Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversial and bigoted opinions. But now the Anti-Defamation League has spoken out against him...
Tucker Carlson never met a bad opinion he didn't like.
And he's always quick to speak out on it, loud and proud.
His latest controversy has surrounded George Floyd's murder trial.
After which he claimed the jury had been influenced by "the mob."
Obviously, this is a ridiculous thing to say.
But Carlson was happy to say it anyway.
The guilty verdict was for a large part expected, given the circumstances of Chauvin's crime.
However, he seems to think that the jury only reached a guilty verdict because of "the mob" outside influencing their decision.
Tucker Carlson made his thoughts on the situation known...
But was quickly shut down by angry audiences who slammed him as "troubled" and in need of a "psychological evaluation."
On Tuesday, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity shared their opinions on the Chauvin decision during their segments.
While Hannity told his viewers that the video evidence was "substantial, it was overwhelming, and it was appalling," and also mentioning it was only "one police officer," Carlson suggested that the guilty decision was only reached due to politicians and that the jurors most likely felt "threatened."
He said this:
"The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial came to a unanimous and unequivocal verdict Tuesday afternoon: 'Please don't hurt us," he said, putting words in their mouths. "The jurors spoke for many in this country; everyone understood perfectly well the consequences of an acquittal in this case."
He continued, heading in a different direction to the original conversation:
"After nearly a year of burning, looting, and murder by BLM, that was never in doubt. Last night, 2,000 miles from Minneapolis, police in Los Angeles preemptively blocked roads. Why? They knew what would happen if Derek Chauvin got off."
He also added this:
"Not under any circumstances, not for any reason. No politician or media figure has the right to intimidate a jury, and no political party has the right to impose a different standard of justice on its own supporters."
Following these viral comments, the Anti-Defamation League has had enough.
And has spoken out against Carlson.
On Tuesday Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL's national director, made a powerful speech to the World Federation of Advertisers.
"Through your advertising muscle, you have a distinct and powerful voice in what information networks like Fox and Facebook will and will not allow on their platforms."
"You can hold them accountable like few other actors in society because your dollars are the fuel that enables their business model."
"[You are] uniquely positioned to push these networks – whether mass media or social media – to do their utmost to ensure that hatred and conspiracy theories are not amplified."
"Commit to this fight. Choose a side."
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