Laura Ingraham

Fox V. Fauci


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The current talking point in attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the United States, is that he’s “unelected.”

Senator Rand Paul said he’s not the “end-all” of understanding how viruses and pandemics work. Actually, he is. Laura Ingraham points out he’s unelected. Tucker Carlson did the same while also calling him a “buffoon.”

These buffoons need to understand something. Dr. Fauci isn’t closing states, businesses, or schools. He’s giving advice. His advice comes from knowledge and experience. While Dr. Fauci isn’t a politician and isn’t an expert on the economy or business, the Fox buffoons are not doctors or scientists. Rand Paul is a doctor, but he’s an eye doctor and even then, I don’t think he’s the “end-all” of poking shit in your eyeball.

Do you know who else isn’t elected? Stephen Miller. Nobody voted for Stephen Miller yet he’s drawing up our immigration policy. Other than Mike Pence and Donald Trump, there’s not one person in the Trump administration anyone voted for. Not Betsy DeVos, Ben Carson, William Barr, or Mike Pompeo. Nobody voted for these people to be in their current positions but they’re all there legally.

And nobody voted for Jared Kushner. While you can argue over the experience of some of the cabinet members, Jared comes with none. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Jared’s expertise is only in being Donald Trump’s idiot son-in-law. Yet, Jared has been in charge of immigration and peace in the Middle East. Now, he’s one of the directors of our response to the coronavirus and told us the government stockpile of medical equipment wasn’t for the states and is “our stockpile,” as in the federal government’s stockpile.

Now, Jared is floating the idea of delaying the general election. Wouldn’t Republicans just love that? Hey, just like if you don’t test then you don’t get positive results, if we don’t hold an election, then we don’t have to count all those votes against Trump.

Answering a question from Time Magazine about postponing the general election because of the pandemic, Jared said, “I’m not sure I can commit one way or the other, but right now that’s the plan.” Yes, Jared. You can commit one way or the other. That way would be, “No. There are no plans to postpone the election because I’m not the one to make that call…and neither is Donald Trump.” That’s how you answer that question.

Who the hell is Jared Kushner to even tell us if there’s a plan or not on delaying the general election? What sort of arrogance and narcissism must this guy have to act as though he could plan it? Even DonaldTrump can’t plan it.

While the Covidiots at Fox News screams about Fauci being unelected and call him a “buffoon,” they ignore Jared’s idiocy and lack of qualifications while he floats the idea of violating the Constitution of the United States. Jared Kushner has NEVER accomplished or achieved anything in his life, other than being born rich, inheriting riches, and marrying rich.

The funny thing about the general election. It’s in the Constitution. Federal law stipulates when we hold the election, when states’ electors cast their votes and send them to Congress, and even when the president and vice-president’s tenures expire.

Congress would have to change federal law (one House is held by Democrats who are lead by Nancy Pelosi) to change the date of the election.

And, look at it this way: If we don’t hold an election, the president and vice president’s terms will automatically expire at noon on January 20, 2021, either way. If Donald Trump’s term expires and there’s no duly elected president because there wasn’t an election, say, “Hello, Madam President.” Because if there’s no election, she’s guaranteed to still be Speaker of the House and she’s next in line for the presidency after Trump and Pence.

Hmm. Maybe this no election thing isn’t a bad idea after all.

Here’s the other thing that pisses me off about this, that burns my cheese, chokes my goat, the fire that burns my ass: Fox News expressing concern about someone being unelected.

Fox News doesn’t care that Donald Trump is in the White House without a mandate. They don’t care he’s there after the majority of voters rejected him in 2016. They don’t care that Russians tampered with our election. They don’t care that Donald Trump is inviting foreign nations to tamper with the next one.

Fox News does not care when minority voters’ civil rights are violated by being removed from voter rolls. They didn’t care when thousands of American voters were removed from the rolls in Georgia’s last state election. They didn’t care that the guy who could remove them was the Republican candidate for governor. They didn’t care when he won.

Fox News didn’t care when thousands of Native Americans, people who are way more American than anyone at Fox News, weren’t allowed to vote in North Dakota.

So, Fox News…spare me your fainting spells over shit you don’t really care about. But, if you want to do it your way, Fox News…let’s hold Dr. Anthony Fauci to an election over Donald Trump.

As it currently stands, over 60% of Americans trust Dr. Fauci. Donald Trump, your hero, is hovering around 30%.

Quite frankly, Fox News buffoons…you don’t do well with elections so maybe you should stop talking and making demands about them.

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Fox Gets A Second Opinion


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Usually, when Fox News gets someone from the White House on one of their programs, they’re on board with the propaganda. Fox News knows a Kellyanne will parrot the talking points on blaming governors, China, the World Health Organization, Obama, etc. And Kellyanne knows that no one at Fox will call her out when she lies or embarrasses herself with her stupidity, like when she said the W.H.O. had plenty of practice getting things right with viruses as this was covid-19, not “covid-1.” The virus is named after the year. But it’s rare for there to be any resistance to the bullshit from either side. Poor Laura Ingraham.

Laura had Dr. Anthony Fauci on her shit show and tried to rope him in with some trashing of Joe Biden. What Fox News and the administration is doing is trying to present an argument that Donald Trump is doing everything he can while also rushing us into reopening the economy (you can’t do both).

Laura mocked Joe Biden for saying on CNN, “This thing isn’t going to be over until we have a vaccine.” She asked Fauci to respond to Biden’s claim and expected him to join in the trashing and mocking. Nope. Fauci said, “there’s truth to that.” He went on, “It’s not going to be over to the point of our being able to not do any mitigation until we have a scientifically sound, safe, and effective vaccine.”

Ingraham tried to rebound by arguing we may not even need a vaccine as we never had one for HIV or SARS and that the virus might just “disappear.” Fauci said that was “misleading.” Her disappointment in watching her balloon pop was like Sean Hannity’s that time Rudy Giuliani mistakenly told him that Donald Trump did pay off porn stars and “funneled” the money through dummy corporations.

It’s dangerous either way. You bring on a smart and honest person and they’ll destroy your argument if you’re a liar and spreading propaganda. If you bring on a right-wing fucknut, they’ll destroy your argument by mistakenly admitting the truth, like paying off porn stars or bribing Ukrainian officials to help Donald Trump’s political campaign.

Ingraham decided on another rebound. She consulted with another doctor for a second opinion. Enter Dr. Phil.

Dr. Phil argued against closing the nation down and said, “Look, the fact of the matter is we have people dying — 45,000 people a year die from automobile accidents, 480,000 from cigarettes, but we don’t shut the country down for that. But yet we’re doing it for this?” He also made up some numbers about people drowning in swimming pools.

Dr. Phil is not a medical doctor. He’s a clinical psychologist with no special knowledge about the politics, science or economics of the shutdown. The guy isn’t medically qualified to remove a splinter. But you don’t have to be a doctor with Dr. Fauci’s qualifications to understand that drowning is NOT contagious. Neither are car accidents or smoking. On top of that, all that stuff is regulated by…wait for it…the federal government.

What does appear to be contagious…oh so very contagious…is stupidity.

Fox brought in Dr. Drew Pinsky last month who said the coronavirus was no more dangerous than the flu. Earlier this week, they got Dr. Mehmet Oz to casually suggest it was OK if we lost two to three percent of school children to the virus by reopening schools.

They each must have had someone point out their talking points were dumb as they’ve each walked them back.

Dr. Phil said his examples were “bad.” Pinsky apologized and Oz said he “misspoke.” How do you misspeak when you say it’s OK for children to die for your politics? By the way, the current Republican position is that it’s OK if people die for their politics, especially if it helps Donald Trump’s reelection.

I said this in a previous blog: Don’t take medical advice from Donald Trump or any Republicans. That goes for Fox News, which is state TV with a pro-Trump agenda. Fox News is more about propaganda than news.

Don’t expect Laura Ingraham, who likes to give the heil Hitler salute at Republican conventions, to take on the MAGAts protesting against stay-at-home orders. Don’t expect anyone on Fox to call out Trump for inciting violence with his “liberate” blue states tweets.

I’m not a doctor but I think I do have some sound advice that’ll be good for your brain: Don’t watch Fox News.

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Liberal Hack Journalists


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Last week, temporary Arizona Senator Martha McSally screamed at CNN congressional correspondent Raju Manu, calling him a “liberal hack.”

Later, McSally went on Fox News to talk about her harrowing experience of being asked a dangerous question by a liberal hack reporter. The Fox News hosts she chose to talk to about hacks in the media were Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity. Nobody detected the irony and hypocrisy.

While screaming over it, Hannity said about CNN, “They’re not a news channel. They’re state-run, radical, leftist, socialist TV.” Again, no irony detected. A person has to be smart to catch that.

McSally said to Sean, “I actually thought they understood that they were liberal, that they were a part of kind of helping with the Democrat agenda.” Hello? Irony? Is this thing on?

Now, McSally, the unelected Senator, is campaigning on it. She has an ad on her site asking for at least five bucks. Even the Trump campaign is using it.

In decrying the way she was assaulted by Manu Raju, she said to Hannity, “I was a fighter pilot. This was a choice I made. I did not crumble under their pressure. I have flown A-10s in combat.”

It’s a good thing too that she has that experience in combat so she won’t crumble under the pressure of being asked….”should the Senate consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial?” Oh my God! How is she still standing? The strength of this woman to continue to carry on despite the brutal beatdown of being asked a question about her job! What will they ask next? The time? How’s the weather? Do you bleach above your upper lip?

Hold your children close tonight and keep Republicans like Martha McSally in your thoughts and prayers because if I know the liberal hack media like I think I do, they’ll ask questions again. Oh, the humanity!!!

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BlacKkKlansman


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If you make a statement and David Duke gives you a supportive shout-out, you might wanna go back and rethink your position. I don’t care if you say, “it looks like rain,” and Duke goes, “yeah.” You would wonder if there was a racist wolf whistle in “it looks like rain.”

Laura Ingraham used her podium on Fox News this week to say America doesn’t look like the country she knows anymore because of immigrants, illegal AND legal, and “changing demographics.”  David Duke loved her statements and in a now-deleted tweet, he said, “One of the most important (truthful) monologues in the history of MSM.”

Ingraham responded the next night to racists with, “You don’t represent my views and you are antithetical to the beliefs I hold dear.” Laura, you represent them and everything they believe. You have used your Fox News platform to push a racist agenda. You used the Republican National Committee to give a Nazi salute. When you heil Hitler, we know what beliefs you hold dear.

Her shpiel is just in time for the white nationalists who will be descending upon Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. tomorrow (Sunday) on the first anniversary of their Virginia rally that brought violence and killed Heather Heyer.

Donald Trump tweeted today that he “condemns all types of racism and acts of violence.” If that’s the case, he needs to go back and condemn half his tweets. He can start with his tweet on Friday giving a welcoming wolf whistle to the racist coming to D.C.

You’re not condemning racism when you say there were good people among Nazis chanting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.” You’re not condemning racism when you use it to create further division by using every race issue, from players kneeling in the NFL to calling black people stupid. You don’t condemn racism by questioning the birthplace of the first black American president.

The racist coming to Washington for their Unite The Right 2 rally represent Trump’s base. They’re small in numbers, pathetic, and dangerous. A lot of Washington restaurants have issued statements that they won’t be served. Hopefully, Mueller will be serving Trump very soon.

I saw BlacKkKlansman last night. I don’t know if the ending affected me so much because it was truly powerful, or because of the timing before the racists march this weekend (and in my state). If you believe in diversity and equality, you need to see it. If you’re one of those who hates it despite not having seen it, you need to see.

The movie is set in the late 1960s and what’s scary is it looks like today. Quite frankly, this hate needs to stop being served.

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Bully Laura Is All Bark


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The viewpoints of survivors of horrific tragedies are not infallible. You can disagree and challenge their opinions. While nearly every survivor of the Parkland school shooting is in favor of gun control and a ban on assault-style weapons, Kyle Kashuv, another student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, disagrees with his classmates and thinks there shouldn’t be any bans. You can’t agree with Kashuv and David Hogg both.

I disagree with Kashuv, yet I don’t feel the need to call him a Nazi or a “crisis actor” manipulated and tutored by adults. I’m not going to doctor photos of him tearing the Constitution in half. I’m not going to vilify him by questioning his citizenship or by calling him a lesbian, even if that would work in this situation. I’m also not going to tell him to shut up because he’s too young to have an opinion.

Conservatives don’t work that way. Much has been said about the way they have vilified the Parkland students over the past month. This tactic isn’t new. It’s how they treat political opposition. Obama was born in Kenya, remember? Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, who has a show on Fox News called “The Ingraham Angle,” bullied David Hogg this week. The problem for Ingraham is, Hogg fights back. He does it better and much more eloquently.

Ingraham is an old school bully. She started her journalism career by outing homosexual students when she was editor of the Dartmouth Review in 1985. She apologized for her homophobia in 1997. Her apology for attacking Hogg came a lot sooner.

While doing interviews advocating for gun control, Hogg has talked about the normal details of a high school student’s life he still has to deal with, like rejections from colleges. Getting rejections from schools you apply to is a rite of passage for high school seniors. Hogg wasn’t whining about it. He was just mentioning it, as has several of his other classmates. Ingraham used it to belittle the student.

Ingraham tweeted, “David Hogg  Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)” For the record, he’s been accepted by three other colleges.

Hogg replied with a tweet of his own, “Soooo what are your biggest advertisers … Asking for a friend.” Shortly after that, he listed twelve of her sponsors and told his over 690,000 followers to pick a number and contact them.

Ingraham backed down after many of her show’s advertisers started pulling out. Again, she tweeted, “On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.” Laura will also be taking a vacation next week, which I’m sure is a coincidence. I hope her substitute hosts understand why the only sponsors are the Catheter Cowboy and the My Pillow guy.

Hogg has not accepted her apology because he realizes it’s not an apology. She apologized for offending, not for her statement. Words, Laura. Use your words. She only issued that after her sponsors started dropping out. And, what if it wasn’t Holy Week? Eat crap and I hope you end up at Fountainhead Tech? Shouldn’t Ingraham have reflected before she bullied a student who had watched his classmates gunned down?

When Jimmy Kimmel criticized Republicans for trying to destroy Obamacare, Ingraham felt he wasn’t qualified to talk about policy and said, “leave it to the pros, Jimmy.” Well, Miss Pro, you just got taken to school on policy and politics by a high school student.

Companies and organizations that don’t want to be embarrassed by being associated with horrible and reprehensible people should stop associating with horrible and reprehensible people. The bullying BS that comes from Ingraham’s mouth is not a new development. When NBA players criticized Trump, she told them to “shut up and dribble.” Where was your boycott then?

I understand corporations don’t want to play politics and only see green money, not blue and red. But, maybe you should have a conscience before a Fox News troglodyte attacks students who survived a school shooting. It’s not like you couldn’t predict it. If you end your association with Fox News, this will happen less and less.

Laura Ingraham shouldn’t just lose sponsors. She should lose her show. The only drawback to that justice will be that it would probably land her a job in Trump’s White House.

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