As the world is thanking Jacinda Ardern profoundly for her 14 years in New Zealand’s Parliament and more than five as prime minister, a large number of white male scribes have joined in a frenzy of extraordinarily bitter attacks. Alan Austin reports on her economic performance.
Source: Michael West Media – investigative journalists – always independent
America’s own in-house Tokyo Rose coming to you as the gift you pay for on Murdoch’s own Fox News. America’s own Self-Hate News Channel promises Murdoch’s if you don’t hate the USA now they’ll guarantee to make you hate the nation and love Putin
Fox “news” liar and Russian state television’s favorite propagandist was at it again immediately following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s address to Congress, accusing him of waging “war against Christianity.”
Source: Tucker Carlson Does Putin’s Bidding Lying About Zelensky Waging ‘War Against Christianity’ | Crooks and Liars
A year ago, Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s January 6 “false flag” conspiracy theories roiled the network. His Patriot Purge special, which portrayed the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol as righteous patriots and the federal government’s response as a pretextual “purge aimed at legacy Americans,” created a media firestorm and had some of Fox’s most high-profile veterans telling executives he had gone too far.
Source: Misinformer of the Year: Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America
Japan had Tokyo Rose Russia has Moscow’s Tucker for supper
Tokyo Rose (alternative spelling Tokio Rose) was a name given by Allied troops in the South Pacific during World War II to all female English-speaking radio broadcasters of Japanese propaganda.
Her German counterpart was Axis Sally, played by an American woman who was born in Portland in 1900.
‘ Axis Sally’ Is Found Guilty; Sentence on Treason Delayed; Jury, Deliberating More Than 17 Hours, Convicts Her for Participating in Nazi Broadcast to Discourage 1944 Invasion LEAVING COURT AFTER TREASON CONVICTION AXIS SALLY’ FOUND GUILTY OF TREASON
There are few things more grotesque than watching Tucker Carlson rail against Ukraine’s effort to defend itself against the Russian invasion, repeating almost verbatim what you hear on KremlinTV. In most countries, Carlson’s naked propaganda on behalf of Russia would be banned from the airwaves. “Zelensky is far closer to Lenin than to George Washington. He is a dictator…A dangerous authoritarian who has $100 billion in U.S. tax dollars to erect a one-party police state in Ukraine,” spewed Russian puppet Tucker Carlson.
Source: Putin’s Puppet Throws A Fit Over Zelensky Being Named Time’s Person Of The Year | Crooks and Liars
Tucker Carlson standards are set and approved by by Lachlan Murdoch and News Corp. Otherwise he’d simply not be there.
here’s a telling example involving Tucker Carlson, the Fox News prime-time host who stands above all others as the face of that network.
While other networks were carrying Biden’s speech on Thursday, Carlson lashed out at him, then mischaracterized the remarks to his viewers as the president claiming “anyone who disagrees with him is a threat to the country.” Based on that false characterization, Carlson termed Biden’s remarks “very dangerous,” “totally immoral,” and “truly nuts and threatening to the future of the United States.”
Carlson was still using his fabricated version of Biden’s comments to frighten and anger his viewers five nights later. On Tuesday, he lashed out at cable news commentators who had praised the speech.
Source: A case study in hypocrisy from Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America
As long as Carlson plays the role of Trump in Media he’s Murdoch’s man, his sock-puppet, and is paid well for it.
It’s worth underlining at the outset that claims by the DOJ, FBI, and police should be treated with skepticism in all cases, including those below. But that’s not what Carlson was doing in his Wednesday segment. He was manufacturing a narrative out of whole cloth that the DOJ is in reality a secret police force bent on repressing and persecuting conservatives. Both historically and currently, the opposite is true. Police at the local and federal level are far more likely to infiltrate, investigate, and prosecute leftist activists than conservatives. But Carlson wants to convince his viewers they’re a persecuted, oppressed group to justify their grievances and stoke election denialism.
Source: Tucker Carlson lists Trump’s coup plotters who he says should never be punished for anything, ever | Media Matters for America
Looking for blame in all the wrong places is looking to distract from reality and it’s Murdoch and Carlson intent
“Oh, so the lockdowns dramatically increase the incidence of mental illness among young people and in 10 days, we’ve seen two mass shootings by mentally ill young people. Could there be a connection?” he asked. “Now, that’s not finger-pointing. It’s not to blame [Dr. Anthony] Fauci for yesterday’s shooting. We’re not that low. We’re not Joe Biden. But if people are becoming mentally ill because they’re disconnected from others, what can we do to connect them to others and thereby reduce the incidence of mental illness? That’s a real conversation.”
Source: Tucker Carlson Has a New Baffling Conspiracy Theory About the Uvalde School Massacre and It Somehow Involves COVID Lockdowns | The Smirking Chimp
CPAC Hungary offered a terrifying glimpse of this country’s future, if right-wing media have their way
Source: Fox News host Tucker Carlson has a dangerous friend in Hungary’s Viktor Orban | Media Matters for America
While some Independent media explained how Skye News in Australia motivated the Christchurch mass shooter mainstream media didn’t. Nevertheless, Andrew Bolt stopped any commentary for some 4 days why was that? The guests on his program were certainly named as “influencers” by the shooter himself. But wasn’t Bolt the biggest of all of them by giving them a platform and acting as a recruiter for the ult-Right? When this occurs Murdoch Media seems to have the same global policy. When the shit hits the fan go silent and then after a few days den and make out you’re the victim. Flip it.
While some major news organizations explained in detail how the Fox News host spread the false, racist theory that motivated the alleged Buffalo mass shooter, ABC, CBS, and NBC did not
Source: Tucker Carlson’s role in mainstreaming the racist “great replacement” theory went unmentioned by corporate broadcast news | Media Matters for America
In Australia, Murdoch allows Andrew Bolt to promote violence. He wrote that he wished young white Christians had the same commitment the Barcelona bombers had in fighting for their beliefs, to their deaths. In fact,Bolt called Australian youth “gutless” for their lack of fight. If that wasn’t a clarion call to violence what is? Had a Muslim done the same or an Indigenous Australian they’d have been arrested for incitement.
We saw the expression on Bolt’s face when two pranksters glittered him. It was full of potential GBH on Bolt’s part while a joke on the two young men trying to escape his reaction. Yet, the story was spun to make Bolt look like the hero/victim crying ANTFA ANTIFA in his defense. Who and where is that mysterious “terrorist” organization ANTIFA today that organization that Bolt couldn’t identify the leaders of back then, but said was a fully-fledged “organization” like ISIS among us.
He’s been little more than Newscorp’s foghorn blowhard influencer, and recruiter for the Australian Right. Just as Tucker Carlson is at Head Office Fox News, Fox Corp in America. This shooting in Buffalo had the same characteristics as the NZ massacre where the shooter’s hero was Brett Cotteral a regular guest on Andrew Bolt’s shows and promoted by him as a great modern-day Australian patriot.
Carlson, meanwhile, has been at the forefront of popularizing various often contradictory conspiracy theories, mostly intended to portray the Jan. 6 insurrectionists as noble patriots and lambaste any Republican who dares say otherwise. While these GOP leaders and media personalities are generally careful to avoid direct calls for violence, their overall message of sympathy and support for right-wing terrorism is undeniable. So Saturday’s mass shooting in Buffalo, while horrifying, is really no surprise.
Source: Mass shooting in Buffalo: Tucker Carlson and other right-wing conspiracy theorists share the blame | Salon.com
After an explosive NY Times series detailed Carlson’s racist propaganda, Murdoch declined to mention Carlson – while praising other Fox personalities
Source: Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch touts Fox’s success — without mentioning Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America
As the war in Ukraine worsens, their claims get more outlandish and more brazen. Skabeeva, not exactly the most objective host, has taken to calling Fox’s Tucker Carlson a friend, saying “Our acquaintance, the host of Fox News Tucker Carlson, obviously has his own interests—but lately, more and more often, they’re in tune with our own.” In that respect at least, she’s not lying.
Source: Russian Brazenly Claims: U.S. Most Easily Manipulated Country In The World | Crooks and Liars
OMG gamergate employed the strategies Carlson copies today. They did it to dis feminists, in the gaming community back in 2008. Steve Bannon applied the same strategies and linked them to e-zine Breitbart and then in 2017 along came QAnon who adopted the same tactics and applied them to conspiracy message boards where fact based narratives weren’t needed only attack “swarms” were.
Should we be surprised that devotees like Alex Jones’s Info Wars,Bannon and Murdoch linked up and applied the same tactics to their business models? Trump certainly loved the “swarm” and the gift given him by Bannon and became a Twitter devotee. Moderate ex-Republicans like the Lincoln Project claim the Right-Wing have adopted and applied the theories of Cultural Marxism to bring down American Democracy.Where if you change the cultural narrative and you’ll change the course of politics. Marshal McCluhan predicted it in the 70s and it’s digital age on steroids, psychos have taken control of the message and facts aren’t necessary. It’s why Bannon has been called a Leninist by once Republicans and now anti-Trumpists the Lincoln Project. The simply want to bring down the structure of government in America. So shouldn’t Murdoch, Carlson Ingraham and Fox News be too? Along with Bannon, Trump and and a cast of others they gave birth to “Fake News”. Murdoch made opinion, factless narrative and called it News and it’s why Tucker Carlson is now Putin’s boy and a 5th columnist in the USA today.
The Left simply don’t own the technology and seem to have had the rug pulled out from under them. Where are ANTIFA,the BLM the real Woke critics of systemic oppression in America? They have been drowned out their voice stolen by the swarm of white, nationalist, racists,and conspiracy fruit cakes who like Tucker Carlson echo reverse victimhood mega cultural conspiracies like pizzagate as truth rather than any fact based news and reality.
Sorry, Tuckums, but if you don’t like being viewed as an enemy of America, you need to stop acting like one. And that’s not just about Russia, either. You can watch #TraitorTucker Carlson lash out at Americans but fail to distance himself from Kremlin propaganda below, from the March 14, 2022 Tucker Carlson Tonight. Underneath is David Corn discussing the Kremlin memos, from MSNBC’s March 14, 2022 The ReidOut.
Source: Tucker Carlson Plays Victim After Deemed ‘Essential’ To Russia Propaganda – NewsHounds
On March 3, as Russian military forces bombed Ukrainian cities as part of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of his neighbor, the Kremlin sent out talking points to state-friendly media outlets with a request: Use more Tucker Carlson. “It is essential to use as much as possible fragments of broadcasts of the popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who sharply criticizes the actions of the United States [and] NATO, their negative role in unleashing the conflict in Ukraine, [and] the defiantly provocative behavior from the leadership of the Western countries and NATO towards the Russian Federation and towards President Putin, personally,” advises the 12-page document written in Russian. It sums up Carlson’s position: “Russia is only protecting its interests and security.” The memo includes a quote from Carlson: “And how would the US behave if such a situation developed in neighboring Mexico or Canada?”
Source: Leaked Kremlin Memo to Russian Media: It Is “Essential” to Feature Tucker Carlson – Mother Jones
“When you deal with such a dishonest propagandist—and that is what he is—there’s nothing you can take out of context, because none of it is real,” Stewart said. “He’s admitted when he’s cornered, he lies. It’s all a game and a performance. I mean, honestly, I have no idea what the fuck that guy believes, truly.” That goes for the whole network and its chairman Rupert Murdoch, who Stewart says is “trying to destroy the fabric of this country.” “I don’t know if it’s ideological or he just thinks, this is where the money is.
But how somebody can in good conscience put a shithead like that on television every night to say those types of things, that’s where the responsibility lies in my mind,” Stewart said. And now, for your edification, here’s Stewart telling Carlson who he was 18 years ago. The pinhead has only gotten worse since.
Source: Tucker Carlson Has a Hard Time Dealing with the Fact That His Second-favorite Dictator Is a Monster | The Smirking Chimp
Fox News poobahs have has a long history of sexual harassment of female staff, and the organization was fined $1 million for it last year. I once described the mandatorily blonde Fox News female anchors as “not so much hired as trafficked.” So Carlson’s objectification of the congresswoman is par for the course at a Murdoch news property.
Carlson seems to have been on the verge, as he frothed at the mouth, of slipping into German and of shouting “Kinder, Küche, Kirche” (children, kitchen, church!)– the Nazi ideal for women. At least June Cleaver, the fictional mother and housewife of the 1950s situation comedy, “Leave it to Beaver,” cooked meals and raised children and went to church.
Source: Tucker Carlson lets slip that “Whiteness” is scam as he targets AOC for Race-Baiting and Sexual Harassment
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Flashing 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
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
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
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’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
Could 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?
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
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