It is against the law to yell “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater.
It is against the law to incite violence.
Tucker Carlson has clearly crossed the line, with overt and repetitive calls to resist his mythological “replacement theory” of racist attacks on African Americans, Asian Americans and Latino Americans.
The only time there might have been any validity to some version of a threat of “replacement” would have been in the early days of European explorations of the Americas, when Europeans threatened to replace the indigenous people who had been living here and building great civilizations for tens of thousands of years.
But of course Carlson describes the European invaders as “legacy Americans” which, again, is a supremely racist title when applied to those of European descent. At best, it is a title that could only be claimed with a straight face by those of indigenous descent.
There is a direct link between Carlson’s promotion of such hate speech and the mass murderers who espouse such garbage as justifications for their hate crimes. When challenged, Carlson does not moderate or back off, he doubles down.
At the very least, it is way past time for Carlson to be removed from the airwaves, and possibly be considered for prosecution in the incitement of violent hate crimes.
May 31, 2017