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Tucker Carlson: The Fox News host ‘triggered’ by Kamala Harris and Black Lives Matter

Joe Sommerlad looks at the right-wing talking head whose inflammatory rhetoric has seen him tipped – by ex-KKK grand wizard David Duke – as an alternative Trump running mate

Sunday 16 August 2020 13:59
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Tucker Carlson fronting his prime-time Fox News show from New York
Tucker Carlson fronting his prime-time Fox News show from New York

Fox News host Tucker Carlson once again found himself making headlines this week after reacting angrily to a pundit correcting his pronunciation of the name of Joe Biden’s new running mate.

Discussing Biden’s announcement of California senator and former presidential rival Kamala Harris as his prospective vice president on Tuesday evening, Carlson was interrupted by Richard Goodstein, a political consultant and guest on his prime-time show Tucker Carlson Tonight.

“Tucker, can I just say one quick thing because this is something that will serve you and your fellow hosts on Fox News well,” Goodstein interjected. “Her name is pronounced ‘Comma’... like the punctuation mark... ‘Comma-la’, OK?”

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