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Anti-Defamation League Rips Fox Head For Refusal to Take Action on Controversial Anchor

The Anti-Defamation League recently called on Fox News to fire host Tucker Carlson over replacement theory comments. And now the ADL is slamming Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch for his refusal to take action.

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During a segment about immigration last week, Carlson said, “Let’s just say it: That’s true… If you change the population, you dilute the political power of the people who live there.”

The ADL responded to the segment by sending a letter to Fox calling on the network to rid themselves of the host. Murdoch responded, “Fox Corporation shares your values and abhors anti-semitism, white supremacy and racism of any kind.”

The Fox leader continued, “Concerning the segment of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on April 8th, however, we respectfully disagree. A full review of the guest interview indicates that Mr. Carlson decried and rejected replacement theory. As Mr. Carlson himself stated during the guest interview: ‘White replacement theory? No, no, this is a voting rights question.’”

The ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt responded:

“With all due respect, Mr. Carlson’s attempt to at first dismiss this theory, while in the very next breath endorsing it under cover of ‘a voting rights question,’ does not give him free license to invoke a white supremacist trope. In fact, it’s worse, because he’s using a straw man – voting rights – to give an underhanded endorsement of white supremacist beliefs while ironically suggesting it’s not really white supremacism.”

You can read the Anti-Defamation League’s full response to the matter below



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