Trump Campaign Secretly Paid Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller $150k

That would explain a lot:

But according to a new report from the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), the Fox News anchor did keep some things secret: The Daily Caller, a news website he co-founded in 2010 and until recently ran as editor-in-chief, allegedly received an undisclosed $150,000 from Donald Trump’s campaign. It’s also affiliated with an extremely shady foundation.

The CMD investigation (first reported in today’s Washington Post) alleges that The Daily Caller sold the Trump campaign access to its email list in the months leading up to the presidential election. From September through November 2016, the Trump campaign reportedly sent at least 25 emails to The Daily Caller’s subscriber list.  The CMD estimates these emails amounted to about $150,000 in advertising revenue for The Daily Caller—and that number could be even higher since it was an election year.

“Tucker Carlson failed to disclose his financial benefit from Trump’s campaign to FOX News viewers even as he commented on the presidential election, interviewed Trump and accused other news outlets of bias,” CMD executive director Lisa Graves said in a statement.

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