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There is nothing new or shocking about the video Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are touting (while foaming at the mouth) as “exclusive.” Carlson’s The Daily Caller, a paper run by and for the delusional teabagger sect of our society, seems to be more desperate than ever to paint the current president as some kind of angry black man, rather than the mild mannered, level headed Commander-in-Chief we know him as. The thing is, though, in trying to use the 2007 video, Carlson and Hannity have finally confirmed the racists we have long believed them to be.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=43436There is nothing new or shocking about the video Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are... more
By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 11:51 EDT
The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson launched another attack at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Hannity Monday evening.
Appearing on Fox’s panel discussion, Carlson’s latest outrage at the NAACP stemmed from its Martin County branch’s decision to cancel its Tuesday event and unitive Rep. Allen West (R-FL) from speaking after he insisted that “up to” 81 Democratic members of Congress were secretly Communists.
“The NAACP, storied history though it has, is a totally discredited group,” Carlson said. “And anyone that doesn’t think so doesn’t know much about the modern NAACP. It represents virtually no one. It’s bankrupt literally and morally. It’s an absurd fringe group and I don’t know why we pay any attention to what they think. We’re bullied into it because it was, at one point, a force for good.”
Carlson’s comments are the latest hostile statements he has said about the NAACP. In 2010, Carlson called the organization “totally discredited” and “pathetic.” He also labeled the NAACP a “sad joke that should be shut down” in 2007.
WATCH: Video from Fox News, which was broadcast on April 23, 2012.
"Hmmm, this is interesting, well to me at least, what do you Folks think???"By Andrew Jones Tuesday, April 24, 2012 11:51 EDT The Daily Caller’s Tucker... more
Motto: Trash The Victim - They asked for it. Say What?
The GOP Tea Party blogs are ruthless, and have no shame as they constantly comb the Internet looking for material to use in order to demonize those they feel profound hatred towards. We don't have Andrew Breitbart, any longer but his passing hardly made a dent in softening the bigotry of this group. They are out in force, trying to find evidence that a normal happy teenager, shot dead by a vigilante (who was out to kill something he believed was an abomination to his cozy, warped world of discrimination) was the evil one who deserved assassination. So many of us are outraged and saddened by this horrible event, but there are also many who wish to defend the perpetrator and condemn the victim. This makes visible, the fact that we live in a very sick culture. This is not new; it has been going on for many years. The only new thing here is the so called Tea Party goes by a different trademark today, they use to be called, back in the days of Jim Crow, “KKK” and although Tucker Carlson, Michelle Malkin and their ilk, would never identify themselves as Klu Klux Klan, they sure as hell, adhere to their same bigoted principals. thinkingblue
Bloggers Cherry-Pick From Social Media to Cast Trayvon Martin as a Menace
By ROBERT MACKEY
For the second time in a week, a conservative blog has published excerpts from what it described as a Twitter feed maintained by Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager who was shot and killed last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer patrolling a gated community.
The new blog post on the dead teenager’s social media account, which features an image of him making an obscene gesture and quotes from a message that includes an abbreviation for an obscenity, was posted on The Daily Caller, a site founded by Tucker Carlson, a conservative pundit, and Neil Patel, who once worked as an adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Like the site’s previous post on another Twitter feed apparently maintained by Trayvon Martin, the information published on Thursday seems to have been selected to reinforce the argument that the victim of the fatal shooting was a menacing figure who might plausibly have been mistaken for a criminal. That impression is reinforced by the fact that while the post mentions and links to what appears to be a MySpace account set up by Trayvon Martin in 2009, The Daily Caller’s editors chose not to display any of the many photographs posted there that show him in a far softer light: holding up a birthday cake with his name on it, fishing with his father, dressed in a suit for his prom, looking excited to inspect an aircraft engine. MORE HERE
Questions and more questions in the Trayvon Martin shooting
Meanwhile, a smear campaign against Martin is under way. It's conducted in part by the likes of Michelle Malkin, whose website Twitchy posted a purported photo of Trayvon in gangsta-style pose and Zimmerman in a suit. Twitchy bellyached about supposed media bias in not showing these photos of the men "because they convey a message that no one else wants to take into consideration." Just one problem: the photo of Trayvon wasn't Trayvon. That could have been resolved beforehand with a simple phone call or two, the kind of basic journalism that Malkin often rails about being absent. But presenting the truth wasn't what Twitchy's editors had in mind. On the contrary. FROM DAILY KOS click here for more http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/27/1078228/-Questions-and-more-questions-in-the-Trayvon-Martin-shooting-Motto: Trash The Victim - They asked for it. Say What? The GOP Tea Party blogs... more
Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren showed her junkyard dog mentality last night when she took Daily Caller editor and fellow conservative Tucker Carlson out to the Murdoch whipping shed over an article Carlson ran regarding the accusation that Sarah Palin slept with former NBA player Glen Rice.
http://veracitystew.com/2011/09/20/watch-greta-van-susteren-blows-a-fuse-on-television-video/Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren showed her junkyard dog mentality last night when... more
Tucker Carlson’s conservative news site comes under fire for not quoting Sarah Palin on Page One of a storySarah Palin enraged at Daily Caller for printing her side of story
Tucker Carlson: “I Think Personally [Michael Vick] Latest News Updates: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should be executed. Slow news week? Feh! says Fox News.Tucker Carlson: “I Think Personally [Michael Vick] Latest News Updates:... more
Tucker Carlson filled in for Sean Hannity Tuesday night on Fox News and made a shocking claim: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick should be executed.
Carlson led a panel discussion pegged to President Obama's recent phone call with the Eagles owner, in which he applauded the Eagles for giving Vick a second chance following his time in jail over his dogfighting scandal.
But Carlson is not as forgiving as Obama or the Eagles.
"I'm a Christian, I've made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances," Carlson said. "But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should've been executed for that. He wasn't, but the idea that the President of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs? Kind of beyond the pale."
Tucker Carlson claims to be a Christian and, like a lot of people, believes in 2nd chances for everybody except for Michael Vick. His inflammatory comments are actually creating a climate of hatred and racism in America. He's called for the death of Michael Vick. In 2010 we watched Juan Williams and Rick Sanchez both lose their jobs for making what some considered to be racially insensitive comments.They were fired immediately. Neither of the two, however, called for anyone to be put to death. Why shouldn't Tucker Carlson be fired from Fox News ?Tucker Carlson filled in for Sean Hannity Tuesday night on Fox News and made a... more
CNN's Rick Sanchez decided to go toe-to-toe with faux newser Jon Stewart and suffered the same fate as the last CNNer to do so - Tucker Carlson. However in the aftermath, we have a sort of "how many J-Words can dance on the tip of the tongue" argument brewing.CNN's Rick Sanchez decided to go toe-to-toe with faux newser Jon Stewart and... more
With all due respect to our Texan C&Lers, I've noticed a distinct lowering of intelligence as soon as the words "Texas State Board of Education" comes up. Add the name "Tucker Carlson" and well, let's face it, "willfully ignorant" is just about the kindest possible way to describe it. In case you hadn't heard the story, the Texas State Board of Education has decided that today's textbooks are disturbingly biased against Christians, what with that completely unfair inclusion of the Inquisition and Crusades and stubborn refusal to acknowledge Creationism as a valid science. Likewise (because you know those high-falutin' elitists who write the books have to be liberals), there just aren't enough mentions of Muslims being blood-thirsty 7th Century barbarians with only jihad on the brain. I tell you, no one is persecuted in this country as much as the poor Christians.
> The Texas State Board of Education will consider a resolution next week that would
> warn publishers not to push a "pro-Islamic, anti-Christian viewpoint" in world history
> textbooks, The Dallas Morning News reports.
> Members of the board's social conservative bloc sponsoring the resolution cautioned
> that "more such discriminatory treatment of religion may occur as Middle Easterners
> buy into the U.S. public school textbook oligopoly, as they are doing now."
> They offered no specific evidence of such investments, the newspaper says.
> The measure, The News reports, cites some books that are "implying that Christian
> brutality and Muslim loss of life are significant, but Islamic cruelty and Christian
> deaths are not."
Oh help me, Rhonda. There's no evidence that any of this is happening, but let's slap a sticker on my kid's textbook saying that the book she's supposed to be learning history--not hate, bigotry and revisionist crap--from is being too sympathetic to Muslims.With all due respect to our Texan C&Lers, I've noticed a distinct lowering of... more
Tucker Carlson launched his new conservative website, The Daily Caller, and is already offending the sensibilities of any reasonable reader. Good thing for him that he's not relying on reasonable readers for support but rather people with small minds that are enamoured with bow-ties.
One of the most prominent features is a column by Weekly Standard senior writer Matt Labash. The “Ask Matt Labash” column is supposed to be a funny “conversation.” Highlights from this week include jokes about how getting a traffic ticket is like being raped and Rachel Maddow is “the sexiest man alive”:
For those unfamiliar with me from my day job at The Weekly Standard, I’ll give you a capsule bio by way of introduction: I have the gift of wisdom. Does that sound arrogant? I’m sorry, that wasn’t my intention. I didn’t choose wisdom. It chose me. If I had my druthers, I’d have chosen another gift, perhaps the untold riches of Lil’ Wayne, whose teeth are made of actual diamonds, or to be the sexiest man alive, like Rachel Maddow. [...]
Pick three government programs you would eliminate. Why?
2. Legalized rape. What’s that you say? Rape isn’t sanctioned in this country? Then you must not live in a city with red-light or speed cameras, where it happens every day. Forget for a second that in one-fourth of all automated ticket cases, the ticketed car owner wasn’t the one actually driving the vehicle at the time of the infraction (what other crime-fighting technology do we consider reliable that nabs the wrong person 25 percent of the time?) Just as heinous is that every year, more and more municipal governments pretend that they plant these all-seeing menaces in the interest of “safety.” Yet every year, their revenues tend to increase from the very same technology. Meaning that the only deterrent effect the technology has is deterring your government from being honest about raping its own citizenry. If you’re going to slide me a roofie, Government, at least take me to dinner and a movie first.Tucker Carlson launched his new conservative website, The Daily Caller, and is already... more
From Gawker: Some employee of Grover Norquist's got drunk and bought a Snuggie, which is how 100% of Snuggie purchases happen, and then he brought it into work. The rest is history! Terrible internet history!
See Joe the Plumber, Tucker Carlson, and Andrew Breitbart, all looking ridiculous, wearing memes.From Gawker: Some employee of Grover Norquist's got drunk and bought a Snuggie,... more
Friday, being the finale of Tucker's show on MSNBC, who does he have on but good old Marion Barry...
Oh, cable news will not be the same without Tucker and his antics...Friday, being the finale of Tucker's show on MSNBC, who does he have on but good... more
A great moment from Tucker from the past week grilling Peev on her journalistic ethics...
Though very suspicious why MSNBC wants to hush Tucker's show off the air...A great moment from Tucker from the past week grilling Peev on her journalistic... more
Nooooo! Now the only time to catch him is when he drops in on Morning Joe at 3 am Pacific Time to banter with Morning Joe and Willie Geist about the previous day's news makers and whatnot... I blame Dan Abrams and his unnecessarily redundant obsession with Clinton v. Obama. Phil Griffin will rue the day Tucker got cancelled!Nooooo! Now the only time to catch him is when he drops in on Morning Joe at 3 am... more
Tucker Carlson explains how The American Press have become complicit with people of power.
Illustrating that point as vividly as anything I can recall, MSNBC’s Tucker Carlson had Peev on his show last night and angrily criticized her publication of Power’s remarks. Carlson upbraided Peev for her lack of deference to someone as important as Power, and Peev retorted by pointing out exactly what that attitude reflects about Carlson and the American press generally (via LEXIS; h/t Mike Stark):
CARLSON: What — she wanted it off the record. Typically, the arrangement is if someone you’re interviewing wants a quote off the record, you give it to them off the record. Why didn’t you do that?
PEEV: Are you really that acquiescent in the United States? In the United Kingdom, journalists believe that on or off the record is a principle that’s decided ahead of the interview. If a figure in public life.
PEEV: Someone who’s ostensibly going to be an advisor to the man who could be the most powerful politician in the world, if she makes a comment and decides it’s a bit too controversial and wants to withdraw it immediately after, unfortunately if the interview is on the record, it has to go ahead.
CARLSON: Right. Well, it’s a little.
PEEV: I didn’t set out in any way, shape.
CARLSON: Right. But I mean, since journalistic standards in Great Britain are so much dramatically lower than they are here, it’s a little much being lectured on journalistic ethics by a reporter from the “Scotsman,” but I wonder if you could just explain what you think the effect is on the relationship between the press and the powerful. People don’t talk to you when you go out of your way to hurt them as you did in this piece.
Don’t you think that hurts the rest of us in our effort to get to the truth from the principals in these campaigns?
PEEV: If this is the first time that candid remarks have been published about what one campaign team thinks of the other candidate, then I would argue that your journalists aren’t doing a very good job of getting to the truth. Now I did not go out of my way in any way, shape or form to hurt Miss Power. I believe she’s an intelligent and perfectly affable woman. In fact, she’s — she is incredibly intelligent so she — who knows she may have known what she was doing.
She regretted it. She probably acted with integrity. It’s not for me to decide one way or the other whether she did the right thing. But I did not go out and try to end her career.
Credit to Tucker Carlson for being so (unintentionally) candid about the lowly, subservient role of the American press with regard to “the relationship between the press and the powerful.” A journalist should never do anything that “hurts” the powerful, otherwise the powerful won’t give access to the press any longer. Presumably, the press should only do things that please the powerful so that the powerful keep talking to the press, so that the press in turn can keep pleasing the powerful, in an endless, symbiotic, mutually beneficial cycle. Rarely does someone who plays the role of a “journalist” on TV so candidly describe their real function. For anyone who wants to dismiss Carlson as some buffoon who is unrepresentative of journalists generally, I would refer them to the testimony at the Lewis Libby trial of the mighty, revered Tim Russert, Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News:
When I talk to senior government officials on the phone, it’s my own policy — our conversations are confidential. If I want to use anything from that conversation, then I will ask permission.
Tucker Carlson explains how The American Press have become complicit with people of... more
finally, some actual, balanced, elevated, sophisticated debate and discourse on Real Time.
It has been a long time since I've seen a conservative really call Maher on his sh!t.
In this clip, Tucker makes a great point about how Bill (and liberals (current?contributors)) take relentless, vicious, cheap, personal shots at republicans .....just like the gop-minded(backed?) pundits do toward the dems.
It just seems soooo counterproductive to debate/draw attention to anything other than the issues at hand.
I love Bill's show just as much as the rest of the current libs....but not half as much as I did back when he was on network tv and showed more of his conservative streak....
I think the hollywood/LA scene has totally polarized/jaded his opinions and rendered an otherwise beacon of truth and sensibility.....useless??delusive? ineffective!!
His show has pretty much descended into a partisan love fest (kind of like a certain tv network....) I hope this episode is a swing back to the good old days of Politically Incorrect when fair, balanced, HELPFUL discussion reigned supreme.
next part of this convo: (warning there is some adult language in this clip (not for the kids))
you can find the rest of this show on the internets / youtubes...or better yet, watch it via appropriate? channels.
related: I hope you guys do away with the "I support this / I don't support this" paradigm on the site BEFORE it goes public...especially for the "viewpoints" they are not campaigns, politicians, or referendums.
talk about further polarizing your audience and the population...wow...outrageous.. what about the f-ing grey areas?! ugh.. what good could possibly come out of this?
If current insists on maintaining some type of primitive voting system..please at least add a yellow light option....or use your collective imaginations....
i'm sure you'll come up with something amazing..as always
finally, some actual, balanced, elevated, sophisticated debate and discourse on Real... more