If Tucker Carlson was employed by a legitimate news network, operated by professionals, he would have been fired long ago.
Tucker Carlson is a disgusting, poor excuse for a human being. His need to be Fox’s number one paid liar, and hold the key spot on the network’s pitiful effort of pretending to be a legitimate news network, resulted in more outrageous lies and misleading conspiracy theories than Sean Hannity accomplished in five years of kissing Trump’s humongous derriere.
His anti-vax position is likely responsible for thousands of unnecessary deaths. His attacks against President Biden are baseless and contribute to the division among our nation’s people. However, his cruel and heartless position on immigration has received many negative responses, and this time it will cost his fake-news network a substantial amount of money.
This is what he said during his Wednesday evening broadcast.
“An unrelenting stream of immigration. But why? Well, Joe Biden just said it, to change the racial mix of the country,” Carlson said after playing a clip of Biden speaking in 2015 about immigration policy. “That’s the reason, to reduce the political power of people whose ancestors lived here, and dramatically increase the proportion of Americans newly-arrived from the third world.”
Over the past couple of weeks, Border Patrol and Homeland Security have been struggling to process a large group of Haitian refugees huddled underneath a Texas bridge.
In response to Carlson’s racist and insensitive remarks, 26 companies have removed their advertising dollars from his broadcast. Some of the companies abandoning Carlson include Norwegian Cruise Lines, Red Lobster, Farmers Insurance, Lexus/Toyota, Mint Mobile, Graze snacks, Samsung, SodaStream, Pfizer’s Robitussin, and SanDisk. Many of these companies called Carlson a racist and a white supremacist. His suggestion that the United States belongs to a single race was unforgivable and mimicked Trump’s beloved neo-Nazi supporters.
Edward Ahmed Mitchell, the national deputy director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, condemned his remarks calling them racist and his entire program a danger to America’s future.
“And for the record, this country does not belong to any racial group, nor does greater diversity harm any individual group. When America welcomes immigrants and embraces diversity, that’s a good thing for everyone,” he added.
Immigration from many nations built America by contributing ideas and skills which built our cities, invented new products, and offered services necessary for growth, as they strived to become citizens of a country built on contributions from men and women from many countries, compassion, and acceptance. Statistics show that in just one or two decades our country will reach a level of diversity in which pure whites will become a minority.
Carlson is one of many extremist right-wing supporters who advocate white nationalism, and are willing to accept the end of democracy and the establishment of a fascist government to support their image of America.
Sadly, Fox will refuse to fire or even chastise Carlson. Their only concerns are increasing advertising revenue, and supporting the extremist group of men and women sitting on the right side of the aisle now known as the Trump Party.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
The Hill: Critics blast Tucker Carlson’s immigration remarks amid border surge; by Dominick Mastrangelo
Hollywood Reporter: ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Loses at Least 26 Advertisers After Immigration Comment; by Jeremy Barr
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