Tucker Carlson’s faculty yearbook appeared to predict loads in regards to the man whose bigotry would later fill the prime time airwaves on Fox News.
In a 1991 Trinity College yearbook entry now making the rounds on social media, Carlson wrote that he was a part of the “Dan White Society.” News shops presumed he was referring to the man who in 1978 murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and metropolis Supervisor Harvey Milk, California’s first brazenly homosexual elected official.
Carlson additionally affiliated himself with the Jesse Helms Foundation, named after North Carolina’s longtime anti-gay and anti-civil rights senator.
Trinity, a liberal arts faculty in Hartford, Connecticut, confirmed the entry was actual to The Wrap, however mentioned the Dan White Society didn’t seem to exist on the faculty. The fact-checking blog Snopes couldn’t discover any point out of the Jesse Helms Foundation elsewhere within the yearbook both, maybe indicating it, too, wasn’t a school-sanctioned group.
In a phase on his present Tuesday, Carlson claimed a media rival had been conducting “opposition research.”
Washington Post proprietor “Jeff Bezos had one of his minions, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged man called Erik Wemple, pull our dusty college yearbook and call around and see if we’d done anything naughty at the age of 19,” Carlson alleged.
Wemple, the Post’s media critic, declined to address Carlson’s comments to The Hill.
Carlson graduated from Trinity with a B.A. in historical past, according to his bio.
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