News

Politics & Policy

Media Matters President Defends Bigoted Blog as ‘Parody of Right-Wing Blow Hard’

Angelo Carusone (MSNBC via YouTube)

Media Matters president Angelo Carusone on Wednesday explained to CNN’s Brian Stelter that the bigoted content that appears on his old blog was intended to serve as a “parody of a right-wing blowhard.”

Carusone’s old blog posts, which contain mocking references to “Japs,” “Jewry,” and “trannies,” were unearthed by the Daily Caller after his liberal opposition research group, Media Matters, used decade-old audio clips of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on a shock jock radio show to organize an advertiser boycott of his program.

Carusone explained to Stelter that the content “was intended to be a giant, obnoxious right-wing caricature, a parody of a right-wing blowhard living my life.” Carusone’s right-wing satire explanation, which appeared in Stelter’s newsletter, does not account for the liberal positions he espoused in other blog posts. As the Caller noted, Carusone used the blog to attack Republicans and express support for former Vice President Al Gore.

In one of the posts, written in 2005, Carusone mocks a Bangladsehi man who was robbed by what Carusone refers to as a “gang of transvestites,” and expresses outrage that the man was described as “attractive” in an article about the incident.

“Did you notice the word attractive? What the fuck is that doing in there? Is the write[r] a tranny lover too? Or, perhaps he’s trying to justify how these trannies tricked this Bangladeshi in the first place? Look man, we don’t need to know whether or not they were attractive. The fucking guy was Bangladeshi,” Carusone wrote. “And while we’re out, what the hell was he doing with $7,300 worth of stuff. The guy’s Banladeshi! [sic]”

In the wake of the Media Matters expose published earlier this week, paid advertisements on Tucker Carlson Tonight have fallen by more than 60 percent, according to The Wrap. However, the program remains the highest rated in cable during its time slot.

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

The Problem with Certainty

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Including those of you having this read to you while you white-knuckle the steering wheel trying to get to wherever you’re going for the ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Worst Cover-Up of All Time

President Donald Trump may be guilty of many things, but a cover-up in the Mueller probe isn’t one of them. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, attempting to appease forces in the Democratic party eager for impeachment, is accusing him of one, with all the familiar Watergate connotations. The charge is strange, ... Read More
World

Theresa May: A Political Obituary

On Friday, Theresa May, perhaps the worst Conservative prime minister in recent history, announced her resignation outside of number 10 Downing Street. She will step down effective June 7. “I have done my best,” she insisted. “I have done everything I can. . . . I believe it was right to persevere even ... Read More
PC Culture

TV Before PC

Affixing one’s glance to the rear-view mirror is usually as ill-advised as staring at one’s own reflection. Still, what a delight it was on Wednesday to see a fresh rendition of “Those Were the Days,” from All in the Family, a show I haven’t watched for nearly 40 years. This time it was Woody Harrelson ... Read More
Politics & Policy

The Democrats’ Other Class War

There is a class war going on inside the Democratic party. Consider these two cris de couer: Writing in the New York Times under the headline “America’s Cities Are Unlivable — Blame Wealthy Liberals,” Farhad Manjoo argues that rich progressives have, through their political domination of cities such as ... Read More
Culture

The Deepfake of Nancy Pelosi

You’ve almost made it to a three-day weekend! Making the click-through worthwhile: A quick note about how National Review needs your help, concerns about “deepfakes” of Nancy Pelosi, one of the most cringe-inducing radio interviews of all time, some news about where to find me and the book in the near ... Read More