|Fox News’ Tucker Carlson|
After receiving a lot of backlash for declaring white supremacy in America to be a “hoax,” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced last night that he will be taking a vacation.
CNN contacted Fox News spokesperson about the trip and was told it had been in the works before Carlson had made his incendiary remarks.
According to the spokesperson, Carlson will return to his show on August 19.
But, as CNN points out, there is a long history of Fox hosts going on vacation amid controversy:
• Laura Ingraham was suddenly absent in March 2018 after mocking Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg.
• Sean Hannity conveniently took personal time in May 2017 after losing advertisers for promoting the Seth Rich conspiracy theory.
• Jesse Watters made for the hills in April 2017 after making a comment widely criticized as lewd about Ivanka Trump.
• And who can forget Bill O’Reilly, who left and never returned from vacay in April 2017 after the New York Times reported he had settled five sexual harassment allegations for millions of dollars?