Late-night comedian Samantha Bee blasted Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a white supremacist, despite his claims that he isn’t.
In a brutal takedown, she played the recently released audio of Carlson advocating genocide and dismissing child rape as legitimate.
“In case anyone in Tucker’s audience didn’t pick up on his subtle messages, he sometimes turns up the dog-whistle,” Bee said during her Wednesday show.
The host then played a clip of the many times Carlson has advocated “Americans” being replaced by foreigners.
“Where have I heard sweaty white men yelling about being replaced?” Bee asked. She showed a clip of the Charlottesville, Virginia neo-Nazis and white supremacists chanting “Jews will not replace us.”
“So, he’s against white supremacy but uses the catchphrase of the Charlottesville mob?” Bee asked, confused. “That’s like saying, ‘I hate the movie ‘Borat’ but you know who loves it? My wiiiiiife!”
She noted that none of the scandalous Carlson audio tapes weren’t hard to find, but her researchers did discover that Carlson’s name is an anagram of Ol’ Cracker Nuts.
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) March 14, 2019
“You know who else thinks Tucker is a white supremacist? White supremacists!” Bee continued, showing a clip of ex-Klan Wizard David Duke called Carlson his favorite commentator. The white supremacist site The Daily Stormer even called Carlson’s show the television version of their website. Oddly enough, in 2016, Carlson said that the KKK and Nazi Party don’t really even exist anyway.
Carlson said in an Aug. 2018 show that most people live their entire lives without even meeting a Klan member or Nazi. “I haven’t,” Carlson claimed.
“You know who can’t say that? Anyone who’s met you,” Bee said.
She got worse from there. Check it out below:
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The 9 Discarded Ballots Were Tossed Because Republicans Won Their Lawsuit Requiring Them to Not Be Counted: Report
Major news is coming in over the “case” of the nine “discarded” ballots from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania that President Donald Trump revealed to Fox News Radio on Thursday.
Here’s what appears to have happened, and we’re going to bullet point this so it’s easy to follow.
- The ballots were discarded by a temporary, or “contract” worker assigned to sort the mail who appears to have been following direction.
- The ballots were military ballots, not absentee or other by-mail ballots.
- The county immediately reported what happened to federal officials, who appear to have immediately politicized the issue.
- “Because these ballots were returned in envelopes similar to absentee ballot requests, elections officials opened them,” The Washington Post reports. “If the ballots weren’t then enclosed in another envelope which shielded the actual vote being cast, they may have been considered ‘naked ballots,’ a term used to describe mail ballots returned without the voter’s intent being protected.
- The Trump campaign and the Pennsylvania GOP in a lawsuit argued that “naked ballots” should not be counted. They won that lawsuit. These nine ballots appear to be “naked ballots,” and that appears to be the reason they were thrown out.
Here’s how MSNBC’s Chris Hayes sums it up: It’s the GOP’s fault.
TL:DR the discarded Trump ballots were discarded because…Trump and GOP lawyers won a lawsuit requiring them to not be counted!!! https://t.co/NE5s90GJDq
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 25, 2020
- The contract worker has been told to not return.
- Buzzfeed adds it appears the DOJ violated its own policy by issuing a press release about the “discarded” ballots, and even worse, suggesting this is a case of election fraud, and even worse than that, suggesting one candidate over another was favored.
- MSNBC adds that county officials were not aware of who the ballots were for until the DOJ’s press release was issued.
- Attorney General Bill Barr personally briefed President Trump about the discarded ballots. Trump and his White House press secretary then politicized the event.
- The county elections supervisor was exceedingly thorough. “Garbage from the Elections Bureau from September 14 through September 16, the time the independent contractor was on County property, was put in a dumpster and secured by County staff,” a local Pennsylvania news report states. “The trash was then searched by the FBI, the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police and county staff. All contents relating to the matter were taken by the FBI.”
Grand Jury Announces Charges Against Only One Louisville Officer – But None in Killing of Breonna Taylor
A grand jury has announced criminal charges against a single Louisville, Kentucky police officer, but no charges in the March 13 killing of Breonna Taylor. The charges are against former officer Brett Hankison and include wanton endangerment, unrelated to Taylor’s killing. No homicide charges were announced.
The charges are being described as insufficient by MSNBC’s Al Sharpton.
.@TheRevAl reacts to 1 former Louisville police officer indicted by grand jury on charges of “wanton endangerment” in relation to the Breonna Taylor shooting case: “I think it’s grossly insufficient.”
“When we say Black Lives Matter, this indictment says, it does not matter.” pic.twitter.com/aXBWrkB2Vq
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 23, 2020
“It feels to me like these charges entirely delete the murder” of Breonna Taylor, MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid commented on the network after the charges were announced. “This was a Black Lives Don’t Matter ruling.”
“They can just shoot you,” she lamented.
“There’s nothing in this charge that mentions Breonna Taylor,” she continued. “There’s no charge that says you need to at least care” about the lives of others, Reid said.
The Nation’s Elie Mystal weighs in:
They’re basically saying that shooting at #BreonnaTaylor WAS LIKE SHOOTING INTO THE AIR.
Black Lives could not matter LESS to these people.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) September 23, 2020
BREAKING: NBC News Special Report: Grand jury presents its Breonna Taylor case report to judge. https://t.co/yVtmGtdr5w
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 23, 2020
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Romney’s ‘Pathetically Weasel-Worded’ Defense of His Vow to Vote for Trump SCOTUS Pick Mocked and Destroyed
U.S. Senator Mitt Romney is being highly criticized Tuesday, after he announced he will vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, even before the candidate has been named.
CNN’s take is that Senator Romney’s “backing of Supreme Court vote paves way for election-year confirmation.”
Romney said he would vote for any nominee who is qualified, although he struggled to define what the term meant to him.
Many are attacking the Utah Republican Senator for green lighting Trump’s unnamed SCOTUS nominee despite voting to impeach the president.
Former Dept. of Defense communications official:
Imagine simultaneously believing the President of the United States violated the constitution & is so unfit for office he must be removed from the White House but also being totally on board with his judgment for a lifetime Supreme Court seat
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) September 22, 2020
Sen. Romney also made several remarks, both to reporters (video below) and in a statement, that are provably false.
Mitt Romney: “I recognize that we may have a Court which has more of a conservative bent than it has had over the last few decades, but my liberal friends have over many decades gotten used to the idea of having a liberal court and that’s not written in the stars.” pic.twitter.com/0lXXcAGrjQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 22, 2020
“The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own,” Romney said in a statement.
Journalist Joan McCarter points out that’s false.
Well, except for 1988 when a Democratic Senate confirmed Ronald Reagan’s nominee, Anthony Kennedy. Except for that “historical precedent of election year nominations.” https://t.co/yOnk78NIMu
— Joan McCarter (@joanmccarter) September 22, 2020
Civil rights attorney Sasha Samberg-Champion blasts Romney for cloaking a purely political decision in the rule of law.
This is a ridiculous statement. It suggests that an inherently political decision is not, in fact, based on politics, but instead on “law” and “precedent,” neither of which have anything to do with this. https://t.co/eixFJhvKwG
— Sasha Samberg-Champion (@ssamcham) September 22, 2020
Historian Kevin Kruse:
This “historical precedent” is so pathetically weasel-worded I’m actually embarrassed *for* you. https://t.co/1vvrKUkeUP
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 22, 2020
Reporter and analyst for Inside Elections, Jacob Rubashkin, notes just how false Romney’s claim is that America is a “center-right” nation – and embarrasses him in the process:
The GOP has lost 6 of 7 popular votes over the last 30 years. That the US is a “center right” country is not particularly borne out in the voting history — if it were, Romney would have a different title than “Senator.” https://t.co/RUtv8X4zGI
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) September 22, 2020
As does journalist Jay Willis:
ROMNEY: [runs a center-right campaign to be the literal President of the United States, loses by four points, is immediately stuffed in the garbage can by his party as it lurches far to the right]
ROMNEY: my worldview is obviously shared by a majority of the country
— Jay Willis (@jaywillis) September 22, 2020
Romney’s false claims that the Supreme Court has been liberal for years is also easily debunked as “utter nonsense” – by Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at a conservative think tank:
Romney’s statement is utter nonsense. A liberal court? Besides Citizens United, Shelby County and many other anti-voter rulings, anti-labor, pro-business, anti-Civil Rights. Center-right? This would be radical right, Federalist Society to the max.
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) September 22, 2020
And by this HuffPost journalist:
The court hasn’t had a liberal majority since 1969.
The country is only center-right if you consider the Democratic Party center-right, which Romney does not.
The Republican Party has won the presidential popular vote just once over the last three decades. https://t.co/VhuwhoKUuO
— Paul Blumenthal (@PaulBlu) September 22, 2020
“The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.”
That’s the fanciest way of saying “it’s all about power baby” I have ever seen. https://t.co/llnYImFhbz
— National Security Counselors (@NatlSecCnslrs) September 22, 2020
There. Is. No. Such. Thing. As. A. Moral. Republican. https://t.co/WcEhOm22jL
— Jessie defund police shut it all down Losch🗽🇺🇾 (@JessieLosch) September 22, 2020
You’ll always be the dude who tried to iron his shirt while wearing it, and absolutley nothing more. https://t.co/Xu1PGpD1zI
— Ryan Barr (@RADMANRBARR) September 22, 2020
Take back the presidency. Take back the Senate. Pack the courts.
There are no “norms” if Republicans keep making up rules that apply only to them. https://t.co/D3oaBcE2O1
— Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) September 22, 2020
— *you’re (@RKJ65) September 22, 2020
No one seems to understand: Mitt Romney, in the end, is a member of the many cults that want to own women’s uteruses.
How could he pass up a chance? https://t.co/3dVtNqOUzx
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) September 22, 2020
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