CNN has been coming after Tucker Carlson for years.
The smear campaign failed.
And CNN was forced to admit a truth about Tucker Carlson that made liberals sick.
As American Patriot Daily reports:
CNN left-wing activist and chief censorship cheerleader Brian Stelter admitted on the air that the left’s smear campaign against Tucker Carlson failed by virtue of the fact that Carlson was the most powerful person in the GOP outside of Donald Trump.
“About a year ago, media reporters like yours truly start started to say Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump. I’ve never seen a bit of proof better than this. This is the ultimate example of Tucker Carlson’s power. He essentially now runs the GOP media.”
As evidence, Stelter cited the jaw-dropping interview Carlson conducted with Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Carlson grilled Cruz about Cruz adopting Joe Biden and CNN’s talking points by falsely calling the January 6 riot a terrorist attack.
“There are a lot of dumb people in the Congress. You are not one of them,” Carlson started off telling Cruz. “I think you’re smarter than I am. And you never use words carelessly. And yet you called this a terror attack when by no definition was it a terror attack. That’s a lie. You told that lie on purpose, and I’m wondering why you did.”
Cruz backed down under pressure and admitted he was wrong to use language that allowed Joe Biden to wage a domestic war on terror against 74 million Trump supporters.
Ted Cruz makes no bones about wanting to run for president in 2024.
Cruz even claimed that he considered himself the frontrunner in 2024 if Donald Trump doesn’t run by virtue of the fact that Cruz came in second place in the 2016 primary.
But even with Cruz considering himself the nominee in waiting, Cruz asked Carlson to come on Carlson’s show after Carlson wondered why Cruz would echo the left’s political narrative about January 6.
To Stelter, that showed that in 2024 Carlson could play a vital role in deciding the GOP nominee based on which candidates Carlson favored and who Carlson dismissed.
“As we think about the midterms in 2024, there’s going to be a Tucker Carlson primary and you just saw what it’s going to be like. It’s going to be this kind of obsession with sticking to the party orthodoxy and denying the reality of the riot,” Stelter continued.
Carlson is the top-rated host on Fox News.
During the 2020 election, Carlson attracted over five million viewers per episode, a record for a cable news host.
Carlson still hosts the number one show on Fox News.
And in 2024 Carlson will play a substantial role in helping to choose the GOP nominee.