The Last Week Tonight host devoted 25 minutes to examining the rise of Carlson as Fox News' most-watched host. “I would like nothing more than to not play into his wildly offensive schtick,” Oliver said. As Oliver pointed out, Carlson practices and “I’m not touching you!” brand of “I’m just asking questions” bigotry that is genuinely dangerous. Oliver also noted that Tucker Carlson Tonight is popular among white supremacists like David Duke, who hosts a podcast analyzing Carlson's show.
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