From The ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ Files

Tucker Carlson’s file is getting thicker by the day…..this time his ‘big’ idea is a page taken from 1984 by Orwell…Big Brother Is Watching….

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson suggested on Tuesday night that cameras be put in classrooms to “oversee the people teaching your children.”

Carlson talked about critical race theory and parents who have been publicly vocal saying they don’t want it being taught to their kids.

“The overwhelming majority of Americans — and pollsters have found this pretty clearly — think this is insane,” Carlson said. “They think you should judge people by what they do, not on the basis of their skin color.”

He called it “civilization-ending poison” and suggested monitoring teachers with cameras to see if they are teaching critical race theory:

We can’t really be sure until we finally get cameras in the classroom, as we put them on the chests of police officers, until we finally get a civilian review board in every town in America to oversee the people teaching your children, forming their minds. And let’s hope we get both of those very soon. But until we do, we can’t know exactly how widespread this is.

(mediate.com)

Tucker Carlson Proposes ‘Cameras in the Classroom’ to ‘Oversee the People Teaching Your Children’

The more time goes by the more authoritarian the Right wing news becomes…

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Closing Thought–29Jun21

From the ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ Files

This time it comes from the pro-war network, FOX News and their head moron, Tucker Carlson…..

Fox News host Tucker Carlson sharply criticized the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday, calling him a “pig” and “stupid” and saying he got his job because he was obsequious and told his superiors what they wanted to hear

Fox News host Tucker Carlson sharply criticized the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Thursday, calling him a “pig” and “stupid” and saying he got his job because he was obsequious and told his superiors what they wanted to hear.

The stark remarks came a day after Gen. Mark Milley offered a defense of reading about critical race theory in the military. Carlson has been a staunch critic of critical race theory, an area of academia that examines the intersection of race and law.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/560209-tucker-carlson-lashes-out-at-milley-not-just-a-pig-hes-stupid

Does this FOX idiot get paid by the dumbest statements made on air?

Like I keep saying…….there is NO fixing stupid….

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Tucker Is An Idiot

Recently FOX’s Tucker Carlson went on one of his moronic rants about the wearing of masks….about which I of course had to write about……https://lobotero.com/2021/04/28/closing-thought-28apr21/

Well his rant has not bode well for him…..

With vaccinations increasing, the CDC on Tuesday relaxed its guidelines on when masks are needed outdoors. The push to reduce mask-wearing outside had been gaining steam of late, though Tucker Carlson took the argument to a whole new level on his Fox News show Monday night, specifically in regard to children. He likened outdoor mask-wearing by kids to child abuse and urged viewers to call police if they see it. Coverage:

  • “Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart,” he says, per Mediaite. “Call the police immediately, contact child protective services. Keep calling until someone arrives. What you’re looking at is abuse, it’s child abuse and you are morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”
  • “If it’s your own children being abused, then act accordingly,” he continues. “Let’s say your kids school emailed you and announced that every day after lunch, your sixth grader was going to get punched in the face by a teacher. How would you respond to that? That’s precisely how you should respond when they tell you that your kids have to wear masks on the soccer field.”
  • And later, he drew an unexpected parallel between vaccinated adults wearing masks outdoors and, er, something else: Watching “a vaccinated person, someone with the antibodies wearing a mask outside is like watching a grown man expose himself in public,” he said, per a video clip at CNN. “That’s disgusting, put it away please. We don’t do that here.”
  • Politico Playbook complains that the suggestion to call the cops about kids wearing masks “was beyond the pale even for him, and especially strange for a self-styled anti-nanny state libertarian.” The blog’s post on all this begins, “Is Tucker Carlson losing his mind?”
  • Michael Luciano at Mediaite has a similar criticism: “Calling police or child protective services because a kid wears a mask outdoors is ridiculous and a waste of official resources, even if it’s just the dispatcher taking 20 seconds to mock the caller following Carlson’s advice.”
  • The right-wing site Twitchy notes that “it should go without saying that you shouldn’t actually report kids in masks to the police or CPS.” But, it adds, “the point that Carlson is making about zealots who insist on shaming people who refuse to wear masks outdoors” is being overlooked by Carlson’s critics. It cites this critical tweet in particular, which includes a video clip of Carlson’s comments. Read Carlson’s take in fuller version in this Fox News op-ed.
  • As for the risk of vaccinated people outdoors, Dr. Anthony Fauci over the weekend called it “minuscule,” notes the Hill. “I think it’s pretty common sense now that outdoor risk is really, really quite low, particularly—I mean, if you are a vaccinated person, wearing a mask outdoors, I mean, obviously, the risk is minuscule.” The new CDC guidelines reflect that, saying those who are vaccinated can skip the mask outdoors unless they’re in a crowd.

Since I live in a state that has a low IQ and after watching a few videos of morons challenging people with masks….and babbling about their rights….I figure it is only a matter of time before I am approached by some overweight in-bred moron about my masks….so decide instead of an argument I would just hand them a business card that says…..

G_   F_CK   Y_ _RS_LF!

Want some vowels?

“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–29Apr21

From the “Can’t Fix Stupid” Files

It’s Tucker again!  And there is a wealth of stupid falling from that open mouth.

This stupidity comes from FOX News (where else?) presenter Tucker Carlson……

Tucker Carlson says he’s so unhappy with society and the media in America that if he was a younger man, he would consider leaving. In an interview with sports website Outkick, the Fox host questioned some of his life choices and attacked his fellow journalists as “cowards” and “cringing animals” who refuse to chase “the tough stories on the people with the most power,” the Guardian reports. “The media is basically Praetorian Guard for the ruling class, the bodyguards for Jeff Bezos,” he said. “That’s the opposite of what we should have.” The journalists of his youth were “fearless,” Carlson said, but today’s are “small-minded, status-obsessed, insecure.” “I really hate them for it,” said Carlson, whose new Tucker Carlson Originals show launched on the Fox Nation streaming service Friday.

On his main show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson regularly attacks lesser-known journalists, some of whom have reported harassment and death threats afterward, the Washington Post reports. During the Outkick interview, Carlson also slammed “liberal arts education” and said he wished he hadn’t gone to college. He said he pushed all four of his children to skip college, though none of them have done so. Asked what he would do if he was 30 years younger, the 52-year-old said he would move to Idaho or Montana to start his own newspaper instead of becoming part of a “system based on lies”—or just leave the country altogether. “I love America, but if I were 22, I might look to see if there’s another place that’s going to treat me as an individual and not as a member of a tribe,” he said.

No need to be retrospective…..it is never too late….go now while you can.

Any suggestions for Carlson?

Plus I will chip in for a ticket to the country of choice….may I suggest Russia since you have passed off their propaganda as fact…..Putin will embrace you and Trump will give you the medal of ignorance.

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“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–28Apr21

It is NO secret that FOX News’ Tucker Carlson is a moron.

I understand why MSNBC had the good sense to cut this babbling buffoon lose…..when he gets on his lame soap box he proves every time what a screaming d/bag he truly has become.

His newest diatribe is about people who have the good sense to wear maks to help save them from the morons that refuse to mask up.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson raged against the idea of wearing face masks on Monday night, telling his viewers to openly mock those they see wearing masks outside.

“Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart. Call the police immediately. Contact Child Protective Services. Keep calling until someone arrives,” Carlson said.

“What you’re looking at is abuse, it’s child abuse, and you are morally obligated to attempt to prevent it.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/tucker-carlson-parents-forcing-children-wear-masks-reported-child-abuse-2021-4

Watch the shirt video enclosed in the article.

Now if I were told to remove my mask my first response would be “f*ck you”….then if more was needed I would reply….”my mask comes off when you and your ilk learn to manage your stupidity”.

Then I would say please make me….I have a lawyer on speed dial and I will own you and everything you have….so please grow a set and make me.

Hannity must be pissed that he is no longer the lead crazy on FOX.

Carlson is the prime example of just how far down the idiot hole the Right and its pundits have traveled….

Yet another example of how you just “can’t fix stupid”.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Is There Any Trumpian News?

This could be a question that is asked these days…..

The answer is yes.

But since Trump is hiding in the White House he is still making news…..and very little of it is good.

I have already written a post about Trump’s desire to stay active and a possible candidate in 2024……https://lobotero.com/2020/11/10/gone-but-will-not-be-forgotten/

It looks like the fair weather friends like FOX News is deserting the soon to be ex-president….and he is not happy about their turncoats……

It’s no secret that relations between President Trump and Fox News have soured of late—especially after the network called Arizona for Joe Biden ahead of everyone else. Now, a report at Axios suggests things are going to get worse. The outlet says Trump plans to create a digital media company to compete with Fox for viewers on the right. Coverage:

  • Revenge: “He plans to wreck Fox,” a source tells Axios. For now, expect Trump to publicly slam the network at rallies. The longer-term strategy involves creating a digital streaming service—much easier and cheaper to launch than a cable network—and making use of Trump’s extensive database of supporters to lure subscribers away from Fox.
  • Another rival: Trump of late has been promoting coverage at existing Fox rivals on the right such as Newsmax, which media writer Brian Stelter of CNN notes is seeing a big surge in ratings. Before the election, it averaged 25,000 viewers at any given time. Now, the figure is above 400,000. That’s still small compared to Fox’s 1.86 million, but “this is the most robust right-wing TV challenge to Fox that I have ever seen,” writes Stelter. Newsmax doesn’t view Joe Biden as president-elect, as Fox’s news team does.
  • Still strong: But Newsmax’s rise doesn’t seem to be hurting Fox’s numbers. Mediaite notes that the network swept the top three spots Tuesday on cable news and digs into the numbers.
  • Day-night split: At the Intercept, Robert Mackey takes note of Fox’s day-night split. Daytime anchors see Biden as the winner, but nighttime anchors of opinion shows, led by Sean Hannity, are largely pushing Trump’s message that Biden’s victory is illegitimate. Mackey suggests Fox will continue providing this nighttime voice for the near future: “The goal, for both Fox and the Republicans, is to avoid alienating Trump—at least long enough to ensure that he doesn’t turn on the party before control of the Senate is settled in the two runoff elections in Georgia on January 5.”
  • Rupert’s view: Rupert Murdoch, the media magnate behind Fox, is reacting to the election with a “realpolitik” view, writes Michael M. Grynbaum at the New York Times. The day-night split mentioned above is an example. Fox’s news team won’t budge in retracting its view that Biden won, but Trump still has Hannity and company pushing his views. Trump just shouldn’t expect too much loyalty from the Murdoch empire—in fact, some of Murdoch’s other outlets, including the New York Post, have turned relatively negative on the president since Nov. 3. As Grynbaum puts it: “Presidents come and go. Rupert Murdoch remains.”
  • Trump’s view: It might be summed up in an interview he gave to Fox & Friends on Election Day. “Somebody said: ‘What’s the biggest difference between this and four years ago?'” said Trump, per the Hill. “And I say Fox.”

FOX the bastion of conserv thought and propaganda….will it survive if Trump jump’s ship?

Trump has a new scam to take in cash….a PAC, Save America……

President Trump has settled on one way he’ll try to keep a grip on Republican Party politics whenever he’s out of office: He’ll form a leadership political action committee. Controlling a PAC will provide money for Trump to use to influence candidates and issues, the Hill reports. There’s a limit on individual contributions of $5,000, but no limit on the number of people who can donate. His PAC, Save America, will be able to take money from other PACs, as well. “The president always planned to do this, win or lose, so he can support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud,” Tim Murtaugh, a Trump campaign spokesman, said in a statement. The development comes as Trump continues to pursue legal challenges against Joe Biden’s victory.

“President Trump is not going anywhere anytime soon,” a Republican strategist told the New York Times. “He’s going to insert himself in the national debate in a way that’s unlike any of his predecessors.” That debate would include the 2022 midterm elections. Among the expenses the PAC could pay for is Trump’s travel for political appearances. Fundraising appeals sent out by the Trump campaign on Monday night broke the news that 60% of the donations received would go to the new PAC. Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the president’s most steadfast supporters, suggested that Trump consider running again should he end up the 2020 loser, or at least “create an organization, platforms over the next four years to keep his movement alive.”

Of course he will have the big spenders and the small donors…..where will the money go?

President Trump’s team is urging supporters to donate money to the “Official Election Defense Fund.” Otherwise, “the Left will try to STEAL this election!” reads one typical text that has gone out to potential donors, reports Reuters. However, a look at the fine print might come as a surprise to those who contribute—the money is unlikely to go toward any recounts or election challenges. Both Reuters and Politico come to that conclusion after an examination. Coverage:

  • Steep hill: No money goes to the election defense fund touted in the pitches unless a person gives more than $8,333, according to both sites.
  • Instead: Prior to that amount, 60% goes to a new leadership PAC started by Trump and 40% goes to the Republican National Committee. The RNC can spend money on recount efforts but is not obligated to do so; lawyers think the PAC cannot legally use its money on recounts, per Politico. The latter site says the money will instead “set the stage for the president’s next act.”
  • Example: If someone makes a $500 contribution, $300 goes to Trump’s Save America PAC and $200 to the RNC, per Reuters. None goes to a recount fund. Both the PAC and the RNC have broad leeway to use the money as they wish. Trump could use the PAC money for personal expenses such as travel, while the RNC could use the money for the upcoming Georgia runoff races in the Senate.
  • A critic: “This looks like a good old-fashioned bait and switch,” writes Paul S. Ryan of Common Cause in an op-ed at USA Today. He thinks Trump donors are being duped with pitches that strongly suggest all of their money will go to the legal challenges and recounts. He charges that PACs such as the one Trump set up amount to “personal slush funds.”
  • Another critic: Dana Milbank at the Washington Post has similar harsh words. Trump isn’t actually trying to overturn the election, writes Milbank. “He’s simply running one more scam before he leaves office that would enable him to enrich himself.”
  • A defense: Ohio pastor Darrell Scott tells Reuters that he doesn’t think fellow Trump supporters will mind at all. “I see this as two pockets on the same pair of pants,” he says. “It doesn’t matter if it goes into the left or the right pocket. In the end, the money will be used for a legitimate purpose that his supporters will get behind.”

His supporters have so much disposable income that they can piss money away all in the name of bigotry…..for Trump scam.

There is truly…… “No Fixin’ Stupid”

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–20Jul20

I have always been amazed on how so many usually rational Americans can blindly follow a toad like Trump.

Since most of them a staunch viewers of FOX News and thinks anything else is just “fake news”(their words….as well as the idiot in the Rose Garden)…but it seems that a spotlight news to be placed on FOX News….surely there is something that the FCC can do to force accuracy in reporting (but not until the toad in the Rose Garden goes away)…..

253 lies in just five days!

Fox News hit viewers with an “avalanche of misinformation” in its weekday coverage of the coronavirus crisis from July 6 through 10, according to a national media watchdog group that documented at least 253 instances of the network’s coverage undermining science, politicizing the pandemic, emphasizing economic issues, and promoting other lies or problematic positions in those five days alone.

Media Matters for America (MMFA) noted in a statement that its new analysis released Thursday follows Yahoo News reporting from earlier this month which claims that Fox News‘ messaging on Covid-19 was undergoing a “remarkable turn” from its earlier coverage to “acknowledge … that the coronavirus is a far graver threat.”

In contrast with the kind of shift reported by Yahoo, MMFA revealed that:

  • Nearly half of Fox‘s coronavirus misinformation was about the science of coronavirus and health recommendations from experts (115 instances).
  • Fox politicized recommended public health measures, such as face masks usage and business closures, 63 times.
  • Fox emphasized the economy and reopening schools 46 times despite public health concerns.
  • Fox’s “The Ingraham Angle” was responsible for a quarter of all coronavirus misinformation on the network.
  • Fox‘s “straight news” shows accounted for more than one-third of all coronavirus misinformation.

Fox host Laura Ingraham and her prime-time show ‘The Ingraham Angle’ traded in coronavirus misinformation far more often than other Fox personalities and shows during the week of July 6,” MMFA research analyst Rob Savillo explains in the report.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/16/riddled-lies-analysis-finds-fox-news-covid-19-coverage-featured-misinformation-253

Not to worry….FUX News viewers will not believe anything that does not come from FUX….they will always find some lameass reason to depute facts.

Learn Stuff!

“lego ergo scribo”

Breaking FOX News

I usual write about stuff that is not politics of geopolitics unless that is there is important breaking news….and yes Irene we have Breaking News….

A great journalist is leaving FOX News, Shep Smith…….

One of the few Fox News anchors to criticize President Trump is leaving the network. Shepard Smith, who has worked for Fox News since it launched in 1996, made the announcement during his show Friday afternoon, USA Today reports. Smith said the decision was his. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context and with perspective, without fear or favor,” he told viewers. Jay Wallace, president of Fox News, praised Smith as “one of the premier newscasters of his generation” and said the network respects his decision to leave. The Friday show was the final one for Smith, who gave no reason for resigning, per the AP. The network said anchors will alternate filling the time slot for now.

Fox viewers weren’t always happy with Smith’s comments about Trump, per the Washington Post. He’s called things the president has said “absolutely crazy” and defended CNN when Trump called it “fake news.” Trump has attacked Smith and his ratings, as well. The host also has taken on colleagues: After Tucker Carlson said white supremacy isn’t a real problem in this country, Smith told viewers it’s “without question a very serious problem.” The two hosts clashed again last month when Smith defended the network’s chief legal analyst after he was criticized by a guest, per the Hill. Smith called the attack “repugnant.” Carlson played the video of the exchange later, saying “Not clear if that was you or me but someone was repugnant.” In his account, Carlson said Smith “ironically” referred to the guest as “partisan.”

I liked him because he called crap when he smelled it.

Maybe I will start a conspiracy…..

Trump thinks FOX is his personal news channel and at times it looks like it and Smith was not always flattering to Trump so the AG Barr meets with Rupert and the next day Smith resigns.

Did Trump’s AG make some sort of deal with FOX?

Like I said I want to start a conspiracy…..

Legere, Scripsi, Scis (I Read, I Wrote, You Know)

Lego Ergo Scribo”

I return my reader to my normal non-political Saturday….

Closing Thought–11Oct19

Impeachment is all the rage……and Trump’s news service, FOX News, has some bad news for the president….

President Trump has been known to dismiss unfavorable polls as “FAKE NEWS,” but the latest one comes from an outlet he has praised in the past. Fox says that according to its poll, a record 51% of voters want Trump to be impeached and removed from office. Another 4% want him to be impeached but not removed from office, and 40% oppose impeachment. Fox says support for impeachment has gone up among all groups since July, including Republicans. According to the poll, 39% of voters think doing what is best for the country is most important for Trump—and 55% think it is doing what is best for himself. On the issue behind the impeachment inquiry, 66% said it was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival.

The Fox poll, conducted Sunday through Tuesday, found that just 43% of voters have a favorable opinion of Trump—though that still puts him a point ahead of Nancy Pelosi, and 16 points ahead of Rep. Adam Schiff. Only 26% had a favorable opinion of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Other polls have delivered similar results, the AP reports. A Quinnipiac University poll in early October found 45% in favor of removing Trump from office, and a Washington Post poll the same week had 49% in favor. In late September, a CBS poll found 55% of voters, including 23% of Republicans, in favor of the decision to launch an impeachment inquiry, though not all of them wanted Trump removed from office

Not looking too good for Trump even on the FOX polls…..but it matters NOT.

It is a momentary look into the minds of the people…all that can change with a good glass of warm milk.

But Trump could not let the poll just die with the next poll…no he had to make a bigger deal than it probably was (as usual)….

A new Fox News poll delivered bad news for President Trump, showing that 51% of respondents supported his impeachment and removal from office. It caught the attention of Trump himself, who clearly wasn’t pleased. “Whoever their Pollster is, they suck,” the president tweeted, adding that Fox “is also much different than it used to be in the good old days.” Echoing a complaint he delivered in August, the president wrote that the network “doesn’t deliver for us anymore,” per the Hill.

Despite Trump’s criticism, Fox’s bipartisan polls “are among the most reputable in the industry,” according to Politico. Democrat Chris Anderson and Republican Daron Shaw have conducted the polls since 2010, and they’re managed at Fox by Dana Blanton, Chris Stirewalt, and Arnon Mishkin, all of whom were the subject of a recent profile in the Los Angeles Times. A Trump campaign spokesman complained that nearly half of the respondents were Democrats, but “that is consistent with their past surveys and mountains of other research that show that more Americans identify as Democrats than Republicans,” per Politico.

Will Trump ever learn that throwing gas on a fire seldom puts it out?

Doubtful!

I Read, I Wrote, You Know

“Lego Ergo Scribo”

Closing Thought–16Jul19

Clueless lead by the clueless!

And yet they have a following….WHY?

I have now heard it all (for now I am sure more stupid will fall from their mouths)…..

In a strange opinion segment this morning, the hosts of Fox & Friends spent several minutes discussing the controversy of Disney’s casting decision in the new The Little Mermaid film. The titular character will be played by a black actress, and much of Fox News’ TV personalities have taken offense for some reason.

“Everyone knows mermaids are white,” explained Steve Doocy. “Of course they’re white. They may be mythical creatures adapted into fictional characters and storylines, but it was a white Scandinavian guy who wrote the book this specific Disney story is based off of. That means the mermaid character has to be white, forever. Now if a black or Chinese person had written The Little Mermaid, we’d have a different conversation.”

“I’d still argue the mermaid should be white, though,” explained co-host Brian Kilmeade. “Because America is a white nation, and even if The Little Mermaid had been written and animated in an African hut, the Orient, or by some bearded aboriginal in Australia, we should be allowed to airbrush the mermaid or something. It’s just a bigger inconvenience for me to have to see a black mermaid than for a black person to have to see a white mermaid because this is America. Now if the mermaid was a slave or a housemaid or something in this new Disney movie, then I could understand the mermaid being black, but—“

Chest thumping LIES as usual….I expect no less from FOX news….if there is an outlet that can be said to be “fake news” then look NO further than FOX.

Every day the movie “Idiocracy” becomes more like reality and not a work of fiction.

“Lego Ergo Scribo”