The Best Place For Democrats To Oppose Trump? Fox News.
Huffington Post - 12 days
Fox News hates talking points, especially in primetime, a dynamic I saw again live when Tucker Carlson had me by his new set last Tuesday night at the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau on Capitol Hill.
The guest who impressed me was Eric Swalwell, Democratic congressman from California. His was a grueling fourteen-minute segment. It didn’t take long for Carlson to pivot from Judge Gorsuch’s decision on right-to-die, to abortion, one of the toughest debates on Fox News primetime. Swalwell ditched the talking points and did something Democrats on conservative media almost never do: he had a conversation.
Granted, Tucker never let up on Swalwell. Like his time slot predecessor Megyn Kelly, Carlson bombarded his guest with hard-hitting questions. Sitting off-camera ten feet from the conversation, I kept tally marks for every question but lost track around fifty.
When the fourteen minutes were up, did Swalwell win the segment? No, but he didn’t lose it either. The lesson was simp
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