Peas in a Poison Pod. Fox News Continues to Push White Supremacy, Climate Denial

January 21, 2018

Great piece here discussing the enthusiastic following current reigning Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson has among white supremacists, and Neo-Nazis.

Carlson is also famous for spreading climate denial talking points even as planetary warming goes into overdrive.
Completely consistent with my continued hammering on the relationship between racism and climate denial. They always seem to show up with each other.

As the 2010 spot from ABC News shows, below, the association between climate denial and Neo-Nazis goes back at least a decade. Science has never been convenient for Authoritarians, who prefer to follow a “Great Leader” rather than the facts.  Science is the antithesis of Authoritarianism, and hence the hostility that Fox News and its followers have toward scientists.

A clear example occurred in just the last week.
In Mark Steyn, Carlson had a guest who’s a twofer – a non-scientist well known for climate denial, and willing to spout White Supremacist talking points as well.

ThinkProgress:

On Thursday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News’ highest rated program, the host and his guest, right-wing pundit Mark Steyn, were unrepentant in their embrace of anti-Hispanic racism.

Steyn ominously noted to an audience of about 3 million people that the “majority of grade school students in Arizona are Hispanic.” According to Steyn, this means that “Arizona’s future is as an Hispanic society.” This, Steyn says, is very bad.

Fox News Insider:

Author and columnist Mark Steyn believes that doomsday climate change predictions appeal to the left because they’re “cartoon science.”

“It’s cartoon science. That’s why they like it, because it’s simple and it appeals to them,” Steyn said on “Your World” today.

Below, Carlson tangles with Scientist and climate comms guru Joe Romm.

In the Vox video, you see Nazi guru Richard Spencer praising Fox News and Carlson.
Here he is in his famous “Hail Trump” mode post election.

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4 Responses to “Peas in a Poison Pod. Fox News Continues to Push White Supremacy, Climate Denial”


  1. “Peas in a poison pod’ indeed. These people are despicable.

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    I never watch that Faux “News”. Would be just a waste of time and an insult to my brain cells.

  3. Lionel Smith Says:

    Wow that Tucker Carlson is something else.

    Tucker, why don’t you ask a simple question and let the man answer without making inane interruptions based upon your own ignorance inspired prejudices?

    Sorry, stupid question, you would not last long with Faux if you did that, besides you like the sound of your own voice too much to keep quiet.

    If only I could do a John Cleese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lefP0_ZM-Lw


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