When Tucker Carlson’s Maine neighbors talk about him, it has nothing to do with the show that rocked the media and political worlds during Carlson’s stint with Fox News.
“He is one of the most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met who was so-called famous,” Neil Olsen, 75, said, according to the Daily Mail.
“I’m a layman, let’s just say. I’m a nobody, and I’m out there doing some fishing and trapping, and Tucker’s spending time with me,” he said.
“And I could just tell, he just wants to be a down-to-earth person. I haven’t met anyone who’s been around this guy that didn’t like him,” he continued.
Carlson has a home in Bryant Pond, located within the town of Woodstock in western Maine. Carlson has largely worked from Maine in the summer since the days of the pandemic when he had a studio built there. He also owns a home in Florida.
Susan Hatstat, 37, who works at a convenience store, called her frequent customer “just a really good guy, always super polite.”
“He’s normal when he’s here, nice to everybody. He doesn’t act like a celebrity. He comes here, grabs snacks, gets treats for his dogs. I like him, and his family’s really nice,” she added.
“You go around some people and they’re stuffed shirts, if you know what I’m saying. Tucker isn’t what people think he is,” Olsen said, recalling a conversation he and Carlson had about religion.
“So I said to Tucker, there are like eight different religions, and everybody thinks theirs is the best, so seven of them have got to be wrong,” he said he told the former Fox News host.
“And his quote to me was something I’m going to live by the rest of my life: He said, ‘Neil, for me, in all religions, we all know that there’s something special out there,’ and for him it’s God. I just thought that was a great answer,” Olsen said.
Olsen recalled one time when Carlson invited him and his family to watch a show at the studio.
“One of my daughters really, let’s just say, wasn’t a Tucker fan,” he said.
“When she left there, he didn’t necessarily win her over with all the political aspects, but she left there knowing, hey, he’s actually a nice guy,” he continued.
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Patrick Feeney, a carpenter who cares for Carlson’s property when he is not there, called him “very generous, very honest — super honest. Wouldn’t do anything dishonest,” according to the Sun Journal.
Feeney said that on the day he was fired, “Tucker did not seem upset or nervous at all. I don’t think it’s going to be a hiccup in his life.”
Perhaps the best testimony to the way Carlson has become a fixture in Maine life was a headline from the Bangor Daily News on the Associated Press story that announced Carlson had been fired.
“Maine man loses television job,” the headline read.
I also no longer watch FNC because they let Tucker Carlson go. I say this he’s gone, yet he will be back on TV sometime in the future hopefully sooner than later. I have read he’s being paid up to 2024 on his contract with FOX I just hope he has a really good lawyer to represent him through this situation.
That’s right! His face says it all…… He is a normal and an honest family man. I bet he will continue his good job in a reputable firm…… Fox news seems to be wobbling….. I hope Fox News can find the right path eventually…… Out of Court settlement with a dirty firm called Dominion, took away a lot from Fox News Credibility…… I
He is The Best.
God closes some doors but opens others. God is working in Carlson’s life. Will be interesting to see what door will open. We may all be surprised. We who know the Lord Jesus understand these facts. So many people do not. sad.
The Wife and I are waiting for your next television show. Maybe Newsmax? We are boycotting Fox News completely. Not watching anyone on there anymore.