A civil war within the Fox News ranks broke out on Thursday evening, with host Sean Hannity melting down on-camera over reports fellow primetime star Tucker Carlson has spent years dishing to other media outlets about internal goings-on at the network.
The drama started with a muckraking column from New York Times media columnist Ben Smith, outlining the ways Carlson has served as an important source for a wide variety of outlets that he's spent years railing against publicly.
"Tucker Carlson Calls Journalists 'Animals'" the article's headline reads. "He's Also Their Best Source."
Hannity apparently didn't take too kindly to the activity outlined in the report, and used his considerable bully pulpit to make his feelings known Thursday night by lashing out at everyone involved. The longtime Fox host set aside a good chunk of his show to repeatedly blast the New York Times, and Smith himself, over their alleged failings in reporting on the campaign and presidency of former President Donald Trump.
The longtime Fox staple also made a point to mention a follow-up report from the long-running pop culture newsletter "Pop B****," which wrote that Tucker has been gossiping with reporters specifically about Hannity — with no love lost between the conservative cable network's marquee stars.
"Turns out one of Tucker's favourite topics to chuckle about with his MSM mates is how much of a cringing Trump sycophant Sean is," the outlet wrote. "Have fun in the green room together, chaps!"
Smith retweeted a screenshot of the newsletter, adding an emoji of two eyes — something Hannity mentioned in detail during his rant.
"They're now tweeting out, and using an account on Twitter that's called — their words, not mine — at 'Pop B****'" Hannity said, shrugging theatrically. "You can't make this Adam Schiff up."
Hannity never actually mentioned Carlson by name, but it quickly became apparent who he was talking about.
"Now the big news is that some people at Fox apparently don't like me, and said bad things about me gutlessly behind my back, according to Ben Smith."
He went on to call the behind-the-scenes rift at Fox "a normal day in the world I live in," and further refused to apologize for, well, anything at all.
Watch the video below via Twitter:
As Donald Trump continues to push baseless conspiracy theories and refuses to concede that he lost the 2020 presidential election, his former vice president urged Republicans to back the Constitution.
During a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, Pence said he was proud to certify the election results that showed the GOP ticket lost by seven million votes.
"You know, every office holder in this country takes the same oath, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States," Pence noted. "I took that oath as vice president — on President Ronald Reagan's Bible."
Pence paused and took a deep breath before saying, "January 6th was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol.
Pence directly addressed the Trump supporters who had urged him to overturn the election, as Trump had demanded, a notion he said was "unAmerican."
"The presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone and I will always be proud that we did our part on that tragic day to reconvene the Congress and fulfilled our duty under the Constitution," he said. "There's more at stake than our party and our political fortunes in this moment. If we lose faith in the Constitution, we won't just lose elections. We will lose our country. So now more than ever, America needs the Republican Party to be the party of the Constitution of the United States.
Former VP @Mike_Pence: "The presidency belongs to the American people and the American people alone and I will alwa… https://t.co/z7CME5xPsY— CSPAN (@CSPAN) 1624588165.0
Trump insurrectionist files hilarious court document in effort to replace 2 of 3 branches of government
An attorney in Texas who lost his job as associate general counsel of an insurance company after traveling to Washington for the "Stop the Steal" really that immediately preceded Trump's insurrection has filed a new document as he continues his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.
Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead.— Goosehead Insurance (@Goosehead Insurance) 1610031506.0
Paul M. Davis was visited by the FBI about his role in the January 6th insurrection.
"Ever since footage of him outside of the U.S. Capitol went viral on the day of the Jan. 6th siege, Texas-based lawyer Paul M. Davis has embarked upon a self-styled quest of J.R.R. Tolkien-esque proportions. Davis filed a federal lawsuit asking nothing less than the wholesale replacement of two branches of the U.S. federal government. He said the FBI visited his home to ask him for his statement, and a federal judge referred him to the Disciplinary Committee for the Western District of Texas," Law & Crime reported in February.
Reuters reporter Brad Heath posted a thread to Twitter breaking down the latest court filing in the case:
He then goes about impeaching the person who was going to provide all the evidence to prove the case (and also appa… https://t.co/ed17ZId53X— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath) 1624585037.0
Anyway, the lawyer, Paul Davis, told the court that he raised money from the public to pay for this case, but he sp… https://t.co/sjOSMb5iuc— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath) 1624585743.0
Whereupon he starts spitballing litigation strategy on the public docket. https://t.co/gSUB09sQBZ— Brad Heath (@Brad Heath) 1624586028.0
Attorney Mike Dunford also offered his analysis:
Paul, Paul, Paul.
You have filed this complaint demanding that the US be placed in a Stewardship pending new elections. It's already 5 months after the Inauguration and you want ANOTHER THREE MONTHS? And then you'll file a motion to amend?
You have erred really quite badly. pic.twitter.com/KwbnXuflKj
— Mike Dunford (@questauthority) June 25, 2021
I mean, OK, it was like nearly a month after that before you filed suit and started screaming about Gondor needing… https://t.co/E3RTqlGwUH— Mike Dunford (@Mike Dunford) 1624587054.0
Lawyer Paul Davis fired after recording a video of himself outside the Capitol on Wednesday www.youtube.com
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