Doughy Pantload Swings, Misses

Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg, that’s Doughy Pantload to us old time bloggers, have quit Fox News! Let’s read the resignation post as we’re sure it will be chock-full of pithy wisdom:

We joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009. Combined, that’s more than 20 years of experience, relationships, and friendships. For most of that time, we were proud to be associated with the network, if not necessarily with every program, opinion, or scandal that aroused controversy. We believed, sincerely, that the country needed Fox News. Whether you call it liberal media bias or simply a form of groupthink around certain narratives, having a news network that brought different assumptions and asked different questions—while still providing real reporting and insightful conservative analysis and opinion—was good for the country and journalism.

Fox News still does real reporting, and there are still responsible conservatives providing valuable opinion and analysis. But the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible.

A case in point: Patriot Purge, a three-part series hosted by Tucker Carlson.

So a lot of bullshit to try to mitigate their 20 years on Pravda’s US competitor’s network, but you know, Tucker… So the guy who wrote Liberal Fascism found TeeVee Dinner heir, vanity press owner, and notable Black Studies scholar Tucker Carlson had gone too far.

But here’s the part where Doughy REALLY tries to distance hisself from his own damn past:

This is not the place to expound at any length on the many problems and challenges facing the country. But we sincerely believe that all people of good will and good judgment—regardless of their ideological or partisan commitments—can agree that a cavalier and even contemptuous attitude toward facts, truth-seeking, and truth-telling, lies at the heart of so much that plagues our country.

Pantload, heal thyself.

PS: faaaaarrrrt! (H/T Scissorhead BDR)

UPDATE 1: Tiger Beat on the Potomac morning email thingie – no stranger to agitprop itself tells us:

FOX IN THE HENHOUSE — STEPHEN HAYES and JONAH GOLDBERG announced Sunday they’re leaving Fox News over TUCKER CARLSON’s“Patriot Purge” series, an attempt to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Their departures, and the series’ capitulation to the outlandish fringe of American politics, mark “the end of a lingering hope among some at Fox News … that the channel would at some point return to a pre-Trump reality that was also often hyperpartisan, but that kept some distance from Republican officials,” writes NYT’s Ben Smith. Carlson called their exits “great news”; a Fox spokesperson sent him data showing that independents watch the network. Hayes and Goldberg’s announcement

NPR’s David Folkenflik’s story: “According to five people with direct knowledge, the resignations reflect larger tumult within Fox News over Carlson’s series ‘Patriot Purge’ and his increasingly strident stances, and over the network’s willingness to let its opinion stars make false, paranoid claims against President Biden, his administration and his supporters.

“Veteran figures on Fox’s news side, including political anchors BRET BAIER and CHRIS WALLACE, shared their objections with Fox News Media CEO SUZANNE SCOTT and its president of news, JAY WALLACE. Those objections rose to LACHLAN MURDOCH, the chairman and CEO of the network’s parent company, Fox Corporation. Through a senior spokeswoman, Scott and Wallace declined comment. Murdoch did not return a request for comment through a spokesman.”

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6 Responses to Doughy Pantload Swings, Misses

  1. “…a cavalier and even contemptuous attitude toward facts, truth-seeking, and truth-telling” says the guy who wothe the book literally calling the Democrats the same thing as Nazis because the Nazi’s had ‘Socialist’ in their official party name.

    Oh almost forgot the obligatory faaaaarrrrt in his statement.

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  2. sos says:

    pre-Trump reality

    Would that be Outrage at Obama? (Tan suit!!!1!) -or-
    GW Bush worship?

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    • Pre-trump: “Ix-nay on the open Ascism-Fay and Ite-way Upremacy-say!”

      ALL ‘anti-trumpers are perfectly fine with the trumper policies, they are just uncomfortable with the saying the formerly quiet parts reserved for ‘family’ out loud with MAGA-phones in public.

      Lee Atwater in reverse…

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    • ali redford says:

      💢GWB worship. I didn’t know there was a FOX News before GW took office and those plane crashes happened.💢

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      • Yeah I think that the 2000 election was where a lot of this got started…so many of the “stop the steal” gang got their start mau-mauing the Palm Beach recorders office during the Brooks Brother’s riot.

        Shrub was elected a pretty generic R in 2000 but by 2004 the party was well on it’s way to MAGA-land. That picture of that ugly cow with her purple heart bandaid on her chin was absolutely proto-MAGA. That was when they openly and enthusiastically embraced the crazies and gave them center stage.

        TFG didn’t start the fire, he only fanned the flames of the already well established bed of coals burning on the right, fanned for years by the likes of doughy pantload.

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