TVNewser readers knew on Thursday, and now it’s official: “Tucker Carlson is appearing on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” along with an all-star casts that includes Jerry Springer, Blossom’s older brother, Emmit Smith, Vivica Fox, Harry Hamlin, A.C. Slater from “Saved by the Bell,” Willa Ford, Monique Coleman, Sara Evans and Shanna Moakler,” Willie Geist blogs. (“All-star?”)
When Carlson dances, “heâ€™s not only an embarrassment to himself and his family, but a living, breathing affront to rhythm and movement in space,” Geist kindly adds…
> Toronto Star: “Carlson is clearly trying to modify his image from musty churl to … light-footed hipster? To what end? Will young viewers flock to his eponymous MSNBC snoozefest to behold what the fox-trotting guy has to say about the Mideast crisis?”
> Ana Marie Cox in Time: “Don’t think of it as waltzing on the grave of journalism. Think of it as a step away from getting O’Reilly on Fear Factor…”
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