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Conan O’Brien spotlighted the news that the TSA failed to detect weapons in 95 percent of tests through airport security. But as a “real” TSA agent explained, just look at how easy it is to get fooled here.

Seth Meyers also commented on the news about the TSA — after all the money spent and crushing inconveniences for travelers, in order to make us think we were safer.

The Daily Show highlighted everything that has gone wrong in Iraq — and the fact that the people who got it all wrong in the first place are the ones talking about everything that President Obama is getting wrong now. Thus, Jon Stewart presents a new slogan: “Learning Curves Are For P*****s!”

Jon Stewart also looked at all the media coverage of Caitlyn Jenner — and the real social progress here: That transgender women are now so accepted, they can now be totally objectified on TV, too. “Caitlyn Jenner, congratulations — welcome to being a woman in America.”

Jimmy Kimmel highlighted Donald Trump’s upcoming big announcement — and wondered if it might be connected to another recent celebrity news story.

Jimmy Fallon also looked at the “Pros and Cons” of Donald Trump running for president:

Larry Wilmore reported on the Supreme Court’s decision this week that threw out a conviction over threatening Facebook posts — and he reacted in horror at the news of which Supreme Court Justice he’s agreeing with now.

James Corden took a shift working at a kosher butcher shop. He had a great time — if he didn’t entirely know what he was doing.

Blake Neff

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Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters

On July 10, CNN's Oliver Darcy reported that Blake Neff, the top writer for Tucker Carlson's prime-time Fox News show, had been anonymously posting racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and other offensive content on an online forum for five years. Neff used racist and homophobic slurs, referred to women in a derogatory manner, and pushed white supremacist content while writing for Carlson's show. Neff resigned after CNN contacted him for comment.

As Darcy reported, in an interview with the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Neff claimed anything Carlson read during his show was initially drafted by him. Darcy also found instances where there was "some overlap between the forum and the show," as sometimes the "material Neff encountered on the forum found its way on to Carlson's show."

During a 2018 appearance on Fox's The Five to promote his book Ship of Fools, Carlson mentioned Neff by name, calling him a "wonderful writer." Carlson also included Neff in the acknowledgments of the book.


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Before joining Fox News, Neff worked at The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet that Carlson co-founded. The outlet has published a number of white supremacists, anti-Semites, and bigots.


Carlson has a long history of promoting white supremacist content on his show. His show has featured many guests who have connections to white supremacy and far-right extremism. Carlson has regularly been praised by Neo-Nazis and various far-right extremist figures, and he's been a hero on many white supremacist podcasts. Users of the extremist online message boards 4chan and 8chan have repeatedly praised Carlson.

The manifesto released by the gunman who killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas, in 2019 was strewn with content that echoed talking points from Carlson's show. Days after the shooting, Carlson declared that calling white supremacy a serious issue is a "hoax" as it is "actually not a real problem in America."

Carlson has been hemorrhaging advertisers following his racist coverage of the Black Lives Matters movement and the recent protests against police brutality. Now that we know his top writer was using content from white supremacist online message boards for Carlson's show, it is more imperative than ever that advertisers distance their brands away from this toxicity.