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Tuckered Out
Ink Stained WretchesApr 29, 2023
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Wretch Nation! We’re late, but we are here. It’s a big week in news media and we waste no time geting into stories circling Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon. There are plenty of theories, anonymous tips and hot takes this week so tune in to hear us make sense of the madness.

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Show Notes:

Daily Beast: The Inside Story of Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon’s Monday Media Massacre

NY Mag: Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon’s Same-Day Demise

Politico: Tucker Carlson’s Exit Shows Who’s the Real Star at Fox

Politico: Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Tucker Carlson

I Might Be Wrong Substack: The Tucker Carlson Role Just Opened Up

FiveThirtyEight: The Fox News Defamation Trial Hurt Trust Among Some Viewers

NYTimes: Newsmax Ratings Climb After Tucker Carlson’s Exit at Fox 

Don Lemon on Twitter: I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated from CNN.

CNN Communications on Twitter: Don Lemon’s statement about this morning’s events is inaccurate. He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter.

Variety: Gayle King, Charles Barkley Confirm Weekly CNN Show 

NY Times: Signed Letters, Mar-a-Lago Dinners: Trump's Personal Touch in Fighting DeSantis 

WaPo: Trump touts authoritarian vision for second term: ‘I am your justice’

The Hill: Trump questions why he should participate in GOP primary debates

Politico: GOP tries to paint Biden’s labor nominee as radical, hoping to turn Dem votes against her

Politico: Judge tosses Devin Nunes suit over Esquire article 

NYT: Neil Gorsuch Sold Property to Head of a Major Law Firm


NYT: BuzzFeed News, Which Dragged Media Into the Digital Age, Shuts Down 

Semafor: Semafor Newsletter 

@NateSilver538 on Twitter: Disney layoffs have substantially impacted FiveThirtyEight. I am sad and disappointed to a degree that’s kind of hard to express right now. We’ve been at Disney almost 10 years. My contract is up soon and I expect that I’ll be leaving at the end of it.

Propublica: In Secret Recording, a Top City Library Official Calls Alaska Natives “Woke” and “Racists” 

NYPost: New York Post reporter Conor Skelding loses battle with cancer 

Tucker Carlson: Quarter Zip Pullover

The Atlantic: You Will Miss Bed Bath & Beyond

Politico: POLITICO's awards for D.C.'s 10 biggest attention-seekers: The Thirsties

Washington Examiner: Your reminder that the Left started the culture wars over transgenderism

Vanity Fair: Tucker Carlson’s Prayer Talk May Have Led to Fox News Ouster: “That Stuff Freaks Rupert Out” 

New York Times: Tucker Carlson Texts Set Off Crisis Atop Fox on Eve of Trial