Tucker Carlson: According to NY Times, murdered white farmers in South Africa ‘deserved it’

On Monday, Tucker Carlson again spoke about the ongoing government-sanctioned violence against white farmers that has cost hundreds of lives … with torture often preceding the brutal murders of white landowners in South Africa. In addition, he accused the New York Times of denying there is a problem and that the murdered farmers “deserved it.”

The Daily Beast, well-known leftist defenders of all things wrong and ridiculous, immediately leaped to resist the facts as laid out by the Fox commentator, claiming “Tucker Carlson once again went down a conspiratorial rabbit hole popular with white supremacists.”

Carlson reported that the NYT’s own interview subjects in South Africa are subsequent murder victims.

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“Just this past March, the Times profiled a South African farmer Stefan Smit,” Carlson said. “Smit’s land had been overrun by a mob that had built a shantytown and refused to leave. Smit told the newspaper that he received death threats, including a threat to, quote, “burn him alive.” He said he had been intimidated into selling his land to local government officials.”

“The article featured quotes from political activists openly attacking Smit on the basis of his skin color,” said Carlson. “Despite that, the Times once again concluded that it’s, quote, “false” to say that farm murders are a real problem.

“Well, yesterday four men broke in to Smit’s home while he was having dinner with his family. They shot him dead, and then they left. His was the second farm murder in the Western Cape Province in the last month.”

“According to the New York Times, they deserved it,” Carlson said.

The Times reported the murder but said that it was unclear about whether it was connected to the land dispute “or it was a random criminal act.” According to the Times, the prominent white farmer’s killing “immediately drew strong reactions from groups representing white farmers and white-minority rights.”

Carlson opened the segment, pointing out that last summer he had brought up the farmers’ situation in South Africa. “Hundreds of them have been killed in recent years, some after suffering horrific torture,” he said. “Instead of protecting the farmers, the government of South Africa has worked to change its country’s laws in order to seize their land without compensation. Skin color is a central motivation here, nobody denies that. Let’s be clear about what’s happening. This is racist violence, as brutal and horrifying and indefensible as anything that happened under apartheid.”

Carlson attacked the western media over their failure to accurately report on the violence. He said that the difference this time, compared to the situation before apartheid ended in South Africa 25 years ago is that “this time, the western media are cheering it on.”

“Bloomberg has published articles suggesting that race-based land seizures will somehow super charge the South African economy, when, of course, the opposite is true,” said Carlson. “Zimbabwe tried that and became the poorest country in the world. But whatever. Nobody in American journalism wants to hear about it. Last year, The New York Times called this show “immoral” for even suggesting that farm murders might be a problem.

The June 3 Times article seemed to blame the white farmers for their own plight, writing, “A quarter of a century after the end of apartheid, white South Africans, who make up about eight percent of the population, still dominate the economy and own the country’s most productive land.”

“In December 2017,” according to the Times, “the long-governing African National Congress, or A.N.C., endorsed the expropriation of land without compensation, although the policy has yet to become law.

“[President Cyril] Ramaphosa, who supports the policy, has tried to reassure anxious farmers, business groups and foreign investors that it would be carried out without the kind of violent land seizures that occurred in neighboring Zimbabwe almost two decades ago, a policy that devastated its economy.”



Victor Rantala


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