The left wants Fox News’ most successful anchor dropped from the network. Here we go again.
The Anti-Defamation League is calling for Tucker Carlson to be fired, asserting that he defended white supremacy, The Washington Times reported. Jonathan Greenblatt, head of ADL, said in a letter to the network that Carlson’s “rhetoric was not just a dog whistle to racists – it was a bullhorn.”
The letter asserted that Carlson has made many anti-immigrant comments and is skeptical that white supremacy is even real, according to the Associated Press piece. Greenblatt stated that “given his long record of race-baiting, we believe it is time for Carlson to go.”
The statement that roiled the organization the most had to do with Carlson’s assertion that allowing people who come to the country illegally to eventually vote dilutes citizens’ votes. Because he used the word “replaced” to make his point, the ADL linked it with a white supremacist theory that laments how people of color are replacing whites.
That’s not at all how Carlson was saying it, of course. In a subsequent appearance on “Fox News Primetime,” Carlson confronted the outrage over his statements and explained his position.
“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 of voters now casting ballots with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” Carlson told host Mark Steyn. He then compared the situation to what would happen in a family.
“Look, if this was happening in your house, if you were in sixth grade, for example, and without telling you, your parents adopted a bunch of new siblings and gave them brand new bikes and let them stay up later and helped them with their homework and gave them twice the allowance that they gave you, you would say to your siblings, ‘You know, I think we are being replaced by kids that our parents love more,'” Carlson said. “It would be kind of hard to argue against you because look at the evidence. So, this matters on a bunch of different levels but on the most basic level, it’s a voting rights question,” he explained.
Carlson said that Democracy relies on “one person, one vote” to survive. “If you change the population, you dilute the political power of the people who live there,” he explained. “So every time they import a new voter, I become disenfranchised as a current voter.”
Although it’s the first time the ADL has gone after him, Carlson was previously under fire for his 2019 comments that white supremacy was a hoax. Now that he has been targeted as a white supremacist for a comment that was really about the larger context of voting rights and the illegal immigration problem, it’s proven his point.
Even if Carlson is wrong and white supremacy does exist, it is certainly applied too liberally. It seems the only real litmus test is whether the person is stating something the left doesn’t believe in — then it’s not just wrong, it’s racist.