Last night a seventeen year old white male traveled to Wisconsin and shot multiple peaceful protesters, resulting in his arrest today for homicide. You’d think that even in these divided times, we could all agree that a white supremacist domestic terrorist should be condemned for murdering people. But then there’s Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
During his show tonight, Tucker Carlson had a completely psychotic on-air meltdown, practically defending the shooter by saying, “How shocked are we that seventeen year olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?”
This is beyond the pale even for Tucker Carlson. He’s no longer merely aligning himself with white supremacists; he’s aligning himself with white supremacists who go around murdering people. It’s not clear if Carlson has truly snapped in a violent rage, or if this is merely some weird attempt at pandering to the absolutely worst people on earth.
Either way, considering how many advertisers Carlson has already lost, and how unprofitable his show is becoming, he’s probably just a few more lost advertisers away from finally being canceled. If we make a major boycott push right now, there’s a good chance we can finish him off. It’s how we got rid of Bill O’Reilly.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report