Tucker Carlson, one of the most watched commentators in the nation, became the target of a well-funded and orchestrated smear campaign by Media Matters and the Soros-funded left.
"Since the day we went on the air, they [the left] have been working hard to kill this show. We haven't said much about it in public; it seemed too self- referential. The point of this show has never been us. But now, it's obvious to everybody. There is no pretending that it is not happening. It is happening.” -- Tucker Carlson
The hateful rhetoric came as an attempt to shut down the Tucker Carlson Tonight show and purge voices on the right - Media Matters’ attack was an outright threat to free speech.