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Tucker Carlson Pretends to Care About Racism While Calling Out Don Lemon for His Blackface Cookie Jar

Screenshot: Fox News Video I’m not sure when news anchors started engaging in the journalistic equivalent of releasing dis tracks, but Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and CNN’s Don Lemon have spent the last year or so cementing themselves as the Drake vs. Pusha T of the mainstream media world. (I was going to go with […]

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Tucker Carlson Is Reportedly A ‘Great Source’ For Leaking Unflattering Gossip About Trump To Liberal Media

Who is Tucker Carlson? Is he a sincere conspiracy theorist earnestly feeding his millions of viewers misinformation? Or is he a grifter cynically flinging red meat to his base while secretly bearing different beliefs? The truth gets even murkier in a new piece by The New York Times’ Ben Smith, in which he — a […]

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Asked Fox News If Anyone’s Even Vetting Tucker Carlson’s Cuckoo Conspiracy Theory About The FBI Orchestrating Jan. 6

Tucker Carlson has spent much of 2021 miraculously finding one new low after another. He’s compared COVID-19 protocols to Jim Crow. He’s floated a white supremacist conspiracy theory. He’s asked viewers to harass people who wear masks. He’s unleashed weird laughs. And he’s alternated between downplaying the Jan. 6 insurrection and trying to explain it […]

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Jim Acosta Declared Tucker Carlson The Fox News ‘Bullsh*t Factory’ Employee Of The Month: ‘Nobody Bullsh*ts Like You’

CNN’s Jim Acosta has made a habit of taking aim at Fox News and its role in the media landscape, and on Saturday he went after Tucker Carlson for his months-long defense of insurrectionists who attacked the US Capitol at Donald Trump’s behest on January 6. Acosta, who anchors CNN’s Newsroom on the weekends, has […]

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‘Juneteenth is Soooo Lame’: Candace Owens Continues to be the Candace Owensiest of All the Candace Owenses in the Sunken Place

Photo: Jason Davis (Getty Images) Anybody who knows me knows I have no respect for Black conservatives—which is really to say that I hold them generally in the same regard that I hold white conservatives or right-wingers of any race—but Candace Owens is not like the others. None of the other Black lapdogs for white […]

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Nutty GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert Now Demands To Know ‘What The FBI Knew And When They Knew It’ About Jan 6th Despite Opposing Insurrection Investigations

It’s been less than 48 hours after Fox News host Tucker Carlson started peddling a conspiracy theory that the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building was orchestrated by the FBI, and already, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is demanding an investigation. No stranger to crackpot theories, Gohmert took to the floor on Thursday to […]

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Fox News and the GOP Are Now Blaming the Capitol Riot on the FBI

Photo: ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Getty Images) I’m a simple man; I tend to believe what I see with my own eyes. It’s a crazy concept, I know, but it’s gotten me through the last 29 years just fine. Apparently, the lunatic fringe currently known as the Republican party doesn’t share that same tendency, as they have […]

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Tucker Carlson Guest: Black People Succeed Less Because They Have Lower IQs Than White People, Not Because of Racism

Screenshot: @bad_takes/ Twitter Today is “National State the Obvious Day,” a holiday I may or may not have just made up and one I’m going to celebrate either way with a statement to commemorate the no-shit-Sherlock festivities in hopes that I don’t end up on Captain Obvious’ naughty list: Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist. […]

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Tucker Carlson Is SO MAD Juneteenth Is Now A National Holiday Because He Thinks It’s Going To Replace The 4th Of July (Or Something)

If Tucker Carlson had his druthers, America wouldn’t bother to acknowledge that slavery was once a big thing in America and just move on. How else could one explain his fury that legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday has been so widely embraced by Democrats and Republicans alike in both the Senate (which unanimously […]

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Republicans Are on the Brink of Embracing the Capitol Rioters

What makes this shift in conservative views on January 6 so troubling is that the underlying grievance that drove January 6 remains intact. More than six in 10 Republicans still wrongly believe that the election was stolen from Trump, a belief he is more than willing to inflame during his postpresidential retreat to Florida. Arizona […]

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Tucker Carlson’s Latest Tinfoil Take On The Jan. 6 Insurrection Is That It Was Orchestrated By The FBI

Since the deadly MAGA insurrection of Jan. 6, the rightwing has done one of two things: downplay it, hoping it goes away, or hatching deranged conspiracy theories that take the blame off of the Trump supporters who perpetrated it. Tucker Carlson has done both. In April he tried to gaslight America, claiming they hadn’t seen […]

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The Specter of Critical Race Theory Is Rotting Republicans’ Brains

If you were to turn on Fox News or right-wing radio right now, you might not find any news at all about President Joe Biden’s first foreign trip: Conservative news has all but stopped covering any policy concerns, whether they be foreign or domestic. But you would hear hours of content about “critical race theory,” […]

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Glenn Beck Is Back On Fox News, This Time To Take Back His Apology To Barack Obama For Calling Him A Racist Over A Decade Ago

If you think Fox News is unhinged now, well, it wouldn’t have gotten there without Glenn Beck. In the late aughts and early teens, the talk radio stooge-turned-TV commentator had the most deranged show on the network. Where Bill O’Reilly would sit at a desk and rattle off his offensive theories, Beck would stand in […]

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Architect of ‘Trickle Down’ Economics Says Disenfrenchized Minorities ‘Aren’t Worth $15 an Hour in Most Cases’

Screenshot: @LizPower1/ Twitter Fox News is racist AF. I mean, Tucker Carlson is the network’s most popular white nationalist host, so saying “Fox News is racist” is about as much a no-shit-Sherlock-y thing to say as the commonly used expression, “It’s always in the last place that you look.” (Hopefully, I have not offended weird […]

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Architect of ‘Trickle Down’ Economics Says Disenfranchised Minorities ‘Aren’t Worth $15 an Hour in Most Cases’

Screenshot: @LizPower1/ Twitter Fox News is racist AF. I mean, Tucker Carlson is the network’s most popular white nationalist host, so saying “Fox News is racist” is about as much a no-shit-Sherlock-y thing to say as the commonly used expression, “It’s always in the last place that you look.” (Hopefully, I have not offended weird […]

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Brian Stelter on How the 2020 Election “Radicalized” Fox News

I think there were individual minutes on live TV where they pulled up at the controls. But those individual minutes are far outnumbered by the overarching narrative of Fox, which is a victimhood narrative, which is a resentment narrative, which is an anti-Democratic Party narrative. It’s like a rubber band—you can pull on it for […]

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The Party of Trump Is Trying to Get People Mad at Anthony Fauci Again

This is a strange moment for Dr. Anthony Fauci to reemerge as the right’s public enemy number one. The United States is only averaging about 15,000 new cases of Covid-19 a day, even as the country’s reopening has dramatically accelerated. Last week, The New York Times ended its series of obituaries for people who died […]

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The Fox News Guest Behind the Republican Frenzy Over Critical Race Theory

Last September, an obscure, 36-year-old documentarian named Christopher Rufo landed a slot on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Knowing the president would be watching, he sounded the alarm about an ideology almost as obscure as he was: “critical race theory.” Rufo, who describes the theory as the notion that the United States was “founded on white supremacy […]

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Notorious Vaccine Skeptic Naomi Wolf Was Banned By Twitter, And People Had Some Theories Why

Naomi Wolf was once one of the guiding lights of third wave feminism. She was a close advisor to the Clinton administration. She’s written about the rise of fascism, warning that the U.S. could be next in 2008’s The End of America. But in recent years she’s gone over to the dark side. During the […]

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Top UNC Journalism Donor Outed as Being Against the University Hiring Nikole Hannah-Jones Over 1619 Project

Ira Glass, left Chana Joffe-Walt, and Nikole Hannah-Jones pose with award during The 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 21, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) When you donate $25 million to a university to get your name on a building, then you have a right […]

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Tucker Carlson Is The Latest Conservative To Blast ‘Disgusting’ John Cena For ‘Groveling’ To China

Tucker Carlson has joined the growing list of conservatives who are blasting John Cena for his apology to China after accidentally sparking an international incident by referring to Taiwan as a country, which is a major faux pas when it comes to the People’s Republic. China does not recognize Taiwan’s independence, so in an attempt […]

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