Tag: Tucker Carlson

Two Fox Commentators Resign Over Carlson’s Jan 6th Lie-Fest | Crooks and Liars

Two Fox Commentators Resign Over Carlson's Jan 6th Lie-Fest

Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg, long-time commentators who have been on Fox News for years, tell NPR they’ve had enough of the lies that most of the network hosts are spewing and are resigning from Fox News. C&L readers are very familiar with these two Republicans — we’ve covered them since 2009. The breaking point for the duo came when Tucker Carlson ran a three-part series on Fox Nation called “Patriot Purge,” which promotes QAnon conspiracy theories, hosted by nuts and liars to exonerate Trump and his supporters for the seditious attack on the US Capitol on January 6th.

Source: Two Fox Commentators Resign Over Carlson’s Jan 6th Lie-Fest | Crooks and Liars

Suddenly, Tucker Carlson Wants Media Accountability | Crooks and Liars

Suddenly, Tucker Carlson Wants Media Accountability

19-year-old crosses State lines with a loaded weapon to attend a demonstration “without intent” and shoots 3 people in his way. No, 3 people jump in the way of his bullets. Fox News demand that he be regarded as the innocent victim.

America seems to have lost its 4th estate and with it its freedoms. When it allowed the capitalist consolidation of its media into so few corporate hands with no real Independent Public Broadcaster it became a cash for comment society.

Murdoch fled Australia for the UK because we were too small for his ambitions and he was already the dominant player of the 70s. He fled the UK in the 80s, having done the Alan Bond ” I’m too sick to old” routine and escaped jail. The UK rules were too stringent and he’d  crossed the line.

So he settled for the capitalist dream and “anything-goes” freedom of America” without giving up either the UK or Aus. America offered him the ability to apply his business growth model to become the dominant influencer in the Anglo cash-for comment global market while pretending to offer news. Murdoch single handedly polluted the grand experiment in Democracy that had started 400 years before called the USA. Capitalism was his tool he didn’t invent it but he sure as hell accellerated it with his buy into cable technology, entertainment, sport, news and cash for comment. Murdoch went even a step further and globalised it through Anglosphere turning comment in the guise of news into the biggest PR bemoth.

Now, because a white 19-year-old is waiting to see if he’s convicted of murder, Carlson is calling for media accountability to tell the truth. Watching this segment one has to wonder if he killed irony. He’s certainly killed fact-based journalism.

Source: Suddenly, Tucker Carlson Wants Media Accountability | Crooks and Liars

Key moments from part one of Tucker’s pro-insurrection propaganda reel, “Patriot Purge” | Media Matters for America

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Carlson uses a deranged montage to imply the Biden administration wants to put Trump supporters in Guantanamo Bay

“Stop the Steal” organizer Ali Alexander fraudulently absolves himself of guilt

Carlson’s guests push conspiracy theories that January 6 was a set-up executed by antifa or other “troublemakers”

 

Source: Key moments from part one of Tucker’s pro-insurrection propaganda reel, “Patriot Purge” | Media Matters for America

Wahhabi Saudi Arabia has a More Rational Vaccine Mandate than the US Republican Party

While Tucker Carlson is still dragging both his knuckles on the ground The Saudis show just how far ahead of him they are when it comes to vaccine mandates.

Republican TV idol Tucker Carlson called Iraqis “monkeys” and “illiterate” and maintains that “white men” invented civilization. That is, Muslims in his view are uncivilized, an opinion widely shared in Republican circles. I pointed out to Mr. Carlson that actually it was the Iraqis who invented much of what we now call civilization. But here is another kicker: Saudi Arabia, the bastion of a peculiar kind of Wahhabism or ultra-fundamentalist form of Islam, is putting in a whole range of vaccine mandates. Its religious and state officials now say that anyone who comes on pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca must have two doses of a WHO-approved vaccine.

Source: Wahhabi Saudi Arabia has a More Rational Vaccine Mandate than the US Republican Party

If Tucker Carlson Really Hates Vaccine Mandates Why Hasn’t He Quit Fox? | Crooks and Liars

If Tucker Carlson Really Hates Vaccine Mandates Why Hasn’t He Quit Fox?

And, hey, he didn’t even mention that Tuckums is almost surely vaccinated but too chicken to admit even that!

Source: If Tucker Carlson Really Hates Vaccine Mandates Why Hasn’t He Quit Fox? | Crooks and Liars

This Week’s Worst Influential American | The Smirking Chimp

Call me old-fashioned, but I think people in public life need to be accountable for whatever damage they’re doing to public life. So from time to time I’m going to call out the person I consider to be the worst influential person in American public life.

Source: This Week’s Worst Influential American | The Smirking Chimp

Fox News accused of stoking violence after Tucker Carlson ‘revolt’ prediction | Fox News | The Guardian

Tucker Carlson said in Monday night’s monologue: ‘When leaders refuse to hold themselves accountable over time, people revolt. That happens.’

Fox News is driving political violence in the US, a media watchdog warned, after the primetime host Tucker Carlson predicted “revolt” against the Biden administration. In a Monday night monologue targeting the White House and military leaders over the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Carlson demanded resignations. He also said: “When leaders refuse to hold themselves accountable over time, people revolt. That happens. “We need to change course immediately and start acknowledging our mistakes. The people who made them need to start acknowledging them or else the consequences will be awful.”Angelo Carusone, president and chief executive of Media Matters for America, a progressive group, said: “When there’s another big violent rightwing flashpoint that captures attention, way too many in media will wonder out loud: ‘How did this happen?’ ‘Were there the signs?’ “You don’t need to wade into the online fever-swamps to see the cauldron of extremism simmering. Fox News is ratcheting up heat and legitimising nightly. A

Source: Fox News accused of stoking violence after Tucker Carlson ‘revolt’ prediction | Fox News | The Guardian

Tucker Carlson Warns Afghan Refugees Will Try To ‘Enact Sharia Law’ | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson Warns Afghan Refugees Will Try To 'Enact Sharia Law'

Take heed evangelical Republicans, if Afghan refugees are allowed in this country, they will immediately try to implement Sharia law into America!!! 9/11! The Tarmac! Benghazi! Baby Parts! Solyndra! Fox News is always about keeping the white nationalists on edge. So Tucker Carlson is fearmongering over Afghan refugees trying to escape the Taliban. Tucker is practically a Grand Wizard in the KKK, what more do you expect from him?

Source: Tucker Carlson Warns Afghan Refugees Will Try To ‘Enact Sharia Law’ | Crooks and Liars

Why does he Hate our Freedoms? White Nationalist Extremist Tucker Carlson touts Orban’s Hungarian Fascism as better than America

Extreme white nationalist Tucker Carlson took his Fox Cable “News” show on the road to extreme white nationalist Hungary this week. It reminded me a little of when Stephen Colbert went to New Zealand and hung out with Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, except that both Colbert and Arden are very nice people (Colbert had me on his old “Colbert Report” once and couldn’t have been sweeter out of character) and both are democrats with a small “d.”

Source: Why does he Hate our Freedoms? White Nationalist Extremist Tucker Carlson touts Orban’s Hungarian Fascism as better than America

Fox is wary of Tucker Carlson’s NSA claims. That’s probably because he’s a huge liar. | Media Matters for America

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Carlson’s colleagues and bosses don’t seem to buy his NSA claims. No other Fox News or Fox Business program had mentioned his allegations since he first offered them last Monday, even as Carlson returned to the topic the following three nights. That is significant because Carlson is the face of the network and his program’s “reporting” often becomes grist for shows up and down the Fox lineup. Meanwhile, reporters asking Fox to comment on Carlson’s claims have come up empty. That silence is particularly extraordinary given that Carlson is alleging that the Biden administration is illegally targeting the network’s employee in order to destroy its 8 p.m. broadcast. If the Fox brass believed that was happening, they’d presumably shout it from the rooftops.

Source: Fox is wary of Tucker Carlson’s NSA claims. That’s probably because he’s a huge liar. | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson’s history of fearmongering about white replacement, genocide, and race war | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson anti-white maniaFlashing an “ANTI-WHITE MANIA” graphic on screen, Fox host Tucker Carlson declared on June 24 that something must be done “to save this country” from the scourge of critical race theory “before we become Rwanda.”

Source: Tucker Carlson’s history of fearmongering about white replacement, genocide, and race war | Media Matters for America

Sean Hannity fires opening salvo in Fox News civil war over Tucker Carlson’s “gutless” gossiping | Salon.com

Sean Hannity, left, and Tucker Carlson (Getty Images)

A civil war within the Fox News ranks broke out on Thursday evening, with host Sean Hannity melting down on-camera over reports fellow primetime star Tucker Carlson has spent years dishing to other media outlets about internal goings-on at the network. The drama started with a muckraking column from New York Times media columnist Ben Smith, outlining the ways Carlson has served as an important source for a wide variety of outlets that he’s spent years railing against publicly. “Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists ‘Animals'” the article’s headline reads. “He’s Also Their Best Source.”

Source: Sean Hannity fires opening salvo in Fox News civil war over Tucker Carlson’s “gutless” gossiping | Salon.com

Tucker Carlson and the rest of Fox News are attacking Gen. Mark Milley for opposing racism | Media Matters for America

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On Thursday night, Fox News prime-time host and leading network voice Tucker Carlson delivered a tirade against Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, following the general’s comments to the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday on the importance of understanding the historical and ongoing issues of racism in America, as well as the “white rage” that led to the January 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. “Mark Milley is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He didn’t get that job because he’s brilliant or because he’s brave or because the people who know him respect him. He is not, and they definitely don’t,” Carlson said, going on to describe Milley as “obsequious,” a “pig,” and “stupid.”

Source: Tucker Carlson and the rest of Fox News are attacking Gen. Mark Milley for opposing racism | Media Matters for America

Fox News’ critical race theory obsession | Media Matters for America

Fox became a pipeline for attacks on the study of systemic racism

In its ongoing 11 month smear of critical race theory, Fox News has mentioned the topic no less than 552 times. Fox’s coverage began in the summer of 2020, focusing on schools attempting to fold anti-racism teachings into their curricula. First, Fox’s opinion side hosted Christopher Rufo, an anti-civil rights activist who has targeted critical race theory, and ginned up controversy over purposeful misreadings of the approach — before the network’s self-described “news” side took over to report on state attempts to ban the study of systemic racism in classrooms. The network’s coverage steadily climbed in 2021 and featured a massive spike in April, with 235 mentions in that month alone.

Source: Fox News’ critical race theory obsession | Media Matters for America

Tucker Carlson touts ‘Replacement’ Conspiracy Theory; but his own Ancestor could have been Lynched

Tucker Carlson’s own family could easily be targeted by the hate he spews. Despite his WASP name and demeanor, Carlson is descended on his mother’s side from Cesar Maurice Lombardi (1845-1919), a Catholic Swiss Italian who immigrated to the United States during the big wave of 1850-1924.

Let us just recall that in 1891 some of New Orleans’ most upstanding and prominent citizens participated in one of the largest mass lynchings in US history, of 11 Italian-Americans. Tucker Carlson’s great-great grandfather could have been among the victims if he had immigrated to that city.

Source: Tucker Carlson touts ‘Replacement’ Conspiracy Theory; but his own Ancestor could have been Lynched

Are the Murdochs preparing to unleash Fox News on Australia?

https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.235%2C$multiply_1.0582%2C$ratio_1.5%2C$width_756%2C$x_203%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/q_86%2Cf_auto/b9a488476994208e94268926edb24983da896171Could the Murdochs be preparing to make right-wing US cable television station Fox News and its shows such as Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity available more broadly to Australians via a streaming service? Paperwork filed with at least one government agency suggests so.

Source: Are the Murdochs preparing to unleash Fox News on Australia?

Tucker Carlson shifts blame from white supremacists to Black people for rise in violence against Asian Americans | Media Matters for America

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On March 16, eight people, including six Asian women, were shot and killed by a gunman who embarked on a shooting spree through three Atlanta spas. Despite evidence that the gunman targeted Asian businesses, Tucker Carlson skipped over any attempt to inform the public of the events that took place or to memorialize the victims, instead diving straight into attacking anyone discussing the potential role of race in the attacks as divisive.

Tucker Carlson shifts blame from white supremacists to Black people for rise in violence against Asian Americans | Media Matters for America

Blame the Murdochs for Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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If you want to stop the Fox host, focus on the money behind him

Blame the Murdochs for Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Fox hosts attack the stock market for going up after passage of COVID relief

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Fox News absurdly claims it is unconstitutional for Congress to protect the right to vote

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Fox’s meltdown over Biden’s speech shows that it has nothing left but propaganda

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Tucker Carlson’s Pathetic Response To CNN Shredding His Racist Insurrection Denial | Crooks and Liars

Tucker Carlson’s Pathetic Response To CNN Shredding His Racist Insurrection Denial

Keilar mopped the floor Friday with Carlson’s effort to downplay the insurrection at the Capitol as “a political protest that got out of hand” and his attempt to make those who rightly labeled the insurrection as sedition the real villains. She also exposed Carlson’s racism with a devastating comparison of his tolerance for the MAGA violence with his condemnation of Black Lives Matter protests.

Tucker Carlson’s Pathetic Response To CNN Shredding His Racist Insurrection Denial | Crooks and Liars

‘I…I Am The Mainstream Media,’ Realizes Horrified Tucker Carlson Spiraling Live On Air

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WASHINGTON—Coming to the realization in front of millions of viewers during the broadcast of his show, a horrified Tucker Carlson stated, ‘I…I am the mainstream media’ Wednesday as he began spiraling live on air. “We’ve discovered evidence of rampant voter fraud, and the president has every right to call for an investigation even if the mainstream media thinks…” said Carlson, who trailed off, stared down at his shaking hands, and felt a sudden ringing in his ears as he looked back up and zeroed in on the production crew surrounding him. “The media says…wait. Those liars on TV will try to tell you…oh God. We’re the number-one program on cable news, aren’t we? Fox News…Fox ‘News.’ It’s the media. It’s me. This can’t be. No, no, no, no. Jesus Christ, I make $6 million a year. Get that camera off me!” At press time, Carlson had torn the microphone from his lapel and fled the set in panic.

‘I…I Am The Mainstream Media,’ Realizes Horrified Tucker Carlson Spiraling Live On Air

The wealthy benefactors and beneficiaries of Tucker Carlson’s “class war” | Media Matters for America

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Distortion of reality in the English speaking world is a formula and formula built on size no information and the power to be able to Just Do It (ODT

For all his paens to the middle class, Carlson’s show is propped up by its symbiotic relationships with a handful of extremely wealthy men. Fox honchos Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch have his back because they agree with his toxic rhetoric. Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, subsidizes the program with ads in order to build his own right-wing brand. And President Donald Trump turns to Carlson for advice while receiving political support from him. The Murdochs oversee a global media empire that has an outsized impact on the political dealings on three continents. The family made billions by selling parts of Fox’s parent company to Disney last year. Fox founder Rupert has owned an array of mansions along with a private plane and luxury yacht, while heir to the company Lachlan recently purchased a 25,000-square-foot Los Angeles estate for a record-breaking $150 million. Carlson is the Murdochs’ biggest star, garnering the largest audience in the history of cable news. And he does it by pushing the sort of hard-edged white nationalist messages they want. Rupert hand-picked Carlson, who had failed as a host on several other networks, for a prime-time Fox slot. And Lachlan reportedly wants Fox to be “unabashedly nationalist.” He also believes “Carlson’s overarching message on immigration [is] worth protecting,” according to CNN’s Brian Stelter’s new book Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth.

The wealthy benefactors and beneficiaries of Tucker Carlson’s “class war” | Media Matters for America

 

Trump supporters defend teen who killed protesters in Kenosha

Mass shooting have increased over 300% since Trump took office the majority by right wing Trumpsters

When Tucker Carlson set off a firestorm of criticism on Wednesday — by describing a 17-year-old Trump supporter who opened fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, killing two, as a well-meaning kid who decided he “had to maintain order” in the Democrat-run state because “no one else would” — the Fox News host was surfacing an idea that had already spread widely on the far-right.

Trump supporters defend teen who killed protesters in Kenosha

Tucker Carlson has said enough | Media Matters for America

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That bigoted content about race and immigration is why white nationalists love Carlson’s show and flock to his defense — they know that he is bringing their talking points, previously relegated to the fringe, into the homes of millions of Americans. David Duke, the former grand wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, tweeted just last week that Carlson should replace Vice President Mike Pence on the Republican ticket.

via Tucker Carlson has said enough | Media Matters for America

They’re Coming For Tucker Carlson Again. This Time They May Succeed, by Eric Striker – The Unz Review

In the defence of Tucker Carlson his rent boy Striker complains (ODT)

America’s most watched cable news show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, is on the brink of being canceled.

They’re Coming For Tucker Carlson Again. This Time They May Succeed, by Eric Striker – The Unz Review

Guess who said it: Tucker Carlson or a far-right shooter | Nathan Robinson | Opinion | The Guardian

‘Tucker Carlson’s rhetoric about non-white people has long been virtually identical to that of white supremacist terrorists in New Zealand and El Paso.’

Why has Carlson gone on holiday? To avoid the flack his bullshit caused and the number of advertisers lost.Even Andrew Bolt has dumbed down a little claiming he’s the victim. You shouldn’t be surprised to see them or simalr Murdoch men at CPAC Sydney (ODT)

The Fox New host’s nightly diatribes are making the US an ever more terrifying place for immigrants and people of color

Carlson’s rhetoric about non-white people has long been virtually identical to that of white supremacist terrorists in New Zealand and El Paso. Here, for example, is a passage from Carlson’s most recent book, on the topic of why “diversity” makes us weaker:

When confronted or pressed for details, [proponents of diversity] retreat into a familiar platitude, which they repeat like a zen koan: diversity is our strength. But is diversity our strength? The less we have in common, the stronger we are? Is that true of families? Is it true in neighborhoods or businesses? Of course not. Then why is it true of America? Nobody knows. Nobody’s even allowed to ask the question.

And here is an excerpt from the manifesto issued by the man who killed 51 people in a New Zealand mosque:

Why is diversity said to be our greatest strength? Does anyone even ask why? It is spoken like a mantra and repeated ad infinitum … But no one ever seems to give a reason why. What gives a nation strength? And how does diversity increase that strength? What part of diversity causes this increase in strength? No one can give an answer.

Guess who said it: Tucker Carlson or a far-right shooter | Nathan Robinson | Opinion | The Guardian