There’s a reason Tucker Carlson has become a top cable news host. He’s unafraid to speak his mind.
And Tucker Carlson just admitted his biggest regret of his career that will blow your mind.
During an interview on the “Full Send Podcast” over the weekend, Tucker Carlson shared his biggest regret in his career.
Carlson has worked in the media since the 1990s, either on television or by writing essays.
The current Fox News host joined CNN in 2000 and has been a host or contributor on cable news ever since. Millions of people watch his primetime show every night.
He admitted to the hosts of the “Full Send Podcast” on Saturday that he regrets not only his support for the Iraq War, but also operating in the media for decades before realizing the profession is predicated on fooling ordinary people.
“I’ve spent my whole life in the media, my dad was in the media,” Carlson said. “That is a big part of the revelation that has changed my life, is the media are part of the control apparatus.”
Carlson joked that the podcast’s hosts were “younger and wiser” than him. Yet he was serious when he remarked that having spent his entire professional life in the media had made him blind in certain ways.
“But what if you’re me and you spent your whole life in that world, and to look around and all of the sudden you’re like, ‘Oh, wow. Not only are they part of the problem, but I spent most of my life being part of the problem,” he said.
Carlson was then asked what his greatest regret in his career had been.
The Fox News host didn’t pause to consider the question.
He immediately answered saying that it was defending the merits of the Iraq War.
🔥 Tucker Carlson Says He Regrets Working for the Media ‘Control Apparatus’
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He said he wishes he hadn’t been so ready to label others as “mad” for venturing off the beaten road when he was younger.
Carlson also stated that he is “ashamed” that he did not see the nature of legacy media when he was younger.
“Partly it was age, partly it was the world that I grew up in,” he said. “I just didn’t see it at all — at all — and I’m ashamed.”
The interview is explicit at times and lasts slightly under 90 minutes. But, it is worth watching if you want to learn more about Carlson’s motivations.
There’s a reason why his show sweeps cable news every night. Carlson thinks outside the box, which frequently enrages the establishment in both parties.
Admitting that he was wrong for defending the Iraq war takes a lot of guts, especially considering that there’s many establishment RINOs who would never consider admitting they were wrong on that issue.
Carlson is just one of the many reasons Fox News is seeing great success right now compared to the other failing leftist media outlets like CNN.
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