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Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:44 AM

'Of course I'm joking': Tucker Carlson and John Kennedy walk back their pro-Russia comments

Source: Washington Post

It has been more than three years since President Trump asked Russia for help in finding Hillary Clinton’s emails and then insisted he had been joking. And his allies are still allegedly stumbling into pro-Russia comments.

Fox News’s Tucker Carlson said Monday night that he was rooting for Russia in its conflict with Ukraine, only to insist later in his show that he was just joking. Also Monday night, Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) took to CNN to insist that his suggestion the day before that it might have been Ukraine rather than Russia who hacked the Democrats in 2016 was just a misunderstanding.

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If it was a joke, it didn’t come across that way in real time. And his entire comment was about how he didn’t even care about Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. He insisted “I’m serious.” He also then repeated his assertion that he was being serious about the matter. “Why should I root for Ukraine against Russia?” Carlson added shortly after the initial comment. “I’m sincerely confused. … Why should I care at all? … If I don’t root for Ukraine in some esoteric border war with Russia, I’m like a Russian agent?"

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The other gift to Moscow in recent days came from Kennedy, who said on “Fox News Sunday” that it might have been Ukraine rather than Russia who hacked the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign in 2016. It was precisely the sentiment that former White House aide Fiona Hill warned against a few days earlier, testifying that the very idea was part of a misinformation campaign spearheaded by Russia’s security services.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/26/course-im-joking-tucker-carlson-john-kennedy-walk-back-their-pro-russia-comments/



BTW go to the link to the story and look @ the chyron for the screen shot of Tucker/Fox News
and see how far down the rabbit hole Fox News has gone, Poll: "Support for impeachment has declined."

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Reply 'Of course I'm joking': Tucker Carlson and John Kennedy walk back their pro-Russia comments (Original post)
Botany Nov 2019 OP
lagomorph777 Nov 2019 #1
TheBlackAdder Nov 2019 #13
deminks Nov 2019 #2
IthinkThereforeIAM Nov 2019 #6
Botany Nov 2019 #7
IthinkThereforeIAM Nov 2019 #15
lagomorph777 Nov 2019 #16
MontanaMama Nov 2019 #3
NurseJackie Nov 2019 #4
Marcuse Nov 2019 #5
lagomorph777 Nov 2019 #17
beastie boy Nov 2019 #8
PatSeg Nov 2019 #9
Botany Nov 2019 #11
PatSeg Nov 2019 #14
MartyTheGreek Nov 2019 #10
lagomorph777 Nov 2019 #18
DBoon Nov 2019 #12
world wide wally Nov 2019 #19
JohnnyRingo Nov 2019 #20
mahina Nov 2019 #21
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #22

Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:01 AM

1. Pushing Putin Propaganda

Pigs.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:33 PM

13. No fucking American, who claims to be a patriot, would even make a joke about supporting Russia.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:06 AM

2. Kennedy was one of the Moscow Seven congress critters that spent 7/4/18 in Moscow.

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/seven-gop-lawmakers-make-misguided-trip-russia

So was Ron Johnson, who has made some idiotic comments of late as well.



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Response to deminks (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:25 AM

6. John Thune, R-SD spent the 4th of July in Moscow...


... as part of that GOP crew. Has anyone ever found an explanation for that trip? From any of them?

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:42 AM

7. And how many of "them" were like OH's Rob Portman and Moscow Mitch who took 10s of ...

... millions of Russian money that was washed through the NRA? Republicans are fighting
tooth and nail to keep the truth about just how deep Russia is into the GOP and just how
dirty are the voting machines and tabulators. This "Ukraine thing" is just an extension of
the Russian Rat Fucking of the elections in 2016 and the Republican collusion in the same.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:51 PM

15. Yep, and Butina was based out of Sioux Falls...

... Dusty Johnson, R-SD House was a happy camper with Butina at the South Dakota Young Republicans camp outs, too. Her boyfriend Paul Erickson is in court right now for, "unrelated to Butina", wirefraud, money laundering, etc... looking at up to 40 years in prison. He is one of the original dirty tricksters, going back to 1980 and crap he pulled as a College Republican at University of South Dakota (stealing address and phone number lists) during one of the first GOP hate fueled campaigns against George McGovern.

Thune just stands there for pictures and then sends out standard GOP talking point memo letters when contacted about issues.

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Response to deminks (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:56 PM

16. That sure looked like Putin was trying to humiliate them.

"You have to pick up your paycheck in person in Moscow. On the 4th of July. Just so you know who's boss."

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:14 AM

3. This slimy POS was certainly not joking.

If we as Americans can’t agree that Russia is not our ally then we’re in serious trouble.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:22 AM

4. No he wasn't.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:25 AM

5. Jokes have punch lines.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:57 PM

17. Oh, may I deliver the punch line? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZE?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:51 AM

8. Tucker deserves a radioactive pellet shot in his leg from a rigged umbrella. Go KGB!

I will be back in fifty minutes to say that I was, of course, joking.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:03 PM

9. This is Tucker's third cable news network

Where will he go if he loses this job? RT?

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:08 PM

11. I don't get why any business would advertise on Tucker's show.

The mother fucker is toxic and unAmerican.

I hope I live long enough to see just how deep into the Fox News organization have been and
still are the Russians.

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Response to Botany (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:35 PM

14. And I can't imagine why anyone

watches him, even conservatives. He's always been a smug, entitled jerk and I can't imagine anyone outside of smug, entitled jerks finding him interesting. I remember him from Crossfire on CNN and he was annoying then, now he is absurd and offensive.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:08 PM

10. Those under the spell of the cult, are all unwitting russian agents!

Fox reality TV news foreign owned globalists; adored by the KGOP new nationalists!

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Response to MartyTheGreek (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:59 PM

18. I don't think so at all. They are WILLING Russian agents, pushing Putin's propaganda.

Anybody who does so after Dr Fiona Hill's testimony, is doing so with malice aforethought.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:21 PM

12. What if it were 1969.....

... and a major network TV anchor "joked" about wishing Ho Chi Minh to win in Vietnam.

How many seconds would it take for that newscaster to see their career disappear into oblivion?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 01:05 PM

19. The GOP Follies:

Appearing soon at a comedy club near you!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 01:06 PM

20. Just pawns in their game.

Then to come back later and claim to be in a three level chess game is delusional.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 04:43 PM

21. Joke: ˈjōk

ˈjōk
Definition of joke (Entry 1 of 2)
1a : something said or done to provoke laughter
especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist
b(1) : the humorous or ridiculous element in something
(2) : an instance of jesting : KIDDING
can't take a joke
c : PRACTICAL JOKE
d : LAUGHINGSTOCK


Fucker, Kennedy, you are laughingstocks but you are not remotely funny.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 05:10 PM

22. Tucker looked like he meant it.

His “clarification” came much later, likely after the control room heard from Mr. Murdoch.

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