For some time, law enforcement agencies have reported that racially-motivated hate crimes have been on the rise and that the greatest threat to the U.S. right now is militant right-wing white supremacists. Those also happen to be the Trump supporters and the target audience for Fox News.
Tucker Carlson is many things — but he’s not stupid.
When he pushes racist conspiracies like “the great replacement,” he knows the risks.
He knows some view his vile hate as a call to arms.
The problem is Tucker just doesn’t give a damn about anyone but himself.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 15, 2022
When the manifesto of Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York was released after he shot and killed ten people in Buffalo, law enforcement and the public began scrutinizing it, looking for clues as to the motivation behind the shooter’s actions. One of the most telling parts of the alleged manifesto included a discussion of the “white replacement theory” as promoted and fear-mongered around on the nightly Tucker Carlson show.
According to a local CBS affiliate, the manifesto echoed some of Carlson’s most dangerous and racially divisive rhetoric involving “replacement theory,” which states that “welcoming immigration policies — particularly those impacting nonwhite immigrants — are part of a plot designed to undermine or “replace” the political power and culture of white people living in Western countries.”
Gendron discussed replacement theory in his manifesto and warned against the takeover of America by nonwhite people.
‘The alleged manifesto admits to planning the attack passively for the past few years and seriously since January. It bemoans a purported “white genocide” taking place in America and proudly brags of the writer’s racist and anti-Semitic views.’
Twitter was, for the most part, agreeable to Schiff’s point of view regarding Carlson and the danger of his rhetoric. Read some of their comments below: