Fox News host Tucker Carlson and a possible political office run have been discussed over the past few years. Last Friday, he flirted with a possible presidential run during a rally in n Des Moines, Iowa.
Carlson used the event in Iowa to take shots at transgender athletes, high energy prices and make a glancing remark on Jan. 6 before ultimately shifting to an attack on corporate America.
Jon Schweppe, policy director for the social conservative group American Principles Project, believes that the Fox News host is flirting about a possible office run following his speech.
“He’s definitely flirting with it, 100 percent,” Schweppe said, per Yahoo! News. “He has the role that Rush Limbaugh had in the ’90s and he’s very aware of it.”
“Tucker is setting the terms of ’24 right now, he is the moderator. He’ll be hugely influential in terms of setting the topics. He has the bully pulpit.”
Carlson has shot down the idea of him running for president when asked about it by Ben Smith, a co-founder of the new outlet Semafor, saying, “I’m not running.”
Populist conservatives have long desired Carlson to embark on a bid for the White House; whether that occurs in 2024 remains to be seen.
Chris Cuomo: ‘Crime Is More Newsworthy Than Politics’
“Why? Because crime is almost always dealing with regular people, regular dynamics in the world, and outcomes that matter.“
NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo is using his podcast, The Chris Cuomo Project, to jump into other news topics that don’t only include politics.
In a recent episode, Cuomo had a Q&A with his listeners, who left questions for him to answer. One wanted the former CNN host to avoid crime-related news topics and stick to politics.
While answering the listener’s remark, he noted that crime news far outweighs what comes out of the political sphere. The reason? Oftentimes, in political news, normal everyday people aren’t at the center of the story.
“Crime is more newsworthy than politics,” Cuomo said. “Seven times out of 10. Why? Because crime is almost always dealing with regular people, regular dynamics in the world, and outcomes that matter.
“Someone died, something’s being stolen, [and] rights are being violated. There’s a system that we have to check to make sure that there is the right administration of justice [and] that it’s fair… Things are made up and hyped up in politics.”
CNN Surprises New Hampshire College Officials with GOP Primary Debate Venue
“Such a debate announcement breached the RNC debate rules.”
CNN will be hosting two Republican primary debates next month, and one of the locations will be at St. Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire, on Jan. 21. However, this announcement caught one college official by surprise.
An official from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire expressed surprise at being chosen as CNN’s venue for the pre-primary debate.
Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library at the college, wrote on X, that the CNN debate was one “we had not planned or booked.”
“Such a debate announcement breached the RNC debate rules,” Levesque added. “We have and will continue to work with the Republican Party on debates.”
Furthermore, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire will be the hosting location for another debate. ABC News, WMUR-TV, and Saint Anselm stated they had scheduled a debate three nights earlier, on Jan. 18.
“We can’t speak to any miscommunication within Saint Anselm, but we are moving forward with our plans to host a debate in New Hampshire on Jan. 21,” a CNN spokesperson said.
Fox News’ Jimmy Failla Launching New Book on Cancel Culture
“This book is a permission slip to not care anymore.”
FOX Across America host Jimmy Failla will launch a new book in late January in hopes he can help make America fun again.
Fox News Books is publishing Failla’s upcoming book, “Cancel Culture Dictionary: An A to Z Guide to Winning the War on Fun,” which focuses on the outrage culture that exists in society.
“The reason we titled the book ‘Cancel Culture Dictionary’ is because we wanted to chronologize — that’s a big word for me — all of the major things that have been canceled since this became a thing and the advent of social media and explain how, despite all the hype and hysteria, nothing in the world has changed for the better,” Failla told Fox News Digital.
Failla believes cancel culture has become more about personal gain and power than progress. He feels people don’t know the difference between a joke and a hate crime these days, but Failla hopes his book can help right the ship.
“The people behind cancel culture are basically deploying weaponized censorship,” Failla added. “And they’re not censoring things because they’re offended. They’re censoring things because there’s a currency that comes with saying you’re offended.
“This book is a permission slip to not care anymore. That’s what I’m doing. I’m giving the reader a permission slip for society to basically hit rewind and go back to this place where we didn’t spend our lives looking for something to get mad at. If you die tomorrow, you’re going to wish you had more fun.”
“Cancel Culture Dictionary” is available for preorder now and hits stores on January 30th.