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Lachlan Murdoch waves ADL’s request that Fox Fire Tucker Carlson

Lachlan Murdoch, chief executive officer of Chip SomodevillaFox Corporation, brushed aside the Anti-Defamation League’s call to Fox News to sack Tucker Carlson, claiming in a letter to the group that Fox had no problem with Carlson’s comments, which were in defense of the Racists were viewed. Great Replacement Theory. In a letter first received by CNN, Murdoch wrote to Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, that Fox shares the organization’s values ​​and “loathes anti-Semitism, white supremacy and racism of all kinds”. Murdoch also noted that he “fondly” remembers the group that honored his father Rupert with the International Leadership Award. “However, we respectfully disagree on the April 8th Tucker Carlson Tonight segment,” added Murdoch. “A full review of the guest interview shows that Mr. Carlson rejected and rejected the replacement theory. As Mr. Carlson himself noted during the guest interview: “White replacement theory? No, no, this is a question of voting rights. Greenblatt, who previously said Carlson “fully embraced” the theory of white supremacist replacement during a Fox News segment Thursday night, declined Murdoch’s apology in a follow-up letter on Monday. “As you noted in your letter, ADL honored your father over a decade ago, but let me make it clear that we would not do this today, and it does not absolve you, him, the network or its board of moral failure not to take action against Mr. Carlson, ”said Greenblatt. In response to Murdoch’s claims that Carlson rejected the “white substitute” theory, Greenblatt wrote: “Mr. Carlson’s attempt to reject this theory first, while advocating it under the guise of a“ voting issue ”next breath does not give him any free license to appeal to a white supremacist trope. “Indeed, it’s worse because he’s using a straw man – voting rights – to sneakily approve of the beliefs of the white supremacists, while ironically implying that it’s not really white supremacism.” . While your answer points to a “full review” of the interview, the reviewers seem to have overlooked the crux of the matter here. “During his guest appearance on Fox News Primetime last Thursday, Carlson was convicted by the ADL and other Jewish groups for appearing to advocate the racist conspiracy that inspired the mass murders of white supremacists in Christchurch, El Paso and Pittsburgh . “Now I know the left and all those little goalkeepers on Twitter will literally get hysterical when you use the term ‘replacement’ when you suggest that the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate. Voters are now casting ballots through new people, more obedient third world voters, ”Carlson said Thursday evening. “But they get hysterical because that’s exactly what is happening. Let’s just say it. This is true. “And after allegedly rejecting the” white substitute theory “claiming instead that it was a” voting rights issue, “Carlson went on to say,” I have less political power because they are importing a brand new electorate. Why should I sit back and take this? The power I was guaranteed at birth as an American is one man, one voice, and they dilute it. No, they are not allowed to. Why do we put up with this? Calling Carlson’s remarks “anti-Semitic, racist and toxic,” Greenblatt called for the Fox News star to be overthrown, saying, “Tucker has to go. “J Street progressive Jewish group said it was” terrible that Fox News continues to empower Tucker Carlson and other white nationalist ideologues to send this type of hateful poison into the homes of tens of millions of Americans. ” Just like in his first letter to Suzanne Scott, Fox News CEO, Carlson called for resignation. Greenblatt brought up several other cases where Carlson, in his message to Murdoch, sparked controversy with his racist or xenophobic comment: “At a time of intense polarization, this type of rhetoric gets extremists on their toes and illuminates the fires of violence,” concluded Greenblatt. “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.” Read more at The Daily Beast. Do you have a tip? Submit it to The Daily Beast here. Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.