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Fox's Tucker Carlson Tonight made some waves at the end of Tuesday's program, when Carlson called Rep. Ilhan Omar a "living fire alarm" of the danger of welcoming immigrants who hate the United States. It was certainly a hot take, and it underlined once again that the liberal elites -- the ones who claim to love democracy and free speech -- will not tolerate criticism of Omar.
Carlson cited the mostly gushy Washington Post profile of Omar, where we pointed out the reporters signaled that some people (like Tucker) shouldn't be allowed to comment, since Omar suggests "something bigger -- a battle over the American story -- who was entitled to tell it and how it would be told."
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The boycott-conservatives squad at Sleeping Giants tweeted "Even for Tucker Carlson, this is outrageously racist. Advertisers need to wake up. By financially supporting this show and the people who rubber stamp these messages, you are sponsoring white supremacy. Full stop."
The leftist group Muslim Advocates tweeted: "The anti-Muslim rant against @IlhanMN by @TuckerCarlson was not based in any policy or substance: it was just hate-speech. @FoxNews should #FireTuckerCarlson & advertisers should drop him."
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Bizarrely, a Jewish group called Bend the Arc: Jewish Action tweeted: "This is a violent & dangerous attack on a sitting Congresswoman because of who she is and what she stands for. It’s white nationalism in action."
Speech is violence. Criticism is racism. Omar retweeted that and added:
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Fox News is now giving a nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric. It’s dangerous.
Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech.
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The Jewish group backing one of the biggest anti-Semites in Congress listed some of Carlson's advertisers: Starkist, Weather Tech, and NutriSystem. They added the hashtag #DropFox.
Carlson responded in kind on Wednesday:
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CARLSON: Needless to say, the Left went berserk....Ilhan Omar and her allies in Congress...
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