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(11-26-2019, 12:30 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]Between Sen. Kennedy pretending to believe the Ukrainian conspiracy theory about the country interfering in the 2016 election and this spiel from Carlson, the Russian takeover of the Republican Party is pretty much complete:

Quote:Tucker: "Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? I'm serious. Why shouldn't I root for Russia? Which by the way I am."

Video at the link.

Carlson eventually said he was "joking" about rooting for Russia in its war against Ukraine.  Then, he said this tonight:

Quote:Tucker: I should say for the record that I’m totally opposed to these sanctions and I don’t think we should be at war with Russia and I think we should take the side of Russia if we have to choose between Russia and Ukraine
When people who aren't funny say they're joking, they're not joking.
I think this comment gives Fox News personalities too much credit. They don’t care at all:

Conservatives sure are easy to fleece:

Quote:Before hosting a Fox News primetime show, Laura Ingraham was a famous radio host, often referred to as “the most-listened-to woman in America on political talk radio.” But late last year, citing “family life,” the conservative pundit dropped her three-hour-long daily show for a podcast. 

A year later, that podcast seems to have quietly disappeared. But Ingraham is still charging listeners for it.

Upon launch, the podcast—produced by PodcastOne, a division of Courtside Entertainment Group, which had aired her radio show since 2013—was set to broadcast three times a week and the show’s description leaned heavily into Ingraham’s status as a conservative talk-radio icon: “You loved her hugely successful radio show and now you can join Laura Ingraham three days a week as she covers politics, pop culture and media bias. And don’t worry—as always, she'll still bring you hard-hitting guests and take your calls.”

Nine months into the show’s existence, Ingraham’s podcast schedule began to slow down: Her broadcast on Sept. 30, featuring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discussing impeachment, appears to have been her final one.

And yet, on her official website, Ingraham has continued advertising and selling auto-renewable $49.95/year subscriptions for a podcast that apparently no longer exists.

A source close to Ingraham told The Daily Beast in mid-October that they were informed an announcement about the podcast was imminent and that the show would be “coming back.” However, weeks later, no such announcement has been made. It is now more than two months since the last new episode.

Ingraham and her podcast’s executive producer did not respond to The Daily Beast’s multiple requests for comment.
Jeez, I won't even cough up a buck for a podcast's Patreon.

Because I am a cheapskate!
I should laugh, but how many Thanksgiving dinners had similar comments?

Quote:TRUMP on House Dems' impeachment report: "I saw it & it's a joke. Everybody is saying it. And I watched reviews. I watched Sean Hannity, I watched Laura Ingraham, I watched Tucker Carlson, I watched a lot of other legal scholars, frankly ... Alan Dershowitz, & many more"

Video at the link.
Here's Hannity lamenting on "old" Howard Stern who would've supported Trump in his view:

Quote:Sean Hannity was none too pleased with Howard Stern’s interview of Hillary Clinton — which aired Wednesday. 

In a few scathing barbs on Wednesday night’s Hannity, the host went after Stern — going so far to suggest that Stern sold out in a late-career reinvention. 

“Stern [asked Clinton] — this is a little ironic — did Lindsey Graham sell his soul? The guy I grew up listening to, Howard Stern, to me, would have supported Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton. And probably wouldn’t be at Hamptons polo matches and parties.”

After playing a brief clip from the interview, Hannity renewed his criticism of the legendary shock jock. 

“Not sure why Howard hates Trump and loves her,” Hannity said. “Makes no sense. That’s not the guy I grew up listening to.”
Trump's got a goddamn golden toilet and Hannity's mocking Stern for going to the Hamptons?
I see we're now putting Nick Fuentes' buddies on Fox:

Quote:Tucker's guest Pete D'Abrosca in going full gr*yper. This is Tucker Carlson directly laundering white nationalist propaganda and talking points to mainstream audiences.
omg can u imagine?!?!?

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What deep state?

*this article's a few days old*

Quote:Suddenly, it appears the U.S. intelligence community is back in good standing over at Fox News.

Since Trump’s election, an inescapably common refrain of the president and his biggest boosters in conservative media has been to rail against the “deep state.” The Russian election interference probe, they’ve repeatedly said, was nothing more than a coup or disinformation campaign perpetrated by the anti-Trump intelligence community.

Over the past 24 hours, however, incessant Fox griping over “deep state” suddenly went quiet, replaced by sober pleas that—when it comes to the info allegedly justifying Trump’s ordered airstrike killing Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani—the U.S. intelligence community’s findings should be heeded and taken seriously as unimpeachably correct information.

Immediately after the Pentagon confirmed U.S. responsibility for the strike, claiming it “was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans,” Fox News host Sean Hannity—perhaps the most well-known “deep state” critic in media—heaped praise upon the intelligence community.

“The ability of the military, our intelligence community, the State Department, and the president making the call, very quickly, you know, understood that the Iranian forces on the ground bore a direct threat to the American people,” said Hannity, calling into his own show on Thursday night. “Once the intelligence was confirmed, once the understanding that they were there to sow the discord and discontent, the president acted as quickly as possible, taking out this top general.”

“But I will say the big headline is, this is a huge victory for American intelligence, a huge victory for our military, a huge victory for the State Department, and a huge victory and total leadership by the president,” the primetime host, who has spent more than two years and countless on-air segments railing against shadowy “deep state” intelligence, concluded.
They'll get away with this nonsense too:

Just that someone would voluntarily watch that channel regularly tells you all you need to know about their mental state.

"What do you want to watch tonight, honey?"

"Ugly, stupid, angry people screaming about how everyone wants to kill us."

"I'll make popcorn!"
Fox keeps showing a satirical tweet from a Washington Examiner staffer to "prove" that the left is outraged over Vince Vaughn in 2020:
These are the same people that spent a week's worth of programming on Obama's choice of mustard.
But c'mon, it's not like any news has broken recently that I dunno, the president sanctioned the assassination of an American ambassador he didn't like.
That's it. I'm never watching "Dragged Across Concrete" again!

Because it's soporific.

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Hannity had a scroll of "Trump accomplishments" that ran during impeachment footage:

I like how ending the war on coal was included, despite the industry being in worse condition under Trump than ever before.
Sean Hannity just burned down the Capitol. Get'em!!!
"These feisty young people need to learn patience. They don't understand the economic factors keeping us from preparing for climate change." -Somebody who will be dead in 20 years
(01-22-2020, 06:54 PM)gatorboy Wrote: [ -> ]Sean Hannity just burned down the Capitol. Get'em!!!

Does McNaughton not even know when the U.S. Capitol building was constructed relative to Paul Revere's ri....ohfuckitIjustcan'tevenanymore
Imagine putting in your 10,000 hours to become a painter and then you do... Fox News fan art.
I wish someone with real talent would do a painting of the forgotten man peeking sadly in from behind the bedroom door as his wife is having her needs satisfied by Obama.
Ingraham is threatening to move to Utah to run against Romney:

Quote:An incensed Laura Ingraham unleashed a blistering rant against Sen. Mitt Romney for his vote to remove President Donald Trump from office, publicly calling on the Utah Republican to resign and, if he doesn’t, threatening to run against him in the 2024 GOP primary.

The Fox News host, clearly outraged by Romney’s “aye” vote for the president’s removal over abuse of power charges, spent a large chunk of her Wednesday night show’s opening attacking the senator and showing clips from the 2012 election to embarrass and discredit him. She then lowered the boom by calling for him to immediately leave Congress because of his alleged betrayal of the party and president.

Romney’s support among Utah Republicans has dropped noticeably during the House impeachment process, falling 18 percentage points in the last four months of 2019, according to a recent Morning Consult poll. Still, a majority of Republicans — 57% — continue to support him. That drop has been countered somewhat by a four percentage point rise in job approval among Utah Democrats. In all, 48% of Utahns support Romney’s performance as senator, while 38% disapprove.

“Mitt, you made your stand, now you should resign,” Ingraham demanded. “You committed a fraud on the people of Utah on the Republican Party, on the Constitution, and have thoroughly embarrassed yourself.”

“Folks are supposed to enter politics to advance policies that improve the lives of everyday Americans. That is what Trump did and his policies are working,” she said, before dismissing Romney’s motives for entering public office as based on a mix of nepotism and narcissism. “Romney apparently went into politics because of his dad or because he wanted everyone to think he was a good person.”

“He never actually wins arguments or persuades anyone of anything,” Ingraham then claimed, about the man who was elected governor of Massachusetts, was victorious in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, and now serves as Utah’s junior senator. “At the end of the day, one man was trying to impress the elites in Washington today and the guy in the Oval Office was not. All along he was just trying to make America greater and he has. Romney, I hope, enjoys his brief moment in the sun while he is lauded by the very people who spent the last 20 years attacking him because in a few weeks, the phone will stop ringing. He will be lucky to get booked on Chris Cuomo’s show.”

“We won’t ever forget. Utah should never forget,” she ominously added, before making a bold threat. “And if I have to move there to run against him in fou- and-a-half years, I will. I do like that Park City skiing and the summer hiking.”
I love the parallels between the Republican party right now and Scientologists/other cult groups. The moment a member shows even the faintest bit of individual thought, they're cast out and treated like plague-ridden devils. Just lovely.
I hope she does run. Romney will obliterate her and I'm confident the relentless, deep scrutiny that comes with running for office will have her fleeing for the hills.
Yeah, Mormons aren't real big on Nazis.

Sadly, she's probably just being as full of shit as she is the other 23 hours and 59 minutes of the day.
An internal research briefing book at Fox News warns colleagues not to trust some of the network's most prominent commentators on the Ukraine scandal:

Quote:Fox News’ own research team has warned colleagues not to trust some of the network’s top commentators’ claims about Ukraine.

An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomon’s credibility, accusing him of playing an “indispensable role” in a Ukrainian “disinformation campaign.”

The document also accuses frequent Fox News guest Rudy Giuliani of amplifying disinformation, as part of an effort to oust former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and blasts Fox News guests Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova—both ardent Trump boosters—for “spreading disinformation.”  

The 162-page document, entitled “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration,” was created by Fox News senior political affairs specialist Bryan S. Murphy, who produces research from what is known as the network’s Brain Room—a newsroom division of researchers who provide information, data, and topic guides for the network’s programming.

The research brief is especially critical of Solomon, a former opinion columnist at The Hill whose opinion pieces about Ukraine made unsubstantiated claims about its government interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Solomon’s pieces for The Hill fueled Giuliani’s efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine, which eventually helped lead to President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Trump has also frequently cited Solomon’s questionable reporting on Twitter in his own defense.

While Solomon is portrayed on Sean Hannity’s show as a crusading “investigative reporter”—despite The Hill overtly branding him an opinion columnist—the Brain Room document accuses the contributor of taking part in a Ukrainian smear campaign. “John Solomon played an indispensable role in the collection and domestic publication of elements of this disinformation campaign,” the Fox briefing book notes. 

Those smears, according to the briefing, were driven by people like disgraced former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko and the allies of Dmytro Firtash, an indicted Ukrainian oligarch and accused high-level Russian mafia associate (an accusation he denies). Both Lutsenko and Firtash have been seen as forces driving Giuliani’s efforts in Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump’s political enemies. 

Elsewhere in the internal brief, Murphy urges Fox News employees to focus on a wide range of alleged journalistic misdeeds from Solomon, including ”non-disclosure of conflicts, use of unreliable sources, publishing false and misleading stories, misrepresentation of sources, and opaque coordination with involved parties.” 

Despite Solomon’s reputation for questionable claims, he continued to be a fixture on Fox News even as impeachment inquiry witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman—who listened in on the infamous quid pro quo call between Trump and Ukraine’s president—testified that “all the elements” of the columnist’s supposed Ukraine reporting were “false.” The Hill announced it would conduct a full review of Solomon’s work. Though he has not appeared on Hannity’s show since Dec. 26, Solomon’s most recent Fox appearance came last Friday on Laura Ingraham’s primetime show.

The existence of the briefing book was first publicly flagged by Marcus DiPaola, a former freelance Fox News producer. Solomon, who years ago wrote for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, did not respond to a request for comment. Nor did Giuliani, Toensing, and diGenova.
C'mon ice caps.  Just fucking melt already.  Let's get this shit over with.  

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CPAC: It's Coachella for Cunts!
Looks like one of their vapid Aryan hatebots has a brain tumor -