Schumer Asks Fox News To Stop Amplifying “Great Replacement” Theory
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) penned a letter to Fox News leaders, calling on them to stop the “reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory” on the network.
“I write to urge you to immediately cease the reckless amplification of the so-called ‘Great Replacement’ theory on your network’s broadcasts,” Schumer wrote to network executives in a letter published by the New York Times.
“For years, these types of beliefs have existed at the fringes of American life. However, this pernicious theory, which has no basis in fact, has been injected into the mainstream thanks in large part to a dangerous level of amplification by your network and its anchors,” Schumer wrote.
Schumer specifically named Fox News host Tucker Carlson in his letter as a proponent of the replacement theory.
“A recent New York Times investigation found that Tucker Carlson alone amplified this dangerous and unfounded theory in more than 400 episodes of his show.”
Carlson addressed the criticism on his show, denouncing the shooter as “racist, bitterly so” and called for the focus to be placed on the victims.
“There is only one answer to rising racial tension, and that is to de-escalate and do what we have done and tried to do for hundreds of years, which is work toward colorblind meritocracy, and treat people as human beings created by God, rather than as faceless members of interest groups that might benefit some political party or other,” Carlson said on his show.
“We have a moral duty to do this because all people have equal moral value, no matter what they look like. All lives matter. Period.”