Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has become an unstoppable force in recent days, and the mainstream media and leftist activists can’t stand it. Carlson’s comments about the Kenosha riots on Wednesday evening touched a nerve amongst leftists, and they’re now mounting yet another campaign to get him removed from the network.
During his Wednesday evening monologue, Carlson offered his take on 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who allegedly traveled from his home in Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin to defend businesses threatened by the riots currently consuming the city.
Rittenhouse reportedly shot three people — two fatally — while standing guard outside a Kenosha storefront, and has now been charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide.
Carlson commented on Wednesday:
Are we really surprised this looting and arson accelerated to murder? How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would? Everyone can see what was happening in Kenosha. It was getting crazier by the hour.
Twitter immediately erupted into furious cries for Carlson to be fired and for Americans to boycott Fox for ever daring to air his show, and mainstream media outlets such as CNN and The Guardian accused Carlson of defending Rittenhouse’s actions.
“I will answer @TuckerCarlson,” gun control activist Fred Guttenberg tweeted. “My daughter was killed by an 18 year with an AR 15. Just walked into her school. Tucker, you are a f***ing lunatic who will get people killed. I hope advertisers dropp you immediately today. You should be removed for the safety of our kids.”
Former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tweeted “If they don’t take action after this, every one of Fox News’s executives, directors, and advertisers is complicit in Tucker Carlson’s racist, murderous rants.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted on Thursday “A domestic terrorist executed two people, and according to Tucker and his supporters this is “maintaining order.” Their murderous rants have inspired many mass shooters and now they aren’t even trying to distance themselves from it, they are excusing it. God help us.”
Carlson has become one of the most — if not the most — powerful voices on the right in recent months and leftists are desperate to take him down. This isn’t the first time a campaign to fire Carlson has taken off, and it certainly won’t be the last.