Anti-Defamation League chief Jonathan Greenblatt accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson of championing an “antisemitic, racist and toxic” idea in a guest appearance on the network, but seems to have not actually watched the segment.
“Tucker must go,” Greenblatt tweeted on Friday above a video clip of Carlson’s guest appearance on Mark Steyn’s primetime show the evening before. The clip was posted by Media Matters for America (MMFA) researcher Nikki McCann Ramirez, who said Carlson gave a “passionate defense” of “white replacement theory.”
The outraged ADL CEO called it a “white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of non-whites” that is “antisemitic, racist and toxic.” …
Had he actually watched the nearly two-minute segment, Greenblatt might have heard Carlson literally deny that his position had anything to do with the notion.
“Everyone wants to make a racial issue out of it: Oooh, the ‘white replacement theory’ – No, no no. This is a voting rights question,” Carlson told Steyn.
He even prefaced the comment by saying that “the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical” if anyone uses the term “replacement” to describe what he said was the Democrats importing immigrants to “dilute” the votes of existing Americans — of all colors and creeds, he implied. …
Last month, CNN declared Carlson “the new Donald Trump” – seeking to cast the Fox News host as the mainstream media’s new object of hate after the 45th US president was banished from the public sphere. …
Tucker Carlson Tonight’ … was the most-watched cable news program of the week, according to the latest Nielsen Research numbers. This helped Fox “dominate” other basic cable networks by a wide margin – with 2.2 million average primetime viewers compared to the 1.6 million of runner-up MSNBC.
CNN was bringing up the rear with a mere million average viewers, in sixth place behind the sports channel ESPN and Home and Garden TV.
Some truths cannot be mentioned any more. Only the fantasies of the new woke religion are allowed in public.
If they can cancel Trump as soon as he leaves office, they can cancel Tucker. And so on down the line. The nail that sticks out furthest will get hit the hardest, until no nails stick out — unless we all stick out!
hat-tip Stephen Neil