Tucker Carlson dislikes ADL’s response to ‘replacement’ theory remarks
The host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” has come under fire from the organization fighting anti-Semitism and other types of hatred for his recent comments on the “Great Replacement” theory.
“This cannot be overstated enough,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL. tweeted friday. “For @TuckerCarlson, host of one of the country’s most watched news programs, using his platform as a megaphone to spread the toxic and xenophobic ‘Big Replacement’ theory is repugnant and a dangerous abuse to be able to.”
“A reminder: the ‘Great Replacement’ theory and its racist and xenophobic roots have served as the inspiration for multiple mass shootings and deadly attacks,” the official ADL Twitter account share the same day.
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In a video Posted to Fox News’ YouTube account on Wednesday, Carlson said President Joe Biden had aligned himself with the sentiments of the “Great Replacement”, which Carlson explained as “the replacement of inherited Americans with more obedient people from faraway lands . They brag about it all the time, but if you dare say it’s happening, they’ll yell at you with maximum hysteria. “
Historian, author and assistant professor at the University of Chicago Kathleen Belew recently explained the theory to NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro. “The idea is that one way or another, non-white people or foreigners or foreigners or foreigners will overtake the United States through immigration, reproduction and the seizure of political power,” he said. Belew said. “One of the reasons the ADL is sensitive to this issue is that many embodiments of this theory involve a supposed cabal of Jewish elites.”
Carlson said Biden was motivated by the high number of immigrants “to change the racial mix in the country, to reduce the political power of people whose ancestors lived here, and to dramatically increase the proportion of newly arrived Americans from the Third World.” .
USA TODAY has contacted ADL and Fox News for comment.
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Representative Matt Gaetz supported Carlson on twitter saturday written, “@TuckerCarlson was CORRECT about the replacement theory as he explains what’s going on in America. The ADL is a racist organization.”
“Today there is more feedback on whether you lobbied for ‘The Great Replacement Theory’,” Kelly told her guest. “You said this was going to happen on your show last night. Of course, at the right time, ADL comes out and comes after you.”
“Well, (expletive) them,” replied Carlson. “What liars!
He continued, accusing the organization of being “run by a guy who is just an apparatchik from the Democratic Party. I have to say it’s important for people with moral authority to stand up and say this because it’s very corrosive for someone to take the residual moral weight of an organization they’ve inherited and use it for partisan purposes, which they do.
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The “Great Replacement” theory is, in fact, not a theory, ”Carlson continued. “This is something Democrats constantly brag about, right down to the president included, and in one sentence it is this: rather than convincing the current population that our policies are working and that they should vote for us in it.” consequence, we cannot bother to do so. Rather, we are going to change the composition of the population and bring in people who will vote for us. So there is not in fact inherently a racial component, and that has nothing to do with anti-Semitism. “
“It’s a political argument you’re trying to make,” Kelly suggested.
“Yeah, I don’t know what the ADL is doing to influence this,” Carlson replied. “I mean, it’s just crazy, and obviously I’m not gonna stop saying it because they are to say it.”
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Tucker Carlson promotes racist theory, ADL denounces, Gaetz supports