Let's face it, Tucker Carlson is slime. He has always been nothing but slime and it makes you wonder why any media, left or right, would have ever hired him. But once he ran his course with the networks and had to venture out on his own, he took his same, slimy brand and packaged it up into a website called The Daily Caller. Now it appears that Carlson is set to take on Rupert Murdoch to become the king of slime:
A top Dominican law enforcement official said Friday that a local lawyer has reported being paid by someone claiming to work for the conservative Web site the Daily Caller to find prostitutes who would lie and say they had sex for money with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.).
The local lawyer told Dominican investigators that a foreign man, who identified himself as “Carlos,” had offered him $5,000 to find and pay women in the Caribbean nation willing to make the claims about Menendez, according to Jose Antonio Polanco, district attorney for the La Romana region, where the investigation is being conducted.
I would love to see this hit the courts now and Menendez end up owning the little creep.
But let's think about this for a moment. What Tucker's site has allegedly done is right on course for the right wing online media. Look at Breitbart. They have used James O'Keefe to produce videos, edit them down to twist the facts and destroy the lives of countless people, including Shirley Sherrod, who lost her career because of these punks.
This is also a case where you can't say "hey the left does it too". I can not think of a single instance where the left purposely manufactured stories to destroy the lives of others. Now that's not to say there isn't any. I mean some no name blog could have done something, but on the right we are talking about the biggest names in wingnut online media.
So now I sit here and wonder what Tucker would do if say DailyKos decided to bribe someone to manufacture lies about him. I think we know the answer, but it sure as hell would be fun to watch.