Tucker Carlson called Patrick Fitzgerald, the lead prosecutor in the trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a "lunatic" who is "running around destroying people's lives for no good reason." But Carlson's view of the seriousness of allegations of lying under oath seems to have changed since the Clinton years, when he defended independent counsel Ken Starr against Democrats' attacks.
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Given that conservatives such as Rich Lowry and Tony Blankley have challenged Laura Bush's assertion that the media have failed to cover "a lot of good things that are happening" in Iraq, will the media similarly take on the first lady's baseless -- and at times outright false -- attacks on the media?
Tucker Carlson encouraged Dick Collins, who took over the anti-Hillary Clinton website Stop Her Now, in his bashing of Sen. Clinton. Collins characterized her as an "ultraliberal," an "ambitious, calculating, tough politician," and an "ultra left-wing Democrat."
Discussing six Muslim men who were removed from an airplane in Minnesota after other passengers saw them praying in the terminal prior to boarding, Tucker Carlson claimed that he was "not defending" the fact that the praying "freaked people out," but then quickly added that "they were doing something other people didn't understand, and it spooked the other people."
While discussing Sen. John McCain's potential presidential candidacy, CNN's Wolf Blitzer ignored McCain's inconsistencies on taxes and abortion and essentially contradicted himself about McCain's position on Iraq. Blitzer also noted the names and experience of other political figures with presidential exploratory or campaign committees but did not describe their positions on any issues.