Fox star Tucker accused of leaking to CNN and other legacy media

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“That is a serious misunderstanding of one’s role, of loyalty, and character. Let me leave it at that,” Levin fumed about Carlson leaking to mainstream media journalists.

~ Levin

 

Fox News host Mark Levin on Thursday railed against his colleague Tucker Carlson.

He didn’t name him specifically but apparently, everyone knows who it is. Levin and others claim Tucker’s a frequent unnamed source to mainstream journalists.

Earlier this week, New York Times columnist Ben Smith published a bombshell report that revealed Carlson has long been a reliable anonymous source to prominent Beltway reporters.

Carlson portrays himself as the bitter enemy of the media and political elite. However, at least 16 journalists confirmed to Smith that the conservative pundit loves to blab about Trump and Fox News. They say it’s to make himself look good.

Fox News star Sean Hannity responded on his show, saying, I don’t give a sh*t what people think of me, to news that Tucker is mocking him behind his back.

Instead, Hannity is knocking the Times in defense of Carlson. Perhaps he doesn’t believe the story — it is the NYTs, but American Thinker is saying the same thing.

The NYT and their 16 blatherers could be lying. However, in 2018, he did give an interview to a foreign publication trashing Donald Trump. He wasn’t Donald Trump’s biggest fan. We forgive Tucker his faults here at the Sentinel but look at him with a more careful approach.

Levin ranted on his radio show about Tucker’s alleged gossiping. Levin referenced a piece by conservative writer Thomas Lifson that criticized Smith for outing Carlson as a source.

“I would tell my friend Thomas Lifson, and he is my friend over at the American Thinker and others—we know journalists, so many of them, are unethical,” Levin seethed. “That’s the point.”

Levin, who also hosts Life, Liberty, and Levin on Fox News on Sunday, went on to say journalists will “only keep confidences that they want to keep,” stating that he has never “leaked anything to a newspaper or media outlet” and particularly not to The New York Times.

“Certainly not about the people around me,” the conservative host continued. “Now, I could go further into this, I’m not going to. That is a serious misunderstanding of one’s role, of loyalty, and character. Let me leave it at that.”

Levin also noted that he had been approached by CNN’s Brian Stelter in the past but never leaked anything to the media analyst. In his column, Smith quoted Stelter saying Carlson’s “fingerprints” were all over his recent book on Fox News, essentially naming him as a source.

It is interesting. When Tucker was on MSNBC, he frequently said he hated Fox News.

“I rejected all of it,” Levin exclaimed. “How could I look myself in the mirror? I had good parents, they taught me to be a stand-up guy. You see, this isn’t a game to me. I’m not positioning myself. This is deadly serious, this is the real world matters here. The real world matters here!”

The talk radio veteran added it’s “hard enough” being in conservative media “without people leaking against you.”

“Just remember that, and I think many of you already know that,” Levin fumed.


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Greg
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Greg
2 years ago

I used to watch Tucker quite a bit. I found his monologues quite compelling, but when it came to questioning it lacked a great deal. It became really annoying when he had that ‘stupefied’ look when people answered his questions. Then we found out it was all from a ‘Script Writer’. I should have realized that since is the norm in media circles. Maybe it’s time for the script writer to have the show, or is it because Tucker has a better delivery reading a script.

Floyd Bridgez
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Floyd Bridgez
2 years ago

Leak something outlandishly absurd then laugh when they run with it?
It will be mystery Babylon B challenge accepted and come to pass a few days later or something even crazier.

GuvGeek
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GuvGeek
2 years ago

A real Journalist would want the competition to cover stories that are important. On things of substance, journalist should not be seeking ratings, but should be informing the people. Journalism should not be “Big Business”. News Media for the most part should be local instead of Nationwide propaganda machines. I routinely watch Tucker and Hannity. For the most part Tucker is the bomb thrower and Hannity is more of a voice of reason. In any case, FOX is substantially less of a propaganda operation compared to the general Liberal Media, but there are better Conservative resources on cable that dig much deeper.

jpacord
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jpacord
2 years ago

Not to enter the fray between Carlson and Levin, but its SOP for journalists to exchange information. Its how the business works. What counts is the end product and its hard to criticize Carlson for his reporting on the enemies of our country. The solution is simple: Levin keeps his mouth shut unless he has info he wants Carson to “leak.”