Tell Fox News: Fire Tucker Carlson Once and for All
At the beginning of the year, a racist mob incited by the sitting president of the United States attacked the Capitol to try to subvert the results of a democratic election. Bearing Confederate flags and other white-supremacist symbols, the insurrectionists ransacked our nation’s seat of government. Five people lost their lives.
The possibility of ongoing violence in the days leading up to Biden’s inauguration is all too real as disinformation and dangerous threats continue to spread across social media. Right now, what we need is responsible journalism that debunks the disinformation spouted by lawmakers, conspiracy theorists and Donald Trump.
What we don’t need is Tucker Carlson, who’s defending the violent insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol and spreading lies that serve to stoke fear and rage in an already precarious moment.
Carlson has a long history of making revolting comments about Black people and other communities of color on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight. He’s used his platform to justify the murder of Black Lives Matter protesters by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha,1 and now he’s using Fox News airtime to prop up Trump’s attempted coup.
Enough is enough. Demand that Fox News fire Tucker Carlson once and for all.
1. “Tucker Carlson Draws Backlash After Saying 17-Year-Old Kenosha Shooting Suspect ‘Maintain[ed] Order When No One Else Would,’” CBS News, Aug. 28, 2020