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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Cucker Tarlson's all spin zone

Cucker Tarlson backpedaled in doubletime on Friday as once loyal viewers began to shun him because he attacked Sidney Powell on Thursday.

On his show, he spun his Thursday night rant as gee-I-am-just-a-journalist-asking-questions.

The man formerly known as Tucker Carlson said, "We simply wanted to see the details. How could you not want to see them? 

"So we invited Sidney Powell on the show. We would have given her the whole hour. We would have given her the entire week, actually, and listened quietly the whole time at rapt attention. That's a big story."

Who is this we?

Does this mean he has a mouse in his pocket?

Using the imperial we is a way to avoid responsibility. How odd that he says his job is to hold others accountable refuses to accept responsibility.

His offer to Powell was merely an attempt to goose his own ratings.

She asked herself what was in it for her or her client, decided nothing, and declined the invitation.

Cucker Tarlson went on the air and chewed her out.

Fans mocked the heck out of him.

So now, it is Spinner time. He is working his way back to you, even if it takes four seasons.

Shortly before midnight, Fox posted a column by Tucker Carlson, "Forget democratic norms, Democrats want to punish Trump and his supporters."

His target was his competitors, naturally.

He -- or was it we? -- wrote, "It's now a crime to talk to Trump. Everyone knows that. That's an article of faith at MSNBC. The rest of us have been laboring under the illusion that the First Amendment still applies in this country, but MSNBC's legal experts know better. Supporters of unpopular presidents deserve the lengthiest jail sentence possible."

Gee, is that jail sentence longer than the one for refusing to go on his show?

And he wrote, "This ought to scare you, and it ought to make you worry about what happens when such ghouls take power in this country. We've seen it unfold all over the Third World for about 100 years. When you politicize law enforcement (and they have), when you prosecute the president's advisers for lying but ignore the obvious lying from, say, the acting director of the FBI or the director of national intelligence, you get what we're seeing now.

"The same people who complained about a politicized Department of Justice are now salivating at the prospect of unleashing the Department of Justice on their political enemies. And why wouldn't they do that? Kamala Harris has been calling for it for quite some time."

Cucker Tarlson is trying, desperately, to show that he is on our side.

OK, maybe he made a mistake. I could cut him some slack. But we are in the fight of our lives to save the republic from flat-out communism. We call it the deep state to be polite, but the reality is that the machinery is already in place to shut us down and lock us up.

Only the Supreme Court can save us now, and it is run by Chief Justice John McCain Roberts.

We -- Trump supporters -- don't have time for Anchorman Games by Cucker Tarlson. On Monday, he should just apologize. He should tell the audience, look, I let my ego cloud my judgment. I get that Sidney Powell has better things to do than spend an hour on my show. Yes, she does other shows, but so does Obama and I haven't chewed him out on national TV for failing to return my phone calls.

Till then, he's...


  1. Too late Cucker. You had the chance to correct your lies you told about an honorable lady, yet you chose not to. You've chosen your side. Now be someone with principals and stick with the losing team, and quit the waffling.

    Sidney has already stated publicly that she will not present her evidence on your show. You had a chance to reach people who don't know about the seriousness of what happened, but you chose not to. You thought you could create a controversy to spike your ratings. It didn't, because people have seen through you. Add in your past behavior highlighted by the CTH, you are not a man of character. You lose. Don't cry to us to come back.

    1. He could still write a very public apology to Ms. Powell for being an arrogant a**. I would accept that. Not until.

    2. I would accept the apology but am still 100% done with Fox. Integrity and ethics would require me to quit, but I guess the power of the paycheck is too much for the trio I still had some faith in.

    3. I watched Mark Levin & his guest Victor Davis Hanson last nite. 1st I've watched Fox in weeks; felt like a forbidden place but a very good show but who watched besides Hanson fans?

  2. Don you are the BOMB! Love it!

  3. Tucker is toast. I am never watching him again, ever – not on cable, not on Ew Tuber. And I have the feeling I’ll not be missing him.

    1. I could say "who is this Cucker Tralson(Tucker Carlson)?" But that would not be truthful. I know who/what he is. I have never watched a second of his show or listened to a second of his radio show. Ditto for Hannity.

  4. The argument before the Supremes will be equal treatment under the law, 14th amendment.

    The same argument that won Bush v gore 7-2.

    Developed and presented by then Bush lawyers, now Supremes, Robert's, Kavanaugh & Barrett.

    John Henry

  5. "Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,
    In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;
    Some great cause, God's new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight,
    Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right,
    And the choice goes by for ever 'twixt that darkness and that light."

    Hast thou chosen, O my people, on whose party thou shalt stand,
    Ere the Doom from its worn sandals shakes the dust against our land?
    Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet 't is Truth alone is strong,
    And, albeit she wander outcast now, I see around her throng
    Troops of beautiful, tall angels, to enshield her from all wrong.

    Backward look across the ages and the beacon-moments see,
    That, like peaks of some sunk continent, jut through Oblivion's sea;
    Not an ear in court or market for the low foreboding cry
    Of those Crises, God's stern winnowers, from whose feet earth's chaff must fly;
    Never shows the choice momentous till the judgment hath passed by.

    Careless seems the great Avenger; history's pages but record
    One death-grapple in the darkness 'twixt old systems and the Word;
    Truth for ever on the scaffold, Wrong for ever on the throne,—
    Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
    Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.

    We see dimly in the Present what is small and what is great,
    Slow of faith how weak an arm may turn the iron helm of fate,
    But the soul is still oracular; amid the market's din,
    List the ominous stern whisper from the Delphic cave within,—
    “They enslave their children's children who make compromise with sin.”

    James Russell Lowell

    As Ronald Reagan once observed, it's not a choice between Left and Right, it's a choice between up and down.

  6. In World War II the Nazi's had a radio broadcaster in Berlin who broadcast propaganda. His radio name was "Lord Haw Haw". He was an Englishman with a proper British accent, which gave the illusion of credibility to his Nazi propaganda. I believe Cucker Tarlson is the Left's Lord Haw Haw.

    1. Before I read any further I think I need a pause. I’ve watched Carlson since he was on Fox during the 2016 election. I liked him then and I like him now. I don’t agree with him all the time, but often enough to know that he is a very cogent conservative and worth listening to. I have been reading Don for about the same amount of time and he and a good number of his readers keep me coming back.
      I have only commented a few times but I think a whole lot of people are letting their emotions override their intellects on this one. I don’t believe Carlson handled the Powell issue well at all, but I don’t have 4 or 5 million listening to me. I believe thatCarlson is staking out his position. That position is one of independence; I think that he is stating that neither side is going to pin him to any but his own narrative. The scale of justice twixt Don and Tucker hasn’t moved, both are found wanting from my perspective. But it is my opinion and I have earned the right to it. Don and Tucker have earned the right also, they should,however, be a little bit less judgmental.

    2. I'm watching Fox with a VERY jaundiced eye at this point. Everybody screws up. It's the human condition, but what I found extremely disappointing a day or two ago was Brian Kilmeade stating PDJT should begin working with "The Office of the President Elect". I don't care how many residents of Crazytown coddle Sleepy Joe with his fantasy, there is NO such office. Kilmeade was a huge disappointment. I thought he had integrity.

    3. I wonder if Tucker is covering for his producer/booker in this instance. If true he would have to assume all of the "guilt". That takes a big man. I hope he does.

    4. Rdred, I couldn't agree more Re. Carlson. I think he's demonstrated that he is skeptical of claims made by anyone on either side. I say Amen. If I wanted to watch a my-team-right-or-wrong commentator I'd watch Hannity. I don't.
      Was he over the line with Powell? Sure, but I can live with it.
      But I'm starting to have my doubts about our host. I'd expected him to also applaud scepticism.

  7. If Tucker makes it right... I'll still watch him... how many others do we have? We shouldn't be like the evil Left and cancel and destroy at the first sign of weakness. If he continues to show that he's really been bought... then, of course, 'See ya, loser!'
    Tom T. in Crazytown Portland, Or

    1. Very good point, Tom. And yeah, Tucker hasn't pulled a kilmeade yet.
      Hoping he doesn't. -- Marv

  8. After all, my wife took me back 27 years ago so I'll give Tucker another chance...

    1. Everyone must make their own decision. But, I will tell you this is NOT Cucker's first time he has dumped on conservatives. See the Conservative Tree House, where they outline his similar behavior over the immigration issue back around 2015. I've give Cucker his one chance. The way he treated a true Patriot like Sidney Powell, who, as Don stated, has way more important issues to resolve than playing semantics with Cucker, is the final straw for me. And then, he lied about it on TV, because Sidney told a different story, one that I believe. So, don't thing this is Cucker's first time doing this.

  9. We are all hypersensitive right now, so Tucker's criticism of Sidney Powell really struck a nerve. But we can't let the Perfect be the enemy of the Very Good. Tucker does ALOT of good--he is a valuable voice in the forefront of this information war.

    Right after the election, when Fox suspended Judge Jeanine's show, one had to consider a scenario where none of them would be on the air-- not Sean, not Laura, and not Tucker. That would not be good for this country.

    I would rather have an anchor that is on target 90% of the time, like Tucker, than have no anchor at all. And Tucker partially apologized. Like Don says, Tucker still needs to apologize further. Tucker could turn it into a useful segment that makes clear that these election frauds are not simple situations that can be instantly unraveled, and it is unrealistic to think that a full investigation of the worst crime in American history can be fully documented with indictment-ready evidence in a mere 30 days.

    There has not been enough pushback on the Left's desperate effort to create fake deadlines and run out the clock. Tucker could redeem himself alot by taking up the counterattack on the Left's phony demand for immediate presentation of 100% conclusive evidence. It should be more than enough to document the magnitude and range of "probable cause" for fraud, and have the Supreme Court identify an alternative short-term resolution (e.g. election goes to the House or something).

  10. I am no legal expert, certainly not a constitution one.
    However, since Trump has the data showing the raw vote feed, plus the vote with fraud inserted in, it would simply be a matter of backing out that fraud, and it would show Trump won in a Trumpslide. Thus, Trump would be correctly declared the winner. I would not take that many states either. That is what the SCOTUS should rule, if the states decide to certify the fraudulent vote.

    1. Gotta go the Full Monty though, FLO. If longtime “Deep Blue” places like NY, NJ, and Cali were actually close (or - be still my beating heart - Trump WON) then we actually had a Ronaldus-sized mandate. Now THAT would be crushing...

    2. I agree. But, first, Trump has to be declared the winner, as he rightfully was, by any margin. The rest of the truth can be sorted out.

      Who knows, Trump may present the case of the unadjusted vote, with so much proof, no one can disprove it. And the courts, including the SCOTUS, have to certify it. We shall see z.

  11. Fool me once -shame on thee.
    Fool me twice shame on me.
    Old proverb.various provance.

  12. Consider this: If Sidney Powell is unable to prove what she has been saying, she is done. She is open to defamation lawsuits, she will never be taken seriously again, she will be hated by both sides (D - for calling their organization traitorous and corrupt, R - for raising our hopes and then dashing them).

    Nothing in her past or current activities suggest she does not mean what she says and is telling the truth and can prove it conclusively. If she does this, she deserves to have her face on Mt Rushmore (she will have done more to save the republic than TR ever did - and I know it is only for presidents, but we could make an exception).

    1. CWinNY~~

      Here’s Sydney Powell’s vow to lay her reputation on the line.

      New Howie Carr interview (about 17 minutes)
      A MUST listen.

    2. Not to worry. Sidney has seen the real evidence, as have all of the patriots in Trump's legal team. The real question is, have they seen the evidence the Military Intelligence has collected? I believe Sidney has hinted at that with the servers, even though she has not exactly spelled out, other than saying the government side, where it came from.

      Stay tuned. This is only going to get better and better. If you don't believe that, just look back to two weeks ago, right after the election, and see where we all were, as far as having any proof besides our eyes, and common sense, as to the fraud we all knew happened. It is like night vs day.

    3. I say Attorney General in Trumps second term

    4. Great idea, Unknown, Sidney Powell for Attorney General in Trumps 2nd term!

  13. I think Cucker Tarlson took his 30 pieces of silver and America be damned.

    There’s no putting that toothpaste back in the tube.

    This is an all out PR war and the bad guys just used the guy millions were hoping would uncover the truth to the world, to cast a long shadow over the disinfecting sunlight of truth.

    He should be tossed aside and never believed again, mega apologies or not.

    The enemy within is always more dangerous than the one outside the gates.

    He’s our Benedict Arnold.

    1. He is one of many Benedict Arnolds in the so-called conservative (cuckservative) field. That is one of the main benefits of TDS: it exposes those who we thought were on the conservative side. And, oh, has it worked its magic.

      Otherwise, you are over the target.

    2. Benedict Arnold was a hero who was largely responsible for winning the battle of Saratoga and was absolutely correct that Congress treated him like crap. Turning his coat was the wrong response but it didn't come out of nowhere and doesn't invalidate or even outweigh his tremendous services to the cause of independence. Carlson, on the other hand, has been somebody with a near-spotless public reputation, and has never been attacked by anybody except the far left. He was subject to no motivations but his own.

      Comparing Carlson to Arnold is insulting to Arnold, who deserves better.

  14. Have been monitoring for show ratings. Nice easy to read in tabular form. Goes all the way down in ranking to 150.

  15. Sydney said to Maria B the other day when asked about evidence, very calmly and clearly, "I never say anything I cannot prove"

    BTW, Cucker, where's that Hunter Biden 'lost then found' evidence envelope? Asking for a friend...

  16. All good points, but everyone is missing the importance of the 2 executive orders trump signed in fall of 2018, with democrat support if you can believe! He declared national emergency over foreign nations interfering in our elections!And now we have servers from germany and other nations who had their hands in the vote counting?? Don, check those out and see for yourself in next weeks posts! This could truly be the bombshell where trump legally takes down the marxist media and the traitors.

    1. I have not missed those. I pointed out he EO in a post yesterday. But, it's good to see others post this. This is Trump's other option, outside the legal one.

  17. “the general hatred of Eurasia had boiled up into such delirium that if the crowd could have got their hands on two thousand Eurasian war criminals, they would unquestionably have torn them to pieces. At just this moment it had been announced that Oceania was not after all at war with Eurasia. Oceania was at war with Eastasia.” — George Orwell, 1984

    “ the general hatred of Democrats had boiled up into such delirium that if the crowd could have got their hands on two thousand Democrat politicians, they would unquestionably have torn them to pieces. At just this moment it had been announced that Conservatives were not after all at war with Democrats. Conservatives were at war with Tucker Carlson.”

  18. I've never listened to him, so I have no dog in this fight.

  19. I will say that I MISS the late Paul Harvey.

  20. Tucker Carlson "lost" the DAMNING evidence against Hunter Biden, only to drop the whole thing a few days later, proclaiming that it's no fun to kick a broken man.

    If Powell cucked half as hard or fast as Cucker Tarlson, she'd be doing time. He has no place to question anyone's bravery, let alone hers.

  21. The thing, formerly a man known as Tucker Carlson said..... Fify

  22. I think Tucker got ahead of both his and the story's skis. The story is the biggest political crime in America's history involving whether or not this Republic survives past January 2021.

    Tucker has also confused the term 'evidence' with the term 'proof.' He is asking for proof of widespread election theft. He is asking for too much too soon. He wants this so he can tell his audience that the fix was in, that the Republic can be saved, that he knows what he is presenting to them with 100% certainty.

    It's too soon. He could have covered the implications of Sidney and Rudy's presentation and gone over what he - and the country - still needs to be certain of it.

    In any case, Team Trump is now at war with Fox and Tucker works at Fox. The fickle finger of fate has effed-up Fox and with it effing Tucker!

  23. I am going to give Tucker a pass, but just this once. Even William F. Buckley had a couple of bad days on Firing Line. While Tucker is maybe 10% of WFB, he normally is very good at catching lapses of logic and knowledge in stories, and especially with his guests.

    Powell is walking a very narrow path. She needs to keep this issue alive with the public, but retain enough ammunition to blow the whole thing open. If too much leaks out too early, the MSM will use the "There was nothing new." trope which worked so well during the Clinton scandals.

  24. How dare Tucker, as we wade through this "most important election of our times" with hundreds of millions of lives and livelihoods facing exceedingly uncertain futures and as hope is fading away like the rays from a tiny candle in a windstorm, have the audacity to ask for some substantial evidence from the chief proponent of outrageous claims of illegality and promising to right this sinking ship. He is being just as irresponsible as the several Republican lawmakers demanding to see some evidence too - and I said "republican" so don't Mitt me please. I see a sh#tload of articles of "evidence" every day on conservative postings but they don't seem to be stopping this train so I want to know if we have bullets in this gun or are we shooting blanks and wasting time? Call me crazy.

  25. I like Tucker Carlson. I was a little taken aback by his comments but, all in all, it's better to have him than not. And, let's face it - we don't want to turn into the cancel-culture left, now do we?

  26. SCOTUS...God help us. Trump's lawyers will soon had this white hot potato to the Supreme Court, which, we've all come to know, absolutely hates making an actual decision. They prefer to deliver the narrowest possible rulings, leaving the larger to twist in the wind. They have done this with Second Amendment decisions. My guess is they'll do their level best to toss the potato to the House and run like hell in the opposite direction. That's the kind of thing world-class cowards do. And, I can say from experience, absolutely anything can happen in a courtroom...anything.

    - Gary B

  27. There are two kinds of GOP cucks.

    The first kind surrenders immediately upon contact with the enemy. They can be vicious and tenacious fighters, but only against their fellow Republicans. When facing Democrats, they fight like the Iraqi Army. These cucks are called "Romneys."

    The second kind of GOP cuck talks tough and may even engage in some early skirmishes, but on the eve of battle they fold up their cuck tents and go back to Cuckville, leaving anyone foolish enough to have followed them to the tender mercies of the Democrats. These GOP cucks are called "McCains."

    1. PM
      There is a third cuck. They stay for the battle. They fire their guns at the enemy. But they are loaded with blanks. The enemy knows not to shoot back at them or when they shoot, shoot to miss. We think they are on our side, fighting the valiant battle. These GOP cucks are called “Gowdy’s”.

  28. "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." ~ Maya Angelou

    No deals. When Bernie cucked to Hillary in 2016, I said: "once folded, always creased", and warned my friends drinking the Leftist Kool-Aid that he wasn't their boy no more. They didn't listen, of course, but to those of us who were paying attention it was obvious Bernie is now part of "The Big Club" that George Carlin described, at least on a probationary basis.

    Now Cucker is bucking for a spot. Do NOT expect him to confess why he turned his coat - just admitting that he did would scuttle him as a journalist (though the Lefties will probably not care as long as he tickles their prejudices). Even if something he says is factually correct, they'll present those facts (and omit others) in such a way to manipulate you or set you up. Just know he's compromised, and exercise your remote veto *click*.

    That's why he's so desperate to get you back - that's his only remaining value to the people who broke him to heel: a disinformation agent that's trusted by their enemies. As soon as that trust is gone, his usefulness is over... and perhaps, so is he.