The rules for cable messaging are very clear. It's very rare for a conservative lawmaker to appear on MSNBC. In turn, it's very rare to see a Democratic legislature ready to appear on Fox News.
CNN will sometimes have a Republican on the air. However, these legislators are very often more in the middle and are better able to answer difficult questions.
In the past few months, Tucker Carlson has become more and more right-wing extremist. However, the Fox host says he's still trying to book Democrats for his show. They're not coming, he says, because they think he's a white racist.
The bombastic presenter made the comments during an appearance on Fox’s The Five on Tuesday. Left-wing host Jessica Tarlov asked Carlson who he was interviewing from the Democratic Party "if they would take your call."
“There are so many people,” Carlson replied. “To be honest, I would like to interview everyone in the democratic leadership. I would like to interview a Democratic congressman. Nobody will talk to me! Nobody is going to get on the show. "
The Fox host continued, "'You're a white racist, we're not talking to you!" Really? No I'm not. I just have different ideas than you, why do you call me insults? It's not even real. Just come and talk to me like a normal person. "
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