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  • Alan Colmes: Imprisonment or a Fine Appropriate for Christian Small Business Owner...

    02/28/2014 11:55:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 93 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 2/27/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    ...who won't bake gay wedding cake I was reading on a facebook page today: Soooo, would I be wrong to send a local KKK chapter a list of black businesses and tell them to demand that the business provide services for their next rally? What a clever question… should the government be allowed to tell business what should and shouldn’t do even if it means doing something that the business considers unethical? Alan Colmes seems to think so and be imprisoned if they don’t obey government edict. Ah, the tolerant left strikes again– Far left crank Alan Colmes argued today...
  • Yuck Yuck (Tucker Carlson and Charles Krauthammer excoriate Cruz over Obamacare defunding)

    09/23/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-23-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Tonight on Special Report with Bret Baier both Tucker Carlson and Charles Krauthammer were excoriating Cruz over the issue of Obamacare defunding.  That's fine.If you think he's wrong or foolish or whatever, make the case.But as part of their arguments each brought up that Cruz was born in Canada.  Carlson mentioning that there were questions as to whether Cruz could be president and Krauthammer joking that Cruz could be Prime Minister of Canada.What did that have to do with anything?  The topic was defunding Obamacare and Senate strategy. .@TuckerCarlson @krauthammer What does Cruz being born in Canada have 2 do w...
  • Tucker Carlson: Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are "Hustlers and Pimps"

    07/14/2013 10:30:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | July 14, 2013 | Daniel Politi
    “I don’t know how I feel about George Zimmerman,” Carlson said (watch video here). “But I am positive that people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not deserve to be called civil rights leaders. They are not. They are hustlers and pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions. They know nothing about this. They’re not residents of Florida. They don’t represent anybody, they’re not elected to anything, they don’t have constituencies. The only reason they’re allowed to do this is because we in the press enable them by calling them civil rights leaders. Why do we do...
  • What's Moderating Fox News Want with a Right-Winger Like Tucker Carlson? (huh?)

    03/27/2013 6:02:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | March 27, 2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    Fox News has hired Tucker Carlson to co-host Fox & Friends Weekend, even though the two are on opposite ideological trajectories -- Fox is getting more moderate while Carlson is getting more fringe. The network has intentionally taken on a more moderate tone in recent years; this year, for example, it dumped Sarah Palin and hired Scott Brown. Megyn Kelly gently mocked Karl Rove for his insistence that Mitt Romney maybe would have beaten Barack Obama, if only he'd gotten more votes in seven states. "OLIGARHY"-fearing conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck is long gone. But Carlson, who founded the conservative blog...
  • TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL: Wave goodbye to the Obama media

    11/05/2012 8:44:23 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/2012 | Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
    By tomorrow night we’ll likely know the name of the next president. But we already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters. They’ve disgraced themselves. Conservatives have long complained about liberal bias in the media, and with some justification. But it has finally reached the tipping point. Not in our lifetimes have so many in the press dropped the pretense of objectivity in order to help a political candidate. The media are rooting for Barack Obama. They’re not hiding it. Consider Benghazi. An American consulate is destroyed and a US ambassador murdered at a time when the president...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Tucker Carlson A 'Degenerate, Disgusting Racist Demagogue'

    10/03/2012 1:36:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrew Sullivan is spitting mad at Tucker Carlson. Writing at The Daily Beast today, Sullivan vilifies the editor-in-chief of the Daily Caller as a "degenerate, disgusting, racist demagogue." Sullivan is infuriated by Carlson's Daily Caller having recently called attention to a 2007 speech, largely ignored by the MSM, by then presidential candidate Barack Obama. Addressing an audience of black ministers, Obama lavishly praised Rev. Jeremiagh Wright, blamed the LA riots and the response to Hurricane Katrina on racism and made, in the words of the Daily Caller, "repeated and all-but-explicit appeals to racial solidarity, referring to 'our' people and 'our...
  • Fox News Won't Fire Black Racist Commentator (Jehmu Greene)

    05/07/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene, a black feminist, says on her Twitter page that “love can build a bridge.” But racism, not love, was on display last Thursday when she called conservative Tucker Carlson a “bow-tying white boy.” Greene, a Democratic Party operative who was the national director of Project Vote, a group with close ties to the corrupt ACORN organization, has not offered a public apology. There is no indication that her financial relationship with Fox News has suffered as a result of the racial outburst. “Jehmu apologized to Tucker by phone after the segment,” Irena Briganti, Group Senior...
  • Jehmu Greene calls Tucker Carlson a "Bow Tie White Boy" on FNC's 'America Live with Megyn Kelly'

    05/04/2012 1:18:08 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 80 replies
    Today 5/4/12 at about 2:25pm. Video at link.
  • NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts ["N" Word; "Greek Homos," 'Chinamen" "Watermelons"]

    03/16/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 16, 2012
    NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts By JEFFREY LORD on 3.16.12 Phil Griffin, Brian Williams, Al Sharpton, and Comcast: Nightly News anchor and "Reverend Al." The cast. Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, NBC's cable sibling. Brian Williams, anchor of The NBC Nightly News. Brian Roberts, the Chairman and CEO of Comcast, owners of NBC Universal. The Reverend Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's Politics Nation. And Quicken Loans, one of the original seven national sponsors of The Rush Limbaugh Show that pretentiously dropped Rush's show. That would be the same MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton -- hired by MSNBC president...
  • Domestic Bomber Bill Ayers Calls Andrew Breitbart 'Grinning Bomb Thrower Of Radical Right'

    03/12/2012 11:09:52 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3-12-12
    Bill Ayers is Hating Breitbart. Audio HERE
  • Daily Caller's Tucker Carlson, Breitbart, dine with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn in Chicago

    02/08/2012 3:54:23 PM PST · by ETL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    SunTimes ^ | February 7, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--Chicago's Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn--vilified during Barack Obama's 2008 election and beyond as former Weather underground leaders--served dinner to Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson and his guests Sunday, after the founder of the conservative website bought time with the couple at an Illinois Humanities Council auction. The couple, the Daily Caller reports, is disappointed in their Hyde Park/Kenwood neighbor, President Obama, with Ayers saying he found some "unity" with Republican White House hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). ...
  • Tucker Carlson: GOP Should Ask Themselves Why Does This 70-ish Weird Guy Have All This Support

    12/22/2011 2:57:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 21, 2011 | James Crugnale
    On Wednesday morning’s Red Eye, host Greg Gutfeld asked The Daily Caller‘s Tucker Carlson about Ron Paul’s surge in Iowa. “What happens if Paul wins Iowa? I wrote panic!” “Maybe Republicans (should) ask themselves why does this 70-ish weird guy have all of this support?” Carlson questioned. “What is he saying that’s resonating? And how do we address those concerns? Maybe people do care about the fed – soft money maybe they are not happy with Afghanistan. I mean, think it through a little bit!” Later, during the show’s regular Halftime Report segment, Andy Levy theorized that people liked Paul...
  • Tucker Carlson: The Tea Party Has Destroyed The Republican Establishment

    11/16/2011 11:04:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 16, 2011 | Colby Hall
    Sarah Palin offered some unsolicited advice last night to Mitt Romney, the red-headed stepchild of GOP presidential frontrunners, encouraging him to more openly embrace the fiscal and social conservative side of the Republican party, and to develop a more robust relationship with the Tea Party movement. This morning on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, host Martha MacCallum asked Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson and liberal “embed” Alan Colmes to discuss Romney’s strategy in engaging the powerful Tea Party contingent, which Carlson put in remarkably stark terms. After openly questioning why Romney hasn’t made more of an effort in including an energized...
  • Tucker Carlson: ‘Herman Cain Is Not Qualified To Be President And We Are All Pretending He Is’

    11/09/2011 10:37:04 AM PST · by Cecilia Trent · 111 replies
    MEDIAITE ^ | 11/09/11 | James Crugnale
    On Fox News’s Red Eye, Wednesday morning, The Daily Caller‘s Tucker Carlson made a blunt analysis on Herman Cain‘s abilities to govern as president. “Come on, can we just stop pretending?” Carlson remarked. “I don’t know what happened with these women, the ‘he said, she said, she said, she said’ thing. He is not qualified to be president, and we are all pretending he is. He’s a nice guy. I know him, I like him. I think he’s a great guy. He would be a better president than the current president, but he can’t explain his own economic plan.” “Isn’t...
  • The Daily Caller must be sweating (Bowtie Boy doubles down)

    09/19/2011 6:37:21 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 118 replies
    Foxnewsinsider ^ | 09/19/11 | Greta Van Susteren
    Check this picture out that The Daily Caller is spreading around on the internet. Tucker must be really proud tonight of his employee who doesn’t get what was wrong with his vile and disgusting posting and so is now, but posting this picture, suggesting my interview with Tyson was like his posting – trash. My interview was not trash. I actually know the difference. I interviewed Mike Tyson about his life and boxing. Frankly, in many years on the air, I have interviewed all sorts of people including murderers – what I have not done is used them as a...
  • Tucker Carlson’s THE DAILY CALLER’s DISGUSTING POST

    09/18/2011 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Gretawire ^ | Sunday September 18, 2011 | Greta Van Sustran
    I really don’t understand my friend Tucker Carlson.  He owns the website The Daily Caller and it currently has on its front page the most vile story — referring to a sex act with Governor Sarah Palin as a “womb shifter.”  It is even the headline.  Do you know what that means?  Figure it out  It is really vile.  It is not just smut…this is violence against women. The “womb shifter” reference reported in the story is only the tip of the ice berg in terms of the vile nature of the posting.  I am sparing you the details.  To...
  • Mediaite’s Frances Martel Says Palin Has Held Back Conservative Cause By Taking Over Tea Party

    04/01/2011 9:33:47 AM PDT · by sussex · 15 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    Right wing shock chick Frances Martel is obviously on the look out for a gig at the Daily Caller because she just penned one of the most brown nosing job applications I have ever seen in her recent Palin hit piece at Mediaite.
  • Memo From Theodore Roosevelt Re Sarah Palin (to Rove, Carlson, AoS et al.)

    03/01/2011 8:33:55 AM PST · by sussex · 3 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    THE MAN IN THE ARENA Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”, delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910
  • Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry Ties Michael Vick Case To Slavery, Civil Rights On MSNBC

    12/29/2010 8:30:41 PM PST · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 14+ views
    Mediaite ^ | December 29, 2010
    On tonight’s Rachel Maddow, EP Bill Wolff (filling in for Maddow) brought in Professor Melissa Harris-Perry for a fresh take, and she delivered: Michael Vick is the victim of centuries of black oppression– from dogs? Wolff requested of Harris-Perry a “historical” take on the matter, and while she barely mentioned Vick (and said nothing of Tucker Carlson), she gave an extensive history of African-Americans and dogs. “We want to be really careful here,” she warned, “There are some complex issues at stake whenever you are talking simultaneously about African Americans and talking about issues of animal rights.” She explained that...
  • Tucker Carlson says Michael Vick should have been killed for cruelty to dogs

    12/29/2010 4:24:47 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 100 replies · 10+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 29, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Tucker Carlson says Michael Vick should have been killed for cruelty to dogs. On last night’s Hannity on FNC, Carlson was filling in for the vacationing Sean Hannity (going on two weeks, now) when the conversation turned to Vick during the "Great American Panel" segment. More specifically, the conversation centered on Barack Obama’s recent support to the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles for giving Vick a second chance. While that is an issue in and of itself, Carlson eventually took the conversation into no man’s land by saying that he wished Vick would have been executed for killing dogs. Interestingly,...
  • Tucker Retreats

    09/27/2010 1:56:11 PM PDT · by bkepley · 27 replies · 2+ views
    NRO ^ | Sept. 27, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    In his bizarre attacks on National Review, Tucker Carlson’s m.o. has been to keep changing his story while pretending he’s doing no such thing. He’s still at it. His latest post includes a lot of bluster, so it’s easy to miss that he is beating a retreat. His publication originally claimed that the House Republican leadership “pre-arranged” a positive editorial about the “Pledge to America” with NR. His new breathless claim is that “GOP leadership aides were aware of, and excited by, National Review’s editorial before it was published.” If his first story were true, of course the aides would...
  • JournoList: 135 Names Confirmed with News Organizations

    07/26/2010 10:00:39 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 58 replies · 3+ views
    Source List Included | 07/26/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    Spencer Ackerman - Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect Thomas Adcock - New York Law Journal Ben Adler - Newsweek, POLITICO Mike Allen - POLITICO Eric Alterman - The Nation, Media Matters for America Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic Greg Anrig - The Century Foundation Ryan Avent - Economist Dean Baker - The American Prospect Nick Baumann - Mother Jones Josh Bearman - LA Weekly Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report Ari Berman - The Nation Jared Bernstein - Economic Policy Institute Michael Berube - Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University Brian Beutler - The Media...
  • JournoList: 107 Names Confirmed (with news organizations)

    07/24/2010 10:38:36 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 86 replies · 2+ views
    Source List Included | 07/24/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 107 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect 2. Ben Adler – Newsweek, POLITICO 3. Mike Allen - POLITICO 4. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America 5. Marc Ambinder - The Atlantic 6. Greg Anrig – The Century Foundation 7. Ryan Avent – Economist 8. Dean Baker - The American Prospect 9. Nick Baumann – Mother Jones 10. Josh Bearman – LA Weekly 11. Steven Benen - The Carpetbagger Report 12. Jared Bernstein – Economic Policy Institute 13. Michael...
  • Tucker Carlson: Media Colluded to “Subvert the News” and Protect Obama from Jeremiah Wright – Video

    07/24/2010 7:03:18 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson talking to Sean Hannity about documents they have unearthed showing that journalists colluded together to protect Barack Obama and “subvert the news” on Obama’s relationship to Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Tucker Carlson said it is no surprise that liberals supported Obama, but they “crossed the line” by literally plotting to lie about Obama’s relationship with Wright in order to protect him. The plot occurred at a time when Obama was very vulnerable over the Rev. Wright scandal, and could have still very easily lost the Democratic Nomination race to Hillary Clinton. Carlson...
  • JournoList: 75 Names Confirmed (with news organizations)

    07/23/2010 1:07:17 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 92 replies · 4+ views
    Source List Included | 07/23/2010 | BuckeyeTexan
    The following 75 names are confirmed members of the now-defunct JournoList listserv. 1. Ezra Klein - Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect 2. Dave Weigel - Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent 3. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly 4. David Dayen - FireDogLake 5. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect 6. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker 7. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America 8. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University 9. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect...
  • Letter from Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson on The Daily Caller’s Journolist coverage

    07/22/2010 3:12:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2010 | Tucker Carlson
    We began our series on Journolist earlier this week with the expectation that our stories would be met with a fury of criticism from the Left. A hurt dog barks, after all. The response hasn’t been all that furious, actually, probably because there isn’t much for the exposed members of Journolist to say. We caught them. They’re ashamed. The wise ones are waiting for the tempest to pass. There have, however, been two lines of argument that we probably ought to respond to, if only because they may harden into received wisdom if we don’t. The first is that our...
  • Carlson Launches Olbermann Site

    07/15/2010 7:34:02 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | July 15, 2010 | Patrick Gavin
    You may (or may not) have noticed that there's been a bit of a feud running between MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and the Daily Caller, the website run by (former MSNBC's) Tucker Carlson. The Caller — via its Twitter account, especially — has poked fun at Olbermann with such headlines as "Keith Olbermann talks too much about himself: We watch, because we’re paid to." Olbermann hasn't taken the taunts sitting down, responding via Twitter with, "@TheDailyCaller unfortunately I don't read you because I don't have to." Olbermann has said Carlson has a "bow tie contained brain" and named Carlson among his...
  • If you don’t have sex, you die, says Daily Caller Carlson

    03/01/2010 6:11:25 PM PST · by onyx · 102 replies · 2,513+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 03/01/10 06:32 PM ET | Christina Wilkie
    Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson believes that it is impossible to live without sex. Well, not really. But he did say it. During an appearance last week on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, Carlson joked that “study after study” has shown that “you can’t survive without sex.” Carlson was commenting on Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons’s (R) recent claim that he hasn’t had sex in 15 years. Gibbons, who is married, reportedly made the assertion in response to allegations by a cocktail waitress that the governor groped her in a Las Vegas parking lot. In his deposition, Gibbons said he hasn’t had...
  • Last night I got hit by a car and broke my knee

    02/04/2010 7:24:34 PM PST · by Palladin · 78 replies · 1,458+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2010 | Jim Treacher
    Last night I got hit by a car and broke my knee. Sometime between 7 and 7:30, not long after I got home from work, I walked to the CVS on 22nd and M to get some bread, milk, and a SmartTrip card. I was right across the street from the CVS, and I waited for the crosswalk light to tell me to go before I crossed. I had plenty of time left, according to the countdown clock. I was more than halfway there when a black SUV made an illegal left turn and hit me head-on. I absolutely had...
  • Olbermann's Sick Obsession [STDs on the brain]

    01/12/2010 6:34:57 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 772+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What's up with Keith Olbermann's strange obsession with STDs? A few months ago, the Countdown host invoked "syphilis" in slurring Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. The Countdown host had venereal disease on the mind again tonight . . . Trying to trash Tucker Carlson for accepting sponsorship for his new Daily Caller website, Olbermann suggested that, for money, Carlson might consider endorsing "gonorhrea." Olbermann indulged his odd obsession in the course of naming his former MSNBC colleague tonight's "Worser" person in the world. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein#ixzz0cSJsd0E9 View video here.
  • Tucker Carlson Says "Can You Imagine David Axelrod Lecturing Us (Fox News) on Honesty?" - Video

    10/20/2009 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 805+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Tucker Carlson on with Greta Van Susteren last night, where he called the White House War on Fox News "monumentally stupid." Greta said the whole thing strikes her as "silly." Carlson said he finds it "outrageous" that the White House is calling Fox News "illegitimate" when he personally saw another network (MSNBC) weep with joy on the air when Obama was elected. "I was there," Carlson said. Carlson said many Obama-voting journalists have admitted to him that "they went way too far" in their on-air support of Obama. Carlson also said "can you imagine David Axelrod...
  • Tucker Carlson to launch right-leaning HuffPo alternative

    05/26/2009 3:39:13 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 42 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Pundit Tucker Carlson publicly announced Tuesday that a right-leaning news site resembling the Huffington Post he's been planning will go live within weeks. Carlson will launch TheDailyCaller.com, which he said would focus on reporting on the Obama administration and "adding facts to the conversation." "We are a general-interest newspaper-format style site," Carlson told conservative bloggers at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. "There just aren't enough people covering this administration and telling the people what's going on." Carlson, a former conservative and libertarian pundit (most notably on CNN), touted his site as a home for basic reporting. "Tell the truth, and...
  • Tucker Carlson Booed at CPAC for Saying NYT is an Example of "Accuracy" in Media - Video 2/26/09

    02/26/2009 2:46:51 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 37 replies · 913+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Tucker Carlson getting booed at CPAC today for actually trying to say that the New York Times is a paper that cares about "accuracy," about getting things right! Carlson was trying to make the case that conservative publications must be focused on accuracy, and used the New York Times as an example. Carlson is right that conservatives should care about accuracy. But what planet has he been living on to use the New York Times (Slimes) as an example for us?!!!! . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Norah O'Donnell: Have The Republicans 'Lost Their Cojones?'

    01/21/2009 1:25:11 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1,517+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Norah O'Donnell just mocked the manhood of the Senate Republicans. The MSNBC host was discussing with Tucker Carlson the way that, while making noises about wanting more financial disclosure about donations to Bill Clinton's foundation, Republicans have announced their intention to vote for Hillary's confirmation as Secretary of State nonetheless. O'Donnell wondered out loud whether the Republicans "have kind of lost their cojones." View video here.
  • If It Works For Chris . . . Carlson Kids About Running For Senate

    12/05/2008 6:20:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies · 484+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Always irreverent, Tucker Carlson seems freer than ever to aim a few jabs at his network and the people that work there. On today's Morning Joe, Tucker landed a one-two punch. With all the talk focusing on Detroit, Carlson let the cat out of the bag that NBC is implementing layoffs of its own. Tucker played off that news, tweaking Chris Matthews along the way, by announcing that he too was planning a Senate run, one in which a bailout of the news networks would be the centerpiece. Tucker, an unreconstructed libertarian, spoke in opposition to the Detroit bailout. After...
  • Former MSNBC Host Tucker Carlson: 'The Press Love Obama'

    06/05/2008 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies · 192+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | June 5, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    One of the major criticisms in the 2008 presidential election cycle has been about the media bias in favor of liberal Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. Former MSNBC show host Tucker Carlson, now the senior campaign correspondent for the network admitted the criticism is valid. Carlson, who has access behind the scenes in the news, compared the media’s affection for the Illinois senator to “the kind of love you have to be a ninth-grade boy to understand.” “If you think about the psychology of this – I think it’s interesting, Carlson said in an interview with Carol Joynt. “In the last...
  • VIDEO-Tucker Carlson: Obama makes the media feel funny in the pants

    05/08/2008 12:47:06 PM PDT · by LJayne · 5 replies · 85+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 5/08/08 | Allahpundit
    The last time we encountered a political analogy this sexualized was, I believe, after the initial burst of Fredmania last year, when the left discerned a decidedly gay tinge to conservatives' hero-worship of a big, drawlin', southern hunk such as he. (Presumably, McCain's victory proves in hindsight that we're straight.) Tucker turns the tables here, but is the analogy fair? Go have a look at the new cover of Time magazine. All that's missing is a milkshake with two straws in it and the headline, "You have beautiful eyes."
  • MSM's Obama-love: 'Like a 9th-Grade Boy Embarrassed to Stand Up'

    05/08/2008 5:04:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 123+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Thrill up my leg"? Forget about it. Chris Matthews's famous description of the excitement he gets from Barack is nothing compared to the tumescent terms in which MSNBC senior campaign correspondent Tucker Carlson has depicted the intensity of the MSM's love affair with Obama. Tucker appeared on today's Morning Joe. TUCKER CARLSON: It's gonna be such a great election; it has been so far. JOE SCARBOROUGH: Especially when you have the media loving one candidate as much as they love Barack Obama. CARLSON: But it's more than love. I mean, it's the kind of love that anyone who's been a...
  • CNN's Soledad: Rev. Wright Speech a 'Home-Run'

    04/28/2008 5:14:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 436+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Were they commenting on the same speech? Rev. Jeremiah Wright goes before the Detroit NAACP, claims that black and white children learn with different parts of their brain, and offers a simpering, unflattering imitation of the way white pastors speak. CNN's Soledad O'Brien gushes that the speech was a "home run" and "really funny." But over at Morning Joe, Wright's words prompted a panel member to call the reverend a "mediocrity" and a "buffoon." View video here.
  • Hardball: 'Kamikaze' Hillary Ready to Wreck the Party

    03/27/2008 3:40:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 144 replies · 3,362+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    After me, the deluge" (après moi, le déluge) -- popularly attributed to Louis XV Look for Chris Matthews to start calling her "Louie." The Hardball host was as roiled as Robespierre today at Hillary Clinton's threat to take the Dem party down in a convention credentials fight over the seating of the Florida and Michigan delegates. In the course of an interview with Greta Van Susteren of Fox News yesterday, Clinton made clear her intention to take things to a floor fight if necessary, and went so far as to pre-emptively undermine Barack Obama's legitimacy as a candidate if he...
  • 'He Probably Wasn’t Listening in Church'

    03/15/2008 7:42:23 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 1,199+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    We can't let Tucker Carlson's show, which I've enjoyed, pass into history as it did last night without a mention here. MSNBC has said that Tucker will remain at the network as an at-large commentator, and I have a feeling that, liberated from show-host concerns, he might become even more uninhibited in the expression of his quirkily conservative/libertarian views. So let's usher Tucker out by focusing on one of our favorite nemeses, Rosa Brooks, the liberal LA Times columnist who appeared on the show's final episode last night. The unreconstructed Obama apologist offered the lamest excuse yet for his failure...
  • Bill Press: Hillary Has 'B---- of Brass'

    03/13/2008 4:13:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,380+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Even Tucker Carlson, MSNBC's uninhibited house libertarian, was a bit taken aback. But good Dem Bill Press has had the, um, gumption to say what others may have thought about Hillary Clinton: that she has "balls of brass." View video here
  • Tucker Carlson Out at MSNBC

    03/10/2008 5:25:26 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 32 replies · 1,135+ views
    AP ^ | 3/10/2008
    Tucker Carlson Out at MSNBC NEW YORK (AP) — The bow tie is out at MNSBC. David Gregory is replacing Tucker Carlson as host of a one-hour show each evening. The news network is making a handful of changes to respond to heavy political interest. Gregory's new show is called "Race for the White House" and will be on each weekday at 6 p.m. starting next Monday. Carlson has been at MSNBC for nearly three years. MSNBC also says that Andrea Mitchell will anchor an hour each afternoon. Keith Olbermann's popular "Countdown" program will rerun every night at 10.
  • Tucker Carlson Out at MSNBC

    03/10/2008 11:37:22 AM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 56 replies · 1,981+ views
    AP ^ | 3/10/08 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - The bow tie is out at MNSBC. David Gregory is replacing Tucker Carlson as host of a one-hour show each evening. The news network is making a handful of changes to respond to heavy political interest. Gregory's new show is called "Race for the White" and will be on each weekday at 6 p.m. starting next Monday. Carlson has been at MSNBC for nearly three years.
  • Tucker Canceled; Other (MSNBC) Programming Changes Ahead (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/09/2008 4:01:34 PM PDT · by abb · 87 replies · 3,294+ views
    TV Newser ^ | March 9, 2008 | Staff
    Insiders tell TVNewser Tucker Carlson's 6pmET show Tucker is getting the axe, but Carlson stays on as a political contributor to all MSNBC shows at least through the 2008 election. The official announcement, expected tomorrow, will include details about who will replace Tucker at 6pmET as well as other political programming additions. Sources say the network is going to beef up its schedule with more NBC News talent. In recent days, Jossip, as well as other blogs, ratcheted up the talk that Tucker would be replaced "for a new project." In its 33-month run, Carlson's show has had two names,...
  • Tucker Carlson unintentionally reveals the role of the American press

    03/09/2008 4:05:59 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 64 replies · 3,282+ views
    Salon ^ | March 8, 2008 | Glenn Greenwald
    The most interesting part of the controversy over Obama advisor Samantha Power's referring to Hillary Clinton as a "monster" -- one might say the only interesting part -- is that immediately after Power said it, she tried to proclaim that it was "off the record." Here was Power's exact quote: She is a monster, too –- that is off the record –- she is stooping to anything. But the reporter who was interviewing her, Britain's Gerri Peev of The Scotsman, printed the comment anyway -- as she should have, because Peev had never agreed that any parts of the interview...
  • Edwards Advisor: Hillary Should Have Emphasized Her 'Likability and Warmth'

    02/27/2008 5:16:03 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies · 231+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With advisors like this, no wonder John Edwards got blown out of the Dem primary . . . Of all the qualities Hillary might have emphasized to her advantage, can you imagine basing her campaign on her "warmth" and "likability"? Chris Kofinis can. The former communications director of the John Edwards campaign appeared on Tucker Carlson's show this evening. View video.
  • Tucker's Turn For Time-Out? Carlson Clipped Over 'Totally Out of Line' Comment

    02/26/2008 4:57:01 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies · 113+ views
    NewsBusters | Mark Finkelstein
    Now that David Shuster has returned from MSNBC exile after the Clinton campaign complained about his comments on Chelsea, will Tucker Carlson's be the next head Camp Hillary hunts? Senior Clinton advisor Kiki McClean comprehensively rapped Carlson's knuckles this evening over comments Tucker made about Clinton campaign spokesman Phil Singer. View video here.
  • 'Howard Wolfson's Always Calling Around Threatening People'

    02/25/2008 7:42:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies · 496+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tucker Carlson, on his show tonight, describing the Clinton campaign's press relations . . . TUCKER CARLSON: They're awful to the media: let's be totally blunt. They're awful to the press. They treat the press like enemies. [Clinton Communication Director] Howard Wolfson's always calling around threatening people. Threatening people! News organizations! They do that! People hate you if you do that. I mean, they've earned the enmity of the press, in my view. They have. I mean, it's been hard but they've done it. The affable Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post tried to take the edge off. EUGENE ROBINSON:...
  • Decline HillaryCare? Suffer An 'Outcome'

    02/15/2008 6:40:19 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 56+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You vill obey update . . . The domestic policy differences between Hillary and Obama are negligible. But the Clinton camp likes to claim that his national health care plan would leave 15 million people out, whereas hers covers everyone. Let's put aside for the moment the fact that former Clinton cabinet member Robert Reich says the Obama plan would actually wind up covering more people. The key to Hillary's claim that she would cover everyone is that . . . she would punish people who refuse to fall in line. Naturally, Clinton isn't eager to specify just what such...