In a letter to the Anti-Defamation League on April 11, Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch claimed that Tucker Carlson never actually endorsed the so-called “great replacement theory” on Fox’s air on April 8. This claim was transparently specious if you looked at the transcript of Carlson’s remarks.
Carlson has now proved that Murdoch is complicit.
The Fox host once again explicitly reiterated his belief in the “great replacement” immigration conspiracy theory on April 21, this time connecting it to a call for action by conservatives.
During the April 21 episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson once again argued that “Democrats are using mass immigration to transform the country, to change who votes, so they can control who wins.”
Carlson then tried to tie his fearmongering of rapid immigrant-induced change into a call to action for conservatives, airing a clip from his new Fox Nation show Tucker Carlson Today featuring the Claremont Institute’s Glenn Ellmers.
In the video, Ellmers discussed a recent essay he wrote, arguing that conservatives need to “think as revolutionaries or maybe, if you look at it in a different way, counterrevolutionaries, to bring back the stuff that’s lost.” He also said that the Declaration of Independence says “if the people decide that the government is no longer protecting their rights, they have both a right and a duty … to alter or abolish that government and replace it with something they think will serve what the declaration calls their safety and happiness.”
Of course Ellmers’ call to revolutionary action would appeal to Carlson, who has built himself into Fox’s poster child on a diet of excusing and egging on vigilantes so long as it suits his own worldview. He’s wondered aloud why anyone would stand for a migrant invasion he views as a great replacement, attempted to rewrite the history of the January 6 attack on the Capitol building, and defended Kyle Rittenhouse for shooting counterprotesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Anti-Defamation League called for advertisers to boycott Carlson following his endorsement of the great replacement conspiracy theory. Media Matters has launched the #UnFoxMyCableBox effort to empower people to ask their cable news providers to stop forcing them to subsidize Fox News’ bigotry and lies.