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Fox News - this is not satire
Pretty much! "Real" America gets a pass to do such things in their views.
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They should just kiss already.
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David Frum responds to a Carlson monologue, which can be found at the link:

https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/138...7274893316

Quote:Carlson has some abusive personal comments about me 2/3 of the way through this complicated excuse and justification for the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Anti-vax; pro-insurrection - quite a combo. As to the abuse, I'll say just this ... 1/x

I've known Carlson for more than 20 years. We were colleagues at the Weekly Standard in the 1990s, I appeared fairly often on his MSNBC show in the 2000s. We were "Washington friends" - we had lunch, he came to parties at my house, etc. 2/x

All this was during the period of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Carlson now proclaims his fierce opposition to both. But *when it mattered* - when his already influential voice could have made a difference to the national decision - he was a FEROCIOUS advocate of both wars. 3/x

I supported the wars too of course. But Carlson's support was way more outspoken, radical, disdainful, and - frankly - bloodthirsty. His radio broadcast description of Iraqis as "semiliterate primitive monkeys" resurfaced in 2018.

https://www.mediamatters.org/tucker-carl...and-making

There's a lot more. 4/x

Maybe Carlson authentically changed his mind about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Or maybe he was performing in 2009 and is performing again today. It doesn't matter. What does matter is this ... 5/x

What matters is *what you said at the time that your words could influence public action.* 

We all rethink, we all evolve. But even as we change, we carry our responsibility for our personal histories along with us. At least, I believe that. 

Not Carlson. 6/x

To Carlson, it's all just sounds and images on a box, to be spoken, then forgotten. Say one thing today, the opposite tomorrow. Urge a war on national television, then disavow it afterward as if it had nothing to do with you. It's cynical, but above all it's cowardly. 7/x

Maybe that's the fascination of the Carlson TV persona. We all sense that if a Murdoch ordered him, he would say the opposite of everything he says now. Last year, he flipped from "COVID is real" to "COVID is fake." He could flip from anti-vax to pro-vax literally tomorrow. 8/x

Carlson's like a one-man TV special effect, a creation of market analysis of race-baiting as a segment within an ever more fragmented infotainment industry. 

He would just as happily host Jeopardy or do a cooking show with a Kardashian. 9/x

I've written much about the Bush years and will write more. I'm undertaking now a book about the whole period 1989-2021. I've felt I owed that. It's not a show or an act. Maybe that's why I so get on Carlson's nerves. END.
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Yes, just imagine such a thing ever happening!

https://twitter.com/existentialfish/stat...7980271616

Quote:Dana Perino: "It's as if, for comparison's sake, imagine that ExxonMobil was writing specific guidance on climate change issues and giving it to a Republican administration at the Department of Energy and they issued it."
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Love to turn on my television every morning, coffee in hand, and watch some weird goon get snippy with 6th graders. This, to me, is The News.

https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/status/13...0588127236
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Yes, the last president did want all the kids back in school, and if I remember right, he thought injecting bleach was how we'd get there.

Welp, it's your turn, Brian. Roll up that sleeve!!
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An open letter to Paul Ryan to find a spine:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2...ies-485362

Quote:But that damage continues, and you can’t escape the harsh fact that you are part of it by: presiding over a corporation that continues to dump toxic disinformation into the body politic.

Paul, your position right now is unique. You are not just the former vice-presidential nominee of your party and the former speaker of the House. You sit on the board of directors of the media company that is shaping and distorting the future of the movement to which you have given your life. It is spreading vicious racist tropes.

Just this week Rep. Liz Cheney told you, “We can't embrace the notion the election is stolen. It's a poison in the bloodstream of our democracy.” But 70 percent of Republicans now believe that Big Lie. You know they didn’t get that from NPR.

Fox has also become a vector of disinformation about the pandemic that is putting human lives in danger. Polls now find that 45 percent of Republicans say they don’t plan to get vaccinated. As a ballpark figure, based on the number of people who voted for Trump, that’s about 36 million people.

Even as the death toll has mounted, Fox News hosts have continued to interview conspiracy theorists, crackpots, and vaccine deniers.

This is not a partisan talking point; we may now end up counting the consequences in lost human lives.

And all the while, you have stayed silent. After your interview with Cheney, CNN’s Oliver Darcy pointedly asked when you will “speak out about the rhetoric” that you are “quite literally profiting off of?”

Why not now?

What brighter red lines could possibly be crossed? If this isn’t the moment to draw your own line, what would be?

If you want to make a difference, isn’t this the moment? If you want to change your legacy, isn’t this the time?
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I'm not convinced "my rich friend with a private jet saw a poor" is the best messaging, but here's a clip from Sean Hannity's interview with Caitlyn Jenner:

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1390114275621056512

Quote:Caitlyn Jenner to Hannity: "My friends are leaving California. My hangar, the guy right across, he was packing up his hangar and I said, where are you going? And he says, 'I'm moving to Sedona, Arizona, I can't take it anymore. I can't walk down the streets and see the homeless'"
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The fewer rich people this place has, the better.
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Having a normal one:

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1392643122895654918

Quote:absolutely batshit stuff on Tucker Carlson's show right now

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Um, it's spelled KABAL.






... toasty!
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Wonder what they're talking about here.  Birth control?  Trans rights?

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"Informed choice." Lol.

Yes, the "some people are saying" folks are seeking out the most credible data to inform their choices.
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Tucker Carlson has that one dickface "serious but confused" (seriously confused?) expression and that's it isn't it..

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Big hemorrhoid energy.
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Like, a half hour after this interview was done, Baier had someone who wrote a book called Rigged on to analyze Rep. Cheney's demotion:

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/liz-cheney-c...nt-stolen/

Quote:Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) confronted Fox News anchor Bret Baier on his network’s responsibility to tell its viewers that the 2020 election was legitimate.

Cheney was ousted from House GOP leadership this week, and has made a point of continuing to criticize former President Donald Trump and his conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

“We all have an obligation and I would say Fox News — especially, especially Fox News — has a particular obligation to make sure people know the election wasn’t stolen,” Cheney told Baier in an interview on Thursday.

Baier assured Cheney, “We have said that numerous times.”

“Fox News needs to make sure,” Cheney replied.

The pair began to speak over each other as Cheney defended her comments and Baier defended his network and show.
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Baier assured Cheney, “We have said that numerous times.”

Cool. Say it again right now. "Donald. Trump. Lost. The. 2020. Election. Legitimately."
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Someone might start melting over there if that happened:

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Imagine the ratings!
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https://mobile.twitter.com/daithaigilber...2098226181

   
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Really? I thought it was just another example of lazy journalists who've been asleep at the wheel for apparently almost 20 years finally realizing that sex scandals involving the world's richest nerd are newsworthy.
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Cucker up there definitely shit his pants but is low-key trying to play it off like it's nothing.

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Hollywood is in for it now!

https://mobile.twitter.com/ndrew_lawrenc...5514053637

   
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Wait a sec, people in Hollywood are hypocrites??

She must be talking about Hollywood, Florida.
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Wait, which square up there is Kristie Allie? I know she's had some work done but I'm not seeing her. Is she the middle guy?
If you're happy, you're not paying attention.

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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Middle America loves to hate Hollywood but SOMEBODY'S watching all that horseshit like America's Got Talent, The Voice and the tsunami of other witless televised karaoke contests that Hollywood dumps out during prime time.

I know I ain't watching!
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(05-19-2021, 09:09 PM)bradito Wrote: Middle America loves to hate Hollywood but SOMEBODY'S watching all that horseshit like America's Got Talent, The Voice and the tsunami of other witless televised karaoke contests that Hollywood dumps out during prime time.

I know I ain't watching!

Are you sure?

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I would sooner watch footage of DIY home dentistry.
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(05-19-2021, 09:09 PM)bradito Wrote: Middle America loves to hate Hollywood but SOMEBODY'S watching all that horseshit like America's Got Talent, The Voice and the tsunami of other witless televised karaoke contests that Hollywood dumps out during prime time.

I know I ain't watching!

"DEM LIBERALS HOLLYWOOD TYPES HAVE GOT TO GO"
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"Boy oh boy I can't wait for Captain America part 22"
"God moves in mysterious ways," they said. Maybe he is on your side, the way it all worked out. Remembering other Christmases, wishing for something, something important, something special. And this is it, baby boy Frankie Bono. You're alone now. All alone. The scream is dead. There's no pain. You're home again, back in the cold, black silence
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I don't think the real hypocrisy comes from loving Hollywood products while being annoyed by the personality types that produce it.  On the flip side, it's not like liberals never wish they could get their favorite movies or music produced by people whose politics or personal lives we find less objectionable.

The galling part for me lies in how Republicans love to accuse the Democrats of being in thrall to celebrity culture, when it definitely wasn't the Dems that elected a movie cowboy, a governator, and the worst reality TV star possible.
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lol remember when Trump skipped a covid briefing to meet with Dean Cain to talk about his Peter Sztrok / Lisa Page stage play?

The GOP would love to be adored by famous people. Whenever Fox News whines about the Dems obsession with Celeb Culture or whatever, it always seems like they're just low-key pissed off that the most prolific name in their corner is James Woods.
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I mean, I'd be okay with firing everyone in "celebrity culture" into the Sun if we could also fire everyone at Fox and NewsMax and OANN into the Sun. That's a win-win as far as I'm concerned!
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That's what it is. The GoP's war on Hollywood has nothing to do with "concerns of socialism destroying our country." It's jealousy that they're not accepted in the same way that the Obamas are.

(05-20-2021, 10:59 AM)commodorejohn Wrote: I mean, I'd be okay with firing everyone in "celebrity culture" into the Sun if we could also fire everyone at Fox and NewsMax and OANN into the Sun. That's a win-win as far as I'm concerned!

This is also true.
"God moves in mysterious ways," they said. Maybe he is on your side, the way it all worked out. Remembering other Christmases, wishing for something, something important, something special. And this is it, baby boy Frankie Bono. You're alone now. All alone. The scream is dead. There's no pain. You're home again, back in the cold, black silence
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(05-20-2021, 11:03 AM)ska oreo Wrote: That's what it is.  The GoP's war on Hollywood has nothing to do with "concerns of socialism destroying our country."  It's jealousy that they're not accepted in the same way that the Obamas are.



In much the same way that conservatives don't actually want to get rid of Cancel Culture, they just want to be the ones in control of it.
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Conservatives believe that Hollywood types are all wealthy elitists who don't actually "work hard," despite the grueling schedules involved in film and television production that routinely require people to work 12-hour days, six days per week, often long distances from home for months on end.

Instead, they think it's all parties, red carpets and awards shows, where stars celebrate their stardom and remain completely out of touch with everyday Americans. Never mind the fact that this town is compromised primarily of transplants from other cites, states and/or countries, so we're surrounded by millions of people from all walks of life and all economic backgrounds, hustling every day to find success in an incredibly competitive and unfair industry.

But yes, we're incredibly naive about the state of the affairs in this country because we didn't end up a bunch of 300-pound racist townies who never left Dumpster, Oklahoma, and think the military is in control of the government because some sex pervert on 8chan is actually CIA and knows what's up.
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