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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:26 PM

Chris Cuomo rips into Carlson, calling him a coward.

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CNN host Chris Cuomo ended his primetime program on Monday night by tearing into Tucker Carlson, who has been engulfed in yet another potentially career-ending controversy this week as clips continue to emerge of him saying things on the radio that are even more misogynistic and offensive than he regularly does on his Fox News show.

After reading some of Carlson’s most hateful comments aloud—along with a few from his Fox colleague Jeanine Pirro—Cuomo told his viewers, “You know what they’re doing. This B.S. is currency for them.”

Acknowledging that some of Tucker’s most vile commentary was made several years ago, Cuomo added, “Here’s the test. Would he say the same things today? No, no, he’s too busy playing the victim. He’d only say that he was naughty, but he wouldn’t repeat them tonight. Why not? Come on, big man. Read the list of all the things that you said and do it again and show that you mean it.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:34 PM

I wonder how much Media Matters has on Carlson. Here's another little beaut that he blurted out.

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More audio has been released of Fox News host Tucker Carlson saying things that his network probably isn’t going to like.

According to Media Matters, Carlson used a homophobic slur when referring to his love for a radio host on Jack Radio.

Well I like you too, and I mean that. You always say ‘I mean that in a non-f*g way,’ but I actually mean it in a completely f*ggot way,” Carlson says in a recently released audio.

In an interview with MSNBC, Media Matters president Angelo Carusone explained that Carlson has a long history of offensive language and objectionable policies. He recalled the time Carlson called Michelle Obama “ghetto.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 05:14 PM

Carlson goes full metal wimp.

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is officially on vacation, according to colleague Sean Hannity.

After a tumultuous few days of audio interviews released showing Carlson to be a racist, sexist, homophobe and xenophobe, the host is off.

During the handoff between the two men, Hannity commended Carlson for coming into work when he said he was going to be on vacation.

Carlson’s show ran 11:28 of commercials tonight, according to Justin Baragona. That’s down two minutes from Monday night, which was reduced “way down” from an announced pre-boycott. Bayer did not show any ads on Carlson’s show, despite running previous ads on his show. The company hasn’t released a statement, however.

No vacation was announced before Tuesday.

UPDATE: In an email sent to Raw Story, Fox News said that Carlson “will not be on vacation for the rest of the week.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:19 AM

View PostLFC, on 13 March 2019 - 05:14 PM, said:


<irony>
My thoughts and prayers are with him. Such a high-profile job in the media must be extremely stressful. I could never do what he does. Even the millions per year he's paid by Fox cannot offer total relief.
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:40 AM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 14 March 2019 - 05:19 AM, said:

My thoughts and prayers are with him.

Not me. Plus, I really hope he continues to suffer with more of this shit coming out of the woodwork, and that Faux News keeps him on the air.

To explain, I'd rather someone expressing all the basest elements of the conservative mind-set be front and center, day after day, so more and more people see just how vile they are. Unless he's actually acted on those feelings (ala Bill-O, Ailes, etc.), don't call for him to be removed. Remember, whomever takes over his spot will be a new clean-slate host for that time-slot. That person will receive a tremendous grace period where none of the nasty comments they've made will be revealed for some time and reaching the critical nuclear mass that Carlson has achieved will take a bit of time.

Or not. I've been mistaken before.
Well, fuck.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:17 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 14 March 2019 - 07:40 AM, said:

Not me. Plus, I really hope he continues to suffer with more of this shit coming out of the woodwork, and that Faux News keeps him on the air.

I hoped my post was clearly ironic, and that my last sentence would have conveyed that. As this wasn't so, and there is no Sanserif Ironic font available, I've ETAed my post.
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:25 AM

In my defense I'll only say this; sometimes British humor is too dry.
Well, fuck.

How can I be expected to distinguish BS from reality when so much of my reality is utter BS?!

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:45 AM

I thought the "thoughts and prayers" made it rather obvious.
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:21 AM

Apparently people involved in the college entrance scandal hate Trump. Yeah, I don't get it either but that's Faux News.

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President Trump super fan Stuart Varney tied the college admissions scandal that’s rocked elite schools across the country in recent days to the President during his Fox Business Network show on Wednesday.

While the scandal reeks of elitism — the investigation has revealed some of the richest and most famous in the U.S. paid millions to cheat their way into getting their children admitted to prestigious universities — Varney suggested the parents arrested in recent days also “hate Trump.”

“The parents are rich and famous. The very people, the elites, who tell us how to live, how we are all deplorables,” he said. “I don’t want to hear another moral lecture from Hollywood…I haven’t asked, but I’m pretty sure those parents hate Trump.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:30 AM

View PostAnBr, on 14 March 2019 - 09:45 AM, said:

I thought the "thoughts and prayers" made it rather obvious.

Stop triggering me.
Well, fuck.

How can I be expected to distinguish BS from reality when so much of my reality is utter BS?!

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:34 PM

In a surprise move, Fox news shows some "decency". (I have the feeling there's a "reason")

Fox News pulls episode of Jeanine Pirro's program after hijab remarks




"We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar," Fox News said in a statement. "They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly."


(The reasons !!!)



At least four advertisers - personal finance company NerdWallet, online marketplace Letgo and drugmakers Allergan and NovoNordisk - have said they have suspended their sponsorship of Pirro's program because of her remarks about Omar.


Fox News is already dealing with advertiser avoidance in two of its nightly prime-time programs, "Tucker Carlson Tonight" and "The Ingraham Angle."



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:49 PM

View PostLFC, on 14 March 2019 - 10:21 AM, said:

Apparently people involved in the college entrance scandal hate Trump. Yeah, I don't get it either but that's Faux News.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:20 AM

Faux News is being spun off into a separate business unit. Wingnut Welfare™ is still alive and well, though, so they put Paul Ryan on the board. It appears that his history of never having to have held a real job and worked for a living continues into the future.

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Fox Corporation — a new standalone company that owns Fox News, among other properties — announced Tuesday the hiring of former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to its board of directors.

“Mr. Paul D. Ryan served as the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019, in which capacity he spearheaded efforts to revise the federal tax code, rebuild the national defense, expand domestic energy production, combat the opioid epidemic, and reform the criminal justice system,” the company said in a press release.

Tuesday marked the full separation of the Fox Corporation from Twenty-First Century Fox, which Disney recently acquired, and the first day it will be a publicly traded company.

I understand that Disney doesn't want to have the shitstains of Faux News smeared on their brand but perhaps there are also lawsuit worries between the endless list of sexual assault victims plus worries about backlash now that it appears that the right-wing strategy du jour is to sue everywhere they don't like.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

View Postandydp, on 17 March 2019 - 12:34 PM, said:


Fox News pulls episode of Jeanine Pirro's program after hijab remarks


Apparently, even a presidential Tweet asking for reinstatement isn't enough. Truth Feed is sending out Memes too.
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we have the military pay to protecting the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes up very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:39 AM

Laura Ingraham is whining about Media Matters attacking conservative "journalists" and then punches down on somebody who made a mistake when young and is basically defenseless. Nice.

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham called Media Matters researchers “journo-terrorists” Thursday night, saying that they are out to “intimidate conservatives” and “keep them from ever entering the public sphere.”

Media Matters is a progressive nonprofit group that specializes in finding and circulating damaging video and audio of right-wing figures.

This particular tirade was sparked by New York University’s hiring of Media Matters’ Talia Lavin as an adjunct professor. Levin recently lost her job at the New Yorker after mistakingly accusing an ICE official of having a Nazi tattoo.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 08:41 AM

I guess there are a few who have worked at Faux News that are finally choked by trying to suppress any decency they might have.

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A former senior executive for Rupert Murdoch quit his gig over Fox News’ coverage of Muslims, race and immigrants, he told NPR.

“Scaring people. Demonizing immigrants. Creating, like, a fervor — or an anxiety about what was happening in our country,” former News Corp. Senior Vice President Joseph Azam told NPR. “It fundamentally bothered me on a lot of days and I think I probably wasn’t the only one.”

Azam worked for News Corp. from 2015 until he left in 2017. News Corp. is separate from Fox News, but both are controlled by the Murdoch family. As a Muslim American immigrant who came to the U.S. from Afghanistan as a war refugee when he was a toddler, Azam told NPR his strongest issues were with Tucker Carlson’s show. He was once even reprimanded for responding to one of Carlson’s anti-immigrant tweets during his tenure at the company.

“My issue with this isn’t as an American Muslim. It’s not as a refugee. It’s not as an immigrant. It’s as an American,” he told NPR. “I live here. I have kids here. And it worries me that, you know, what’s being put out into the universe could actually create a lot of risk for them.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:01 PM

Faux News seems to be tying itself in knots over Trump's attacking the dead John McCain. Here's a Brit Hume dig.

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Brit Hume
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President Trump’s attacks on the late John McCain mark the first time in memory where a President has picked a fight with a dead man and lost. McCain was no saint, but he was a brave and patriotic man. Hitting him when he can’t hit back is repellent.


Apparently some of the Faux Folks have gotten a chilly response from Trump.

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President Donald Trump seemed to be harboring some anger at the Fox world Friday after Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo pushed back on the President’s John McCain insults.

“The President is not happy with us this morning,” Fox News reporter John Roberts said with a chuckle after Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn. “He glared at me like I’ve never seen him glare at me before.”

“Whoa!” said host Jon Scott. “We’ll have to get to the bottom of that.”

During Trump’s interview with Bartiromo, he bristled at her McCain line of questioning, saying that he thought she “wasn’t supposed to bring it up” but adding with a shrug “that’s okay, fake news every once in a while.”

Bartiromo pushed back, saying: “It’s not fake news, you just told me why you have an issue with him.”


Lou Dobbs, of course, is there to orally service Dear Leader.

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Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs think’s it’s fair to ditch the “don’t speak ill of the dead” adage when President Trump is the one speaking.

During his show on Thursday evening, Dobbs continued his defense of Trump’s attacks on the late-Sen. John McCain, suggesting that the fact that McCain is dead shouldn’t stop Trump from speaking his mind.

“You talk about John McCain being dead — I don’t think that that in any way, it is not an exhumation of his body, for God’s sake! It is a review of his record as a politician,” he said. “Not as a war hero 35 years ago, 40 years ago. It is an honest assessment of who he was and what he did. And what he did is as clear as a bell.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:03 PM

The guy filling in for Josh at TPM questions Donna Brazile's decision to work for Faux. He makes the same case that so many others do; Faux News is a propaganda outlet and should not be given even the tiniest fig leaf of being a credible news organization.

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The key thing here is that Fox isn’t just reporting on extremist ideology or reflecting it, but is in fact driving it. It’s pushing an emergent politics. In an interview with Vox, the media scholar Tom Rosenstiel gets at some of what is happening:

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The most important conservative television news source in America is currently pandering to an extremist president. It’s distorting the Republican Party. It’s damaging the Republican Party. It’s changing conservatism. Fox is making the news, not covering it. It’s remaking the Republican Party, not informing its audience.

What we are seeing is a feedback loop: Trump is himself a product of television, owes his fame to television and got his ideology from watching Fox News. He became the Republican standard bearer in large part because he was the most Fox Newsy candidate. The network remains the prism through which he sees the world. As the GOP became Trumpized, Fox News itself became Trumpian. Trump and Fox News now egg each other on. Figures like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham are now the ideological vanguard of Trumpian politics, pushing it in more extreme directions. Their popularity is a sign that these trends will continue long after Trump leaves the White House. This is a dangerous dynamic.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer





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