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Article by registered Democrat Tucker Carlson appeals to ‘my dear fellow Republicans’

In a story in Politico Magazine, Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson takes aim at much of the flimsy analysis surrounding the rise of Donald Trump. It’s funny, tightly written and — as always with Carlson — playfully combative: “Conservative voters are being scolded for supporting a candidate they consider conservative because it would be bad for conservatism?” asks Carlson, who also serves as co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

One issue relates to the story’s top, which reads like this: “Donald Trump Is Shocking, Vulgar and Right. And, my dear fellow Republicans, he’s all your fault.”

Carlson is a registered Democrat. He declined to comment on the record.

The formulation of headlines and subheadlines is generally the province not of the writer, but of the story’s editors.  To Carlson’s credit, the text in the piece refers to Republicans as “they.”