Tucker Carlson took the media to the woodshed on Friday night over their craven and insistent protection of two currently-embattled entities… the Lincoln Project and Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Carlson started out on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with the Lincoln Project, celebrating the collapse of the organization 212 years after President Lincoln was born. The ongoing scandals engulfing the leftist group seem to have finally taken them down, culminating with the resignation of their leader Steve Schmidt on Friday. They apparently could not withstand the strain of co-founder John Weaver’s alleged sexual misconduct on social media involving young men and boys.
Some might call the downfall of the Lincoln Project nothing short of karma. The FBI is now purportedly investigating Weaver.
Carlson nailed the disgraced group to the proverbial wall: “It’s an awful story, but here’s the worst part: The Lincoln Project clearly had a pretty good idea what John Weaver was up to. For decades, political consultants whispered rumors that John Weaver had tried to molest little boys. Karl Rove, to his credit, once said that out loud and was promptly attacked by the Atlantic magazine. Weaver’s colleagues at the Lincoln Project knew all this, but they hid the truth from the public and from law enforcement. Inside the organization, they made it clear they understood what was happening.”
(Source: Fox News)
And Carlson delved into the finances of the progressive attack-dog organization as well. He began by focusing on Rick Wilson who, before his Lincoln Project epiphany, reportedly had hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid federal taxes. He was basically bankrupt and reportedly could not even pay his credit card bills which amounted to over $25,000. The Lincoln Project made all of that go away like a bad dream for Wilson.
The AP spilled the beans: “Of the $90 million Lincoln Project has raised, more than $50 million has gone to firms controlled by the group’s leaders.” Schmidt received $1.5 million in December alone. He used that money to purchase a palatial home.
Carlson ended off with: “According to news reports, the Lincoln Project spent $38,000 on a private jet company. They spent $1.7 million with co-founder Mike Madrid’s firm, and they gave $420,000 to co-founder Reid Galen’s firm. We hope these guys saved the money because it’s hard to imagine we’ll be hearing much more from The Lincoln Project.”
Then the Fox News host turned his attention towards disgraced Governor Andrew Cuomo who is accused of covering up thousands of additional deaths connected to his orders sending those infected with the COVID-19 virus into nursing homes in New York.
He discussed how the media covered for Cuomo while people were dying in his state and New York was going bankrupt. And Carlson expanded upon the fact that Cuomo was a political weapon for the Democratic Party:
“A lot of people expected Andrew Cuomo to be Joe Biden’s attorney general, maybe even vice president. Cuomo played an instrumental role in Biden’s campaign for the White House. He helped the party leverage coronavirus for political ends. He’s one of the reasons that a lot of voters in November wound up believing that Donald Trump was personally responsible for COVID. Some voters appeared convinced that Trump had cooked up the virus himself in a lab deep beneath Mar-a-Lago.”
Cuomo became the darling of the left while winning an Emmy and publishing a book on how he had miraculously handled the pandemic in his state. But all of that back-patting came to an inglorious end quickly.
This past week, Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, admitted in private that Cuomo deliberately hid the actual number of coronavirus-related nursing home deaths out of fear of public condemnation and the fact that he didn’t want to hurt Biden or help Trump. They lied because they apparently didn’t want to be held accountable.
“He [Trump] starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” DeRosa confided in Democratic lawmakers. “He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after [California Gov. Gavin] Newsom, starts going after [Michigan Gov. Gretchen] Whitmer.”
DeRosa continued with her voiced fear that Trump “directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us. And basically, we froze, because we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice or what we gave to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation. That played a very large role in this.”
The liberal media has not been exposing any of this concerning Cuomo, leaving conservative outlets focusing on his alleged misdeeds and crimes.
The media’s malfeasance is partially responsible for putting Biden in the White House, Carlson contended.
Joe Biden is in the White House in part because journalists and members of both political parties refused to look at the facts. It’s time we assess the facts honestly.
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