Tucker Carlson Momentarily Less Annoying


In a brilliant move to make himself seem smarter and less irritating than he usually is, Tucker Carlson fell asleep on live television while co-hosting the Fox and Friends morning show. For once, I’m really glad I’m not making this up and that it actually happened.

After host Alisyn Camerota finished reading the top headlines at around 7:30 a.m. ET, the cameras returned to the studio where Carlson was soundly sleeping on the infamous “curvy couch.”

“I don’t think we’re being good co-hosts right now,” Camerota quietly giggled, rousing Carlson from his slumber.

“I know we’re not on television so it doesn’t bother me,” Carlson said as he stretched. “Is this honestly live?”…

Carlson explained that he was more tired than usual because he had hosted Sean Hannity’s Fox News show the night before.

“And all of the sudden, I was having these happy thoughts and I dosed off,” he said. “Is this honestly on TV? I’m just going to roll with it.”

Producers were thrilled, saying he was never as coherent while awake as he was when he was sleeping. A spin-off show is now planned, with nothing but footage of Carlson sleeping. If viewers tune in and see him sleeping, they might assume he was dead and ratings would skyrocket.

Comments

  1. says

    Just more proof of how disengaged he is from reality. He knows his job is to spout bigoted ignorant insinuations from a script — a VERY OLD script — while the camera is on, without having to check any facts or do anything remotely like research or any other form of actual work when the camera is not on.

  2. says

    When will the Liberal Media cover NapGate? How much longer will they tow the party line, leaving it to FoxNews and Rush Limbaugh to explain to The American People® just how, exactly, this is Obama’s fault? And where was Hillary during all this?
    How many more people must nap before Obama is impeached?

  3. eric says

    Carlson explained that he was more tired than usual because he had hosted Sean Hannity’s Fox News show the night before.

    To get serious for a moment – there’s your problem. Not specifically that Carlson did a double-shift, but the more general fact that news is now treated as entertainment programming. Pretty much all major world news events and U.S. political events could be covered in a high quality 2 hours per day (and I think I’m being conservative; it could be far less on some days). But these channels have to fill 24 hours, so the same talking heads go on and discuss current events at 7:30 pm and again at 7:30am the next day. Sure, there may have been newsworthy events in other time zones, but there is essentially no change in U.S. politics. What are you going to report – “2AM, this just in, Biden sleeping!”

  4. naturalcynic says

    What are you going to report – “2AM, this just in, Biden sleeping!”

    You could go back to the SNL headline “Generalissimo Franco is still dead”

  5. typecaster says

    If viewers tune in and see him sleeping, they might assume he was dead and ratings would skyrocket.

    Then he’d twitch and wake up, in front of huge audiences, and then we’d have yet another goofball religion on our hands.

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