Tucker Carlson slams ex-Fox staffer who said he should be in jail for promoting 'replacement theory'

  
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Tucker Carlson slams ex-Fox staffer who said he should be in jail for promoting 'replacement theory'
On Monday, Cameron, who blames Fox News and conservative media for the Buffalo shooting, called for government intervention to take Carlson off the air, comparing his broadcasts to the trope of falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater. 

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Tucker Carlson slams ex-Fox staffer who said he should be in jail for promoting 'replacement theory'


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T ucker Carlson has hit back at former Fox News colleague Carl Cameron for recent comments saying the host should be be jailed or 'end up in something worse,' for his show’s content.

'“Maybe wind up in jail or maybe something worse”' Carlson said Monday, quoting a comment made by the former reporter over the weekend to  CNN 's Jim Acosta, which criticized the host for spreading false and potentially harmful material.

'What’s "something worse?"' Carlson, 53, asked his audience, after airing a clip of the remarks from former reporter Cameron, which the host told his audience to take as a threat.

'We’re not sure what “something worse” is - but it certainly feels like we’re moving toward it at a very high speed at this point,' Carlson seemed to warn, before ominously adding, 'That’s the end point to talk like that - "something worse."'

Carlson - who has come under fire for comments that leftist critics say support 'The Great Replacement theory, a racist ideology that allegedly inspired the accused Buffalo mass shooter and New Zealand Mosque killer - went on to criticize the left for trying to push a narrative that he is racist.  

'R hetoric has it’s own internal logic,' Carlson, on of the network's most prominent voices, said. 'We’ve experienced it - we can talk ourselves into things. We’ve all done that.'

He continued: 'Democrats are doing it right now. And what they’re talking themselves into right now, is, quote, “something worse.” It’s scary.'

The host then seem to offer a grim warning to his progressive critics.

'It is time to pull back, it is time to deescalate – otherwise this is going to get really ugly, really soon.'

Cameron, a longtime fixture at Fox before his sudden departure in 2017, has been highly critical of his former network in recent months, especially its promotion of opinion shows such as Carlson's Tucker Carlson Tonight and Tucker Carlson Today.

On Monday, Cameron, who blames Fox News and conservative media for the Buffalo shooting, called for government intervention to take Carlson off the air, comparing his  broadcasts to the trope of falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater. 

'The fact of the matter is, if you disturb the peace by starting a riot in a movie theater, cops are going to arrest you and you might end up in jail or you might end up in something worse,' said Cameron, who now run progressive news aggregator Front Page Live.

'The president has to be more forceful and sooner or later the law enforcement and the US government is going to have to stop the lying because it's causing people's deaths,' he said.

'It's not just Fox, it's social media in general. It's on the internet. And we have to remember that a good portion of what we read is coming from folks who aren't Americans, pretending to be Americans in order to gaslight them even worse.' 

He went on: 'In this particular case, Tucker has been screaming fire in a crowded movie house for years.'

'That cliché really comes to the matter of what is free speech. And the fact of the matter is, if you disturb the peace by starting a riot in a movie theater, cops are going to arrest you.'

At that point, Cameron offered the remark Carlson deemed menacing.


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'And you might end up in jail, or you might end up in something worse,' Cameron said.

Carlson has come under renewed scrutiny in the aftermath of the Buffalo supermarket shooting that killed 10 African American people on May 14, after it emerged the suspect in the shooting was a subscriber to the white nationalist 'The Great Replacement Theory.' 

The theory - which states that non-white immigration is a liberal plot to alter the cultural landscape of the United States - is something that Carlson has repeatedly been accused of espousing on his show. 

During the interview, Cameron suggested Carlson be censored and de-platformed because he 'puts out falsehoods that cause damage and violent, violent hate' - but did not outright accuse the host of pedaling the racist ideology.

The on-air discussion served as the most recent installment of a media tour that has seen Cameron blame conservative media for the shooting at the Buffalo Tops supermarket on May 17. 

During an interview with MSNBC's Nicole Wallace on May 17, Cameron asserted that the President Biden should be 'taking some names and putting people in jail' following the racially motivated massacre by 18-year-old Payton Gendron.

'It really is kind of horrible to think that journalists with national and international capacity are putting together this type of nonsense,' Cameron said of longtime colleague Carlson in the interview. 

The former Fox Chief Political Correspondent then praised president Biden for an appearance the day prior that saw him address the racism and hate officials say motivated the gunman.

'I think the president did a great job. I wish he had done a lot of this a lot sooner, and we need a lot more from the left and the middle, and we got to watch out because the Republicans have become the purveyors of misinformation, and when our two-party system is broken like that, democracy is seriously in trouble,' Cameron said.

'The president acknowledged that it's time to actually start doing things and maybe taking some names and putting people in jail.'  

The interview also saw Cameron asked how Fox executives could deal with the fact that so many of Payton Gendron's beliefs mirrored issues brought up on Carlson's show. 

He responded by saying: 'I can’t even imagine. That’s partly why I ended up getting out of there.' 

Cameron's exit from the network, which was announced as a retirement at the time, proved to be somewhat unceremonious in 2019, after Fox brass issued  a scathing statement regarding his nixing, hinting the reporter had left on his own accord.

'Carl Cameron left the network because he was no longer able to show up to work each day – he has a very short memory for our endless compassion, patience and graciousness in dealing with his multitude of personal struggles,' a spokesperson said at the time.

The statement came shortly after Cameron first  began criticizing his former employer, over the departure of known Trump critic Shepherd Smith,  its longtime afternoon news anchor.

At the time, Smith - who was frequently panned by the then president as 'low ratings Shep Smith' - said he left the network for 'personal reasons.'

Since then, Cameron has embarked on a crusade against Fox - and in particular, Carlson - over potentially harmful content. 

In July 2021, he appeared on CNN's 'New Day' to accuse the host of spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine.

He said of Carlson's coverage: 'It's not news. It's gaslighting. It's propaganda.'  

Cameron was also critical of Fox News for producing Carlson's documentary on the January 6 Capitol riot named 'Patriot Purge.' He called the documentary: 'Really frightening' and a 'betrayal to the audience,' reports  The Huffington Post.    

In 2019, Cameron told  CNN   in an interview that Fox News' opinion prime-time lineup was too much for him to take, leading to his retirement from the network.

Cameron has yet to respond to Carlson's comments Monday. Carlson has denied promoting racist ideologies such as the Great Replacement Theory on his shows.

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

Carlson is a menace to the nation. He abuses the concept of "free speech". 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

I disagree.

Should he be silenced? If so, by whom...and how?

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
1.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    one month ago

Fox, for being a liar that they have had to defend in court for libel.

The Fox defense strategy? 

Admitting that Tucker is a liar and no one should take him seriously

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
Professor Participates
1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
He abuses the concept of "free speech".

I have no problem with his use of free speech, he can spout whatever bullshit he likes as long as he doesn't slander specific individuals or directly command his viewers to commit criminal acts.

Does Tucker regularly lie about Democrats in general? Of course. Does he fling unfounded accusations and rally support from gullible conservatives? Of course. But he's just another right wing conservative clown milking these poor rubes for all their worth, he doesn't actually drink at the same trough. Just like many of the others like Alex Jones, Glen Beck, Sean Hannity etc., I don't think they actually believe in all the shit they're selling, they're opportunists who saw a chance to ride on the coattails of a gold plated grifter and hopped on the Trump train early and its paid off for their careers.

If a friend or neighbor is desperate to buy from Tuckers wagonload of horse shit then there's not much anyone else can do about it other than to pity the poor fools.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Why are liberal networks promoting Cameron's fascist threats? 

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
2.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    one month ago

probably because they support it.  Look here in the comments.  Some liberals want Carlson taken off the air because he hurt their feelings with free speech.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
3  Trout Giggles    one month ago
During an interview with MSNBC's Nicole Wallace on May 17, Cameron asserted that the President Biden should be 'taking some names and putting people in jail' following the racially motivated massacre by 18-year-old Payton Gendron.

Sorry...but this guy is off the rails. We don't put people in jail for expressing an opinion.

 
 
 
RU4Real
Freshman Silent
3.1  RU4Real  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

Call a cop a f'n a-hole to their face and see what happens...

Call a judge a flippin' scum-bag POS to their face and see what happens...

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
3.2  bbl-1  replied to  Trout Giggles @3    one month ago

Uh gee, Trout.  But didn't 'the Mar-a-Lago guy' say people were traitors, could be imprisoned or executed because they testified truthfully under oath?

Besides, isn't Cameron talking about autocratic leaning folk here and in autocratic countries that is exactly what would happen?   Honestly, how many different ways are these right-wing snorkel meisters supposed to have it?

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4  TᵢG    one month ago

Carlson irresponsibly works up less-than-brilliant followers into a frenzy.   He does this because the formula clearly works in terms of active viewers.   He likely does not care the damage he does to the nation by increasing the divisiveness.   He is using his broad influence irresponsibly for selfish gains.

Unfortunately he has the legal right to be a selfish, irresponsible jerk.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  TᵢG @4    one month ago

I don't disagree with anything you said. Problem is trying to prove that it was Carlson who caused the Buffalo sniper to snap

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1    one month ago

I agree, there is no basis for claiming that Carlson triggered the sniper.   I am speaking in general.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
4.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  TᵢG @4.1.1    one month ago

He left a manifesto that contained a shitload of Tuck Tuck's misinformation about the Replacement Theory.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.1.3  TᵢG  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.2    one month ago

If one wants to make a case that Tucker is responsible, then that is fine with me.

I was not doing that.   I was speaking in general about Tucker's irresponsible behavior and thus the potential that he could trigger / encourage bad behavior.

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4.1.4  bbl-1  replied to  TᵢG @4.1.3    one month ago

Never heard of The Nuremburg Trials?

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.1.5  TᵢG  replied to  bbl-1 @4.1.4    one month ago

What does that have to do with my post?

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4.1.6  bbl-1  replied to  TᵢG @4.1.5    one month ago

Everything.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.1.7  TᵢG  replied to  bbl-1 @4.1.6    one month ago

I don't see it; why are you not willing to clarify?

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4.1.8  bbl-1  replied to  TᵢG @4.1.7    one month ago

In the aftermath of The Nuremburg Trials, Media figures, local politicians, mayors and other assorted people that promoted Nazi propaganda were put on trial.  Most sentences levied were 5 years although many were 10 years.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.1.9  TᵢG  replied to  bbl-1 @4.1.8    one month ago

Okay so you are noting that Carlson could, per the Nuremberg precedent, be tried for promoting misinformation that ostensibly lead to people committing violence.

Certainly I agree that Tucker's irresponsible behavior has the potential for triggering / encouraging bad behavior.   Thus it is possible (albeit unlikely) that he could be accused of culpability and be subject to trial.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
5  Ender    one month ago

I think he can say whatever he wants. It is the idiots that believe him that worry me.

Example. Vice has a series called The Devil You Know. It is about a woman named Sherry Shriner. She was like a wackjob cult leader. Said she was doing God's work and only her knew the truth. Talked about reptilian people, angels living on earth, any conspiracy theory out there she was kinda for it.

To make this quick, of her followers, one committed suicide because she was believing she could come back and another woman is in jail for killing her boyfriend.

At what point does one take responsibility or does no one have any responsibility. Should the woman be blamed for their deaths or should the blame be only reserved for the people that committed the act.

Clearly they would not have ended up dead if they never fell under her spell.

So, when does accountability come into play for people that spout their rhetoric. Or does it come into play at all. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
6  JBB    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @6    one month ago

An idiom based on our ignorance and bias against wolves,

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
6.1.1  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.1    one month ago

Idiom This!

original

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @6.1.1    one month ago

I don’t think that patriotism was the motivation for either Booth or Oswald.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
6.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @6.1.1    one month ago

Your getting pretty good with photo shop.  Now you just need to work on including factual information.

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
6.1.4  bbl-1  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @6.1.3    one month ago

Show us yours.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
6.1.5  Split Personality  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.1.2    one month ago

Sure it was, Booth was a Southern CSA patriot.

Oswald was a russian Patriot.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Split Personality @6.1.5    one month ago

I sit corrected.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
6.1.7  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @6.1.6    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
7  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

He needs to be in prison for depraved indifference that caused that pos to shoot up a church that killed a doctor.

 
 

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