How the preppy Tucker Carlson became Bill O’Reilly’s populist heir

April 21, 2017 | Courtesy of vox.com

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Before he was dumped abruptly by Fox News, Bill O’Reilly was an onscreen avatar for the older, whiter, blue-collar Trump voter. The man chosen to replace him at 8 pm, Tucker Carlson, more closely resembles Trump himself — a scion of privilege who turned against his fellow elites.

And perhaps that is why, for a cable network that is still trying to figure out how it fits into the topsy-turvy world of a Trump presidency, Carlson is a shrewd choice.

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