitriol -

"The fascist’s favorite boi takes his bow tie to Moscow! Someone is desperate for some attention....

What a scumbag,..... The fact that this charlatan gets so much love from the Putin-boosters here and their allies in MAGA-world just shows how aligned they are in ripping our US democracy to shreds..."

Why are you so worried about people getting a chance to hear the other side opinion?

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2020hindsightsToday  09:54 am JST

Bad Haircut

You don't think it's possible to see this whole affair as a big game? I don't support any of them.

Not supporting Ukraine is implicitly supporting Putin.

If a woman is being violently abused by her husband, you can't say "I don't support either of them". If you do, you are implicitly condoning the violence.

Are you serious??? I have the deepest sympathies for the Ukrainian people caught up and dying in this mess, but Zelenskyy and his cronies are well known as crooks in Ukraine and abroad. He'd be just as bad as Putin if he had a country the size of Russia and the apparatus to do what Putin does.

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Everyone is interested when Putin speaks. This is already a fact. Although they don’t show it, it’s very cute to look at from the outside

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Everyone is interested when Putin speaks. This is already a fact.

I for one couldn't care less what an autocratic dictator had to say, unless it was sorry for being a ****.

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By the time I finish typing this, the number of views of X should have catapulted past 40 million views like an out-of-control freight train. The pace appears to have picked up again. This is the Super Bowl of news pieces and it's not the mid-time show, or even the main event yet. Clearly has the potential to be one of the most consequential journalistic interviews in recent years, history and more - one for the record books.

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JJE, you certainly spend a great deal of time writing on behalf of the Kremlin for a concerned American conservative.

It’s ok, you’re allowed to make Moscow’s arguments. Y’all have a position that you believe in, and you’re free to advocate for it. Just stop pretending you’re American, ok?

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Yes, both sides. The West and Russia. Those would be the two sides in the Ukraine conflict

There is a difference between Ukraine and Russia?

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What American institutions have accomplished in the last 20 years is unreal. Completely removed debate from the equation and replaced it with morals, those of which liberals base off of what ever the MSM and government tells them. Empire is well into its downfall. If the next hegemonic leader is between Putin and Xi its an easy choice

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Bad Haircut

Not supporting Ukraine is implicitly supporting Putin.

If a woman is being violently abused by her husband, you can't say "I don't support either of them". If you do, you are implicitly condoning the violence.

Are you serious??? I have the deepest sympathies for the Ukrainian people caught up and dying in this mess, but Zelenskyy and his cronies are well known as crooks in Ukraine and abroad.

What are you talking about? Zelenskyy is fighting an illegal invasion from Russia and you think we shouldn't support Ukraine because there is corruption in Ukraine? That makes no sense.

Zelenskyy was elected to fight corruption, and news reports come out that he is catching it, but probably not as fast as anybody hoped. But the most important thing here is that Ukraine are fighting an imperialist attack from Russia.

He'd be just as bad as Putin

Putin illegally invaded Ukraine. Zelenskyy didn't invade anyone. There is no comparison here.

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JJE

By the time I finish typing this, the number of views of X should have catapulted past 40 million views like an out-of-control freight train. 

More like a train wreck.

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There is a difference between Ukraine and Russia?

yet Bass, you feign bewilderment when anyone suggests you are sympathetic to Putin…

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Everyone is interested when Putin speaks. This is already a fact.

I for one couldn't care less what an autocratic dictator had to say,

Simple, then don't watch the interview, easy peasy. Millions of people are obviously interested in hearing Russia's take on things judging by the number of hits on Tucker's site.

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If Tucker gets Putin to rage-quit the interview, I will give him his props. But it’s not going to be that kind of interview, is it?

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yet Bass, you feign bewilderment when anyone suggests you are sympathetic to Putin…

I don't and I don't care what people think about me, I don't like Putin, but I admire his strength, not ashamed or afraid to say it. I like strong leaders, doesn't mean I like, support or agree with them, when I look at this current President, I feel really sorry for the things I said about Jimmy Carter in the past.

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Simple, then don't watch the interview, easy peasy.

that much, we can agree on.

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Simple, then don't watch the interview, easy peasy.

that much, we can agree on.

Cool bananas, an upvote for you then champ, life could be nicer without all those angry posts above just because a dude will do an interview with Putin.

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There is a difference between Ukraine and Russia?

you just said Ukraine IS Russia, Bass.

that doesn’t qualify as sympathetic?

and yeah, it’s quite obvious you’re all in on strongman leaders.

perhaps you could name a free country led by one? I mean, you’re obviously an advocate for the right to dissent. What is it that strongmen don’t tolerate that makes them strongmen?

think the word your looking for is dissent.

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For real Bass, pretty sure you wouldn’t like a left-leaning strongman. I wouldn’t either. Can we agree that strongmen are a bad thing? I didn’t think there was a debate about this.

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For real Bass, pretty sure you wouldn’t like a left-leaning strongman.

Who?

I wouldn’t either.

Well, there you go.

Can we agree that strongmen are a bad thing?

I don’t think so.

I didn’t think there was a debate about this.

I didn’t start it.

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Bass - any left-leaning strongman. Doesn’t matter who. Wouldn’t you rather have democracy than a left-leaning strongman?

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you just said Ukraine IS Russia, Bass.

I mean, the corruption part, they’re the same.

that doesn’t qualify as sympathetic?

Not really.

and yeah, it’s quite obvious you’re all in on strongman leaders.

Yup, always have been.

perhaps you could name a free country led by one? I mean, you’re obviously an advocate for the right to dissent. What is it that strongmen don’t tolerate that makes them strongmen?

It’s not about free or oppressed it’s about a leader that can get things done and that is what these men do. The legal and human rights stuff is a second issue.

think the word your looking for is dissent

Not really.

any left-leaning strongman.

Who?

Doesn’t matter who. Wouldn’t you rather have democracy than a left-leaning strongman?

Who is a left radical and that’s strong in your opinion?

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Can we agree that strongmen are a bad thing?

I don’t think so.

my, what a profoundly American position you have, Bass…

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Journalism lives, through Tucker Carlson.

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The legal and human rights stuff is a second issue.

in other words, you are for autocracy. You just said it.

guess if George Washington had just accepted that crown some offered him we wouldn’t be in this mess, eh?

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Who is a left radical and that’s strong in your opinion?

you don’t know them yet and neither do I.

The legal and human rights stuff is a second issue.

Not to most people, it’s not, but I appreciate you showing how you prioritize these things.

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I want to hear what he has to say.

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The fascist’s favorite boi takes his bow tie to Moscow! Someone is desperate for some attention since being fired from Faux “news” for spreading wanton lies.

It's a free press in the United States of America. Journalists can interview whomever they want.

Barbara Walters interviewed Fidel Castro back in the day.......

Watch the interview then decide for yourself, or better yet THINK for yourself.

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onedragon

The fascist’s favorite boi takes his bow tie to Moscow! Someone is desperate for some attention since being fired from Faux “news” for spreading wanton lies.

It's a free press in the United States of America. Journalists can interview whomever they want.

Barbara Walters interviewed Fidel Castro back in the day.......

Barbara Walters was a journalist with integrity. Tucker...? Not so much. Not expecting any hardball questions here.

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It’s not about free or oppressed it’s about a leader that can get things done and that is what these men do. The legal and human rights stuff is a second issue.

if it’s not about free or oppressed, why do you harp about freedom? You can’t see the contradiction?

fear you may have said more than you should have…

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It is quite clear from the comments posted here that most people (especially the Americans) desperately need to learn more about the causes of this conflict. In a world where almost all MSM is driven by advertisers needs and clicks as entertainment, Tucker Carlson's long form journalism is actually quite refreshing. You already know he is conservative - but at least he presents in good faith. Which MSM news stations can honestly say that these days?

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