Tucker Carlson Defends White Supremacist Theory, ADL Says He ‘Must Go’
How many racist statements does it take to get one cable TV pundit fired? If you’re Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, there may not be an answer to that question — yet.
Carlson is at the center of yet another controversy regarding racist statements, this time for vigorously defending a white supremacist theory that has already been linked to several deadly mass shootings. The pundit passionately defended the “Great Replacement theory,” which is the “white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of non-white,” tweeted Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
On “Fox News Primetime,” Carlson and guest-host Mark Steyn defended those who believe the white race is in danger of being replaced and eradicated by immigrants and minorities.
“Now, I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” Carlson said. “But they become hysterical because that’s what's happening actually. Let’s just say it. That’s true.”
The Fox News host went on to say that “changing the population” ultimately “dilute[s] the political power of the people,” clearly referring to white people like himself. Carlson told viewers that he becomes “disenfranchised as a current voter” every time “they import a new voter” and the left is diluting the power he is guaranteed at birth as an American of “one man, one vote.”
(via The Daily Beast): The racist killers behind the El Paso and Christchurch massacres, for instance, both left behind manifestos in which they wrote at length about the theory. The shooter responsible for murdering 11 Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh openly believed that George Soros and Jewish humanitarian aid groups were bringing Central American migrants (“invaders,” as he referred to them) to the United States in order to “kill our people,” the white race.
Greenblatt called for Fox News to fire Carlson the morning after the show, referencing how the concept Carlson defended was clearly connected to the aforementioned mass murders.
“It is antisemitic, racist and toxic. It has informed the ideology of mass shooters in El Paso, Christchurch and Pittsburgh,” the ADL leader wrote. “Tucker must go.”