While appearing on Tuesday’s edition of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, Michael Blake, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, wondered why Tucker Carlson is still employed at the network.
He made his comment after being asked if former First Lady Michelle Obama would enter the 2020 White House race.
“She is not running. The core question is why the hell does Tucker Carlson still have a job here in the first place? The reality is this is someone who said white supremacy is a hoax. Why does Fox still allow him to be here in the first place?”
This was in response to a clip in which Carlson said the Democratic Party is “ripping itself apart over race and gender and class,” and Obama is “one of the only people who could unite the party’s warring factions.”
There’s more, according to a transcript posted by Newsbusters:
HEMMER: Do you think Michelle Obama will get in the race?
BLAKE: Not going to happen. He shouldn’t be on here at all.
HEMMER: We get it. We didn’t bring you on to talk about Tucker Carlson, we brought you on to talk about the Democratic field. Are you happy with what you see in these candidates?
BLAKE: Absolutely. Each are defeating Donald Trump. Absolutely,” the guest responded, “because I see each of them are defeating Donald Trump, and the reality is we’re in a space where people can continue to ignore his failed promises.That’s where we’re missing the boat. The reason why we are very confident that next November a Democrat is going to win is that we’re talking about jobs, we’re talking about health care, we’re talking about education.
Here’s the video:
So what was it that had Blake in an uproar? According to Newsbusters, it was this:
CARLSON: If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns of problems this country faces, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia, probably. It’s actually not a real problem in America. The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in this country would be able to fit inside a college football stadium. I mean, seriously, this is a country where the average person is getting poorer, where the suicide rate is spiking — “white supremacy, that’s the problem” — this is a hoax. Just like the Russia hoax, it’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power. That’s exactly what’s going on.
So, for expressing an opinion, Blake wants Carlson fired, proving that liberals do not support free speech — they simply reserve it for themselves.