Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently told TheWrap his opinion changes if a guest makes a “particularly good argument,” but that was not the case on Tuesday night when he cut off a man who failed to cite any evidence of Russia interfering in the presidential election.
Professor and Huffington Post columnist Robert McElvaine appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss his recent posts about Russia influencing the election to benefit Donald Trump.
McElvaine recently wrote that “there is substantial evidence” that Russia stole the election for Trump, so the conservative Carlson asked, “What is that evidence?”
McElvaine answered by explaining that WikiLeaks damaged Hillary Clinton and that Trump lost the popular vote, but Carlson pressed.
“How did Russia steal the election? Please be precise,” Carlson asked.
McElvaine couldn’t come up with a specific example and got defensive. Carlson asked again, but McElvaine continued to avoid the answer while talking over the host.
Carlson eventually said, “You are saying irresponsible things, that are misleading people. And I think it’s wrong. Robert, I’m cutting you off, because I gave you a chance and you refused to be real with me.”
In the first four weeks of the show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 2.9 million viewers and 537,000 in the key demo of adults age 25-54, topping CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront” and MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” combined in both categories.
“I’m winnable, for sure. My views are not ossified at all. They change all the time,” Carlson told TheWrap, but it seems McElvaine was not able to win over the Fox News host.
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