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Old 10th July 2020, 05:15 PM   #1
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Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks

Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum


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The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has for years been using a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content, CNN Business learned this week.

Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo ****** do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."

And over the course of five years, Neff has maintained a lengthy thread in which he has derided a woman and posted information about her dating life that has invited other users to mock her and invade her privacy. There has at times also been overlap between some material he posted or saw on the forum and Carlson's show.
Gee, I certainly hope this won't adversely affect the quality of Tucker's show!


Edited by Loss Leader:  Edited so as not to obscure a banned word from the auto censor. Even in faithfully transcribed quotes, censored words must be scrubbed or made visible to the autocensor.
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Old 10th July 2020, 06:02 PM   #2
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Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum




Gee, I certainly hope this won't adversely affect the quality of Tucker's show!
The punishment should be death. For whoever ratted him out. All hail this ****-lord poaster.
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Is anybody surprised Tucker Carlson's top writer would be a vicious neanderthal? Reading between the lines, that's what Tucker Carlson and the rest of the knuckle draggers at Fox News, that's really what they're all about, isn't it?

Meantime, Carlson continues to do his masterful job of misleading his viewers dependent on whatever way the (right wing) political winds are blowing. Business Insider reports:
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has claimed, contrary to multiple scientific studies, that there is no scientific evidence to support wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In the Tuesday night edition of his show, Carlson called for schools to reopen despite the increasing rate of coronavirus infections in the US. Business Insider
Of course, back in March Carlson said something different:
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On March 30, Carlson said: "Of course, masks work. Everyone knows that. Dozens of research papers have proved it. In South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the rest of Asia — where coronavirus has been kept under control — masks were key." Carlson's change of position came as President Donald Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he would pressure governors to reopen schools...
How would Carlson explain how he got from "Of course, masks work," to " there is no scientific evidence to support wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus?" As is demonstrated over and over by certain posters right here in this forum, we know Carlson won't discuss his 'change of heart.' In order to address it he would have to display candor and honesty, two traits Mr. Carlson (and the posters) obviously lack.

Tucker Carlson has always seemed like a strange one to me. That strange look he gets. The boy ain't right!
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Old 10th July 2020, 06:08 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
Is anybody surprised Tucker Carlson's top writer would be a vicious neanderthal? Reading between the lines, that's what Tucker Carlson and the rest of the knuckle draggers at Fox News, that's really what they're all about, isn't it?

Meantime, Carlson continues to do his masterful job of misleading his viewers dependent on whatever way the (right wing) political winds are blowing. Business Insider reports:

Of course, back in March Carlson said something different:


How would Carlson explain how he got from "Of course, masks work," to " there is no scientific evidence to support wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus?" As is demonstrated over and over by certain posters right here in this forum, we know Carlson won't discuss his 'change of heart.' In order to address it he would have to display candor and honesty, two traits Mr. Carlson (and the posters) obviously lack.

Tucker Carlson has always seemed like a strange one to me. That strange look he gets. The boy ain't right!
How anyone can watch Carlson and take him seriously as anything but Trump sycophant is a mystery. Oh...no, it's not: they're stupid.
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Fired? I'd have expected Carlson to give him a raise.
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Originally Posted by newyorkguy View Post
Is anybody surprised Tucker Carlson's top writer would be a vicious neanderthal? Reading between the lines, that's what Tucker Carlson and the rest of the knuckle draggers at Fox News, that's really what they're all about, isn't it?

Meantime, Carlson continues to do his masterful job of misleading his viewers dependent on whatever way the (right wing) political winds are blowing. Business Insider reports:

Of course, back in March Carlson said something different:


How would Carlson explain how he got from "Of course, masks work," to " there is no scientific evidence to support wearing masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus?" As is demonstrated over and over by certain posters right here in this forum, we know Carlson won't discuss his 'change of heart.' In order to address it he would have to display candor and honesty, two traits Mr. Carlson (and the posters) obviously lack.

Tucker Carlson has always seemed like a strange one to me. That strange look he gets. The boy ain't right!
Tucker Carlson is a rich boy in a rich boy's shoes. His life experience is absolutely unrelatable to that of virtually all of his viewers, though they are oblivious to that fact. They might wish to be him, but they cannot because they have not inherited a fortune; he has never had to pull himself up by his own bootstraps because he has people to do that for him. He has however managed to pull the wool over the eyes of a significant number of the credulous.

ETA: Actually, his stepmom, Patricia Caroline Swanson, is the heiress to the Swanson Frozen Foods fortune. But the privilege still stands.
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Originally Posted by Resume View Post
Tucker Carlson is a rich boy in a rich boy's shoes. His life experience is absolutely unrelatable to that of virtually all of his viewers, though they are oblivious to that fact. They might wish to be him, but they cannot because they have not inherited a fortune; he has never had to pull himself up by his own bootstraps because he has people to do that for him. He has however managed to pull the wool over the eyes of a significant number of the credulous.
No wonder he loves Trump so much. He identifies with him.
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This guy did WaPo's DateLab: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...496_story.html

There was no second date (spoiler).

ETA: I hope he doesn't kill himself. /sincere
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Originally Posted by Cain View Post
This guy did WaPo's DateLab: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...496_story.html

There was no second date (spoiler).

ETA: I hope he doesn't kill himself. /sincere
I wonder if she would have liked him better or worse if she'd known what sexist and racist pig he is.
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Originally Posted by Cain View Post
This guy did WaPo's DateLab: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...496_story.html

There was no second date (spoiler).

ETA: I hope he doesn't kill himself. /sincere
Can't read the story unless you are a WP subscriber.
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Can't read the story unless you are a WP subscriber.
That's odd. I'm not a subscriber and it opened fine for me.
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He looks like a sweatier version of the Nazi guy from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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He looks like a sweatier version of the Nazi guy from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
I bet he looks quite dashing in his Nazi uniform during those secret meetings in his basement. One thing you have go admit, those German uniforms had it all over American uniforms.
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I bet he looks quite dashing in his Nazi uniform during those secret meetings in his basement. One thing you have go admit, those German uniforms had it all over American uniforms.
When he's not wearing that Nazi uniform, he's probably wearing his other Nazi uniform.
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There is nothing about this story I don't love.
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When he's not wearing that Nazi uniform, he's probably wearing his other Nazi uniform.
Red MAGA hats go nicely with the black uniforms.
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Originally Posted by Cain View Post
This guy did WaPo's DateLab: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...496_story.html

There was no second date (spoiler).

ETA: I hope he doesn't kill himself. /sincere
He can go choke on a bag of dicks.
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Can't read the story unless you are a WP subscriber.
Open it in a private browser window.
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Fired? I'd have expected Carlson to give him a raise.
Can’t be giving away the best stuff for free.
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Did anyone watch his show today? Did he refer to the firing? (I doubt he would, but it's possible he might claim "I am not racist because I fired him").

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Fired him from what job? And for how long?

"Hey Blake! Your secret identity got sprung LOLZ!"

"Really, boss? Too bad!"

"No, I'm gonna have ta fire you. It's Fox policy, y' know. So you're fired."

"Wut, for reelz?"

"Yeah. But I just hired you back again. So get writing, OK?"

"Sure, boss. Hey I got a good story about a kitchen ****** who spat in the soup! Can we use that one? Can we, huh?"
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Can't read the story unless you are a WP subscriber.
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That's odd. I'm not a subscriber and it opened fine for me.
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Open it in a private browser window.
Clearing history also sometimes works. Then refresh the page.
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Is anybody surprised Tucker Carlson's top writer would be a vicious neanderthal?
That seems really unfair to Neanderthals.
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Tucker Carlson has become one of the most disingenuous and dangerous Fox News hosts in my view.

He's too smart to not know what he's doing.
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He looks like a sweatier version of the Nazi guy from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Which one? There were dozens of them!
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That's odd. I'm not a subscriber and it opened fine for me.
You get a couple free articles per month then you are cut off until the next month.
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Open it in a private browser window.
That only works a couple of times unless you clear your cookies every time. It's not worth it. Just search the title and find another version of the story.
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This guy did WaPo's DateLab: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...496_story.html

There was no second date (spoiler).

ETA: I hope he doesn't kill himself. /sincere
It would help if you'd adhere to good link etiquette. It took me extra search steps.

"Date Lab: He is a proud Trump supporter. She was not turned off."

It's a 2 yr old story. I didn't see anything that suggested I should go any further.

I think we know enough from your post.
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Which one? There were dozens of them!
The one that looks like this guy.
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Actually read the little "bio" card from that date, quite ironic given what has transpired:
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As opposed to the television show he writes for under his real name?
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How anyone can watch Carlson and take him seriously as anything but Trump sycophant is a mystery. Oh...no, it's not: they're stupid.
He's more than just a sycophant
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His username on the forum, CharlesXII, is a reference to Charles XII of Sweden, a king known for his military victories and who abstained from sex and alcohol. Neff, a history buff interested in wars and military battles, has repeatedly disclosed on the forum that he rarely drinks and The Post story said he rarely dates.
The article forgot to mention that he got shot in the head and died while inspecting the front-line during a siege of a Danish fortress. No matter how great he was, he had no descendants and neglected to develop an enduring legacy. Sweden subsequently lost the Great Northern WarWP and the Swedish Empire entered a period of decline that would continue until it achieved its current borders.

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Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum




Gee, I certainly hope this won't adversely affect the quality of Tucker's show!
Maybe they don't like his moonlighting by writing racist and sexist crap anonymously, instead of the public racist and sexist writing he did for Tucker Carlson's White Power Hour?
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Is Carlson going to pretend to have been unaware of his close associate's posts? Is he going to defend his associate's views as 1) defensible and 2) consistent with his own? Or is he 3) going to try to save his own career by throwing his friend under the bus? Kristol Twitter
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There was no immediate comment from Carlson. But shortly after the CNN report, Carlson exploded in his program over “cancel culture.” He added: “We are in a situation where it’s ... individuals against the mob — online, other news organizations, CNN particularly.” Neff did not respond to repeated calls by CNN for comment and could not be reached for comment by HuffPost. His social media accounts have been deleted. Huffington Post
Steve Bannon once said, Tucker Carlson probably has more influence on donald trump's foreign policy ideas than the National Security Council does. Tucker Carlson has been lavish in his praise of Blake Neff. See where I'm going with this?
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The article forgot to mention that he got shot in the head and died while inspecting the front-line during a siege of a Danish Norwegian fortress.
Fixed that for you.
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What was he fired for? Moonlighting?
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What was he fired for? Moonlighting?
Possibly getting caught at noon lighting?
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Sounds more like he was caught gaslighting.

People keep posting that Neff was fired but all the news reports say he quit or resigned. I'm sure everyone at Fox -- including Neff -- knew he had to go.
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Neff previously has worked for The Hill and The Daily Caller, the latter a conservative news site that Carlson helped start in 2010. In an interview with Dartmouth’s alumni magazine this month, Neff said of his work for Carlson’s show, “Anything he’s reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me.” Deadline website
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That only works a couple of times unless you clear your cookies every time. It's not worth it. Just search the title and find another version of the story.
Or you can Right click the link and select whatever your browsers version of "Open in new Private Tab" is.
Checked on my phones and a Long press on the link gives the same option
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