MSNBC trades Tucker for Gregory

Tucker Carlson, resident bow-tie wearer and conservative commentator at MSNBC, is out as host but will stay on as senior campaign correspondent.

Tucker Carlson, resident bow-tie wearer and conservative commentator at MSNBC, is out as host but will stay on as senior campaign correspondent. The news network will replace Tucker with Race for the White House, to be hosted by political correspondent David Gregory, starting Monday. Refusing to “whine about it,” Carlson praised MSNBC for being nice to him throughout his tenure. He then followed up last week's smackdown of a journalist from The Scotsman by taking a shot at hooker-scandal-surrounded New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer on the way out the door.

In focus: Toni Locy

Former USA Today reporter Toni Locy is fighting a judge's order to pay fines of up to $5,000 a day for refusing to reveal her confidential sources for stories on a scientist under scrutiny after the 2001 anthrax attacks. US District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton has refused to let parent company Gannett pay the contempt-of-court-fines. Lucy Daglish, executive director for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, sums up Walton's actions as, “Toni Locy, I am going to destroy your life.”

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