Tucker Carlson Isn’t Wrong About White Supremacy By David Marcus for The Federalist
GNN Note – I agree 100% with Tucker Carlson. We have an opioid, suicide, homelessness, family, drug, Spiritual and corruption problem, but “racism” or “white supremacy” don’t make the list.
Tucker Carlson is under fire for saying something blatantly true: that American society is not facing a crisis of white supremacy.
Fox News Primetime host Tucker Carlson has come under considerable fire this week for comments in which he referred to white supremacy in the United States as a “hoax.” The comments came just days after a shooter in El Paso, Texas killed 22 people after publishing a white supremacist manifesto.
Tucker Carlson: White supremacy is “actually not a real problem in America.” Calling white supremacy and issue is “a hoax” and “a conspiracy theory used to divide the country” pic.twitter.com/ydzmJ0L7UI
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 7, 2019
There can be no doubt that Carlson knew he would be kicking a hornets nest with these remarks, and indeed the reaction was swift and horrified. Some resumed the call for advertisers to abandon his show.
Agree entirely. Next we need to question what responsibility advertisers, shareholders, “real” newspeople at Fox have. I think Warren was correct in not going on. It endures because people treat it as a legit news organ. https://t.co/AtiGLMc5tp
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 7, 2019
But Carlson had a point here, and it’s an important one. The key line in his monologue is when he asks whether the total number of people in the United States affiliated with white supremacist organizations could fit inside a single football stadium. The answer is almost certainly yes. And in a country of 330 million people, those couple of tens of thousands really are a drop in the bucket.
The hoax, as Carlson put it, is not the claim that white supremacists exist — they clearly do — but the claim that they represent some important threat to the country — they don’t. In a conversation with National Review’s Victor David Hanson on Carlson’s show, Hanson tells Carlson that in almost every measurable way the United States is one of the most diverse and well functioning societies on earth.