As yet another Independent Media website, Zero Hedge, is blocked from having their work promoted on Facebook, which has put a blanket "spam" ban on their links, we see socialist liberals are now after an even bigger fish, who is none other Fox's Tucker Carlson, for some comments he made over a decade ago on a radio show.
Their attack on Tucker, isn't going as planned.....for them.
REFUSING TO PLAY THE GAME ACCORDING TO THE LEFTISTS RULES
Silicon Valley is still carrying out their all out attack on free speech and Independent News with their recent blocking of Zero Hedge articles over at Facebook, but silencing IM websites one site at a time, isn't enough for the socialist left, they want a big name, one of the most popular pundits on Fox News, and they are going all out to get him.
We have all seen this movie before, the left grabs ahold of something that someone said, or tweeted years and years ago, that person rushes to apologize, then gets castigated even more as they refuse to accept the apology, and everyone on the socialist left screams SHAME, until that person is fired. Then they move along to their next target.
Example: Comedian Kevin Hart, chosen to host the Oscars. Someone unearths a tweet from 2011, saying one of his fears is that his son would grow to be gay. OUTRAGE began, demands for apologies by the LGBT community. He addresses the comments, to be told that isn't good enough. He withdraws his name from hosting the Oscars.
Those types of attacks are only successful if the "victim" of the attack agrees to play by the socialist lefts' rule book, immediately expressing how contrite they are, apologizing profoundly over and over again, allow the attacks to go unanswered, but Tucker Carlson, refused to play by their rules and they are even more outraged over that.
The accusations against Carlson by Media Matters is that from "2006 and 2011, Tucker Carlson spent approximately an hour a week calling in to Bubba the Love Sponge, a popular shock jock radio program where he spoke with the hosts about a variety of cultural and political topics in sometimes-vulgar terms."
Here are a few of MM claims: "He referred to Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis Stewart as 'c*nty,' called journalist Arianna Huffington a'pig,' and labeled Britney Spears and Paris Hilton 'the biggest white whores in America'."
I know nothing of Marta Stewart's daughter, but he was spot about Huffington, Spears and Hilton, so I guess because he is a man he wasn't allowed to be honest about his opinion?
They also accuse Tucker of misogynistic and perverted comments and defending statutory rape. After reading their claims and comparing it to the transcripts they provided, each of those claims are misleading and a stretch of the imagination. Using the example of his "defense" of statutory rape, that is not what Tucker was doing, he was highlighting that facilitating a marriage between a 16 year old a 27 year old man was a different crime than "pulling a stranger off the street and raping her," and arguing the two should not be considered the same charge, while maintaining both were wrong.
Never once did he "defend" the practice of underage marriage, simply pointed out that both scenarios should not fall under the same crime of "felony rape."
After reading through both of Media Matter's "outrage" pieces, I find most of their descriptions of the discussions are often misleading when reading the transcripts.
On Tuesday, Mark Steyn, offered up an article to show solidarity with Carlson, highlighting other misleading headlines by liberal outlets like Washington Post, who headlined with "Fox News host Tucker Carlson uses racist, homophobic language in second set of recordings."
Steyn breaks down what was actually said and how Wapo, like Media Matters, completely misrepresents what was said, via the transcripts:
Oh, my! When you read down deep into the piece, the "racism" charge rests on pointing out that Obama has a white mother, that Iraq is "a crappy place" that's "not worth invading", and that white men deserve credit for "creating civilization and stuff". As is now traditional, in the daily newspaper of the capital city of the dominant nation on the planet, the authors of the piece don't feel the need to explain what's objectionable about saying any of that - nor to address the question of whether forbidding such utterances might, in fact, be more objectionable, and on a dangerously slippery slope for a free society. As for the "homophobia", that boils down to this exchange:
The host tells Carlson: "I like you. I mean, I'm not trying to f-- out on you or nothing, but I like you. I like you."
"Well I like you too, and I mean that," Carlson replies. "You always say, 'I mean that in a non-f-- way,' but I actually mean it in a completely f----t way."
Bubba the Love Sponge and a co-host each reply: "I wish I knew how to quit you, Tuck," apparently referencing the 2005 drama "Brokeback Mountain."
"Homophobia" is supposed to be an irrational fear of homosexuality. Au contraire, both Tucker and Bubba sound entirely relaxed about it.
Steyn ends his must-read piece with "But I'm bored of the "Gotcha!" culture, whether by Soros goons or a fake conservative like Katz. So I post mine in solidarity with Tucker - and I hope his show runs for thirty years."
Despite their misleading accusations, liberals all across the internet are demanding people boycott the Tucker Carlson show, which is where they usually get the expect response they demand in their little rule books, the apology.
I will agree with Donald Trump Jr. here, when he responded to Carlson by telling him "This is how to handle the outrage mob."
The problem for Media Matters is that Carlson didn't follow the script, so they rushed to dig through more shows and comments from a decade ago when Tucker was working at MSNBC, to attack again. Liberals are demanding people boycott Carlson's show, but the irony there is that the liberals that follow them, or would listen to them, already refuse to watch Carlson because of his conservative ideological bent.
Another problem for Media Matters, Brock and the socialist outrage mob is Carlson's popularity, which is addressed over at The Wrap, who writes "Carlson’s audience this year is not only larger than his direct competition’s, it is larger than anything in the 8 p.m. hour on all of cable. Yes, that includes ESPN, HGTV and everything else."
Despite the renewed calls to #FireTuckerCarlson over his inflammatory comments in recently resurfaced old interviews, the Fox News host remains very popular among cable news viewers.
So far in 2019, Carlson’s 8 p.m. program on the Fox News Channel is averaging 2.9 million total viewers per episode, which is 41 percent more than Chris Hayes on MSNBC and a whopping 122 percent more than CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
In the key ratings demographic, which for primetime news programming is adults ages 25-54, Carlson averages 525,000 viewers, per Nielsen. That’s 37 percent more than Cooper and 46 percent more than Hayes.
After Carlson's initial statement, he then utilized that huge audience of his show, and slammed Media Matters' attempt to destroy him and his show, he highlighted how they expected their "game" to be played, he laid out how the scripted response was supposed to go and he, once again, refused to follow that script. His on-air statement is pure gold, and hopefully a lesson to others that are attacked by the "outrage mob" on "what not to do when the mob comes knocking," ending with the statement "But we will never bow to the mob -- ever. No matter what."
Game. Set. Match. To Carlson.
Carlson doesn't just call out the socialist lefts' antics and attempts to destroy, but he also calls out Republican leaders for following along with their script.
Tucker Carlson just provided a perfect example of what to do, and more importantly what not to do when the outrage mob tries to lynch someone online.
The online outrage mob is still out in full force in their long-term effort to force Fox News to cut ties with Carlson because he is popular. They don't just want to shut down smaller Independent Media websites, they are determined to silence the bigger voices as well, and Tucker has been fighting this battle over and over again, and he is still standing and still the most popular cable show in his time slot.
Independent Women's Voice president Tammy Bruce joins Tucker Carlson after his monologue above to continue the discussion.
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