On Fox News Monday, Tucker Carlson went off the rails with an attack on CNN late-night anchor Don Lemon that outed the neighborhood in which he lives, and the interior of his house.
Carlson referred to Lemon, who is Black, as a "successful victim" who "doesn't like diversity," and noted that his neighborhood is majority-white. But perhaps the strangest moment of the segment was when Carlson zeroed in on Lemon's cookie jar, which appeared to be in the shape of a mid-twentieth century Black caricature figure.
"You have heard from the White House, from the president himself, that white supremacy is a lurking threat," said Carlson. "You might not always see it, but like Russian spies, white supremacists come in the dark of night, in the most surprising form. They're shapeshifters. Now, we're not calling anyone a white supremacist, but you have to ask yourself — what is this? This symbol of hate — symbol of hate, posing as a cookie jar — doing in Don Lemon's kitchen? Do you see that? That right there, ladies and gentlemen, is a white supremacist QAnon cookie jar."
"Now, we're not calling for the Department of Justice to look more deeply into this, because that's not our place," said Carlson. "We're a cable news show, not a law enforcement agency. But let's just put it this way. If you find yourself with a blackface cookie jar in your own kitchen — hah — it's time to reflect."
The latest Fox News panic is that Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman may continue investigating Donald Trump.
Although the newspaper hasn't published a story by Haberman since June 5th, Fox News personality Sean Hannity lashed out at Haberman on Monday.
His rant came off like a satirical impersonation of a Trump speech, complete with outlandish nonsense and lies about "fake news."
Hannity even smeared Haberman as a "stalker."
"The New York Times completely botched their Russia coverage," Hannity falsely claimed, much like Trump would lie about his capitulation to Putin being a hoax.
"You never told your readers the truth," the Fox personality said without a hint of self-awareness.
I know that Fox News is currently BIG MAD at Maggie Haberman again, but tonight's Hannity monologue really does sound like something that could have been pulled directly from 2018. pic.twitter.com/eD9nhZ21wL
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 22, 2021
The Republican Party is in a bind after the Donald Trump era destroyed the GOP in urban and suburban areas, according to a report by The New York Times.
The newspaper interviewed former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, who left the Republican Party one day after the January 6th insurrection by Trump supporters seeking to overturn the election.
"I don't think the right has kept up with the times,'' Sanders told the newspaper.
"Across the political map this year, Mr. Sanders's diagnosis of his former party appears indisputable: In off-year elections from Mr. Sanders's California to New York City and New Jersey and the increasingly blue state of Virginia with its crucial suburbs of Washington, D.C., the Republican Party's feeble appeal to the country's big cities and dense suburbs is on vivid display," the newspaper explained. "But the party's growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas also comes at a considerable cost, denying conservatives influence over the policies that govern much of the population and sidelining them in some of the country's centers of innovation and economic might. The trend has helped turn formerly red states, like Georgia and Arizona, into purple battlegrounds as their largest cities and suburbs have grown larger and more ethnically mixed."
The shift has been extraordinary.
"It is difficult to overstate the extent of the Republican Party's political decline in big-metro America," the newspaper reported. "At the turn of the 21st century, Republican mayors governed cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, and a motorist could drive from Pittsburgh to Provincetown, Mass., without entering a state helmed by a Democratic governor."
Read the full report.
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