For years, Tucker Carlson told his audience that there is no such thing as white nationalism. The Fox News host took this argument even further after top writer Blake Neff resigned over racist and misogynistic statements.
The prime-time news personality has also done his best to downplay the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Carlson told his viewers in mid-January, “Y.You know what it was and you know what it wasn’t. It wasn’t an act of racism. It wasn’t a riot. It was not an armed invasion by a brigade of dangerous white supremacists. It was not. These are lies. “
The Fox host has also argued that domestic terrorism poses no real threat to the United States. He’s doing this pitch despite the fact that FBI Director Christopher Wray told lawmakers:
“What I can tell you is that within the entire domestic terrorism category, racially motivated violent extremism is, in my opinion, the biggest bucket within this larger group and within the bucket of racially motivated violent extremists subscribers to a kind of white supremacist-type ideology is certainly the largest part of it. “
Tucker Carlson argues that fighting domestic terrorism will only create more domestic terrorists. pic.twitter.com/H9Mppz756E
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Still, Carlson said on his Thursday show that fighting domestic terrorism will only spawn more terrorists. “Well, they create extremists, just like we did in Iraq. They create – they make it a dead certainty that someone is being driven mad and doing something terrible. I mean, they drive people crazy. And dramatically increase the chance that something really terrible will happen. And I’m upset about it, I think we should all be. “
Last updated on Thu, February 4, 2021 by Todd Neikirk
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