Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News

Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News

by Tucker Carlson

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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 Sharpton

Political 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759508002
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2003
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 195,862
File size: 260 KB

About the Author

Tucker Carlson is currently the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight for Fox News. He is also the co-founder of The Daily Caller website and the former co-host of CNN's Crossfire and MSNBC's Tucker. He has been a columnist for Reader's Digest and a contributor to New York Magazine and the Weekly Standard. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Republic, Forbes, Slate and The Washington Post. He has been profiled in Vanity Fair and has appeared on such programs as Nightline, 48 Hours, NBC Nightly News, Larry King Live, ABC Nightly News and Politically Incorrect.

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Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could hear Tucker's voice as I read. I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to his new book.
Debbie_Collects_Books More than 1 year ago
Improbable and dull. I expected more from Mr Carlson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As broadcast journalism is to print, Carlson's book reads like a light-hearted version of Timothy Crouse's classic Boys on the Bus. It is more insightful than it is partisan and a terribly amusing read for journalism and politics junkies alike. Carlson's politics are overshadowed by his perceptiveness; he tells it how it is and isn't afraid to call people shallow or admit to being amused by them nonetheless. It's a refreshing book by a conservative with a sense of humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never trust a man who wears a bowtie and pink pants. I'm sorry I wasted my time reading this. Save your money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who, like me, is not a TV or celeb junkie - but would like to know just what 'those folks' are really like. Tucker tells it like it is. He is entertaining as well as informative, and unlike many other accurate chronicleers, his wit is never caustic or snide. He even examines himself. The episode in which he lands on the lap of the fat sleeping Moroccan gent in the next airline seat had me laughing out loud. Then there is Monica Lewinsky's California shrink. Don't miss her. The book is so jam-packed with anecdotes and observations it is a credit to Tucker's writing ability that it remains an easy and delightful read. I wish it was longer. But then, I bet his agent and publisher dragoon him into a sequel. They should.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A terrific book. My only complaint is that it is not longer. It gives some really interesting insight into the political events of the past decade. Tucker's wit will make you laugh out loud. He traveles from one subject to the next with ease and makes for a fast read for those who are short on time. In fact I sat down in the bookstore to read the first chapter and before I knew it I was half way through the book. I came back the next day to finish the rest, so I never really bought it (Sorry Tucker!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Carlson's intelligence, wit and self-honesty come together well. Very clear and enjoyable reading for those who would like to read a self-reflective insider¿s view of politics and journalism. He represents a conservative viewpoint that is independent and does not rely on ideology for its strength.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up an advanced copy of this book not knowing what to expect in a book from the bow-tie-wearing conservative co-host CNN's ever-entertaining Crossfire. Much to my delight, the book is written to be enjoyable by readers on both sides of the political spectrum. Unlike many of the books by today's TV media personalities, this book does not force-feed its readers political views or set ablaze the debate over controversial issues. Rather, this book is a fascinating look into the part of the Cable News the viewers never see, the one that starts where the camera stops. Written with the same sharp with that allows him to win arguments (whether he's wrong or right) on Crossfire, the book is entertaining as well as intriguing.