Fox News Fascinista, Tucker Carlson, Cozies Up to Hungary’s Authoritarian PM Orban

The saga of Fox News senior White Nationalist, Tucker Carlson, continues to sink lower into the muck with every new day. Apparently it isn’t enough that he has promulgated paranoid delusions that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on him? Or he has spread baseless accusations that the FBI orchestrated the January 6th insurrection? Or he has claimed that health authorities know that vaccines don’t work and they aren’t telling you? Or he has of “spewed the overtly racist white replacement theory.”

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This week Carlson is broadcasting his program from Hungary, a country that has been on a rapid path to totalitarianism. Carlson is there to speak at an ultra-rightist conference that advocates a xenophobic agenda and trains young conservatives who will be dispatched throughout the European Union. According to the Daily Beast

“Tucker Carlson will deliver a speech, appropriately titled ‘The World According to Tucker Carlson,’ this coming Saturday at MCC Feszt, a far-right conference in Budapest that is backed by Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orban.” […]

“Earlier this year, The New York Times reported that Orban granted $1.7 billion—or about one percent of Hungary’s GDP—to Mathias Corvinus Collegium, or MCC, with the aim of training a new generation of conservative elite across Europe.” […]

“According to Open Secrets investigative researcher Anna Massoglia, Hungary paid a D.C. lobbying firm $265,000 in 2019, in part to arrange an interview on Carlson’s Fox News show.”

So Carlson was lobbied at great expense to cozy up to Hungary’s nascent dictator, Orban, and to become a featured speaker at an event that Orban paid for with his government’s funds. That is less surprising when you know that Carlson shares much of the same philosophies with Orban. Media Maters reported how Orban has implemented the same anti-immigrant policies that Carlson regularly promotes on his Fox News program. And the targets of Orban’s hostility and lies are often the same as those that Carlson and Fox News go after:

“Instead of helping the native population to have more children, the Hungarian government, they say, should import a replacement population from the Third World. That’s the George Soros solution. But Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has a different idea. Instead of abandoning Hungary’s young people to the hard-edge libertarianism of Soros and the Clinton Foundation, Orbán has decided to affirmatively help Hungarian families grow.”

What’s more, according to Human Rights Watch, Hungary’s parliament gave Orban rights that allow him to rule “with unlimited power for an indefinite time.” He has the power now to strike down and/or implement laws by decree. And democratic elections have been suspended. And if that isn’t bad enough, Orban was recently discovered to have been using spyware on the media in his country. A man after Trump’s diseased heart.

Under these circumstances, Carlson’s trip to Hungary says a lot about where he stands with regard to the constitutional principles and liberties of the United States. He is fully on board with the sort of tyrannical aspirations of Donald Trump, who idolizes strongman dictators like Orban, Putin, Xi, and Kim.

More evidence of Trump’s efforts to stage a violent coup are uncovered on a seemingly daily basis. He recently claimed for himself the exclusive right to destroy America.” And his crackpot cult followers believe that Trump’s January 6th insurrectionists were “defending freedom.” So naturally Carlson would venture to Hungary to support a like-minded fascist wannabe, and bring those ideas to America, and his Fox News viewers. It’s just the next step toward the white nationalist dystopia he dreams about.

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WTF? Laura Ingraham of Fox News Attacks New York AG Tish James for Report on Cuomo

On Tuesday morning the Attorney General of New York, Letitia James, announced the results of an independent investigation of allegations of sexual harassment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The report was a damning account of the experiences of eleven women who asserted that Cuomo’s behavior was inappropriate, abusive, and created a hostile work environment.

Laura Ingraham, Fox News

In short, the report affirmed the charges by Cuomo’s accusers, calling them all credible. One might think that such a report would be cheered by Republicans and Cuomo opponents. It pretty much terminates Cuomo’s political career and demonstrates the neutrality and fairness of the Attorney General’s office.

However, leave it to Fox News to find an angle that manages to malign the Democratic Attorney General, even when she produces the results of an investigation that incriminates her Democratic colleague. Laura Ingraham took to Twitter immediately after the announcement was made to say that. “NY AG Letitia James will cite Cuomo to show she’s ‘balanced’ in her investigations as she continues to hound Trump, too. She wants Andrew’s job.”

REALLY? Ingraham is actually criticizing James for being independent and unbiased. That display of “balance” is portrayed as a flaw by Ingraham. And if James had buried the report, or manipulated it to let Cuomo off the hook, just imagine how infuriated Ingraham would have become by that partisan favoritism. So if James holds Cuomo accountable, she’s a political predator out for Cuomo’s job. But if she waives it off, she’d be a sycophant bending to Cuomo’s will. There’s no way that James could win in Ingraham’s diseased mind.

Underlying Ingraham’s utterly disingenuous criticism of James is her conspiratorial theory that James is merely setting the stage for a legal attack on Donald Trump. That, of course, is in the works and would proceed regardless of how the Cuomo affair shook out. Ingraham’s not-so-subtle ulterior motives are to discredit whatever James eventually finds regarding Trump’s criminality. So Ingraham is just building a defense for Trump in advance of what she herself presumes will be serious charges against him.

The problem with Ingraham’s preemptory Trump-fluffing is that she has completely misread the circumstances. She and the Trumpian Republican Party assume that Democrats will rush to the defense of Cuomo. They will be sorely disappointed when that doesn’t happen. Unlike Republican apologists for disgusting and unlawful behavior by their party members, Democrats are actually opposed to it and will stand on principle.

One example of that is how Republicans are currently letting Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-QAnon) slide while he’s being investigated for pedophilia and sex trafficking. Fox News is pretending that he doesn’t exist. But the best example is Trump himself, who is a serial sexual predator who has been accused of harassment and assault by at least sixteen women. We’re still waiting for the GOP to show any signs of being troubled by that. And we’ll probably have to keep waiting. Republicans love their sexual deviants. But they will still pounce on Democrats like AG James who act morally.

For the record, here is how the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, handled questions from Fox News hack Peter Doocy on the subject. Psaki: We do something new here that feels foreign from the last four years and allow the Justice Department to act independently on investigations.

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