Tucker Carlson dubs Ron Rivera a “fascist moron” for fining Jack Del Rio over January 6 comments

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Sometimes I wonder why it feels like we’re living in two different countries within the same common borders. And then I watch some of Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News, and the utterly nonsensical begins to make just a little sense.

Carlson, whose show played for a full hour without commercial breaks on Thursday night so that his viewers would be less likely to change the channel to one of the many other networks televising the first public hearing of the January 6 committee, attacked Washington Commanders coach Ron Rivera last night for fining defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.

Mediate.com has the clip. I’ve decided to hold my nose and transcribe it.

“Jack Del Rio is a football coach, he’s defensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders, formerly known as the Redskins ’til for some reason that was unacceptable,” Carlson said. “So a few days ago Del Rio pointed out that nobody seems to talk about the BLM riots anymore. Instead they’re pretending to care about January 6. Well, he was attacked for this, ’cause you’re not allowed to like tell the truth on any level whatsoever. So he came back and said he stands by his comments. Here’s what he said.”

The show then rolled a short clip from Del Rio’s Wednesday press conference. It starts with Del Rio saying he’s respectfully expressing himself. It ends with Del Rio saying, “What did I ask? A simple question. Why are we not looking into those things?”

Curiously (or not), the clip ended before the point where Del Rio dismisses the January 6 insurrection as a “dustup at the Capitol.”

“Oh, he thought he had a right to respectfully express himself in the land of the free,” Carlson continued. “But it turns out, no. Just hours ago, the coach of the Washington Commanders, a fascist moron called Ron Rivera, announced that Jack Del Rio has no right to talk, and he’s being fined $100,000 for doing it. Rivera began by claiming that, quote, ‘Lives were lost on January 6,’ which is a lie.

“Then he continued this way, quote, ‘Our organization will not tolerate any equivalency between those who demanded justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the actions of those on January 6 who sought to topple our government.’ If you can think of a line more filled with cant dishonesty and propaganda than that, send us a text and tell us what it is, ’cause we can’t. I mean, that’s just flat-out Maoist. Basically what he’s saying is, ‘Shut up. You’re no longer allowed to talk. If you disagree with the orthodoxy, you will be punished.’ This is an NFL team. And it’s happening everywhere.”

To summarize, Carlson’s staff omitted any reference to Del Rio calling the insurrection (or, as one of Carlson’s Thursday night guests suggested, an FBI plot to entrap supporters of Donald Trump) a “dustup.” Also, Carlson called a respected, two-time NFL Coach of the Year a “fascist moron.” Finally, Carlson said it’s a lie to claim that lives were lost on January 6.

And Carlson works for Fox News. Sister company of a major NFL broadcast partner. And yet the NFL, which frankly has no qualms about complaining about me to NBC whenever it sees fit, never says a word about Carlson.

Maybe the NFL is complaining about Carlson privately. If it is, it’s being brazenly ignored. As evidenced by last night’s comments about Ron Rivera and the Commanders.

We’ll be asking the league and the team for a comment in response to Carlson’s attack on Ron Rivera. Chances are that neither will have anything to say. And that’s unfortunate. At a time when not nearly enough people are telling the truth, those who are committed to it need to be willing to stand up and be counted.

141 responses to “Tucker Carlson dubs Ron Rivera a “fascist moron” for fining Jack Del Rio over January 6 comments

  1. A fine for speaking your mind seems odd. But, let’s be clear, freedom of speech does not mean you can create workplace tension and make his bosses job harder. So, would it have been better if he’d have just fired him? Probably.

  2. Agree or not he has the right to speak what’s on his mind. If we don’t like it there are plenty of other channels to tune into.

  3. Freedom of speech as it is in the constitution keeps the government from keeping anyone from speaking freely their opinions. That’s not what this is. The commanders are also within their rights to fine him and he can quit. He signed a contract and has to live up to that as well.

    The commanders are probably grandstanding and trying to get on the right side of public opinion. Distracting people from their issues. I don’t think we are that dumb.

    IMO I think it would have been appropriate for the coach to say he is free to believe what he wants, we support his right to say it, and we vehemently disagree with him. Leave it at that.

  4. So had jack del rio stated he was upset about what happened on Jan 6. In a public comment, he never would have gotten fined.

    Have a different opinion than the head coach, and you’re screwed. Pathetic.

  5. I’m any other team but the Commanders I would be on board. This is a publicity stunt to try to regain some sense of decency from a good ol boy team.

    You don’t get to pick when and where freedom of speech is or isn’t allowed.

    Journalists of all people should understand this. But fortunately for us when it comes to the media, new laws are in the works to shut down the real lies. If only everybody just spoke their minds and didn’t cower to the management. Especially the media.

  6. Del Rio is a joke of a coach and now a huge embarrassment there are many reasons to fire him let alone fine him .

  7. Fox were so afraid it’s viewers may tune into watch the hearings if they went to commercials they went 2 hours without any. That tells you plenty. .

  8. Tucker is a clown but he is right in this case, like a broken clock. I would sue, 1st Amendment and all that. They can fire him but they cannot fine him.

  9. Wondering how many people have to die before it’s not just a “dustup”? Can’t say I agree with the fine, but republicans have gotten so flipping stupid since Trump that I really don’t care at this point. Never thought I’d long for the days of GWB but here we are….

  10. I’m tired of people miss quoting the first amendment.

    The First amendment means the government cannot prevent you from saying something. It does not mean that there are not implications from private and non-government entities for what you said.

    If you disagreed have a friend show you how to use Google.

  11. Fox New is just being Fox News. Del Rio needs to remember that he is in the entertainment biz and pissing off some (not all) customers is a no-no regardless of the US Constitution.

  12. Given how turrible the Washington defence was last year, perhaps Del Rio should be focused on that rather than inconsequential ‘dustups.’
    If they underperform again despite the abundant and highly drafted talent, that’s more than enough reason to fire him regardless of what he said.

  13. Does this really need to be pointed out: Of course we Americans are free to speak as we wish, but that does not inure us to consequences … lawsuits for defamation, prosecution if we incite a riot or a punch in the nose if, for example, you call your co-worker’s wife a drunken trollop. Del Rio spoke freely, but he embarrassed the organization he works for — a “dust-up” where five people died — and was subject to consequences. Rivera was right to fine him.

  14. Why does anyone care what Tucker Carlson has to say about anything? The majority of what he says is misinformation. Who thinks he’s credible about anything?

  15. Where is Roger Goodell! Still silent?! The league MUST jump in here! This might just be the right time to vote Snyder out of ownership!

  16. Just as Del Rio’s “dust up” was a lazy understatement, Carlson’s “fascist” is a lazy overstatement.

  17. Hey Tucker, I think you have a point. Why don’t you go to the practice facility and make a point by saying it to his face?

    Let me guess.

  18. Kaep kneeled and got vilified. Del Rio is insensitive where people died as a group tries to overtake our governmen, but he us considered a saint and Carlson is right in saying no one died on the 6th? What world am I living in?

  19. Fining someone for their political beliefs is over the top, even for a private organization.

  20. Del Rio asked a very viable question during a press conference where he was asked about a previous comment and he got fined for it?! Carlson was correct in coming to his defense… and his opinions are absolutely correct in this matter.

  21. Del Rio can say wants to say.
    Washington can fine him for what he says.
    I’m not sure why anyone would listen to Tucker Carson.
    I don’t see any value in what he says.

  22. Carlson is wrong, as usual. I’m sure there is language in Del Rio’s contract where he can be fined for saying things that bring negative attention to the Commanders.

  23. Carlson is just one of those people, whether right or left, who make money from controversial statements to get people riled up. He and others do nothing constructive for the country. People who fall for their divisive comments are the real morons.

  24. Ok, so Del Rio gets fined for his opinion on something… but Deshaun Watson can play………… with no fines

  25. How could anyone think Del Rio being fined is a First Amendment issue? Its what free speech is all about. He can say what he wants. So can the Commanders. Its really simple easy basic civics. How come so many Originalists don’t know how to read? The Second Amendment has a lot of words Originalists want to ignore too! And I am all about responsible gun ownership.

  26. Del Rio should resign, then sue the heck out of Rivera and the Washington football team…

  27. Del Rio should be told Rivera to stick that fine where the sun don’t shine and resigned.

  28. Carlson is obviously correct, but when Del Rio rolled over and apologized he lost me. When I heard he was fined AFTER apologizing I just laughed. He should have known when you bow to them they see weakness and come after you harder. He should try and regain some of his pride back and sue Rivera.

  29. It would be hilarious if someone told Del Rio:

    “Just shut up and coach.”

  30. Maybe we can get Carlson and Rivera in the ring to sort it out. I bet it would make a lot of money on pay-per-view.

  31. DelRio opens his mouth and within hours Virginia legislators of both parties say Snyder’s stadium offer is dead for now. And a majority of DC Councilmembers say the RFK site is off the table. That’s the first time the Commanders’ defensive coordinator has been able to stop anything in its tracks in years.

    Jan 6th was an attempt to overthrow the U.S. Government. Some folks really need to return to school and review law and civics classes.

    Dan Snyder ain’t getting the welcome he was hoping.

    …I heard that Dallas and San Antonio are looking for a NFL francise……

  32. It’s sorta fun reading between the lines here. “Why does everyone complain about me and not him?”

  33. I’m so confused as to how stupid people can be. You do understand that it’s not possible to be a “fascist” and a “lefty”. I commonly hear this and it just makes me shake my head. The only way to be a fascist is to be a major right wing nut….that’s literally the reality. People need their history lessons.

  34. Jack Del Rio has a right to his warped, uniformed opinions and the mental sloth of whataboutism for his lame attempt to analogize an attempt to overthrow our democracy based on the thoroughly documented lie that an election was rigged or stolen – to civil rights protests. He has the right to go public identify himself with untruth and dishonesty.

  35. Tucker Carlson was born a multi millionaire. He has never lived the life that most of have lived, or faced the struggles that most people and families go through in America. He panders to people and they gobble it up. He’s a moron and so is Del Rio. Both suck at their jobs.

  36. You can’t stand at a press conference for your employer, in front of a banner with sponsors for your employer wearing your employer’s gear and state your opinion. At that point you are representing the company. If the company doesn’t support your opinion, you are 100% wrong.

    Jack can say, think and feel whatever he wants. When he is not at work.

  37. I am sure that Ron Rivera does not give a rat’s rear end what Tucker Carlson thinks or say’s as should No One!

  38. Something tells me this isn’t the end of it,… nor is it going to end well for either side.
    Del Rio has 1st amendment rights. What he said was accurate. He didn’t tell a lie. Personally,… I’d walk, and file a civil lawsuit.

  39. Tucker Carlson: The guy who argues in court that no reasonable person would believe him, and a court agrees. Is there anything more that needs to be known about Tucker Carlson?

  40. I wonder where in Del Rio’s contact it says he can’t state his opinion when asked, or suffer a 100,000 fine. He should sue.

  41. I don’t agree with Del Rio, but he is entitled to his opinion. Now I wonder how guys he coaches will react? I bet some of the guys don’t give 100% for him.

  42. Lots of adjectives can be used to describe Tucker Carlson. None of them are nice.

  43. Del Rio should have been fired.

    Every company,at least large companies, have rules about personal conduct, and posting on social media. If I had said, publicly, what Del RIo said, I’d be looking for a job

  44. mikebacker9090 says:
    June 11, 2022 at 9:23 am
    River boat Ron will be gone by Thanksgiving.

    That’s what you said last year!

  45. To be clear Del Rio got fined not for saying something political but for contrasting the difference between Jan 6 reaction and the tepid law enforcement and media reaction to the hundreds of riots that year causing untold damage, injuries and deaths. Rivera doesn’t mind someone talking politics and riots– you just have to follow exactly what he believes. Rivera used to be a great leader– now he’s just a sad shell of his former self.

  46. Folks saying that the 1st Ammendment doesn’t apply to your employer punishing you for speaking your mind are right. But, just because you can punish your employee doesn’t mean you should. Del Rio’s comments weren’t spontaneous ramblings on social media. He was being interviewed and was asked a question in which he gave his opinion. Should he have lied about how he felt? Of course not.

  47. Go use your Constitutional right to run your mouth at work and see where that gets you.

  48. I bet that Tucker didn’t have the slightest clue who Ron Rivera or Jack Del Rio were until someone pointed out to him that this topic is just the kind of red meat that gets his viewers drooling.

  49. He should have been fined for the lousy job he did with the Defense last year..

  50. Why didn’t the GM or owner speak? Seems weak to send out the head coach to do their job. Kudos to Mr. Rivera’s courage when surrounded by weakness

  51. Del Rio committed a thought crime, and that cannot be allowed to stand in today’s media. And you may not utter a contrary word about Saint George Floyd, either. We all must think alike.

  52. A company can do as they see fit. Hurting the brand applies here. Im glad kaep supporters now get it. To whoever said “it’s impossible to be a fascist and lefty” you obviously haven’t been paying attention.

  53. “Tucker Carlson: The guy who argues in court that no reasonable person would believe him, and a court agrees. Is there anything more that needs to be known about Tucker Carlson?”

    This is a lie. It wasn’t Tucker Carlson who made this argument. It was Rachel Maddow.

    Leftists always lie.

  54. Jack Del Rio’s white supremacist viewpoint is repugnant and repulsive. Ron Rivera trying to split the baby is corporatism 101. That many here share Del Rio’s Supremacist viewpoint, does not change the facts. The “Commandeers” are the worst run team in football, and this sweep it under the rug BS will likely keep them the same pathetic franchise they have been for so many years.

  55. “Oh, he thought he had a right to respectfully express himself in the land of the free,” Carlson continued. “But it turns out, no.
    ———

    Were you talking about Colin Kaepernick Tucker?

  56. The George Floyd riots caused billions in damages and injured or killed scores of people. It lasted weeks, the economic and societal damage of which is still felt today.

    Jan 6 happened on a single afternoon, caused relatively very little damage, and resulted in the death of a single person, a four-time Iraqi tour veteran, who was female and unarmed. The next day a police officer died of a stroke that may or may not have been related to the riot.

    When comparing the two, “dust up” is fair for the latter. I mean, if he had been calling it a dustup in any other context, like a typical riot, he’d be wrong. But compared to the largest sustained riots in American history? Yes, a dustup.

    He was fined for that distinction. And frankly, it’s merely political persecution, the attempt to silence people going against the narrative. In other words, fascistic.

  57. Tucker had every right to say what he did and so did Del Rio.

  58. jvseahawk says:
    June 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm
    The George Floyd riots caused billions in damages and injured or killed scores of people. It lasted weeks, the economic and societal damage of which is still felt today.

    Jan 6 happened on a single afternoon, caused relatively very little damage, and resulted in the death of a single person, a four-time Iraqi tour veteran, who was female and unarmed. The next day a police officer died of a stroke that may or may not have been related to the riot.

    When comparing the two, “dust up” is fair for the latter. I mean, if he had been calling it a dustup in any other context, like a typical riot, he’d be wrong. But compared to the largest sustained riots in American history? Yes, a dustup.

    He was fined for that distinction. And frankly, it’s merely political persecution, the attempt to silence people going against the narrative. In other words, fascistic.

    ____

    You ain’t lying! Very well said.

  59. Speaking of morons, all Tucker Carlson has to do is look in the mirror and tell you what he sees.

  60. jvseahawk says:
    June 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    “Tucker Carlson: The guy who argues in court that no reasonable person would believe him, and a court agrees. Is there anything more that needs to be known about Tucker Carlson?”

    This is a lie. It wasn’t Tucker Carlson who made this argument. It was Rachel Maddow.

    Leftists always lie.
    ============

    It’s not a lie. It is 100% correct. However, you are also correct. Partially, at least.

    This argument suggesting that a media personality blockading should not be accepted as believable was FIRST used by a judge to dismiss a suit brought by OneAmericaNews against Rachel Maddie.

    But the SAME argument was used later by Fox lawyers AND the deciding judge to dismiss a similar style suit brought against Tucker Carlson. And that’s the joke: Carlson’s own bosses know that he is full of baloney.

  61. So B when a coach speaks in favor of fascists Cucker is ok with it, but a player speaks against it and they should “shut up & play”’or be cut from the team

  62. whitecomet77 says:
    June 11, 2022 at 5:34 pm
    Speaking of morons, all Tucker Carlson has to do is look in the mirror and tell you what he sees.

    —————-

    Takes one to know one there, Rachel Maddow re re brain

  63. Florio,we are living in two different worlds- one created by the Main Stream Media, which furthers the radical left agenda, and the real world, which is where everyone else lives. I like Jack Del Rio, and maybe he shouldn’t have said what he did, considering his position. But he was exercising a right to free speech. I also like Tucker Carlson, who is mostly accurate, but he could have done without the name calling, which seemed to be the main issue in your article. Tell me, why no outrage over the censorship and subsequent fine of Del Rio?

  64. “But the SAME argument was used later by Fox lawyers AND the deciding judge to dismiss a similar style suit brought against Tucker Carlson. And that’s the joke: Carlson’s own bosses know that he is full of baloney.”

    Not true. Maddow made that argument, that only a fool would take her seriously. Carlson made a different argument, that he was making opinion claims and not fact claims, and therefore he could not be sued.

    The leftwing media spun it as Tucker using the Maddow defense, but it was in fact very different defenses. Tucker made no claims that you needed to be a fool to believe him. Only that he was trading in opinion, not straight journalism.

    Both are caveat emptor defenses, but one is much more insulting to its audience.

  65. The two incidents are false equivalences, however, it is sickening to listen to people excuse the extensive looting and violence over the George Floyd murder. There was absolutely NO EXCUSE for the millions upon millions of dollars in widespread damage … all during the pandemic when our “leadership” was telling us law-abiding citizens how important social distancing and masks were.

    #hypocrites

  66. upthegut40 says:
    June 11, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    The fascists are trump, Carlson and the idiot trump buffoon supporters.

    ________

    When did it become OK to insult and carelessly + falsely accuse your fellow citizens?

  67. Tucker is a Rush Limbaugh wanna-be. He started on a “radical left” news station and is now on Faux Seditionist News.

    Just follow the money Tuck, just follow the money.

  68. Its too bad the lot of you cant take a step back from this word war you all do, and maybe see how ridiculous and petty ALL of you sound.

  69. Perhaps the root of the problem with all of this is that the Tucker Carlson character plays on a network called Fox “NEWS.” The fact of the matter is that this network is actually classified as “ENTERTAINEMENT.” Just as some folks still think Professional Wrestling (“Sports ENTERTAINMENT”) is real, many folks believe what the see on Fox “News” is real. Tucker is obviously playing a racist intolerant buffoon who peddles hate for a living. Of course he doesn’t really believe the things he says, it’s just a character he is playing (like Coulter, Dobbs, Bill ‘O, Ingram, Kellyanne, and Limbaugh before all of them). It’s for ENTERTAINMENT, $$$. It’s not real! I mean the Undertaker doesn’t really believe he gets his powers from an urn! Let’s just change the name of the network to Fox Entertainment and then that should help the easily-fooled population.

  70. As Tucker the truth mucker with a smug look on his face introduces for our new sports feature n segment the former defensive coach of the Washington red commies … as a swell stand up guy not afraid to tell it like it is Hack del Rio …. :S

  71. For those who don’t know:

    Fascists:

    A political system headed by a dictator in which the government controls business and labor and opposition is not permitted.

    Sounds pretty left to me.

  72. steelcitywhiner says:

    Jan 6th was an attempt to overthrow the U.S. Government.
    —————————–

    The FBI found no evidence of that and not one person can say what specific plans the protesters had to be able to take over the United States government lol

  73. Wait so our capital is sacked for the second time in history and the first time since the War of 1812 and its not a big deal. The United States Government was not in charge of its own Capitol building on this day. And some of you think its a dustup and not a big deal.

  74. Tucker Carlson is a snake oil salesman with no morals. Trying to overthrow the peaceful transfer of power of the presidency is treason.Just because you believe something doesn’t make it true. American democracy versus Trump, who you got?

  75. Yes, this Carlson guy is way out of line. It is good that citizen Del Rio submits to the NFL Ministry of Truth and Social Justice for the crime of wrongthink.

  76. There you go again. You can not help yourself from turning a terrific sports blog into
    your own bias political rant. As bad as 12/6 was, calling it a dust up is a lot easier to understand, than calling the riots in Seattle and Portland “PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS”
    when the demonstrators fire bombed the Police the Headquarters after cementing the doors shut
    so no one could escape. No commentators we fined or fired for those reports.
    The basic principle of freedom of speech was stated a long time ago by Voltaire
    “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”
    WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY ARE WE LIVING IN IF THIS IS NO LONGER TRUE.

  77. Election was stolen. Do you seriously believe that a shuffling Senile old man, who hid in his basement for a year, could actually defeat the most popular President of modern times ?? SHEESH !

  78. So if you are a two-time coach of the year we are supposed to put you on a political/social pedestal? Joe Paterno ring a bell to any social justice warriors out there?
    The one and only life lost that day was, unarmed, Ashli Babbitt. Say her name, it is Ashli Babbitt. Please prove me wrong, otherwise you are just spouting opinionated BS guised as fact because of your liberal bias.

  79. Where are all the Kaepernick supporters to defend Del Rio based on “free speech”? That was their erroneous argument when he was punished for damaging the brand, so what’s different here?

    I agree with Del Rio, but I agree with the Commanders decision especially given their location. You don’t have protected speech when you’re on the clock.

    One could argue that Del Rio got screwed here because he did it in his off time in an interview, not on the field, which Kaepernick did do.

    Once again proving progressives put principals over principles 100% of the time.

  80. Hot takes like this must be why Tucker is the highest watched program among Democrats. I bet it’s no different in the sports media.

  81. bruiser2020 says:
    June 11, 2022 at 6:28 pm
    For those who don’t know:

    Fascists:

    A political system headed by a dictator in which the government controls business and labor and opposition is not permitted.

    Sounds pretty left to me.
    ========

    That should be your first clue as to how far to the right you have slipped. There’s a reason Nazi Germany and Communist Soviet Union were such e tremendous enemies (unlike Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, for example). Fascism is historically the 180 degree right-wing opposite and opponent of communism. And it’s communism that HAS been historically linked to the left. You cannot pretend to not be familiar with the Archie Bunker “commie/pinko/leftist” argument.

    So if fascism is to YOUR left, you need to take a hard look at how you got so far out there.

  82. People acting like Tucker Carlson is out here spewing the truth. Dude is a millionaire paid to talk on TV and get ratings up. Same reason Steven A. Smith is employed by ESPN. They both yell into the camera and get people amped up with their hot takes. This stuff isn’t to be taken too seriously people. L

  83. Freedom of speech is guaranteed, but words have consequences. People in positions of influence should be held to a standard that truth and accuracy matter.

  84. **Whispers – Carson sounds Antifa…. But don’t tell his supporters America has always been, as is our Military.

  85. Oppressing and lying about the truth is only done to prevent uneducated people from getting their feelings hurt.

    Change my mind.

  86. Coaches should stop answering all questions for a while and see how they like that

  87. it’s a joke to hear all these people claim it’s free speech and should be allowed. yet they were the same idiots who freaked out when Colin was exercising his free speech. what a bunch of two faced cry babies

  88. Tucker Carlson is a lying abomination that should not be on the air. I wonder how many Covid deaths he was responsible for with his misinformation(LIngram too). All in the name of money and fame.

  89. Rivera began by claiming that, quote, ‘Lives were lost on January 6,’ which is a lie. The only lie told was Carlson. By claiming no lives were lost on January 6th, he is gaslighting in the extreme. How the right wing can claim to be the “party of Law & Order”…. How they can claim to “support the troops” is beyond me. The military are just props for them and the second Law Enforcement applies the laws to them they squeal with rage and attack the police.

  90. leet says:
    June 11, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    The one and only life lost that day was, unarmed, Ashli Babbitt. Say her name, it is Ashli Babbitt. Please prove me wrong, otherwise you are just spouting opinionated BS guised as fact because of your liberal bias.

    ================================================================

    ASHLI BABBITT was with a group of individuals that attempted to overthrow the government and wanted to hang the vice-president.

    The folks that stormed the capital that day should thank their Orange doG that they were not mowed down by capital & DC police.

  91. June 11, 2022 at 6:57 pm
    bruiser2020 says:
    June 11, 2022 at 6:28 pm
    For those who don’t know:

    Fascists:

    A political system headed by a dictator in which the government controls business and labor and opposition is not permitted.

    Sounds pretty left to me.
    ========

    That should be your first clue as to how far to the right you have slipped. There’s a reason Nazi Germany and Communist Soviet Union were such e tremendous enemies (unlike Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, for example). Fascism is historically the 180 degree right-wing opposite and opponent of communism. And it’s communism that HAS been historically linked to the left. You cannot pretend to not be familiar with the Archie Bunker “commie/pinko/leftist” argument.

    So if fascism is to YOUR left, you need to take a hard look at how you got so far out there.

    ====================================================

    There’s a reason that bruiser and his ilk did not like going to History, Law, and Civics classes……

  92. That relationship is over. Since he’s not the boss Del Rio will have to move on.

  93. Hey remember when Tucker and fox got sued and their defense was no reasonable person could take them seriously because they’re strictly entertainment not news LOL that was fun

  94. Well, the keystone cops did shoot an unarmed woman, so technically, I’d have to agree that Tucker’s assessment on there being no violence was, indeed, incorrect.

  95. I didn’t realize dissing on Tucker Carlson would hurt so many feelings. It’s just entertainment news. Those are his political hot takes whether you like it or not. It obviously sells to a certain demographic because it’s still on the air, then again so are the Kardashians. I would’ve though Carlson would’ve lost all cred when it came out that he asked Hunter Biden to write his son a letter to help get him into college. Problem is people turn on Fox News and leave it on. It’s sad going into someone’s household as a service technician and seeing the kitchen TV fixated on Fox News the whole time. There are other news networks. You are allowed to compared and contrast them. Most people just want to hear the news spun a certain way. You should question everything, even your precious news anchor.

  96. A fascist is an extreme right-winger. So he’s accusing Rivera of being a right-winger. And this guy actually has an audience. No wonder they hate education.

  97. Well, it is a lie that people were killed, plural. One unarmed vet was murdered by the capitol police though.

  98. bengaljuice says:
    June 11, 2022 at 8:42 pm
    When did PFT message boards turn into the alt right bozo club?

    —–

    best comment of the day

  99. I despise Ron Rivera for making me agree with Tucker Carlson.

    I think I’m owed damages.

  100. Ashleigh Babbitt was gunned down by a lieutenant of the Capitol Police, and Roseanne Borland was clubbed to death by uniformed officers. Other deaths were not traceable to so-called rioters.

    The damage was minimal, and nothing compared to the BLM-inspired rioting across the country. This is the truth, told by DelRio. But the offense taken was disproportionate.

    DelRio should resign, refuse to pay the fine, and call out Rivera for being a stooge.

  101. Not many constitutional law scholars on PFT. Alternative facts live on. God help us all.

    Mac Jones will rule. Darth Belicheck will rule. The empire strikes back.

  102. People equating the BLM movement to a sitting American president trying to overturn an election, attacking the Congress and staging a coup d’tat of the US Gov’t so he could stay in power are so completely missing the boat. This is how Fox has spun it and people on the right have fell for it.

  103. For those who follow the NFL, I highly encourage you not to follow it anymore. Those that commentate in the media for this league seem to have a high interest in redistributing wealth from highly successful people to less successful people. Just stop following the league is my advice. Turn off your sets, stop patronizing the product in all forms, including ticket sales, and merchandise. Cold turkey. The wrong people are getting paid. Football and sports is an extra. Time to start giving your dollars to products that are needed. The NFL isn’t one of them. A waste of time and money.

  104. Stop following the NFL? Isn’t that cancel culture? Remind me, is cancel culture a good thing or a bad thing?

  105. Land of the free? Was it called that on July 4, 1776?! Right. Right wing people are hypocrites.

  106. Ashlee Babbitt, a veteran, was the only person directly killed that day. One police officer died of a stroke according the ME report and Ron Rivera IS a moron.

  107. I guess I’m in the EXTREME minority here. I like Carlson, Del Rio, and Rivera – all three!

    But I also think Carlson was over the top with his comments – way over. And Del Rio should know enough to be aware of the circumstances in which he speaks. Yeah Jack, your opinion holds water, but you can’t in any way allow the organization to be tied to it. Not a political opinion.

    Rivera is doing what a business manager must do when an employee embarrasses the business.

  108. We’ve known for a very long time that Tucker knows nothing about politics. Now we know he knows even less about pro football. Don’t make waves on subjects besides football unless you are an owner.

  109. Not surprising that many of the same users complaining about JDR being fined and the infringement of his free speech, are telling Joe Burrow to shut up and play football.

  110. An NFL team is a private employer that is free to set the conditions of their workplace. Many private employers have codes of conduct. If you violate them then there may be consequences. If an employee doesn’t like it then they have the freedom to seek employment elsewhere.

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