Tucker Carlson Named 'Misinformer Of The Year,' Promoted A Cast Of Others In Prime Time

Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," has been named "Misinformer of the Year" for 2022, according to media watchdog Media Matters. 

Carlson's induction represents the eighth Fox News-connected entity to win the annual awards in the 19 years Media Matters has been bestowing it (see other winners below).

Citing Carlson's demonization and endangerment of the LGBTQ community, his elevated pro-Kremlin propaganda surrounding Russia's invasion of Ukraine, promotion of conspiracy theories surrounding the January 6 insurrection and its Congressional committee hearings, Media Matters described him as "a dangerous misinformer" that is "creating his own misinformation bubble, platforming some of the worst misinformers on his prime-time show nightly.



"Carlson leveraged his platform to amplify the reach of these 10 individuals as they spread vile and dangerous misinformation. They pushed topics including: bigotry against immigrants and the LGBTQ community, misinformation about COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, and climate change, and general right-wing grievances."

  • 2022: Tucker Carlson
  • 2021: Steve Bannon
  • 2020: Fox News Channel
  • 2019: John Solomon
  • 2018: Lachlan Murdoch
  • 2017: Mark Zuckerberg
  • 2016: Fake News/Alt Right Media Ecosystem
  • 2015: Center For Medical Progress
  • 2014: George Will
  • 2013: CBS
  • 2012: Rush Limbaugh
  • 2011: Rupert Murdoch/News Corp.
  • 2010: Sarah Palin
  • 2009: Glenn Beck
  • 2008: Sean Hannity
  • 2007: "Misinformation"
  • 2006: ABC
  • 2005: Chris Matthews
  • 2004: Bill O'Reilly
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  1. Ben B from Retired, December 19, 2022 at 8 p.m.

    I'm not surprised that the list has a lot of Fox news personalities on that meaningless list, it looks like they don't have a repeat on the list. Kinda surprised that Chris Mathews made the list along with CBS & ABC 2004 Dan Rather should've been on the list. His 60 Minutes 2 report on George W. Bush wasn't true it was a hit piece. Media Matters is disinformation and Media Doesn't Matter to them if they cared they'd go after everyone, not just conservative media outlets kinda surprised Sinclair didn't make the list I wonder if they will get it next year LOL. 

  2. Kevin Killion from Stone House Systems, Inc., December 20, 2022 at 10:15 a.m.

    A far-left outfit doesn't like conservatives. Not much news value here.

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