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James P. (Jim or Big Jim) Tucker, Jr. is an American journalist who, since 1975, has focused on the controversial Bilderberg Group. He is the author of Jim Tucker's Bilderberg Diary and has appeared in several films.
Tucker was a sports journalist with a newspaper in Washington until he departed in 1975.
After working for various newspapers, Tucker started writing for the conservative newspaper The Spotlight in the early 1970s until its closure in 2001. Shortly after the paper's closure, Tucker and many former Spotlight employees founded the similarly-toned American Free Press.
Tucker has said he was able to write the "advance story" on the downfall of Margaret Thatcher and, later, about the rise of Bill Clinton when he attended the Bilderberg meeting at Baden-Baden in Germany as Governor of Arkansas in 1991. He said Thatcher was removed from office because she "didn't like it [the one meeting of the Bilderbergs she attended]" and that as a result they "replaced her" with a trapeze artist from the same party". Thatcher later told him it was "a tribute to be denounced by them" at a function in Washington, according to Tucker's "close paraphrasing" of the conversation.
Tucker's efforts to infiltrate the 1999 Bilderberg meeting at the Hotel Caesar Park in Sintra, Portugal were chronicled by British reporter Jon Ronson in his book, Them: Adventures with Extremists and broadcast as part of Channel 4's The Secret Rulers of the World series. Tucker told Ronson "They exist and they're not playing pinochle in there".
In 2005, Tucker wrote Jim Tucker's Bilderberg Diary, a book chronicling his thirty-plus years of exposing the Bilderberg Group.
After the 2006 Bilderberg meeting in Ottawa Tucker "was able to report that in the year ahead many hundreds of thousands of American home owners would lose their homes". Tucker said "someone actually laughed about that at the Bilderberg meeting", while he also said another person present remarked "the stupid jerks deserve it".
Tucker is featured prominently in a film made by radio host Alex Jones, Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (2007), which partially deals with the 2006 Bilderberg conference at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.
Mark Rich listed Tucker as a source in his 2009 book The Hidden Evil.