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(11-14-2018, 01:47 PM)huntertarantino Wrote: [ -> ]Fox News’ main Twitter feed hasn’t posted an article in six days.

The network is boycotting Twitter in solidarity with Tucker Carlson:

Quote:Fox News continued its Twitter boycott for a fourth day on Monday in an apparent attempt to protest how the social media platform handled tweets surrounding a recent rally against Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Both the network’s main Twitter account as well as the accounts of some of its hosts remained silent Monday. However, other hosts and show accounts continued to tweet.

Fox News last tweeted on Thursday, and a number of accounts associated with the network stopped tweeting Thursday or Friday as well. The company hasn’t released any official statement over its Twitter absence, and a spokesperson declined to comment.

Multiple outlets reported over the weekend that the Twitter break was to protest the social media company’s slow response to requests to delete tweets that contained Carlson’s home address. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
Shouldn't a protest take away something you actually want instead of giving it to you?
If their protest keeps Russian trolls away from posts and diverted to other places, it’s done, um, something right.
People listen to this stuff everyday:

Quote:Lou Dobbs: "We are watching, you know, millions of illegal immigrants cross our borders, and many of them voting in the past election that's what, just a couple weeks ago, and having immense impact"
I am at a restaurant that had a couple of television. It used to be tuned to CNN, but the owners recognized the clientele of East Tennessee and switch to Fox years ago.

I just watched one of the co hosts of The Five, in the closing minutes of the show, publicly shame the big guy who sat in front of her at some Broadway show over the weekend. She had taken a photo and even recounted her conversation with the man's wife as the Fox personality complained to her.

God damn. Petty motherfuckers. Seriously, you have god damn tv money and you are using that platform to rant about the man who cannot shrink any farther in his seat.

All I can hope is that the arc of justice is long and that when the uprising comes she suffers the fate of old Foulon.
FYI, we are now on Day 19 of Fox News’ and Fox News Politics” Twitter hunger strike.
Have they made any public statement of why their accounts are silent yet?
Filling in for Tucker Carlson recently, Mark Steyn called Jamal Khashoggi "a dead so-called journalist" and a "Deep State Saudi spook."

Quote:Filling on for Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, conservative commentator and Camp of the Saints superfan Mark Steyn dismissed murder Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi as a “so-called journalist” while stating he was really a member of the “Deep State.”

Welcoming on far-right nationalist and Brexi champion Nigel Farage, Steyn and his guest discussed President Donald Trump’s decision to side with the Saudi royal family and Crown Prince Mahommed bin Salman despite MBS’s involvement in the grisly killing of Khashoggi. After Farage noted that the United States should probably be doing and saying more, Steyn wanted to make a point about Khashoggi.

“We should also be clear, too,” Steyn declared. “Khashoggi is being presented as a hero of journalism. He’s probably going to be Time Magazine’s Man of the Year just because he is a dead so-called journalist.”

He added, “But in fact, he was kind of a Deep State Saudi spook who just happened to fall out with the royal family. In a sense, it’s different sets of bad guys we’re arguing about when we’re talking about Saudi Arabia.”

After Steyn’s smear on Wednesday night, a Fox News guest on Friday morning took a similar approach, insisting that Khashoggi wasn’t a journalist and that the Washington Post was culpable in his murder by publishing his writing. 
But can he do Tucker's trademark, "Post-lobotomy stare"???
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt was allowed to approve Fox News show scripts and dictate interview questions on the network:

Quote:Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was clearly taken aback last year when occasional Fox & Friends fill-in host Ed Henry grilled him about a number of ethical scandals facing his administration.

And Pruitt had a good reason to be surprised. In past interviews with President Trump’s favorite cable-news show, the then-EPA chief’s team chose the topics for interviews, and knew the questions in advance. 

In one instance, according to emails revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Sierra Club and reviewed by The Daily Beast, Pruitt’s team even approved part of the show’s script.
(11-27-2018, 11:44 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt was allowed to approve Fox News show scripts and dictate interview questions on the network:

And he was such an idiot he still couldn't keep his job. Hilarious!
Fox Nation, Fox' online streaming channel, sure looks like shit:
Kid Rock on "Fox & Friends" said, "We can disagree and still be cordial with one another."

Thirty seconds later, he said this:

Quote:'Screw that Joy Behar bitch'

The crowd loved it.  He said he was joking, then said he wouldn't apologize for the sentiment.

I hate talking about Kid Rock, but we are currently living in his version of America.
The people who suck still suck. They will probably continue sucking. Shun them like the lepers they are, and don't give them attention.
Well, if we're going to ignore Kid Rock, this is a good way to start:

Quote:Musician Kid Rock was replaced as grand marshal in the Nashville, Tenn., Christmas parade following an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Friday in which he called Joy Behar a “bitch.”

Bryan Lewis, the attorney for Steve Smith, Kid Rock’s business partner, told Variety Friday that Kid Rock would still attend the parade even though James Shaw Jr., the Nashville man who wrestled a rifle from a gunman at a local Waffle House in late April, was appointed as his replacement.
So, how is Fox covering the election fraud story in North Carolina?  Well, it's not for the most part, but, when it did, this was the way it was framed:

Quote:Fascinating to watch Fox navigate North Carolina 9. Ignored totally on their opinion/most shows. How they introduced it on one of their news programs: "The left has long said there's no problem with voter fraud, so why are they changing their tune now."

1. It's election fraud, not voter fraud.

2.  Ugh.
Imagine being so dumb that Brian Kilmeade has to correct you:

Quote:Jesse Watters ordinarily doesn’t encounter much pushback from the occupant of the far-right chair on The Five — normally Greg Gutfeld. But on Monday, with Brian Kilmeade filling in, Watters met some resistance after making an outlandish, false claim.

In the opening segment of Monday’s Five, Watters parroted the words of President Donald Trump — who tweeted “NO COLLUSION” following last Friday’s release of the Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort memos.

“It is interesting…that now they’re not trying to go after [Trump] for collusion or obstruction,” Watters said. “Now it’s just the campaign finance violation.”

Kilmeade did not allow the bizarre claim to go unchallenged.

“They’re doing both,” Kilmeade promptly said. “They’re doing both, though.”

Friday’s latest filing from special counsel Robert Mueller indicated that Michael Cohen offered a Russian national “political synergy” — a term that would seem to indicate that collusion is still very much in play as part of the probe. 
Video at the link:

Quote:Mark Steyn: Barack Obama is an African-American but he has nothing to do with the black slave experience or civil rights. 

Tucker: Right

Steyn: He is black just because his father happened to be a British subject born in colonial Kenya
Tucker Carlson lost some more sponsors recently after another racist tirade against immigration, and he responded tonight:

Quote:On Monday night, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson used a portion of his show to respond to the critics calling on advertisers to abandon his program because of his controversial remarks about immigration.

Pacific Life and other companies pulled their commercials from Carlson’s show last week amid a public outcry over a remark in which he said that illegal immigrants are making America “poorer and dirtier and more divided.” 

Carlson, on Monday night, shilled for President Donald Trump‘s border wall and slammed the commander-in-chief’s critics at the top of his show. Then, in the second segment, he directly addressed his detractors.

The Fox host referenced interviews he conducted with Tijuana delegate Genaro Lopez about the disorder caused by the Central American migrant caravan as he doubled down on his previous comments — while bashing media and political critics who accuse migration skeptics of racism.

“A lot of people profiting from the policy don’t want the rest of us to think about it too much, they just want us to mouth the empty platitudes and move on. ‘Nothing to see here, shut up and go away.’ Those who won’t shut up get silenced. You’ve seen it a million times, it happens all the time. The enforcers scream ‘racist’ on Twitter, until everyone gets intimidated and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction. It’s a tactic, a well worn one…and it won’t work with the show, we’re not intimidated. We plan to say what’s true until the last day.”
Here's hoping that last day is soon, Tucko!
The only story about Tucker Carlson I want to read is one which includes the phrase "there were no survivors." That guy sucks shit.
(12-18-2018, 10:13 AM)Mangy Wrote: [ -> ]The only story about Tucker Carlson I want to read is one which includes the phrase "there were no survivors." That guy sucks shit.

People like Carlson and his ilk are the one I hope one day are featured in headlines like this one from Garth Ennis's Hitman:

Greg Gutfeld defended his network being the main apparatus where Trump gets his policy cues from:

Quote:Greg Gutfeld offered a defense of President Donald Trump making policy based on the advice he hears from Fox News and conservative talk radio, claiming such outlets have their “finger on the pulse of America.”

On The Five Juan Williams criticized Trump for taking cues from talk radio over the shutdown showdown. The president pulled a 180 on wall funding this week after Fox News, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh loudly protested the short-term funding bill that did not include money for the wall.

“It seems like Donald Trump hears something on Fox News or hears something on talk radio, and that influences his opinion,” Gutfeld said. “You can argue in a way, what he does — and I believe this as somebody who sits here and tries to think about the audience — that what he’s getting a signal from, is what do Americans want.”

“And he gets that from talk radio. He gets it from Fox News. We represent millions of people. So it’s not like ‘Oh I heard Ann Coulter say this, or I heard Jesse say this, or I heard Tucker said this. It’s more like: They have their finger on the pulse of America.”

“But in America, the polls are clear, Americans don’t want this wall!” Williams protested.

“Not true Juan,” Watters shot back.

Latest polling averages from FiveThirtyEight have approval for Trump’s wall hovering around 40% (not great). Most Americans (57%) said they wanted Trump to compromise on the wall to prevent gridlock.
For the first time since the year 200, MSNBC beat Fox News in the weekly cable news ratings:

Quote:MSNBC ended the week of Dec. 21st with the #1 cable news ratings on television, beating Fox News for the first time in 17 years. For the Monday through Friday leading up to the Christmas holiday, MSNBC averaged 1.558 million total viewers, while Fox averaged 1.541 million and CNN averaged 975,000. It was the first time MSNBC finished first for a week since September 2000. It was also the fourth week in a row that MSNBC beat Fox News in the 8-11 p.m. primetime hours in both total viewers and the 25-54 news demo. The Rachel Maddow Show was the most-watched cable news program of the week with over 3.2 million total viewers (compared to about 2.3 million for Sean Hannity). The long-awaited MSNBC ratings victory comes amidst a coordinated advertiser boycott of Tucker Carlson’s primetime Fox News show after the host claimed immigrants make America “dirtier.”
The year 200?

Holy shit!
It certainly seems like it!
(12-26-2018, 10:53 PM)bradito Wrote: [ -> ]The year 200?

Holy shit!

Yeah Fox had one hell of a run.
Back then Fox News headlines were pretty similar:

Jesus Crucified by Romans Revealed as Fake News!

Commodus: Dictator for Life?... or Longer?

Empire Explains that Hadrian's Wall will keep us Safe from Barbarian Hordes Forever.
Farsight was there at the beginning!
It seems like only last week Tucker Carlson was calling Trump incompetent, and now this? What a tease.
He meant Trump was incompetent because he wasn't trolling the libs hard enough. Tucker must be happy as a claim right now.
Tomi Lahren tweeted a racist hoax that suggested Elizabeth Warren had a racist decoration in her kitchen, and you immediately have to wonder what parts of the Internet she frequents to see this stuff:

Quote:Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren shared a hoax on Twitter this afternoon suggesting that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a racist decoration in her kitchen.

The image Lahren tweeted first circulated among conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters online, who shared the image on Reddit, Twitter, 4Chan and Facebook over the past few days, where Trump supporters have been obsessively picking apart a video that Warren shared on New Year’s Eve announcing she had launched an exploratory committee in anticipation of running for president in 2020.

Needless to say, a few seconds of inspection reveals that the shape of Warren’s kitchen decoration does not match the image of the racist caricature included in the side-by-side image.

Lahren shared the image this afternoon but deleted her tweet less than three minutes after sharing it.
Fox and Friends put up a graphic that stated RBG had died.

She did not die. She's alive and well.