that MSNBC's resident conservative, bow tie-wearing hack Tucker Carlson is on his way out the door have been making the rounds since 2006. They've now finally come true.
has the details, noting that Carlson will stay on as a political commentator through the 2008 presidential election but that his duties hosting Tucker in the 6pm slot are over. A replacement for the man Jon Stewart once famously called a "dick" on CNN's Crossfire hasn't been announced, but it will supposedly be someone from within the NBC News team.
For posterity, enjoy the above clip of Carlson lecturing the British journalist who quoted fired Obama hottie aide Samantha Power calling Hillary Clinton "a monster" about "journalistic integrity." Note the irony of watching someone lecture a journalist about "journalistic integrity" when that someone's most noticeable contribution to the medium of television has been a widely reviled stint on Dancing with the Stars.
UPDATE: New York says Carlson's replacement will be MSNBC White House correspondent David Gregory. He starts March 17, on the off chance you were planning on watching this time around.