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Tucker Carlson: Smoking in children’s cartoons is a ‘symbol of freedom and masculinity’

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The hosts of Fox & Friends on Sunday expressed outraged that male comic book characters were being “wussified,” and that an effort was being made not to “sexualize” female characters.

Last week, leaked photos from the studios of animator Genndy Tartakovsky showed what the updated CGI-animated Popeye would look like.

“Without the iconic anchor tattoo and the smoking pipe!” Fox News host Clayton Morris announced on Sunday. “Are they wussifying Popeye?”

“Of course, they’re wussifying,” co-host Tucker Carlson agreed. “Nothing is scarier to a modern liberal than tobacco. If Popeye were driving around giving the morning after [birth control] pill to fourth graders, that would be totally fine.”

“But smoking a pipe, a symbol of freedom and masculinity in America itself, the reason this country exists, tobacco, that’s like, ‘Oh, that’s outrageous. That’s a major sin.'”

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Co-host Anna Kooiman pointed out that Popeye’s original purpose was to teach children to eat healthy foods like spinach, “and if you smoke, you might get lung cancer.”

“No child has ever smoked a pipe because of Popeye,” Carlson grumbled, adding that he also found it “bewildering” that the comic book character Thor had been depicted as a woman.

“That’s the new bustier Thor because Thor is now a chick,” he complained.

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Morris was angry that Wonder Woman was wearing a “pantsuit” instead of “short-shorts.”

“Some people would say that this is an important thing that we’re not sexualizing these women so much,” Kooiman noted. “It’s the same for men. I mean, we make sure they have perfect figures, actually larger-than-life better.”

“That’s a good Islamic point,” Carlson snarked. “We should cover them. We should cover the women because, otherwise, it just incites the men. It’s immodest as we say in the Sharia.”

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“I want to see Wonder Woman in the original short-shorts, and the halter top,” Morris whined.

“I think she looks great,” Kooiman observed. “I actually like that outfit better.”

“If you’ve got the body, flaunt it,” Morris replied. “That’s what I always say.”

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Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Sept. 21, 2014.


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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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Stephen Colbert says Trump hates The Squad because ‘he’s the leader of the rival gang The Klan’

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Stephen Colbert returned to "The Late Show" on Monday after a two-week summer vacation and wasted no time updating his viewers on the latest from "Racist-in-Chief" Donald Trump.

"There were some big stories while we were gone. The sun rose in the East, a bear relieved itself in the woods, Donald Trump was racist," Colbert said.

"And this wasn't just any run-of-the-mill, this was a humdinger. A new personal best at being the worst," he explained.

"Yesterday the president pinched out a steaming pile of tweets against freshman Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Oman of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachuttes and Rashida Tlaib on Michigan -- known in DC as 'The Squad,'" Colbert said, while the audience clapped loudly at the mention of "The Squad."

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Seth Meyers hilariously ridicules Trump for not knowing the Constitution: ‘Article II — nobody’s ever seen it before’

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After a long vacation, late-night shows returned to bring some levity to the difficulty of the news cycle. Such was the case when "Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed President Donald Trump for not knowing The Constitution that well.

"Number one: there's no crime. And how do you obstruct when there's no crime?" Trump asked during a brief statement Friday. Martha Stewart would take issue with that statement.

"Also take a look at one other thing. It's a thing called Article II. Nobody ever mentions Article II. It give me all these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before. We don't even talk about Article II," Trump said.

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