Tucker Carlson: Whitewashing White Supremacy
On Tuesday August 6, Tucker Carlson (on Fox News) attempted to call the white supremacy problem in the United States a hoax created by the media and the left, likening it to the “Russian Hoax.”
“This is a hoax, just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power. That’s exactly what’s going on.”
– Tucker Carlson
It is impossible to hear this and not recognize the blatant attempt to misinform and manipulate the Fox New viewership. There is an abundance of data and proof that Far-right White Supremacists/Nationalists are very much active in the United States.
There is also and abundance of proof of the Russian Election interference.
Problem One: American White Supremacists are not a hoax.
Individuals inspired by or affiliated with white nationalism have been committing more and more violent acts, including the killing of at least 40 people in 2018. See more: The Enemy Within: Domestic Extremist
White Nationalist groups alone have grown in the US from 67 in 2000 to 148 in 2018. See the content page here
A study by Griffin Edwards & Stephen Rushin found a direct correlation between a rise in hate crimes in relation to both Trumps rhetoric on the campaign trail at rallies and the validation of Trump’s ideology with his presidential election. See the report here
According to Anti-Defamation League in 2018 there were 50 murders in the United States by individuals that are directly affiliated with domestic extremist groups. Those findings indicate that almost all (98%) were committed by Right-Wing White Extremists groups. See the content page here
The ADL H.E.A.T. Map indicates 194 White Supremacist Events from 2017 to 2019. See the interactive map here
In its annual hate crime report in November, the FBI listed 7,775 criminal incidents for 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. See data here
AND - White Supremacists are literally marching in the streets of major city across America holding torches and chanting the eradication of jews and minorities…SO THERE’S THAT.
Problem Two: Russian elections interference is not a hoax
In February 2018, Mueller brought charges against 13 Russian nationals accused of waging “information warfare” against the U.S. through an elaborate network of social media accounts and astroturfed groups, using techniques that included posting racially divisive messages on Facebook and staging political rallies on U.S. soil.
The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion," Mueller wrote in the 448-page Report. See our breakdown here
American investigators found that Russian hackers compromised 29 computers at the DCCC and stole more than 70 gigabytes of files from the group’s shared file server. They also hacked more than 30 Democratic National Committee computers in less than two months and stole approximately 300 gigabytes from a DNC cloud-based service.
In November 2018, Facebook’s General Counsel Colin Stretch told the Senate Intelligence Committee that accounts “associated with the IRA” made over 80,000 posts in 2015–2016, with a potential reach of 126 million people.
In May 2018, House Democrats published some 3,000 Facebook ads paid for by the Russian operation and attributed to them by the platform.
Colin Stretch (facebook) confirmed that some of the politically themed Facebook ads had been paid for in Russian rubles, despite purporting to come from American accounts.
Mueller’s indictment of Russian hackers in July 2018 indicated that they used a Facebook account, “Alice Donovan,” to manage a page called “DCLeaks” and that they used the same computer to run two separate Twitter accounts.
It should be clear to any rational observer that the real threat to peace in the united States are those who perpetrate hate and those who foster it.
Media Matters, Tucker Carlson: White supremacy is “actually not a real problem in America”, august 6, 2019
Politico, Collusion aside, Mueller found abundant evidence of Russian election plot, Eric Geller, April 18, 2019
Medium, Russian Interference: The Evidence, April 25 2019