Fox News star Tucker Carlson is a perpetual target for cancellation by the left and recent statements about the numerous riots over the last year have re-ignited the mob.
On Wednesday, Carlson pointed out the similarities between left’s handling of the January 6th Capitol riots and the George Floyd riots of 2020. Now, the left is pressuring Fox once again to fire Carlson for his boldly politically incorrect observations.
Carlson declared on Wednesday that the left is lying about both the George Floyd riots and the Capitol riots, using their power in the media to manipulate the American people into supporting their cause. Carlson explained:
In many places, the known facts bear no resemblance to the story they’re telling. They’re just flat out lying. … Think back to last spring, beginning of Memorial Day, BLM and their sponsors in corporate America completely changed this country. They changed this country more in five months than it changed in the previous 50 years. How’d they do that? They use the sad death of a man called George Floyd to upend our society.
Months later, we learned that the story they told us about George Floyd’s death was an utter lie. There was no physical evidence that George Floyd was murdered by a cop. The autopsy showed that George Floyd almost certainly died of a drug overdose, fentanyl, but by that point, facts didn’t matter, it was too late. Cities had been destroyed, along with the fabric of this country itself. Scores of people had been killed. Democratic partisans used a carefully concocted myth, a lie, to bum rush America into overturning the old order and handing them much more power. It worked flawlessly. So why wouldn’t they do it again?
The backlash for the observation was immediate. Twitter exploded in accusations of white supremacy, and activist groups are calling on large Fox advertisers like Cadillac, Verizon, General Motors, Amazon, and Sandals Resort to yank their support for the network unless Carlson is canceled.
leftist activist group Sleeping Giants tweeted on Wednesday: “HORRENDOUS: If you’re still advertising on Fox News, you are sponsoring and attaching your brand to conspiracies and racism. Full stop,” adding “Advertising isn’t just trying to reach audiences. It’s an investment in more of the content you’re paying for. These brands can’t have it both ways. You’re either FOR racial justice and against white supremacy or you’re not. By sponsoring Fox News, you’re not.”
Carlson has been the target of cancellation pushes dozens of times over the years due to similar accusations whenever Tucker dares to contradict the mainstream narrative.
As the Federalist’s Jordan Davidson pointed out, “Carlson was right about Hunter Biden. He was right about last summer’s destructive riots. He was right about the corporate media’s treatment of former President Donald Trump. And he was right about how Washington, the corporate media, corporations, and other institutions exploited and manufactured a narrative about Floyd’s death to accomplish political goals.”
As one of the most popular shows on television, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is unlikely to go anywhere precisely because of his unabashed courage in the face of cancel culture, causing leftists to whip themselves up into nearly uncontrollable rages on the regular.