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Tucker Carlson criticised the strong support for Ukraine from US civic, business, and political leaders, calling it “the largest political flash mob

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I'm at a point with trying to understand this clown, for which I do understand it's part of his job to be one on FOX. But - in a moment of such dire seriousness about what Putin has decided to do in Ukraine, what the hell is his 'real' beef when the only recourse is for the West to squeeze as much oxygen off from Putin as possible and provide aid to the Ukrainians in order to help save as many people in Ukraine? Simply because many Americans has gotten behind this effort by the US, he refers to it as "they moved in perfect lockstep" and "the largest flashmob in American history". With WW very much on the table, this isn't a time to dilly dally or rush in at any ridiculous screaming ass speed. I'm sure there's an adoring crowd here in DP who loves all things Carlson, but this turd just doesn't feel American to me. imo




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The Fox News host claimed that “there was no debate about doing this, no reflection. There was not even a real conversation. They just did it. Millions of people simply assumed reflexively a partisan position in a highly complicated foreign crisis, the next crisis, and as they did it, they moved in perfect lockstep”.


“The whole thing was like watching synchronized swimming in” the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, Carlson said.


“It was an amazing performance. Most amazing of all was seeing Republican leaders join the herd after two years of Covid training, they couldn’t help themselves. The result was the largest political flashmob in American historyRepublicans, Democrats, business titans and the media all on one side,” he added.
 

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I'm at a point with trying to understand this clown, for which I do understand it's part of his job to be one on FOX. But - in a moment of such dire seriousness about what Putin has decided to do in Ukraine, what the hell is his 'real' beef when the only recourse is for the West to squeeze as much oxygen off from Putin as possible and provide aid to the Ukrainians in order to help save as many people in Ukraine? Simply because many Americans has gotten behind this effort by the US, he refers to it as "they moved in perfect lockstep" and "the largest flashmob in American history". With WW very much on the table, this isn't a time to dilly dally or rush in at any ridiculous screaming ass speed. I'm sure there's an adoring crowd here in DP who loves all things Carlson, but this turd just doesn't feel American to me. imo




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The Fox News host claimed that “there was no debate about doing this, no reflection. There was not even a real conversation. They just did it. Millions of people simply assumed reflexively a partisan position in a highly complicated foreign crisis, the next crisis, and as they did it, they moved in perfect lockstep”.


“The whole thing was like watching synchronized swimming in” the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, Carlson said.


“It was an amazing performance. Most amazing of all was seeing Republican leaders join the herd after two years of Covid training, they couldn’t help themselves. The result was the largest political flashmob in American historyRepublicans, Democrats, business titans and the media all on one side,” he added.
It's all about the money. Putin's minions must be being paying Tucker with gold because the ruble is currently worth zip.

Be proud Tucker fans! USA! USA! USA!
 

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It's all about the money. Putin's minions must be being paying Tucker with gold because the ruble is currently worth zip.

Be proud Tucker fans! USA! USA! USA!
I'm beginning to get an impression that he's getting plenty of pats on his head - some reaching from as far as Moscow - possibly Pyongyang, but will need to watch further on to make sure.
 

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Putin is so bad that most everyone knows this and reacts against him when without provocation he invades a democratic-seeking nation.

Tucker's take :“The whole thing was like watching synchronized swimming in” the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, Carlson said.

That's right. The world being revolted by Putin's behavior is like North Korean brainwashed masses.

What a completely moronic lunatic. Most popular show though, some 3+M viewers.
 

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Carlson may be right about the stampede in the media to condemn Russia but there can be no doubt Russia is committing serious war crimes in Ukraine. Targeting civilians (some shot down while waiting in food lines) and the scorched earth policy reminds me of US general Sherman who literally burned a path of devastation through the South in the final days of the US Civil War.
 

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Letting faux advertisers know what you think via your wallet is an option.
 

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Tucker has his followers

Those deplorables with decades of right wing brainwashing. No possible way they can think for themselves.

Tucker's racist comments cement his audience. Like the pied piper they will follow him anywhere
 

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One of the best on Putin's team...
 

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Letting faux advertisers know what you think via your wallet is an option.
I think FAUX's advertisers should also let FAUX know what they think by pulling their ads from Tucker's show.
 

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Could be what's driving Fox's ratings higher. :unsure:
I think that FOX's high ratings are not because they are so great - - their high ratings are probably due to their sucky competition (CNN, MSNBC).
 

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We have not heard the last of "two years of COVID training".
Agreed. It's the first that I've ever heard it called that and since he was mainly bitchin' about our support for Ukraine he damn near made it a priority bitch fest about COVID. But then as some here in DP has seen what I posted recently in the CT forum, sounds like he's picking up pace with QAnon's claim that COVID-19 began in Ukraine.
 

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I think that FOX's high ratings are not because they are so great - - is more likely because their competition (CNN, MSNBC) suck.
It really has to do with the increase of simpletons. imo
 

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Someone needs to explain where Fox News' Board of Directors is since Murdoch won't dial this shit back? Paul Ryan is on the board. Wonder if he is scared of Murdoch? Think its time to send him some mail :mad:
 
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I think that FOX's high ratings are not because they are so great - - is more likely because their competition (CNN, MSNBC) suck.

No it is because they tell their audience what they want to hear. They reinforce the things that their audience wants to believe.

Faux creates a separate reality consisting of all the things their audience wants to believe and then mixes in the BS the rich and powerful want them to believe.

Works like a charm.

I call it the Rush Limbaugh model
 

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I think that FOX's high ratings are not because they are so great - - their high ratings are probably due to their sucky competition (CNN, MSNBC).

The competition would be OAN and NewsMax, not CNN and MSNBC. Different audience.
 

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lil' Tucker is a political pornographer, the media descendent of Ann Coulter (remember the polemical bombs that loon used to lob to get the ratings and cash flowing?)

While I suspect there's a degree of right wing love for him because their "pwnthelibz" fetish is dialed to 11, the real concern is how many seem to consider him a legitimate news source, and how much of his propaganda works directly against the best interests of Americans and America.
 

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Tucker is just upset he can't get half the country fighting the MSM and Deep State on this one. That's his job.
 

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I think that FOX's high ratings are not because they are so great - - their high ratings are probably due to their sucky competition (CNN, MSNBC).
Due more to the fact that Fox has a monopoly on right-slanted news and commentary but thers's five or six options for the left-leaning audience.
 
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