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Tucker Carlson
Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American conservative political commentator for Fox News. Carlson is also co-founder and former

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Tucker Carlson Carlson in 2013Born Tucker McNear Carlson[1]
(1969-05-16) May 16, 1969 (age 49)
San Francisco, California, U.S.Education St. George's SchoolAlma mater Trinity College (BA)Occupation News anchor, commentator, pundit, and columnistHome town La Jolla, California, U.S.Spouse(s) Susan Andrews (m. 1991)Children 4Parent(s) Dick Carlson

Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American conservative political commentator for Fox News. Carlson is also co-founder and former editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller website[2] and formerly hosted MSNBC's Tucker and co-hosted CNN's Crossfire. Carlson hosts Tucker Carlson Tonight, which moved from 9 p.m. ET to 8 p.m., Fox News Channel's number one prime time spot where previously The O'Reilly Factor aired.[3]

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 CNN (2000-2005)
    • 2.2 MSNBC (2005-2008)
    • 2.3 Fox News Channel (2009-)
      • 2.3.1 Tucker Carlson Tonight (2016-)
    • 2.4 The Daily Caller (2010-)
    • 2.5 Dancing with the Stars
  • 3 Political views
    • 3.1 Conservatism
    • 3.2 Immigration
    • 3.3 Foreign policy
      • 3.3.1 Iraq War
      • 3.3.2 Russia
      • 3.3.3 Syria
    • 3.4 Libertarianism
    • 3.5 South Africa
  • 4 Public image
    • 4.1 Sexism allegation
  • 5 Personal life
  • 6 Books
    • 6.1 Autobiography
    • 6.2 Forthcoming
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links
Early life and education

Carlson was born in San Francisco, California. He is the elder son of Richard Warner Carlson, a former Los Angeles news anchor and U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles who was also president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and director of Voice of America.[4] Carlson's mother is Lisa McNear Lombardi, who left the family when Carlson was 6 years old.[5][4] His stepmother is Patricia Caroline Swanson, an heiress to the Swanson frozen-food fortune; Swanson is the daughter of Gilbert Carl Swanson, granddaughter of Carl A. Swanson, and niece of Senator J. William Fulbright. Carlson's father married Swanson when Carlson was 10 years of age.[6][4]

Carlson has a brother, Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson. According to a profile in People magazine, "Tucker and younger brother Buckley were raised in La Jolla, California, by their father and stepmother, Patricia, after their mother left home..."[7] His mother, who led a Bohemian lifestyle, abandoned the family and eventually moved to France. She had little presence in his childhood.[8] While living in La Jolla, Tucker briefly attended La Jolla Country Day School before relocating to the East Coast.

Carlson attended St. George's School, a boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island. After graduating high school, he studied at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in history.[4]


Carlson began his journalism career as a fact-checker for Policy Review,[4] a national conservative journal then published by The Heritage Foundation and since acquired by the Hoover Institution. He later worked as a reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock, Arkansas, before joining The Weekly Standard in 1995.[4]

As a magazine and newspaper journalist, Carlson has reported from around the world. He has been a columnist for New York and Reader's Digest. He has also written for Esquire, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, and The Daily Beast.[4]

CNN (2000-2005)

In 2000, Carlson co-hosted the short-lived show The Spin Room.[4]

In 2001 Carlson was appointed co-host of Crossfire. On the show, Carlson represented the political right whereas his co-host Paul Begala represented the left.[4] During the same period, he also hosted a weekly public affairs program on PBS, Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered.

One of Carlson's most memorable appearances on Crossfire was his October 2004 heated exchange with Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, prior to the 2004 presidential election.[9][4] Stewart argued that Carlson and the nature of his show were harmful to political discourse in the United States.[4] After their televised confrontation, Carlson recalls, Stewart stayed at CNN several hours after the show to discuss the issues that he raised on the air. "It was heartfelt," Carlson said, "He needed to do this."[10]

In January 2005, CNN announced they were ending their relationship with Carlson and would soon cancel Crossfire.[11][12] CNN chief Jonathan Klein told Carlson on January 4, 2005, that the network had decided not to renew his contract.[13] Carlson has said that he had already resigned from CNN and Crossfire long before Stewart was booked as a guest, telling host Patricia Duff: "I resigned from Crossfire in April , many months before Jon Stewart came on our show, because I didn't like the partisanship, and I thought in some ways it was kind of a pointless conversation ... each side coming out, you know, 'Here's my argument', and no one listening to anyone else. was a frustrating place to work."[14]

MSNBC (2005-2008) Main article: Tucker (television program)

Carlson's early evening show, Tucker (originally titled The Situation With Tucker Carlson), premiered on June 13, 2005, on MSNBC.

Carlson also hosted a late afternoon weekday wrap-up for MSNBC during the 2006 Winter Olympics, during which he attempted to learn how to play various Olympic sports. In July 2006, he reported live for Tucker from Haifa, Israel, during the 2006 Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. While in the Middle East, he also hosted MSNBC Special Report: Mideast Crisis. He appeared regularly on Verdict with Dan Abrams as a panelist in political discussions.

Tucker lasted fewer than three full seasons. The network announced its cancellation due to low ratings on March 10, 2008,[15] and the final episode aired on March 14, 2008. Brian Stelter of The New York Times noted that "during Mr. Carlson's tenure, MSNBC's evening programming moved gradually to the left. His former time slots, 6 and 9 p.m., were then occupied by two liberals, Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow." Carlson stated that the network had changed a lot and "they didn't have a role for me."[16]

Fox News Channel (2009-)

In May 2009, Fox News announced that Carlson was being hired as a Fox News contributor. He was a frequent guest panelist on Fox's late-night satire show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld, made frequent appearances on the All-Star Panel segment of Special Report with Bret Baier, was a substitute host of Hannity in Sean Hannity's absence, and produced a Fox News special titled Fighting for Our Children's Minds.

In March 2013, it was announced that Carlson was tapped to co-host the weekend editions of Fox & Friends; he had been a contributor and frequent guest host on the program.[17] He replaced Dave Briggs, who left the news channel to join the NBC Sports Network in January 2013. Beginning in April, Carlson officially joined co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Tucker Carlson Tonight (2016-) Main article: Tucker Carlson Tonight

On November 14, 2016, Carlson started hosting Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Tucker Carlson Tonight was created to replace the show On the Record.[18] The show debuted as "the network's most watched telecast of the year in the time slot".[19] The program's premiere episode, viewed by 3.7 million,[20] was rated higher than previous editions of On the Record.

Tucker Carlson Tonight aired at 7 p.m. ET each weeknight until January 9, 2017, when Carlson's show replaced Megyn Kelly at the 9 p.m. ET time slot after she left Fox News. In March 2017, Tucker Carlson Tonight was the most watched cable program in the 9 p.m. time slot. On April 19, 2017, it was announced that Tucker Carlson Tonight would air at 8:00 p.m. following the cancellation of The O'Reilly Factor.

Tucker Carlson Tonight was the number one cable news broadcast in its time slot as of April 2018.[21] Carlson describes the show as "the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink."[20]

Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol described the views Carlson expressed on his show as "close now to racism, white — I mean, I don't know if it's racism exactly — but ethno-nationalism of some kind, let's call it."[22] Carlson responded that Kristol "discredited himself years ago."[23] White supremacists, such as Richard Spencer and David Duke, and the white nationalist website The Daily Stormer have lauded Carlson's show.[4]

The Daily Caller (2010-) Main article: The Daily Caller

On January 11, 2010, Carlson and former vice president Dick Cheney aide Neil Patel launched a political news website titled The Daily Caller. Carlson served as editor-in-chief, and occasionally wrote opinion pieces with Patel.[24] The website was funded by the conservative activist Foster Freiss.[4] By February The Daily Caller was part of the White House rotating press pool.[25]

In an interview with Politico, Carlson said that The Daily Caller would not be tied to ideology but rather will be "breaking stories of importance". In a Washington Post article, Carlson added, "We're not enforcing any kind of ideological orthodoxy on anyone." Columnist Mickey Kaus quit after Carlson refused to run a column critical of Fox News's coverage of the immigration policy debate.[26][27][4]

Dancing with the Stars

Carlson was a participant in its fall 2006 Dancing with the Stars reality show. Carlson reportedly took four-hour-a-day ballroom dance classes in preparation for the competition, and mourned "missed classes" during an MSNBC assignment in Lebanon.[28] "It's hard for me to remember the moves", he stated.[28] Asked why he accepted ABC's invitation to perform, Carlson responded, "I'm not defending it as the smartest choice, but I think it's the most interesting. I think if you sat back and tried to plan my career, you might not choose this. But my only criterion is the interest level. I want to lead an interesting life... I'm 37. I've got four kids. I have a steady job. I don't do things that I'm not good at very often. I'm psyched to get to do that."[28] Carlson was the first contestant eliminated, on September 13, 2006.[4]

Political views Conservatism

Carlson is considered a conservative.[29][30] Carlson criticized 2000 presidential candidate John McCain for being insufficiently ideological. Speaking to Salon.com, Carlson stated:

I liked McCain. And I would have voted for McCain for president happily, not because I agree with his politics; I never took McCain's politics seriously enough even to have strong feelings about them. I don't think McCain has very strong politics. He's interested in ideas almost as little as George W. Bush is. McCain isn't intellectual, and doesn't have a strong ideology at all. He's wound up sort of as a liberal Republican because he's mad at other Republicans, not because he's a liberal.[31]

Carlson has stated that former U.S. president George W. Bush is not a true conservative. In an August 27, 2004, Washington Post interview, Carlson expressed his "displeasure with Bush". Carlson asked: "Why do so many antiwar liberals give Kerry a pass when he adopts the Bush view on Iraq, as he has? The amount of team-playing on the left depresses me."[32] Carlson did not vote in the 2004 election, citing his disgust with the Iraq War and his disillusionment with the once small-government Republican Party. He would go on to say:

I don't know what you consider conservative, but I'm not much of a liberal, at least as the word is currently defined. For instance, I'm utterly opposed to abortion, which I think is horrible and cruel. I think affirmative action is wrong. I'd like to slow immigration pretty dramatically. I hate all nanny state regulations, such as seat belt laws and smoking bans. I'm not for big government. I think the U.S. ought to hesitate before intervening abroad. I think these are conservative impulses. So by my criteria, Bush isn't much of a conservative.[32]

Immigration This section's representation of one or more viewpoints about a controversial issue may be unbalanced or inaccurate. Please improve the article or discuss the issue on the talk page. (September 2018)

Carlson has been accused of demonizing immigrants, both legal and undocumented.[33][34][35][36] He has opposed demographic changes in the United States in the form of a declining share of whites and increasing share of Hispanics, saying that this "makes societies volatile".[36] He has said that the demographic change seen in Hazleton, Pa., which saw Hispanics go from a small minority to a majority over a 15-year period is "more change than human beings are designed to digest."[36] Some media have described Carlson's views on changing racial demographics in the U.S. as advocating the white genocide conspiracy theory,[37] with Salon claiming he shared an obsession with the concept.[38] The Anti-Defamation League's Jessica Reaves has analyzed his use of "white genocide" rhetoric in a 2018 monologue,[39] while Southern Poverty Law Center have covered his website The Daily Caller's promotion of the conspiracy theory regarding South African farm attacks.[40]

Foreign policy

Carlson said in an interview with The Washington Post that he thinks "that the U.S. ought to hesitate before intervening abroad."[41] Carlson is skeptical of foreign intervention.[42]

Iraq War

Carlson supported the U.S. war with Iraq during its first year. After a year, however, he began criticizing the war, telling the New York Observer, "I think it's a total nightmare and disaster, and I'm ashamed that I went against my own instincts in supporting it. It's something I'll never do again. Never. I got convinced by a friend of mine who's smarter than I am, and I shouldn't have done that. No. I want things to work out, but I'm enraged by it, actually."[43]


Carlson has said he does not consider Russia a serious threat.[44] Carlson has called for the United States to work with Russia in the Syrian Civil War.[45] He opposes overthrowing Bashar al-Assad.[44] Peter Beinart of the Atlantic said that Carlson has been an "apologist for Donald Trump on the Russia scandal".[44] Carlson described the controversy in the wake of revelations that Donald Trump Jr. was willing to accept anti-Clinton information from a Russian government official as a "new level of hysteria" and said that Trump Jr. had only been "gossiping with foreigners."[44]


In April 2018, Carlson questioned whether Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was responsible for a chemical attack that occurred the same month and killed dozens.[46] Carlson suggested that a similar attack that occurred the year before (the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack), which was widely attributed to Assad's forces, was a false flag attack perpetrated to falsely implicate the Assad government.[46]

Libertarianism Tucker Carlson at a 2007 Ron Paul presidential event.

Carlson voted for Ron Paul in 1988 when he was running as the Libertarian Party presidential candidate.[47] On November 26, 2007, it was reported that Carlson lobbied Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof to support Paul's candidacy. Carlson said, "Dennis Hof is a good friend of mine, so when we got to Nevada, I decided to call him up and see if he wanted to come check this guy out."[48]

On September 2, 2008, Carlson participated in Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis, as the first speaker to introduce the rally and also acted as the MC by introducing nearly every guest speaker.[citation needed] On February 23, 2009, Carlson was introduced as a senior fellow for the Cato Institute; he is no longer a senior fellow there.[49][50]

South Africa

In August 2018, Carlson ran a segment about the South African government allegedly seizing land from white farmers due to anti-white racism.[51][52][53] In the segment, Carlson criticized "elites" who are purportedly concerned about racism "paying no attention" to the "racist government of South Africa."[51] Carlson's claim that land had been seized from white farmers in South Africa was described by BBC News, CBS News, The Associated Press, PolitiFact, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as false or misleading.[54][52][53][55][56][57]

Following the segment, President Donald Trump stated in an August 23, 2018 tweet that he had instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the South Africa land and farm seizure and large scale killing of farmers."[51][52][53] Carlson's segment had not alleged that farmers had been killed.[58] In response to President Trump's tweet, the South African government tweeted: "'South Africa totally rejects this narrow perception which only seeks to divide our nation and reminds us of our colonial past.'"[53] Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard "tweeted that Trump was 'attacking South Africa with the disproven racial myth of "large-scale killings of farmers"'".[59] Politfact indicates that South African farmers are at no greater risk of being killed than the average South African.[52][53][57] Some South African blacks have sought to retake land that they have claimed is rightfully theirs, but South African police have stopped such ad hoc efforts.[60] The South African right-wing group AfriForum took credit for Carlson and Trump's statements, saying it believed that its campaign to influence American politics had succeeded.[53]

Public image

Carlson was known for wearing bow ties.[61] In 2005 on the season-five episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, "The Bowtie", a character refers to Larry David as "Tucker Carlson" for wearing one. On April 11, 2006, Carlson announced on his MSNBC show that he would no longer be wearing a bow-tie, adding, "I just decided I wanted to give my neck a break. A little change is good once in a while, and I feel better already."[62] He now wears long neckties on the air, and on the February 28, 2014, edition of The Alex Jones Show, while talking about his reasons for returning to wearing a long necktie, Carlson said that "if you wear a bow tie, it's like a middle finger around your neck; you're just inviting scorn and ridicule ... the number of people screaming the F-word at me ... it wore me down after a while so I gave in and became conventional."[63]

Sexism allegation

Carlson endorsed controversial comments made by his brother, Buckley, about a spokeswoman for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The spokesperson had asked for corrections to a story, and Buckley called her a "whiny little self-righteous bitch" and made sexually derogatory remarks. Tucker wrote that Buckley "meant it in the nicest way." Former speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn called on both Carlsons to apologize for the "offensive" and "sexist" comments.[64][65][66]

Personal life

Carlson is married to Susan Carlson, née Andrews.[4] Together, they have four children, three girls and one boy.[7][67]

Carlson is an Episcopalian and "loves the liturgy, though he abhors the liberals who run the denomination".[68]

Carlson quit drinking alcohol in 2002, "having decided that neither the pleasant nights nor the unpleasant mornings were improving his life".[68] Years earlier, he had quit smoking, replacing it with nicotine gum, a product he buys in bulk from New Zealand and "chews constantly".[68]

Books Autobiography

In 2003, Carlson authored an autobiography, Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News, about his television news experiences; the publisher was Warner Books.[69] One of the book's revelations was Carlson's description of being falsely accused of raping by a woman he did not know who suffered from severe mental illness and displayed stalker-like behavior. Carlson wrote in the book that the incident was emotionally traumatic.[70]


In May 2017, Carlson, represented by the literary and creative agency Javelin, signed an eight-figure, two-book deal with Simon & Schuster's Threshold Editions.[71]

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Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
The popular FOX News star of Tucker Carlson Tonight offers his signature fearless and funny political commentary on how America’s ruling class has failed everyday Americans.“You look on in horror, helpless and desperate. You have nowhere to go. You’re trapped on a ship of fools.” —From the Introduction In Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution, Tucker Carlson tells the truth about the new American elites, a group whose power and wealth has grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has withered. The people who run America now barely interact with it. They fly on their own planes, ski on their own mountains, watch sporting events far from the stands in sky boxes. They have total contempt for you. “They view America the way a private equity firm sizes up an aging conglomerate,” Carlson writes, “as something outdated they can profit from. When it fails, they’re gone.” In Ship of Fools, Tucker Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals are gone, he writes. The patchouli-scented hand-wringers who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by globalists who hide their hard-edged economic agenda behind the smokescreen of identity politics. They’ll outsource your job while lecturing you about transgender bathrooms. Left and right, Carlson says, are no longer meaningful categories in America. “The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.” Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” But in the signature and witty style that viewers of Tucker Carlson Tonight have come to enjoy, his book answers the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course?

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Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News
Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News
From the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News comes a wild and informative ride behind the scenes of a news correspondent. "A must read for Americans of any party." - Rev. Al SharptonPolitical pundit Tucker Carlson cracks commentary on all things Washington with the acerbic wit and razor-sharp insight that have made him a beloved conservative commentator. An unabashed insider whose profile is unmatched, Carlson stands ready to pounce on anyone and everyone who dares enter the political fray. Whether it's the towel-snapping prowess of former presidents or the dumbfounding exploits of his predecessors, there is no sacred ground. Carlson's debut covers his beat with equal parts hilarity and insight in a jocular review that both exposes and defends the absurdity that underlies the world of politics.

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The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump
#1 New York Times bestsellerFox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton’s deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election.The Russia Hoax reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama’s Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.The evidence suggests that partisans within the FBI and the Department of Justice, driven by personal animus and a misplaced sense of political righteousness, surreptitiously acted to subvert electoral democracy in our country.The book will examine:How did Hillary Clinton manage to escape prosecution despite compelling evidence she violated the law?Did Peter Strzok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, and others obstruct justice by protecting Clinton?Why was there never a legitimate criminal investigation of Clinton in the Uranium One case?Are the text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page evidence of a concerted effort to undermine the electoral process?Was there ever any real evidence of "collusion" between Trump and the Russians?Did Trump obstruct justice in the firing of Comey or was he legally exercising his constitutional authority?Did the FBI and DOJ improperly use a discredited "dossier" about Trump to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump associates?Should Mueller have disqualified himself under the special counsel law based on glaring conflicts of interest?Was fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn unfairly charged with making a false statement?With insightful analysis and a fact-filled narrative, The Russia Hoax delves deeply into Democrat wrongdoing.

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Bill O’Reilly and Tucker Carlson: The Transition of Very Different Conservative Hosts at Fox News [Pamphlet]
Bill O’Reilly and Tucker Carlson: The Transition of Very Different Conservative Hosts at Fox News [Pamphlet]
“Liberals used to be funny…. They had a claim on cool. Then something happened,” wrote Tucker Carlson in 2003. As the number one host on Fox News, Carlson regularly exposes the failings of the modern left, and he does so with humor, wit, and energy.But Carlson’s rise to the top at Fox only came after Bill O’Reilly’s sudden departure due to allegations of sexual harassment – allegations that O’Reilly has consistently denied. Leftwing critics hoped the departure of O’Reilly would torpedo Fox News, but the network’s transition to Carlson did nothing to lower its ratings.This pamphlet explains how Bill O’Reilly’s career at Fox ended and contrasts the working-class, on-the-ground style of O’Reilly with the class and subtlety of Tucker Carlson. Both conservative hosts are in touch with the common-sense principles of the modern conservative movement, but they come from very different places.Find out how allegations of sexual harassment from 2004 were recycled in 2017 to end O’Reilly’s career, what Tucker Carlson thought of O’Reilly, and how Carlson began his career. [Pamphlet: 5,029 words]

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Stone's Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style
Stone's Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style
Rules to live by from the master of political dark arts, as seen in the award-winning documentary Get Me Roger StoneAt long last, America’s most notorious political operative has released his operating manual!A freedom fighter to his admirers, a dirty trickster to his detractors, the flamboyant, outrageous, articulate, and extraordinarily well-dressed Roger Stone lays out Stone’s Rules—the maxims that have governed his legendary career as a campaign operative for four American presidents, from Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump.As a raconteur, pundit, prognosticator, and battle-scarred veteran of America’s political wars, Roger Stone shares his lessons on punking liberals and playing the media, gives an inside look at his push to legalize marijuana, details how much "linen" to show at the cuff of an impeccably-cut suit, lays out how and why LBJ orchestrated the murder of JFK, and reveals how to make the truly great marinara sauce that is the foundation of Stone’s legendary Sunday Gravy.Along the way, Stone dishes on the "cloak and dagger" nitty-gritty that has guided his own successes and occasional defeats, culminating in the election of the candidate he first pushed for the presidency in 1988, Donald J. Trump.First revealed in the Weekly Standard by Matt Labash and commemorated by CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, the blunt, pointed, and real-world practical Stone’s Rules were immortalized in the Netflix smash hit documentary Get Me Roger Stone—part Machiavelli's The Prince, part Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, all brought together with a highly-entertaining blend of culinary and sartorial advice from the Jedi Master of political dark arts.From "Attack, attack, attack!" inspired by Winston Churchill, to "Three can keep a secret, if two are dead,” taken from the wall of mob boss Carlos Marcello’s headquarters, to Stone’s own “It is better to be infamous than to never have been famous at all,” Roger Stone shares with the world all that he’s learned from his decades of political jujitsu and life as a maven of high-style. From Stone’s Rules for campaign management to the how-to’s of an internet mobilization campaign to advice on custom tailoring to the ingredients for the perfect martini from Dick Nixon's (no-longer) secret recipe, Stone has fashioned the truest operating manual for anyone navigating the rough-and-tumble of business, finance, politics, social engagement, family affairs, and life itself.

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The liberal media machine did everything they could to keep this book out of your hands. Now, finally, Dangerous, the most controversial book of the decade, is tearing down safe spaces everywhere.

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Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools
SHIP OF FOOLS is set on a German ocean liner, during the Nazi regime of the 1930's. In the high class section are several well-to-do people, while below deck are a horde of sugar field workers returning to Spain after a season of work in Cuba. The ship is a hot bed of disillusionment, prejudice anddelusions of grandeur.

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Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy
Get the story the Fake News media doesn't want you to hear in the #1 New York Times bestseller: a withering indictment of the Deep State plot against Trump and a firsthand account of the real presidency, based on interviews with the Trump family and top administration officials. At this point in American history, we are the victims of a liberal sabotage of the presidency unlike anything we've ever witnessed. Nevertheless President Trump continues to fight every day to keep his promise to Make America Great Again. Today that bold idea has already led to a conservative judge on the Supreme Court, tax reform, and deregulation that has unleashed an economy stronger than anyone could have imagined. But there are dark forces that seek to obstruct and undermine the president and reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election. They are part of a wide-ranging conspiracy that would seem incredible if it weren't being perpetrated openly. Driven by ambition, blinded by greed, and bound by a common goal-to unseat the 45th President of the United States-this cabal is determined to maintain its wrongful hold on national political power. Fox News host Jeanine Pirro uncovers the elements of this conspiracy, including:"Fake news" propaganda,Law enforcement corruption at the highest levels,National security leaks by the intelligence community,Bureaucratic resistance to lawful and constitutional executive orders issued by the duly elected president,Crooked deals with foreign governments by U.S. officials sworn to defend our Constitution.It's about time the American public knows the truth about the plot to bring down the Trump presidency. By the time you've finished this book, you'll agree with Judge Pirro that the only way to stop these hoodlums is to Take Them Out in Cuffs!

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