NOTE: This article quotes racist, homophobic and sexist language.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson‘s head writer, Blake Neff, who for years has been using a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content, has quit.
Just this week, the writer, Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line,
“Would u let a JET BLACK congo nigger do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?”
“I wouldn’t get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no.”
(The subject line was not censored on the forum.)
On June 5, Neff wrote,
“Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down.”
On June 24, Neff commented,
“Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep.”
On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL’s Washington Redskins are
“white libs and their university-‘educated’ pets.”
CNN contacted Neff for comment Thursday night. After he or someone acting on his behalf passed that email to Fox News spokespeople, a network spokesperson on Friday morning told CNN Business that Neff had resigned.
While working at Fox and while a reporter at The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet that Carlson co-founded, Neff was a frequent poster on AutoAdmit. Also known as XOXOhth, it is a relatively unmoderated message board like 4chan aimed at lawyers and law school students in which racism and sexism run rampant.
Neff posts on the board under the username CharlesXII, is a widely revered on the forum, with many posters knowing the person behind the account works on Carlson’s show. He has spent years posting about history, offering his political opinions, and detailing aspects of his personal life.
After learning of Neff’s posts on the board through an email from an anonymous tipster, CNN identified CharlesXII as Neff by reviewing messages he posted through the years and matching them up with publicly available information about him.
Neff expressed racist & homophobic views, in 2014, joking about
And in the same year, he started a thread titled,
“Urban business idea: He Didn’t Do Muffin!”
In August 2019, a user started a thread titled,
“We should just buy Canada and kick the Canadians out.”
“Okay but what do we do with the millions of Chinese people.”
On June 5, a user on the forum commented in a thread,
“Didn’t Michael Brown rob a store and attack a police officer? And wasn’t [George Floyd] a piece of shit with a long criminal record? Jfc libs.”
Another person commented,
“It doesn’t matter to these people.”
Neff then replied,
“It does. The violent criminals are even MORE heroic.”
In December 2019, he said that
“Once Democrats have the majorities to go full FUCK WHITEY, things are going to get really wacky really quickly.”
If you want to read more of this garbage person’s thoughts and comments, CNN’s reporting is here. Personally, I think the above is already too much to read and not feel physically ill.
A Fox News spokesperson said Carlson could not be reached for comment & Neff did not respond to multiple requests from CNN for comment.