Tag: Tucker Carlson

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

Tucker Carlson with Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch

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

Tucker Carlson and his billionaire benefactors

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.

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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