Prospect’s liberal readers were completely outraged by the article’s framing covering the breakup between Tucker Carlson and Fox News.
the piece Overview Some of the economic beliefs Carlson espouses are consistent with those of some leftists, as is his opposition to US involvement in the Ukraine war.
“Carlson spent years as a staunch libertarian, but turned populist in Trump’s election, rejecting much of the free marketism he had previously espoused,” the authors wrote. there is
“Republican leaders will have to admit that market capitalism is not a religion. Market capitalism is a tool like a staple gun or a toaster. We will have to,” Carlson is quoted as saying.
“His soliloquy lines may have been taken from Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders’ stump speeches, a progressive senator whose views on economic policy from Carlson sometimes echo.” The authors continued
Critics were outraged that the article compared Carlson’s beliefs with those of the Left, and attacked the publication online.
Josh Marshall for Talking Point Memo called It is both ‘disgraceful and stupid’ and ’embarrassing’.
“Let me be clear, this Prospect article about Tucker Carlson is not only mixed, it’s completely hagiographic. It never once mentioned racism, homophobia, or transphobia. It mentions Trump only once, praises Carlson, and positions him as a heretical populist.” popular tweets.
“I don’t understand how this could have been written in a liberal media and is an insult to the Prospect audience, especially those who are not white, male, straight or cis, who are the vast majority of the population endangered by Carlson’s demagogues. ,” read Second tweet.
“If outlets like prospects are wondering why they write sack-inflating articles on fascists like Tucker Carlson, it’s almost certainly because being left is primarily Putinist and Russian empire. Because the author thinks it means being a theist.” responded another critic.
“It’s really disgusting to see @TheProspect so generously praising Tucker Carlson here.” Said Economist Zachary Carter.
By Wednesday, the ruckus had gotten so big that Prospect’s editors said issued an apology.
“I think it’s worth investigating how broadcast news covers corporate looting and warfare, and how right-wing populists have attempted to incorporate these topics. Motivation should not be taken lightly, where it fell short,” writes David Dyen.
“To anyone disappointed or angry by this story, I can only say that I respect your opinion and will work hard to regain your lost trust. The only thing I can’t do is turn back time.” It is,” he added.
Dien said the company will also publish responses to the article by two other authors and record a podcast revealing how much they really hate Tucker Carlson.
Prospect was also ridiculed for that apology.
“We have committed an act of journalism and we apologize.” joked Freelance journalist Zaid Gilani.
Here are more details about Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News.
Bill O’Reilly and Megan Kelly talk Tucker Carlson’s Inside View/Fox Newswww.youtube.com
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