“The Fox Corporation shares your values and detests anti-Semitism, white supremacy and racism of all kinds,” wrote Murdoch on Sunday, ADL boss Jonathan Greenblatt. “In fact, I fondly remember the ADL honoring my father with their International Leadership Award, and we continue to support your mission.
“However, we disagree on the ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ segment on April 8,” Murdoch continued in the letter the ADL made available to CNN. “A full review of the guest interview shows that Mr. Carlson rejected and disapproved of substitute theory. As Mr. Carlson himself noted during the guest interview, ‘White substitute theory? No, no, this is a suffrage issue.'”
The ADL replied to Murdoch in a separate letter on Monday.
“While I appreciate that you and your father continue to support ADL’s mission, support for Mr. Carlson’s acceptance of the ‘Big Replacement Theory’ is in direct contrast to that mission,” Greenblatt wrote.
“As you noted in your letter, ADL honored your father over a decade ago,” Greenblatt continued, “but let me make it clear that we would not do this today and you, him, the network or its board of directors would not be released . ” of the moral failure not to take action against Mr. Carlson. “
Greenblatt said Carlson’s “attempt to initially reject the replacement theory” while advocating it under the guise of a “voting issue” in the next breath does not give him a free license to invoke a white supremacist trope. “
Indeed, “argued Greenblatt,” it is worse because he uses a straw man – the right to vote – to sneakily approve of the beliefs of the white supremacists, while ironically pointing out that it is not really white supremacism. While your answer points to a full review. ” ‘Of the interview, it seems the reviewers missed the gist of the point here. “
Carlson appeared Thursday during a section on immigration with friend Mark Steyn who entered at 7 p.m. ET, invoking the great replacement theory.
“Everyone wants to turn this into a racial problem,” said Carlson. “Oh, the white replacement theory.”
“No, no, no,” insisted Carlson. “This is a voting issue.”
“I know the left and all those little goalkeepers on Twitter literally get hysterical when you use the term ‘replacement’ when you suggest that the Democratic Party try to replace the current electorate, the voters who are now voting , through new people. more obedient third world voters, “added Carlson. “But they get hysterical because that’s exactly what is happening. Let’s just put it: That’s right.”
Steyn had no objection to Carlson’s comments.
Greenblatt pointed out to Murdoch in his letter that “replacement theory is a concept that is discussed almost daily in online forums teeming with anti-Semitism and racism,” and that Carlson “did not inadvertently repeat these topics of conversation; he knowingly escalated them worn out racist rhetoric. “
Greenblatt also highlighted several other cases where Carlson has sparked controversy over his comments against immigrants and denied the threat of white supremacy.
“At a time of intense polarization, this type of rhetoric gets extremists on their toes and ignites the fire of violence,” Greenblatt wrote at the end of his letter. “As a news organization with responsibility to the public and as a company with responsibility to its shareholders, it is time for you to act.”