On Friday evening, Fox News host Tucker Carlson bemoaned discourse about what is and isn’t racist — and said he was compelled to report on something “racist” that he didn’t think was that bad.
“What I find impossible is someone who a daily show is having a rational conversation with anybody, when To Kill A Mockingbird is now racist, when the ice cream truck music is now racist,” the host whined to New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. “When everything that the left doesn’t like is now racist, you can’t have a rational conversation anymore. I wonder why smart people on the left like you don’t say something about this.”
“Was it racist when Donald Trump said President Obama wasn’t born here?” Green implored.
“No,” Carlson said, before switching gears. “I don’t know. No.”
“It’s a factual — is it racist? No. Look, I think — I think Obama was born here. I don’t care where he was born, to be honest with you,” he continued.
“I don’t think that was racist, but, like, we all had to sort of say, ‘Yeah, that’s racist,'” Carlson said. “I mean, I don’t know. It seems like a dumb conversation, from beginning to end.”
Watch the Fox News host lose it over questions about birtherism below.
FBI has ‘no intelligence’ Antifa was involved in Sunday’s violence at DC protests: report
Attorney General Bill Barr and President Donald Trump have tried to blame Antifa -- or anti-fascists -- for violence in the protests against police injustice. But the public data has backed up their case, and even their on intel disputes the argument.
"he FBI’s Washington Field Office “has no intelligence indicating Antifa involvement/presence” in the violence that occurred on May 31, according to an internal FBI situation report obtained exclusively by The Nation. That same day, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would designate Antifa a terrorist organization, even though the government has no existing authority to declare a domestic group a terrorist organization," Ken Klippenstein reported for the magazine.
NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio
Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."
Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?
Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt
— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020
DC police demand people standing in line to vote go home — even though they’re exempt from curfew: report
Although Washington, D.C. is under curfew due to the George Floyd protests, the DC Board of Elections and Mayor Muriel Bowser have made clear that anyone waiting to vote in the district's primary elections are exempt from the curfew.
But according to the reports of at least one voter, some police in the district are still telling people waiting in line to vote to disperse and return to their homes.
THIS MOMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC:• A citywide curfew in effect• It's election day• Voters are exempt from the curfew• This line to vote is stretches all 4 sides of the block• Peaceful protests underway only blocks away@NBCLX @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/5uru5Yow1E