Guilty: Fox News host Tucker Carlson is not happy about President Joe Biden’s war on white supremacists, and warns his viewers that they could be targets in this new war.
Speaking on Fox News Carlson said:
Now that we’re waging war on white supremacists, can somebody tell us in very clear language what a white supremacist is?
That’s not some picayune semantic question — Joe Biden isn’t a high school debate coach. Joe Biden is the new president of the United States. Joe Biden controls the largest military and largest law enforcement agencies in the world. He has now declared war. So we should know specifically and precisely who exactly he has declared war on. We have a right to know that.
Innocent people could be hurt in this war, they usually are. There could be collateral damage in this war. And the casualties will be Americans.
So again, what is a white supremacist? You might be surprised to learn just how broad the definition for that has become.
Bloomberg News has described a wall along our southern border as “a monument to white supremacy.” So be certain not to support that.
Colin Kaepernick, who seems to have the unequivocal support of corporate America, calls the Fourth of July an example of white supremacy. So you’d better put away the fireworks and the hot dogs.
The United States Army, a trusted institution if there ever was one, has used an entire manual on what is and what is not white supremacy.
So you should know this, among the telltale signs of a committed white supremacist are these: celebrating Columbus Day, using the term “American exceptionalism,” any support for federal border security or English only measures, or “education funding from property taxes.” All white supremacy. Using the phrase, “There’s only one human race,” is white supremacy too, according to the army. And of course, voting for Donald Trump. All white supremacy.
Here’s the problem. Let’s say you don’t buy those definitions. Let’s say you’re for example white but poor, and you have trouble accepting the idea that you are benefiting from some kind of structural advantage. You better shut up about it if you know what’s good for you because according to the United States Army, the, quote, “denial of white privilege” is a classic sign of — yes — white supremacy. So, no complaining.
This is not the first time Carlson has tried to deny or minimize the problem of white supremacy. Previously the Fox News host claimed that white supremacy is a “hoax” and “not a real problem in America.” At the time Carlson said:
The whole thing is a lie… It’s actually not a real problem in America… This is a hoax… I’ve never met anybody — not one person — who ascribes to white supremacy.
Also worth noting, NPR reports that Carlson’s head writer, Blake Neff, was forced to resign last July after evidence surfaced that he had “posted racist, sexist and homophobic sentiments online for years under a pseudonym.”
Bottom line: Fox News host Tucker Carlson is not happy about President Joe Biden’s war on white supremacists, and warns his viewers that they could be targets in this new war.
(Transcript via Media Matters)