Whatever you think of Tucker Carlson, you have to respect how he handled this situation.
A few years back, while he was a host of Fox and Friends, Tucker decided to cut loose in New York City, break out the fly fishing gear, and head to the water of Central Park to get away from the media hustle and bustle for a little bit.
But, of course, he couldn’t escape everything and he soon found himself face to face with a “journalist” video taping him.
Oddly enough, the guy claims he didn’t realize it was Tucker Carlson from (at the time) Fox News, despite being a self-proclaimed “media terrorist” who pranks the media, and while I don’t know if I buy that, it’s safe to say this encounter didn’t go the way he wanted it to.
Right from the jump, the guy with the camera is quite aggressive, asking Tucker what he’s doing and questioning if he’s able to fish there.
While I don’t know if I would have had the same reaction, Tucker does nothing but smile along and happily answer his questions, explaining that anyone can fish there despite it not being a good fishing spot and that there’s largemouth bass in the water.
One of the funniest moments was when the man asked him what he used for bait. Tucker replied he was fly fishing, to which the guy said:
“Do you catch the flies yourself?”
Tell me you’ve never left NYC without telling me you’ve never left NYC…
Tucker just continues being very nice to the guy, shows him his flies, and eventually flips the script and starts interviewing the interviewer, getting the details on why he records and what he does with the video.
The ability to flip the script on the guy while being super nice proves that Tucker is a complete professional and honestly makes him look like a solid guy that I’d want to go fishing with.
Regardless of your politics, you have to respect Tucker for working with the guy and not blowing up at him, even though getting filmed while fishing would be downright annoying.