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Tucker Carlson calls out DC establishment
conservative nonprofits for selling
out and protecting hi tech bullies
that censor conservatives

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Posted By: Magnante, 12/21/2019 6:25:50 AM

I was frankly shocked by Tucker Carson’s courage last night; he’s not going to be getting a lot of cocktail party invitations from the cream of the beltway conservative establishment anymore. If you missed Carlson’s epic denunciation of the big DC establishment think tanks – the likes of the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and Competitive Enterprise Institute -- do yourself a favor and spend the next six-and-a-half minutes watching the video embedded below. He points out that Google, Facebook, Twitter and the others are all enjoying special legal protection that enables them to get away with censoring conservatives, and that the biggest and richest conservative think tanks support

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Reply 1 - Posted by: George R. 12/21/2019 6:50:07 AM (No. 268183)
This was some revelation! Swampier and swampier all the damn time! I hope some Pubbies take notice and finally overcome their individual avarice and do something about the immunity law.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk 12/21/2019 7:12:28 AM (No. 268196)
I await the commentary of "all" my favorite conservative talk show hosts, who both support, speak at, and have advertisements from these conservative think tanks and organizations. This is about all of them. Or, will they all quietly collude to keep silent for not wanting to bite the hand that feeds them. I marvel at Tucker Carlson for his fearlessness to take on even his "own." Stay tuned.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TennDon 12/21/2019 8:04:45 AM (No. 268233)
Next funds request mailer from one of these organizations I receive, I shall, and I urge all of us, to return those “ conservative” organizations fund-request mailer with a note saying... “I gave at Google and Facebook, so you already have my donation.”
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 12/21/2019 8:05:52 AM (No. 268235)
I realized a long time ago these outfits weren't doing much for the cause except maybe thinking about it. If they were effective we wouldn't have had 8 years of Obsama.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mizzmac 12/21/2019 8:11:03 AM (No. 268240)
Tucker Carlson is turning into an actual journalist. I hope he has good life insurance.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 12/21/2019 8:39:40 AM (No. 268267)
Near as I can tell, the Koch brothers are not actually conservatives. They are quite confusing with some libertarian ideas, but it would seem that the 'cheap labor, open borders' part is also important to them, more important than the USA retaining anything like it's original founding principles. I stopped thinking the Koch brothers were good guys at least 4 or 5 years ago. They are NOT good people.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 12/21/2019 8:51:53 AM (No. 268283)
Tucker is a national treasure! If anyone is donating to what they thought was conservative causes, they need to watch this and reconsider. I stopped using google to search years ago, and dumped my "free" gmail account.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: tootall 12/21/2019 8:56:08 AM (No. 268291)
The truth is coming out! Could this be one of the factors that so many Republicans are retiring? They can see where this story is going. When all the corruption proof starts to come out out the Bidens.Clintons,Hawaiians, and basically every other crooked Pol in DC, don't you think quite a few so-called Republicans will be swept up in it? Lee,Roberts,Graham,Sessions to name a few have all had unexplainable actions or inaction around certain issues. Were they being 'Epsteined' too? Buckle up...it's going to be a bumpy ride! And I'm glad we've got a street fighter as President. He will take a shot or two to open up the opportunity to expose ALL of them. I pray for his health and safety.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BillW. 12/21/2019 8:59:21 AM (No. 268298)
One of the best. This week, I was glad Tucker bagged that silly game they play on Friday shows. It's a waste of time better spent on news segments. Keep it up. --Vets for Trump 2020
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Reply 10 - Posted by: starboard 12/21/2019 9:02:54 AM (No. 268307)
Tucker is fearless. I can always count on his take and view to be originally Tucker Carlson.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: on fire 12/21/2019 9:03:01 AM (No. 268309)
I switched from funding those groups during Obama’s reign & moved my contributions to Judicial Watch ( Besides individual donations). Anyone got any other decent groups?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/21/2019 9:03:16 AM (No. 268310)
#3, turn the italics off.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TunnelEffect 12/21/2019 9:15:56 AM (No. 268324)
Are they off?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: anniebc 12/21/2019 9:44:31 AM (No. 268360)
We all know there's a swamp. It's a huge swamp that covers almost the whole landscape of Washington and beyond. What Tucker is doing is just what we need. The exposure on all sides. Americans will no longer be divided along political lines. We can get our country back by going after the betrayers, period, without concern over supporting or protecting a political party or politicians.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/21/2019 10:07:20 AM (No. 268382)
Tucker is right again, as usual. I'm sick of the mailers from Heritage, and now even more so.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JackBurton 12/21/2019 10:09:08 AM (No. 268384)
Yup
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Reply 17 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 12/21/2019 10:14:15 AM (No. 268390)
The DC Swamp is infested with Leftwing critters and Rightwing critters, all fighting over the ever increasing money pit that is the Federal budget. Just like the UniParty, they take turns at the trough, pigging out when they can. The greatest thing that President Trump can do is eliminate most of the Departments that make up the Executive Branch and move the remaining Departments throughout the Red States, thus decentralizing the power structure of the Bureaucrats.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/21/2019 10:28:27 AM (No. 268400)
Well, Tucker has always said his show is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness and group think. DC establishment conservative nonprofits selling out and protecting hi tech bullies that censor conservatives definitely qualifies.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: tom7 12/21/2019 11:01:18 AM (No. 268436)
Lifson and Tucker are wrong about CfA. It is an insidious, far-left media manipulation organization, primarily supporting abortion and generally opposing Republicans. See: https://capitalresearch.org/article/who-holds-the-campaign-for-accountability-accountable/ and etc.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: NotaBene 12/21/2019 11:27:37 AM (No. 268469)
Heritage Foundation. Stopped donating when they fired Senator Devine and replaced him with a woman of color. Google has YouTube and Facebook has Whattsap and Instagram. These are huge monopolies, break them up before they elect another Communist Muslim.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: JHHolliday 12/21/2019 11:39:09 AM (No. 268488)
I enjoyed and donated to National Review for many years until they went neverTrump. The final straw was that entire issue devoted to defeating him. I still get the occasional begging email on one of my email accounts. I am now 'neverNationalReview'. Judicial Watch is a good one to send a donation to. They do real conservative work.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: davew 12/21/2019 12:20:06 PM (No. 268531)
I'm a fan of Tucker and a regular watcher. But I don't agree with him on a few of his regular features that he presents. One of these is his obsession with UFOs. The other is his well intentioned but misguided hostility to the large social media and search companies like Facebook and Google. I don't doubt that there are people at these companies that block or demonetize groups and posters that they disagree with politically. The problem is that they are a private company and can literally chose to show or not show whatever they decide is in the best interest of the business. They can't violate the norms of violence or criminal enterprises that may try to post on their site but beyond that should have the First Amendment right to present the information they chose. This is in contrast to government controls over free speech which are, with some clear exceptions, unconstitutional. Because of their ubiquity and utility they attract a lot of people to use their services. If you don't like what they do you are free to chose another search engine or you can start your own. This is all the Heritage Foundation and other right leaning think tanks are protecting by supporting the section 230 language with additional provisions that spell out the goal of achieving neutrality and discouraging arbitrary censorship. As stated in Forbes magazine: Most important, most critics of Section 230 do not advocate total elimination of the law. Rather they simply want the platforms to treat their users neutrally if they want protections designed for a “forum for a true diversity of political discourse.” If “Section 230 is what allows the internet to exist” as Soave argues, then the threat of losing their special privileges would disincentivize arbitrary censorship. That is really all that the section 230 critics, such as Senators Cruz and Hawley, seek.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lawsy0 12/21/2019 12:49:19 PM (No. 268563)
Just watch the video; if you try to read the thing you think Thomas LIfson wrote, you'll be confused and disappointed by their use of ''Voice-to-Text'' because of the many pronunciation gaps. Remember the name Josh Hawley. He might be the next great hope. Unless Tucker Carlson runs for office!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: OregonBoomergirl 12/21/2019 12:54:49 PM (No. 268567)
Glen Beck used to do these exposures all the time when he had his tv show. Then he went kind of off-kilter for awhile. He’s on the radio still, and I think he’s ok, but I rarely hear him. I donate to Heritage and receive their magazine, but that is about to end. Today. Tucker has really been giving us the straight scoop on things.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: HotRod 12/21/2019 1:09:59 PM (No. 268579)
Many of us have commented about the politicians running for office to become millionaires/multimillionaires. Why spend a few million to get elected to a job that would take 20 years to recoup your money? The answer is that they know that money will flow, provided they scratch someone's back. That someone is not necessarily concerned about us, or our country.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 12/21/2019 2:31:49 PM (No. 268645)
"... DC establishment conservative...." If they are D.C.Establishment, then they aren't really Conservative.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 12/21/2019 2:45:35 PM (No. 268652)
@#1 - You might want to know who in Congress holds stock in Google, Facebook & Twitter, etc., and who has taken campaign contributions from these companies. When you know that you'll know why nothing gets done....
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Reply 28 - Posted by: red1066 12/21/2019 2:47:47 PM (No. 268655)
This country has turned into exactly what the founders didn't want to create. If those governing the country don't give a rat's rear end about the Constitution, then we're done.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Foont 12/21/2019 2:53:28 PM (No. 268660)
It's really very simple. For 50+ years "conservatives" have failed to conserve anything. The tree is known by its fruit.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: SaveOurSenate 12/21/2019 5:54:36 PM (No. 268746)
Thanks Tucker for the lesson. However, too much talk - so little action.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: TXknitter 12/21/2019 11:40:53 PM (No. 268867)
You said it, #8. As my son says, there are genuine conservative spokespersons and there is a Conservative, Inc. The latter is comprised of many who are making lots of cash being a “conservative celebrity.” As Trump said, the faux conservative Republicans and GOPe are just as corrupt and dangerous as the Democrats. The d Bush crowd led by Rove is busy as little beavers down here in Texas just hoping Trump doesn’t succeed in uncovering too much of their corruption.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: doctorfixit 12/22/2019 9:47:54 AM (No. 269094)
Other than tax cuts, warmongering, and bedroom snooping, what the hell is conservatism? It has done nothing to shrink government or expand freedom.
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