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Tucker Carlson’s downplaying of white supremacy reinvigorates year-long boycott effort

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08.08.2019

Talk show hosts say controversial stuff. But Fox News’s Tucker Carlson dropped a bomb Tuesday night by saying that white supremacy is “not a real problem in America,” among other startling assertions on the subject. (It’s worth watching the entire clip to see how bizarre the reasoning gets.)

Carlson’s latest comments kicked off a wave of social media protest, with calls for advertisers to boycott his show. This is just the latest phase in an effort by multiple organizations over the past year–one that’s already had significant results. And it’s in the context of a bigger campaign to target advertisers and media buyers to systemically change their policies towards Fox News.

“This seems different because it’s so stark, but the advertisers on his show are pretty much all gone,” says Matt Rivitz, an advertising........

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