On Thursday's edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", I joined Tucker to consider the sad fate of Der Spiegel's Claas Relotius, once CNN's Journalist of the Year and now fired from his job for writing fake news. The fake news he wrote fell into a pattern: He would be sent into the hinterlands of America and report back to his European readers on the rubes he encountered. Then the rubes - from Fergus Falls, Minnesota - pushed back.
And Herr Relotius is now unemployed.
Like many media grandees dispatched to flyover country, Claas Relotius did not find the story he expected to find. But he decided to write it anyway. Click below to watch:
As for that Matthew Engel story I mentioned, a report for The Guardian from an Olive Garden restaurant, you can find that here - and James Lileks' full-scale Fisking of it (as we used to say back when the Internet had lively jostling competing blogs instead of bland cookie-cutter social media policed by ever more totalitarian tosspots) here.
As for the full episode of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", which includes some very substantive discussion of immigration and the Trump wall, click here.
If you like me with Tucker, you'll love me with Dennis Miller, live on stage together for the first time early in the New Year, in Pennsylvania and New York. Two on the aisle makes a great Christmas present - especially if you book a VIP ticket, where you'll not only get prime seating, but also the opportunity to meet Dennis and me after the show. Full details on the Miller/Steyn tour here.
While we're on the subject of memorable festive gifts, don't forget next year's second annual Mark Steyn cruise. And, if you've a pal who might enjoy The Mark Steyn Club, there's always our special Christmas Gift Membership, which this Yuletide comes complete with a trio of Tales for Our Time.
Speaking of which, join me later today, Friday evening, for the third of this season's Christmas Tales for Our Time. It's a classic, a perfect jewel of seasonal storytelling.