The Anti-Defamation League has called on Fox News to fire Prime TV host Tucker Carlson over his advocacy of a white supremacist theory that whites are being “replaced” by people of color.
In a letter to Fox News CEO Susan Scott on Friday, ADL leader Jon Onathan Greenblatt said Carlson’s “rhetoric for racists was not just a dog whistle, but a big horn.”
The Civil Rights Group has listed numerous instances of Carlson using anti-immigration language. These include the fact that immigration makes the United States “poorer, dirtier” and casts doubt on whether white supremacy is real. Greenblatt said: “Given his long record of race bait, we believe it is time for Carlson to leave.”
The white nationalist “big substitution theory,” otherwise known as the “white genocide,” says that people of color are replacing whites by migrating to the West, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Some white supremacists say Jews and progressive politicians are backing the change, says the civil rights group.
The letter said the “theory” was a “classic white supremacist force,” citing mass shootings in New Zealand in the United States, citing a far-right support rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
For the first time, the ADL asked Fox to fire Carlson, said group spokesman Todd Gutnik, but had previously been linked to the network over what Carlson had said.
Carlson is the most popular person on Fox News Channel.
He told Fox News Primetime on Thursday that “on the left բոլոր all the little goalkeepers on Twitter are literally hysterical if you use the phrase ‘substitute’ if you think the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate. : voters who are now voting with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World. ”
Carlson said he was concerned about his “voting right”, that he “had less political power because they were bringing in a whole new electorate”, but said it was not a racial issue.
Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.