“Tucker is doing great right now.”

Tucker Carlson and Rachel Maddow

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  • Rachel Maddow has admitted that Tucker Carlson started his show “Tucker” in 2005.

  • and interviewthe MSNBC host compared Carlson’s hosting style to watching a professional baseball game.

  • “I respect the game in terms of people doing it well and people doing it well,” she said.

Rachel Maddow praised Tucker Carlson in an exclusive interview for Vanity Fair’s September issue, published Sunday, saying, “Tucker is doing really well right now.

it was madou’s first interview Since she stepped back from her nightly show on MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show.

Earlier this year, Maddow announced that he would be taking a break for several months after helming the highly rated show since 2008. She returned in April, but she negotiated a multi-million dollar deal to only be on air once a week.

While the interview touched on many topics, including her evolving career, in a surprising part Maddow was asked about the ever-changing landscape of cable news and pointed out Carlson’s career trajectory.

“But look at Tucker’s career. The first show I worked on was his 11 o’clock show on MSNBC that no one remembers. It just turned out to be his moment,” she said.

Maddow was a panelist “Tucker” From 2005 to 2008.

in the interviewMaddow compared Carlson’s hosting style to watching a professional baseball game.

“That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate what they’re doing in terms of where they put the shortstops to give them a better defense. There’s something like respecting the game. They’re doing well.” It’s the difference between people and people who are good at it,” she said.

Maddow has always acknowledged that Carlson has been part of a successful career and has supported Carlson’s work despite differences in beliefs.

At the salon in 2013 TalkMaddow said, “Tucker and I agree on almost nothing, but he’s always been nice to me and a fun guy to fight with. I wish him the best of luck.”

Vanity Fair asked Maddow about the New York Times interactive works About Carlson, who analyzed his views and rhetoric. For her, Maddow said, “It’s clearly more than a question of how dangerous Tucker’s ideas are, and more than a question of how they interact with the growth of authoritarian rights within the Republican Party.” The central question is, the gist of the report was I was interested in how they deconstructed why it works.”

During the interview, Maddow recalled meeting the Fox News host recently and said, “It was really nice to meet him.”

According to Vanity Fair, Maddow is currently working on a podcast about World War II, due out this fall.

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