Tag: Victim

Tucker Carlson lists Trump’s coup plotters who he says should never be punished for anything, ever | Media Matters for America

Grainy photo of Tucker Carlson

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

A Coup against Trump? Or Trump’s Coup against the Rule of Law?

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Yes, yes, I know: the rule of law reflects the interests of the powerful. That principle was certainly on display in Brazil. But the rule of law also protects the weak against the predations of the strong. And in this brave new world that Trump presides over, this latter understanding of the rule of law is under siege. It can be seen in how the Trumps of the world are attacking the courts, attempting to roll back the gains of social movements in the area of human rights, and undermining a range of watchdog institutions.

If Trump wins in the Senate and then at the polls in 2020, he won’t just beat the impeachment rap. Like Putin in Russia, Viktor Orban in Hungary, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, and (so far) Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, he’ll have successfully destroyed the mechanisms that stand in the way of his absolutism.

via A Coup against Trump? Or Trump’s Coup against the Rule of Law?

Deconstructing Pauline Hanson’s ACA Interview – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Conclusion: The False Victim Narrative

Senator Hanson is, in a supreme irony, attempting to play the victim in order to distract from the fundamental political incompetence that she displayed in selecting her candidates. The media exposing these clowns as unfit for office is not, contrary to your victim narrative, kicking you in the guts. This rant was clearly not thought through (like much else that she says) and is even wrong on simple facts.

Three more years of this? Senate voting changes now!

via Deconstructing Pauline Hanson’s ACA Interview – » The Australian Independent Media Network