Tucker Carlson

Peurto Ricans are white, so it’s not racist

As a factual matter, Puerto Rico is 75 percent white, according to the U.S. Census. So, I’m not sure how it’s — I’m reading the Census numbers. I’m not sure how that’s racist. I mean, maybe he doesn’t like Puerto Ricans or maybe he did a bad job, that’s all fair, but racist?

– Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, October 29, 2017, appearing to not realize that census racial demographic data is self-reported and that most Americans don’t consider Puerto Ricans white

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Diversity and civil war

Wendy Osefo: Well it’s beautiful that the first Muslim and the first South Asian actually won an award for acting yesterday and that is the diversity we need in this country.

Tucker Carlson: I think looking at the world like that gets you to civil war actually. I think you should look at people first as individuals. What did this person do? What does he believe?

– Conservative Pundit Tucker Carlson, September 18, 2017, arguing that diversity leads to civil war

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The Diversity Civil War

Wendy Osefo: Well it’s beautiful that the first Muslim and the first South Asian actually won an award for acting yesterday and that is the diversity we need in this country.

Tucker Carlson: I think looking at the world like that gets you to civil war actually. I think you should look at people first as individuals. What did this person do? What does he believe?

– Republican Pundit Tucker Carlson, September 18, 2017, discussing the 2017 emmies

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Elites are Worse than ISIS

Undermine our courage, sap our spirit. ISIS isn’t doing that to us, our elites are — when they tell us to hate ourselves and our culture and our history, when they teach our children to despise the country that produced them, when they claim that percentage point of annual economic growth is more important than the bonds that connect us to each other.

America isn’t falling to foreign invaders, it is rotting from within because the people in charge don’t think it’s worth preserving. You have to love a civilization in order to save it, and they don’t.

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We don’t hear it that much, but all of that is true. We are different from other societies. We speak freely, we protect the individual. We do write symphonies. We have no reason to be ashamed. We’ve got a lot of reasons, countless reasons to be proud, and not just of our wealth.

A civilization is not merely the sum of a country’s GDP, it’s a constellation of values, and norms, and traditions, heroes and villains, and yes, even religious beliefs. Ours is the most successful and benevolent in human history, but it is still vulnerable. All civilizations are vulnerable. Rome looked invincible at one point too, it turned out not to be.

– C+ Santa Monica Fascist Tucker Carlson, July 6, 2017

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Tucker’s Deduction

Capri Cafaro: Part of it is the rub is that Bill Nye is actually an engineer; he’s not really a science guy. But apparently the folks that are organizing this march got in a little bit of a kerfuffle because they were very concerned that they were projecting this image of stereotypes that only scientists — the only scientists that are out there are white guys. So what did they do? They decided that they were going to bring in two other women of color to flank the non-science Bill science (sic) the Science Guy.

Tucker Carlson: So what they’re really saying is, they hate white men more than they hate global warming.

– Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson, April 3, 2017, discussing a women’s march for science

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