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    Quote Originally Posted by anticausal View Post
    Here's an archive of the article: https://archive.is/w4gKl
    Excellent, AC.

    Now, for your Media Reminder: Tucker Carlson is going on tour. Ticketmaster is profiting off his hateful rhetoric | CNN Business

    Tucker Carlson is going on tour. Ticketmaster is profiting off his hateful rhetoric
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    Ticketmaster is linking arms with right-wing extremists, boosting their ability to reach mainstream audiences and profiting off their dangerous and hateful rhetoric ahead of the November election.

    The ticketing sales giant is the distributor of the forthcoming live speaking tour from Tucker Carlson, who announced plans this week to crisscross the country with a 15-city arena tour, inviting fellow conspiracy theorists such as Alex Jones and Marjorie Taylor Greene to join him along the way.

    On the Ticketmaster website, Carlson is referred to as “the leading voice in American politics” and “an alternative to corporate media dedicated to telling the truth about the things that matter — clearly and without fear.” While it is hard to imagine that Ticketmaster conjured this glowing description of Carlson itself, it is remarkable the company would approve it and promote it on its site.

    That is because there is not a morsel of truth to how Ticketmaster is presenting Carlson to its customers. Carlson, a former mainstream conservative who over the course of Donald Trump’s presidency traveled to the fringes of American politics, has for years promoted dangerous disinformation and damaging conspiracy theories. Carlson lied about the Covid-19 vaccines, discouraging his fans from receiving the life-saving shots. He sowed doubt about the legitimacy of the 2020 election, suggesting that it was rigged by sinister forces against Trump. And he reprehensibly peddled the false notion that the January 6 insurrection was a so-called “false flag” operation staged by the “deep state.”

    In addition to those corrosive lies, Carlson has been one of the top promoters of the Great Replacement Theory, the idea favored by White supremacists that falsely accuses the Democratic Party and wealthy Jewish figures, such as George Soros, of importing third-world migrants into the U.S. to shift the country’s demographics to win elections. For his repugnant promotion of such lies, The New York Times noted that while Carlson was at Fox News, he “constructed what may be the most racist show in the history of cable news.”

    Ultimately, Carlson grew to be too much of a problem even for Fox News, and the Rupert Murdoch-controlled right-wing channel dispensed of him last year. Evidently, Fox News has higher standards for whom they will do business with than Ticketmaster, a remarkably low bar for the events giant to trip over.

    Asked for comment this week, representatives for the Live Nation subsidiary chose not to respond. In fairness to the company’s public relations division, it is difficult to see how they can defend such conduct. How can any decent person not only participate in enabling Carlson’s poisoning of the public discourse but also justify profiting off of his hateful rhetoric in the process?

    CNN also posed questions to the venues hosting Carlson, which include the Honda Center, T-Mobile Center, Delta Center, Dickies Arena, Intrust Bank Arena and others. Spokespeople representing each respective venue did not provide a comment.

    These are uneasy questions that major businesses will be confronted with in the years ahead as the Republican Party veers further and further toward the fringe. Far-right and conspiratorial figures like Jones, the founder of Infowars who openly fantasized this week about executing Dr. Anthony Fauci and other Trump critics, were once banished to the shadows of the conservative movement, mocked by people like Carlson. Now, Carlson and others openly celebrate Jones, fully aligning themselves to assail the nation’s institutions.

    Companies with basic ethics should, of course, reject doing business with dishonest figures who profit by dumping toxic waste into the country’s information environment. But doing so puts them at risk of being targeted by those very same people who, like Trump, have tremendous sway over the vast majority of Republicans and a lightning rod for painful boycotts.

    But, while the politics of 2024 makes for a thorny business environment for companies to navigate, from an ethics perspective, the questions that lie before them come with clear and obvious answers. Those uncomfortable decisions risk catapulting them squarely into the center of the information wars, where grifters like Carlson thrive.

    Companies with basic ethics should, of course, reject doing business with dishonest figures who profit by dumping toxic waste into the country’s information environment. But doing so puts them at risk of being targeted by those very same people who, like Trump, have tremendous sway over the vast majority of Republicans and a lightning rod for painful boycotts.

    But, while the politics of 2024 makes for a thorny business environment for companies to navigate, from an ethics perspective, the questions that lie before them come with clear and obvious answers. Those uncomfortable decisions risk catapulting them squarely into the center of the information wars, where grifters like Carlson thrive.
    How did Oliver Darcy learn to write this way? Is there a class you attend when you get hired at CNN?

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    I sure wish I lived in NYC. Such a wonderful place.

    https://x.com/OliLondonTV/status/1800652384558862784

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I sure wish I lived in NYC. Such a wonderful place.

    https://x.com/OliLondonTV/status/1800652384558862784
    Coming to Wichita Falls.

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    Sorrows of an Empire

    What Anglo-Saxon analysts almost never do is to seek lessons in the trajectory of an empire that lasted from 1492 until 1898 and that was, moreover, in quite intimate contact with first Great Britain, and then the US during its 394-year history.
    This article on ivermectin has been doing the rounds, apologies if already posted - Ivermectin doesn't work for COVID

    If you hear your pharmacist, physician, or academic dean parrot the malignant regurgitated trope of “Ivermectin doesn’t work for Covid” or that there is “no evidence” or “no data” to support ivermectin’s use in Covid-19, send them this meta-analysis summary and annotated bibliography of over 100 studies.
    There is presently an Estimates hearing being conducted into Australia's excess deaths - this 2 minute 40 sec video is quite good for its concise explanation of the shitfuckery.

    At the pivotal point of Pfizer's vaccine approval in December 2020, there was a gross misrepresentation in what was presented publicly. Instead of the six deaths publicly disclosed, four placebo, two vaccinated, suggesting a benefit of vaccination. There were in fact eleven deaths with more deaths in the vaccinated arm. Six we found undisclosed deaths, especially in the vaccinated arm of this clinical trial, in contravention to legal and ethical obligations of trial sponsors.
    This is the analysis she refers to.

    Most importantly, we found evidence of an over 3.7-fold increase in number of deaths due to cardiac events in the BNT162b2 vaccinated individuals compared to those who received only the placebo. Delayed reporting of the subject deaths into the Case Report Form obscured the cardiac adverse event signal and allowed the Pfizer/BioNTech Emergency Use Authorization to proceed unchallenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    Coming to Wichita Falls.
    Probably not. We don't have subways.

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    Sorrows of an Empire

    This article on ivermectin has been doing the rounds, apologies if already posted - Ivermectin doesn't work for COVID

    There is presently an Estimates hearing being conducted into Australia's excess deaths - this 2 minute 40 sec video is quite good for its concise explanation of the shitfuckery.

    This is the analysis she refers to.
    Nice work, Ads.

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    The Dominion voting machines are reliable, accurate, safe, and secure. The 2020 election was the most secure election ever. There was no measurable fraud.

    Oh wait, maybe not. This is the AP; not exactly a fringe site. Bring back the punch cards before its too late (or is it already?)

    Voting machine contract under scrutiny following discrepancies in Puerto Rico'''s primaries | AP News

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    Here's Jimmy, probably one of the best libs around these days. He's apparently not following the script though:

    https://youtu.be/Be1vzHzqnms?si=DVXjtZAnG3iaKYFb

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    Trump's utterly retarded bump stock ban has finally been reversed.

    The ban was always a ban on all semi-auto, if you applied the logic consistently. I'm assuming this will mean the ATF will have to give up on their quasi-ban of forced reset triggers as well.

    And never forget that the NRA was okay with this ban. GOA is the only gun rights organization worth joining or donating to. The NRA is just another subversive, cuckservative institution that always bitches out when it matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkm5 View Post
    Here's Jimmy, probably one of the best libs around these days. He's apparently not following the script though:

    https://youtu.be/Be1vzHzqnms?si=DVXjtZAnG3iaKYFb
    And in every fundamental way, the Constitution of the United States of America is being ignored. The 25 Amendment was proposed and ratified for precisely this reason, and is why we should be more careful about who we allow to be Vice President. Kamala Harris would be no better a Vice President than Barbra Streisand, but they wanted it this way and Biden is incapable of performing his duties, so let's get it over with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    And in every fundamental way, the Constitution of the United States of America is being ignored. The 25 Amendment was proposed and ratified for precisely this reason, and is why we should be more careful about who we allow to be Vice President. Kamala Harris would be no better a Vice President than Barbra Streisand, but they wanted it this way and Biden is incapable of performing his duties, so let's get it over with.
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