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    Tucker Carlson said Chris Cuomo was fired because the Cuomo Prime Time host had outlived his usefulness to CNN “dwarf king” president “Jeff Zucker. CNN terminated Cuomo on Saturday after a rocky year. In May he was revealed to have been advising his brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo on how to handle allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Last week, it was disclosed that the cable news host sought to dig up information on his brother’s accusers. That prompted CNN to suspend Cuomo indefinitely. Two days later, the network fired him after it was alerted to an allegation of sexual harassment against the host at a network he had worked at previously. “They did it not for his actual sins, but because of his mafia-like commitment to his family,” said Carlson on Monday night, “which was by far the best thing about Chris Cuomo. It was his one redeeming quality. That’s why they fired him for the question is, what about the people who remain? And in particular, the dwarf king who runs CNN.” Carlson claimed Zucker, who is slated to...
    This is a full transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on December 3, 2021. This copy may not be in final form and may be updated JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT, I'm Jesse Watters, in for tucker.Davide Giri was a 30-year-old student studying for a PhD in Computer Science at Columbia University in New York. Last night, just before midnight, Giri was walking through Morningside Park, right next to Columbia's campus. That's when out of nowhere, a man knifed him in the stomach. Giri collapsed and died a short time later.Then, Giri's killer knifed a 27-year-old Italian tourist who had arrived in New York just days earlier. According to a witness, the tourist yelled, "Why? Why? Help me." The witness said the suspect was quote "ecstatic and howling with glee" as he repeatedly plunged the knife into his unsuspecting victim. A few minutes later, the killer threatened another man with a knife before cops finally arrested him.Authorities identified the killer as Vincent Pinckney a member of the gang, Everybody Killers. He was...
    This is a rush transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on December 2, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.A ton going on as always, but we couldn't resist noting that actor, Jussie Smollett, finally went on trial this week for faking a hate crime in Chicago way back in 2019. I want to put a little bow on that news story, which you probably remember well.Smollett faces six felony charges for what he did. He could spend three years in prison if he is convicted on all of them.Smollett's lawyers have argued hilariously that he is quote "the real victim" in this story, but of course no sober person on the planet believes that. Jussie Smollett definitely faked a hate crime. The question is, how did anyone anywhere ever fall for this story even for a moment?Looking back, particularly in retrospect, it was maybe the most obvious hoax ever perpetrated and in case you've forgotten the details of them, I'd...
    During the run-up to the November election between President Joe Biden and the former guy, Fox News and other conservative propaganda machines went back to the only playbook the Republican party has used for decades—scandal mud-slinging. Having not spent the last 30-plus years building a boogieman out of Joe Biden (as they had with Hilary Clinton), the Hail-Mary attempt at tilting public opinion away from President Biden was to push a scandal surrounding the reported finding of the soon-to-be President’s son. Hunter Biden, who has had a long and well documented history of addiction issues and a complicated divorce, gave the right wing rags the promise of just enough seediness to mix with the implication of some vague whiff of impropriety on the part of Joe Biden during his tenure as Vice President next to Barack Obama. It was all hot garbage, and most of what was leaked showed a man with a lot of problems and messiness, guilt and shame, recovery and stumbling. One of the most vociferous sounds to rise out of the ultra-conservative cacophony machine was Fox...
    Pro-Trump celebrity lawyer and conspiracy theorist Lin Wood posted a screenshot on the messaging platform Telegram Thursday purporting to be a friendly 2014 email exchange between Hunter Biden and Tucker Carlson. Posted by Wood, the alleged email, the authenticity of which has not been verified, appears to show Carlson thanking Biden for writing a letter of recommendation to Georgetown University for his son Buckley Carlson. The Telegram post almost immediately made its way to Twitter, where it was greeted with a bevy of comical tweets and exasperated political takes. “Hunter! I can’t thank you enough for writing that letter to Georgetown on Buckley’s behalf. So nice of you. I know it’ll help,” read the screenshot of the purported November 12, 2014 Carlson email to Biden. “Hope you’re great and we can all get dinner soon.” It is worth noting that Carlson has previously addressed the fact on his show that he knew Biden “fairly well” as they had been neighbors and also said, “I knew his wife, who’s an absolutely outstanding person, a good person.” While Wood is not...
    Hunter Biden was close friends with Tucker Carlson, wrote a recommendation for his son's Georgetown application, and even got Carlson to intervene in a Fox News story about him on Hunter's behalf. Emails from Hunter's abandoned laptop show the Fox anchor and the president's son were close – a fact that Carlson failed to declare throughout his extensive coverage of the scandals surrounding Hunter's business and personal transgressions revealed by his abandoned computer. In emails Hunter professed his 'love' for Carlson and his family, called him 'buddy' and told him 'you're a friend'. In August 2015 data on the 30 million users of extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison were leaked, including Hunter's name and credit card. Fox News wrote a story about Joe Biden's son's alleged use of the site, whose tag line is 'Life is short. Have an affair'. Emails obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter's abandoned laptop show Fox News host Tucker Carlson and the president's son were close at one point In one email from 2014, the news anchor thanked Hunter for writing a recommendation letter for his...
    A former Fox News political analyst is slamming the network for its prolonged failure to censor host Tucker Carlson as he continues to circulate misinformation and dangerous rhetoric. On Friday, December 3, Chris Stirewalt appeared on WV Metro News where he shared his perspective on the Fox News, the departure of Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg as contributors, and the network's unwavering support of Carlson. Both Goldberg and Hayes recently opted to part ways with Fox News citing their opposition toward Carlson's controversial, conspiracy-driven documentary about the Jan. 6 insurrection. "What Steve and Jonah did in giving up compensation and a high visibility post was to put their money literally where their mouth is," Stirewalt said, adding, “What Fox allowed in Tucker Carlson’s documentary, which said that January 6 was potentially a false flag operation undertaken by the federal government and that Americans were being put in Guantanomo over pictures of waterboarding, was beyond reckless and is another mile-marker down the road to the kind of Alex Jones-ian, Infowars-ian garbage that makes it impossible to have any kind...
    This is a rush transcript of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on December 1, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.People living in the nation of Mozambique along the southern coast of Africa woke up to pretty surprising news this week. Not a ton has been happening in Mozambique in recent years, but this really rattled them a little bit.The Biden administration informing the people of Mozambique in a presidential proclamation supposedly signed by Biden himself that they are no longer allowed in the United States. Now, it is nothing personal, it's omicron, the new COVID variant that has been used to justify lockdowns around the world.The problem is and the confusion came from the fact that there is no omicron in Mozambique. There is not a single case of it in the country. So it's possible that one of the equity hires at the White House confused Mozambique with Botswana where the other day, two people may possibly have died...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Lin Wood posted a screenshot on the messaging platform Telegram purporting to be a 2014 email exchange between Hunter Biden and Tucker Carlson. Posted by Wood on Thursday, the alleged email, whose authenticity has not been verified, appears to show Carlson thanking Biden for writing a letter of recommendation to Georgetown University for his son. “Hunter! I can’t thank you enough for writing that letter to Georgetown on Buckley’s behalf. So nice of you. I know it’ll help,” read the screenshot of the purported November 12, 2014 Carlson email to Biden. “Hope you’re great and we can all get dinner soon.” According to the screenshot (which Mediaite is not linking to because it may display active email addresses for Biden and Carlson), Biden is said to have replied, “Hey buddy- I need Buckley’s CV if you have one handy- Thanks[.]” “Of course,” came the response. “Getting on a plane now but I’ll ask Susie to send it right away. Thanks again. It’s really nice of you to do this.” Hunter Biden, the controversial son...
    Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson described CNN's Chris Cuomo as 'illiterate' and a 'buffoon' on Tuesday night - but accused the network of bowing to pressure with their decision to suspend him.  CNN at around 5pm on Tuesday announced they had suspended star anchor Chris Cuomo after acknowledging that he provided greater assistance to his brother Andrew over sexual misconduct allegations than he had previously admitted. The network said that Cuomo, 51, was suspended indefinitely, with Anderson Cooper extending his hour-long show to two hours, to cover Chris's 9pm slot. Carlson was gleeful about the demise of one of CNN's biggest stars.  'Like most Americans, we never actually watched The Chris Cuomo Show - assuming that's was its name,' the 52-year-old said. Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night called Chris Cuomo 'illiterate', and 'an idiot', but said he was right to defend his 'loathsome' brother, because he was family 'But we saw clips and it transfixed us. 'How, we wondered, how could a man who could barely speak English wind up with a paying job on television? 'Some kind of weird...
    Tucker Carlson addressed CNN’s indefinite suspension of Chris Cuomo shortly after the network announced the move on Tuesday night. On Monday, the New York attorney general’s office released transcripts of Cuomo’s correspondence from earlier this year showing he was more extensively involved in helping his embattled brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) than previously thought. Multiple women had accused the governor of sexual misconduct, spurring an investigation by the attorney general’s office. He eventually resigned. Carlson began his show by insulting the CNN host’s intelligence. “How, we wondered, did a man who could barely speak English wind up with a paying job on television?” he said. “Was this some kind of weird affirmative action program for the illiterate?” The Fox News host went on to allege that CNN does not punish its on-air talent for spreading falsehoods, but it won’t tolerate offending elites. He also claimed that CNN suspended Cuomo because The Atlantic ran an op-ed calling for Cuomo’s ouster. “The only thing you can’t do at CNN, and the thing they will never tolerate is displeasing the people in charge,”...
    Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, who became a U.S. citizen on Monday and legally changed his name to add "Freedom," says Americans who criticize the U.S. should "keep their mouth shut." During an appearance on Fox News “Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonThe serious and growing danger of vigilantism Vigilantes are not patriots Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks MORE Tonight,” Kanter told host Tucker Carlson that people should be blessed to live in America, adding those who live in Turkey and China would appreciate the freedoms Americans have.  “People should feel really blessed to be in America. They love to criticize it but when you live in a country like Turkey or China, you appreciate the freedoms you have here,” he told Carlson.  “I feel like they should just keep their mouth shut and stop criticizing the greatest nation in the world and they should focus on their freedoms and their human rights and democracy,” he added.  Enes Kanter Freedom to Tucker Carlson on Americans criticizing America: "I feel like they should just keep their mouth shut and stop criticizing the greatest...
    This is a rush transcript from "Tucker Carlson Tonight," November 29, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST, TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. It seems like a good time to reassess the Holiday season, so let's think about COVID where we are. The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the U.S. appeared in a blood test on January 18th, 2020. It was in the State of Washington, that was almost two years ago. How have we done since? Well, look at the numbers. Compared to 2019, Americans now are poorer, more isolated, more physically unhealthy, more fearful, and sadder than they have been in generations, maybe ever. Depression has skyrocketed. Church attendance has dropped in half. Cancer deaths are up dramatically, so is obesity, hypertension, diabetes, strokes among young people, suicide, drug ODs. You name it, it's up. These in addition to countless other serious social pathologies -- people are not having children...
    Members of conservative media outlets are being criticized for drawing connections between Dr. Anthony Fauci and some of World War II's worst figures. During his monologue on Monday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson labeled the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases a smaller version of fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. After saying that 81-year-old Fauci "really shouldn't be driving a car," Carlson said the Italian American went insane after taking over the "most powerful country on Earth." YOUTUBE DEMONETIZES SONG ABOUT 'SAD LITTLE MAN' FAUCI "After two years of nonstop media adulation, Tony Fauci has morphed into an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini," he said. Carlson then played a tape of Fauci discussing how he feels about being targeted for doing his job. Tucker Carlson piles on Dr. Fauci, doing everything he can to get his audience to discount the public health expert. Calls him a “shorter version of Benito Mussolini” and says he has gone “insane”. So with vaccines, masks, and COVID, don’t believe the doctor, believe...
    Polarizing Fox News host Tucker Carlson has compared Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, to Italian fascist World War II dictator Benito Mussolini - just hours after his colleague Lara Logan likened the scientist to Auschwitz death camp doctor Josef Mengele.  During Monday's installment of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the presenter argued that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has gone from being a sober public servant at the outset of the pandemic to a megalomaniac accountable to no one. 'After two years of being nonstop media adulation, Tony Fauci has morphed into an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini,' Carlson said. The talk show host's claim as relating to the size of the two men fell a bit short. Fauci is 5-foot-7, the same exact height as the former Italian dictator. Scroll down for video  Fox News' Tucker Carlson argued that Dr Anthony Fauci thinks 'he's a deity accountable to no one' after two years of 'nonstop media adulation' Carlson drew a comparison between Fauci (left) and Benito Mussolini (right), saying he...
    Enes Kanter is getting the least playing time of his NBA career, but he’s making more headlines than ever, lauding America’s freedoms while blasting other nations for their human rights violations. After being sworn in as a U.S. citizen Monday and legally changing his name to Enes Kanter Freedom, the Swiss-born Turkish American joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News. “People should feel really blessed to be in America. They love to criticize it but when you live in a country like Turkey or China, you appreciate the freedoms you have here,” Kanter said. “I feel like they should just keep their mouth shut and stop criticizing the greatest nation in the world and they should focus on their freedoms and their human rights and democracy.” In recent months, Kanter has publicly challenged dictatorships and communist regimes while criticizing LeBron James and other celebrities for selectively choosing when they’re comfortable speaking about social injustices. James and other NBA stars cite America’s injustices, but they continue to profit off partnerships with China, a country with deplorable human rights issues. For Kanter, speaking...
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Seems like a good time to reassess the holiday season, so let's think about COVID and where we are. The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the U.S. appeared in a blood test on January 18th, 2020. It was in the state of Washington. That was almost two years ago. How have we done since?  Well, look at the numbers compared to 2019. Americans now are poorer, more isolated, more physically unhealthy, more fearful, and sadder than they have been in generations, maybe ever. Depression has skyrocketed. Church attendance has dropped in half. Cancer deaths are up dramatically; so is obesity, hypertension, diabetes, strokes among young people, suicide, drug ODs. You name it, it's up – these, in addition to countless other serious social pathologies.  People are not having children, for example. Maybe most depressingly, a new study from researchers at Brown finds that children, kids born during the pandemic have, "significantly reduced verbal motor and overall cognitive performance" – en entire generation slower. So that's a legitimate public health crisis. All of...
    About an hour after Lara Logan said on Fox News that “people” are telling her that Dr. Anthony Fauci is like Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, Tucker Carlson said Fauci is a “shorter version of Mussolini” on the same network. In his opening monologue, Carlson railed against the nation’s leading infectious disease expert and claimed he “took control” of the United States and subsequently lost his mind. “When the fog lifts and art returns, somebody’s gonna write a hilarious novel about this moment,” said the Fox News host. “And of course, one of the stars of it will be a nearly 81-year-old bureaucrat who really shouldn’t be driving a car at this point, but who somehow took control of the most powerful country on Earth and then promptly went insane.” Carlson claimed that just a couple short years ago, Fauci was your garden variety public health official who”wore button-down shirts” and “gave careful, precise answers.” That’s not the case anymore, claimed Carlson. “After two years of being nonstop media adulation, Tony Fauci has morphed into an even shorter version of Benito...
    MicroStrategies co-founder Michael Saylor discussed Bitcoin in the latest edition of "Tucker Carlson Today" on Fox Nation. Saylor, a business intelligence expert, explained why he believes cryptocurrencies can be an important asset as governments become more inclined to print money and cause inflation as a more subtle alternative to raising taxes or cutting spending. "Bitcoin is the solution," Saylor said. "Now, go back to the beginning, what is money? Well, an economy consists of goods, services, and property. You know, I want you to do something for me. I want that product. I want you to manufacture something for me. I want that house. I want that land. That's half the economy." "Now, the question is, how do I send 37 horses to you? And then how do we keep the books balanced? So you have to send me back money. Money is socioeconomic energy," he continued. "It is-- money is monetary energy, or it's the energy, the backhaul energy that we use to trade with. If I can send you 10 bushels of corn and you can send me...
    KENOSHA, Wis. -- When he was acquitted of murder in shootings during unrest in Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse went from staring at possible life behind bars to red-hot star of the right: an exclusive interview with Tucker Carlson and a visit with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago capped by a photo of both men smiling and snapping a thumbs-up.For Rittenhouse, a year of legal uncertainty over whether his claim of self-defense would stand up has given way to uncertainty over what's next. He told Carlson, in an appearance that spiked the host's ratings by some 40%, that he hoped to become a nurse or maybe even a lawyer. He planned to "lay low" but would for sure leave the Midwest.Even as Rittenhouse figures out his next moves, fundraising continues on his behalf, ostensibly to retire legal bills from his trial but perhaps in recognition that he may face civil lawsuits over the shootings. Rittenhouse has hinted he may bring defamation claims of his own, and could seek possession of $2 million in bail money raised by his supporters.And some marketing experts say...
    The next day, Limbaugh called Golden into his office. Golden recalled, "Rush has an envelope. He pushes the envelope to me, he says, 'Here.'" "Inside it, there's a check for $5,000," Golden revealed. Golden stressed to Carlson that the benevolent gesture happened before Limbaugh rose to prominence and became wealthy. "I want you to keep in mind, this is before Rush Limbaugh signed any big syndicated deals," Golden told Carlson, the Daily Wire reported. "This is before Rush Limbaugh-the-multi-millionaire, this is before Rush Limbaugh-I'm-on-the-track-to-blazing-success — this is before any of that. This is before there's a Bo Snerdley, because Bo Snerdley didn't exist then; this was James Golden, this black kid from Queens sitting in the newsroom, who used to take Rush's stories." A choked-up Golden divulged, "What Rush said to me was, 'I don't want you to tell anybody about this, this is between you and me; this is not a loan, this is a gift, because good things need to happen to good people once in awhile.'" Carlson, taken aback by the heartwarming story, admitted, "You're...
    Following his acquittal on homicide and attempted homicide charges, teenage vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse insisted he has no desire to become more involved in politics. But in an article published by Vanity Fair on November 24, journalist Eric Lutz stresses that for someone who wants to keep his political involvement to a bare minimum, the 18-year-old Rittenhouse certainly isn’t shy about talking to prominent MAGA Republicans — including former President Donald Trump and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Rittenhouse has received nonstop praise from the MAGA far right for his actions in August 2020, when the Illinois resident traveled to a racial justice protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin armed with an AR-15-style weapon. Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, shot three pro-Black Lives Matter protesters (two of them fatally). During his trial, Rittenhouse maintained that he acted in self-defense — and the jury returned a “not guilty” verdict on all charges. Interviewed by television journalist Ashleigh Banfield for NewsNation on November 24, Rittenhouse insisted that he does not “want to get involved in politics at all” and...
    Kyle Rittenhouse liked the policies of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, he has revealed - describing him as 'a good dude' - but said he went to a Trump rally because he knew the former president backed the police. Rittenhouse, 18, spoke to Fox News host Tucker Carlson for an interview on Sunday, the majority of which was broadcast during primetime on Monday. Rittenhouse was acquitted on Friday by a court in Wisconsin for his shooting dead of two protesters in August 2020, during Black Lives Matter riots in the city of Kenosha.  On Wednesday, the channel aired more footage from Carlson's interview with the teenager, during which the two discussed politics.   He said he was 'not a political person' but had watched Yang's campaign with interest as he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in early 2020. 'I was a pretty big Andrew Yang supporter before all this,' Rittenhouse said. 'I was part of the Yang gang. He's a good dude.' Scroll down for video Kyle Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson, in a clip from their interview aired on Wednesday night,...
    Kyle Rittenhouse spoke with Tucker Carlson about politics in their lengthy interview and why he liked both Donald Trump and Andrew Yang. Rittenhouse recently met with Trump after being found not guilty. In a new clip from the interview shared on Wednesday night, Rittenhouse said the message he gets from the media coverage is “they are saying you can go out and rioted and attacked anybody and you will have the support from the media and the politicians to do whatever you want and kill innocent people.” Carlson moved on to ask if Rittenhouse had any previous interest in politics. “I’m going to get a lot of hate for this,” Rittenhouse said, “but I was a pretty big Andrew Yang supporter before all this.” “Were you really?” Carlson asked with a laugh. “You were part of the Yang Gang?” “I was part of the Yang Gang,” Rittenhouse said. “He’s a good dude.” “I wasn’t really into politics. I didn’t know much about Trump. I didn’t know much about Biden. I went to a Trump rally because Trump supports the police....
    This is a rush transcript of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on November 23, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening, and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.Last Friday, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges against him in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Just two days later, a black nationalist BLM supporter drove an SUV through a Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It was a slaughter.[VIDEO CLIP PLAYS]CARLSON: Six people were killed including three grandmothers and an eight- year-old boy, 47 people were injured very badly, many of them children.Here is one witness's description of the scene.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We were sitting, my daughter was sitting at my feet and I was standing above her and what I saw was a red SUV run over a gentleman, I think, it was a gentleman in a costume and he was -- his body was trampled by both the front and the back wheels.(END VIDEO CLIP)CARLSON: Police say the man who did this is a career criminal called Darrell Brooks. As...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the media on Tuesday of “completely” not looking into the motive(s) behind the tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where six people were killed and more than 40 others were injured when a car drove through a holiday parade over the weekend. Waukesha authorities have not yet released any suspected motive. A suspect, Darrell Edward Brooks, 39, has been arrested and charged with five counts of intentional homicide. During Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host lamented that “Brooks has not publicly explained why he committed mass murder. Instead, the media have decided to speak for him.” “And the main thing they want you to know is that these killings had absolutely nothing to do with the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict just two days before. Nothing whatsoever. The time something just one of those amazing coincidences: ‘There is no evidence [that] this [is] a terrorist incident,’ announced Waukesha’s chief of police,” said Carlson. “But indiscriminately murdering children and women at Christmas parade isn’t terrorism, what exactly is it? Well, it’s a vehicular mishap.” Carlson then gave examples of this alleged media negligence. “Here’s how Twitter’s in-house news team described it: ‘Five people dead and more than 40 injured after car drives...
    This is a rush transcript of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on November 22, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.In retrospect, it is remarkable just how dishonest, how thoroughly and intentionally dishonest the media coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse story turned out to be. All of it was a lie.Rittenhouse was not a white supremacist. He was never in a militia. He never crossed state lines with a firearm.The protest in Kenosha was not peaceful. It was a riot -- chaotic and violent. Many of the rioters by the way carried guns. Rittenhouse was hardly alone.Rittenhouse didn't go to Kenosha looking for trouble. His father lived there. Rittenhouse himself worked as a lifeguard in Kenosha.On august 25th of last summer, Rittenhouse went downtown to stand guard over a car lot. Here is the context. The night before, police in Kenosha had done nothing as the mob burned businesses including another car lot all the way to the ground.So the business...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says he takes it as a “badge of honor” to be attacked by people like Peter Navarro and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson who spread misinformation about the coronavirus. MSNBC’s Ari Melber spoke to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director on Tuesday night, and he concluded by asking Fauci for his reactions to what people have been saying about him around the Internet. Fauci answered that “I’m not in it for a popularity contest. I have devoted my entire professional career to try and safeguard and preserve the health and lives of the American people.” “As an infectious disease doctors who deals with outbreaks, that gets extended to the rest of the world. That’s what I do,” Fauci continued. “The praise or the arrows and slings are irrelevant. I do what science drives you to do, and that’s what I do. I’m not in it for a popularity contest. I’m trying to save lives. The people who weaponize lies are killing people. So the only question I have is that, when you show Tucker Carlson...
    Kyle Rittenhouse says he did not receive compensation for an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson and accompanying documentary on Fox Nation. Speaking with Ashleigh Banfield on NewsNation Tuesday, Rittenhouse discussed his outstanding legal bills, but denied that his donors are motivated by politics. He was confronted by Banfield about whether or not his decision to participate in the Carlson interview and documentary was part of a fundraising effort. “Do you feel you owe anybody who helped raise money?” Banfield asked. “Or do you feel you owe anyone who sent money, in any respect, whether you owe them a political stance, or whether you owe them certain kinds of interviews. People criticize that you did the Tucker Carlson interview because it was all part and parcel of the money raising.” Rittenhouse denied receiving any direct payment. “Well, actually, with Tucker, they reached out to us and they wanted to film a documentary,” Rittenhouse said. “There was no money exchanged. And we never even talked about money. It never was brought out. It was about memorializing my story.” Speaking on CNN...
    Tucker Carlson said the liberal media will not probe the motives behind the Waukesha parade massacre because it will prove their woke bail and prison reforms are responsible after it was revealed the suspect was recently released on a $1,000 bail after a domestic dispute.  Liberals are calling to abolishing federal prisons - which would release criminals such as sex traffickers and murderers - and quashing ‘excessive bail’ just a day after Darrell Brooks, 39, drove his red SUV into a Christmas parade, which injured 62 and killed six.      'The media and local authorities have decided to speak for [Brooks],' Carlson said on Tuesday.  'And the main thing they want you to know is that these killings had absolutely nothing to do with the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict just two days before. Nothing whatsoever. The timing is just one of those amazing coincidences.' Carlson commended the media by saying: 'This has to do with the [Rittenhouse] verdict. That's the obvious conclusion. Is it true? Again, we have not confirmed it, but we can be absolutely certain that the national media will...
    Tucker Carlson’s Fox News interview with acquitted Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was watched by more than 5 million viewers on Monday night - more than twice the number who tuned in to rivals CNN and MSNBC combined. Rittenhouse was acquitted on murder charges last week and Carlson was given the chance for the post-trial interview because of the support he had shown him, according to the 18-year-old's family.  The Rittenhouse interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight was by far the most watched cable news program between 8pm and 8pm Eastern time on Monday night. The MSNBC program that goes head to head with Carlson’s - All In with Chris Hayes - was watched by 1.2 million viewers - slightly more than one-fifth of the Fox News viewership. Coming in a distant third was CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, which attracted just 792,000 viewers, according to Mediaite. That means the Fox News audience was six time largers than that of CNN during that time span. Monday's CNN program was guest-hosted by John Berman, who was filling in for  the vacationing Anderson Cooper.  Carlson’s...
    Biden chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that media figures and politicians who criticize him were “killing people.” During his Fox News Show, Tucker Carlson said, “He decided to unilaterally end Christmas.” During an OAN interview, former Trump administration advisor Peter Navarro said, “We want to take Fauci down and put him in an orange jumpsuit.” Fauci said, “I’m not in it for a popularity contest. I have devoted my entire professional career of 50 years to try and safeguard and preserve the health and lives of the American people. As an infectious disease doctor who deals with outbreaks, that gets extended to the rest of the world. That’s what I do. The praise or the arrows and slings are really irrelevant. I do what science drives you to do, and that’s what I do. I’m not in it for a popularity contest. I’m trying to save lives. The people who weaponize lies are killing people. So the only question I have is that when you show Tucker Carlson and Peter Navarro criticizing me, I...
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted of murder last week after shooting and killing two people in Kenosha, Wis., during civil unrest there last year, said no money was exchanged between him or his attorneys and Fox News for a high-profile interview and documentary series with primetime host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonRittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when linking him to white supremacists Former Trump official knocks conservatives scoring 'cheap political points' on Rittenhouse verdict Two Fox News contributors quit over Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary MORE.  "Well, actually, with Tucker, they reached out to us and they wanted to film a documentary, there was no money exchanged," Rittenhouse said during an interview with NewsNation's Ashleigh Banfield, a transcript of which was shared with The Hill on Tuesday. "And we never even talked about money, and never even ... and it never was brought out ... it was about memorializing my story. And with the donors who donated I don't believe I owe them a political stance, but I do owe them a huge thank you."  Banfield had asked Rittenhouse about suggestions from critics that the...
    (CNN)It should have come as no surprise the first interview Kyle Rittenhouse gave after his acquittal would go to Tucker Carlson. Nicole HemmerRittenhouse, who claimed self-defense after fatally shooting two people and wounding another during a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has become a heroic figure on the right, lauded for his willingness to defend property and defend himself with deadly force during the protests.But recently, his acquittal on all charges added another layer to his status: now he also became a victim of political persecution, unjustly prosecuted by the state and viciously slandered by liberal media and Democratic politicians. That is how Tucker Carlson presented him, adding Rittenhouse to the new pantheon of right-wing victim-heroes he is building. On both his prime-time show on Fox News and his propaganda documentaries running on the streaming service Fox Nation, Carlson has become one of the most prominent promoters of the narrative now defining conservatism in the US: that right-wing violence is not a problem, that White supremacy is a hoax, and that the real threat to democracy is the Democratic-Party-Deep-State alliance....
    Fox News Channel’s "Tucker Carlson Tonight" averaged nearly five million viewers on Monday during the news-making, exclusive first interview with Kyle Rittenhouse, dominating cable news and outdrawing CNN and MSNBC combined.  "Tucker Carlson Tonight" averaged 4.9 million viewers from 8-9 p.m. ET, compared to only 1.2 million for MSNBC and a dismal 762,000 for struggling CNN during the same time period. It was the second-highest rated episode of "Tucker" this year and outdrew CNN by 549%.  KYLE RITTENHOUSE RECOUNTS KENOSHA RIOTS, REACTS TO MEDIA PORTRAYAL OF TRIAL IN FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE ACQUITTAL "Tucker" also crushed competitors among the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults age 25-54, averaging a staggering 891,000 demo viewers compared to 180,000 for CNN and only 150,000 for MSNBC.  Fox News Channel’s "Tucker Carlson Tonight" averaged nearly five million viewers on Monday during the exclusive first interview with Kyle Rittenhouse. (Fox News) Rittenhouse, 18, was acquitted Iast week in the shooting deaths of two men, Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, as well as the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, whom he shot through the right bicep after the protester...
    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went on a rant Tuesday in response to the January 6 select committee subpoenaing him. On Monday more subpoenas were issued related to the “Stop the Steal” protests and the rally the morning of January 6, sent to Jones, Roger Stone, Jennifer Lawrence (no, not the one you’re thinking of), and others. He theatrically declared Tuesday that the subpoena he received is “21st-century mass persecution.” “They will claim I lie about something to the committee, which isn’t even true. I wouldn’t lie.” Jones was subpoenaed just a week after being found liable in multiple lawsuits brought by Sandy Hook parents for his grotesque conspiracy-mongering about the deaths of their children. “I’m probably going to declare the 5th,” Jones said Tuesday. “Not because I’ve done anything wrong, but because these people are political criminals that have an axe to grind and have been bragging everywhere they want to put me in prison, okay? “I don’t intend on spending the rest of my life in prison.” He said the committee is engaging in a “show trial” before telling...
    Fox News anchor Bret Baier confirmed he has "concerns" about a documentary produced by the network's leading primetime host, Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonRittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when linking him to white supremacists Former Trump official knocks conservatives scoring 'cheap political points' on Rittenhouse verdict Two Fox News contributors quit over Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary MORE, that focuses on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  “I didn’t get hurt by it. I didn’t get damaged by it. Were you bothered by it? Because that’s the reporting," Brian Kilmeade, who is a co-host of the "Fox and Friends" morning program, asked Baier on Monday afternoon during an appearance on Kilmeade's radio show.  “There’s a … Brian, I don’t want to go down this road,” Baier responded. “You know, I mean, there were concerns about it definitely ... I think that the news division did what we do, we do when we covered the story.” Kilmeade was apparently referring to reporting from NPR this week that Baier and Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceRittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when linking him to white supremacists Surgeon...
    Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier squirmed on Monday when colleague Brian Kilmeade pressed him over reports that he was bothered by Tucker Carlson’s conspiracy-laden Jan. 6 “documentary,” eventually conceding that there were indeed “concerns” within the network over the unhinged special. During an appearance on Kilmeade’s Fox News Radio program, first flagged by Mediaite, Baier was asked to weigh in on the recent resignations of longtime Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes. The pair, who are also co-founders of anti-Trump conservative outlet The Dispatch, had both been with Fox since 2009 and regularly appeared on Baier’s midday political analysis show. Following the release of Carlson’s multi-part Patriot Purge series that baselessly suggested the Capitol riots were a “false flag” orchestrated by the federal government, however, Hayes and Goldberg claimed they’d had enough and publicly quit, citing the program’s “truly dangerous” and factually inaccurate content. Furthermore, NPR reported that Baier and fellow veteran anchor Chris Wallace complained to upper management about the decision to air Carlson’s feature. “What’s going on with Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg? Why...
    Two top FOX News hosts reportedly expressed their concerns about Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge series before it aired earlier this month and two contributors quit over the documentary's claims. According to a report from NPR, senior FOX News figures Bret Baier and Chris Wallace raised their objections to the three-part documentary series to network leaders, including FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and president of the network's news division, Jay Wallace. Their complaints about the show's dubious claims eventually made their way up to Lachlan Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of FOX Corporation. But network executives still allowed Carlson's three-part documentary series accusing President Joe Biden of setting up the January 6 riots in order to 'conduct an ideological purge and persecute conservatives' to air earlier this month - even as some FOX News hosts debunked its claims.   FOX News hosts Chris Wallace, left, and Bret Baier, right, reportedly told network executives they had concerns about Tucker Carlson's Patriot Purge series before it aired The complaints were made to FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and president of the network's news division,...
    Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, on his radio show, questioned his colleague Bret Baier on Tucker Carlson’s controversial series “Patriot Purge.” The question follows the protest resignations of two Fox News contributors, Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, who have long been regular contributors to Special Report, amid reports that Baier had warned Fox News executives about the conspiracy-laden series on January 6th. Kudos to Kilmeade, who invited Baier on to his radio show Monday and asked Baier, “what’s going on with Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg.” This question came to Baier after reports surfaced that the most prominent Fox News news division members like Baier and Chris Wallace voiced objections to Fox News executives about Patriot Purge. NPR’s David Folkenflik reported the terrific scoop: Veteran figures on Fox’s news side, including political anchors Bret Baier and Chris Wallace, shared their objections with Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and its president of news, Jay Wallace. Those objections rose to Lachlan Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of the network’s parent company, Fox Corporation. Through a senior spokeswoman, Scott and Wallace declined comment. Murdoch did...
    (CNN Busienss)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.The exalting of Kyle Rittenhouse reached new heights on Monday evening when Tucker Carlson used his top-rated Fox News prime time program to lavish even more praise on the teenager.Before airing his interview with Rittenhouse, Carlson declared, "During the course of our long conversation, Kyle Rittenhouse struck us as bright, decent, sincere, dutiful, and hardworking." Carlson went on to say that Rittenhouse is "exactly the kind of person you would want many more of in your country. He's not especially political. He never wanted to be the symbol of anything." Later in the program, Carlson described Rittenhouse as a "sweet kid." None of that is particularly surprising, given how Carlson has previously covered the case. But it shows how the dominant sector of right-wing media, led by Carlson, is continuing to work to elevate Rittenhouse as a role model for others. Not only are people like Carlson excusing the general concept of vigilante justice, they are actively encouraging it. There...
    KYLE Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson that he didn't shower for nearly three weeks in jail — as he had no running water and his skin bled. Rittenhouse admitted he didn’t take a shower from October 31 until November 20, he told Fox News' Carlson. 5Rittenhouse admitted he didn’t take a shower from October 31 until November 20Credit: Fox News 5Tucker Carlson is pictured during his interview with Kyle RittenhouseCredit: Fox News During the interview, which was Rittenhouse's first TV interview since being found guilty, he admitted he "smelled terrible" because there was "no running water" in his jail cell. As the teen recounted his time in Kenosha County Jail, he said: "The jail was interesting. I was in my own room. Rittenhouse described it as a "one-star hotel" — which he likened to a "Super 8." He continued: "I had a desk, a shower, a toilet, a TV, a tablet ... but I didn't have running water. "I had a phone also. But I did not have running water so I did not shower until November 20. Rittenhouse — who...
    Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who was acquitted of murder last week after a jury found he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed two people and injured a third during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisc., last summer, accused President BidenJoe BidenBiden to speak on economy Tuesday, with fed pick imminent NAACP president calls Rittenhouse verdict 'a warning shot that vigilante justice is allowed' Democrats optimistic as social spending bill heads to Senate MORE of defaming him.  "What did you make of the President of the United States calling you a white supremacist," Rittenhouse was asked by Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonTwo Fox News contributors quit over Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary Kyle Rittenhouse: 'I support the BLM movement' Rittenhouse defense attorney says he threw Tucker Carlson's film crew 'out of the room several times' MORE during a wide-ranging interview, a portion of which was aired on Monday evening.  "Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement,"...
    As Tucker Carlson showed his exclusive interview with Kyle Rittenhouse Monday night, he made a point of effusively praising Rittenhouse’s character and called him a “sweet kid.” He set up the interview by telling viewers Rittenhouse is “bright, decent, sincere, dutiful, and hardworking — exactly the kind of person you’d want many more of in your country.” Later on, after part of the interview aired, Carlson said, “What a sweet kid. I think that comes through loud and clear.” “He seems confused by the descriptions of this case as pertaining somehow to race.” Minutes later, following footage of Rittenhouse cracking a joke in their interview, Carlson added, “Imagine putting that kid in jail. One of the very few people in downtown Kenosha that night who was there for the right reasons, who was trying to help, who was trying to bring order out of disorder, who was trying to protect rather than destroy.” He followed up later by again talking about Rittenhouse as “a working-class kid who sincerely believes in America. “His community falls apart, and he tries his best to...
    A Fox News executive reportedly said that the network had not intended to re-sign either Hayes or Goldberg when their contracts came up for renewal in 2022. Carlson mocked Goldberg and Hayes in a comment to the New York Times, saying that their resignations were welcome news. "Our viewers will be grateful," said Carlson. Here's more about the resignations from Fox News: Two Fox News Contributors Quit Over Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 Documentary www.youtube.com
    Kyle Rittenhouse has blamed the city of Kenosha and governor of Wisconsin for the chaos of August 2020, saying there should have been more police and the National Guard.  Rittenhouse, 18, spoke to Tucker Carlson for an interview broadcast on Monday night. Asked where the police were, in the chaos and rioting after the shooting of Jacob Blake, Rittenhouse replied: 'I'm not sure really.' He added: 'They have a hard job, for sure.' He criticized the leadership of the state and city. 'The National Guard should have been called August 23. 'The city of Kenosha failed the community. 'The governor, Tony Evers, failed the community.'   Rittenhouse sat down with Carlson days after being cleared on Friday of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment in the shooting deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, 27.
    Tucker Carlson aired his exclusive interview with Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday night — after Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges — and asked him to respond to President Joe Biden’s 2020 tweet invoking him. A month after the unrest in Kenosha, then-candidate Biden denounced Donald Trump for not disavowing white supremacists on the presidential debate stage. A video posted to Biden’s Twitter account featured an image of Rittenhouse in particular. There’s no other way to put it: the President of the United States refused to disavow white supremacists on the debate stage last night. pic.twitter.com/Q3VZTW1vUV — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 30, 2020 “What did you make of the president of the United States calling you a white supremacist?” Carlson asked. “Mr. President,” Rittenhouse said, “if I would say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement.” “That’s not a small thing to be called that,” Carlson remarked. “No, it’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like...
    Kyle Rittenhouse has slammed commentators on both the left and right as 'sickening' for polarizing Americans and turning his shooting into a cause celebre. 'This is something that I wish never would have happened but it did and we can't change that,' Rittenhouse, 18, tells Fox News host Tucker Carlson in footage shared exclusively with DailyMail.com. 'But how polarized it became is absolutely sickening, like, right or left, people using me for a cause that should never have been used as a cause.' Rittenhouse sat down with Carlson days after being cleared of homicide, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment in the shooting deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz, 27.
    Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC's "The View," made no secret Monday about how she felt concerning Kyle Rittenhouse being cleared of all charges last week. Goldberg said she viewed Rittenhouse's actions as murder, despite the jury's verdicts on Friday over the 2020 shooting deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. Rittenhouse successfully argued he acted in self-defense. A third man was wounded by Rittenhouse. Kyle Rittenhouse and Whoopi Goldberg (Getty Images) (Getty Images) Before expressing her opinion on the verdict, Goldberg played a video clip of Huber's father on CNN lamenting that Rittenhouse was being revered as a "hero" while holding up the urn containing his son's ashes. After playing the video, she claimed Huber "wasn't doing anything," despite video evidence showing him attacking Rittenhouse with a skateboard before being shot and killed.  KYLE RITTENHOUSE FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS IN KENOSHA TRIAL "He saw someone get shot. He thought he was doing the right thing," Goldberg said. "So, even – even all the excuses in the world does not change the fact that three people got shot. Two...