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Tucker Carlson says it’s “immoral” to criticize white supremacists

Tucker Carlson says it’s “immoral” to criticize white supremacists
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In a clip you truly must see to believe, anti-LGBTQ+ Fox News troll Tucker Carlson slammed members of the media who denigrate people due to their race and ethnicity.

On a recent episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson claimed MSNBC is “openly advocating race hate” toward white people and compared the channel’s commentary on white supremacy to the horrific Rwandan Genocide.

After playing clips of MSNBC correspondents and guests talking about white supremacy, Carlson declared – without a hint of irony – “you can’t attack people, whole groups of people, on the basis of their race and ethnicity. Not in the media, especially, because of its reach. That’s completely irresponsible and immoral and ultimately can have very bad effects.”

He then compared 1993 radio broadcasts from a Rwandan ethnic group called the Hutus that were demonizing another group called the Tutsis. These broadcasts were in part what led to the 1994 genocide of hundreds of thousands of Tutsis by both the army and Hutu militia groups. Carlson said the Hutus were targeting the Tutsis due to their ethnicity, “just like MSNBC,” implying that MSNBC’s broadcasts would lead to some sort of white genocide.

No one could believe these words coming from Carlson, who has built his entire career around hate and white supremacy. The virulently anti-LGBTQ+ anchor criticizes virtually every marginalized group, and regularly spouts dangerous rhetoric that many believe has helped incited threats and violence.

As such, many on Twitter wondered how Carlson could possibly have been speaking about anyone but himself.

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