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Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt condemned Tucker Carlson for defending “replacement theory” on his show Thursday and said it was time for the Fox News host to be taken off the network.

“Tucker has to go,” Greenblatt wrote on Twitter. He also referred a letter to Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media, in which he wrote that “Carlson’s full endorsement of the white supremacist replacement theory in yesterday’s show and its repeated allusions to the themes racists in previous segments are a bridge too far. “

White Replacement Theory is a conspiracy theory on the far right and among white nationalists that elites plot to replace whites with immigrants. When white nationalists descended on Charlottesville in 2017, some of the most frightening images were of protesters carrying torches and chanting, “The Jews will not replace us.”

A Fox News spokesperson did not comment, but pointed out that Carlson said on his show that he did not describe the white replacement theory and that it was a matter of law. to vote.

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Carlson generally responded to such fury on his show. The network is also unlikely to start Carlson on schedule. In March, it was the most popular show among cable news networks, averaging 3.23 million viewers, and earlier this month it launched a new show for Fox Nation, Fox News’ subscription streaming service.

In the segment (watch it below), Carlson was speaking with Mark Steyn. “I know the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter literally get hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement’, if you suggest the Democratic Party is trying to ‘replace’ the current electorate, voters are voting now, with new ones. people, more obedient third world voters, ”Carlson said,“ but they get hysterical because that’s what’s happening, actually. Let’s just say it: it’s true.

Carlson added that “at a fundamental level it is a question of the right to vote. One person equals one vote. If you change the population, you dilute the political power of the people who live there. So every time they import a new voter, I am deprived of my rights as the current voter. So I don’t understand what we don’t understand because, I mean, everyone wants to make it a race issue. Ooh, you know, the white replacement theory? No no no. It is a question of the right to vote. I have less political power because they import a brand new electorate. Why should I sit down and accept this? The power that I have as a guaranteed American from birth is one man, one voice, and they dilute it. No, they are not allowed to do this. Why do we put up with this? “

But in his letter to Scott, Greenblatt wrote: “While framing his argument in terms of what he described as the Democratic Party attempting to replace mainstream voters with immigrants from Third World countries, Carlson’s rhetoric was not just a dog whistle to racists – she was a megaphone.

He added, “Make no mistake: these are dangerous things. The “grand replacement theory” is a classic white supremacist trope that underlies the modern white supremacist movement in America. It’s a concept that is discussed almost daily in the swamps of racist fever online. It is a notion that fueled the hateful chants of “The Jews will not replace us!” in Charlottesville in 2017. And it lit the fuse of explosive hate crimes, including hate-motivated mass shootings in Pittsburgh, Poway and El Paso, as well as Christchurch, New Zealand.

Media Matters for America, a progressive watchdog organization, said every Fox News advertiser “bears the responsibility for spreading this vile rhetoric to millions of people, whether or not they air their ads on the Carlson show. . ” Washington Post columnist Max Boot called out the leadership of Fox Corp., noting that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are immigrants, as well as Viet Dinh, a senior executive.

“What do they think of Carlson’s heinous sprinkles on Americans who were not born here?” Do they agree to take advantage of what Carlson says? ” Boot wrote.

Coming to Carlson’s defense was JD Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy. who would consider an offer for the Ohio Senate.

“Tucker Carlson is the one powerful figure who consistently challenges elite dogma – on both cultural and economic issues,” Vance wrote. “That’s why they’re trying to destroy it. Do not crack this time, nor any other. “

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