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How does one do that by mistake? I want them to explain the mechanics of how that worked.

"Ugh. Bill this photo is too visually busy. Can you edit that ugly asshole on the edge out?"
I find it hilarious they left Melania in the photo, and I suspect the reason is that they didn't recognise her.
Eh, he talks about it like it's something worth preserving.
Here's an article on the latest Carslon bullshit:

Quote:Tucker Carlson responded to Senator Tammy Duckworth Tuesday night after her tweet about his segment saying she and other Democrats hate America.

To recap: Carlson praised President Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech on Monday and accused Democrats like Duckworth — who lost her legs in an attack while serving in Iraq — of hating America.

Carlson specifically went after Duckworth for her comment on Sunday, when asked if statues of figures like George Washington should come down, she responded by saying they should have a “national dialogue” and “listen to the argument there.”

Carlson called Duckworth a “deeply silly and unimpressive person,” and snarked, “You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military. Most people just ignore her.”

Duckworth fired back on Twitter, “Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?”

On Tuesday night Carlson started by ripping the Democratic response to the president’s speech, and Duckworth’s in particular saying, “He should be talking about what we’re going to do to overcome the pandemic and what are we going to do to push Russia back. Instead, he had no time for that. He spent all the time talking about dead traitors.”

He brought up Duckworth’s tweet responding to his commentary and claimed that the senator “questioned our right to criticize her at all since she was once injured while serving in the Illinois Army National Guard.”

“That’s what passes for an argument in modern identity politics,” Carlson said.

He went on to talk about the legacy of George Washington before saying, “But to morons like Tammy Duckworth, Washington is just some old white guy who needs to be erased. ‘Let’s tear down his statues, rename our capital city Sharpton or Mandela and let the revolution continue!'”

Carlson went on to say that his show reached out to Duckworth for a debate, but her office declined:

“Her flak informed us that before even considering our request, we must first issue a public apology for criticizing Tammy Duckworth. In other words, I will not debate you until first you admit you are completely wrong. Keep in mind, Tammy Duckworth is not a child, at least not technically, she is a sitting United States senator often described as a hero. Yet Duckworth is too afraid to defend her own statements on a cable TV show. What a coward.”

He also called her a”fraud,” bringing up comments from VA whistleblowers in 2016 criticizing Duckworth for her lack of response to their allegations of mistreatment of veterans.

He also brought up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who said earlier Tuesday, “As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out we will perpetuate this inequality. We cannot stop at the criminal justice system, we must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”

Carlson again said Democrats like Omar and Duckworth hate the country before adding, “There are many of us here who do like this country. We live here. We don’t want to destroy it. We have every right to fight to preserve our nation and our heritage and our culture, and when vandals like Tammy Duckworth and Ilhan Omar tell us that we’re not allowed to question their patriotism, even as they scream about how horrible America is, we have every right to laugh in their faces.”
Oh, Tucker also said that masks and social distancing don't work, despite saying the exact opposite a few months ago:

Quote:Tucker Carlson says masks and social distancing "have no basis of any kind in science. It's like a kind of bizarre health theater"

Video at the link.

Tucker had a busy night.
The current Republican strategy seems to be "Let's be the most revolting pieces of shit imaginable."
Not a story from Fox, but related to the Tucker Carlson story conceptually, Salon ran an Amanda Marcotte piece about the similarities between the anti-mask push and older conspiracy theories about global warming - complete with the idea of scientists plotting to falsify data as part of a gambit to take away Americans' liberties.
The old "science is a devious liberal trick" theory. Bleugh.

This makes sense:


I was trying to figure out why Tucker Carlson is obsessed with Tammy Duckworth and then realized she’s the only one still talking about and demanding answers for Trump’s lack of response to Russia’s bounties on U.S. soldiers so now it all makes sense
Life is full of risks and it is very important that the children learn this valuable lesson by being forced back into schools to contract a deadly virus that we are doing nothing to contain.
We will have an entire generation of kids who spend their whole lives knowing that they killed grandma and grandpa.
"Hey, kids, remember when the government did less than nothing to prevent school shootings? Well, guess what they've done to prevent you from becoming an asymptomatic carrier of a deadly virus??"
(07-08-2020, 04:15 PM)farsight Wrote: [ -> ]We will have an entire generation of kids who spend their whole lives knowing that they killed grandma and grandpa.

But think of the novelty song possibilities.
(07-08-2020, 06:32 AM)Iron Maiden Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:Tucker Carlson says masks and social distancing "have no basis of any kind in science. It's like a kind of bizarre health theater"

The host of Bizarre Health Theater

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Former Fox-anchor Shepard Smith just signed a new deal with CNBC:
If Carlson thinks masks and distancing are theater, wait until he finds out about airport security.
Sometimes, Tucker legitimately pisses me off.  Then, there are those times I bust out laughing at his desperation.

This is the latter:

I mean, they do kind of suck.
But Ben Folds did such a good job rocking them. What will Ben rock if the suburbs go away???
He’ll just have to slow jam the exurbs, as the founding fathers intended.
Dan Bongino's got something to say about masks:

Quote:Fox News contributor Dan Bongino declared this week that he “will not comply” with his county’s mandatory mask orders, boasting on his podcast that he will tell those mandating masks amid a deadly pandemic to “shove it right up your ass.”

The network that employs him as a paid pundit, meanwhile, has recently been airing ads publicly urging viewers to wear face coverings to stem the spread of the virus.

During Wednesday’s broadcast of The Dan Bongino Show, the fervently pro-Trump host complained that the Florida county where he resides had unanimously passed a face-covering law that will remain in effect for a month. Much like the rest of Florida, coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are spiking in Martin County.

“Well, the reason I’m talking about this is, this is not just an issue for me locally,” he exclaimed. “It’s an issue I’ve been talking about for well over a few months now. But this is happening all over the country. They have no authority to do this. These people are just fabricating new tyrannical powers, drunk on their own power.”

Saying he’s a “free-marketer” and is fine with private businesses demanding customers wear masks, Bongino declared that he is a “big boy” and can make “my own calls” about donning a mask in public or his own place of business.

“I do not need power-drunk, pseudo-monarchs, little mini-tyrants—in my supposedly conservative county, though—sending out ridiculous, child-like, amateur-hour edicts demanding people wear masks in situations where the risk of transmission is somewhat close to zero,” he yelled.

“You can take your mask mandate, and shove it right up your ass,” an increasingly irate Bongino added. “You understand?! Because I will not comply. I will use my own adult, mature, 45-year old judgment.”
American Exemptionalism
So, what does Rupert Murdoch's spy-novelist-turned-coronavirus-truther have to say this time? young adults usually give their STI's to their grandparents?
Tucker's full of shit?!?!  You're kidding!

Quote:Tucker Carlson opened his Thursday night show with a full-on broadside against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. During his attack, the Fox News host claimed the 2020 hopeful wanted to take New York’s cash bail reform nationwide and Carlson squarely blamed the policy for the recent spike in violent crime in New York City.

However, the New York Police Department’s own crime stats tell a very different story.

“These are the people who will run the country if Joe Biden is elected in November, so what’s their plan? In a sentence, they’d like to make the rest of America very much like our biggest cities have become. Squalid, dangerous, chaotic and unhappy,” Carlson ominously warned at the start of his show. “They’d like to do to your neighborhood what they have done to New York City. The main thing they’ve done to New York is make it scary. Violent crime is surging dramatically there as we have told you night after night and one of the main reasons for that is the elimination of cash bail, the city no longer holds of the people that arrests, criminals are in and out of custody immediately. The Biden campaign plans to abolish cash bail everywhere. No bail for any crime nationwide. Think about what that would mean.”

Carlson, notably, did not provide any specific evidence to back up his claims about the violent crime spike in New York City. Per NYPD’s lastest CompStat release, citywide crime through the end of June is slightly down overall compared to the same period in 2019, having fallen in three categories (rape, felonious assault, and grand larceny), remained flat in one (robbery), but increased in three (murder, burglary, and auto theft). Burglary and auto theft are not categorized as violent crimes.

On Wednesday, the New York Post published an analysis that thoroughly debunked the idea that the spike in gun violence and murder was tied to the relaxed provision of the new bail policy. According to its review of NYPD crime stats, the Post found “that most people released under the criminal justice reforms or amid the pandemic had no known ties to the bloodshed.”
CNN: Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum

Quote:Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."

And over the course of five years, Neff has maintained a lengthy thread in which he has derided a woman and posted information about her dating life that has invited other users to mock her and invade her privacy. There has at times also been overlap between some material he posted or saw on the forum and Carlson's show.

Quote:Neff worked at Fox News for nearly four years and was Carlson's top writer. Previously, he was a reporter at The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet that Carlson co-founded. In a recent article in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Neff said, "Anything [Carlson is] reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me." He also acknowledged the show's influence, telling the magazine, "We're very aware that we do have that power to sway the conversation, so we try to use it responsibly."

When asked in a 2018 appearance on Fox's "The Five" about the writing process for his show, Carlson said he spends hours working on scripts, but referred to Neff by name, saying he was a "wonderful writer" and acknowledging his assistance. And Carlson credited Neff in the acknowledgments of his book, "Ship of Fools," for providing research. In the acknowledgments, Carlson said that Neff and two others who helped with the book "work on and greatly improve our nightly show on Fox."
Wait, isn't that a job requirement at Fox?
About that asshole who wrote for that asshole....

the internet remembers

Date Lab: He is a proud Trump supporter. She was not turned off.
(07-11-2020, 11:40 AM)vtran Wrote: [ -> ]About that asshole who wrote for that asshole....

the internet remembers

Date Lab: He is a proud Trump supporter. She was not turned off.

"This page is not available on the web because of server error"

ETA: working URL:
Love his 'Hobbies' answer on this 'dating' site after her's ran the gamut of standard bollocks...

"Most of my hobbies allow me to escape women."

I imagine that he's chased down the street by hundreds of female admirers like Austin Powers.

"I need some sort of escape hatch... Here it is!" *turns on PS4*
But the "admirers" are all the women who were in the department store dressing room he was just caught peeping in.
Or influencers with "I don't read DMs" in their profiles but he DMs them anyway.
*Casablanca "shocked" GIF*