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The internal dynamics at Fox News were explained by a former insider after the network received harsh criticism for its primetime using rhetoric that mirrors the racist conspiracy theory cited in a 106-page manifesto by the New York man accused of murdering ten people in the Buffalo mass shooting.
Carl Cameron, often called "Campaign Carl," spent two decades at Fox News and was interviewed on Tuesday by MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace.
Wallace played clips of Fox News personalities Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson.
"I mean, obviously a mass shooter is responsible for the violence and the heinous acts that the mass shooter committed," Wallace noted. "It is also true that the ideology left in the mass shooter's screen mirrors the ideology championed by Tucker Carlson."
"What happens at Fox News when something like this happens?" Wallace asked.
"I can't even imagine," Cameron replied. "That's partly why I ended up getting out of there."
"It really is kind of horrible to think that journalists with national and international capacity are putting together this type of nonsense," he explained. "I think the president did a great job. I wish he had done a lot of this a lot sooner, and we need a lot more from the left and the middle, and we got to watch out because the Republicans have become the purveyors of misinformation, and when our two-party system is broken like that, democracy is seriously in trouble."
"The president acknowledged that it's time to actually start doing things and maybe taking some names and putting people in jail," he said.
"I really can't channel how Tucker believes in any of this stuff and how the network can go through with it. I will say this, however, it is very clear that this type of lying and deception is catching on," he warned. "There's racism across the borders, immigrants are being beaten up and being harassed more than ever. Judaism is constantly under fire, and all of this is essentially being accepted by a left -- excuse me, a far, far-right community of people who have nothing but grievance based on lies."
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While many political leaders on both sides agree that the Russian invasion necessitated an international response, there are many in the Republican Party who are ready for a fight over a defense sending bill that would provide aid to Ukraine.
Politico reported that the debate has become yet another one in the fractured Republican Party where the establishment is being opposed by the increasing ranks of far-right "America First" caucus. Even Donald Trump has come out against sending money to Ukraine, although he previously held up aid to them after Russia invaded Crimea and the House and Senate approved aid.
According to the GOP caucus, the nearly $40 billion package should be spent on domestic problems and not on Ukraine. But that demand is coming up against the Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who was photographed grinning with other members when President Volodymyr Zelensky met with the members over the weekend while they were in Ukraine.
Already Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has come out against it and stopped a quick vote on the defense package last week which would have delivered unanimous consent. The bill will pass, but Paul joined others in trying to stop it. That list includes the likes of Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Jim Banks (R-IN), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Ronny Jackson (R-TX), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and 46 other Republicans.
Even with the Republicans speaking out against the bill, the Associated Press described it as "an audacious departure from an overwhelming sentiment in Congress that quickly helping Ukraine was urgent, both for that nation’s prospects of withstanding Vladimir Putin’s brutal attack and for discouraging the Russian president from escalating or widening the war."
As Politico explained, the claim that money going to Ukraine would be spent on U.S. projects is "alarming fellow Republicans who see it as a flawed argument and part of a disturbing trend toward isolationism." The idea is that a "nationalist camp" of the GOP wants money spend on Americans in need, however, those same voters have opposed the funding bill that would have given those in need money. The Build Back Better plan would have made the child tax credit permanent, it would have allowed paid maternity leave, paid family leave and funding for seniors who need medical aides at home or in short-staffed nursing homes.
It's yet another in the larger problems dividing the GOP over the future of their party as a Trump Party or continuing with what it has been pre-Trump. Polling shows that Republican voters are quickly turning toward the former (79 percent).
"Yet the nationalist camp, determined to create a questionable either-or choice between foreign assistance and help for Americans in need, is growing ever larger and louder. And senior Republicans are taking on their colleagues more openly, defending the $40 billion aid package at a critical time for Ukraine’s war effort.
“I don’t know what their alternative is. We’ve seen world wars started over less than what is happening in Europe,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), who went to Ukraine with McConnell. "Even though it’s a lot of money, it’s a small investment relative to a world war."
“A Putin victory is against our national security interests. Period,” added Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). “And that’s how we have to look at it.”
But his colleague, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who claimed, “Everything that President Biden has done since taking office has weakened America … and our enemies have noticed. They are taking advantage of the Biden administration’s weakness.”
Reports last month revealed that behind the scenes, Johnson was exchanging text messages with the State Department over Trump withholding aid to Ukraine in 2018 and 2019 being linked to the president's demand to come up with dirt on Joe Biden.
A video recently posted online shows a California woman having a racist public meltdown at the Boathouse Restaurant at Hendry's Beach.
"The video shows a local woman arguing with an employee of the Boathouse at its entrance near the walkway to the public beach, seemingly over an unpaid bill. Soleimani starts filming as the interaction gets more heated. The woman then turns to him and begins a slew of racist rants," local news site Ed Hat reports.
The video shows the woman confronting the man filming.
"Again, what are you doing?" she asks.
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"Taking a video of this," he replied.
"Are you sending it to the FBI after this?" she asked. "I might go psychotic pretty soon, I'm probably going to — I'm probably going to get very violent pretty soon, I'm glad you're here."
"Cool," he replied. "Keep going."
And she did.
"Don't you have some fish to catch, African-American man? Don't you want to go on the boat and do some African-American fishing?" she asked the man filming.
She then predicted the video would go viral.
Ian Soleimani, who recorded the video, told The Daily Dot that he has encountered racist incidents before.
“People have been kicked out of boathouse a few times for [racially] motivated comments towards myself unfortunately," he said. "After experiencing stuff like that on and off for as long as that restaurant has been open, just doesn’t surprise me. Just learned how to deal with it better."
"Lived here since 2003 and this happens all the time. This person just got caught. People think this doesn’t exist let alone here and it certainly does."
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