During the October 21 edition of his Fox News show, Tucker Carlson hosted Darren Beattie to attack NBC News reporter Brandy Zadrozny for using basic reporting techniques. Beattie is a former Trump speechwriter best known for leaving the White House following a CNN report noting he had attended a white nationalist conference.
The basis of the entire segment was Zadrozny using public records in her reporting.
Zadrozny’s colleague Ben Collins added some important context to Beattie’s attack:
Carlson additionally neglected to inform his audience that Beattie has retweeted accounts “defending the white nationalist Great Replacement conspiracy theory,” as previously documented by Political Research Associates’ Ben Lorber. Though surely certain parts of Carlson’s audience would find that white nationalist connection, like so much of Carlson’s content, to be a plus.
From the October 21 edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight:
If you want to blame anyone for this outrageous white nationalist smear campaign, blame the people who put this trash on the air every night.