Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) called out Tucker Carlson for using his platform to incite threats and violence.
Video of Representative Swalwell:
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) calls on Tucker Carlson @Acosta for violence and threats: “This is the Tucker Carlson effect where you see a straight line of Tucker Carlson lying over me, inciting his viewers and then pointing them at me.” pic.twitter.com/J7gguVD61d
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 24 October 2021
After CNN’s Jim Acosta played a voicemail from a Tucker Carlson viewer to the California congressman, Swalwell said:
This is the Tucker Carlson effect where you see a straight line of Tucker Carlson lies about me, who incites his viewers, and they point to me, where this caller refers Tucker Carlson from the start of this call that he was righteous look at Tucker Carlson. And I confronted Tucker number of times about this. I told him she had lies led to death threats against me, against my family.
And the fact that he continues to lie about me and so much others show that this is what he wants him to have his viewers around this type poison at his targets. And I’m just scared, Jim, we are going to see more and more political violence in this country as long as Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson is unleash their hatred propaganda in the ether out.
Tucker Carlson’s old age of white rule causes threats and violence.
Tucker Carlson does not want to debate the issues. Carlson, under a thin disguise of conservatism, does not advocate for conservative policies. Tucker Carlson’s only goals are to spread, demonize, and divide fear based on race.
It’s important to remember where Tucker Carlson was before he became the media voice of white supremacy. Carlson was fired by every other cable network and was one of the weekend breakers on Fox and Friends.
Carlson only got a shot in the first period because the scandal involving sexual harassment cleared everyone up.
White supremacy, conspiracy theories and hatred were Carlson’s ticket to media stars on the right.
Rep. Swalwell was right. Tucker Carlson provokes threats and violence, and he endangers people.
Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press officer and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focuses on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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