I know Tucker Carlson is by no means universally loved, but seeing as I really do think his MSNBC show Tucker is one of the fairest, most intellectually honest political shows on cable these days and because I read and enjoyed his candid, funny memoir Politicians, Partisans and Parasites twice, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on his decision to enter the realm of game show hosting.
CBS has tapped conservative MSNBC pundit and famed bow-tie aficionado Tucker Carlson to host its game show pilot “Who Do You Trust?”
In the project, strangers wager how much they trust each other as they develop a relationship via gameplay. The concept is loosely based on the classic game-theory experiment “prisoner’s dilemma,” where players weigh cooperation vs. betrayal for differing levels of reward and punishment.
Wait, I thought I’d already seen several versions of this show on most major networks this week. No? Does that mean this whole Don Imus, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson thing was for real? They weren’t contestants? Les Moonves, Dan Abrams and Jeff Zucker weren’t guest judges? The Rutgers Womens Basketball team actually let Imus make them cry? David Gregory’s smary crybaby moralizing on Hardball was for real?
And people say reality television seems fake. Good luck trying to top that, Tucker.
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