WATCH: Tucker Carlson Wants to Know Why People Aren’t Worried About Black Supremacists
Last year’s George Floyd killing changed the opinions of many Americans on the Black Lives Matter movement. Still, the minds of many Conservatives remained unchanged. That is especially true if they are regular watchers of Fox News’ prime-time shows.
Despite having his head writer resign as a result of being outed as a white supremacist, Tucker Carlson continues to downplay the threat of white supremacism on the country. And in a wild example of whataboutism, Carlson wondered last night why more people aren’t worried about black supremacists.
The Fox host asked viewers, “We oppose hurting people on the basis of their race no matter who is doing it, no matter how they are justifying it. So, again, we’re always against racism. But five people out of 199 arrested? How is that a white supremacist insurrection?”
“If it is, then we have other questions, such as how many Black supremacists are there at your average BLM riot? Now, we don’t know the answer to that because no journalist would ever ask that question. The media are happy instead to take BLM purely at face value. ‘We’re here because we’re mad about police brutality,’ says BLM. “Okay,” say the reporters, furiously transcribing.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network: