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Is Tucker Carlson Becoming the New Trump?

Guest post by David E.

Tucker Carlson is now the most popular talk show host in America. His nightly show on Fox News, which has been running since 2016, now draws around four million viewers per night, more than anything else on Fox, CNN, or MSNBC. So why are people tuning in?

Jason Hill has written an insightful article, from which we’ll quote extensively (emphasis added).

A friend of mine last week said to me, wide-eyed and indignant “Did you hear all the horrible things Tucker said about black people? He’s such a racist.”

“No,” I responded, “I didn’t hear about them because I’m pretty sure he never said them. He’s not a racist. He’s a diehard American patriot.”

This, I think, is the real place to start regarding why the left-wing media and their herd-like followers who have never watched an episode of Carlson’s show hate him so much. Above all, Carlson loves America. He’s a patriot who hates to see the way in which cancel culture, woke fascists, crazed left-wing cultural post-modern Marxists and socialists are destroying this country.

Carlson is able to see with great lucidity the connection between what happens in the classroom and how it translates with lightning speed into the boardrooms and corporate offices and mainstream culture in general, into toxic policies that undermine the existential and moral health of American citizens. He sees that our universities are transmission belts of culture, and he spends a lot of time as a news person on intellectual issues.

Carson functions like a wholesaler as opposed to a retailer in the realm of integrating seemingly disparate phenomena in our culture. The Left will always hate him for that, for the simple reason that they navigate themselves through the world by two forms of disingenuous behavior: stealth and obfuscation.

Carlson just has a way of shredding the hypocrisy and unexamined narratives under which so many conversations are conducted. He dares to name the consequences of nefarious actions taking place. He justifiably points to the looters, rioters, vandals and Black Lives Matter advocates who are breaking up the USA economy and whose organizers are all openly admitting that they are trained Marxist social disruptors. …

This leads to perhaps the most important issue for why Carlson is hated. He is a brilliant man. He’s not only the smartest man on television, he’s an intellectual in his own right. He asks smart questions, he thinks in terms of fundamental principles, his analyses, if not always correct (who among us is infallible?), do not stem from piecemeal thinking, but from a consistent and well thought-out philosophic and political ideology.Unlike many television personalities who are mere talking heads and pundits, and who rant and shout and emit emotional vibrations, Tucker is an advocate of reason and logic; he knows like a good moral persuader when to judiciously use rhetoric and emotional appeal to buttress his points. But the thrust of his positions starts from basic premises and he works his way down to an often apocalyptic conclusion.

In today’s culturally bankrupt environment, Carlson comes across as close to a moral Olympian pugilist as we are likely to see on national television. …

If you claim to be a moral foundationalist as Carlson does, holding that there exists an objective sense of right and wrong, leftists will label you an imperial fascist, and a purveyor of racist tropes. Yet these same leftists are the first to declare with absolute certainty, while hiding behind relativism, that slavery is responsible for every problem black people experience today, from obesity to hypertension; that gender pronouns are oppressive and discriminatory; and that failure to support “sex-reassignment” in children from as early as thirteen years of age is conclusive proof that one is a transphobe. …

There was a time as an independent conservative when I held out hope that there was some semblance of rationality left in the left-wing factions of this country.

Today, when a conglomeration of left-wing voices can lump Black Lives Matter adherents as the moral equivalents of Martin Luther King Jr., when it can authorize the dismantling and defunding of the police — law enforcement that protects safety and individual rights – there is no hope any longer for reasonable people to have so-called reasonable disagreements.

When Rutgers and the University of Chicago have declared essentially that grammar is racist, that English as a discipline has had a long history of providing aesthetic, rationalizations for colonization, exploitation, extraction and anti-Blackness, there is no lower rung in education hell to sink into.

The collapse of our civilization is all but imminent. …

Doesn’t this sound like Trump?

Tucker does not yield one inch to his adversaries. He is confident, indignant, incendiary for the cause, and he does not care what people think of him. People, in general, will hate you for possessing these traits.

Progressives will always hate Tucker Carlson because they and Tucker hold irreconcilable moral positions. The latter is the bearer of moral values, the other of anti-values. Tucker loves America, reason, capitalism and the self-sufficient human being who assumes responsibility for his or her life. Leftists just downright hate America and will poison it with every anti-American, anti-reason philosophy they can excavate or create.

Tucker Carlson is today’s media prophet who sees the existential wasteland ahead of us filled with rotting corpses — and the best among us struggling on the dustbin of history to rebuild what the destroyers and looters, long dead, left in their wake.

The polarization is near total now, led by the media. A new Gallup poll reveals the media’s increasing partisanship through the responses of its consumers:

  • For Democrats, a near record high 73% have a great deal, or fair amount of trust in the media.
  • For Republicans, an all-time low of 10% trust radio, TV, and newspapers. Just 3% of the GOP has a “great deal” of trust in media institutions.

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As the media increasingly says things only lefties want to hear, the left trust it more and the right trusts it less.

In this political climate of fantasy versus reality, are the political establishments really going to interrupt their carbon dioxide fantasies with truths about the climate models?

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80 comments to Is Tucker Carlson Becoming the New Trump?

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    Peter C

    Well Done David Evans,

    A quite long and interesting article about the moral comparisons of Tucker Carlson and the Progressives.

    It start with this; Is there Right and Wrong. Do these moral imperatives actually exist. If you think Yes you are a Conservative.

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      robert rosicka

      It is really that simple !

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      Peter C

      A second point is the “Truth” as a philosophical absolute. We may not know the Truth but we may seek the Truth because there is Truth.

      Philosophical discussion may assume that the Truth is relative because we all experience the world in (slightly) different ways. But both the Law and Science are based on discovering the Truth. It must exist and we try to find it, however imperfectly.

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        Kalm Keith

        An interesting bit of philosophy, it’s at the heart of the current upheaval in U.S. and many other societies which were going reasonably well until “The Truth” was deliberately confused by manipulators.

        KK

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        +10. There’s truth to data – that’s why science method, hypothesise and test, advances knowledge, however tentatively – and post modernism, ‘no truth’ only ‘power’ is a dead end. Re our subjective values, they are not objectively ‘true’ but logically arguable as to outcomes. ‘Don’t lie’ to others or oneself and ‘free speech,’ are the basis of discovery and correction, sometimes survival, so are arguably values we *should embrace.

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    TdeF

    Wow! I thought trust in the media was low, but 10%! Even the independents are 36%. So 9/10 Republican voters do not trust the media and 2/3 Independents? That’s amazing but perhaps not unexpected. It does explain why the President uses Twitter and why the media are so angry about it.

    The collapse of Western Media with the advent of the internet is progressing rapidly. In ten years there will be no newspapers. Journalism will have died. Reporters will not exist, except as political hacks. And articles will have no content which is not political.

    This has been happening in Australia over the last 20 years. The death of journalism is near complete. But the sources of information are infinite, until the extreme left of politics takes over their baby, the NBN and starts to ban web sites like this.

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      TdeF

      And if you wanted to turn the unions, the black communities, the Latino communities against the Democrats, the combination of no police, no borders and taxation funded abortion to full term will do the job. It’s a bit like Labor in Australia, promising to wreck the joint without realising the voters do not want it.

      The ABC stands alone, the staff voting themselves a well earned pay rise in the middle of a pandemic. And the Councils and Daniel Andrew’s State government. Meanwhile the CFMEU/AMU are stopping the unloading of ships and starving everyone of medication. There will be outrage. If Labor are still courting the Green vote and alienating the unions, as in America, it will end badly.

      Meanwhile Our Dear Leader Daniel Andrews is using the Chinese virus to demand his Kingdom with his own Army of Dan’s people with unlimited right of arrest and incarceration and no laws. Will no one stop this monster? We all know who did not want the Australian army in his branch of the CCP. And that decision, which was his alone, is responsible for the deaths of 800 people. He should be charged with 800 counts of manslaughter under his own appalling new law which mandates he be charged, even if he was not directly and solely responsible. Which he is.

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      PeterS

      The future of the MSM sounds a lot like that in classic story 1984. The sites people visit are already being tracked. All that needs to be implemented is the appropriate draconian laws to punish people for visiting such sites or daring to criticise the government on line. Oh, that’s already happened in Victoria. How is it Australia is well ahead of the race to the NWO? How did we let it go this far with the Omnibus bill? It might not pass but the proposal should have not even seen the light of day in the first place. Is it because Australians are so lay back they don’t care? Sad really. If it continues to deteriorate this way I really have to look at relocating to another country.

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        David Maddison

        Yes, Australia is more advanced than many in the race to implement the NWO.

        -We have a mostly passive and highly compliant population who don’t strongly believe in freedom and won’t fight for it. And frankly, don’t understand the pro-freedom value set.

        -We have one of the world’s most fanatical commitments to the global warming scam.

        -We are fanatically overzealous and over cautious with corona restrictions and follow globalist thinking such as denying use of HCQ and see vaccines as the ONLY long term solution along with some of the world’s most draconian and isolationist lockdown regimes.

        -We have globalist governments at all levels.

        -All Australian governments, federal, state and local, will sign any agreement put in front of them that is produced by the UN.

        -The entire government, bureaucracy, judiciary, education system, major corporations etc. is infested with Leftist NWO types. Rudi Dutschke’s “long march through the institutions” is tragically complete in Australia.

        -Massive debt will keep Australia under control by NWO affiliated creditors.

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          Just Thinkin'

          David,
          you have hit several nails FIRMLY on the head.

          The Australian attitude of “She’ll be right, mate”
          is going to be the death of us.

          97% of Australian would have NO CLUE about what is happening
          to the Australia way of life.

          And the Victorians seems to be loving it.

          Let this be a lesson for the rest of Australia….but,
          I don’t think it will be.

          The MSM has thoroughly scared the minions.

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          So well put thank you DM

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          Bushkid

          I see less of the “We” doing all of this, and it all being the work of the politicians we get to elect.

          Yes, you can argue that by electing those politicians “we” are “choosing” the ones who are doing this, so we must be wanting it done.

          Nothing could be further from the truth. No matter what candidates the main political parties stand, they are hand-picked to toe the party line, so voting for a party means you’re voting for the decisions of a handful of the real movers and shakers and policy shapers at the heads of those parties. Their interests do not coincide with those of the ordinary Australian.

          Voting for independents is fraught with risk too, as so many are really major party followers anyway (often left or left/green influenced), so will usually support the silliest and most destructive of legislation. Case in point is the Victorian extension of the state of emergency powers recently, where the trade-off for a supporting vote by an “independent” was that dog-groomers could go back to work, while hundreds of thousands of others in equally non-risky businesses could not.

          So please, less of the “We” when you talk about what’s being done here.

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            “No matter what candidates the main political parties stand, they are hand-picked to toe the party line, so voting for a party means you’re voting for the decisions of a handful of the real movers and shakers and policy shapers at the heads of those parties.”
            That is wisdom for the ages – and twas ever thus. When money equals elect-ability, those who provide money ( corporations – the latest iteration of robber barons, or lords ) have secured control – which the system is designed to provide. The people ‘running for ‘office’ are taken from a pool of ‘suitable’ candidates.
            Wikipedia has an entry which lays it all out. Kleptocracy : specifically Narco-Kleptocracy, i.e. Government by Thieves – Druglords. The War on Drugs is a con effective on many levels – not least in providing a whip to be used on competition to the Establishment.
            In the U.S. they call government the BiPartisan Tyranny. Why not ? Both parties are beholden to corporations. It’s as simple as “Good Cop- Bad Cop” where one party is openly revolting – and the other apologizes for its atrocities. As long as funding is voted in, all is under control.

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      RicDre

      “The collapse of Western Media with the advent of the internet is progressing rapidly. … In ten years there will be no newspapers. Journalism will have died.”

      The broadcast media started the collapse of the print media and the internet is accelerating its collapse as well as starting the collapse of the broadcast media. Journalism could have easily survived these transitions had it stuck to its stated standard of unbiased, objective reporting but instead it decided to commit suicide by becoming the shill for a single political outlook. The world is much worse off because of that decision.

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    yarpos

    Carlson/McEnany (or the reverse) 2026!

    can we get them to immigrate and start a real alternative party?

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      PeterS

      We need one here more desperately than the US. The reason is we are not allowed to arm ourselves.

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      GD

      Carlson/McEnany (or the reverse) 2026!

      Magnificent people, both of them. They give me hope that all is not lost and that there is a younger generation prepared to fight against the leftist cancer.

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    Jojodogfacedboy

    People are searching for what they have lost and that is happiness.
    Our government ever increasing laws, restrictions, decimating family value for individual freedoms, economic destitution by inflation and other factors have infected our society.

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    TedM

    The graph shows just how deluded 73% of democrat voters are.

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    TedM

    Unless of course their news source is the “Epoch times”.

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      Sean

      It also shows only a third of the independents trust the media and those independents are the ones who decide elections.

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    Kalm Keith

    The Truth.

    How many untruths can you count.

    1. The Bush should not be interfered with by humans managing potential combustible accumulations. Nature will protect us.

    2. Dams are so old fashioned, stop building them.

    3. Desalination plants are a wonderful alternative to dams.

    4. Human origin CO2 is causing disastrous atmospheric overheating.

    5. COVID19 is the most disastrous disease ever and we must blindly accept each and every remedy proposed by Politicians.

    The question is: why are we being fed these lies?

    Seems to be a mix of avarice, a need to control others and outright brutish pleasure at destroying carefully built civilisations that have become complacent and too trusting.

    All of that flies in the face of The Truth.

    Governments exist to provide direction to the efforts of the nation so that there is continued improvement in our lives in both physical and intellectual areas.

    Over the last two decades we have seen the destruction of Europe through the lies of the EEU elites.
    More recently we have seen the horrific events in the U.S. and can see the writing on the wall if the Truth is not found soon.

    KK

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      Serp

      End Times eh KK. We’ll know the jig’s up when our reincarnated Pol Pot’s sworn officers enter our dwellings and remove books and reading glasses.

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    Zigmaster

    I love listening to Tucker and listen to him every day. The two things that I really enjoy. 1 . He allows his guests to speak not interrupting them to persuade them to agree with his view 2. Also he has a lot of black conservatives who counter the Democratic view that the left feels entitled to the black vote. One in particular to watch is Candace Owens who I think is a future political superstar who speaks incredibly eloquently.

    Tucker like many conservatives shows incredible courage by not backing down in the face of concerted vitriol from the left and I think the comparison with Trump is appropriate.

    Whatever people say about Trump and his style no one can doubt his courage. I suspect that in the face of the constant media and leftist barrage most conservative leaders would’ve succumbed and compromised their values. It’s the integrity and loyalty to their beliefs and values that makes them both so popular. Authenticity is unfortunately a rare but valued characteristic that attracts huge support.

    I just wish that we had similar such conservative leaders in Australia.

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      TdeF

      There was a great piece the other day which argued that Trump was in fact middle of the road, like the old politicians including Australia’s Bob Hawke.

      From a day when patriotism, care for workers, concern about soldiers overseas and for minorities and the disadvantaged and workers was the basic stuff of a politician on either side. Now it is called ‘Extreme Right’ and even ‘Fascism’, which shows how much the Democrats and Labor here and in the UK have been hijacked by extreme Left. In fact there are no more ‘Conservatives’. Apparently they no longer exist. And the factory workers have been abandoned in Australia, the UK and America.

      It’s all about the media and their friends in the universities and the elites in the swamp, some on wages over $1Million a year. And there are many swamps, Canberra, Brussels, Washington and the UN. Climate change is their invention. Now it is the Chinese virus, as Demonstrated by WHO and the refusal to prevent a pandemic by announcing the virus was not infective, human to human. Why? It is devastating their enemies and has now put even the Presidents of the US, UK and Brazil in hospital. The difference between hiding this virus and launching a bioweapon on the rest of humanity is zero. Why did they do it?

      These Elites are people who think they should be running Australia, Europe and the US and the world, not the elected governments. An amazing 98.3% of the voters in Washington, DC voted for Hillary. And the entire of Washington, DC and the FBI and CIA have worked against the current administration since before, during and after the 2016 Election. There will be repercussions after the US election in November.

      A total of 42 people were jailed after Watergate. The number jailed after FISA gate could be in the hundreds and reach Hillary and Bill and Comey(FBI) and John Brennan(CIA) so many more. They trashed the American Constitution and the rights of so many people and fought to stop investigation into the Clintons. The whole Russia thing was invented so they could spy on the Trump campaign with laws which broke the constitutional demand that the government does not spy on American citizens. And they did it with known lies.

      If Trump survives, as we all hope, there will come a day of reckoning for the swamp. And in Victoria, Daniel Andrews has attempted to remove any legal barriers to arbitrary imprisonment by his appointees. The real puzzle is that the media are saying almost nothing. What has happened and is happening in Victoria is past a mistake or two. 800 people dead and an an attempted coup by a real dictator who has sent parliament home and extened his direct and absolute power by another six months.

      Very senior lawyers, judges and QCs are upset at the destruction of the rule of law, even if the people in the street and interstate do not understand what he is doing. The virus is just an excuse for absolute rule. It is time for the Governor to remove the commission of this villain and force an election. Otherwise, why have a governor?

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        GD

        It is time for the Governor to remove the commission of this villain and force an election. Otherwise, why have a governor?

        I’d suggest that Governor Linda Dessau is a lackey of Dictator Dan and a willing participant in the destruction of democracy in Victoria.

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          TdeF

          Yes and Sir John Kerr was assumed to be a lackey of Gough Whitlam, but he had a job to do and took it very seriously on 11 November 1975.

          Not everyone in Labor thinks Dan’s behaviour is at all in the interest of the people of Victoria or the Labor party or anyone other than Dictator Dan himself and his close friends in the CCP.

          There are decent people on both sides who think that 800 terrible and unnecessary deaths and the extension of absolute power under and act he wrote himself, the near dissolution of parliament and the betrayal of his closest allies to save himself has isolated him. It is all very worrying for the people of Victoria faced with an absolute dictator. A real law ending the rule of law in oversight of arbitrary arrest and indefinite incarceration without explanation is beyond anything seen in the history of Australia.

          It should not just be leading judges and QCs who are appalled. Clearly even the police and the courts are not to be trusted to do Dictator Dan’s bidding.
          Legally with a (near) complicit parliament and the sole ability to recall parliament under his absolute rule for another 5 months, only the Governor stands in the way of a legalized North Korea.

          Ordinary Victorians are being arrested in their homes and handcuffed without summons or search warrants and just for posting on Facebook but the police will baulk soon. That’s why Dan needs his secret police. And it’s unbelievable. What good has his absolute rule done in the last six months? No other state is going through this.

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            Gary Simpson

            And now it is revealed that the company selected to build Victoria’s 65 new trains – CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles – is a vital cog in the CCP’s Belt & Road Initiative which has been blacklisted in the U.S. on the grounds of security concerns and the use of forced (Uighur) labour. This only confirms what we already knew about Andrew’s true agenda and his wet dream of partnership with the glorious people’s party, so eloquently expressed and exposed in his invitation to make Victoria ‘China’s gateway to Australia.’ We need to step up the criticism now or we are lost. Where is the opposition?

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              Dennis

              Haven’t you noticed that most of the ABC and MSM are left leaning to far left? That over decades past government departments and organisations have been infiltrated by the leftists, including schools and universities?

              Apart from a minority including Sky News opposition parties struggle to be seen and heard.

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              Serp

              But for Prof. Clive Hamilton we wouldn’t in the least suspect how deeply the CCP has penetrated Australia; tell someone as I did last week that Daniel Andrews is a CCP chattel and be told back yeah but the opposition is worse — I didn’t laugh at the time but now I do in wry recognition that for an Australian the parochial is everything.

              And yes, Victoria has confirmed the CRRC deal today.

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              James

              Why cannot Australia build trains anymore? What happened to Clyde Engineering, did they shut down? We used to take pride in building such vehicles!

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                Serp

                I can remember a news story on black and white tv in the nineteen-sixties featuring engineers at the Victorian Railway workshops lamenting that lack of funding was such that they were being required to stretch eleven inch bolts to twelve inch; the neglect of rail engineering is a deeply laid development.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        Bob Hawke was not even nearly “”middle of the road”.

        I wonder why people couldn’t see that.

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      GlenM

      Great watch Tucker. The best social/political commentary there is. Kenny on Sky is not to bad either.

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      GlenM

      [Duplicate]

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    Hanrahan

    I love the irony. Tucker replaced O’Reilly who was “cancelled” in a hatchet job. The left was thrilled that they disposed of him. Job well done lefties. lol

    Sometimes it is hard to remain positive but there are so many indicators that Trump would win an honest election that I have lost count.

    Tucker, Hannity and Ingram consistently rate more than CNN and NSBC combined in prime time.
    Rush Limbaugh claims over 50 mill listeners. That dwarfs cable news.
    Mark Levin does not rate as well as Rush but he still swamps any lefty talk show host.
    Tim Pool [with the beanie] has well over a mill subscribers and gets a qtr mill + views on his podcasts is a leftist now leaning right. He is the type of guy who lefties tune into and some of that million will be swayed. Even the enlightened Tim cannot be called a conservative.
    In spite of the lockdowns, professional sport has not been warmly welcomed. Golf has out rated those sports with BLM logos in the end-zones. NBL has suffered a massive drop in viewers.
    A high percentage of attendees at Trump rallies are NOT republicans.

    The word is getting out there.

    Donald is flawed but so are my mates. :)

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      GD

      Donald is flawed

      As were the previous forty four presidents.

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        TdeF

        He is not flawed, just normal. Everyone has their own preferred Trump, but he is what he is. Someone who did not need the job and did not want to be a politician. He is not part of the swamp, unlike so many professional lifelong politicians like Biden. And he doesn’t need the money, so there is no temptation. Burisma, Moscow and China have yet to be explained.

        If you asked a thousand people of the characteristics they wanted in a the US President, there would be no agreement. One person’s bully is another’s strong leader. One person’s wimp is another’s conciliator. But if anyone has made ‘The Deal’ an artform, it is Donald Trump. And in peace negotiations, that is the question. What is the deal?

        I believe you have to judge people by what they achieve and Trump has achieved so much in so many areas, despite being frustrated at every step by the swamp, the RINOs for the first two years under Paul Ryan and Flake and by Pelosi’s appaling behaviour for the last two. Now they say he didn’t ban travel from China fast enough? The Democrat approach is to make the American people suffer and blame it on Trump. Their relief bills are designed to fail. And the Senate’s relief bills are simply ignored until near disaster, as with 50,000 airline workers being laid off.

        It is no longer a question of whether Trump will win. It is a question of what sort of damage Pelosi has done to a Democrat majority in Congress. And all those mayoral elections where voters are being told the police are the entire problem downtown, not crime and mainly, black crime. 50% of all burglaries and 40% of all murders are black and everyone knows it. I suspect there will be a landslide at the Senate, Congress, Mayoral and Governor levels.

        Here in Victoria, you can only hope. We are in an evil dictatorship and our government is being controlled directly from China. There is no ‘cabinet’. There is no parliament.
        One man rules with unbridled power for his friends in Beijing. And the weapon which made it all possible is the Wuhan Flu and Andrew’s use of the never before used Emergency Powers Act 2008 to seize power. What a coincidence!

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    We watch the half hour ABC evening news with David Muir for the biased pro-Democrat point of view

    Then we watch at least 30 minutes of Tucker Carlson for a conservative-biased antidote.

    I used to watch the first half hour of Hannity, because Carlson would always invite a liberal on, and start arguing with him. Liberals don’t really debate, they just talk louder, so that irritated me.

    But Hannity repeats himself too often, so I tried Carlson again this year, and he was much better … and seemed more pro-libertarian biased, which I like, than pro-Republican biased.

    Some nights it is amazing to hear the differences between the very popular ABC nightly news and Tucker Carlson — you would think they were reporting about two different United States.

    I wish the “news” was just a summary of what happened that day ,and not politically biased, with so many worthless predictions of the future. And stated in a calm voice, like on PBS, but without their ultra-liberal bias.

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      Denny

      “you would think they were reporting about two different United States.”

      Absolutely correct. We Americans are already polarized but the media, with their leftist narrative makes it impossible to even agree on facts, much less opinions.

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        GD

        the media, with their leftist narrative makes it impossible to even agree on facts

        Ditto in Australia.

        The free to air media in Australia is almost entirely skewed to the left. Our two public broadcasters, SBS and the ABC, are entirely leftist, with the ABC being further to the left than Xi Jinping.

        The commercial stations are only slightly more moderate.

        Print media is in the same boat. Only the Australian newspaper gives space to conservative views, while equally representing left-wing views.

        For conservatives, our savior is Sky News, a subscription-based service and the only voice of sanity other than Jo’s blog.

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          James

          A lot of skynews is available on youtube. A lot of Americans are watching it for unbiased news about America!

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    Deano

    Interesting aspect of presenters like Carlson is how they will be accused of having “too much influence” for simply drawing far larger audiences than several left-wing hosts combined. No one is forced to watch him. The ABC’s Media Watch used to whinge about Alan Jones on the same basis.

    In one sense, the barrage of censorious left-wing presenters create the demand for someone with a different message.

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      RicDre

      “In one sense, the barrage of censorious left-wing presenters create the demand for someone with a different message.”

      Along those same lines, it was the left wing politicians constant verbal assaults on right wing politicians who meekly accept it that created the demand for a right wing politician who would unapologetically return those verbal jabs.

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    Serge Wright

    Tucker is possibly the world’s most influential conservative commentator and opponent of progressivism. His popularity and success is why the left despise him and seek to have him cancelled, with a large push by left wing advocacy groups to boycott companies that advertise during his timeslot. Although his own advertising revenues have been hit by these boycotts, his position is safe because of Murdock’s backing and the overall revenues on Fox have risen sharply as companies push ads at other times, taking advantage of the increased viewership of the network, courtesy of Tucker.

    Tucker is also viewed as a possible presidential candidate in a post Trump world and if he did decide to make that move he would be a formidable candidate because he has intimate understanding of the left wing slime tactics and would be very effective in calling them out and batting them back. He also has enormous personal integrity and would be a difficult target for the left. But, would he want that job and all of the relentless personal attack towards his family ?.

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    John Hutton

    Does Carlson believe in Notch Filter global cooling?

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      John,

      The notch-delay solar theory suggests the cooling associated with the drop in underlying solar output that started in 2004 and continued through about 2010 will occur one solar cycle later — about 13 years later in this case, given the length of the relevant solar cycle. So the cooling tendencies should starting around 2017 and strengthen until about 2023.

      We are half way through this period and there is no clear evidence yet either for or against the theory. We did see a cooling of about the expected magnitude in late 2016, but that just undid the warming of the El Nino the previous year.

      It’s not clear that even if it did start gradually cooling that we would notice. The ocean temperature and land thermometers might never be “allowed” to detect a cooling, because that would be politically incorrect. The satellite measurements have a modeled component to them that I strongly suspects causes them to overstate warming slightly, but they are the best bet for detecting any sea change.

      Note that the ND theory says the main component of solar warming and cooling is delayed by one sunspot cycle and about 10 times stronger than can be attributed to the changes in raw solar output alone. Some other mechanism, as yet unidentified, must be at work. This is an empirical theory, based on observation on time scales from yearly to a million years in the past. It fits the data well.

      I doubt if Tucker Carlson has heard of this. Hardly anyone one has, John. Climate skepticism and alternatives to the carbon dioxide theory aren’t exactly given a lot of airplay in the media.

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        Don B

        Dr. Evans -

        My recollection is that you were working on a book or two about your solar/climate theories. What is the status of that?

        P.S. Thanks for all you and Jo do.

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          Don,

          It’s going well, very well.

          Part of the reason it’s taken so long is that the book first needs to describe, in sufficient detail, precisely why the warmists arrived at their estimates of warming — the technical reasons for why they believe what they believe. They have never publicly done so. Ironically, this task needs to be done in order to show where the error is.

          However, as alluded to in the last sentence of the post above, I’m not sure the world is ready to be told that the carbon dioxide theory of global warming is based on a technical error made decades ago. Looking back on the treatment various skeptics including Joanne and me have received since 2007 when we went public, I’m not sure the issue was up for rational debate even back then. It certainly isn’t now.

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            robert rosicka

            Funny how science that’s so settled and agreed to and has a consensus of 97% of every scientist is lacking in one tiny little detail , something commonly called evidence and verifiable scientific method .

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            el gordo

            The Pacific Decadal Oscillation unexpectedly changed from negative to positive in 2013, I think this is significant.

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      John F. Hultquist

      John Hutton,
      There is a saying that an opening remark expressed as a question, as is yours, always has the answer – No. But David Evans, likely gets it right – Carlson hasn’t heard of this.

      That said, I’ll guess you either believe Earth’s atmosphere is warming dangerously because of CO2 emissions by human activities, or you have a reasonable alternative to that view you would like to share.
      If you are part of the CO2 group that’s fine. No need to elaborate.
      If you have an alternative, please explain what it is.

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    Richard Ilfeld

    If the media are so biased, where does our perspective on them come from?
    They are global, we are local.
    I think it is this.
    Each of us knows something about something.
    Maybe its a job, maybe its a hobby, maybe its something we were curious about, or the geography of where we live, or are from.
    Sooner or later we will see a report on the mainstream media (as we still call them) that we know is simply wrong.
    We say to ourselves, “wow that’s wrong”.
    Then we reflect about why it is wrong. And, all to often, it is clear that it is wrong, not because of an error, not because of a misunderstanding,
    not because of an honest mistake, but because of a conflict with a political narrative.
    And, once we have personal experience with a media lie, we can relate to all the other reported personal experiences with media lies.
    Where once we might have assumed the reporter with vast experience was straightforward and the witness was perhaps confused, now we assume the reporter
    has an agenda and ignore a witness if the narrative is not confirmed.

    Journalism is one of those businesses where the principle currency is trust. It is bankrupt.

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      Dennis

      Research media majority shareholders worldwide and you would discover that they include people like George Soros, in fact he secured a substantial number of shares in our Channel 9 which now controls what was Fairfax newspapers. Former PM Turnbull has been reported as the recruiter for The Guardian to operate here, a couple of examples.

      Then consider the activist organisations and the relationships between them, and where they obtain a lot of funding from. Consider GetUp Australia, established via the AWU when Bill Shorten was a senior executive, he later became a director. Unions still donate to GetUp which is based on activist organisations in other countries related to Soros and Associates. Black Lives Matter is related to Antifa and they are related to the Black Panthers from decades past.

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      Rob JM

      Media went to dogs the moment journalism became a university degree. Instead of a diverse array of passionate people, now you get cookie cutter 20YO by the hundred with the same leftist uni background with the self righteous promoting themselves to the head of the job que.

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      Robert
      Very good point. A few times I have seen the media report directly on an event or industrial accident that I happened to be involved in. In every case their reports were inaccurate, and in the case of trade union actions, utterly wrong.

      Long ago the journalists (there are no reporters anymore!) decided to frame everything according to their opinion. And that opinion is nearly always with a Leftist slant.

      I don’t know, but being a Christian I am horrified that the truth these days means nothing, and we have evil tampering and misreporting happening on a continuous basis.

      Being a student of history, this sort of thing either presages a Civil War, or a dictatorship. In the US if things do not change I believe that a Civil War is no longer the subject of conspiracy theorists but may occur within the next 20 years. And if the Democrats gain the White House there will be a dictatorship and we will never see a proper election for some time. One thing that people terribly underestimated was Stalin and Lenin – people did not believe what they said. This cannot be true they said, but Lenin and Stalin did what they said.

      We have pure hate and utterly mad concepts like defunding the police being pushed. With only Tucker and Trump actively pushing back. And they will be carried out, with catastrophic consequences if the Left is allowed to continue to dictate. Believe me – it will happen.

      Here in Australia, the Morrison govt and its previous “conservative” predecessors have never fought the battle, they have just given ground. Witness the shameful climate change backdowns and the subsidies are still going out! Where are the fighters of old? Menzies would never ever have just given way like Morrison and co. I now count the Federal Govt as Leftist.
      And we will have a reckoning here as well at some stage. Again, listen to what the ABC and others are proposing – talk of One World Govt and a continuous spew of Leftist ideals that have no place here, but due to not being opposed will become a reality.

      We need a new Third Party to arise. I was very disappointed over the Australian Conservatives, but there are a large no of LNP, Liberal and National voters very disenchanted. We only vote the way we do because its the least worst option. We don’t vote because we believe in Scomo and co…

      Tucker is fantastic and I regularly tune in.

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    Don B

    Now mathematics is racist. Who knew?

    “The Mathematical Association of America released a statement Friday claiming both that mathematicians should engage in “uncomfortable conversations” about race, and that policies of from the Trump administration, like the lack of a mask mandate in the United States, are somehow an affront to mathematics. The group concludes with a call for a “pursuit of justice” within math.”

    https://thepostmillennial.com/mathematical-association-decries-math-as-inherently-biased

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    PeterS

    Yes we need far more people like Carlson to bring balance to the skewness of the MSM and the people who spew out BS, such as Bill Gates. BTW, did anyone know Bill Gates wants the world to reduce CO2 to zero? That goes to show how clueless they are on climate change and the even importance of having more CO2 not less. IMHO he’s a very dangerous man given his wealth and stature.
    https://youtu.be/JaF-fq2Zn7I?t=174

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      RicDre

      “BTW, did anyone know Bill Gates wants the world to reduce CO2 to zero?”

      Does he mean reduce the total atmospheric CO2 to zero or only the human contribution of atmospheric CO2 to zero? If the former, then he wants to end all life on Earth; if the latter, then he simply want to condemn most of humanity (likely excluding himself and his cohorts) to poverty. Either outcome sounds like a plot concocted by Dr. Evil.

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        PeterS

        I don’t believe he understood the distinction hence the confusion. Simply put he was and still is clueless on such matters and is not to be trusted.

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        Rob JM

        We can eliminate fossil fuel energy use if we went nuclear and can get fuel cells to work for transportation. Manufacturing is obviously a differ kettle of fish since it’s a raw ingredient.

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    Ruairi

    News outlets with venom and guile,
    Spew reams of hatred and bile,
    Against those who don’t hold,
    With the fake news they’re told,
    Is so widespread the M.S.M. style.

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    sophocles

    The Gates “intellectual rigour” in the TED talk is the same as that in his software: superficial and over full of errors.

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      sophocles

      … bother. Good way to start the day with a big brain fart. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend it …
      (Or could it be Bill Gate’s Curse?)

      So herewith a correction:

      This lot was initially intended (and still is) as response to PeterS at #16.

      But, as Robby Burns so succinctly put it:
      “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley …” [To a Mouse ... 1785]

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    Maptram

    The city of Venice has built floodgates to stop high tides from flooding Venice’s streets.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/03/world/europe/venice-floodgates-flooding.html

    The TV news that I saw said the cost was $5 billion.

    The article mentioned more than once that the floodgates is designed to stop tides up to 4 feet but they won’t stop higher tide levels that will be caused by climate change.

    The project was opposed by environmentalists but the same people demand the spending of $ trillions to climate change. Perhaps the $5 billion cost is a bargain.

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      Graeme#4

      One documentary indicated that part of the problem was that more and deeper shipping channels were cut through the outer islands into the lagoon, allowing the tides to enter faster. And of course the increased water removal from the aquifers in the 1960s increased the land sinkage rate – this has now slowed down since they reduced the water use.

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    RicDre

    The “Mose project” was finished way behind scheduled (originally scheduled for 2011, then 2018 and now scheduled to be fully completed in 2021), and was rife with corruption and cost overruns. In other words, it is a typical big government project. The only amazing thing about the project is that it actually seems to work.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOSE_Project

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    MCMXLIII

    Jake Tapper closed out his Sunday show by admonishing President Donald Trump for “inflicting” failures on the American people … (dailycaller.com).

    Tapper is a CNN pundit and his report goes on to admonish Trump for not wearing a mask at the Supreme Court announcement at the White House — big deal!
    What about Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein and many others besides?
    That’s just one example of the constant carping from most of the US and local media but they are never specific, what ‘failures’?
    It seems Trump annoys them simply by existing.

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      Dennis

      The end of the Obama presidency years and the rise of Trump was effectively the roadblock that stopped the leftist attack on democracy USA, and they are furious and frustrated.

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    RoHa

    Jo, this supposed to be an Australian climate blog, isn’t it? Why are you wasting time on the absurdities of American politics. It doesn’t matter who become president. The US will keep waging wars, persecuting Assange and anyone else who resists bullying, and generally causing trouble. And our gutless politicians will line up to lick American [SNIP]AD and join in any stupid war they can.

    Please stick to worthwhile science.

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      robert rosicka

      CAGW and politics are inextricably linked RoHa , and what happens to the likes of Trump is important for us because he is a leader of a popular country who dares to question the narrative and forms policy without bowing to green religion .
      This shows other countries it can be done and we can pull out of the Paris accord the same as he has done .

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      Reed Coray

      A prima facie case for the claim that at least one person hates America. In today’s world of leftist dominated media, I welcome Jo’s “non-climate” threads.

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        RoHa, There’s one leader in the world who has brazenly, openly worked against politically correct climate science, and he is up for election in a few weeks.

        What happens to Australia’s electricity grid depends partly on who wins in the US.

        If Biden wins and runs headlong back to Paris, to the UN, into mass solar and wind power, what are the odds that Australia would unwind more renewable subsidies.

        We are doing a late, little tiny bit of unwinding renewable subsidies. But if Biden were to lean on Australia to “pull our weight” in Paris II, how long would we hold off on signing up to a mass carbon credit scheme x 10.?

        PS: Though “A great Civilization is going to waste” and this topic really needs no justification in terms of climate science. If you look back I wrote a lot about Trump v Clinton in 2016. It is a gripping topic. Sorry if you find it dull.

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    RoHa

    And here’s reminder about Assange.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/eyewitness-agony-julian-assange/5725538

    How soon before we see this being done to climate sceptics?

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    Old Goat

    Thanks Jo – It’s nice to know that there are still some people in this world who are not drinking the coolaid provided by the MSM. I worry about my kids as they are “woke” up to their eyeballs. All the australian universities have largely abandoned truth and scientific honesty. There are plenty of examples of the consequences of this and yet it repeats again and again. We need to stop seeing everyone as a victim or an enemy. No matter who wins the coming election its going to get crazy bad as no one trusts the process anymore.

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      Old Goat. I guess I am lucky.

      My three boys are all out of school and they are definitely NOT woke! They have inherited my scepticism. The eldest was a worry for a while when he did Social Science at uni, but he saw through the lies being told and used to recount the utter bias of the lecturers to me each day. Good that he was easily able to spot it, shocking that such blatant lying and political innuendo was allowed (and probably encouraged). Nowadays he has his own business, and that has been a very strong teacher to him about the need for govts to get out of the way and not interfere.

      However, they are not the normal. A teacher friend is very very negative about future prospects, telling me horror stories of indoctrinated teachers spewing out climate change fantasies and running down Trump at every turn. The kids have little chance unless they have disciplined and knowledgeable parents at home.

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    CHRIS

    Too true Aussie. The indoctrination of Primary/High School students is at an unprecedented level. My grand-niece asked me about CAGW, and I told her to “think for yourself. Don’t believe anything your teacher says. Do your own research and make up your own mind. Never ever take for granted what other people tell you”.

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