On Wednesday, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson hosted his nightly neocon circle jerk with Trump supporter Mark Krikorian as his guest. During the segment, Carlson tried to demonize immigrants by suggesting immigration hurt Africans more than any other policy in U.S. History.
Carlson then posed this disingenuous rhetorical question to his guest:
“Has any policy in American history hurt African-Americans more than our immigration policy?” Carlson asked Krikorian, who promptly replied, “no.”
Tucker Carlson and a hate group leader agree: No policy in modern America has hurt African-Americans more than immigration pic.twitter.com/WqkMMKUlpT
— Media Matters (@mmfa) November 2, 2017
Where to begin?
Slavery? Nah too easy.
Redlining? The 14th Amendments’ establishment of the prison industrial complex? The “War on Drugs?” Jim Crow? It’s almost like being a six-year-old who’s unexpectedly driven to a toy store and told to pick out one toy.
Carlson’s question is just simply too absurd to dignify with an answer. It’s clear that he’s playing up to his Trump-lovin’ base, who are all selectively ignorant about U.S. History in general and African American history in particular.
Of course, Tucker’s also trying to drive a wedge between African Americans and immigrants by suggesting that they are taking jobs away from African Americans looking for work. This is such a clumsy, half-hearted, lazy argument that it barely warrants anger.
What’s more upsetting is that people like Carlson don’t care if 99.99 percent of African Americans don’t buy this bullshit argument. That’s because people like him are disingenuous “concern trolls,” who feign concern while using an embarrassingly obvious condescending tone. See any fox news host’s rant about “black on black violence” as an example.
Let’s take a look at Twitter’s reactions
Logic is a problem.
— Descartes 1650 (@Albertus1193) November 2, 2017
Do these people just make this shit up to aggravate people with Brains???
— sara lawrence (@Sara_Lawr) November 2, 2017
— Kelly H (@Kellyk1969) November 2, 2017
well now that that's cleared up….
— Camy Cul (@camy_cul) November 2, 2017
— ?? (@IOfTheTigerrr) November 2, 2017
Tucker is just trolling with this by now, isn't he? https://t.co/UDzIDYn8jC
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 2, 2017
— Ivra-2 (@IvraII) November 2, 2017
Fun fact: No entity has hurt American sanity, logic and reason more than Fox News
— Matteo LD (@mldimal) November 2, 2017
This is the dumbest shit I’ve heard (this week)
— Resist&Persist (@peace_give) November 2, 2017
There was this "immigration" policy. pic.twitter.com/DSOLVlyGCD
— Brian Zahnd (@BrianZahnd) November 2, 2017
I have to assume Tucker Carlson considers slavery an immigration policy. Yes, he is that stupid. https://t.co/CmXlAoMyqc
— Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar) November 2, 2017
No concern troll has ever trolled harder than the concern troll looking to use one minority as a shield when they sh*t on another.
— Mr. Louvre Man (@Nezcream) November 2, 2017
:: astounded Tucker Carlson face :: https://t.co/pbsu4cj17Y
— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) November 2, 2017
Best of the bunch:
Translation: If black people would just do the jobs "we" don't want, you know, like before the civil war, we wouldn't need immigration. ?
— John Resists (@JohnResists2017) November 2, 2017
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