The Situation with Tucker Carlson

I've never watched The Situation with Tucker Carlson before. It's on too late for me. All I know is that Tucker is that guy who wears a bowtie. But tomorrow (Monday) I'll be a guest on the show. Tucker will chat with me for about five minutes about the history of hoaxes. Or, at least, that's what I've been told. The interview will be done via video feed, so I'll be sitting in San Diego and he'll be in New York. Look for me to be on at around 11:40 pm (eastern time).
Update: I've been bumped from Monday night. They tell me that I'll now be on Tuesday night.


Posted on Sun Nov 27, 2005


What's the premise for the segment, Alex? In other words, why are they doing a segment on hoaxes?
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  01:46 AM
STEWART: It's not honest. What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery. And I will tell you why I know it.

CARLSON: You had John Kerry on your show and you sniff his throne and you're accusing us of partisan hackery?

STEWART: Absolutely.

CARLSON: You've got to be kidding me. He comes on and you...


STEWART: You're on CNN. The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls.


STEWART: What is wrong with you?

(APPLAUSE) CARLSON: Well, I'm just saying, there's no reason for you -- when you have this marvelous opportunity not to be the guy's butt boy, to go ahead and be his butt boy. Come on. It's embarrassing.

STEWART: I was absolutely his butt boy. I was so far -- you would not believe what he ate two weeks ago.



STEWART: You know, the interesting thing I have is, you have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.

CARLSON: You need to get a job at a journalism school, I think.

STEWART: You need to go to one.

The thing that I want to say is, when you have people on for just knee-jerk, reactionary talk...

CARLSON: Wait. I thought you were going to be funny. Come on. Be funny.

STEWART: No. No. I'm not going to be your monkey.


BEGALA: Go ahead. Go ahead.

STEWART: I watch your show every day. And it kills me.

CARLSON: I can tell you love it.

STEWART: It's so -- oh, it's so painful to watch.


STEWART: You know, because we need what you do. This is such a great opportunity you have here to actually get politicians off of their marketing and strategy.

CARLSON: Is this really Jon Stewart? What is this, anyway?

STEWART: Yes, it's someone who watches your show and cannot take it anymore.


STEWART: I just can't.

CARLSON: What's it like to have dinner with you? It must be excruciating. Do you like lecture people like this or do you come over to their house and sit and lecture them; they're not doing the right thing, that they're missing their opportunities, evading their responsibilities? STEWART: If I think they are.


CARLSON: I wouldn't want to eat with you, man. That's horrible.

STEWART: I know. And you won't. But the thing I want to get to...

BEGALA: We did promise naked pictures of the Supreme Court justices.

CARLSON: Yes, we did. Let's get to those.


BEGALA: They're in this book, which is a very funny book.

STEWART: Why can't we just talk -- please, I beg of you guys, please.

CARLSON: I think you watch too much CROSSFIRE.

We're going to take a quick break.

STEWART: No, no, no, please.

CARLSON: No, no, hold on. We've got commercials.


STEWART: Please. Please stop.
Posted by Craig  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  06:08 AM
I have no idea why they're doing a segment on hoaxes. What the producer told me is that he saw my new book in the Harcourt catalog, thought it looked interesting, then looked me up online. And then they decided to have me on. Although we won't be talking about my book, since it's only available next April, and galley copies haven't even been sent out.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  09:07 AM
Yay, this means lots of newcomers to the message boards. That's always fun!
Posted by Razela  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  09:16 AM
Don't worry Razela, most T. Carlson fans don't know how to use a computer.
Posted by Craig  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  10:52 AM
The producer turns out to be a woman, not a guy. (Her name is Jamieson... for some reason, I assumed it was a guy's name.) And they've bumped me, so I'll be on tomorrow, not today.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  11:04 AM
This is a hoax if I ever heard one!!
Posted by Sakano  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  11:51 AM
If he gives you anyshit, PLEASE ask him how it felt to get fired from CNN.
Posted by Craig  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  01:14 PM
Craig, I'm getting the idea that you don't like Tucker Carlson. 😉
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Nov 28, 2005  at  03:51 PM
If its live, can I do the interview in your place?
Posted by Craig  on  Tue Nov 29, 2005  at  10:36 AM
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