Carlson has claimed he’s a registered Democrat because he lives in D.C., which is predominantly Democratic and has closed primaries. “It’s a one-party state and the one election I always vote in is the mayor’s race because it matters,” he said in 2017.

In other words, Carlson’s registration aligns not with principles but with expediencies. He goes along with the crowd, which is a strange posture for a guy who each night declares that “Tucker Carlson Tonight is the “sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and groupthink.”

We asked Bruni if he’d gotten a correction request from Carlson. No, came the reply. We also asked Carlson how he could bear to remain in the same party as so many people who, in his judgment, hate the country. We’ll update this post with any response.