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PostPosted: March 8 19, 5:58 pm 
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How did this reasoned thought get on their airwaves? Was a producer asleep at the switch? Or will Geraldo get a week of unpaid vacation?

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ger ... 05566.html


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PostPosted: March 11 19, 8:34 pm 
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Fox News has its obvious problems, but it sounds like Tucker Carlson may be going bye-bye soon.


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PostPosted: March 11 19, 11:08 pm 
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Are you referring to this? I doubt they will do anything about it.

In unearthed audio, Tucker Carlson makes numerous misogynistic and perverted comments
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During interviews on Bubba The Love Sponge, Carlson said he "love[s]" the idea of young girls sexually experimenting, used sexist terms to refer to a number of women, and defended statutory rape


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PostPosted: March 12 19, 12:04 am 
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Come on Pioneer, the Silent Hand fixes all!

Tucker loses sponsors. The markets have spoken.

Yeah they may have 3-4 more witty telegenic fascists waiting in the wings...and or some of them might even have boobs! and/or not be totally white!....

But reeelaaxx, the Silent Hand fixes all.


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PostPosted: March 12 19, 5:49 am 
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more tucker audio


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PostPosted: March 12 19, 7:29 am 
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Freed Roger wrote:
Come on Pioneer, the Silent Hand fixes all!

Tucker loses sponsors. The markets have spoken.

Yeah they may have 3-4 more witty telegenic fascists waiting in the wings...and or some of them might even have boobs! and/or not be totally white!....

But reeelaaxx, the Silent Hand fixes all.


Not even Whataboutism is going to save him here. And what a piece of Whataboutism it really is, shows how tone-deaf Tucker, FOX, conservative white dudes, religious fundamentalists who believe FOX News really are. Has no clue how the word [expletive] is used. Thinks that because Sam Bee, a lady, used it to describe Ivanka Trump, ((clutches pearls)) the First Daughter of the United States Of America, that there's some kind of equal evil. No grasp of how the word is most offensive when it comes from offensive white conservative dudes who play to religious fundamentalists. Just no understanding. Then to plead righteous indignation over this Whataboutism....well, it's as offensive if not more than that the whole "Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both bad candidates, so whatever."


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PostPosted: March 12 19, 8:16 am 
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This latest Tucker controversy says a couple pretty damning things about our culture.
1. Tucker worked for MSNBC at the time he made these comments
2. The fact we have shock jock shows at all is a sign of a garbage culture

IIRC, way back in the mists of the 2016 campaign, some footage of Trump saying stupid [expletive] on some old shock jock shows surfaced, too. But that's probably not even in Trump's top 50 worst controversies.

Fox has two choices. One would be to cave and find a new anchor. The rate they are going through anchors seems to be accelerating. Soon they'll be replacing one every 3 to 6 months. Their other choice would be to fight this and write it off as PC run amok. We'll see what they go with, but I think the door is open if they just want to write it off as being too "PC". They can pretend they are being patriotic by standing up for garbage behavior. It worked for Trump.


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PostPosted: March 12 19, 8:22 am 
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Somebody just as [expletive] will take Tucker’s place. Dan Bongino anyone?


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PostPosted: March 12 19, 8:27 am 
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pioneer98 wrote:
2. The fact we have shock jock shows at all is a sign of a garbage culture


Kinda. Lenny Bruce was a shock jock without a radio show. Louis CK at his height was the same. Richard Pryor. There are comedian shock jocks like Stern and people's local morning radio stars who say outrageous things for laughs.

When it's a shock jock on political television, however, who is trying to convince people to believe in a thing/group, and that thing/group is insidious, then it' alarming. And unacceptable. I'm more concerned that we have an ignorant public illiterate to this who is incapable of drawing the line between "Un-PC in comedy can be insightful because it makes you think about and confront your feelings about uncomfortable things" and "Misogyny--and Whataboutism that excuses it--on FOX News run amok is a bad thing because it seeks to normalize misogyny." Plenty of people are not as smart as you or I or a lot of the posters on this board, and incapable of knowing the difference between those things.


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PostPosted: March 12 19, 8:42 am 
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I dunno. I think you could argue that Bruce, Pryor, Carlin et al were culture (god i hate this word) disrupters. OTOH nearly all of the radio shock jocks were just whiny crude a*holes.


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