Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wants to know why Tucker Carlson is getting paid and a platform for libelous harassment.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tweeted:
It’s not within the realm of political commentary, & it’s not just me. He regularly targets people that do not have access to resources for protection. Once he gets to fantasizing about “booty calls” of women on national TV I cease to see the political value outside of incitement
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 19, 2022
The New York Congresswoman is correct. Carlson does target regular people who don’t have the resources to defend themselves or get extra security protection.
Tucker Carlson is a racist, sexist, misogynistic bully who tends to punch down at people who can’t fight back.
It may only be a matter of time until someone with resources sues Carlson and forces Fox News to either get him under control or fire him. Carlson does engage in libelous harassment. Often, he does this to ordinary people.
The First Amendment only applies to criticism of the government. Tucker Carlson does not get to smear and jeopardize the physical safety of people to spread his lies and propaganda.
Carlson has gotten the lives of members of Congress threatened. He and his rhetoric are dangerous, and at some point, someone will file a huge lawsuit to hold Fox News and Tucker Carlson accountable.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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