Category: Fox News Channel

Watch: Tucker Carlson Hammers ‘Enthusiastic Bigot’ Media Matters Head Angelo Carusone

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson went on the offensive against Media Matters for America president Angelo Carusone, who Carlson labeled an “enthusiastic bigot” for once running what he called a “racist blog.” Carlson had been under fire after Media Matters “unearthed” remarks the Fox News host made while calling into the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” going back more than a decade ago. Carlson first criticized MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who recently had Carusone on his “All In” program. “Chris Hayes is an anchor over on MSNBC — the one with the glasses,” Carlson said. “Hayes’ political views aren’t very interesting: Cringing hipster sensitivity, burnished with low-grade academic buzzwords. Pretty banal stuff. But Hayes always seemed like a decent guy personally. He didn’t seem like a hater. It was hard to imagine him promoting open racism and antisemitism, or at least it was, until the other night. That’s when Hayes invited a man called Angelo Carusone onto his show.” Carlson rehashed Carusone’s numerous blog posts that have been called into question, noting that Carusone has accused others of “bigotry.” “Carusone runs Media Matters,” he continued. “Almost every day, he issues outraged press releases accusing other people

Hoyer: If Howard Schultz Runs for President as an Independent, It Will Hurt Democrats

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) warned a third-party run by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz could risk Democrats losing the 2020 presidential election. Hoyer predicted if he ran, he would siphon votes away from the eventual Democratic presidential nominee and give President Donald Trump a winning re-election bid. “I think if Howard Schultz ran as an independent, it would hurt Democrats,” Hoyer said. “I think, for the most part, he is supportive of Democratic issues. And if we split our vote, the chances of Trump winning are better, assuming he’s the Republican candidate. And I don’t think that’s a result that Schultz wants. And so I have said publicly that I would hope he would not run, or, if he runs, he runs as a Democrat. I think he is a Democrat. I think he supports Democratic policies. And if he runs as an independent, I think he’s going to undermine what he believes in and his objective.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

Tucker Carlson: ‘We Will Never Bow to the Mob, Ever — No Matter What’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson elaborated on his earlier statement regarding comments he had made on a radio show between 2006 and 2011. Carlson explained how the situation unfolded, what he perceived to be the motivations of those involved in the “unearthing” of the clips and vowed he would not “bow to the mob.” He described Fox News Channel’s primetime line-up as one of the only places where “independent thoughts are allowed,” which Carlson said had drawn the ire of the left. “For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity. Since the day we went on the air, they’ve been working hard to kill this show. We haven’t said much about it in public. It seemed too self-referential. The point of the show has never been us. But now it’s obvious to everybody — there’s no pretending it’s not happening. It is happening. And so going forward, we’ll be covering their effort to make us be quiet.” “For now, two points to leave you with. First, Fox News is behind us as they have been since the very first day. Toughness is a rare quality in a TV network, and we are grateful for

Tucker Carlson Vows ‘We Will Never Bow to the Mob,’ But Some Big Advertisers Have

Tucker Carlson took to Fox News Channel’s 8 p.m. slot knowing he had the full support of the cable-news network’s regular viewers. He did not enjoy the same backing from big blue-chip advertisers. Fox News’ broadcast of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday night featured just four ad breaks and very few big national commercials, relying instead […]

Muslim Congresswoman Thanks Fox News for Condemning Pirro Remarks

A Muslim congresswoman who was the subject of controversial comments made by Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has taken to social media to thank the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet for condemning the remarks. During her broadcast on Saturday, Pirro, a former New York prosecutor, suggested Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Democractic representative, did not […]

Tucker Carlson Responds to Radio Controversy

Tucker Carlson responded Sunday night to the discovery of controversial and off-color comments he made during conversations with a radio “shock jock” between 2006 and 2011, urging people who wanted to know more about what he thought to watch his primetime program on Fox News Channel. Media Matters for America, a liberal advocacy group, posted […]

GOP Sen. Barrasso: Dems Determined to Stop Trump from Accomplishing Anything, ‘Good or Bad for America’

In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) offered his theory on why Democrats are so opposed to President Donald Trump’s efforts to erect a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, noting that it contradicted some Democrats’ previous stances on a border wall. Barrasso described the status quo as laws “being used against us.” “I think the day that Donald Trump was elected president, Democrats still couldn’t believe it, and they said, we’re going to do everything we can to stop him from accomplishing anything, whether it’s good or bad for America,” he said. “That does seem to be the way they have headed, certainly with border security, because they have flip-flopped. They’re now against something they have been for and voted for in the past. And that, to me, is the most disturbing nature of all of this, because we need the border secured. I just met this other day, the other day with the secretary of homeland security.” “We’re on a path to having a million, a million people stopped at the border trying to come into the country,”  he continued. “And many get here illegally. We have also weaponized the laws in the

Covington Student Lawyer L. Lin Wood: CNN to Be Sued for More Than $250 Million for ‘Vicious,’ ‘Direct Attacks’

In a clip of an interview set to air on Sunday’s 10 p.m. ET broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin,” L. Lin Wood, the lawyer for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, said CNN was likely to be hit with a massive lawsuit worth more than $250 million over alleged “vicious” and “direct attacks” in the near future. “CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than The Washington Post,” Wood said. “And CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes. It’s broadcast into their homes. They really went after Nicholas with the idea that he was part of a mob that was attacking the Black Hebrew Israelites, yelling racist slurs at the Black Hebrew Israelites — totally false, saying things like Nicholas was part of a group that was threatening the Black Hebrew Israelites, that they thought there was going to be a lynching. Now you’ve seen the tape. If you took the time to look at what was said that day, Nicholas Sandmann did absolutely nothing wrong. He was as I said to other the only adult in the room.” “But you had a situation where CNN couldn’t resist the idea that here’s

Graham: Dems Won’t Condemn Rep. Omar Because ‘They’re Afraid of the Radical Left’

In a Wednesday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on Democrat leaders’ reluctance to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) continued antisemitism. Graham said the Democrats are “afraid of the radical left,” which is why they will not condemn the freshman congresswoman. “They’re afraid not to impeach the president, they’re afraid of getting their primary. They’ve got a billionaire paying money to run against any Democrat who won’t vote for impeachment. They’ve got the radical left threatening to have a revolt inside the Democratic Party if you stand up against antisemitism because they hate Israel so much,” Graham told Sean Hannity. “That’s pretty odd.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Newt Gingrich: Pelosi Is ‘Losing Control of the House’

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich observed that current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to be losing control of the U.S. House of Representatives. According to Gingrich, Pelosi is being forced to change House rules to maintain control of the body. “Look, she is losing control of the House,” Gingrich said of the divisions within the House’s Democratic caucus. “They may be forced in a desperation move to change the House rules, to block Republicans from offering anything which would, I think, lead to chaos. But she can’t get her party to stay together. And if you’re a moderate district, if you’re in a district that Trump carried, or if you’re in a district that’s heavily Jewish, and you’re watching the Democrats go crazy, and you are a Democratic freshman running for reelection, this has to be a really decisive moment.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

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