CNN’s Stelter falsely claims ‘Tucker Carlson stirs up hatred of immigrants’

CNN’s Brian Stelter is convinced that rival Tucker Carlson spews bigoted hate for immigrants on his popular 8 pm Fox News Channel show “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Maybe he should watch the show before making such a bogus call.

Talking about Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation as DHS Secretary, Stelter said, “As we know, Carlson’s show is one of these right-wing opinion shows that stirs up hatred of immigrants.”

He tried to make a case that Nielsen recently went on Tucker Carlson Tonight” in an attempt to impress the President and save her job.

Stelter has a special place in his heart for Carlson as the pair have been feuding on air for several months now, going back to at least November of 2018 when Stelter pooh-poohed the threat to Carlson’s family when his home was attacked by Antifa thugs. More recently, the CNN bloviator has, on an almost daily basis, been pushing an ad boycott of Carlson after the left-wing Media Matters unearthed some ancient tape from Carlson’s shock-jock radio days that some claim contained a few comments that could be interpreted as offensive to women.

CNN host Ana Cabrera commented, “It seemed Nielsen wanted to hold on to her job. She was making the rounds on TV.”

“She was doing interviews on TV in part to impress President Trump,” Stelter replied, “in order to make him pleased with her performance. Nielsen was on Tucker Carlson’s show the other night talking about this being like a category 5 hurricane. The situation on the border being like a category 5 hurricane. She was trying to make that impression, maybe trying to reach the president directly. Carlson’s show is one of these right-wing opinion shows that stirs up hatred of immigrants. She chose that show to appear … also a lot of criticism of Nielsen on Fox News.”

The pair were prepared to continue their attack on Fox News. Cabrera cued a brief video of Laura Ingraham in which she said, “Mr. President, sometimes … sometimes your rhetoric doesn’t match the policy. And w’re getting … sometimes mixed messages. Mr. President, you are the only leader on the scene who can keep Americans and their wages, frankly, safe. But for that to happen, consistent, bold policy and follow-through with the determined rhetoric. Got to have the policy follow-through.”

Cabrera asked Stelter if he thought that comment had anything to do with Nielsen’s departure.

“Laura Ingraham sounds like she’s trying to be the white House communications director,” Stelter said. “Trying to give the president a message. The president has been under pressure not just from Laura Ingraham but others on Fox and right-wing media. The pressure has been there for two-and-a half-years but it’s been ramped up.

“Lou Dobbs on Fox Business called for him to fire Nielsen, continued Stelter. ” … said the country is in danger of tens of thousands or even millions of Americans being killed by illegal immigrants. The rhetoric on some of these Fox shows is extreme. But it is what the president is hearing all the time and contributes to his frustration and struggles on this issue. But that’s going to continue. The President wants a black or white solution to what is a situation filled with grays. That’s the bottom line problem.”

Watch the attack live and in color …


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