Tucker Carlson torched for his latest accusations leveled at Democrats

Tucker Carlson torched for his latest accusations leveled at Democrats
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Fox News' Tucker Carlson is facing deep backlash for his attack leveled toward Democrats; critical remarks many believe actually apply to him.

On Monday, May 23, Carlson attempted to offer Democrats a word of advice as he suggested that they need to tone done their own rhetoric "before things 'get really ugly,'” HuffPost reports. A frustrated Carlson shared his opinion of President Joe Biden's efforts to combat the increase in right-wing extremism, domestic terrorism, and white supremacy as it continues to be a problem across the United States.

Although the Biden administration has worked to confront the problem, Carlson argues that Biden has only made the country more divided. “Huh, that wasn’t the deal,” Carlson said. “We got rid of the orange man and you’re still calling me racist? Why are you doing that? Why aren’t you trying to unite the country?”

Carlson then pivoted to a clip of a CNN segment that discussed the spread of disinformation and negative rhetoric featured on Carlson's show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight." During the segment, former Fox News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron, said "it was important to combat rhetoric like Carlson’s and pointed to proposed legislation that could de-platform people who spout falsehoods that cause damage and violence."

At the time, Cameron also said, “There ought to be something done about it. And the administration is beginning to actually make a move on that.”

Shortly after the clip concluded, Carlson falsely claimed Cameron had advocated for “this show to be sent to prison because that’s now the fair penalty for disagreeing with Joe Biden.”

"Rhetoric has its own internal logic. You’ve experienced it, you can talk yourself into things,” Carlson said. “We’ve all done that. Democrats are doing it right now.”

And then, the kicker:

It’s scary. It is time to pull back. It is time to de-escalate. Otherwise this is going to get really ugly, really soon.

Carlson's remarks have led to heightened backlash on Twitter as many users believe he should practice what he's preaching and take his own advice.

The latest critical assessments of Carlson's show follow his reporting on the mass shooting that recently took place in Buffalo, N.Y. Although the shooter reportedly left a manifesto that referenced the Carlson-circulated "replacement theory" as a reason for his actions, Carlson has repeatedly attempted to distance himself from the truth.


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