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Former Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron is going after Fox News host Tucker Carlson and suggested an outrageous idea to combat “misinformation.”
During an interview on MSNBC, Carl Cameron spoke with host Nicolle Wallace about Fox News, the network where he previously worked, and bizarrely suggested jailing people for pushing what he alleged to be “false information.”
“It really is kind of horrible to think that journalists with national and international capacity are putting together this type of nonsense. I think the president did a great job,” Cameron said.
“I wish he had done a lot of this a lot sooner, and we need a lot more from the left and the middle, and we got to watch out because the Republicans have become the purveyors of misinformation, and when our two-party system is broken like that, democracy is seriously in trouble,” he added.
He then declared: “The president acknowledged that it’s time to actually start doing things and maybe taking some names and putting people in jail.”
Cameron suggested he believes Fox News and Carlson participate in the same kind of dangerous rhetoric that has inspired violence.
“I really can’t channel how Tucker believes in any of this stuff and how the network can go through with it,” he added, warning how “this type of lying and deception is catching on.”
Tucker Carlson’s primetime show on Fox News has smashed another key barrier.
AdWeek published the viewership results for cable news shows this week and Carlson remained at number one every single day.
But wait, it gets even better as Carlson’s show is also doing well with Democrats.
Television viewership data released by Nielsen/MRI Fusion found that Carlson’s show is the number one most-watched show among Democrats in the key demographic of 25-54 year-olds.
“The data, from the month of October, showed that Carlson pulled in 101,000 viewers who self-identified as Democrats in the 25-54 demographic. MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” and Fox’s “The Five” were tied for second place, each attracting 88,000 viewers in the key demo who self-identified as Democrats. The next two spots are occupied by Sean Hannity, who took in 81,000 young Democrat viewers, and Greg Gutfeld, who pulled 73,000,” the Daily Wire reported.
“Maddow still has a significant advantage in total Democratic viewership, pulling in a total of 908,000 viewers across all age groups. “The Five” pulled in the second most, with 732,000 viewers who identified themselves as Democrats, and Carlson followed close behind with 722,000 total Democrats. Hannity and MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell rounded out the top five, with Hannity garnering 623,000 Democrat viewers, and O’Donnell taking 607,000,” the Daily Wire added.
“As a network, Fox News owns the majority of cable news airtime around the clock. Fox takes in 56% of total primetime viewership, and 55% of daytime viewership. Fox also leads CNN and MSNBC among Independents and even pulls in a plurality of Democrats. Fox pulled in a total of 58% of all Independents who watched cable news, while MSNBC garnered 25% and CNN got just 17%. Fox was number one among self-identified Democrats, with 39% of total viewership, MSNBC came just in second place with 38%, and CNN fell behind with just 24%,” the DW report detailed.