Frozen Fish Heir Inciting Violence on Fox News, Sad Paddling Clown Helping
Yesterday, 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse of Illinois was arrested in Wisconsin for shooting three protestors and killing two of them. The irony that a white police-obsessed teen dude was taken into police custody unharmed after SHOOTING PROTESTORS who were marching because a Black man in Kenosha was shot IN THE BACK SEVEN TIMES AT CLOSE RANGE IN FRONT OF HIS THREE CHILDREN by police for... well... I guess we still have no indication of the why behind shooting someone in the back and how is that even legal? But Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, a man named by a Country Club Focus Group (unconfirmed but likely) decided to make it worse.
"How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?" Carlson asked on his prime time television program...
"Vigilante violence was always one of my greatest worries about the present moment," tweeted Blake Hounshell, the editorial director for the politics website Politico. "And here we have a prominent TV host - a man who had the president's ear - excusing it, rationalizing it."
"He just justified murder," added Nikole Hannah-Jones, the New York Times Magazine reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 Project.
Max Boot, a conservative Washington Post columnist and CNN contributor, tweeted that Carlson was "inciting violence and abetting terrorism."
So who is worse? The Fish Dick or the Sad Paddle Clown? The Fish Dick inherited millions in fish money, has had every conceivable advantage in life and still feels aggrieved and cheated. Hmmmm. This story sounds familiar... gimme a second, I'll figure it out... The Sad Paddle Clown pretends to be a good person when his company was basically founded on his need to have a digitial way to evaluate the female talent in his Harvard (bad sign) class -- essentially a Mean Girls burn book but with a blue and gray palette to appeal to dudes for their online bullying/disinformation platform.
The New York Times: Facebook Removes 'Kenosha Guard' Page Following Shooting
Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it removed a page for the Kenosha Guard, a group which had posted a "call to arms" in Kenosha, Wisconsin, saying the page violated its policy against "militia organizations."
The company's action followed the shooting deaths on Tuesday night of two people during protests in Kenosha, which broke out in response to the police shooting of a Black man earlier this week.
... while the accounts were ultimately removed, new evidence suggests the platform had ample warning about the account before the shooting brought the group to prominence.
At least two separate Facebook users reported the account for inciting violence prior to the shooting, The Verge has learned. In each case, the group and its counter-protest event were examined by Facebook moderators and found not to be in violation of the platform’s policies.
One user, who asked not to be identified by name, said she had reported the Kenosha Guards event in advance of the protest. Facebook moderators responded that the event itself was not in violation of platform policy, but specific comments could be reported for inciting violence. She reported a specific comment threatening to put nails in the tires of protestors’ cars, but it too was found to be within the bounds of Facebook policy.
It seems to me, that some laws have been broken here or, if not, we need some. Shooting people in the back should not be something police can do. I am sure that there are extreme exceptions to this general principle -- a person with a bomb running toward a crowd maybe -- but this should be the default. Inciting/advocating violence on a nationally broadcast television show should not be protected as free speech. And neither should social media posts threatening violence at events or making death threats at specific people or groups of people. Attorneys general of the United States of America, open those law books, find something that will enable you to blackout Fish Dick's broadcast or hold Paddle Clown's Burn Book responsible for failing to heed warnings of violence and refusing to intervene until after tragedy strikes. How is this not domestic terrorism?
New York Times: Boycotted. Criticized. But Fox News Leads the Pack in Prime Time.
Major advertisers, including the Walt Disney Company, T-Mobile and Poshmark, boycotted his program as Mr. Carlson denounced the protesters as violent anarchists. Later, the host called Senator Tammy Duckworth, a wounded veteran, a “moron” and questioned her patriotism. In recent days, Mr. Carlson called former President Barack Obama a “greasy politician” and wondered if Mr. Floyd’s death had been caused by drug use rather than being pinned to the ground by a police officer.
Mr. Carlson’s ratings have never been higher. And based on Mr. Murdoch’s telling, the boycott had little effect on Fox News’s bottom line. Mr. Carlson’s show has virtually no major sponsors, but many ads were redistributed to other programs on the network. Fox News also continues to make a fortune in so-called carriage fees, the money paid by cable and satellite providers to keep the network in their lineups.
So let's hope that Fox News fires Carlson as soon as possible. And if that doesn't happen, and boycotting Fox advertisers doesn't work maybe the cable companies who pay Fox to carry it, will finally decide that they cannot, in good conscience, carry a channel that calls itself news while broadcasting hate and lies pretty much constantly. Or that some state AG finds a way to shut them down -- I'd ask Tish James of NY but she's already in the process of going after both the NRA and the Trump org, so I feel like maybe another AG can take this one on? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
This is no riot.
Words matter... when you describe these protests as riots and looting, then you may be carrying water for the Fish Dicks of the world. The distinction between protestors and the chaos agents attracted to them is critical. In Kenosha, this is the guy that did the shooting. Ignoring these facts in the analysis will lead you to the exact wrong conclusion.
Kenosha mass shooter Kyle Rittenhouse appears to idolize the Police. It's all over his FB. This picture most of all. https://t.co/2CTfwHhvF2 pic.twitter.com/HCAog3WGwe
Major sports leagues took the night off in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake. Chris Webber spoke out.
Jared Kushner weighs in in his typical tone-deaf my dad donated over $2M to get me into Harvard way that is his nature. Probably because he felt ignored in the speaker line up for the RNC. Yes, Jared we know you are a dick with the shrillest man voice and least self-awareness of anyone in the administration. Quiet now, automaton.
Jared Kushner on athlete protests: "The NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they're able to take a night off from work without having to have the consequences to themselves financially." https://t.co/QFzdJo90YM pic.twitter.com/Jy4mzjlqoh
Fish Dick should be fired. I'm pretty sure he's the same guy who had a meltdown about the NYT potentially sharing his home address (which they actually didn't do -- doxing tends to be a tool of the guys who like to do death and rape threats online) which then ended up with Carlson's supporters doxing the reporter.
This is a peak display of white supremacy. When they deputize and applaud their children's violent defense of white supremacy and offer legal and moral impunity for the depravity they incubated. This man should not be on the airwaves. Who sponsors this show? https://t.co/wK0pm2cqHd
'Fire Tucker Carlson': Fox News Host Condemned for Comments on Deadly Shooting of Kenosha Protesters
Fox News host Tucker Carlson received immediate backlash on Twitter after saying Kyle Rittenhouse, who was arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the shootings of two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., "decided to maintain order when no one else would." "Are we really surprised this looting and arson accelerated to murder?