Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, seen currently on CNN and PBS, might find a new home: a prime-time show on MSNBC.
With the departure of host Deborah Norville, MSNBC is reportedly considering Carlson to fill the 9 p.m. timeslot. His show would lead into Scarborough Country, hosted by former Republican Congressmember Joe Scarborough. This pairing, not balanced by any avowedly liberal or progressive hosts, would arguably make MSNBC’s prime-time line-up more right-wing than Fox News Channel.
“The pattern in cable news is to imitate Fox,” said FAIR’s Peter Hart. “But MSNBC is going beyond that— it wants to outfox Fox by surpassing Fox’s partisanship. Viewers deserve diverse opinions from the media, not an uninterrupted stream of right-wing spin.”