White supremacists' favorite congressman will hold press event to discuss 'treatment of Jan. 6th prisoners'
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), who made headlines earlier this year for speaking at a white nationalist conference organized by Holocaust-denying neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes, is holding a press event on Tuesday to discuss the purportedly poor treatment in prison being endured by jailed Capitol rioters.
Via The Hill's Scott Wong, Gosar will be joined at the event by fellow Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), all of whom have in the past downplayed the deadly Trump-incited January 6th riots.
Gosar over the last few months has been instrumental in making slain Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt into a martyr, and has demanded that the government disclose the name of the Capitol police officer who shot her as she was trying to break into the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives during the riot.
Gohmert, meanwhile, has regularly complained that the Capitol rioters are being treated like "third-world country political prisoners," despite the fact that they are being held on charges related to the violent disruption of the certification of the 2020 election and not for their political beliefs.
People in Missouri are reportedly disguising themselves so that their friends and family won't find out that they getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Priscilla Frase of Okarks Healthcare told ABC News that she had seen more than one person in disguise.
"I've had several people come in to get vaccinated who have sort of tried to disguise their appearance and even went so far as to say, 'Please, please, please don't let anybody know that I got this vaccine. I don't want my friends to know,'" Frase explained.
According to the report, Okarks Healthcare now offers a "private setting" so that patients can get the vaccine without being seen.
Watch the video below from ABC News.
People in Missouri are wearing disguises to get vaccinated, ABC News reports pic.twitter.com/eQgTM7WE9x
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Fox News was condemned on Monday for demanding special treatment for Tucker Carlson that the far-right network refuses to provide others.
It started when Carlson was called out as "the worst human being known to mankind" while visiting the legendary Dan Bailey's Fly Shop in Livingston Montana.
""It's not everyday you get to tell someone they are the worst person in the world and really mean it! What an assh*le!" Dan Bailey, no relation, wrote on his post.
"This man has killed more people with vaccine misinformation, he has supported extreme racism, he is a fascist and does more to rip this country apart than anyone that calls themselves an American," Bailey added.
The encounter made international news and "Montana man" trended nationwide on Twitter.
"This gentleman from Montana should never have to pay for another beer as long as he lives," MSNBC anchor Joy Reid wrote.
And while this incident was caught on video, it was reportedly not the only instance of Carlson being called out during his Montana vacation.
"Lol, I clicked on this story, sure that I knew the man who told off Tucker Carlson - a friend DM'ed that her husband told Carlson 'You're an assh*le,' when they ran into him in a Montana store. But it wasn't. Another guy told him off too," Amy Siskind reported.
While Bailey was widely praised by Carlson's critics, Fox News released a statement attacking him.
"Ambushing Tucker Carlson while he is in a store with his family is totally inexcusable — no public figure should be accosted regardless of their political persuasion or beliefs simply due to the intolerance of another point of view," a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement.
Amanda Terkel, the HuffPost reporter who has been ambushed by Fox News, explained why she found the far-right network's statement so absurd.
"Fox News is outraged when their big-name hosts are ambushed, but it is totally fine with its big-name hosts doing the ambushing. Ambushes were a central part of the show of Bill O'Reilly, who was Fox's most prominent host for years. (He left in 2017, under the disgrace of a series of sexual harassment allegations.) Fox News also continued to promote Jesse Watters, O'Reilly's henchman who went out and did many of the ambushes. In 2009, O'Reilly sent Watters out to harass me while I was on vacation for the weekend in Virginia," Terkel explained.
"Even after multiple attempts to contact Fox News, the network never offered any explanation or apology for what happened. There was no outrage that I was accosted while going about my personal life, simply because O'Reilly didn't like that I pointed out that he had made gross comments about a woman who was raped," she explained. "Fox News did not immediately return a request for comment on why ambushing me was fine, but ambushing Carlson was not."
We captioned the video of Montana Man telling Tucker Carlson he is "the worst human being known to mankind" so you… https://t.co/1YtL8P5l13— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1627175353.0
Read the thread Terkel posted to Twitter:
Oh, so now Fox News is suddenly against ambushing people https://t.co/AFLXYt0lZj— Amanda Terkel (@Amanda Terkel) 1627321744.0
And yes, I reached out multiple times in 2009 for a response on what happened, but I never heard back.— Amanda Terkel (@Amanda Terkel) 1627321809.0
Here’s a list we made back in 2009 of the people O’Reilly’s show had ambushed — and where they were ambushed. https://t.co/YKDRp58zA7— Amanda Terkel (@Amanda Terkel) 1627322414.0
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