Fox News Contributors Call It Quits Over Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Propaganda

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carlson ... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carlson talked about a large variety of topics including dropping testosterone levels, increasing rates of suicide, unemployment, drug addiction and social hierarchy at the summit, which had the theme 'The Case for the American Experiment.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 22, 2021 8:02 a.m.

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things.

Real Brave, Guys

Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg, two longtime contributors on Fox News who were fine with the misinformation the network has peddled up until now, announced yesterday on their right-wing media site that they’re leaving Fox because “the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible.” 

  • Hayes and Goldberg pointed directly at Tucker Carlson’s Fox Nation “documentary” on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack that fully aims to whitewash the events of that day. The ex-contributors called it a “collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering, riddled with factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive imagery, and damning omissions.”
  • Carlson’s documentary is just the worst example of a “longstanding trend” of Fox twisting facts to suit Trump’s agenda, Hayes and Goldberg wrote.

Latest From Waukesha: At Least 5 Killed, More Than 40 Injured

A suspect was in custody Sunday night, but authorities have not provided information on a motive for ramming an SUV through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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  • At least five people have died and more than 40 were left injured, the city of Waukesha confirmed overnight. The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin received 15 patients, the hospital announced.
  • An editor at local news outlet Waukesha Freeman who was at the scene posted a short thread detailing the violence that unfolded:

Rittenhouse Says He Supports BLM

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of all charges last week after shooting three people (two of whom died) at an anti-police brutality protest, told Tucker Carlson in a pre-taped interview that he supports the Black Lives Matter movement:

Organizers Of Jan. 6 Trump Rally Drank Champagne With Pals During Capitol Attack

Women For America First chair Kylie Jane Kremer and her mother, Amy Kremer, the conservative activist who organized the Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse that preceded that insurrection, had a fancy evening out with other rally organizers at a nearby hotel as a hoard of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol building, according to the Kremers’ texts obtained by Rolling Stone.

  • The organizers said they were in direct contact with Trump and were “following POTUS’ lead” several days before Jan. 6, the texts show. Amy Kremer went to the White House, according to texts she sent to some of the other organizers.
  • The House Jan. 6 select committee has subpoenaed the Kremers, according to Rolling Stone.
  • A spokesperson for the Kremers denied the Rolling Stone’s report but wouldn’t say which part specifically was “100 percent factually untrue that we can prove are not true.”

What Actual ‘Cancel Culture’ Looks Like

The only clinic in Texas dedicated to giving trans kids gender-affirming care has been shut down after conservative activists repeatedly harassed hospital board members.

Must-Reads

“G.O.P. Donors Back Manchin and Sinema as They Reshape Biden’s Agenda” – The New York Times

“Facebook’s race-blind practices around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show” – The Washington Post

“N.Y. prosecutors set sights on new Trump target: Widely different valuations on the same properties” – The Washington Post

One GOP Senator Is Over Cruz And Hawley’s Obstructionism

Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Affairs committee, said during a panel at an international security forum over the weekend that he’s tired the holdup of more than 50 of Biden’s foreign policy nominees.

  • Political leaders “have to have a team in place in order to govern,” Risch said.
  • Risch didn’t mention Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) directly by name, but he was answering an attendee’s question about how to break through the confirmation logjam caused by “your party,” and, well, those two senators are the culprits.

Cohen Is Now Free

Convicted ex-Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is officially free today after serving three years for bank and tax fraud plus campaign finance law violations, including his hush payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

  • Cohen had been serving his sentence under house arrest in his Manhattan apartment since July last year.
  • Cohen met up with rapper Kanye West for coffee several times last month. Yeezy wore a mask during the second meetup. 
    • We still have no answers.

Cruz Talks About ‘Commie Asses’ In The Year 2021

While discussing the Beijing Olympics on “Face the Nation” yesterday, the Texas senator declared that he hoped American athletes would go to China “and kick their commie asses.”

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