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Podcast host Megyn Kelly eviscerated the media during her Sirius XM show Monday for blaming Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson for the Buffalo shooting.
The media and social media users have attempted to blame Carlson and other conservatives for the alleged teenage shooter, Payton Gendron, opening fire in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket Saturday. Gendron, a self-described “white supremacist,” “anti-Semite” and “former communist,” writing in an over 100-page manifesto that he shot up the grocery store because “it has the highest black population percentage.”
Kelly criticized the media for quickly “pointing fingers” for Gendron’s actions, particularly Carlson.
“Some in the media have been quick to point fingers and even place blame on our friend and very popular Fox News host Tucker Carlson. It’s outrageous, it’s wrong both factually and morally,” Kelly said. “Why do we have to go to that place immediately on these stories? Why can’t we spend two fucking minutes mourning the people who are dead and trying to understand that we have insane people in this country?”
“We have lunatics! It’s a huge country. We’re not going to be able to get rid of them all. It infuriates me. People have to inject their politics in everything and this guy had a racist manifesto, there’s no question. That doesn’t make it Tucker Carlson’s fault! Just stop it! Just stop it!”
The New York Times claimed in a Sunday piece that Carlson “promoted” the so-called “Great Replacement Theory,” an alleged Ethno-nationalist political theory warning white people that they are being replaced by non-white immigrants. (RELATED: After They Called For His Firing, Tucker Discovers The ADL Is Guilty Of Making The Same ‘Replacement’ Argument)
“No public figure has promoted replacement theory more loudly or relentlessly than the Fox host Tucker Carlson, who has made elite-led demographic change a central theme of his show since joining Fox’s prime-time lineup in 2016,” the New York Times said.
Carlson mentioned the theory while criticizing remarks then-Vice President Joe Biden made during a 2015 White House conference on global extremism. Biden seemed to imply that “a source of [America’s] strength” would be that people of “white European stock” would make up l... (Read more)