Following cascades of weekend rumors — and appalling liberal meltdowns — over Tucker’s mysterious trip, previously only rumored but now confirmed to be to Moscow, where the hated enemy of Ukraine dwells and takes up space, Russia Today ran this beguiling headline last evening:

In other words, we still don’t know anything.

The article quoted a fan’s impromptu cell recording of the former Fox reporter in his Moscow hotel who, after being asked if he planned to interview the Russian president, pressed his lips together and said only, “We’ll see.

Tucker, who seemed either like he had a cold, or else was a trifle jittery to talk about the Russian president in public, like he was wondering if maybe he was being recorded by the KGB, also remarked he’d come visiting to see for himself how the Russians were doing under sanctions, and said they seem to be doing well.

The fascinating clip is a little hard to make out and, like the rest of the civilized world, I’m eager to hear more. If they didn’t arrange this little candid interview on purpose as a marketing gimmick to fire up enthusiasm for the show, they should have. I guess we’ll just have to wait for whatever comes out.

If he ain’t interviewing Putin, it’s going to be very anticlimactic.

Reactions back at home have been mixed, with some — like fake conservative and neocon Bill Kristol, who wants Tucker’s passport revoked — comparing Tucker’s trip to Jane Fonda’s infamous visit to Hanoi in 1972.

What do you think? Is that a fair comparison? I’m not too sure. For one thing, Tucker is a journalist, not an actress, and journalists often interview enemy foreign leaders. Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters, and Christiane Amanpour spring to mind.

You’d think Bill Kristol, who styles himself a journalist, would understand that key distinction. Oh well.

But, even if it is fair to make the Tucker-Fonda comparison, then I guess democrats have nothing to complain about, since they found Fonda’s trip entertaining and elucidating. Even among democrats though, opinions vary. At least one democrat, dare I say liberal, Robert Kennedy, Jr., not only supports Tucker’s right as a journalist to report from wherever he feels it necessary, but went so far as to suggest the extra transparency of hearing directly from Putin instead of just from invisible military propagandists might even be a good thing.

Such as it is, the “Tucker goes to Moscow” story is light on any actual news. As far as we know, Tucker could just be taking a little well-deserved holiday in the former Soviet Republic. I hear the cold plunge into the Volga river is a popular excursion this time of year.

All the frenzied speculation is a byproduct of the actual news, which is also good news, and which means we’ve finally reached the point where it was possible for Tucker to go to Moscow.