The 2016 presidential election changed the direction of American politics, as well as how the media handled those involved. For the number one cable news network, Fox News, it's common to watch conservative hosts clash with liberal guests, and Thursday night was no exception.

Fox News clash

At various times throughout the election, Donald Trump was forced to push back at potentially damaging news reports. Whether it was on cable news or in newspapers like The New York Times, the billionaire real estate made a habit of denying any wrongdoing, regardless of the evidence that was presented.

One journalist who uncovered and released multiple pieces on Trump was Kurt Eichenwald, a senior writer at "Newsweek." Eichenwald became a household name during the election for pulling back the curtain on Trump, including an article that revealed that the former host of "The Apprentice" likely violated the Cuban embargo in the late 1980s. As seen on the December 15 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Fox News, Eichenwald continues to stand by his reporting.

Joining Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night was Kurt Eichenwald. From the get go, Carlson hit back at Eichenwald for his alleged bias against Donald Trump. "I looked up your bio and it describes you as a 'senior writer at Newsweek,' which suggests journalism," Carlson said, before asking, "Do you believe you're practicing journalism?" In a humorous, but controversial response, Eichenwald rhetorically said, "When did you start beating your wife?" "What are you talking about?" Eichenwald then asked.

At this point, Tucker Carlson repeated a list of tweets that Eichenwald had previously sent out, which had a negative view of Donald Trump and conservative Americans.

Carlson continued to cut off Eichenwald as he attempted to respond, which prompted the Newsweek writer to fire back in a unique way.

Binder backlash

"Here you know what, lets play the game another way," Eichenwald said, while adding, "I spent a little while doing some research on you and here's what I came up with." At this point, Eichenwald pulled out a binder labeled "Tucker Carlson Falsehoods," telling the Fox News host, "I can sit here and read them to you one at time and see what you had to say, or you can give me an example about what you are talking about." The two argued back and forth the rest of the segment, as the debate between the left and right political media continued.