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“It’s Not How White Men Fight”: Tucker Carlson Text Reportedly Led to His Firing from Fox

HeadlineMay 04, 2023

The New York Times is reporting a text message sent by former Fox host Tucker Carlson containing violent and racist content is what ultimately led to his firing by the far-right network. In a text message to a Fox producer, revealed as part of the Dominion defamation suit against Fox, Carlson describes his thoughts while watching a video of at least three Trump supporters violently beating “an antifa kid.” It reads, in part, “Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously. It’s not how white men fight. Yet suddenly I found myself rooting for the mob against the man, hoping they’d hit him harder, kill him.”

Fox fired Tucker Carlson just days after it settled with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million for promoting Trump’s lies about election fraud. Fox was not required to apologize to Dominion or its viewers as part of the deal. Carlson and other Fox hosts have for years attacked people of color, immigrants and the LGBTQ community on air. 

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