According to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Democrats are so intent on making white supremacists responsible for every act of violence or terrorism that takes place in the world and want to indoctrinate American youth to believe that the September 11, 2001 attacks were committed by white people.
On his show Monday evening, Carlson was addressing the disgusting Twitter attack by President Donald Trump on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in which the president seemed to suggest that as a Muslim, Omar was partially responsible for 9/11. Carlson began his comments with this:
“I swear in 20 years, every fifth grader will believe 9/11 was committed by white supremacists. Totally true. You watch. You heard it here first. They’re the real threat, we need to fear and suppress them.”
Carlson then played a clip of Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) criticizing Trump’s rhetoric against Muslims in which Booker remarked:
“Since 9/11, we’ve had terrorist attacks in this country, the majority of them have been right-wing extremists. And the majority of those have been white supremacist attacks, from a synagogue in Pittsburgh to a church in South Carolina.”
“These are white supremacist groups that use language — as we saw as far away as New Zealand — use our president’s language almost as if a license for these attacks.”
According to Carlson, there’s no increase in hate crimes:
“But they’re lying, there is no epidemic of hate crimes.”
That, however, simply isn’t factual, as The Hill notes, citing California’s annual hate crime report:
“California’s annual hate crime report detailed a 17.4 percent increase in hate crime events in 2017, rising from from 931 reported in 2016 to 1,093 in 2017.
“FBI data released last year found that hate crimes increased in the U.S. for the third year in a row in 2017, rising 17 percent from the previous year. Law enforcement officials reported 7,175 hate crime incidents in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016.”
Not only that, but the largest single-year increase in hate crimes since 2001 occurred in 2017, the same year Trump was inaugurated as president.
And then there’s a Washington Post analysis released in March that showed hate crimes increased 226 percent in counties where Trump hosted a 2016 campaign rally.In other words, Carlson — just like his networkm– is ignoring facts and data in the hope of deluding its viewers into believing “others” are a threat.
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