Tucker cites ‘most popular president’ Nixon as example of media manipulation: No one can explain Watergate

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson praised the late President Richard Nixon during his Tuesday night edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

(Video: Fox News)

“Here is a fact they never told you,” began Carlson. “Who is the most popular president in American history? As measured by votes, which is the only real poll, it was Richard Nixon.”

“Richard Nixon won his 1972 reelection campaign in a historic landslide. He carried 49 states, biggest margin ever,” Carlson continued. “And then within a year, he was disgraced and six months later he was gone because Watergate, which no one can still explain, even to this day.”

“That was clearly driven by government agencies, including the FBI. So we’re thinking about Richard Nixon,” he said.

Carlson then introduced and played a segment of his latest interview on “Tucker Carlson Today,” in which he sat down with former Nixon staffer and onetime Fox News contributor Monica Crowley, who retold of her experience working for the former president.

“He [Nixon] did not write for the foreign policy establishment or for fellow world leaders. He wrote for us. He wrote for you and me. I could not put this book down. I read it in about two or three days, and I immediately only had one thought. And that was sit down and write this author a letter about how this book had educated you and inspired you,” Crowley recalled.

“It only sort of occurred to me later that the author of the book was a former president of the United States,” she continued. “I just felt compelled to let the author who wrote this know that he had moved me, he had educated me, and inspired me for my future career.”

“So I sat down at my – ancient now – computer at the time, and I wrote him a two-page, single-spaced letter that dealt with the issues he raised in the book. He read it. He took out his stationery and a pen, hand wrote me a note, and he wrote, ‘Dear Miss Crowley, I want you to know how impressed I was by your very thoughtful and comprehensive letter of July 19th. You know how the real world works.’ And then he said, ‘Contact my office after Labor Day and we’ll arrange a mutually convenient time for you to come to my office in New Jersey.’ That’s how I got that job,” explained Crowley.

“So it’s all kind of connected to how we opened the show tonight. The people who claim to be the best are often in real life the worst, and the people who actually do a pretty good job, you are told are evil,” Carlson observed.

“Kari Lake could win. Looks like she’s going to win in Arizona, for example. She’s not even allowed on TV, she’s so bad,” he sarcastically exclaimed, pointing to the media’s compulsive disapproval of the GOP nominee for governor of Arizona and Republicans in general.

“So when they tell you someone’s terrible. Maybe the person is terrible. Maybe you should look carefully and make up your own mind,” Carlson concluded.

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