April 14, 2021

Ever heard of Vdare? A generous definition is that it’s an alt-right website promoting opposition to immigration in America. Perhaps a more accurate way to describe it — and one that The Washington Post and The New York Times have used — is that it’s a white nationalist website.

I bring it up today because this site has had overwhelming praise for Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and his comments about white replacement in recent days.

I’m not going to link to their site, but here’s what they wrote:

“Fox News host Tucker Carlson came out swinging against his critics who called for his termination. His offense? He dared mention the Great Replacement. Tucker made it clear Monday night he had nothing to apologize for.”

Vdare posted a clip of Carlson’s comments and wrote, “This segment was one of the best things Fox News has ever aired and was filled with ideas and talking points VDARE pioneered many years ago. You should watch the whole thing.”

As far as those calling for Carlson’s firing, Vdare wrote, “The best news: Fox stands by Carlson. The longer Tucker stays on air, the more the truth can remain unsuppressed.”

How can Fox News and, in particular, Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch not be absolutely horrified that a group like Vdare has such effusive praise for Carlson because they believe his ideals align with theirs?

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