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Like most women, Paris Hilton is too much for Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson’s dorkhut has got some sort of problem with Paris Hilton.

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Paris Hilton has been acting very Paris Hilton-y lately, purchasing $13,000 Pomeranians, carrying around loose $100 bills and pictures of herself, but she really crossed the line Thursday when she uploaded these photos to her Instagram of her wearing nothing but bondage lingerie and thigh-high boots.

The line has been crossed.

paris hilton picture

That’s not lingerie, that’s art. Lingerie you don’t have to cut your girlfriend out of. There’s a hamburger commercial currently running where she’s wearing a small fraction of that spidery mess but pardon me what’s this chock-full in the Daily Caller side column? An internet supply of barely clad women. Bless my boner, if it isn’t Carlson’s Cheesecake™.

Tucker's Sideboob Day

Maybe I’m making a dull point, but that’s not even a woman. It’s only a part. A part of a part of a woman, and without any clothing. In fact, the no-clothing is the whole point.

Tucker's Ass Day

And another woman-part. Just their butts, thank you. Hold the talky-thinky bits please. And when Tucker does manage to get an entire human being into his masturbation stream…

Tucker's Asian Chick Day

…it’s for ‘National Fortune Cookie Day.’ Which brings us:

Tucker's wet dream

Asian women. Get it? Considering Tucker made up fortune-cookie day, and that said cookies were invented by Americans as a gimmick to impart “Chinese Wisdom” at the end of an exotic meal – cough – I’m disappointed we aren’t seeing some ‘ah-SO’ thought bubbles.

So, to sum up: Paris Hilton is a naked whore. Who flaunts herself with sex pictures. And while we’re tsk-tsking her wrecking of civilization please enjoy Tucker’s wankpics of female body parts – the rump, or the hock – or try one of his favorite after-dinner treats, an Asian in her panties. Done.


Tucker Carlson’s boy calls Obama a woman. It’s an insult.

Our political betters were beaten last November because white people were so psyched about Mitt Romney that they didn’t vote. After spending so much time waiting with their faces pressed against the polling stations, pounding on the windows, holding their crotches and jumping up and down, they just couldn’t do it. It happens. Look at those Justin Bieber concerts, where the yellow-jackets hurl open the doors and the thruways are all empty. The kids get so wound up that they fall asleep.

Although, there were ancillary groups who backstabbed the election like the browns and the blacks and the poors and the ladies of every glorious condition of pregnancy, before and after. Yes, them. That our country’s precious baby teats didn’t all vote for Romney (Daddy score: five. All boys. I know!) rates a big golly. C’mon. Nobody is fonder of a cell-oven than a Republican. Nobody loves a woman like them. Nobody, ladies, holds you in higher regard.

Barack Obama: the first female president
Mark Judge | Daily Caller | Aug 20 2013

Barack Obama doesn’t have just a streak of the feminine in him; he seems to be a woman, and a feminist one at that, with a streak of man in him.

Which is a good thing. Right?

I first noticed this in watching Obama’s reaction to terrorism. No matter how bland or professorial a man is, there comes a moment when his family or his country is threatened and he shows rage and the desire to kill. You can see it in his eyes — that flare of hatred, the primal urge to eradicate those who would poison your tribe . . An example from popular culture is Star Trek’s James T. Kirk — a man of compassion, selflessness and intelligence, but a fearsome adversary when his crew is attacked.

I see. Whereas a female starship captain, once attacked, takes to fixing Klingon appetizers and shaping her eyebrows. Crocheting a lovely federation surrender banner.

I mean, in the original classic “Die Hard” movie, Bruce Willis doesn’t wipe out the scum and win his girl back by having a beer summit.

A real man would invite the cop and the professor over to the White House then pull out a machine gun. “Beer’s to the good times” he’d say, then fill the place with smoke. But not this guy. No, we’ve got sitting in the sun and guzzling Schlitz which is just what women do. You oughta see the good-time broads that run my corner hardware store. I don’t want to judge anybody, but I doubt that Hillary’s belching will derail Al Qaeda from its appointment with destiny.

On their first date, the [Obamas] saw the violent black rage film “Do the Right Thing” . .

This should be good.

. . so that Michelle could make sure Barack “was down with the struggle.” With her love of violent movies, her fixation on fitness, and death glare that appears when she doesn’t like what she’s hearing, Michelle is actually more man than her husband.

Which is a good thing? I keep on guessing ‘cuz what else can I do.

Oh for the days when president George W. Bush gave his wife Laura a loving but firm pat on the backside in public. The man knew who was boss.

I miss the good ole’ days when the President would step off the podium and whack himself a First Lady Hamhock. *smack.* Heh Pickles. Miss Daddy? That’s when we knew Bin Laden was toast. And that’s when Laura would make Commander Guy a little toast, with homemade huckleberry jam, a side of scrambleds, and some biscuits n’ gravy griddled with the leftovers from the Oathkeepers’ eagle scout jamboree. Darn it, now where did I put the, I mean where is my mind? Really it’s no trouble. Oh, hush.

And as if the mere derision of Mark Judge, master of all things Man and Woman, weren’t enough. He provides proof! He blog-defines the character of actual masculinity. Here now, from the perspective of an employee of Tucker Carlson, the political equivalent of Wally Cox, is how Barack Obama rates on the manly traits. Score yourself at home (kilts allowed if you’re drunk):

Courage. “Now, I don’t wanna get Michelle angry at me…”

Discipline. “We still don’t know what grades Obama got at Columbia.”

Self-reliance. “He may be the only president who has never run a business or been in the military or had a private sector job.”

Honor. “In the Benghazi debacle, President Obama has been AWOL since the night of the attack, when no one knows where he was.”

Industry. “Barack Obama gets compared to Moses when he sinks a basketball shot.”

Proving that he could work harder for compliments.

Resolution. “He is a radical extremist on abortion, the most anti-woman act imaginable, and will not call radical Islam radical Islam.”

Manliness. “I mean, what would Michelle think?”

Michelle thinks: What a mess. How did I ever get stuck in this public nightmare, where neither of us is what we pretend to be? If only there were some way out . .

Bradley Manning Is Not a Woman
Pronouns and delusions do not trump biology.
Kevin D. Williamson | National Review | August 23 2013

Dennis Avner was not a tiger, and Bradley Manning is not a woman.

But no. There’s no way out.


Conservatives taking news of the verdict as expected

11 o’clock at night on a Sunday. There are quite a few people wide awake and angry here in Los Angeles. There were enough of them a few hours ago that they swarmed onto the 10 freeway and shut the thing down. Plenty more of them around the intersection of Adams and Crenshaw, still calling for justice for Trayvon. Call for it all you like, but it’s long gone. Florida took its one and only swing at it and whiffed.

I just got done watching some of the live local coverage of the protestors. There was this young woman there who had giant tears slowly rolling down her face. She said something about America coming together. Someone, somewhere out there will find this hysterically funny and post the image of her sorry face on a conservative blog, and the hyenas will piss their khakis with laughter. I don’t know what’s more predictable: six white ladies in Florida letting Zimmerman skate or right-wingers utterly befouling themselves in the aftermath.

[Tucker] Carlson said that he felt “terrible” for the Martin family, but he was “positive that people like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton do not deserve to be called civil rights leaders. They are not.”

“They are hustlers and pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions,” he continued.

Thank god we have Tucker around to douse the fires. He could have turned us into a permanent post-racial country by dropping a couple well deserved n-bombs, but then what would he do next? Cure cancer? With an asbestos vaccine, you can bet.

“I hope that this is the end,” [Karl] Rove said. “President Obama politicized this at the beginning of it, I believe, unfortunately, by injecting himself into it and saying that if Trayvon Martin — that if he’d have had a son it would look like Trayvon Martin.”

“We need a president to bring us together, not rip us apart,” he added.

Trayvon was too young to legally buy a beer, or join the army, or vote in an election. And he was black. But it wasn’t his murder that bothered Karl so much as having all that personal crap pointed out. If Obama had guessed that getting shot probably hurt, some part of the country probably would have seceded. Think of the fun Karl could have had running Dumbfuckistan.

Why it’s the Confederate Yankee, Bob Owens.

In all his glory.

That loser didn’t even graduate high school. Oh right, because he died. Still, it’s true.

Lastly, you’re going to have a hard time believing this one. There’s apparently a website called Mr. Conservative [no link because, well, you’ll see]. The guys who run the place decided, in the roiling wake of the trial, that they would grab their video cameras and go interview . . black people. I kid you not. Mr. Conservative wanted to know what The Blacks were thinking. These geniuses hadn’t caught any hints in the media over the past 17 months.

So they ventured outside, to an eerie urban locale we presume, and mere hours after the verdict they find some of The Blacks. And they ask The Blacks about it. And The Blacks turn out to be no fans of George Zimmerman, to be sure. But then the subjects turn the tables on the interviewer: “Well, what do you think?” And Mr. Conservative, the mental giant, says: “He had to stand his ground.” And whaddyaknow . .

. . this makes The Blacks angry. Furious, in fact, and they want to beat Mr. Conservative’s stupid ass. So of course Mr. Conservative now features the hottest webpage in the wingnut blogosphere: Black Mob Beats Up White Guy Over Zimmerman Verdict – ON TAPE. Fully appointed with trenchant commentary:

Scott Black

his first mistake was asking a bunch of yard apes an opinion on the rule of law.they only thing yard apes care about is free money and whitey paying for their shit, they are too lazy and too stupid to earn a decent living.

Shannon Mcentyre

there you have it folks…and to your left…the North American Street Monkey.

Chuck Harrell

Typical fuckings niggers that can’t handle the fucking truth, low life pieces of shit.

Doesn’t it make you wanna . . sigh. Charlie was right, nothing good came out of this mess. Scary to think that this could all be worse tomorrow.


Now the real Menendez story begins

Days before the November election, Tucker Carlson’s garbage shop rolled this out:

Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.

In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000-acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

. . The other woman recounted, with apparent bitterness, receiving from an intermediary only $100 of the $500 she had been promised. “He lies,” she said of Menendez. “He says one thing and does another.”

He even welches on his whores! Let’s not vote for this guy.

Well, it didn’t work, Menendez got re-elected. That didn’t stop the Daily Caller from keeping at it though, piling up lurid stories on and accusations against him: –Long-time escort. –New call girl charges. –Prostitution spree. –Only 16 years old. Actual DC headline: “Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls'” Also: “Bob Menendez’s hometown a major sex-trafficking destination” Even his hometown was into hookers!

Well, we learned today that the whole thing was a smear job. A professional political hit.

The Washington Post:

An escort who appeared on a video claiming that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid her for sex has told Dominican authorities that she was instead paid to make up the claims and has never met or seen the senator, according to court documents and two people briefed on her claim.

The woman said a local lawyer had approached her and a fellow escort and asked them to help frame Menendez and a top donor, Salomon Melgen, according to affidavits obtained by The Washington Post.

And Tucker hyped the ‘scoop’ as big election news. It was actually a conspiracy.

The escort, Nexis de los Santos Santana, 23, said in an affidavit she was hired by lawyer Miguel Galvan to do a taped interview with journalists in mid-October. Galvan explained to her that a false account was needed for a divorce case. De los Santos said she was surreptitiously taped implicating Menendez, Melgen and prominent Dominican lawyer Vinicio Castillo Selmán, Melgen’s cousin, in hiring prostitutes.

“Those are my words and that is me, but it does not reflect the truth,” she said in her affidavit.

In his statement, Galvan said the other attorney misled him about the purpose of the tape, saying he was working as a divorce lawyer for a client and simply needed someone to confirm infidelity on tape.

Now we get to see who was behind the crime to pay Caribbean hookers to subvert democracy in New Jersey. It’s a good thing they chose the Daily Caller for their conduit because, you know, complete joke. Otherwise this could have been a serious and sad episode, where the defeated Menendez, career over, could only say “I told you so” for the rest of his tarnished life.


Daily Caller: Mama said knock you out

For three years, you sit around and get fat. For one year, you sweat it out in training camp. Then for 12 hours tomorrow, you’re in a heavyweight fight. Today’s your last chance to talk trash.

TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL: Wave goodbye to the Obama media

By tomorrow night we’ll likely know the name of the next president. But we already know the loser in this election cycle: political reporters. They’ve disgraced themselves.

Who makes the charges? The worst political reporters in America.

14 months ago, Tucker’s Daily Caller dug up and then featured Mike Tyson’s frat-boy comments about Sarah Palin. Mike thought it would be righteous if a certain conservative politician had sex with a well-endowed black man:

Mike Tyson: Sarah Palin met ‘the wombshifter’

. . Tyson took a few shots at Palin, boasting about interracial sex and the allegation that Palin had an affair with former NBA star Glen Rice.

“Glen Rice is a wonderful man,” Tyson said. “He’s a wonderful guy. You want her to be with somebody like [Dennis] Rodman getting up … in there. Pushing her guts up in the back of her head!”

This is the politics Carlson et. al. feature in their internet fishwrap. As far as I know, the ‘wombshifter’ is still the most popular piece they’ve ever posted. Clearly, other outlets are not as honorable as they are, the pundits who constructed a headline with Palin’s dented uterus:

Not in our lifetimes have so many in the press dropped the pretense of objectivity in order to help a political candidate. The media are rooting for Barack Obama. They’re not hiding it.

Consider Benghazi.

Consider him. First we get a hold of Ben’s urologist, Ray Mancini. Then we ask: Dr. Boom Boom, how likely is Ben to injure, say, Phyllis Schlafly?


Tucker Carlson Readies Himself for a Pulitzer Prize

Look who’s pulled on a pair of big-boy pants! Tucker Carlson. He of the sophomore Ivy League bow-tie and fraternity sneer has decided he’d like to try something new. He’d like to take a crack at being the man. Good for you, Tucker.

Try something simple in these first heady days, buddy. Chop some wood. Barbecue something with a hide. You know, take on a task that’s small enough to build your confidence. Rearrange the tool shed. Don’t go all crazy and . . what’s that? You’d like to destroy Media Matters? By doing a giant expose’ on them? Dear me. And after you’re done with them, they’ll be nothing but whispers and bones. I see.

Yes, well, that’s a bad idea. For all sorts of reasons. The first of which is that you’re an idiot. The second of which would be you’re as tawdry as hooker’s lace. Put those two together, and you get one piss-yellow journalist.

Your idea of “reporting” looks like “Mike Tyson: Sarah Palin met ‘the wombshifter’”. A Daily Caller traffic-beggar, the piece you defended as legitimate Sarah Palin news focused attention on a rapist’s comments about a celebrity politician who may or may not have dated a basketball player:

“Glen Rice is a wonderful man,” Tyson said. “He’s a wonderful guy. You want her to be with somebody like [Dennis] Rodman getting up … in there. Pushing her guts up in the back of her head!”

I’m betting that article got more hits than any other in your website’s one year history. That’s why you went out of your ecstatic way to go on TV and whine at Greta Van Susteren like a hot teen about the “controversy.” The only reason for featuring the lurid comments, Greta, was that I was appalled by them. That’s why we appended a warning to the post saying “these quotes are bad” long after it went viral. Some dog took a sizable crap on my lawn this morning, so I saved it, Greta, and brought it into the studio for you. These are the same habits the Wall Street Journal lives by.

So we know, with regard to Media Matters, you’re only out to do a hatchet job, utterly devoid of honesty, facts or credibility. You’re gonna make plenty of stuff up. Call everybody drugged out and gay, or something. Where’s the article, incidentally?

Inside Media Matters: Sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations
By Tucker Carlson, et. al. | The Daily Caller | 10:02 PM 02/12/201

There it is. And that’s it? You’re going with erratic behavior? That’s how you’ll vaporize the enemy? Allegations of moods. This should be good.

David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs.

Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.

The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled . .

. . “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.

What a devastating lede. God damn, you are funny, Tucker. The “movement leader” quote is a dead giveaway, by the way — liberals wouldn’t use such a term because we’re not followers. You guys are the “movement” people.

But if you think Brock is paranoid and that’s enough to end his career, you should meet the guy who runs Fox News, Roger Ailes:

Barricading himself behind a massive mahogany desk, Ailes insisted on having “bombproof glass” installed in the windows – even going so far as to personally inspect samples of high-tech plexiglass, as though he were picking out new carpet. Looking down on the street below, he expressed his fears to Cooper, the editor he had tasked with up-armoring his office. “They’ll be down there protesting,” Ailes said. “Those gays.”

What does this qualify Roger for? Permanent retirement?

Inside his blast-resistant office at Fox News headquarters, Ailes keeps a monitor on his desk that allows him to view any activity outside his closed door. Once, after observing a dark-skinned man in what Ailes perceived to be Muslim garb, he put Fox News on lockdown. “What the hell!” Ailes shouted. “This guy could be bombing me!”

Or merely a funny jacket? Anyway, I gather from the Brock smear, which you believe is the highlight of your reporting, that actual facts about the work Media Matters engages in will not be forthcoming. Instead you’ll mine or make up a pile of quotes from unnamed sources to make your target seem somehow less than decent and civilized. And that’s what you did.

Check these ‘page’ sub-headings and companion quotes.

–“How Media Matters targets network anchors, while avoiding taking credit”:

“In ‘08 it became pretty apparent MSNBC was going left,” says one source. “They were using our research to write their stories. They were eager to use our stuff.” Media Matters staff had the direct line of MSNBC president Phil Griffin, and used it. Griffin took their calls.

Unnamed source. Unfounded fact.

–“Sources reveal reporters, bloggers among those who lean on Media Matters”:

“The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”

“If you can’t get it anywhere else, Greg Sargent’s always game,” agreed another source with firsthand knowledge.

More unnamed sources. For some reason, they engage in dialogue out of a two-bit screenplay. “It was Sargent, see? He was the guy! He was itchin’ for it . . real bad, man.”

–“Media Matters’ weekly call… with the White House”:

Less than a month later, in language that could have been copied directly from a Media Matters press release, White House communications director Anita Dunn leveled almost precisely the same charge, dismissing Fox as “more a wing of the Republican Party.”

Were the lines of attack coordinated? “To my knowledge, there wasn’t coordination,” says a source. But at times there has seemed to be a kind of mind meld between the Obama political team and Media Matters.

Unnamed sources that can’t even connect your villains. So you had to mind-meld them.

–“Brock’s behavior becomes a problem”:

“Some days he’d come in and you could tell he was on his meds because he would just sit in his office alone and not engage with staff,” says a coworker. Other days, “he’d be intensely engaged. He’d get manic, very reckless and grandiose. You’d see this level of self-confidence in him that would spiral.”

Last spring, some at Media Matters headquarters and in other parts of the progressive world were caught off guard by an interview Brock gave to Ben Smith at Politico, in which he promised to wage “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against Fox News. “It was insane,” says a coworker. “David was totally manic at the time. We were all shocked.”

Friends say Brock, who has publicly admitted drug use in the past, was working obsessively and staying out late with compatriots. “They’d close [local bars] and party till six in the morning,” said one.

Said one. Thought some. Says a coworker. Says a coworker. Tucker, you’ve got a six page article full of nothing. Sheer trash. The worst sort of journalism. And then you finish it off with this final, earth-shattering revelation:

The atmosphere in the office was considerably more tolerant on non-editorial matters. “There were these two folks who got caught [having sex] in the communications war room on the weekend,” said one employee.

“People came in, and lo and behold there were two of their colleagues doing the nasty on a desk.” Neither one was fired.

Pow! No one was fired. And why was that? Because Media Matters are unstable, conspiratorial liars. That is, of course, when they’re not forthright honest souls who seek out Tucker Carlson to tell him the truth, anonymously.


Tucker Carlson publicizes Mike Tyson’s Sarah Palin comments

Mike Tyson recently had a few crude, juvenile things to say about Sarah Palin having sex with a black man. Why should we care? Why would almost anyone care, especially considering it’s Mike Tyson?

Here’s the thing: we don’t. He’s an animal, a convicted rapist, riffing on a rumor. Tyson played out a frathouse scenario for shits and giggles on a Las Vegas radio station, like ‘what if she got a BBC?’

“Glen Rice is a wonderful man,” Tyson said. “He’s a wonderful guy. You want her to be with somebody like [Dennis] Rodman getting up in there . . Let’s get that donkey in here now. Just imagine Palin with a big old black stallion ripping. Yeehaw!”

I post the comments so you get the sense of what the pugilist was talking about. There’s no sophistication there, no point of view, there are no politics in them. It was Mike Tyson being, we assume, Mike Tyson.

So why is Tucker Carlson’s conservative politics website, The Daily Caller, publicizing this sort of trash? We presume they don’t want to embarrass or denigrate the potential Republican presidential candidate. So why reprint the comments in a supposedly well-respected home for right-wing news and commentary? Why post the audio, additionally?

Tucker Carlson says it’s ‘news.’ Greta Van Susteren disagrees:

She warns Tucker he can’t “hide behind” the excuse that his website is simply reporting on comments made by someone else. “This denigrates women. He knows that, I know that, you know that,” Van Susteren writes.

“I am suspicious his website is not doing well and this is one quick last breath to create buzz to keep it afloat,” she adds.

I’m not sure Mike Tyson’s stupidity “denigrates women.” But the comments are crude enough that no one would want to be associated with them.

Had Tyson used this language to attack virtually any other person in public life, he’d be vilified on the front page of the New York Times. But you won’t read these quotes in the Times. We believe they deserve public scrutiny and condemnation.

Perhaps Tucker thinks Mike Tyson is one of those rapists whose sentiments the public takes very seriously. He’s a reasonable enough person that his thoughts “deserve public scrutiny.” And, in this particular context, obviously, they’re especially noteworthy.

So I’ll do your bidding, Tucker, as you’re a thoughtful person who runs a serious blog. But I’ll condemn Mike Tyson’s wishes that Sarah Palin someday have sex with “the wombshifter”, as your site made so plain and public. If comments like these aren’t held up for proper scrutiny, as I’ve just done, they could become associated with the target. Or worse, they could be ignored. And forgotten.


Where the Daily Caller is unaware of projection, journalism

Rolling Stone slimes Fox
By Mark Judge | May 30, 2011 | The Daily Caller

I know this is like noting that the pope was seen praying, but Rolling Stone magazine just trashed Fox News and its chairman, Roger Ailes. Still, the piece, “The Fox News fear factory,” which was written by Tom Dickinson, is worth examining, if only for what it reveals about its author. It is a textbook example of projection — the phenomenon of a disturbed patient accusing someone of all the things that the patient himself is guilty of.

Perhaps Mark should familiarize himself with the common defense mechanism of projection before he starts sounding so smart? Alternatively, maybe he’s “a disturbed patient”? I wouldn’t be too happy about that, myself.

Starting a big fancy website like the Daily Caller from hack scratch can’t be an easy task, there are so many wingnut bloggers needed to click on their own posts and hit ‘refresh.’ Can you really blame Tucker Carlson for trolling his local sanatorium?

And to the left, Fox News is an all-encompassing toxic cloud over America, a chimera that will destroy the nation, a Grendel.

Fox News: DuPont weather phenomenon, or the first two mythical beasts Judge looked up online? Perhaps it’s all three, and Mark’s projection of our view of Fox is a Chimera all its own. It’s a violent, mead-swilling Viking with the head of a goat, the balls of a viper, and the bunghole of a smog-pooting lion. Beowulf just shat his loincloth.

He claims that Fox leader Roger Ailes “is deeply paranoid,” citing as evidence the fact that Ailes has a security detail and carries a gun . . Then there is this passage:

“To watch even a day of Fox News — the anger, the bombast, the virulent paranoid streak, the unending appeals to white resentment, the reporting that’s held to the same standard of evidence as a late October attack ad — is to see a refraction of its founder, one of the most skilled and fearsome operatives in the history of the Republican Party.”

I’m sorry, but it is simply not possible to take seriously the “journalist” who wrote that sentence.

You don’t buy the “angry” and the “paranoid”? Here:

Ailes begins each workday buffered by the elaborate private security detail that News Corp. pays to usher him from his $1.6 million home in New Jersey to his office in Manhattan. (His country home – in the aptly named village of Garrison – is phalanxed by empty homes that Ailes bought up to create a wider security perimeter.) Traveling with the Chairman is like a scene straight out of 24. A friend recalls hitching a ride with Ailes after a power lunch: “We come out of the building and there’s an SUV filled with big guys, who jump out of the car when they see him. A cordon is formed around us. We’re ushered into the SUV, and we drive the few blocks to Fox’s offices, where another set of guys come out of the building to receive ‘the package.’ The package is taken in, and I’m taken on to my destination.”Ailes is certain that he’s a top target of Al Qaeda terrorists. “You know, they’re coming to get me,” he tells friends. “I’m fully prepared. I’ve taken care of it.” (Ailes, who was once arrested for carrying an illegal handgun in Central Park, now carries a licensed weapon.) Inside his blast-resistant office at Fox News headquarters, Ailes keeps a monitor on his desk that allows him to view any activity outside his closed door. Once, after observing a dark-skinned man in what Ailes perceived to be Muslim garb, he put Fox News on lockdown. “What the hell!” Ailes shouted. “This guy could be bombing me!” The suspected terrorist turned out to be a janitor. “Roger tore up the whole floor,” recalls a source close to Ailes. “He has a personal paranoia about people who are Muslim – which is consistent with the ideology of his network.”

Apparently, Judge didn’t read all of Dickinson’s piece on Roger Ailes (surprise — it’s on Roger Ailes). He seems to have stopped somewhere near the beginning of the thirteen online pages before the piece gets into the nitty gritty of how Roger made the propaganda machine in his own image.

That’s not a particularly fair or effective way to develop criticism for someone, I think. But this is:

For instance, if I was to claim that suspended MSNBC host Ed Schultz is a misogynist and a fat angry bastard, I would offer a few examples: his calling conservative Laura Ingraham a slut, his jowly face, his hysterical meltdowns when taking about conservatives.

For instance, if Mark were to allege that Ed was “fat,” he’d write something like this: “I can see your jowls, fat-ass.” Can’t argue with that, journalistical-wise. You’re ethically safe there, Mark.

If I was to call NBC’s Michael Isikoff a shrimp . .

. . Mark would post, “You are a delicious filter-feeding crustacean.”

. . it would be based on the fact that I am only 5’ 7” and I once stood next to Isikoff and looked down on him.

That too. Good journalism.


Maybe the gun-nuts shouldn’t post pictures of gun-nut Meleanie Hain, gunned down by her gun-nut husband

Over at Tucker Carlson’s wingnut site, The Daily Caller, they picked up an article from the Charlotte Observer: “In North Carolina you can let your gun show

The article ran a photo [below] of a man open-carrying a pistol: ‘Eric Shuford Jr., 67, of Cary typically keeps his Russian 9 mm Makarov sidearm with him from the time he wakes up . .’

gun nut eric shuford

In Tucker’s online fishwrap, though, it came with a different image:

Melanie's ghost re-surfaces

It’s a shocking image, really, one to question the editor’s taste and sanity, to say nothing of his pro-gun stance. Because that photo is perhaps the most infamous open-carry image of all time, burnished in our memories by violence.

The woman, Meleanie Hain, was an open-carry nut in Pennsylvania. She sued her local sheriff for a million dollars because of the emotional trauma she said she suffered when he revoked her permit after the soccer game photos became widely distributed. Another:

meleanie hain and gun and child

The Hain brouhaha and 2nd amendment deification went down at the end of 2008. About a year later, in October of 2009, her unhinged husband came home and shot her dead. He then turned the beloved gun on himself, ending his life as well.

I remember it. I wrote a post with my take on the paranoid psyches of the people involved: how the use of firepower as a crutch to lessen anxiety actually makes you vulnerable. ‘If only Meleanie had seen that her paranoia was well-founded in the relationships she kept with paranoid gun nuts like her husband,’ one wonders. ‘If only she’d traded in her gun for some dignity and common sense . .’

Meanwhile, maybe the firearms freaks should leave her alone?

She was shot dead, fellas.


Tucker Carlson’s new pol site “Daily Caller” features hilarious cartoon photos with racist dialogue

The sidebar feature’s called “Graphic Novelties”, and it’s apparently meant to poke fun at the left. There are a grand total of two rib tickling entries, this one, so timely, being the second: “The Beer Garden.” The title caption: “Oh, to be a fly on a beer mug…”

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Same photo, over and over, and it actually goes on like this for a few more panels. The Huffington Post started out this same way.