Posted on April 12, 2021

ADL Leader Says That Tucker Carlson “Must Go”

Ted Johnson, Deadline, April 9, 2021

The Anti-Defamation League’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt condemned Tucker Carlson for defending “replacement theory” on his show Thursday and said that it’s time for the Fox News host to be taken off the network.

“Tucker must go,” Greenblatt wrote on Twitter. He also fired off a letter to Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, in which he wrote that Carlson’s “full-on embrace of the white supremacist replacement theory on yesterday’s show and his repeated allusions to racist themes in past segments are a bridge too far.”

The white replacement theory is a conspiracy theory on the far right and among white nationalists that elites are plotting to replace whites with immigrants. {snip}

A Fox News spokesperson would not comment, but pointed out that Carlson said on his show that he was not describing white replacement theory and that it was a voting-rights question.

Carlson typically has responded to such a furor on his show. It’s also unlikely that the network would boot Carlson from its schedule. In March, it was the top show among cable news networks, with an average of 3.23 million viewers, and earlier this month he launched a new show for Fox Nation, Fox News’ subscription streaming service.

In the segment (watch it below), Carlson was speaking with Mark Steyn. “I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to ‘replace’ the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” Carlson, said, “But they become hysterical because that’s what’s happening, actually. Let’s just say it: That’s true.”


Media Matters for America, a progressive watchdog organization, said every Fox News advertiser “bears responsibility for the beaming of this vile rhetoric to millions of people, whether they run their commercials on Carlson’s show or not.” {snip}