FOX News host Tucker Carlson calls out the media’s coverage of last week’s mass shooting at ‘Club Q’ in Colorado Springs, CO.
TUCKER CARLSON: If you’ve been watching the news recently, the one thing you know for certain about the accused gunman in the massacre in Colorado over the weekend is that he was a crazed right-wing, anti-trans extremist. This is a man who was radicalized by this show and by the Twitter account Libs of TikTok to hate transgendered people and that’s why this man walked into a bar, a gay bar, with a gun, and started murdering people.
He did that because he was taught by right-wing media outlets to despise and fear the non-binary community and that’s why this show and Libs of TikTok must be hauled into court and bankrupted for what we’ve done so that we can never provoke this kind of horrifying violence ever again. That’s the real lesson of this mass shooting.
That is what they’ve been telling you again and again and again on various news channels for the past three days and we’re not overstating that, by the way. Here’s a selection of it.
NICOLLE WALLACE, MSNBC It’s a campaign being driven by members of Congress and conservative influencers on social media, as well as the right’s most favorite TV network, Fox News.
CHRIS HAYES, MSNBC: Those incidents at drag events I mentioned a few moments ago, they happened within the context of conservative media personalities fearmongering against queer folks.
STATE SEN. MALLORY MCMORROW: Respected messengers from TV networks, saying that these people are wrong and they’re trying to damage your children.
SARAH KATE ELLIS, GLAAD CEO AND PRESIDENT: We have a long history of the LGBTQ community being victimized, demonized by especially right-wing media and Republicans.
WALLACE: You have anti-LGBTQ rhetoric spewed on the most watch hours on Fox News at a regular clip against the U.S. military, against gay men and women, against gay teachers, against their right to exist.
So, Fox News, in its most watched hours, is attacking even the U.S. Military and of course gay men and women and teachers too. They’re advocating “against their right to exist.” In other words, they’ve been calling for genocide. That would be us. Now that’s a stout claim, but no one has made it more often than NBC News, in particular, its two self-described disinformation reporters, Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny.
These two are outraged that anyone would dare criticize the genital mutilation of children or drag shows for fifth graders or creepy weirdo teachers explaining the mechanics of oral sex to nine-year-olds. Pointing out that any of that is happening is hate and it gets people killed. Here’s a highly emotional Ben Collins of NBC News making that very point yesterday morning.
R&I ~ MJM