As Fox News legitimises race-hate theories, US lawmaker pleads for Murdochs to act - News Summed Up

As Fox News legitimises race-hate theories, US lawmaker pleads for Murdochs to act


Its “war on woke” acts instead to legitimise and amplify views and opinions that are radicalising an extremist right. Carlson has been criticised for promoting the right-wing conspiracy trope “Great Replacement Theory” which argues that elites want to “replace” white Americans — “legacy Americans”, Carlson calls them — with sometimes Jewish, sometimes non-white migrants. Carlson, he said, wasn’t talking about white replacement. Like US Republicans who have picked up the Fox version of the theory, Carlson has been eager to stress that it’s not about race, saying the nation should work toward a “colour-blind meritocracy”. Critics aren’t having it, recognising the danger that a powerful voice like Fox has in amplifying racism.


Source: Fox News May 18, 2022 16:28 UTC



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