Tucker Carlson Does Not Have a Crush on Obama

As noted by The Times‘ Caucus writer Michael Falcone, Tucker Carlson will be appearing in a 30-second commercial for an anti-Barack Obama documentary called Hype: The Obama Effect, created by Citizens United.

In the clip, Mr. Carlson, MSNBC’s Senior Campaign Correspondent, is shown saying, “Well, the press loves Obama. I mean, not just loves—I mean an early teenage crush.”

Crushes run both ways, of course. (Strange bedfellows, etc.) In the July issue of Vanity Fair, James Wolcott wrote an essay headlined Mad About the Guy, in which he criticized some right wing pundits’ “Man Crush” on John McCain, including The New York Times‘ David Brooks, who gushed to Chris Matthews, “I love the guy.”