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Alan Dershowitz to Tucker Carlson: I Hate Boycotts, But ‘I Wish You Hadn’t Used That Language’ About Immigration

Alan Dershowitz began his appearance on Tucker Carlson‘s show tonight by going out of his way to bringing up the advertiser boycott against Carlson.

A number of companies have pulled ads from Carlson’s show in the past few days following outrage over comments he made about immigration that “we have a moral obligation to accept the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided.”

Carlson brought on Dershowitz to talk about Michael Flynn, but Dershowitz immediately changed topic and told him, “I hate boycotts and attempts to censor free speech. I’m in favor of complete dialogue, but as such, I feel compelled to tell you that I––with due respect––disagree with the way you categorize mass immigration. That’s all. I just want to say that.”

He expressed some thanks to Carlson for allowing for a forum where they can disagree, telling him, “I wish you hadn’t used that language. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great-grandparents and probably some of yours. So let’s move on.”

Carlson responded to Dershowitz regarding the context of what he meant, saying “I would never describe people as inherently dirty” and telling him people are “mischaracterizing” what he said.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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