Fox News host Tucker Carlson says concerns about white supremacy are a hoax, saying, “It’s actually not a real problem in America.” Um, only a white supremacist would say that.
“It’s actually not a real problem in America. The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in this country would be able to fit inside a college football stadium,” Carlson said.
Tucker Carlson: White supremacy is "actually not a real problem in America." Calling white supremacy and issue is "a hoax" and "a conspiracy theory used to divide the country" pic.twitter.com/ydzmJ0L7UI
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 7, 2019
This is further proof that Fox News is a stomping ground for the very worst elements in this country and that is what Donald Trump consumes and spits out on a daily basis.
Carlson is hardly the only Fox News personality airing his white grievance every night. Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity also push this vile and dangerous rhetoric. Advertisers on Carlson’s show and others on Fox News should face boycotts from their customers.
Reaction on Twitter:
re: Tucker Carlson's white supremacy segment — generally, racists hate being called racist and they hate that the ideology they promote on their prime time show incites violence. The playbook they use makes it hard to call it out because it allows them to feign outrage. @CNN ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/7u4El5epkd
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) August 7, 2019
"Tucker Carlson is literally our greatest ally." — Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, The Daily Stormer.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 7, 2019
The El Paso shooter’s manifesto was almost indistinguishable from a Tucker Carlson monologue. 22 people are dead because of the same white supremacist talking points he espouses on TV. Of course Tucker doesn’t think white supremacy is a problem. He’s its spokesperson.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 7, 2019
.@donlemon just played the video of Tucker Carlson claiming white supremacy is "not a real problem" in America and "a hoax" and asked "is that not the dumbest thing you've ever heard"? pic.twitter.com/Uu67TdmIh7
— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 7, 2019
white supremacy is definitely a hoax, as white supremacist tucker carlson says. oh by the way, here is a recreation of the room where george washington, the first president of the united states, had the black people he owned sleep every night pic.twitter.com/Oi5XfmVwxm
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 7, 2019
At some point, it will be obvious to most of its viewers that Fox News has been egregiously lying to them about Trump/Russia. To recover from that day of reckoning, painful sacrifices will have to be made. Sean Hannity will be one. Tucker Carlson will be another. #inevitable
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) August 7, 2019