After learning nothing from the Trump years, the mainstream press is now calling Tucker Carlson’s complaint about white supremacy.
He has questioned whether Floyd’s death was caused by a police officer and says Black Lives Matter is “poison” to the country. He has made a claim, supported by white nationalists, that “the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate”. [with] more obedient third world voters. “
He has accused Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, of promoting racism. He called a senior military leader a “pig” because he said he wanted to understand the role racism played in the attack on the Capitol. And he said blacks and their white supporters are on a mission to spread “racial hatred” and devoted many of his segments over the past year to defamation of the ideas behind critical racial theory.
Tucker Carlson urges white supremacy, not white complaint
Tucker Carlson does not voice the whites’ complaints. The very long Washington Post profile consistently mentions racism, but it never associates Tucker Carlson with racist views. The article questions many of Carlson’s claims but, incredibly, never links Carlson directly to promoting racism and white supremacy.
It’s not difficult to challenge Carlson’s racism. HBO’s John Oliver spent an entire program explaining why Carlson is America’s best white racist and the danger of the poison he brings into the country.
White complaint is the new code word for economic fear for racism
Corporate media should have learned after years of repressing Trump’s racism as an economic fear, even though the core of Trump’s appeal to his supporters is racism.
Tucker Carlson makes no white complaint. The Fox News host has taken the baton from Trump and is spreading racism and white supremacy. The failure of the country’s largest media corporations to expose it clearly and directly only helps legitimize Carlson and his views.
The corporate media refuses to show its backbone and tell the truth, and the whitewashing of Tucker Carlson’s white supremacy is why so many Americans no longer trust corporate media giants.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association