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Is Tucker Carlson’s Text Racist? Would it Be Racist if a Black Person Texted: “This is Not How Blacks Fight”?

Posted by FactReal on May 8, 2023

Would it be racist if a black person texted: “This is not how blacks fight”?

According to the New York Times, Tucker Carlson texted: “It’s not how white men fight” about an Antifa guy being hit by three guys (supposedly Trump supporters.) “It was three against one, at least. Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously,” Carlson reportedly wrote.

““It’s not how white men fight,” [Carlson] allegedly wrote before explaining in the text that he stopped himself from feeling these emotions when he recognized that his own thoughts were becoming inappropriate, to say the least,” reported BizPac Review.

[Questionable legality: The NY Times obtained Tucker Carlson’s text message when it was under seal by the court following the settlement agreement between Fox News and Dominion.]
Tucker Carlson’s text message according to the NYT and tweeted by Philip Lewis, the senior editor of the Huffington Post:

– Breitbart: In the leaked text, Carlson describes a video of a group of men attacking an “antifa kid,” identifying it as a “three against one, at least” fight:

“Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously,” Carlson wrote.

“It’s not how white men fight,” he added, explaining how he could feel the mob mentality taking over his own mind as he watched the video further:

I really wanted them to hurt the kid. I could taste it. Then somewhere deep in my brain, an alarm went off: this isn’t good for me. I’m becoming something I don’t want to be. The Antifa creep is a human being. Much as I despise what he says and does, much as I’m sure I’d hate him personally if I knew him, I shouldn’t gloat over his suffering. I should be bothered by it. I should remember that somewhere somebody probably loves this kid, and would be crushed if he was killed. If I don’t care about those things, if I reduce people to their politics, how am I better than he is?

– Townhall.com’s Brad Slager asked: If this is to be called “racist,” the disqualifying question is, “Racist toward whom?”:
His article titled: “NY Times Claim a Text Message Doomed Tucker Is Filled With Promises But Empty of Proof”

[The New York Times] has come into possession of a text message from the Dominion lawsuit in which Tucker was saying some introspective comments about the visuals in a video, and some allegedly disturbing language is found that The Times believes both led to the network settling its case with Dominion Voting Systems and to the firing of Carlson[.]

It [Tucker’s text message] is a mostly reflective commentary, but of course, the pull quote The Times, and any Fox opponent, will focus upon is Tucker saying, “It’s not how white men fight.” The writers dutifully made a point of referencing what they called his “ideology of white nationalism.” On the surface, it appears racist, but is it really? Tucker is referring to his own kind, and he is not specifically calling out or targeting another race. If this is to be called “racist,” the disqualifying question is, “Racist toward whom?” Consider this – had a black person commented that “This is not how blacks fight,” who would take offense? To use one of the convenient dodges by the press, if anything, Tucker is guilty of speaking inartfully in that passage.

But looking at the larger point, how exactly is anything in this exchange impactful? Nothing presented here has any bearing on the defamation suit. Tucker was referencing a video about a street altercation, and Dominion was in no way a component. Then why would the Fox team be blanching upon seeing this text message? What is contained therein to compel the settlement payout? And what specifically is there to lead to Carlson suddenly and unceremoniously being pulled off the airwaves?

The Times desperately wants this to be a smoking gun bit of evidence, but there is nothing to link Tucker’s words to any of the actions. Laughably, it is said, “The text alarmed the Fox board” and that they “grew concerned that the message could become public at trial when Mr. Carlson was on the stand.” And yet, this text still somehow went public.

– Sean Davis, CEO and co-founder of TheFederalist.com, tweeted: This is all they’ve got?

This is all they’ve got? A text in which Tucker mocks white people for not knowing how to fight for keeps, criticizing himself for dehumanizing a J6 Antifa rioter over politics, then expresses how doing so is wrong and destructive?

“If I don’t care about those things, if I reduce people to their politics, how am I better than he is?”

That’s the kill shot offered to the New York Times of all places? How pathetic.

– NewsBusters.org Editor, Tim Graham, tweeted how the leftist media left out Carlson’s regret for wanting someone hurt:

MSNBC took the leaked Tucker Carlson text message about a pro-Trump mob beating an ‘Antifa kid,’ and only said Carlson demonstrated ‘homicidal rage,’ which left out the other half of the text with his moral revulsion at such rage. That leaves a lie.

– Tim Graham reminded us of left-wing networks promoting violence:

You can see where liberals would scream “racism” at the overgeneralization that white men fight in a more civilized way than other men. That’s not historically true, and it’s not great to root for violence, as Carlson recognizes, even if networks like NBC and CNN have promoted Antifa disorder and admired their brass knuckles.

– Charlie Kirk’s video: Why is it objectionable to say, “It’s not how white men fight”?

– Dinesh D’Souza: Tucker is actually sympathizing at a human level with the Antifa guy
“A newly-released text from Tucker Carlson, intended to portray him as a vicious racist, shows exactly the opposite.”
(Video mark 8:27)

Other video link: Rumble

– Joel B. Pollak at Breitbart.com points out the racism from leftists:
His article titled: The Mainstream Media Have ‘Tucker Derangement Syndrome’

Take, for example, Times columnist Charles Blow. He appeared on MSNBC on Wednesday night with Lawrence O’Donnell to slam Tucker, above a chyron declaring Tucker’s show “the most racist how in the history of cable news.”

It was O’Donnell who once said that then-Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele, who is black, was “dancing” for his “master.” And Blow has a history of anti-Mormon bigotry — in public, not private.

Over on CNN,…[o]ne guest claimed that what made him “the lead person on Fox News” was that “everybody” — Fox, or his audience — shared his hatred.

He also claimed that Tucker believed “there is a plot to replace White people with Brown people” — an attack line from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which agitated for Tucker to be fired because he pointed out the fact that Democrats’ immigration policy is driven by the desire to add new voters to the U.S. electorate.
The ADL, by the way, once endorsed the racist demand that Black Lives Matter be “led by and for Black people.”

– Racism of MSNBC Al Sharpton:
FACT CHECK: Al Sharpton’s History of Racism, Antisemitism, Anti-Police Rhetoric

BLM and ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and other liberal Jewish organizations

ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt, Not Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Needs to Be Fired

Macho Joe Scarborough Could Teach Tucker ‘How White Men Fight!’:

Last year, we caught Macho Joe, commenting on tourists in the Capitol the day before January 6th, bragging about how he’d attack one. Mind you: not someone who had confronted or attacked Joe. Just someone doing something Scarborough didn’t approve of[.]

Scarborough was talking tough about the notion that someone was touring the Capitol and supposedly sort of “casing the joint” for a later riot:

“If I’m giving a tour on any day of the year, and a guy’s stopping and taking a picture of, like, metal detectors, taking a picture of entries, you know? I’d stop and say, hey, hey, hey Inspector Clouseau! Put the camera down or I’m gonna make you eat it . . . I would slap the camera out of his hand. If I were a Member of Congress, and a guy’s doing this, I’d say, what are you doing? Stop. And I’d slap.”


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WAPO Lied: Trumps Didn’t Intimidate Judge’s Family via Twitter

Posted by FactReal on April 6, 2023

A Washington Post “fact-checker” cropped part of Trump sons’ tweets linking to a news story, which included a photo of the adult daughter of the NY judge presiding over the Manhattan case against Trump. The photo is a preview image for the linked article. The Trumps didn’t add the photo.

The linked article was reporting on the daughter’s connection to the Biden-Harris campaign. This could indicate that the judge has a conflict of interest and should recuse himself from the Manhattan case against former President Trump.

People believed the WaPo misleading tweet and now think that the Trumps were trying to intimidate the judge and his family.

Breitbart has the whole story:
‘Washington Post Fact Checker Roasted for Fake Claims of Intimidation Against Judge’s Daughter’ (April 4, 2023)

Washington Post’s lead fact checker, Glenn Kessler, was roasted on social media after he falsely claimed Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were trying to “intimidate” the judge in their father’s criminal case by tweeting out reports that the judge’s daughter worked on the Biden-Harris campaign.

After former President Donald Trump was arraigned in judge Juan Merchan’s courtroom in Manhattan, reports broke that Merchan’s daughter, Loren, is president and partner of Authentic Campaigns, a company that runs digital campaigns for Democrat candidates.

Both of Trump’s sons posted links to the story on Twitter.

Andrew Surabian answered to Glenn Kessler, the WaPo “fact-checker”:

You’re a liar. They both posted a Breitbart story about the judge’s daughter working for Kamala Harris, not a picture. Last I checked, reporters considered political staffers to be public figures. In a sane world, a “fact checker” who knowingly lies would be fired on the spot.

Here is what Donald Trump Jr. tweeted:

AOC Falsely Claims Donald Trump Jr. Was ‘Threatening’ Judge’s Daughter:
People reminded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio (D-NY) of her past comments:
– When she mocked Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after protesters forced him to leave a Washington D.C. restaurant.
– When she called for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign, in part, over comments that his wife made.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk Suggests Warning Label on WaPo’s Glenn Kessler’s Account Due to Frequent ‘Incorrect Information’

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LIST: Media & Democrats Siding with Violent Leftists

Posted by FactReal on September 7, 2022


BLM-Antifa Riots in Minneapolis, MN – May 29, 2020 (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Federalist published this great list last year (along with short descriptions):
28 Times Media And Democrats Excused Or Endorsed Violence Committed By Left-Wing Activists (Jan. 7, 2021).

Mentioned on the article:
– Kamala Harris Urges Followers to Cover Rioters’ Bail
– Chris Cuomo: Who Said Protests Were Supposed To Be Peaceful?
– MSNBC Reporter Describes Fiery Scene ‘Mostly A Protest’
– CNN Labels Burning Protest ‘Fiery But Mostly Peaceful’
– Democratic National Convention Refuses To Condemn Riots
– New York Times Writer: Destroying Property Isn’t Violence
(The New York Times’ architect of the “1619 Project,” Nikole Hannah-Jones)
– NBC News Allegedly Instructed Staff to Avoid the Term ‘Riot’
– Seattle Mayor On Anarchists Taking Control of Downtown: Don’t Be Afraid of Democracy
(Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan)
– Washington Governor Unaware of Seattle Occupation
(Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee)
– Pelosi When Mobs Tore Down Statues: ‘People Will Do What They Do’
– AOC: The Whole Point of Protesting Is to Make People Uncomfortable

…and many more. Check the whole list here.

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George Floyd Case: Autopsy Report

Posted by FactReal on March 11, 2021

AUTOPSY REPORT by Andrew M. Baker, Chief Medical Examiner, Hennepin County, Minnesota (May 26, 2020):

Click to access floyd-autopsy-6-3-20.pdf

– Toxicology (testing performed on antemortem blood specimens collected 5/25/20 at 9:00 p.m. at Hennepin HealthCare [HHC] and on postmortem urine): [Autopsy, Page 2]

A. Blood drug and novel psychoactive substances screens:
1. Fentanyl 11 ng/mL
2. Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL
3. 4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL
4. Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL
5. 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL;
Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL
6. Cotinine positive
7. Caffeine positive
B. Blood volatiles: negative for ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, or acetone
C. Urine drug screen: presumptive positive for cannabinoids, amphetamines, and fentanyl/metabolite
D. Urine drug screen confirmation: morphine (free) 86 ng/mL

– Natural diseases: [Autopsy, Page 1]

A. Arteriosclerotic heart disease, multifocal, severe
B. Hypertensive heart disease
1. Cardiomegaly (540 g) with mild biventricular dilatation
2. Clinical history of hypertension
C. Left pelvic tumor (incidental, see microscopic description)

– Covid-19 positive: [Autopsy, Page 3]

The decedent was known to be positive for 2019nCov RNA on 4/3/2020.

– Overdose Death: [Source below]
According to court documents, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker said to prosecutors on May 31, 2020:

[Andrew Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death.

Source: Court document, Exhibit 4 filed 8/25/2020, officer Tou Thao’s case #27-CR-20-12949) (Archive)

George Floyd Case: Police Manual Teaches Knee-to-Neck Restraints (Images)

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George Floyd Case: Police Manual Teaches Knee-to-Neck Restraints (Images)

Posted by FactReal on March 11, 2021

Police Manual: Neck Restraint used to alleviate the risk of asphyxia
Could Minneapolis Police training manual exonerate the four police officers accused of George Floyd’s death? The manual taught officers how to use the knee-to-neck technique to alleviate the risk of asphyxia. Below are the images of the manual as provided to the court.


Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual:
The officer (left) kneels on the side of the suspect’s neck.

Minneapolis Police Department training manual taught police officers about:

– Neck Restraint:

Compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg, without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck) (Court document: Page 16)

-The Recovery Position to alleviate the risk of asphyxia:

Placing a restrained subject on their side in order to reduce pressure on his/her chest and facilitate breathing. (Court document: Page 8 )

– Excited Delirium:

How to subdue a suspect with signs of excited delirium (which George Floyd was exhibiting)

– Common Risk Factors:

How to identify common risk factors: i.e., illicit drugs, cardiovascular disease, bizarre behavior (some of which George Floyd presented)

Source: Court document, Exhibit 7, pages 6 – 26,
– Police officer’s knee on neck of suspect to alleviate positional asphyxia.
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 26)


Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual
Photo shows the Neck Restraint: “Place the subject in the recovery position to alleviate positional asphyxia.”

Ok they are in handcuffs now what.

  • Sudden cardiac arrest typically occurs immediately following a violent struggle
  • Place the subject in the recovery position to alleviate positional asphyxia
  • Once in handcuffs, get EMS on scene quickly to monitor and transport
  • Sign a transport hold on these individuals
  • Complete a CIC report

-Recovery Position
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 28)


Source: Minneapolis Police Manual – Recovery Position

Normally this is head tilt chin lift or “Sniffing Position”. Can also be the Recovery Position.

– Neck Restraint:
Compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck)

From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 12)


Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual – Neck Restraint

Choke Hold: Deadly force option. Defined as applying direct pressure on a person’s trachea or airway

Neck Restraint: Non-deadly force option. Defined as compressing one or both sides of a person’s neck with an arm or leg without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway (front of the neck)

– Excited Delirium (which George Floyd exhibited):
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 23)


Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual – Definition of Excited Delirium

Current definintion (sic)
Excited delirium: A condition that manifests as a combination of delirium, psychomotor agitation, anxiety, hallucinations, speech disturbances, disorientation, violent and bizarre behavior, insensitivity to pain, elevated body temperature and superhuman strength.

– Common Risk Factors (some of which George Floyd presented)
From Minneapolis police manual: (Exhibit 7, page 24)


Source: Minneapolis Police Training Manual – Common Risk Factors

Common Risk Factors
Male under the age of 44 median age of 36

Use/abuse of illicit drugs

Preexisting mental and/or cardiovascular disease

Exhibition of bizarre behavior such as:
– Various stages of nudity
– Incoherence and delirium
– Violence/attacking or breaking glass
– Running in traffic
– Paranoia

Court document, Exhibit 7, page 26, filed 7/7/2020 11:00 AM, officer Thomas Lane’s case #27-CR-20-12951) (Archive)

Chauvin, Lane, Kueng, and Thao: The George Floyd Fall Guys
Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin et al: The Prosecution’s Dirty Little Secret
Tucker Carlson Tonight (3/10/2021): A closer look at George Floyd’s death in police custody

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Democrats Use False Claim re: Capitol Police Officer Death to Impeach Trump

Posted by FactReal on February 17, 2021

During last week’s impeachment trial, Democrats use an unfounded claim that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died after being struck with a fire extinguisher during the Jan. 6 Capitol breach. How Sicknick died it is still unknown.

New York Times Quietly Corrects Major Conspiracy Weaponized By Democrats For Impeachment” (2/15/2021):

The New York Times quietly corrected a major month-old story as the Senate impeachment trial came to a close last week. The article previously claimed a police officer was beaten to death by a fire extinguisher during the January Capitol mayhem. It now appears that is false, but the Times didn’t correct its article until the impeachment trial was nearly over.

The article…now prominently features an “update” at the top of the page…without a concession or apology from the Times for perpetuating a conspiracy about Sicknick’s death that Democrats weaponized to pursue a second impeachment of Donald Trump.

Although ample such evidence publicly available by Feb. 2 discredited the Times’ fire extinguisher theory, this didn’t stop Democrats from seizing on the gruesome conspiracy to amplify their narrative. The Times did not issue an update to its incorrect article until the impeachment trial began to wrap up. The impeachment concluded Feb. 13, more than a week after public information showed the Sicknick narrative Democrats used in their case was materially untrue.

In fact, it still remains unclear how exactly officer Sicknick died. According to ProPublica, “the family got word that Brian Sicknick had a blood clot and had had a stroke” the day after the riot. “A ventilator was keeping him alive.

No evidence of trauma to the head (2/14/2021):

Investigators have found no evidence of trauma sustained by blows to the head, and nobody has been arrested in connection to Sicknick’s alleged murder.

In fact, Sicknick had returned to his job after the Capitol riot, and texted his brother that aside from being pepper sprayed twice, he was otherwise “in good shape.”

Timeline of important dates:

1/8/2021 ProPublica: Sicknick had a blood clot and had a stroke:

“He texted me last night and said, ‘I got pepper-sprayed twice,’ and he was in good shape,” said Ken Sicknick, his brother, as the family drove toward Washington. “Apparently he collapsed in the Capitol and they resuscitated him using CPR.”

But the day after that text exchange, the family got word that Brian Sicknick had a blood clot and had had a stroke; a respirator was keeping him alive.

2/2/2021 CNN: Early reports that Sicknick was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true:

According to one law enforcement official, medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true.

One possibility being considered by investigators is that Sicknick became ill after interacting with a chemical irritant like pepper spray or bear spray that was deployed in the crowd. But investigators reviewing video of the officer’s time around the Capitol haven’t been able to confirm that in tape that has been recovered so far, the official said.

The case could also be complicated if Sicknick had a preexisting medical condition.

2/2/2021 Democrats’ pretrial memo cites the NYT report falsely claiming:

The Insurrectionists killed a Capitol Police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher.

—-> READ: Democrats’ pretrial memo (page 28) via NYT

1/8/2021 NYT original post [Archived]

2/12/2021: NYT correction

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