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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:01 AM

Tucker Carlson under attack from the right for gently telling them the truth

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/21/media/tucker-carlson-fox-news-traitor/index.html

Traitor. Globalist. Sellout.

Those weren't the insults reserved for a CNN or MSNBC anchor on Friday. No, those were the insults aimed at conservative media darling Tucker Carlson. In what feels like the most severe moment of backlash since his Fox News show premiered in 2016, Carlson is fielding criticism from the right.

Carlson angered some of his audience Thursday when he called out Sidney Powell, President Trump's attorney who has peddled wild conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. Carlson was careful not to deviate too far from the party line, opening his show with deference to the fraud claims presented by Rudy Giuliani. He also offered up reasons his audience should trust him. He explained to his viewers that he had reached out to Powell for supporting evidence with an open mind. And he pointed out his coverage of the Russia probe and how he never rules anything out — even UFOs.

Then Carlson broke the news ever so softly to his viewers: He said that, despite his polite requests, Powell had not provided a shred of evidence to support her outlandish claims and had even told him to stop contacting her. Not only had she failed to provide him with evidence, Carlson said, she had also failed to support her claims to others in Trumpworld.

But what is remarkable is that, ever since he called out Powell, Carlson has been the subject of denunciation by some on the right. His mentions on Twitter have been flooded with disappointed viewers saying that they feel betrayed by him. Right-wing websites have homed in on the controversy. And pro-Trump internet personalities have criticized him for having the nerve to challenge Powell.

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Reply Tucker Carlson under attack from the right for gently telling them the truth (Original post)
Demovictory9 Nov 22 OP
Squinch Nov 22 #1
Sherman A1 Nov 22 #2
Iliyah Nov 22 #3
Mike Nelson Nov 22 #4
grumpyduck Nov 22 #5
hlthe2b Nov 22 #6
rainin Nov 22 #7
Walleye Nov 22 #8
Shermann Nov 22 #9
Botany Nov 22 #12
Willto Nov 22 #10
tavernier Nov 22 #11
kacekwl Nov 22 #13
llashram Nov 22 #14
tulipsandroses Nov 22 #15
lindysalsagal Nov 22 #17
lindysalsagal Nov 22 #16
Midnight Writer Nov 22 #18

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:04 AM

1. He'll walk it back. Because he's such a profile of courage.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:15 AM

2. Well,

He is one of the primary reasons they believe as they do, so I feel nothing for him.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:33 AM

3. I'll say a fairy amount o RWers do believe that Biden/Hariis won . ..

be it that they are pissed, but at least that some acknowledgment.

Hate fake radio, hate fake news and hate fill by mouth . . ..

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:34 AM

4. Yikes!

... poor Tucker. He's lost what's left of his mind. He should know he will never be accepted as normal. He's no Bill Krystol. Tucker better go back to Trumpland toot suite!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:52 AM

5. All I can say is

Schadenfreude.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:01 AM

6. So strong is the cult... Tucker deserves all he gets from these morons, but disturbing...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:04 AM

7. It's been hard being a democrat, but we've never eaten our own for telling the truth!

I've found it hard over the years being a democrat. It seemed so easy to be republican because they're not tethered to the truth. They don't have to fight fair. They don't have to explain themselves or be consistent. Their leaders can say one thing in the morning and the opposite in the afternoon, and their media never mentions it. It's total cover. They had mafia like protection from their media.

I hope they enjoyed it while it lasted. LOL LOL LOL LOL (I'm channeling Kenneth Copeland here)

They are at war over there, among themselves. They're out for blood and republicans who tell the truth are in their cross hairs. We're in for a wild ride folks. The republican party is going down just like many predicted. Trump will take out the entire party before this is over. Good riddance!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:30 AM

8. Trumpers are going to have a crappy Christmas. They will probably beat their wives

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:53 AM

9. Fox stoked the coals thinking they could control the flames. They can't. nt

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Response to Shermann (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 08:03 AM

12. But now that Fox News has betrayed the kool aid drinking base they can now go to News Max, ...

... OAN, Sinclair, and various internet nut ball sites for "their news."

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 07:08 AM

10. I don't feel sorry

for the bastard. He and Fox have created the monster that is their regular audience and now it's grown beyond their control. The idiots that watch Fox have grown so accustomed to being told only what they want to hear that they cannot even tolerate FOX having to concede the unavoidable truth that Biden is the president elect.

And so Fox and Tucker find themselves faced with two choices. Acknowledge this truth and lose viewers. Or spend an embarrassing 4 years pretending not to notice that Joe Biden is living in the White House.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 07:40 AM

11. I don't think it has anything to do with Carlson.

I think Murdoch has decided to “go in a different direction“ with trump and the staff has been notified to fall in line.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 08:36 AM

13. Maybe he'll be kidnapped and

executed on live TV.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 09:51 AM

14. oh he will get in step again

as a brown shirt leader in RW propaganda. He does not want to lose those Fox News paychecks.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:39 AM

15. I wonder if Fox is going to try to reinvent themselves? They are no longer going to be kooky enough

How much of their audience will shift to OAN and Newsmax?

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:49 AM

17. freepers are claiming as much. I don't follow ratings, myself.

someone will cover it.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:48 AM

16. He'll cry all the way to the bank. They make gezillions on TV carrying water for the gangsters

The more controversy, the hotter his brand is. Don't fall for it: They're all pigs at the trough.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 04:25 PM

18. The truth part of Carlson's statement was so subtle I nearly missed it.

He started out by echoing all of Powell's claims as if they were valid, and then, at the very end, he said Powell refused to provide evidence.

If you blinked, you missed the point he was making.

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