Tucker Carlson of FoxNews and owner of the Daily Caller was almost arrested based on a false rape hoax. Yet Carlson is allowing one of his employees, DC senior editor Jamie Weinstein, to spread the Michelle Fields hoax. What happened to Tucker Carlson?
Tucker Carlson was the victim of a false rape accusation.
Tucker Carlson should have some understanding of the damage hoaxes cause, as he was the victim of a hoax:
In his forthcoming biography Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News (search), Crossfire co-host Tucker Carlson (search) discusses another motive that underlies some false accusations. In 2001, a woman he had never met alleged he had raped her in Louisville, a city he had never visited. After $14,000 in defensive legal bills, Carlson discovered that the woman had a chronic mental disorder. He decided not to sue for redress since it would further link his name with the word “rape.”
Even though Carlson was completely innocent of the crime – he never met the woman who accused him – he had a five-figure legal bill and significant stress in his life. Carlson knew that suing for defamation would cause him more stress and drama.
When a woman falsely accuses a man of a crime, it’s a total loss for the man. All you can do is move on with less money in your pocket and more scars on your soul.
Meanwhile Carlson has not said anything about the Michelle Fields hoax, even though his senior editor is spreading it.
Daily Caller senior editor Jamie Weinstein started the Michelle Fields hoax.
What started the Michelle Fields hoax? By now you’ve seen the videos and read the articles. The hoax began Twitter. Fields’ boyfriend and sugar daddy (Weinstein is supported by his parents, and they all support Michelle as well) posted this on Twitter.
Trump always surrounds himself w thugs. Tonight thug Corey Lewandowski tried to pull my gf @MichelleFields to ground when she asked tough q
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) March 9, 2016
That is the Tweet that set off the Michelle Fields scandal, leading to massive amounts of drama for an innocent man.
Fields, by the way, never asked a “tough question.” She instead attended a press conference without any proper press credentials, stalked Trump near his family and friends, and then asked him about affirmative action – a softball question at best.
Fields was surrounded by Secret Service agents as she stalked Trump without proper press credentials.
Lewandowski did not try to pull Fields to the ground.
Later reporting from Charles Johnson, formerly of the Daily Caller, reveals that Weinstein’s family used their influence to have Corey Lewandowski charged with battery.
Michelle Fields has also falsely accused at least two other men of crimes.
The battery case against Lewandowski may be dropped soon.
After my investigative reporting, which made the top headline of the Drudge Report, revealed that the prosecutor in charge of the Lewandowski case was a pro-Clinton operative, the prosecutor began walking back the battery case against Lewandowski.
Today a prosecutor who I exposed for corruption was forced to start walking back the bogus Corey Lewandowski charge. pic.twitter.com/zjECenK00G
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) March 30, 2016
The prosecutor Dave Aronberg is in a no-win situation. If he continues with this case, he will lose. If he drops the case, the media will say he hates women.
If I had to bet, I’d put the odds on his dropping the case. This is a bogus case that can’t be won at trial. The prosecutor will be a laughing stock.
As the prosecutor is also a pro-Clinton shill, he will also be exposed to corruption charges and may even face a recall election.
If Tucker Carlson wants to be taken seriously as a journalist, he must address the Michelle Fields hoax.
Carlson has said that any journalist at the Daily Caller who criticizes FoxNews will be fired.
Carlson’s noisy (and controversial) aspiration to build an institution on an equal journalistic footing as The New York Times would appear to be abandoned. Put another way, what kind of holy hell would The Daily Caller subject The New York Times to if one of the paper’s star columnists was censured for criticizing MSNBC?
Indeed famed journalist and commentator Mickey Kaus was forced to quit his job at the Daily Caller after criticizing FoxNews for being globalist shills:
I wrote a piece attacking Fox for not being the opposition on immigration and amnesty — for filling up the airwaves with reports on ISIS and terrorism, and not fulfilling their responsibility of being the opposition on amnesty and immigration…. I posted it at 6:30 in the morning.
When I got up, Tucker had taken it down. He said, ‘We can’t trash Fox on the site. I work there.’
Carlson, who co-founded The Daily Caller in 2010, is a conservative contributor to Fox News and the host of its weekend edition of “Fox & Friends.”
Kaus says when he told Carlson he needed to be able to write about Fox, Carlson told him it was a hard-and-fast rule, and non-negotiable. “He said it was a rule, and he wouldn’t be able to change that rule. So I told him I quit[.]”
According to Carlson, journalists – dare we say “journalists”? – at Daily Caller cannot tell the truth about an entire news network.
Now we learn that Carlson will also allow his Senior Editor to spread hoaxes about girlfriends in order to generate hype.
Carlson’s reputation is being destroyed by the Michelle Fields hoax, and he doesn’t act soon, the stain from this will harm him far more than a false rape accusation.
Do the right thing, Tucker. Tell your editor Jamie Weinstein to stop spreading hoaxes. It harms the Daily Caller’s brand and calls your own personal integrity into question.