Funny how pointing out that someone took money from George Soros has become the equivalent of naming the Jew.Media Matters said:Tucker Carlson criticized George Soros, who by the way hasn't given us a dime. Now I'm not saying criticizing George Soros is anti-semitic, but draw your own conclusions.
Very interesting Carusone says, "...Fox News is toxic to advertisers." He doesn't say, "...Tucker Carlson is toxic to advertisers." It strikes me as a Freudian slip of his true goal and the goal of Media Matters, destroy all media right of CNN. It isn't like that's a secret, but you'd think he would pretend not to want that just for optics sake.
I mean, it kind of literally is if you think about it.Funny how pointing out that someone took money from George Soros has become the equivalent of naming the Jew.
I'll never understand how people manage to have Freudian slips in text. Like nigga just proofread your shit.Very interesting Carusone says, "...Fox News is toxic to advertisers." He doesn't say, "...Tucker Carlson is toxic to advertisers." It strikes me as a Freudian slip of his true goal and the goal of Media Matters, destroy all media right of CNN.
Media Matters President Angelo Carusone is currently leading a boycott campaign against Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a co-founder of The Daily Caller News Foundation, in an attempt to get him fired.
Carusone and Media Matters, which openly pine for the destruction of Fox News, have justified the left-wing boycott campaign by pointing to a number of statements that Carlson made on a radio shock jock show between 2006 and 2011.
But Carusone has his own track record of inflammatory statements. Carusone’s now-defunct blog included degrading references to “trannies,” “jewry” and Bangladeshis. (RELATED: Media Matters Gave MSNBC Host Joy Reid A Pass)
Carusone posted a lengthy diatribe in November 2005 about a Bangladeshi man who was robbed by “a gang of transvestites,” as Carusone described it. Carusone was offended that the gang was described as “attractive” in an article.
“Did you notice the word attractive? What the fuck is that doing in there? Is the write[r] a tranny lover too? Or, perhaps he’s trying to justify how these trannies tricked this Bangladeshi in the first place? Look man, we don’t need to know whether or not they were attractive. The fucking guy was Bangladeshi,” Carusone wrote. “And while we’re out, what the hell was he doing with $7,300 worth of stuff. The guy’s Banladeshi! [sic]”
Carusone also chided police for not advising the public to “stay away from tranny bars, stay away from places [sic] where Eddie Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. have/are visiting, don’t fucking kiss a transvestite, don’t bring a group of transvestites back to your room, etc…”
The future Media Matters president titled his post, “Tranny Paradise.”
Carusone claims he watched a lot of south park and decided he loved and wanted to emulate Cartman. What is wrong with these people?Looks like Angelo Carusone didn't practiced what she preached. https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/12/angelo-carusone-rules-dont-apply/ ( http://archive.li/hQ1Ds )
Media Matters has been throwing stones at Tucker Carlson from its own glass house
By Thomas Lifson
There is a lesson for conservatives in the latest chapter of the Big Money Left’s campaign to silence Tucker Carlson: It is very hard to successfully bully someone who is laughing at you.
Media Matters, one of the principal enforcers of the Left’s strategy of silencing dissident voices, desperately wants Tucker Carlson off the air. He is the gutsiest voice in mass media attacking what he calls “tech tyranny,” wherein conservative voices are suppressed by Google, Twitter, and other digital platforms, and doesn’t spare other bullies like the Southern Poverty Law Center and Media Matters itself. Worst of all, he does this with a smile and laughter, exposing the Emperor’s New Clothes reality of their pieties.
Yesterday saw an escalation in the war declared by Media Matters on Tucker and his employer, Fox News. The Leftists employ the strategy of using their huge financial resources derived from people like George Soros to (in David French’s words):
Because America used to be far more committed to free speech and far less ready to purge media people, pretty much everyone in the media has said or written things that now are streng verboten post-#MeToo and post-PC-fever. Tucker made a bunch of jokes on a radio show called “Bubba the Love Sponge” and once the researchers at Media Matters discovered the tapes and listened to broadcasts from years ago, they had their ammo.…listen to hundreds of hours of radio shows or podcasts. They’ll watch tapes of cable news until their eyes glaze over. They’ll scan through hundreds of thousands of written words — letting the sum total of the person’s worldview and body of work wash over them — looking for that “gotcha” moment, the word or phrase that proves “the bad man really is bad.”
Step two is mobilizing outrage, feeding press releases to the 90% of the media already in their hands, and deploying “spontaneous demonstrations” to create the impression of widespread public outrage, which then is used to intimidate advertisers, thereby strangling revenue, and forcing the broadcaster or publication to either fire the targeted person or risk its own economic viability. (Media Matters has long sought to destroy Fox News.)
By Eli Rosenberg
March 14 at 7:26 AM
Madeline Peltz works the night shift at the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America. Given the timing of that particular shift, one of her main responsibilities is watching Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. show on Fox News.
And she’s watched a lot of Tucker Carlson.
Carlson has been in the public eye for some 20 years — first as a print journalist, then a television commentator, founder of the conservative site the Daily Caller, and now, Fox News host, with a prime-time slot and a salary in the millions. But people have been confused by Carlson’s tone on Fox since he took over for Bill O’Reilly in 2018, noting concern about diversity and demographics in his show.
After many Carlson-watching hours, the 24-year-old researcher developed a working theory, which she outlined on the nonprofit’s website: that Carlson is using his platform on Fox News to introduce white-nationalist ideas to the mainstream, making him a uniquely prominent “mouthpiece for white supremacy.”
Peltz dug into his recent past and discovered a trove of appearances he made on shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show between 2006 and 2011. She found a series of misogynistic, racist and homophobic remarks Carlson made, the audio of which Media Matters published this week.
In response, Carlson was defiant, casting himself as the victim of “the great American outrage machine,” a mob of power-seeking organizations and people he says are waging a political war to censor him.
In reality, credit for the tapes’ publication is due to Peltz: a 20-something in her first adult job who lives in the basement of a D.C. house she rents with five other people, a few cats and a dog named Noodles.
“I’m not like some high-power-wielding globalist,” Peltz said, adopting the conspiracy-inflected jargon of the far right. “I’m this kid who’s been on the Internet my whole life and knows how to get around it.”
It’s been a busy week at Media Matters, which tracks conservative media trends and has engaged in a years-long effort to cast light on the ways Fox News and its hosts sidestep traditional journalism guidelines.
The organization released the first audio of Carlson on Sunday. In that, Carlson called rape shield laws “totally unfair” and was adamantly supportive of Warren Jeffs, the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who is serving a life sentence for child rape. Carlson also said he would “love” a scenario involving young girls sexually experimenting and described women as “extremely primitive.”
The next day, Media Matters for America released another audio file just moments after Carlson’s show began. In that, Carlson said that white men deserve credit for “creating civilization,” called Iraqis a bunch of “semiliterate primitive monkeys,” and spoke about his desire for a presidential candidate to blame the “lunatic Muslims who are behaving like animals.”
There was more on Tuesday. This time, Carlson could be heard joking about having sex with whom he thought was an underage beauty pageant contestant.
On his Tuesday night show, Carlson did not address the audio itself. Instead, he took aim at Media Matters, calling it “a George Soros-funded lobbying organization whose sole mission is to punish critics of the Democratic Party.”
But the tapes have turned up pressure on the show, teeing off an advertiser boycott and a protest in front of Fox News’s headquarters in New York City on Wednesday, which Media Matters helped organize.
When asked for a comment for this story, Fox News spokeswoman Carly Shanahan pointed to Carlson’s statements on his show this week.
A liberal watchdog
Media Matters for America is not currently funded by George Soros; he has not donated to the organization in many years, its president, Angelo Carusone, said in an interview.
While Carlson described Media Matters as working to “bully” corporations, it is the fraction of the size of Fox News, whose revenue for 2018 has been estimated to be more than $3 billion. Media Matters has about 80 employees and a budget of about $14 million that mostly comes from private donors, Carusone said.
The group conducts media analysis from a left-leaning perspective, studying trends and themes to see how political discussions play out in the nation’s media bubbles. Its staff monitors some 50,000 hours of live programming on television and radio every year, and the organization tapes another million hours of audio and video.
Media Matters, which has an active website that highlights and contextualizes some of these moments, drew criticism during the 2016 for what some saw as an attempt to malign coveragethat was critical of Hillary Clinton. But it has found a renewed prominence in the Trump era by turning its sights to the new information economy: the rise of conspiracy theories and misinformation online, the increased visibility of fringe right-wing websites and ideas, and an energized conservative media ecosystem that helps amplifies those ideas.
“When we did a power mapping of the landscape at the end of 2016, early 2017, what we found was that so much of what used to be dismissed as the fringes was now where power was being organized: 4chan, Daily Stormer comment sections, subreddits,” Carusone said. “These would never have been considered worthy enough or important enough to monitor [before]. But we looked at it, and they were — they were driving a lot of the misinformation and fake news of 2016. They were creating a lot of material that was making it onto Fox News or Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.”
Carusone said the organization had to build some new digital technology to track the online conversations in forums and message boards that he said have such a large effect on the political discourse in the United States.
“It’s basically it’s just a giant DVR for the ’chans, an archive of these message boards,” Carusone said.
And it has been doing studies and using other data to advocate better practices. It pushed Google to stop allowing what it had assessed as fake-news-purveying websites to use the company’s AdSense program. It has met with the big three technology companies — Facebook, Google and Twitter — Carusone said, but he said NDAs prevented him from disclosing more about that. It also works with journalists to publicize problems or issues when other methods of persuasion fail.
“It’s a combination of building up public pressure or direct lobbying,” Carusone said.
Peltz’s project was her idea, Carusone said. He said the organization decided to publish portions of what she had found after deciding it was relevant to understanding Carlson’s current political views.
“We didn’t just try to embarrass him,” Carusone said. “We took things that directly echo his show now, and things that had some relevancy today.”
A defiant response
Carlson has responded by attacking Media Matters for America, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center, whose categorization of hate groups is used widely by media organizations.
He has also been engaged in a long-running feud with CNN; on Tuesday he called anchor Brian Stelter a “eunuch,” multiple times, name-calling that was omitted from the text of his monologuelater posted on the Fox News website.
“This is what an authoritarian society looks like,” Carlson said. “It was only a matter of time before they came for Fox News.”
He also took aim at Media Matters’s designation as a tax-exempt nonprofit and urged viewers to call the Internal Revenue Service.
“In its original tax application to the IRS, Media Matters claimed that the American news media were dominated by a pro-Christian bias and that they were needed to balance it,” Carlson said. “It has been violating the terms of that status ever since.”
He interviewed Boyden Gray, a former counsel to President George H.W. Bush, who has filed a complaint with the IRS about Media Matters.
“There is something wrong with the IRS,” Gray said. “There is nothing more harmful than to keep silent when you shouldn’t be defending yourself.”
[Tucker Carlson, under fire, tries to turn the conversation back on his accuser, Media Matters]
The Daily Caller, which Carlson founded in 2010, also repurposed a story it had written previously about some racist and transphobic slurs Carusone used on a blog in 2005. Carusone had used slurs about transgender people, Jews and Japanese people.
He wrote about his boyfriend, now husband, saying that “despite his jewry, you KNOW he’s adorable,” in October 2005, for example.
Carlson pointed to Carusone’s comments on his show Wednesday, speaking about the “irony” of the offense and saying Media Matters should issue a press release about them. “They’ve done a lot more for a lot less,” he said.
Carusone, he said, is an “enthusiastic bigot.” But Carlson also said that he didn’t care what Carusone wrote on his “dumb blog” and that his “dumb opinions don’t interest me at all.”
Carusone said the posts, which he intended as satire, recirculate every time Media Matters is in the news. And he said that the persona of the blog, which he wrote in college, was designed to parody a “right-wing blowhard.”
“It didn’t work very well, and I killed it,” he said. “It’s not funny and it’s not nice.”
The controversy continues
Peltz said there’s no doubt in her mind that Carlson has been trying to “thread the needle of mainstreaming overt white nationalism” while also avoiding the consequences for it. She cited well-publicized instances: when Carlson saidimmigration was making the country “dirtier,” in December and another segment in which Carlson claimed the South African government was seizing land from white owners, simply because they were white. Carlson has defended that story.
Peltz said she believes the extremism has been escalating.
“It’s clear in the editorial choices that he makes that he covers demographic change as basically the end of white people,” Peltz said. “As someone with one of the largest platforms in media, he frequently portrays himself as a victim. And that’s a long tactic of white nationalists, going back all the way to the civil rights struggle in the South.”
She said Carlson’s response to the audio’s publication is a sign that it had an effect. Media Matters says it has more material; it is not clear if the releases will continue.
“There’s a lot of stuff that I don’t think Fox News is super proud of,” Peltz said. “It just took 10 hours a day [listening to] Bubba the Love Sponge to figure out.”
I'll do it: (((Eli Rosenberg))). Of course he worked for the NYT.Tucker Carlson says he’s the victim of a powerful bully. Meet the 24-year-old who found the tapes.
Am I the only one who think then Madeline Peltz and Eli Rosenberg aren't white as snow and they might have some of their own hidden skeletons in their closets?Tucker Carlson says he’s the victim of a powerful bully. Meet the 24-year-old who found the tapes.
BRAVO. BRAVO.Looks like Angelo Carusone didn't practiced what he preached. https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/12/angelo-carusone-rules-dont-apply/ ( http://archive.li/hQ1Ds )
SJWs always projectBRAVO. BRAVO.
That right there is the fundamental hypocrisy and fatal flaw of SocJus in a nutshell. This is a phenomenon existing across the entire SocJus spectrum. You can see it at at play in male feminists and in the unique white supremacy of the far left, I'd say it's pretty much a rule at this point: If a far leftie tries to drag someone for some reason, they're projecting.
The projection is based on their own insecurities. A feminist getting offended on being called a primitive person is probably a woman who's a very hysterical basic bitch who needs male attention to survive but can't get it. The people who get more offended by stereotypes, are those who are the living embodiment of those stereotypes but haven't embraced them. Most women (to keep the example) who aren't feminists don't mind they're stereotypically girly or femenine, for example. So yeah, rather than not paying attention to them, we should remind them how ugly and uninteresting they are so it can eventually sink in and they either try to git gud or an hero themselves. Either way, it's win-win for usSJWs always project
SJWs always double down
These two things have proven themselves to be true numerous times over the past 7-ish years. All one needs to do to beat them is never apologize, laugh at them and call them on their bullshit, and if they're particularly autistic like us -- dox them or do a deep dive into their history to find the bad thing they've done that's making them project on someone else.