Tucker Carlson defends racist Britain First Twitter account retweeted by Trump

Tucker Carlson defends racist Britain First Twitter account retweeted by Trump

Carlson: "Fransen is being targeted by authorities because her views are unpopular"

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From the November 30 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): There is nothing actually fascist about re-tweeting a video but there is creeping fascism out there. It’s the steady death of free speech in the West. Jayda Fransen has been repeatedly been punished by British authorities for saying what she thinks out loud. That used to be legal. She’s been banned from at least one English city for handing out anti-Islamic literature there on the grounds that her opinion caused quote, “community tension.”

[…]

Fransen is being targeted by authorities because her views are unpopular. You would think this would horrify reporters here in the U.S., you would think they would have an interest in defending free speech but no, instead as you just heard they are citing her arrest as evidence that her views ought to be suppressed. She is a quote, a “hate speech person.” She ought to shut up and disappear, guardians of the First Amendment cheering on its destruction. That is terrifying but it’s not confined to Britain. Throughout the U.K. and Western Europe and in Canada too by the way, citizens have been arrested for expressing political views the authorities don’t like.

[…]

The civilization that gave us free speech, the West, has suspended the concept because it conflicts with the diversity agenda. That seems like the real story here.

Related:

Who is Britain First's Jayda Fransen, the U.K. far-right, anti-islam leader who Trump retweeted?

Previously:

Far-right trolls and white nationalists rally around Trump's anti-Muslim video retweets

Fox & Friends gave almost no airtime to Trump’s anti-Muslim retweets

CNN's "both sides" problem infects coverage of Trump's anti-Muslim retweets

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