“The whole thing is a lie. It’s actually not a real problem in America. This is a hoax, just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power. That’s exactly what’s going on.”
Umm, “Russia hoax?” The effort by Moscow to undermine U.S. elections is a real thing and it’s been detailed by our intelligence community and it was clearly spelled out in the report and testimony by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Carlson also cited his own experience as evidence. He’s never met a white supremacist.
“I’ve lived here 50 years. I’ve never met anybody, not one person, who ascribes to white supremacy. I don’t know a single person who thinks that’s a good idea. They’re making this up.”
Are you sure, Tucker? Hmmm. One of Carlson’s favorite guests has actually defended the group. Mark Steyn told Carlson,
“The white supremacists are American citizens. The illegal immigrants are people who shouldn’t be here.”
According to the Huffington Post,
The Southern Poverty Law Center said earlier this year that there are now 1,020 documented hate groups in the United States, a jump of 30% since 2014. The organization said 148 of them are devoted to white supremacist ideology, an increase of 50%.
Also this year, the FBI said it had at least 850 open investigations into domestic terrorist groups, with about 40% related to race and/or religion.
Maybe he’s never met a white supremacist because he’s in denial. Plus, I guess you can’t meet yourself.
In recently uncovered radio show appearances, Carlson referred to Iraqis as
“semiliterate primitive monkeys.”
Carlson has also said a leaked audio clip from the Bubba the Love Sponge Show that,
“The Congressional Black Caucus exists to blame the white man for everything…
People who come into this country ought to have something to offer. Be hot, be really smart, you know what I mean?”
(Photo, screen grab; via HuffPo)