Anyone whose work enters the public sphere gets criticism. Cartoonist Tom Tomorrow provides a catalog of the various types of critic.
What Meyers does not address is that the stock market has been on a steep decline since the beginning of this month, dropping below the levels of October 2017. Trump and the high wealth class he represents care more about the stock market than anything else and this is likely to cause him (and them) the greatest concern.
In their efforts to flog the tired old ‘War on Christmas’ trope, Fox News and Tucker Carlson, the person vying to be the worst person on it, reached new lows, combining immigrant-bashing with gender stridency. Stephen Colbert tries to understand the silliness.
Carlson’s show has already lost more than 20 advertising sponsors following his remarks.
Cue the right-wing outrage over ‘censorship’. These ardent supporters of capitalism and the market don’t seem to quite get that businesses protect their brand image, and not wanting to be associated with someone as odious as Carlson is a business decision.
I had not been aware that Fox News just started a new streaming channel called Fox Nation that features its standard garbage only in a more condensed form. Samantha Bee describes what it consists of. What I found most interesting is that she says that Fox Nation is available during the hours when the supposedly ‘serious’ news programs on Fox News is on and shuts down when the talk shows hosted by the nutcases come on in the evening. In other words, Fox Nation provides an option for those people who think that the afternoon line up on Fox News is not crazy enough.