Tom Collier’s head must be exploding as another member of the right-wing media machine shines a light on the Pebble Mine.
This time it was Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson, the xenophobic, racist, white supremacist goblin hosting Bass Pro owner Johnny Morris.
The good news?
Carlson’s show has a YUGE following.
The bad news?
Carlson is a xenophobic, racist, white supremacist goblin.
Some of his greatest hits?
In December 2019, Carlson claimed immigrants were to blame for littering on the Potomac River, a statement that the Potomac Conservancy. denounced in a blistering response.
In November of 2019, he claimed that proposals to allow many more climate refugees to enter the U.S. would result in overcrowding and would “despoil” and “pollute” our country.
Blake Neff, the top writer for Carlson’s program, was forced to resign last month when it was revealed he had posted racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks on a website that traffics in hateful commentary. Carlson responded to his head writer being a white supremacist dickhead by threatening the people who exposed him. At the end of the show, Carlson announced that he was taking a “long-planned” trout-fishing vacation.
A complaint filed in New York federal court on July 20 alleges sexual misconduct by top Fox News hosts, including Tucker Carlson.
Carlson’s segment will undoubtedly help raise awareness, but a privileged white man appearing on a racist’s Fox segment is not great optics for a cause powered by an industry currently trying to wrap its head around being white and privileged.
Finally, it never gets old to see Carlson get his bow tie handed to him in this memorable 2004 exchange with Jon Stewart on CNN’s Crossfire.