Fox News host Tucker Carlson attempted to slam CNN and instead played himself.
Carlson took aim at a CNN discussion over the much redacted memo sent out by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, over the punishment recommendations for Michael Flynn, but in the process Tucker opened his mouth and managed to call himself "dumb."
After the clips aired,Tucker turned to his television guest on air and announced:
"It's almost like the dumber you are, the more time you spend on television. There's got to be a formula."
Over the years Carlson's own television time on Fox has greatly increased, going from a contributor to Fox & Friends co-host and eventually landing his own hour-long nightly show.
Carlson began his television career with five years on CNN and another three on MSNBC before moving to FOX.
Watch the segment here.
Senior media reporter for CNN, Oliver Darcy, noticed the blunder and posted it on Twitter.
Tucker Carlson just played a clip of former Fox News analyst Ralph Peters talking about the Russia investigation on… https://t.co/IbesgQsfgZ— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy)1544059343.0
It was just too good.
@oliverdarcy https://t.co/CoomHX140b— Carly West (@Carly West)1544059479.0
@oliverdarcy Self-awareness, Thy name is not Tucker.— Tom Weinstein (@Tom Weinstein)1544067561.0
@oliverdarcy And irony hits a new high note...— Dave Kean (@Dave Kean)1544100375.0
@oliverdarcy Was that a bit of passive self-reflection?— Duchess Celeste of Fairfax (@Duchess Celeste of Fairfax)1544059707.0
@oliverdarcy https://t.co/zvsjNBHtGg— jefe in flux (@jefe in flux)1544060664.0
@oliverdarcy Didn’t see that coming. https://t.co/r3PRarY8GA— 👽Tomi T👽 (@👽Tomi T👽)1544060137.0
@oliverdarcy Well, he knows Fox News business practice and how he landed a gig 🤷🏼♀️— unmaid canadian🍁 (@unmaid canadian🍁)1544064207.0
@oliverdarcy Did someone give Tucker truth serum?— susanna dalton (@susanna dalton)1544067210.0
@oliverdarcy https://t.co/POJbKDBDvy— Mimiwilliams (@Mimiwilliams)1544079306.0
@oliverdarcy Classic case of projection.— blagueur (@blagueur)1544113347.0
@oliverdarcy Well, Tucker knows all about that.— Mike Belfont (@Mike Belfont)1544079725.0
@oliverdarcy Self-awareness, how does it work? https://t.co/WYtEMun0e2— ash very legal, very cool (@ash very legal, very cool)1544059417.0
@oliverdarcy Who’s going to tell him?— Patrick Pringle (@Patrick Pringle)1544103119.0
@oliverdarcy If he wasn't parroting his bosses’ thoughts, he wouldn't be at FoxNews. Republicans loved to make fun… https://t.co/QBAJjwzByH— Misty Powell (@Misty Powell)1544060969.0
@oliverdarcy Irony is lost— litmus test (@litmus test)1544060178.0
At least it's more honest than alternative facts.