Fox News’ Tucker Carlson attacks NAACP as ‘discredited’: ‘Does that make me a racist?’
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, who was joined by writer Jonathan Allen on Friday night, focused on an excerpt from Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ 1986 confirmation hearings in which Sessions allegedly referred to the NAACP and the ACLU as “un-American” and “Communist.”
This comes after a day of media buzz about Donald Trump nominating the Alabama Senator for Attorney General.
Sessions faced scrutiny on Friday as many were quick to point to his past racist comments, such as referring to a black attorney as “boy” and joking that the KKK was only problematic after finding out that they allegedly smoked weed. These comments surfaced from a 500-plus page transcript of Sessions’ confirmation hearings, as Right Wing Watch reported.
Carlson was not happy by the allegations that Sessions is racist, arguing that “Before you call someone racist … you might have some facts.” Allen pointed to Sessions’ comments on the NAACP as fact, or proof of racial bias.
Carlson shot back, “Really? Because I think the NAACP is a totally discredited group,” before asking, “Does that make me a racist? I mean, let’s get back to reality a little bit.”
Watch the full clip below via Media Matters.