3 days after a man who espoused anti-Hispanic views killed 22 people in El Paso, Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed on air that white supremacy is ‘a hoax.’ pic.twitter.com/PZnvpmC73U
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 8, 2019
Courtesy of WaPo:
In his ongoing and remarkably successful quest to be the worst of the Fox News nighttime hosts, Tucker Carlson hit a new low on his Tuesday show.
White supremacy, he claimed, isn’t a real problem in America: “This is a hoax, just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power.” (Let’s set aside, for a moment, the truth that the Russian attacks on America’s voting integrity, to help Donald Trump become president, are anything but a hoax, as the Mueller report made abundantly clear.)
And, Carlson insisted, he has empirical evidence: “I’ve lived here 50 years and I’ve never met anybody, not one person who ascribes to white supremacy,” he said, adding, “I don’t know a single person who thinks that’s a good idea.”
Really? I’m pretty sure that he has both met and interviewed Donald Trump.
Now after this screed Carlson came under attack from…well form just about everyone.
However one perons eagerly came to his defense.
Tucker is RIGHT! White Supremacy is a ZioMedia Conspiracy Theory! The term is itself a lie. Millions of White activists are NOT “supremacists” We seek NOT to oppress or destroy any race! Human Rights for all – EVEN FOR WHITE PEOPLE! Stop antiWhite racism!https://t.co/vY0knfD0Xx
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 7, 2019
Yep, that is David Duke former Grand Dragon of the Klu Klux Klan coming to the defense of the guy who calls white supremacy a hoax.
Now for some reason, can’t imagine why, Carlson has suddenly decided to go on a vacation.
Courtesy of CNN:
Facing mounting controversy for declaring the very real problem of white supremacy in America to be a “hoax,” Tucker Carlson announced at the end of his Wednesday night Fox News show that he will be taking a vacation.
“By the way,” he said, “I am taking several days off — headed to the wilderness to fish with my son.” Carlson added, “Politics is important, fishing with your son, sometimes more important. So I’m doing it.”
Of course according to the Fox News spokespeople this vacation has been in the works all along, and the timing means nothing.
But we ahve seen this before.
Bill O’Reilly went on a vcacation after being accused of sexual misconduct and never came back.
Jeanine Pirro went on a sudden vacation after saying some terrible things on the air, and after many weeks finally limped her way back onto the airwaves.
We will have to see if Carlson’s vacation is a temporary one, or a permanent one, but I can almost guarantee that he will not be calling white supremacy a hoax on his Fox News show ever again.