Tucker accused of ‘sugar-shaming’ after sending Brian Stelter a box of jelly donuts. Here’s how CNN host responded to the gift …

Brian Stelter is reportedly not amused by Tucker Carlson’s sticky gesture.

The CNN host was apparently offended by the box of jelly donuts sent his way last week from his well-known rival at Fox News.

The ballooning Stelter once lost a ton of weight and proudly shared on Twitter every bit of food his diet allowed him in the process. Though he has yet to attain his pre-diet heavyweight form, he has notably been regaining some of that lost weight.

According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, Carlson may have “started a campaign to sugar-shame” Stelter.

Was it a prank or a peace offering? Those in the know apparently believe the former and it is pretty clear that Carlson’s famous sense of humor is behind the caper.

Last Friday, Carlson’s own Daily Caller website reported the Dunkin’ Donuts delivery. Friends of Carlson say he intends to dispatch another box of donuts to Stelter this week.


So what’s the feud about? It probably goes back quite a way.

This much is clear–in November, Stelter suggested in a story he wrote that Carlson overstated the risk to his family by the Antifa protest at his home when thugs tried breaking down his door. If you recall, Carlson himself was not home, but his wife and children were and they were justifiably terrified.

It was clear at that point that Carlson was furious … not only with the attack on his home and family, but also with the lack of support from mainstream media figures, and Stelter in particular.

More recently, Carlson has been angered by Stelter’s continuous reporting on an ad boycott against Carlson’s Fox program that has been arranged by leftist puritans after Media Matters unearthed some ancient tape from Carlson’s shock jock radio persona “Bubba the Love Sponge.” Some interpreted parts of that tape as being vaguely offensive to women and that he may have said something interpreted as defending pedophile Warren Jeffs.

Stelter has recently been quoted as saying, “I just want Fox News to be a healthy part of the media ecosystem.”

Last week, Carlson nicknamed Stelter “CNN’s house eunuch … announcing proclamations from his tiny king (CNN president) Jeff Zucker.”

Perhaps Carlson has been inspired by one of Stelter’s own social media posts.

The Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein described it well, as she commented on Stelter’s sensitivity to the Carlson donut gift: “At one of Washington socialite Tammy Haddad‘s world famous, ridiculously mob-boss, exclusive White House Correspondents’ Garden Parties, Stelter happily posted a pic of a giant donut wall filled with every kind of donut known to mankind. Stelter isn’t exactly stealth about his longtime weight issues. And, well, sometimes a donut really is just a donut, or, er, a dozen donuts or a wall of donuts. HELP! Weight Watchers. Jenny Craig. Marie Osmond. Oprah. Someone protect this man from a dozen donuts!”

Stelter’s been pursuing Carlson for an interview about his Love Sponge scandal, The New York Post reported. “Asked for comment on the doughnut prank, Stelter told us, ‘Is this Tucker’s way of saying yes to my interview request? If so, I’ll accept his silly delivery.’”

No word on how many of the donuts Stelter enjoyed or which jelly flavor was tippy top.

Victor Rantala

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Victor Rantala is an Army vet who lives in Minnesota, he is a former intelligence analyst and business owner, and is an NRA Life member who is officially retired but has yet to slow his roll.
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