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relief when they emerge safe or alive. he said i doesn't hesitate, i had to get here. you and all of those selfless firefighters who do this every day, you are midnight hero's. most-watched, most trusted, most grateful you spent the evening with us, good night from new york, i'm shannon bream. ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight," it was like a bad but still semiamusing comedy film come to life. federal authorities taking a quick break chasing russian facebook trolls have exposed a large nationwide efforts by actors, lawyers, private equity mobile moguls to game the college admissions process, to cheat and it worked. suddenly unimpressive students became geniuses, totally uncoordinated video game players became crew legendary pole-vault errors. some people even fabricated new racial identities to get it to school.
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trace gallagher has the details for us. >> late today a federal judge in los angeles agree to release actress lori laughlin on a one million-dollar bond, she and her fashion designer husband are charged with paying $500,000 to have their two daughters recruited for the university of southern california crew team despite neither girl knowing how to row. now usc says all applicants connected to this cheating scheme will be denied and those already in school will be reviewed, meaning her 19-year-old daughter olivia jade a youtube star could be kicked out of sc. the hammer is also coming down on coaches and athletic departments, the charity foundation of rick singer, the ringleader of the whole scam who already pleaded guilty shows payments of $338,000 to the nyu athletic department and $546,000 to the university of texas athletic department. there's also a $100,000 contribution to a mysterious
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wentzville enterprise which coincidentally shares the same address as ucla's former soccer coach. coaches and other athletic personnel have been fired or suspended at usc, stanford, wake forest, university of texas, georgetown, yale, and ucla. in other words this scheme was a pay to not play. people who cheated to inflate s.a.t. and act test scores are also being rounded up, talker. >> tucker: trace gallagher, amazing. yet not surprising. two years ago, actress lori laughlin appeared on "the today show" and delivered one of those entirely staged yet seemingly intimate moments that publicists refer to as humanizing. her daughter was going off to college and laughlin wanted us to know that she might be a famous actress with a team of image consultants and personal stylist on call but on some level, she's just like the rest of us. >> so many parents watching i'm sure are going through this
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where they are about to watch a child go off to college, are you preparing for it in any way? >> i think i'm in complete denial, i really am. when i think about it too much, it will make me cry. >> tucker: make me cry, just like the rest of us. in fact, lori laughlin is not like the rest of us, her kids got to do college because she and her husband bribe their way in, taking the spots of kids who worked hard and foolish he believed the system was not rigged. how about those kids? were they grateful for the advantage they received? here is one of her daughters explaining how she feels about going to the university of southern california. >> in the whole college thing, i'm going, i'm living in a dorm with a roommate. i want the experience of game days, partying, i don't really care about school, you guys all know. >> tucker: the whole college thing, i don't really care about school, of course she doesn't. her parents don't care about school either, none of the parents who support this elaborate fraud care about
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school, they care about the credentials that school confers. the school part of school means less every year, with a large curriculum in america becoming a large grotesque joke, even the people who make a living from it know the living well. humanities professors may be the most cynical people in the country, the sociology of miley cyrus, critical texts in white privilege, women's studies. they are mocking us, they've got to be. this is pop art, not education, nobody is pretending otherwise anymore. even as academia descends deeper into absurdity and irrelevance, college degrees have become more valuable than ever. in modern america, only a small percentage of the population succeeds in the end and the pathway to that success, to the world you read about on the internet runs through a relatively small number of elite universities. our ruling class claims legitimacy based on the fact that they have degrees from those places. it's all completely fair, they
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tell us. they are in charge because they won the great meritocratic competition and got into yale. you're not in charge because you didn't. of course they are lying to you, they were never playing by the same rules. ironically, it was felicity huffman who best explain how it actually worked, back when she acted in desperate housewives. >> rules are rules. i can't put him back on the team. >> just one more game. >> i wish i could help. >> you can't bend the rules just once? >> tucker: art mimics life, your kids take high-stakes standardized tests and measure their ability for good or bad. people like felicity huffman certified their children with bogus disabilities to get extra time or they pay someone else to take the test. if your kids have to practice the sport for years to get the attention of college coaches, their kids just pay some fixer to transform them into soccer superstars and pole vaulting
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prodigies great your kids must submit to court a sense quotase action, we are told we must offset the privilege, the blood guilt of others of generations before they were even born. if you fall for that lie, it means you don't have any privilege because people with actual privilege have the knowledge, the money, the connections to make certain that the quota system doesn't hurt them, it benefits them. elizabeth warren did it, she lied about her race, that's how she got tenure at harvard. now she says she has no sympathy for the people who got caught playing the same game she did. >> as a parent, how much sympathy would you have for these parents who are embroiled in this alleged cheating scandal? >> zero. >> tucker: the indictments that just came out don't touch the greatest scandal of all and that's how the mediocre children of the politically powerful on both sides take top spots at the
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top schools without resorting to bribery, they get it for free. they are awarded them for the achievement of being born. that's how chelsea clinton wound up at stanford and oxford and then a hedge fund and mckinsey and on various boards and big companies and then making documentary films nobody ever watched all without having a single original thought ever her in her life. you know what that is? that's an aristocracy disguised as a meritocracy. too few have been punished for it and a few university advisors have been indicted. as far as we know, none have been punished and that's a joke. they knew what was going on, they had to know. what the rest of us don't know but should know is how the college admissions process actually works. what are the rules of it, what are the criteria? who gets in and why? those of the key questions in the whole chain from birth to
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world domination and yet no one will reveal what the recipe is. like all systems built on secrecy and deceit, it's opaque. it should not be opaque, we pay for all of this, all of higher education directly through tuition and then indirectly, billions in tax dollars direct, or in federally backed student loans. open the doors, bring in the sunlight, let's see their books. college is too important to be this corrupt. bradley campbell is a sociologist, the coauthor of the book "the rise of victim and culture" and he joins us now. who was the victim and all of this, in this scam? >> the victims are the students who are not getting places in these schools because people are cheating, that's one of the victims. i look at two ways, as a professor and as somebody who
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teaches students and also as a sociologist who studies but my first reaction is as a professo professor, and also as someone who did not go to an elite college myself, i don't teach at the elite college, i teach at cal state los angeles. if you look at elite colleges, ivy league universities, you find the children of elites, the wealthy people overrepresented. there are 38 colleges including five of the ivy leagues where there are more students for families of the top 1% of income than the bottom 60%. that's the disparities you're talking about. you have my students, they aren't from anywhere close to the top 1% of income and they work hard, many of them are trying to raise families while they are pursuing their education, working jobs and all of these things. on a personal level to see that, it's outrageous to think of
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people who are gaming the system and getting ahead of people who are trying to work colleges. it's still a pathway to success for many people and a hard one for many people who have all kinds of other responsibilities and things going on. >> tucker: we could fix this instantly. people trust the outcome of sporting events because they watch them on tv, it's transparent. you know what happens, you know who won. increasingly people know the whole gateway to the ruling class is controlled by the ruling class and it prevents a lot of people from entering on unfair criteria rated why not just tell us exactly how people are getting in, what the standards are forget again, why not open the books of the admissions department of those 38 schools you just mentioned? >> there's not much transparency in the admissions process and even for people who may be highly qualified and have good applications can still be kind of a crapshoot.
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with the people in the efforts, -- there are always people out there trying to chea cheat, trying to game the system to do things like this. what it reveals is how are people getting ahead? there's a tiny bit of good news, some of it is paying people to take tests so test scores do matter somewhat. at the same time, you see sports being so important, people are paying to get on rosters, you see all these other factors and even when people aren't cheating, it's the rich and wealthy people who have advantages there. they can pay for their children's extracurricular activities, they have the time to do it, they can pay for personal statements and all these other things that matter in college admissions. >> tucker: of course.
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in this case you have kids who only played fortnite pretended to be star bob's letters. robert woodson is a frequent guest on the show and a wise man and we are not to have them tonight. thank you very much for coming on. you have been in and around higher education all your life, with the take away for you, what does this tell you about where you are? >> it amounts to child neglect and child abuse. we are raising children in an entitlement mentality where they feel entitled and so to the parents. one of the most important books that i've read about this and i commend to your viewers is richard watson's book fables of fortune, what rich people have that you don't want in the sequel to that is in title mania
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where he talks about the entitlement mentality. the very fact that we are exempting these children from the opportunity to be agents of their own uplift and as a consequence, people in places like palo alto have a suicide rate six times the national average among teenagers, they are people in that community wearing safety vests at railroad crossings because of a high number of teenagers that feel distressed of meeting expectations. i think it's worse than that, the entitlement mentality that also we exist among low income blacks where the highest death rate is from homicide because reparations is the moral equivalent of what these parents are doing. among blacks. >> tucker: reparations is the moral equivalent of what we are doing but reparations as you
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know, a resurgent idea on the left is suddenly popular. at least one presidential candidate -- two i think, kamala harris and elizabeth warren are calling for reparations, is that good or bad the? it's the most ridiculous proposal i have ever heard. it's important to be constructed, reparations the question is who pays and who gets paid? people don't realize that there were blacks who owned as well, there were 3,700 blacks who owned 12,000, three tribes, the chickasaw tribe, the creek indians, they owned a 3,500. the question for me and the audience should be who pays, do the sons and daughters of those blacks and native americans who owned the, do they pay?
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it's a little more complicated than people are making, what about the whites who came here after slavery, what about the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in the civil war who never owned? i think we ought to take this in consideration when we talk about slavery. it's also providing exemption from personal responsibility. all the problems that black america has come a for someone to say the answer to those challenges are external, let's say we accept the premise that reparations should be paid -- what problem does it solve? if whites pay lacks money on monday and we come back two weeks later, what would be the impact of black on black crime? what would be the impact of drug addiction, about the high dropout rate? i think it's lethal for us to
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just talk about a simplistic remedy so we can do virtual signaling on the issue of race and appear to be champions. what we have done at the woodson center is we believe you should look into black america's past and find out how our ancestors achieved against the odds, whether racial, inequality, or income disparity. we build hospitals and schools. we had solid families. it's important for us not to look back but also look at what are our strengths. frankly, i think black america needs to abandon complaining about what happened in the past and begin to address the enemy within. that's the challenge we face today and we won't do that as long as we are looking to the people we say are our enemies to be our liberators. it's ridiculous.
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>> tucker: thank you for that, i appreciate it. paul manafort was hit with yet another prison sentence, that's how dangerous he is at the age of 70. he may die in prison, we'll tell you why
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♪ >> tucker: paul manafort was sentenced to an additional three and a half years in prison today for crimes for failing to register as a foreign agent under the federal law, that's the law that washington is in no hurry to enforce for anyone else because half the city lobbies for foreign entities. there are a lot of potential offenses washington doesn't seem interested in investigating. the fbi began investigating the president as an insurance policy against him becoming president and that investigation began with almost no evidence against donald trump. we have more on both stories. >> paul manafort looking at spending nearly seven years in prison if you include time served.
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he showed up in washington where the judge said manafort is not a public enemy number one, he is not a victim either. he's sentence for witness tampering and lobbyingg violations, witnesses say he lied after a priorie plea deal. also prosecuted by the special counsel, you get a seven and half year sentence. he has already served nine months. there have been questions about whether president trump would give him a pardon, the president said this from the white house today. >> president trump: i feel badly for him, i think it's a very sad situation. >> if the president were to pardon him, he's still not out of the woods by any w means. charges mirroring the federal ones from virginia, he wouldn'to have the authority to get men a fort out of state charges. new light is shining on lisa
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page's closed-door testimony, new transcripts released this week show along with fox's early reporting that she testified russia collusion was still unproven. the special counsel robert mueller was appointed may 2,017th. today, the obama justice department was called a broken and corrupt machine. >> tucker: michael cavuto is a former advisor to the trump campaign in 2016, he joins us tonight. you watched the sentencing agai again, the second round of sentencing for paul manafort and you saw that one of the charges that he pled to was not registering in the foreign agents registration act, something that nobody in washingtonon does. did you begin to wonder if this was selectivee prosecution? >> wow, nobody knows more than
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you that the left views absolute annihilation is victory and they will stop at nothing to achieve it. they will try to get you fired, try to silence you, or try in my family to ruin your family or even throw your dad in jail. in the meantime, paul manafort is going to jail for a registration charge and his partner on that ukraine project where he was supposed to be breaking the law is tony podesta. as far as we can tell, he hasn't been indicted. even a blind person can see what's going on o here. >> tucker: may i stop you there. was tony podesta registered under the foreign agents registration act, i don't think he was, was he? >> when manafort was called on it, so was tony and they both extemporaneously registered fori it and they thought that was fine t for tony but i guess it didn't look too good for paul manafort.
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it's outrageous and now we see lisa page is testifying, it'swo become more clear than we ever imagined it would become. the mueller report is supposed to be coming to a close and my family has had our lives on pause for two years along with dozens of other families, 81 other people learned this week or last week, it wasn't over in the house either. chairman nadler appears to be starting over this weekend asking for documents. it appears it's going to be a long summer with 81 people being marched in front of the house judiciary committee. >> tucker: are you going back? >> i won't go back, i gave them a quick answer through my attorney to their question for documents, we have no documents that they asked for. i also have the shortest document request of all 81 people but they still asked my attorney if he would present me for testimony.
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they are inviting me and all of us. i've been doing this for two years, i testified for three years under oath, each time the same question, each time it cost me half a year's salary and here we go again just to my family was waiting to press play on our lives. i've got nothingng left, they've taken my business, they punched the living out of my family. the only way they're going to take my freedom from me is if i testify a fourth time under oath and they tear me apart like democrats are won't to do. i'm not willing to do that so i'll takee the fifth and i will keep doing it as long as my families go go fund me holds o. i think some of the other 81 people should do it as well. your network got behind you and i hope people stand up behind m
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me. >> tucker: i guess the lesson is you should have worked for jeb or john kasich. i don't see the feds going after the jeb! campaign. >> he took money from the chinese into is affiliated pack but here we go again. with the russia collusion delusion. you sought just yesterday, chairman adam schiff who was missing all the headlines at camera time, he's saying if the report doesn't come in and as the president tweeted some questions and answer with mueller, he's going to start the whole thing over again. if you don't release the mother report, we are going to rip everybody apart limb from limb. >> tucker: good luck.
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democrats appear to be united in attacking that bad man paul manafort and pursuing investigations but they are split on a major question and it's impeaching the president and the seemingly everything else read john summers is a former communications director and we are happy to havena themn the show, thanks a lot for coming on. i understand the political reasoning behind speaker pelosi's statement the other day that she doesn't want impeachment. but how can you believe as she has said repeatedly that the president as a traitor butng you're not going to impeach him? him? you have to impeach >> you obviously have to have the documentation. we're not going to go toward impeachment unless there's data to support that. i know that she has been in that story, it's not really news because the fact is that's what
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they have been saying. it is all required in order to have impeachment. what the house is doing is exercising their constitutionally mandated -- >> tucker: oversight. pelosi has claimed that trump is guilty of crimes that clearly want impeachment. first among them is colluding with a foreign power. high-profile democrats in positions of leadership has said for two yearsrs conclusively tht the president is guilty of thes these -- >> i don't think that'ss true. >> tucker: it's absolutely true. they said he was a traitor, you remember that? >> i remember people on this very network who were upset with how the president conductedg himself. >> tucker: i'm sure they were. >> that's a separate issue.
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>> tucker: may be there for trumps impeachment too. that is the point i'm making, if you think he is a traitor and you saidut out loud and many democrats did, not just aud handful. don't you have to impeach him? how can you allow a traitor to remain in office when you have this impeachmentnt trial. >> on impeachment is just like a trial, just as you said.ha you have to have evidence and you have to have proof. i don't want donald trump impeached. i don't want to give him that relief, i want him to lose and w want him to lose badly in 2020. i want him to feel every bit of that pain and i don't want there to be any question at all that his loss was legitimate. that is our best way out of it and i think that's the direction we're headed toward in 2020. >> tucker: with that in mind, very quickly. should 16-year-olds have the vote and should noncitizens be allowed to vote in federal
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elections? >> my own personal view is that -- i'm comfortable with 18 or above in order to vote, same as serving in the military, in terms of people who are here illegally, i don't think they should have the right to vote. >> tucker: that puts you on the fascist fringe of yourst pa party. good to see you tonight, thank you. the ceo of wells fargo just went to capitol hill, his bank has done bad things. she is blaming him for oil spills and imprisoning children, is it true? after the break, we'll find out
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♪ >> tucker: tim sloan is the ceo of wells fargo, he appeared before congress yesterday. he is prepared to testify about the many customer abuses his company has been caughtee committing, there is plenty to be said about that.
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he also found himself being interrogated on a different direction by fake revolutionary alexandria ocasio-cortez. >> why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children begin with? >> i don't know how to answer that question because we weren' weren't. >> tucker: in other words, your question is bonkers. she went on to suggest the ceo of wells fargo should be held responsible for any oil spills that o occur since his bank migt make loans to the companies that build oil pipelines. in fact, her fervor got so out of control that she then suggested wells fargo should pay for damage caused by the keystone xl pipeline which wells fargo did not finance and which does not exist yet. >> since wells fargo finance the building of this pipeline in an environmentally unstable way,
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why shouldn't the bank to be held responsible for financing the cleanup of the disasters from these projects? >> which pipeline are you referring to? >> either. >> we were not involved in the financing of the xl pipeline, we were one of the 17 or 19 backs that was involved in the financing of the dakota access a pipeline. >> tucker: melissa francis cohosts outnumbered and she is a friend of ours, she joins us tonight. what do you make of that? >> proud to be on with you tonight. this is the newest game of gotcha you drag someone up for a beating and you beat them about things that may or may not be related to their business. we decided to do an exhaustive fact-check of both what she said and our interpretation of what we thought she was trying to sa say. she's talking about the caging of children and as she looked
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through it, he looked befuddled and rightly so, there was one company that wells fargo was involved with that they provided financing to this company that built one detention center under president obama and they sent us so many photos of it, it has no cages and it's much nicer than any school my child has ever attended or summer camp good from what we saw, it's lovely. there are definitely no children that are separated in any way from their families. they also build the facility under president obama and it looked nice. the premise of the question was a gotcha that seemed to have no connection. it just wasn't one of them and on the pipeline question, she named a pipeline that doesn't exist so you give her the benefit of the doubt and he pivots to one that does exist,
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along with a bunch of other banks. the premise is iffy provided finance, if the operator does something down the line you're bad, that's like saying if i killed someone at my house, you should put in jail the mortgage worker at the bank gave me the loan. it seems like there is enough to pick on, why are you pivoting to issues? >> tucker: petroleum is a sin and anybody who has the taint of sin should be punished, maybe that's the way she's looking at it. >> it's the shortcut, easy gotcha. they don't really care about the facts, was the company that's in private business, private prison
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id tness, did they build something like that? it didn't matter, they had some contract somewhere. if you're even close to any of these things you are immediately guilty of the worst degree. >> tucker: melissa francis, it's always great to see you. >> mortgage brokers, watch out you could be in big trouble. >> tucker: good to see you. boeing 737, the new model has been grounded around the world. are the planes safe to fly or aren't they safe to fly? that's not clear and we are going to hope to get a little more on it after the break. they're our parents...
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two fatal crashes. >> thousands of americans are flying in a plane that has been grounded in most of the world. >> the u.k., france, germany among the countries now grounding the new boeing max eight. tonight, why they are still flying in the u.s. >> tucker: the panic in the grounding that resulted today is a golden opportunity for china and the e.u.'s manufacturer airbus to crowd out the united states from aircraft manufacturing, it's one of the few industries in the world where this country enjoys global supremacy. are they behind it? how could they not be? the question is is a 737 really an unsafe plan a question mark michael pearson is an aircraft controller and a trusted source on this question, thanks a lot for coming on. the obvious question is, is there something inherently wrong with the aircraft and it's not simply pilot error, why haven't you seen them in the united states?
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>> three things lead to accidents. human error, pilots, traffic controllers, structures, power plants, or software. what's happened, aircraft systems, the software has become incredibly complex. it is the 737 a safe airplane? yes. it's been the most used in highest number of miles flown aircraft for decades in its various generations. i believe there is an issue likely on the software side that will be fixed and more importantly, talk to the pilots and the aircrews. i think what happened has been unfortunate, i believe the 737 including the max series are safe aircraft. i think some changes need to be made to training and how to handle these situations and certainly software adaptations that i believe the faa is
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working on today. >> tucker: it's going to coste boeing billions of dollars, was there another way to do it? >> i think president trump took the appropriate action in grounding. the key is how long the grounding is for and how long the grounding is for. bowling has already gotten negative press for this series of events. i'm not sure how much more of an effect, the stock price is already down. i think president trump did the appropriate thing erring on the side of caution when human life is at stake. that's what i stated before, the training issue, the probable cause for any accident,
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hopefully -- how proactive is the faa. there is approximately a series of airplanes being grounded, approximately 250-280 flights per day, it's certainly not good and it's going to affect the bottom line revenue each one of these airlines negatively. it's going to impact people across the country to fly two, three, four, five groundings and the flying public, i think it's a small price to pay to prevent another horrible incident from occurring. >> tucker: if that's what the stakes are, for sure. you're always rooting for one of the less dominant american industries. >> you bet. >> tucker: jetliners are the
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only danger that could beg lurking in daily life, wireless communications areca everywhere for it in the form of cell phones and bluetooth headphones they are right against your own brain. hundreds of scientists have just warned that wireless headphones could increase people's cancer risk by exposing the human body to unsafe levels of radiation. keep in mind, very little is known about this because there hasn't been a ton of testing. i is it worth being afraid? dr. marc siegel is our medical correspondent in the first person we asked and he joins us tonight. i guess the first thing to note in the story i read this morning, it's not really known what the effect of bluetooth headphones are. >> we are getting there, the national institutes of health last year looked at rats and mice and found out that rats with prolonged exposure have increase risk of heart cancer,rt certain brain cancers with prolonged exposure but that's what our kids are getting.
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prolonged exposure, we don't have it yet in humans but we are talking about ways that are like microwaves. radio-frequency rays like microwaves and with bluetooth headsets you're beaming it across your brain. your chances of prolonged use causing increased cancer, i think it has to be carefully looked at and i don't think the scientists, 250 scientists over 40 countries our way out on this. that's just one issue, they aree changing the cells. another issue is adhd is on the increase, attention deficit disorder among people that use these headsets and a study out of brazil is shown you are more likely to have ringing in the ears if you use these headsets. my kids, i can't even get them to answer me, i don't know about yours but they won't even answer me and now i find out they are health risks. >> tucker: i don't understand how apple could introduce and market a product like this which
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has since become ubiquitous without knowing whether they give people brain cancer. >> the answer is we've always known that it's the distance from the head that matters the most. how far away and that's whatho they always said.y cell phone users that keep it away from your head but now it's on your head. we don't know because nobody has done a long-term study in humans yet and we are only just starting with the rats. the reason you are seeing this outcry is because the study in animals. male rats only, females were okay i don't know why that is. we have to see more and more research on this and there is reason like depression and anxiety that occurs from prolonged use, cutting off contact, lack of communication. with your parents, your peers, your teachers. i'm not for this and i don't think it's harmless. there is no evidence that low intensity radiation, radio-frequency waves like this actually disrupt the cells of the way that ultraviolet light
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does, it's not up at that level but belong to use, 350 million headsets were sold last year. we've got to study this more, i'm a little concerned about it. >> tucker: i don't know the answer, i'm hardly a position but i'm amazed nobody's asking the question. the left is now entirely gauged in destroying the first amendment and imposing totalitarian outrage culture on this country but they are putting their own well-being at risk and we have at least one example after the break
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♪ >> tucker:♪ chris hayes is an anchor over at msnbc, the one with the glasses. his political views aren't very interesting, cringing hipster sensitivity burnished with low-grade academic buzzwords,
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pretty banal stuff. he always seemed like a decent guy personally, he didn't seem like a hater, it was hard to imagine him promoting open racism or anti-semitism or it was hard to imagine until the other night, that's when he invited a man called angelo karas onto his show, he runs media matters, and almost everyg day issues outrageous press releases accusing other people of bigotry. because everything is irony, he is himself unenthusiastic bigots. we know this for sure because he has written about itus extensively. it turns out foror years, he maintained a racist blog, one post entitled tranny paradise, addressed a story from thailand, carusone objected this was even a story and ridiculed south asians as inherently ugly andd poor.
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"is the writer a tranny lover to? or perhaps he's trying to wjustify how these trannies tricked these bangladeshis in the first place. what was he doing with 7,000 worth of stuff, the guys bangladeshi. "in another post, he described how a male coach at a japanese high school had sexually abused female players, people in japan were horrified by this understandably. carusone was not. his advice "lighten up, japs." in a frenzy of racism, he heaped praise on a former ku klux klan leader. in still another post from the same period, he described a jewish man as being handsome, "despite his jewry." he didn't like the man's political views but attributed them to "his possession of several bags of jewish o gold."
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according to angelo carusone, jewish gold is a problem. media matters are to issue a press release about this, they've done a lot more for ane lot less and yet somehow, this is the remarkable part, chris hayeses managed to pretend that none of this ever happened. he is never mentioned the "jewish gold," he never said a word about the japs or the trannies or the ku klux klan, or even the dirty bangladeshis who deserve what they got no matter tranny whatt the lovers say. he even directed his viewers to carusone's website. >> all of that can be found at media matters website so you can get the full clip simple contex context. >> tucker: amazing, if a guy with a history of ranting about jewish gold came on your show, would you ask him about it? would you challenge them on at? how could you not, you would
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feel morally obligated but chris hayes didn't come of that you a lot. to be clear, we are not calling for either of these people to be imprisoned or executed or even fired from their high-paying jobs. we aren't planning to organize an advertiser boycott against them, we want to pick at theiric offices with bullhorns, we want to their children. we do think you should know what they are actually like an end chris hayes' case it's depressing to find out, it turns out you never really know who people are. joe concha writes about media for the hill and he joins us tonight. if you wentt on someone so to talk about how someone had said naughty things 15 years ago but you had kept a blog in which you used the kind of stereotypes and racial attacks this guy had to end referred to jewish gold and the japs, wouldn't at some point think it's hypocritical, i can't do this? >> i would think that would happen if i knew that the interviewer had challenged me on those things.
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it's i a classic case of pushina narrative byby engaging in the worst kind of bias, the bias of omission. this service completely to msnbc viewers. the hill has reached out to the media matters precedent as have many other news organizations and he isn'tat talking. you have to feel sorry for them, how would you feel if somebody went back into your past and the things you said ten or 15 years ago and demanded that you get taken off the air. you have to feel sorry for the guy. >> tucker: it would be tough.t i want to be absolutely clear, i don't care what he wrote on his dumb blog, he's a terrible writer, he's kind of dumb. i don't care at all. if he hurt an actual person, that would interest me. his dumb opinions interest me not at all, i'm not suggesting he or anybody else should be punished for what he wrote 15 years ago but that's because i'm not a progressive and about hysterical.
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who cares? how can you use this guy as an expert witness on bigotry with a blog like that? .>> there are people on the left who are talking about how obscene this is, these fishing expeditions, there is a leftist writer namediv freddie deboer who came up with a phenomenal phrase called offense archaeology. go to any space concerned with social justice, endless surveillance. everyone is to be judged, everyone is under suspicion. that's what liberalism is now, the search for bad, he's doing bad things like offense archaeologists, great saying. nobody likes this, on the left or the right, going back into people's pasts and finding things to destroy their careers and that's one of the reasons. >> tucker: it's disgusting, that whole thing. you've been in this business a long time, if there's one group
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of people who shouldn't be throwing stones about their personal lives, probably the national press corps, right? >> of course.ba we all have done bad things and wein can go back and find something that's bad. the bottom line with media matters, they have no leg to stand on, joy reid madey homophobic, anti-semitic comments, they said it didn't meet the threshold for them to call for boycotts of her and now obviously it's what's happening with you. you made some of your statements while you were at msnbc and maybe that is the reason why it caused a ripple, you did make them on national radio. these are on national radio,. it's amazing. >> tucker: they fired me, i couldn't have stayed. great to see you tonight. we are out of time, back tomorrow, the show that's a sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink, but it's not over. we have goodd news for you
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tonight, by special arrangement live from new york city, taking over the 9:00 p.m. hour starting >> sean: how about the american people are smart. we let them decide what to listen to. you and rush -- all right. great show, tucker. hang in there.r we're doing -- we're all behind you. welcome to hannity. day two of the scandal that's now rocking the entire world of higher education. dozens of wealthy families, business executives, and hollywood celebrities caught ringing the system paying huge bribes fixing s.a.t. and a.c.t. scores. kids gain admission into some of the america's top universities.

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