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It's unclear whether Trump has borrowed the hate-our-country slander from Carlson, but we do know two things: He's not an original thinker, and he likes "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
There have been other deployments of hate-the-country rhetoric. Colleague Brit Hume once rebuked Carlson for hate-our-country rhetoric: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tucker-carlson-brit-hume-fox-news_n_5b988149e4b0162f4731ee11
Over the past year or so, Fox News host Tucker Carlson has applied the term to Democrats who favor dovish immigration policies: "Should people who hate the country be in charge of it?” he asked in February. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/07/please-dont-be-fooled-by-tucker-carlson/
So: "Hate our country" was used to describe people who had killed nearly 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11.
"The terrorists hate our country and everything we stand for in the world," said Vice President Dick Cheney in 2004. There are many other examples in newspaper articles, letters to the editor, so on.
If you look on Nexis, you'll see that "hate our country" as a phrase got a lot of media rotation in the 2001-04 window, when Bush administration officials were denouncing the architects of Sept. 11.
A note on just how extreme Trump's rhetoric has become. He is saying that members of the Squad "hate our country." https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-calls-on-minority-congresswomen-to-apologize-after-he-said-they-should-go-back-to-their-countries/2019/07/15/897f1dd0-a6ef-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html
A note from NYT's Dean Baquet and Matt Purdy on the announcement that David Barstow will be new head of investigative reporting at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: https://journalism.berkeley.edu/barstow/
Vía @smencimer: How Matt Gaetz Used Daddy’s Money to Become Trump’s Favorite Congressman – Mother Jones https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/07/how-matt-gaetz-used-daddys-money-to-become-trumps-favorite-congressman/
CNN uses plain language to communicate the day's news.
Trump's rhetoric about Omar et al. "hating" America echoes @TuckerCarlson, who has repeatedly ranted about lax immigration policies from leaders who "hate" the country because they allegedly favor foreigners over U.S. citizens. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/07/please-dont-be-fooled-by-tucker-carlson/
Safe to say that we've finally buried that debate over whether to cover Trump's tweets?
RT @mattGertz: Tucker Carlson "has become Trump’s unofficial senior adviser for white nationalism," @ErikWemple writes, pointing out that T…
Trump claims that Rep. Ilhan Omar, whom he attacked in racist tweets over the weekend, is "never happy" -- and that she and progressive Squad are "complaining constantly."
RT @ktumulty: A classic of the @petridishes genre: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/11/do-not-leave-me-alone-with-woman/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.e7261242680f
Why did CNN limits its own journalistic options vis-a-vis Democratic candidates in Detroit? https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/11/why-is-cnn-making-things-easier-democrats/
Assistant editor of @nytimes @carolynryan has instituted Ice Cream Wednesdays and Beer Thursdays -- featuring locally brewed fare -- at the newspaper. A spox tells me, "Alcohol consumption in the workplace should be rare and celebratory."
"Judy is on leave this week.” @mboorstein looks at the pro-Trump tweets of USCCB spox @JkeanePr https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2019/07/11/spokeswoman-americas-catholic-bishops-stirs-criticism-among-catholics-with-her-pro-trump-tweets/?utm_term=.f17b2c944336
Tucker Carlson’s new test for immigrants: They are required to ‘like us back’: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/11/tucker-carlson-proposes-an-orwellian-test-immigrants-theyve-got-like-us-back/
RT @ChuckLane1: Read this 2003 piece full of gushing quotes from Harvard faculty and administrators about Jeffrey Epstein, from whom the sc…
RT @michaelschaffer: The president of Eritrea? a “ranting, paranoid narcissist.” And more instances of our diplomats being frank in Darroch…
Rep. Omar doesn't fit the @foxnews stereotype of the 'grateful' U.S. immigrant. Therefore, she must be attacked: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/10/tucker-carlson-embraces-hateful-nativism-attack-rep-omar/
RT @pbump: Trump's complaints about social media are overwhelmingly just complaints about individuals punished for abusive or offensive beh…
White House photographers boycotted Trump signing ceremony with the Emir of Qatar over access limits: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/09/white-house-botches-press-access-ceremony-with-emir-qatar/?utm_term=.8a58e95c1e0c
Enjoyed reading @joshrogin de-bombshell the "bombshell" cables from British ambo to U.S.: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/08/british-ambassadors-leaked-cables-are-far-bombshells/?utm_term=.9350eea7fb6f
HHS to media: Don't call our facilities 'detention centers.' Media to HHS: 'detention centers' it is. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/05/hhs-media-dont-call-our-youth-shelters-detention-centers/
RT @ThePlumLineGS: The early polling shows just how incredibly fluid the Democratic primaries really are. Nobody is "winning." Good dive i…
'Biden is done,' declares @abernathygary https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/01/no-one-makes-trump-unsteady-kamala-harris-does/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.adfd0e60ebe9
Per internal memo, Politico is seeking to build a "world class" team to cover the "federal legislative, federal regulatory, state policy, and international policy implications of the evolving cannabis industry."
RT @anitakumar01: NEW from Seoul: As Trump traveled to South Korea, a business deal was expanding between the Trump family business and a c…
'Te amo': Sean Hannity's biggest fan is 67-year-old Cuban immigrant María Falcón. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/editorial/opinion--te-amo-sean-hannitys-biggest-fan/2019/07/01/4f3df207-6422-4311-b5bc-ed5519463bb9_video.html?utm_term=.9594b6e7c1c6
RT @jelani9: @topicstories @AnnaHolmes @pierre I’m sorry that my project won’t see the light of day. Even more disturbed that this importan…
This afternoon at Rose Park in D.C., I read aloud the opening of @taffyakner new novel 'Fleishman is In Trouble' to several tennis friends. Thumbs up from all. "There's a twist coming," predicted Patrick.
RT @rebekahentralgo: When my editor asks where my draft is https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1032593271875403776
RT @alexnazaryan: My reporting indicates @JCNSeverino decided there was secret SCOTUS list based on NYT article about project to groom prog…
RT @jrregier: .⁦@ktumulty⁩: Joe Biden appears to be a candidate from a different era. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/joe-biden-appears-to-be-a-candidate-from-a-different-era/2019/06/28/1ec51806-994c-11e9-830a-21b9b36b64ad_story.html
First debate summary ever to quote first line of Cien Anos de Soledad, via @petridishes https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/27/here-is-what-happened-first-debate-seen-by-me/?utm_term=.75f650419bb8
Asked DNC Chmn Tom Perez about last night's ratings (15.3 million on TV)."We had a lot of eyeballs and I’m confident we’re going to have just as many tonight..We wanted to maximize eyeballs.The more people that watch our candidates, the more people are gonna like our candidates.”
Here's @abeaujon on the NWDC news beat, as always: https://www.washingtonian.com/2019/06/27/say-hello-to-northwest-courier-it-may-be-on-your-lawn/
Last night’s ‘momento’: https://wapo.st/2KCq1p3
There was a deep silence here while our tv signal in the filing center appeared to have lapsed. Not sure what happened. When screens reactivated, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow referenced technical difficulties.
Wondering if NBC News/MSNBC/Telemundo should provide real-time translations to the awful Spanish of the candidates. Preguntandome si NBC/MSNBC/TM debe de proveer traducciones instantaneas del espanol incomprehsible de los candidatos.
An actual DEBATE! https://twitter.com/erikwemple/status/1144054083642372096
The Dems right now are making an argument that moderators aren't really necessary at a debate. Just let the candidates go!
‘This is not a cricket match’: @nytimes photojournalist @dougmillsnyt on how he games out a presidential primary debate: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/26/new-york-times-photographer-doug-mills-shooting-debate-this-is-not-cricket-match/
In his pre-debate newsletter, CNN's @brianstelter predicts 8 million viewers on Wednesday and 10 million on Thursday across NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo: https://mailchi.mp/cnn/rs-june-26-2019?e=7998cf0143
The distinctions between Trump and Hannity, never that stark to begin with, are receding further. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1144014401164337152
Some pro-Trump advocates outside the Dem debate hall in Miami
Debate host NBC News/MSNBC/Telemundo received 1200 media credential requests, issued 700.
Here's @petridishes on the unfathomable "not my type." https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/25/not-my-type/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.523614bb32d5
New York Times Magazine investigation by Jody Rosen finds updates list of artists whose work was destroyed in famous Universal back-lot fire. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/magazine/universal-music-fire-bands-list-umg.html
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