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Tucker Carlson’s cameras in the classroom proposal will harm both students and teachers — RT Op-ed

Tucker Carlson’s cameras in the classroom proposal will harm both students and teachers

Paradoxically, while Carlson, Lowry, and other conservatives profess to see teachers as leftist ideologues secretly indoctrinating students behind closed classroom doors, the fact is that, under federal law, the public is already able to come in and observe classes. School administrators and district officials have the same right. Nobody is hiding anything. What we are trying to do is meet the needs of our students. The student bodies of public school districts in major cities are overwhelmingly black and brown. Issues such as police brutality, the wealth gap, housing inequality, mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline, the lack of healthcare, living-wage jobs, and childcare, and others, are important to them. And you can’t talk about these problems without discussing race. These issues are our students’ reality. They’re what concerns them. What kind of educators would we be if we ignored this?

Source: Tucker Carlson’s cameras in the classroom proposal will harm both students and teachers — RT Op-ed

The mythologizing of Jan. 6: From Fox News’ whining to Ashli Babbitt’s “martyrdom” | Salon.com

Maria Bartiromo, Tucker Carlson and memorial setup near the U.S. Capitol Building for Ashli Babbitt (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)

From spinning conspiracy theories as “forbidden knowledge” to painting the insurrectionists as martyrs instead of villains, the right has clearly settled on a playing-the-victim strategy in order to rewrite the history of January 6.

Source: The mythologizing of Jan. 6: From Fox News’ whining to Ashli Babbitt’s “martyrdom” | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson has full control over Fox and its stranglehold on the Republican Party | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson flanked by two Republican Party logos

So what does it mean that the most influential voice in Republican politics trafficks in white nationalism, conspiracy theories, and outright falsehoods while at the same time wielding the power to shape public and legislative opinion? The GOP now largely has to deal with issues on Fox’s terms, and Carlson’s bad-faith hysterics over critical race theory, transgender people, the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter, anti-fascism, immigration, and myriad other issues have created a climate in which legislative priorities do not match the tangible needs of the American people. Instead, conservative politics has been consumed by a feverish race to the far-right on issues that appear in Fox News’ prime time — with Tucker Carlson setting the agenda and enforcing the new party orthodoxy.

Source: Tucker Carlson has full control over Fox and its stranglehold on the Republican Party | Media Matters for America

Fox CEO calls Tucker Carlson “brave,” defends network’s vaccine falsehoods in rare interview | Salon.com

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Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch, the son of international media magnate Rupert Murdoch, defended his company’s flagship cable news network in a rare interview Wednesday with Insider, calling Fox News’ primetime host Tucker Carlson “brave” for espousing the nativist “replacement theory” and defending the provocateur’s false statements on COVID-19 vaccines. “Obviously our opinion is center-right,” Lachlan said at one point of Fox News, his company’s profit center. But despite the network’s increasingly fevered pitch on controversial culture war issues, he laid the blame for our current age of partisan rancor at the feet of social media companies, which “algorithmically drives people into echo chambers.”

Source: Fox CEO calls Tucker Carlson “brave,” defends network’s vaccine falsehoods in rare interview | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson Uses Unverified Vaccine Reporting System To Scare Viewers | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Uses Unverified Vaccine Reporting System To Scare Viewers

Tucker Carlson once again proves he’s one of the most irresponsible people polluting our airwaves. As John noted here, Carlson hasn’t revealed his own vaccination status, but he sure is doing everything he can to make sure his viewers are scared to death of the coronavirus vaccines, and that we never get to herd immunity with all of the Republican, Fox-watching anti-vaxxers out there. Here he is on this Thursday’s show, using the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, which, as Matthew Chapman at Raw Story explained, “is not actually a database of vaccine injuries; it’s only a list of medical events reported as happening after a vaccine was administered, with no verification that the vaccine caused the event or even that the event was real.”

Source: Tucker Carlson Uses Unverified Vaccine Reporting System To Scare Viewers | Crooks and Liars

Every Fox News advertiser bears responsibility for Tucker Carlson’s bigoted replacement theory rant | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson with advertiser logos

Source: Every Fox News advertiser bears responsibility for Tucker Carlson’s bigoted replacement theory rant | Media Matters for America

ADL Demands Fox Fire Tucker After Anti-Semitic Rant | Crooks and Liars

When Nazis marched in Charlottesville in 2017, they chanted “You will not replace us!” and, somewhat more clarifying, “Jews will not replace us!” The terrorist who gunned down 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, used this slogan (“The Great Replacement”) in his manifesto. Last night, Tucker Carlson appeared on a prime-time Fox News show to defend this theory, not only in substance but also by name.

“Replacement theory” imagines that an elite cabal, frequently described as Jewish, is plotting to “replace” the native white population with non-white immigrants, who will pollute and destroy the white Christian culture.

Source: ADL Demands Fox Fire Tucker After Anti-Semitic Rant | Crooks and Liars

After white nationalist troll is charged with election interference, Tucker Carlson flatly lies about the facts | Media Matters for America

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Carlson also pretends that Douglass Mackey’s well-reported white nationalist background doesn’t exist

After white nationalist troll is charged with election interference, Tucker Carlson flatly lies about the facts | Media Matters for America

Fox hosts accuse media of ‘gushing’ over Biden – after four years of fawning over Trump | Media | The Guardian

Fox News hosts, from left, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Sean Hannity.

Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham comments have raised eyebrows and struck many as hypocritical

Fox hosts accuse media of ‘gushing’ over Biden – after four years of fawning over Trump | Media | The Guardian

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Fox executives have lined up behind Carlson before. Lachlan Murdoch reportedly gave personal support to Carlson after he went on an anti-immigrant rant in 2018. The Murdoch family knows exactly what Carlson stands for, and it’s exactly what they want the Fox brand to stand for.

Carlson has long been billed by Fox as a member of the network’s “entertainment” side. In September, a federal judge wrote, quoting Fox lawyers, that Carlson’s show “is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.'” U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil found that no “reasonable viewer” would take Carlson seriously. 

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

The Murdochs’ desperate final push to use Hunter Biden to reelect Donald Trump | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson and Tony Bobulinski

With President Donald Trump’s reelection hopes seemingly fading, Fox News star Tucker Carlson made an 11th hour push on Tuesday night to try to will him to victory. He devoted his entire program to an interview with Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, in the latest dubious salvo of an extensive campaign by Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch’ media outlets to tarnish Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden via his son’s business interests.

The Murdochs’ desperate final push to use Hunter Biden to reelect Donald Trump | Media Matters for America

Disgraced Tucker Carlson writer penned scores of odious articles for the Daily Caller | Media Matters for America

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Although it’s shocking that the most popular cable news show on television would hire a racist, sexist bigot as a lead writer, Fox and its prime-time host knew exactly what they were getting when they hired Neff. Before joining Fox, Neff wrote nearly 2,000 articles as a reporter at The Daily Caller, an outlet that has drawn criticism in the past for hiring writers linked to white nationalist and other racist groups. (Carlson co-founded the Daily Caller and had a stake in it till recently.)

via Disgraced Tucker Carlson writer penned scores of odious articles for the Daily Caller | Media Matters for America