Tucker Carlson Fires Back Amid Sponsor Boycott Over Anti-Migrant Remarks: ‘It Won’t Work…We’re Not Intimidated’
On Monday night, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson used a portion of his show to respond to the critics calling on advertisers to abandon his program because of his controversial remarks about immigration.
Pacific Life and other companies pulled their commercials from Carlson’s show last week amid a public outcry over a remark in which he said that illegal immigrants are making America “poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
Carlson, on Monday night, shilled for President Donald Trump‘s border wall and slammed the commander-in-chief’s critics at the top of his show. Then, in the second segment, he directly addressed his detractors.
The Fox host referenced interviews he conducted with Tijuana delegate Genaro Lopez about the disorder caused by the Central American migrant caravan as he doubled down on his previous comments — while bashing media and political critics who accuse migration skeptics of racism.
“A lot of people profiting from the policy don’t want the rest of us to think about it too much, they just want us to mouth the empty platitudes and move on. ‘Nothing to see here, shut up and go away.’ Those who won’t shut up get silenced. You’ve seen it a million times, it happens all the time. The enforcers scream ‘racist’ on Twitter, until everyone gets intimidated and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction. It’s a tactic, a well worn one…and it won’t work with the show, we’re not intimidated. We plan to say what’s true until the last day.”
Farmers Insurance, Bayer, Mitsubishi and other companies are currently holding firm amid the backlash, publicly stating they plan to continue advertising on Carlson’s program.
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