Last week on his Fox News show, host Tucker Carlson attempted to defend President Donald Trump’s demand for funding to build a wall on the Southern border by claiming that immigrants harm the United States:
“Our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided. Immigration is a form of atonement. Previous leaders of our country committed sins; we must pay for those sins by welcoming an endless chain of migrant caravans. That’s the argument they make.”
Since then, dozens of advertisers have pulled their spots from Carlson’s show, and now he’s even getting slammed on his own show by his guests.
Wednesday evening, Carlson had Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz as his guest. Though the topic was supposed to be the latest developments in the case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, but Dershowitz interrupted Carlson and told him:
“I hate boycotts and attempts to censor free speech. I’m in favor of complete dialogue, but as such, I feel compelled to tell you that I, with due respect, disagree with the way you categorize mass immigration. That’s all. I just want to say that.”
Later in the interview, Dershowitz personalized his criticism of Carlson by noting that hateful things were said about Jewish immigrants in the past:
“I wish you hadn’t used that language. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great-grandparents and probably some of yours. So let’s move on.”
Tucker Carlson, like so many of the hosts at Fox, is trying to get ratings by being as outrageous and disgusting as possible. He thinks he can make blatantly racist statements without consequences. But as the ad boycott proves, there’s a price to be paid for broadcasting hatred.
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