Less than 30-seconds of truth splashed across the lower-third portion of your television screen, if you happened to be watching Fox News on the day of the purely political and unprecedented criminal arraignment of a former US President, was the initial basis for the uber-popular Tucker Carlson’s monologue in episode 4, titled “Wannabe Dictator.”
Additionally, multiple truth bombs were dropped by Tucker Carlson that laid bare the hypocrisy of the Communist Left entrenched within and currently running the US government – Obama’s third term. It is a “must watch” episode that should leave The Hagmann Report’s own Randy Taylor giddy with delight as Carlson draws focus to fake news Russiagate liar and MSNBC darling Ukraine & WW III promoter Alexander Vindman.
Seriously, though, neither Randy Taylor nor I are amused by the antics of Vindman or his co-conspirators in the takedown of a US President. We will not stand idly by while the co-conspirators of the wannabe dicttorship continue to push the American people into tyrannical submission. Stay tuned.
Here is the Twitter episode that is melting the minds of the mealy-mouth mental midgets – please take the time to watch it:
Hey it’s Tucker Carlson. On Tuesday afternoon the Biden administration had Donald Trump arrested it was a pretty big news story you may have seen it. Just before 9 pm that night as part of its coverage Fox News ran two live video feeds next to one another on the right Donald Trump addressed his supporters in New Jersey on the left Joe Biden spoke at an event for the Secretary General of NATO in Washington beneath those videos at the bottom of the screen Fox’s Banner read this way“wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.”
Those words are up for less than 30 seconds but the effect was immediate. Inside Fox the women who run the network panicked first they scolded the producer who put the banner on the screen.Less than 24 hours after that he resigned. He’d been at Fox for more than a decade he was considered one of the most capable people in the building. He offered to stay for the customary two weeks but Fox told him to clear out his desk and leave immediately
Then the company issued a public apology (01:02) for the 27 second long wannabe dictator Line “the Chiron was taken down immediately” Fox’s PR department said and then added ominously it was “addressed”
That was all true but it was not enough to save Fox News from the ensuing scandal.
For a time in the rest of the media Fox’s assessment of Donald Trump’s arrest seemed to overshadow Trump’s arrest itself.
“Suggesting that Biden is a dictator” declared the Washington Post quote “crossed the line”.
Alexander Vindman agreed strongly. Vindman is the perennial MSNBC (01:38) guest, and full-time Ukraine promoter you may remember from Russia gate. On Twitter he demanded that the Pentagon pulled Fox News from all military bases it is “absolutely unacceptable for American forces Network to carry programming that directly spuriously attacks the commander-in-chief of American armed forces”.
Vindman wrote in other words Joe Biden must ban all criticism of himself because that’s what non-dictators do.
John Cusack went further still “for the crime of calling Biden a dictator Fox should be shut down” wrote (02:12) the 80s era movie star. “The government has to take away their broadcasting license” and so on was all over the Internet.
Democrats were very very angry but why were they angry if the banner on Fox was false why the hysteria lies don’t seem to bother anyone anymore.
If some cable news producer had called Joe Biden a genius or accused him of being secretly Sudanese would anyone be yelling about it would Fox News have apologized for it probably not but calling Joe Biden a wannabe dictator that stung.
So you’ve got to wonder if you’re being honest with yourself is Joe Biden a wannabe dictator.
That question came up yesterday at the White House briefing here’s how it went “last night Fox News ran a Chiron that referred to the president as a wannabe dictator and I’m wondering if White House has any comment on so look there are probably about 787 million things that I can say about this that was wrong about what we saw last night but I don’t think I’m gonna get into it there’s no comments on White House I think I just commented.”
Oh no comment necessary of course Joe Biden is not a wannabe dictator just because he’s trying to put the other candidate in prison for the rest of his life for a crime he himself committed doesn’t mean he has a totalitarian impulse come on that’s absurd.
It takes a lot more than jailing your political Rivals to earn the title wannabe dictator that’s the consensus in Washington tonight and in some ways for once the consensus may be right.
It is not a small thing to be a wannabe dictator it’s quite a (03:51) process there are a lot of steps.
First off there is the money – the one thing that all dictators have in common is they enrich themselves and their families their tribe even as the countries they govern grow steadily poorer and more desperate.They take kickbacks from businesses and from other dictators they use the official functions of their government to funnel cash to themselves they don’t bother to hide the fruits of this they live in garish mansions with big Lawns far from the teeming cities even as their own citizens languish in growing (04:25) poverty in some cases literally living in tents on the street.
So they don’t really hide it – it’s all pretty blatant and Ordinary People resent it of course they do and want to be dictators know they resent it but they don’t care there’s nothing the population can do about it in a dictatorship it’s no longer possible to fight Injustice in a system like that.
People can’t gather in large numbers to protest the rule of the dictator.
If they try that they’ll be arrested by a state Security Services even years after the fact a visit for men in body armor at The Breakfast Table that happens and if citizens persist in believing they can gather in groups to protest they may be shot to death a bullet to the throat and then just to make the humiliation complete to make the lesson gin clear to everyone else watching their relatives can be arrested for daring to complain that their children were killed for complaining.
That actually happens in some places ask Ashley Babbitt’s mother. Here she is in handcuffs foreign ‘s mother much less like poor Ashley Babbitt she’s dead now that’s the message you’ll want to be dictator would send and by the way it’s not just public protest that would be banned in a dictatorship you wouldn’t be allowed to complain from your own home.
Unauthorized opinions expressed on the internet would be censored. Go too far press too deep tell too much truth and they’ll just erase your opinions. They have no choice really it’s a matter as they say of trust and safety, you must trust the leader or else you will jeopardize his safety, not that you (06:15) really can jeopardize his safety at this point the leader has nuclear weapons and you don’t he’ll remind you of that from time to time
In any case you’re in the process of being disarmed anywayalong with everyone else who has shown questionable loyalty to the leader those who support the regime can keep their weapons and use them freely including on public transportation. That’s a core Civil Right for them but for those who dissent from the program self-defense is an unaffordable privilege turn in your (06:43) guns.
Mr & Mrs peaceful opposition you’re a danger to society and We Know Who You Are and in fact the wannabe dictator does know who they are because he knows everything technology has made him All-Seeing.
A report in Wired Magazine just this week revealed that the highly non-dictatorial by demonstration is busy tracking the phones of millions of Americans without their knowledge and without bothering to get a warrant and at the same time the same non-dictatorial Administration is stockpiling a massive Trove of damaging (07:14) information about these same Americans to be used at some point we are sure for entirely Noble purposes.
So the administration now knows everything: where you spend your days, who you talk to, what you think, your porn habits. Not a big deal the administration already knows what you buy of course because they’ve leaned on the big Banks to turn over your confidential credit card information not because anyone here is a wannabe dictator to be clear but just because it’s nice to have that information just in case in the words of (07:45) the Fox News PR department a situation arises that needs to be quote addressed.
It’s all totally normal it’s not a dictatorship okay.
But in the end the main reason you know Joe Biden is not a wannabe dictator is because he just does not fit the profile.
As a man dictators have that look you know one when you see one. Dictators build Cults of personality around themselves and they use those called to deny the glaringly obvious.
In his later years named just one example North Korean dictator Kim il-sung developed an enormous (08:19) baseball-sized tumor on the back of his neck it was huge it was grotesque it was right there you couldn’t ignore it you couldn’t possibly not see it but in North Korea State media did ignore it – they pretended it didn’t exist and so in some important sense it didn’t if a tumor grows on a neck but no one acknowledges it is it really there.
Thankfully nothing like that is happening in our country or ever will .
If Joe Biden never developed some profound physical or medical problem that was obvious to everybody journalists would (08:51) say something, this is not North Korea.
We don’t have state media here if Joe Biden was say incapable of completing a full sentence or mistook his sister for his wife or suddenly started falling down in public for no reason the New York Times would report on that and then get to the bottom of what was actually happening.
That would be its Duty in a free country like ours. It’s not like they would cover it up the very idea of a cover-up sounds like a conspiracy theory a dangerous one actually so stop it and by the way if Joe Biden was a (09:22) wannabe dictator he’d have the family to match – all dictators do.
Saddam Hussein had Uday and kuse they were princelings who lived Above the Law indulging their most decadent fantasies with total confidence they would be never held to account by the police. As the sons of a dictator they knew they could do exactly what they wanted and so that’s what they did.
There’s no one like that around Joe Biden – he doesn’t have weird sex scandals at the heart of his family that no one in the media will ever talk about; he doesn’t have a near (09:52) do well former nightclub owning brother who’s made a living for 30 years by being related to him.
Not at all that’s dictator stuff.
Joe Biden doesn’t award ridiculous inflated titles to his relatives that the media are then required to take seriously; he doesn’t call people Doctor who didn’t go to medical school and then force you to nod along like it’s real when everyone knows it isn’t – Nikolai chesco did that with his wife Elena.
Joe Biden would never do that.
Notice Joe Biden dressed like a dictator (10:19) he doesn’t do photo ops and mirrored sunglasses driving a sports car to convince you that he isn’t frail and senile; but instead powerful viral and wise, that’s just not his style.
If Joe Biden was a dictator he’d be wearing epaulettes and carrying a tasseled riding crop and he isn’t yet so calm down if he was a dictator Biden’s speeches would look like Nuremberg rallies a blood red backdrop armed Soldiers by his side screaming about crushing his eternal enemies honestly Biden did come close to that (10:50) one time last September at a speech in Philadelphia but it wasn’t in any sense dictatory dictatory.
It was necessary as MSNBC assures at the time quote Biden aimed to Showcase his faith in the military apparatus – in its ability to back the Democratic order see it was about democracy not dictatorship, no cause for alarm, he is not a dictator.
A dictator would stockpile ammunition for his own bureaucrats including his tax collectors; he’d redefine the legal code to make disloyalty to the regime the most serious crime.
He claimed dominion over (11:24) the most intimate parts of his citizens lives – he defined what attitudes they were allowed to have about sex and religion and how to raise their families.
He would even in his final grandiose stage of dictatorship claim ownership of their children and Joe Biden wouldn’t do that and to prove he would never do that Biden just this week released this video: “these are our kids these are our neighbors not somebody else’s kids they’re all our kids and our children are the kite strings that hold our national ambitions (11:56) aloft. – it matters a great deal how we treat everyone in this country, lgbtq Americans, especially children you’re loved you’re heard and this Administration has your back.”
See Joe Biden isn’t saying your children belong to him like a dictator would he’s saying something very different from that he’s saying America’s children are quote our children not his alone ours. You share your children with Joe Biden evenly right down the middle with alternating weekends you’ve got joint custody with Joe Biden and you can thank (12:30) heaven that you do.
A nation is like a family every family has a head a father that’s Joe Biden our nation’s father and this ladies and gentlemen is now his Fatherland just don’t call it a dictatorship or we’ll have to issue a statement disavowing you know the death of Jeffrey.
By Peter Barry Chowka
The cable news ratings wars – as predicted – heated up this past week as Fox News began introducing its revised prime time schedule, primarily by shifting Sean Hannity’s 10 P.M. E.T. show to 9 P.M. so he could challenge MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. As leaders of the anti-Trump “Resistance,” MSNBC and Maddow had grown their audience significantly since a year ago and Maddow had moved into the cable news lead with her nightly left wing anti-Trump attack show.
Meanwhile, Fox News, which had led the cable TV news ratings for fifteen years until earlier this year, was suffering this spring and summer after schedule upheavals resulting from the loss of major on-air talent and several of its its top executives after published allegations of sexual harassment and subsequent internal investigations.
Finally last Monday September 25, after weeks of behind the scenes maneuvering and negotiations, Fox News kicked off its new prime time lineup, primarily involvining Sean Hannity moving his program to 9 P.M. It will be complete on October 30 when Laura Ingraham launches her new nightly show at 10 P.M. E.T. and a new live news program anchored by Shannon Bream premieres at 11 P.M..
For the moment, though, all eyes have been on the new contest at 9 P.M. pitting Sean Hannity against Rachel Maddow. Previously, since May 1, the 9 P.M. hour on Fox News had been occupied by the ensemble left-right talk show The Five, featuring the insufferable left wing propagandist Juan Williams in a prominent role. Hundreds of readers commenting on my articles at American Thinker have targeted The Five and Williams in particular as unworthy of prime time and viewers across the nation apparently agreed since The Five was a ratings loser against Maddow. Meanwhile, Hannity, clearly a stronger contender, has pulled ahead of Maddow this week.
Hannity assembled a strong lineup of guests in his first week at 9 P.M. week to challenge MSNBC and he handily won every night in the ratings so far (Mon-Thurs) except that on Wednesday MSNBC tied Fox News at 9 P.M. in the “demo” (viewers 25-54). As Chris Ariens of TVNewser at Adweek reported in his article on Friday September 29, “Hannity Poised to Win the Week in New Timeslot.”
Big bookings by the team from Hannity will almost certainly make that show No. 1 across cable news this week.
In fact, Hannity’s guests this week all made news. Former White House advisor Steve Bannon on Monday in his first live cable news interview since leaving the White House in August. The unprecedented return of fired host Bill O’Reilly for a 25-minute long appearance on Tuesday. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in his office at the Capitol with Hannity on Wednesday. And Rush Limbaugh, the nation’s #1 radio talk show host, with Hannity in Florida on Thursday, with part two airing later on Friday.
In addition to the high-power guests, Hannity is now doing his show live five nights a week, which adds a more immediate, breaking news quality to the program. Both MSNBC and CNN air most of their prime time shows live. The numbers from this week tell the story. According to Early Nielsen Media Research (Nielsen has provided TV ratings since the 1950s), in the 9 P.M. E.T. hour Monday through Thursday this week:
FNC’s Hannity delivered 3,715,000 total viewers and 779,000 in ages 25-54 and 461,685 ages 18-49
CNN’s AC360 [and two nights of special town halls] delivered 970,000 total viewers and 341,000 in ages 25-54 and 281,437 ages 18-49
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show delivered 2,549,000 total viewers and 537,000 in ages 25-54 and 381,998 ages 18-49
Friday night’s ratings – and the final, entire week’s averages – won’t be available until next Monday October 2.
Ultimately, this is only one week out of the year. Experienced observers are cautioning that the winners in the battle for supremacy in cable news ratings overall, and the critical 9 P.M. hour in particular, will still probably shift back and forth in the weeks ahead. But even the MSM has been forced to admit that Fox News is off to a strong start. Sean Hannity, suggesting that he is taking the long view and is also confirming my impression of him that he is a man of considerable humility, replied to my email on Friday about the ratings success with this comment: “Thanks Peter. Although I know it’s a marathon not a sprint.”
Largely left in the dust, as it has been, is CNN, which is coming in a poor third with its schedule of prime time programs hosted by Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon. Each night, the two hosts’ shows feature panels largely made up of anti-Trump reporters and left wing Democrat Party activists. In August, CNN fired Jeffrey Lord, its most articulate conservative analyst, on the pretext that he had tweeted as satire a comment – a common greeting in Germany during the Nazi era – to a left wing activist with whom he was engaging in a twitter battle.
Stepping back for a moment, the big picture of the current cable news wars is this: The Shadow Government and its minions in the Deep State are targeting the media, both alternative and mainstream – for a take down, and they have had considerable success in turning the MSM into a one-voice echo chamber for continuous anti-Trump propaganda. This lack of diverse viewpoints in the MSM is unprecedented in modern times and presents an obvious danger to anything approaching fair and objective reporting. Recent studies by respected mainstream academic institutions have confirmedthat the MSM is tilting its coverage of President Trump so that it’s over 9 to 1 negative. Meanwhile, about one half (technically 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive) of the coverage of the Trump Administration at Fox News, true to its “fair and balanced” credo, has been negative.
Peter Chowka is a widely published author and journalist. He writes most frequently these days for American Thinkerand The Hagmann Report. His Web site is AltMedNews.net. Follow Peter on Twitter. Peter’s most recent video appearance on The Hagmann Report on September 19, 2017 can be watched here.
By Peter Barry Chowka
The Fake News-inspired perception that existential problems are enveloping the Trump Administration is expanding and deepening. As this questionable meme takes hold, it appears that the current toxic political climate is drawing more anti-Trump viewers to the partisan attack “resistance” programs that are playing out nightly on two of the three cable television news channels. Meanwhile, the new ratings war among the three 24/7 cable news outlets is settling into an ongoing war of attrition.
In recent weeks, the Fox News Channel (FNC), considered the most friendly to President Trump, has lost the commanding ratings lead that it held for the past decade and a half. On most – but not all – weeknights now, FNC is coming in second or third to MSNBC in prime time when the preferred demographic or “the demo” (viewers between the ages of 25 and 54) is the metric. The other anti-Trump channel, CNN, has seen its ratings rise, too, and occasionally it wins an hour or two in prime time. With the future of FNC’s iconic conservative program Hannity in doubt, the outlook for Fox News is, at best, increasingly uncertain.
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The rewards for the winner of the cable news wars are substantial. According to a 2015 New York Times Magazine profileof Fox News anchor-star Megyn Kelly, who has since jumped to NBC, “During a 10-year span, Fox News’s profits grew six-fold to $1.2 billion in 2014, on total operating revenue of $2 billion, according to the financial analysis firm SNL Kagan.” On April 20, 2017, the Hollywood Reporter noted that 20 percent of the profits for 21st Century Fox in 2016 came from Fox News, “the biggest-earning division in the company.”
The unprecedented success of the Fox News Channel is accountable to billionaire international media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who bankrolled the effort, and Roger Ailes (1940-2017), the legendary TV producer, political consultant, and all around media genius. Ted Turner, the founder of CNN in 1980 and another larger than life personality, believed that “the news is the star.” Ailes discovered and nurtured personalities – attractive ones, at that – and made them the stars of his channel. (Ailes’s 1987 book on how to achieve success is titled You Are The Message: Secrets of the Mass Communicators.) This ethos had a profound impact on the other news channels, which, like FNC, are also now largely personality driven.