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I think it is wonderful when two people who have been historically and adamantly at odds can finally find common ground.

Tucker Carlson and I have finally reached détente.

Emails reveal that Carlson told Fox staffers in 2021, “I hate Trump passionately.”

Me, too, TC!  High five!

“…Come together…right now…..”

Carlson also wrote to his staff, “We are very close to being able to ignore him (Trump) on most nights.”

But they didn’t, of course. They continued to lie, because lying is the cornerstone of Fox’s business model. Notice I did not reference Fox’s “news model,” because Fox has proved, and confessed, that it is not a news organization.

Fox says that Dominion’s $1.6 billion dollar defamation suit is a “distortion.”

Dominion responds that, “The emails, texts and deposition testimonies speak for themselves.”

Indeed they do. Fox mogul Rupert Murdock was asked directly, “Do you believe that Dominion was involved in a massive and coordinated effort to steal the 2020 presidential election?”

“No.”

Game, set, match, tournament.

That clears the very high bar of “actual malice” required to win a defamation suit against a media organization.

“Settle,” the suit?  Why would Dominion do that? This is a finger-roll. And I look forward to additional loads of Fox’s dirty laundry being exposed in a six-week trial.

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Paul's Bio

I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.