Tucker Carlson slams ex-Fox staffer who said he should be in jail for promoting ‘replacement theory’
Tucker Carlson has hit back at former Fox News colleague Carl Cameron over recent comments saying the host should be be jailed or ‘end up worse’, for the content of your show.
“Maybe I’ll end up in jail or maybe worse,” Carlson said Monday, citing a comment made by the former reporter over the weekend to CNN’s Jim Acosta, which criticized the host for spreading false and potentially damaging material.
“What’s ‘something worse’?” Carlson, 53, asked his audience, after airing a clip of former reporter Cameron’s comments, which the host told his audience to take as a threat.
“We’re not sure what ‘something worse’ is, but it certainly feels like we’re moving towards it at a very high speed at this point,” Carlson seemed to warn, before adding ominously, “That’s the end point to talk about.” “. thus – “something worse”.’
Carlson, who has come under fire for comments that critics on the left say support the Great Replacement theory, a racist ideology that allegedly inspired the accused Buffalo mass shooter and New Zealand mosque killer, criticized the left for try to push a narrative that he is racist
‘Rhetoric has its own internal logic,’ said Carlson, one of the network’s most prominent voices. We have experienced it, we can convince ourselves of things. We have all done that.
He continued: ‘The Democrats are doing it right now. And what they’re talking to themselves right now is, in quotes, “something worse.” It’s scary.’
The host then appears to offer a grim warning to his progressive critics.
“It’s time to back off, it’s time to scale back, otherwise this is going to get really ugly, real soon.”
Tucker Carlson has hit back at former Fox News colleague Carl Cameron for his recent comments saying the host should be jailed or “end up worse” for the content of his show.
Cameron, who left Fox News in 2017, has been harshly critical of the network’s promotion of talk shows, especially Carlson’s.
Cameron, a longtime fixture at Fox before his sudden departure in 2017, has been highly critical of his former network in recent months, especially its promotion of talk shows like Carlson’s Tucker Carlson Tonight and Tucker Carlson Today.
On Monday, Cameron, who blames Fox News and conservative media for the Buffalo shooting, called for government intervention to take Carlson off the air, likening his conveys the trope of fake fire screams in a crowded theater.
“The fact is that if you disturb the peace by starting a riot in a movie theater, the police will arrest you and you could end up in jail or you could end up in something worse,” said Cameron, who now runs the progressive news aggregator Front Page Live.
“The president has to be more forceful and sooner or later law enforcement and the US government are going to have to stop the lies because they are causing people to die,” he said.
“It’s not just Fox, it’s social media in general. It’s on the Internet. And we have to remember that a good deal of what we read comes from non-Americans, pretending to be Americans to fool them even worse.
He continued: “In this particular case, Tucker has been screaming fire at a crowded movie theater for years.”
‘That cliché really has to do with what freedom of expression is. And the fact is that if you disturb the peace by starting a riot in a movie theater, the police will arrest you.
At that point, Cameron made the comment that Carlson found threatening.
“And you could end up in jail, or you could end up in something worse,” Cameron said.
Carl Cameron did not directly accuse Cameron of preaching ‘The Great Replacement Theory’ on his show.
Carlson has come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the Buffalo supermarket shooting that killed 10 African-Americans on May 14, after it emerged that the suspect in the shooting was a subscriber to the white nationalist theory ‘The Great Replacement’.
The theory, which states that non-white immigration is a liberal plot to alter the cultural landscape of the United States, is something Carlson has repeatedly been accused of defending on his show.
During the interview, Cameron suggested that Carlson be censored and removed from the platform because he “posts falsehoods that cause violent and violent hate and harm,” but did not directly accuse the host of promoting racist ideology.
The on-air discussion served as the latest installment in a media tour in which Cameron blamed the conservative media for the shooting at the Buffalo Tops supermarket on May 17.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace on May 17, Cameron stated that President Biden should be “taking some names and putting people in jail” following the racially motivated massacre of 18-year-old Payton Gendron.
“It really is a little horrifying to think that journalists with national and international capacity are putting together this kind of nonsense,” Cameron said of his former colleague Carlson in the interview.
“I think the president did a great job. I wish he had done a lot of this much sooner, and we need a lot more from the left and the middle, and we need to be careful because Republicans have become the purveyors of misinformation, and when our two-party system is broken like that, democracy is seriously in trouble.
“The president recognized that it’s time to start doing things and maybe take some names and put people in jail.”
Cameron began criticizing her former employer in 2019 following Shepherd Smith’s departure from Fox.
Cameron has come forward in the past to criticize Carlson’s coverage of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and the Covid-19 vaccine.