Historian Says Tucker Carlson Called Him a ‘F*cking Moron’ During Unaired Fox News Interview

Historian Says Tucker Carlson Called Him a ‘F*cking Moron’ During Unaired Fox News Interview

Apparently, Fox News host Tucker Carlson lost his temper and threw out a bunch of f-bombs during a recent prerecorded interview with a historian.

According to a series of tweets from Rutger Bregman, an academic whose appeal to billionaires at Davos to pay more taxes went viral last month, he sat down with the Tucker Carlson Tonight host to do an interview that would air on the program later. During the segment, Bregman claimed that Carlson called him a “fucking moron” for pointing out that the primetime cable news star is a “millionaire funded by billionaires,” shooting a hole in Carlson’s self-portrayal as an anti-elite slayer of the ruling class.

Bregman would later share a short email that he said he received from Carlson after asking when the interview would air. In the email, Carlson — who has a habit of calling anyone he disagrees with stupid and dumb — labeled Bregman “an asshole” who “turned out to be far dumber, more dogmatic and less impressive than I expected.”

In comments to CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy, Tucker Carlson Tonight executive producer Justin Wells said that Carlson is “someone who appreciates many points of view” but Bregman turned the interview into an “obviously personal insult campaign.”

Wells further told Darcy that they are “disappointed in the segment and respect our audience’s time too much to consider airing it.”

Looks like more time for sex crazed panda segments and coverage on Jeff Bezos being a “powerful masculine bear.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.