Tucker Carlson has spent the last few years telling his viewers that white supremacy doesn’t exist, or that the idea is at least overblown. At the same time, one of his writers had to resign after his years of racist posts were uncovered online.Carlson has also been accused of regularly pushing the Great Replacement Theory. The Great Replacement Theory has been connected to multiple mass shootings. When a journalist questioned Carlson about the connection, the Fox host furiously shot back.
Ben Smith asked Carlson, “The language of replacement theory which you popularized. The language of replacement theory is specifically the language used by Neo-Nazis to recruit people to their cause. It has been obviously — I’m not suggesting some straight line between words and actions — but it is a phrase that has been used by mass shooters. I wonder if you don’t have any regret popularizing that?”
An angry Carlson responded, “This is why you are considered, correctly, a propagandist and not a journalist. Because I just explained in detail with total sincerity what I believe. You ignored it and invoked mass shooters..”
Watch a clip of the contentious interview below, beginning at the 1:26 mark:
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