Fox News host Tucker Carlson tried to make the case on Wednesday night that conservatives were being victimized by allegations of racism from the left. But the title of the segment made for more than a little irony when it appeared on the screen under Carlson’s image: “What does racism look like?”
it's very real pic.twitter.com/HtVKF8X03m
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) January 17, 2019
Advertisers began to abandon Carlson’s program in December after he said immigrants made America “poorer and dirtier and more divided.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, his ads were down by about half as of last week.
Carlson has routinely slammed diversity in America on his Fox News show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Last year, one of his regular guests even defended white supremacists against undocumented immigrants.
“The white supremacists are American citizens,” Mark Steyn told Carlson. “The illegal immigrants are people who shouldn’t be here.”
Steyn also complained about the “cultural transformation” in Arizona due to immigration. Carlson replied by calling it “bewildering for the people who grew up here.”
Given his history, critics found the on-screen graphic more than a little ironic:
Is Fox News playing Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/mrqbrbOK7A
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 17, 2019
It looks like this ☝?
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 17, 2019
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) January 17, 2019
Oh watch it with the sound off, it's PERFECT!?
— Randy Lee Dube (@dubephnx) January 17, 2019
That's what racism looks like. ?? pic.twitter.com/VobYiMqcw4
— Kaya Jones (In TechniColor) (@KayaColor) January 17, 2019
A truly excellent own-goal of a chyron.
— Expat_Matt (@Expat_Matt) January 17, 2019
Fixed it.Q:A: pic.twitter.com/K0UoSYEpdJ
— DanLS (@lauerschu) January 17, 2019
THE CHRYONS HAVE BECOME SELF-AWARE!
— Ramon Rozas III (@mtmdlawyer) January 17, 2019
…is this some sort of trick question?
— Heather Hughson (@HNHughson) January 17, 2019