Hated by All the Right People

Tucker Carlson and the Unraveling of the Conservative Mind


By Jason Zengerle

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A revelatory, jaw-dropping portrait of Tucker Carlson’s career and a Zelig-like story of reinvention: from insider to populist, from respectability to insanity, the story of how the right-wing media lost its mind.

New York Magazine writer Jason Zengerle's eye-opening narrative follows Tucker Carlson's infamous journey from gifted young intern at New Republic to the noxious talking head we've all witnessed on Fox News. In the tradition of Our Man and The Loudest Voice in the Room, Zengerle examines how Tucker Carlson's Zelig-like career offers a unique lens into the confusing, myopic, and utterly shameless evolution of American conservatism, its media presence and punditry, from the 1990s to the present.


On Sale
Feb 3, 2026
Page Count
320 pages

Jason Zengerle

About the Author

Jason Zengerle, National Fellow, is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, where he covers politics and national affairs. 

Zengerle previously worked at GQNew York Magazine, and the New Republic. His writing has been anthologized in several books, including The Best American Political WritingThe Best American Medical Writing, and Next Wave: Americaʼs New Generation of Great Literary Journalists. He is the winner of the 2019 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.

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