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Posted Tuesday 12/18/18 at 8:38PM EST
Fox News stands by Tucker Carlson after 14 advertisers drop the show
A Fox News spokesperson is defending the Tucker Carlson Tonight host as an increasing number of sponsors drop their support of the show in response to him saying immigrants make the United States "dirtier." “Attempts were made last month to bully and terrorize Tucker and his family at their home," a Fox News spokesperson said. "He is now once again being threatened via Twitter by far left activist groups with deeply political motives. While we do not advocate boycotts, these same groups never target other broadcasters and operate under a grossly hypocritical double standard given their intolerance to all opposing points of view.”
Posted Tuesday 12/18/18 at 1:33PM EST
Tucker Carlson loses at least 11 advertisers after saying immigration makes the United States "dirtier"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Fox News host said on his show Monday night he is "not intimated" by the backlash to his comments from last week. Companies that have pulled commercials from Tucker Carlson Tonight include Jaguar Land Rover, Ancestery.com and SmileDirectClub.
Posted Saturday 12/01/18 at 12:30AM EST
How Tucker Carlson ended up doing a segment on the possibility of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer being "problematic"
Source: New York Magazine
The Fox News host was responding Thursday night to a Huffington Post video that collected some tweets calling the annual Christmas special "seriously problematic." As Max Read explains, the "Problematic Rudolph" controversy is just another example of how the "Content Cycle" helps fill time on cable news. "The Content Cycle, a phrase I did not just come up with right now, describes how content arises from the internet, is absorbed into cable television, and then gets redistributed back into the internet for the cycle to begin anew," he says. "Like the water cycle, the Content Cycle provides sustenance and habitation to a multitude of organisms, and in many ways it exists independently of human thought. Let’s walk through Problematic Rudolph as our emblematic example of the Content Cycle."
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 2:46PM EST
Fox News hasn't tweeted since Thursday in protest of Twitter
The protest stems from Fox News thinking that Twitter played a role in the protests outside of Tucker Carlson's house. An email sent to Fox News staffers urged them not to tweet its content on their personal accounts, though not everybody has complied.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 5:28PM EST
W. Kamau Bell to Tucker Carlson: "I can imagine how you feel right now" -- because you've targeted me
The CNN host responded to Carlson being the subject of protest and threats at his own home, recalling the time he was the target on Tucker Carlson Tonight. "I'm not in Antifa," Bell tweeted. "No reasonable person thinks I peddle hate. But you told your audience those things. & then I received a barrage of threats & hate. & I had to take major steps to protect my family. So I can imagine how you feel right now."
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 1:48PM EST
Fox News condemns "reprehensible" protest outside Tucker Carlson's home
Carlson wasn't at home during the protest Wednesday night, in which he says one protester threw himself at his front door, resulting in damage and scaring his wife. "The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible," Fox News said in a statement. "The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable. We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground."
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Michael Avenatti calls Tucker Carlson "pathetic" and "cowardly" for running a "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyron on screen during their interview
“I expected to be treated with respect, and certainly not to be lied to,” said Avenatti. “I had no idea until after the show because I don’t have any way of seeing the camera lines when I’m on set...I thought that it was a new low for Fox, which is saying something. And I thought it was pathetic and cowardly of Tucker Carlson.”
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Tucker Carlson's interview with "creepy porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti devolved into a 13-minute "shoutfest"
Source: The Daily Beast
The Fox News host's long-awaited interview with Stormy Daniels' attorney was "worse than you're imagining," says Matt Wilstein. Carlson mocked Avenatti throughout the interview by displaying different "Creepy Porn Lawyer" chyrons at the bottom of the screen -- at one point abbreviating the insult as "CPL." Wilstein adds: "It wasn’t until the final moments of the gross display that the words on the screen migrated into Carlson’s mouth. 'Creepy porn lawyer, great to see you,' the host said, getting the last word and cutting to commercial." After the interview, Avenatti seemed to express regret, tweeting that Carlson had agreed to ditch the "name calling" beforehand.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Michael Avenatti: "Get your popcorn ready" because I'm visiting Fox News' Tucker Carlson
The Stormy Daniels attorney is scheduled to appear live on Fox News tonight at 8 pm on Tucker Carlson Tonight. Avenatti has expressed interest in going on Carlson's show in the past, but the Fox News host refused to accept Avenatti’s caveat of no longer using the insulting nicknames -- like "creepy porn lawyer."
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Seth MacFarlane's anti-Fox News tweet mocked by one of cable news channels executives
MarcFarlane's statement that recent comments by Tucker Carlson made him "embarrassed to work for this company" caught the eye of Fox News and Fox Business senior vice president Michael Tammero. He tweeted in response: "Yet... NOT quite embarrassed enough to not cash that check ... isn’t that right @sethmacfarlane ?"
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Seth MacFarlane: I'm embarrassed to work for Fox because of "fringe sh*t on Fox News
The Family Guy and The Orville creator has been critical of Fox before, but MacFarlane was set off on Saturday by CNN's Brian Stelter quoting Fox News' Tucker Carlson urging his Fox News viewers to not believe anything on other news outlets: "If you're looking to understand what's actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations," Carlson said, according to Stelter. MacFarlane responded: "In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe sh*t, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company."
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 12:25AM EST
Father of Florida school shooting survivor admits to altering CNN email exchange
Source: Tampa Bay Online
Glenn Haab and his son Colton accused CNN of scripting a proposed question for last week's town hall. But an email he supplied differed from CNN's email, and metadata showed that he was the last person to edit the exchange. The father's admission prompted CNN's biggest critics at Fox News, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, to issue a correction.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
Tavis Smiley on Fox News defends dating subordinates in the workplace: “Where else are you going to meet people in this business?”
Source: The Daily Dot
“Let’s face it, nobody’s working 40 hour weeks anymore,” the PBS host said to Tucker Carlson in responding to PBS’ suspension of his show. “We are working 40, 50, 70, 80 hour weeks.”