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Shepard Smith Ordered to Stand Down After Feud with Tucker Carlson

Smith was ordered to back down after a back-and-forth with primetime ratings kingpin Tucker Carlson.

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Liberal Fox News daytime host Shepard Smith has been ordered by channel management to back down Thursday after a heated feud with the station’s flagship host, Tucker Carlson, according to Vanity Fair.

Smith had been making sanctimonious stabs at Carlson, evidently taking offense to a guest(President Trump’s former lawyer, Joe DiGenova) who had referred to Andrew Napolitano as a “fool.” It’s unclear why such mild and slightly heated rhetoric was enough to send Smith into a conniption, but he referred to Tucker as “repugnant” for declining to defend Napolitano.

Not one to take holier-than-thou lectures from an elitist liberal who somehow has remained a mainstay at Fox despite holding political positions that one might expect to see at CNN or MSNBC, Tucker fired back. Carlson made it clear Smith was speaking as a liberal partisan, as opposed to a supposedly neutral spectator.

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Smith appeared ready to continue agitating the inter-network feud before being shut down on the matter by Fox management. Senior Fox News executives are said to have threatened the progressive infiltrator with termination if he continues to wage a campaign against Tucker.

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It’s not as if Carlson wouldn’t be willing to expose Smith’s record as an unreliable and dishonest Democratic partisan if he so desired. The midday presenter is beloved by progressives who can’t stomach Fox unless he’s presenting his preferred brand of stealth narrative “journalism.”

But Fox viewers deserve better than a deceptive liberal who embraces the notion of being an objectively neutral journalist. Carlson doesn’t make such a claim, openly admitting his preferred political positions and generally eschewing the term “journalist.”

Shepard Smith will supposedly face termination if he continues tarnishing his network’s brand in the eyes of its viewers. But it’s more than likely there will be a cushy, six-figure spot waiting for him at CNN and MSNBC should he be given the boot, where he’ll be free to call conservatives racist endlessly and demand Trump’s impeachment to the sounds of liberal applause.

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City of Denver Unanimously Votes to Rename Columbus Park “La Raza Park”

There might come a time when nothing in the US is named after Christopher Columbus.

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The Denver City Council unanimously voted to rename Columbus Park last week Monday, and now it will be named “La Raza Park.”

“La raza” is Spanish for “the race,” which has connotations with Latino identity politics. A Denver Post article tells us that the phrase “viva la raza” (long live the race) was the “rallying cry of the Chicano movement in the 1960s and ’70s.” The Chicano Movement encouraged Mexican ethnic and cultural solidarity with a particular emphasis on their indigenous heritage. The movement, however, rejected assimilation and thus the term “Mexican-American,” essentially branding themselves as the Hispanic version of the Black Power movement.

Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval claims that the unanimous vote was an act of officially naming a park that has “always” been unofficially called by its new name. “La raza is a word of unity and about celebrating community,” she said without a hint of irony.

The reason for officially renaming the park is about what you’d expect, namely because Christopher Columbus is irredeemably associated with colonialism and genocide and is thus not fit to be honored in any way, shape, or form.

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Arturo Gonzalez, a retired professor, said that “Mexican Chicanos and Indigenous peoples have suffered genocide over the last 500 years. We live with that trauma. We continue to live with that trauma.”

Renaming parks, buildings, and schools that were previously named after so-called “problematic” or “white supremacist” historical figures is nothing new, of course, but the practice has accelerated over the past several months due to the hysteria following the George Floyd riots.

Big League Politics has covered many instances of this phenomenon. One of the most recent instances included a San Francisco school district renaming Abraham Lincoln High School because black lives apparently “didn’t matter” to him:

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