BRIAN STELTER (HOST): Oliver, so you were looking into this for several days. You reached out to Neff for comment, that's what he resigned. And Fox says, they didn't know what he was doing. But his words — his racist rhetoric — doesn't it line up with the monologues that he was writing for Tucker Carlson?
OLIVER DARCY (CNN CORRESPONDENT): They sure do, Brian. A lot of the ideology that he was spreading on this forum, he — you know, there's a direct trace to what Tucker Carlson says on air. And that's why this story matters, Brian. I think viewers should know this wasn't a random staffer on Tucker Carlson’s show. This was his top writer, someone who was helping to shape and write the monologues. He boasted that everything that Tucker Carlson said in a teleprompter, he had written the first draft of. And he's been secretly posting racist and sexist things online for years, and as recently as this week.
And so, what you have here, then, is someone who is basically using Tucker Carlson's show to mainstream these racist and sexist ideas. While he might not be using those naughty words that he was using in this online forum, the ideas are very much the same. And you have, you know, millions of people watching Tucker Carlson's show. It's the highest-rated show on cable news, and you have the president of the United States not only watching, but often sharing the monologues that Tucker Carlson gives on his nightly show — which now we know were in part written by someone who has a racist and sexist history online.