After it was made public that President Trump had requested the Pentagon to plan a military parade through Washington, DC, there was a steady stream of forceful condemnation of the President in which they claimed he was imitating foreign dictators. And in an appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday, Hill media reporter Joe Concha knocked them for playing up their outrage and playing to an audience.
Journalism is turning into activism for one Teen Vogue writer. On Feb. 4, Lauren Duca, known for her writing at Teen Vogue, asked her Twitter followers to donate to Planned Parenthood in Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s name. In exchange, she would send them a Valentine’s Day card.
ABC and NBC on Friday skipped the news that a photographer in 2005 agreed to cover up the photograph he took of then-Senator Barack Obama and notorious Jew hater Louis Farrakhan. Only CBS This Morning covered the story that a meeting took place between Obama, Farrakhan and the Congressional Black Caucus.
On his Fox show on Monday, Tucker Carlson fought back against MSNBC AM Joy host Joy Reid for suggesting on Saturday that he's a "white nationalist" and an immigration hypocrite, since he had a great-great-grandfather who came to America from Switzerland in 1860. Leftist freelancer Jessica Mendelsohn said "our friend" Tucker shouldn't complain about immigration from "failing countries" and neither should anyone else. Carlson said the genealogy was "irrelevant" to his policy views, and attacked Reid as a champion race-baiter.
Free speech, free expression, and the simple right to go about your business without being subjected to attempts at brainwashing or the equivalent of a political inquisition have been under attack for years at colleges and universities, and more recently in the workplace. Most Americans don't appreciate the seriousness of the threats because, as Tucker Carlson explained in his opening monologue on Wednesday, the press rarely covers them — and when they do, they usually side with the oppressors.
On Sunday's AM Joy, MSNBC contributor and Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald smeared Fox News as being a "speaker phone for the white nationalist movement" and claimed that the news network "has a lot of anti-Semitic viewers." He went on to push a conspiracy theory that FNC has a history of deliberately messing with the earpieces of himself and other guests to make them look bad.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo granted an interview to The Hollywood Reporter to plug his temporary prime-time show, expressing his eagerness to "test power" with aggressive face-to-face interviews, like his usual marathons badgering Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. When asked about how even current and former Fox hosts from Tucker Carlson to Bill O'Reilly questioned the brilliance of a Trump lawyer suing to cease and desist publication of the Michael Wolff book, Cuomo said they weren't really journalists.
Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson and Univision’s Jorge Ramos got into a fiery exchange during Tuesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight with the backdrop of President Trump’s televised immigration negotiations. The two went back and forth loudly debating the merits of immigration reform. And when Ramos began to claim Trump was using racially coded language, the Fox News host called him out for trying to smear an opponent.
Thursday evening, an unbylined Associated Press item finally recognized the existence of Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison's tweet taunting President Trump with a violence-advocating "antifa" book accompanied by a grammar-challenged message: “I just found the book that strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump." The obvious purpose of the gatekeeping wire service's piece was to tell the rest of the establishment press: "There's nothing to see here."
On Friday, Fox News's Tucker Carlson interviewed Stephen F. Cohen, a contributing editor at The Nation. Cohen sharply criticized coverage at the Washington Post and the New York Times, and more generally stated that he has "never seen media malpractice" like the establishment press's year-long effort to breathe life into what he insists has been a completely ginned-up claim that Russia tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
In a story which should have been recognized at least two months and possibly 5-6 months ago but which remained unreported until last week, a Chicago bakery lost one-third of its workforce in July. Press reports during the past week, most prominently one from Bloomberg News seen in the Chicago Tribune and elsewhere, won't directly admit what should be obvious, though the company involved is implausibly denying it: The workers were illegal immigrants.
Beginning in mid-November, the international press noticed that a grisly practice had returned to Libya: slave auctions taking place monthly in at least nine locations, in territory controlled by the United Nations-backed Libyan Government of National Accord. No news coverage I have seen has reminded readers that the chain of events leading to this outrageous situation started with the toppling of the government of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which could not have occurred without the indispensable support of then-President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.