On MSNBC, Tucker Carlson said, "[I]t's fair to say that Al Gore is a religious zealot." Carlson previously called Gore a "wild-eyed religious nut" whose "religion is the environment."
MSNBC host Tucker Carlson continued his recent attacks on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, stating that the difference between Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman and Clinton is that "he actually believes something, and she's just craftier."
On MSNBC's Tucker, Chris Matthews suggested that politicians who claim to support the Iraq war but criticize the Bush administration's handling of it are motivated only by political calculation. He singled out Sens. Joe Lieberman and Hillary Rodham Clinton, specifically, for retreating to a "parking lot of ambition," which Matthews explained as "where [politicians] like to put their car and say, 'It's safe here. I'll look like I'm a little anti-war -- of course, I'm a hawk.' "
On MSNBC, Tucker Carlson claimed "[t]he world is getting warmer," but we don't know "why" because "[t]here's no consensus on that." In fact, as Media Matters for America has repeatedly documented, organizations representing thousands of scientists share the consensus view that "human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming" of the planet, according to a June 2006 National Academies of Science report.
MSNBC hosts Tucker Carlson and Keith Olbermann both blasted Bill O'Reilly for the comments he made on a recent show about 18-year-old Jennifer Moore, who was raped and murdered in New York City. O'Reilly said: "She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at 2 in the morning." Olbermann named O'Reilly the "Worst Person in the World" for those comments.
Members of the media, including Tucker Carlson, Fred Barnes, Juan Williams, and George Stephanopoulos, have continued to suggest that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's criticism of Donald Rumsfeld during a recent Senate committee hearing was motivated solely by politics.
On MSNBC's Tucker, former New York Police Department detective Bo Dietl falsely claimed that "all the hijackers that came and then bombed [the United States] on 9-11, all of them were in this country illegally." In fact, all 19 of the 9-11 hijackers reportedly entered the United States legally, though two had overstayed their visas.
On MSNBC, Tucker Carlson claimed that "one of the few redeeming things about" Bush is his "bravado," because "telling the truth is exactly what's needed around the world." But Carlson himself has questioned the usefulness of Bush's "overconfidence" and the truthfulness of the Bush administration's rhetoric prior to the invasion of Iraq.