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New Calls for Fox News to Fire Tucker Carlson Over “Replacement Theory” | Fox News


After the Anti-Defamation League renewed its call for Tucker Carlson to be fired from Fox News for voicing the racist “great replacement” theory on immigration, the primetime host had a terse response: “Fuck it.”

Carlson was speech to former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Sirius XM. Made the comments in question in your program on wednesday what averages more than 3 million viewers per night.

Claiming that the Biden administration was trying to “change the racial mix of the country,” Carlson said: “In political terms, this policy is called ‘the great replacement,’ the replacement of inherited Americans with more obedient people from far away countries.

“They brag about it all the time, but if you dare say it’s happening they will yell at you with utmost hysteria.”

The “grand replacement theory” originated from the extreme right. The perpetrators of recent mass shootings have cited iterations of the theory in “manifestos” that attempt to justify their actions.

Carlson raised the theory in April, claiming it was not racist but a matter of tough politics. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called for Carlson to be fired.

Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation, responded: “Mr. Carlson condemned and rejected the replacement theory. As Mr. Carlson himself said… ‘White replacement theory? No, no, this is a question of voting rights. ‘

This week, Greenblatt repeated his call.

“For Tucker Carlson to spread the toxic, anti-Semitic and xenophobic ‘grand replacement theory’ is a disgusting and dangerous abuse of his platform.

“If it was somehow not clear enough earlier to Fox News executives that Carlson was openly embracing the talking points of white nationalists, let last night’s episode be a case and a point.”

The Council on American Islamic Relations he also said that Carlson should be fired.

Kelly asked Carlson how he felt when “indeed, the ADL is coming after you.”

“The ADL?” Carlson said, laughing. “Fuck them.”

The ADL, he said, “was a noble organization that had a very specific goal, which was to fight anti-Semitism, and that is a virtuous goal. They were quite successful over the years. Now it’s run by a guy who’s just a Democratic Party aparatchik.

“It is very corrosive for someone to take the residual moral weight of an organization they inherited and use it for the party.

“So the grand replacement theory is not, in fact, a theory. It’s something Democrats constantly brag about, including the president.

“And in a sentence, it’s this: ‘Instead of convincing the current population that our policies are working and that they should vote for us as a result, we can’t bother to do that. Instead, we are going to change the composition of the population and bring in people to vote for us. ‘ So it doesn’t really have an inherent racial component, and it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism. “

Kelly also played a clip of Joe Biden speaking in 2015, which Carlson used on Wednesday.

In the clip, the then vice president says: “An incessant flow of immigration, non-stop, non-stop. People like me, who were Caucasian, of European descent for the first time in 2017, will be an absolute minority in the United States of America, an absolute minority. Less than 50% of the people in America thereafter will be European white stocks. That is not bad. That is a source of our strength. “

On Wednesday, Carlson said: “A relentless flow of immigration. But why? Well, Joe Biden just said it, to change the racial mix of the country … to reduce the political power of the people whose ancestors lived here and dramatically increase the proportion of newly arrived Third World Americans … This is the language of eugenics, it’s horrible. “

Analysts have shown that the clip was edited in a misleading way.

What the Washington Post noted, Biden made the remarks as part of “about six minutes of comments, beginning with the fact that the city of Boston came together as a community after the bombing during the Boston Marathon.

“‘I’m not suggesting … that I think America has all the answers here,’ Biden said. ‘We just have a lot more experience. By that I mean, we are a nation of immigrants. That is what we are ‘”.


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