Fox News guest urges network to spread ‘Great Replacement Theory’
A liberal Fox News guest took the opportunity Thursday to slam the network for repeatedly promoting the white supremacist theory that was the self-proclaimed reason for the alleged Buffalo gunman’s shooting spree last week.
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner of course brushed it off, saying her network would allow the court “to decide the case without us commenting on it” before approaching a Conservative guest to offer a rebuttal.
After the horrific massacre in which a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood, much media attention focused on the alleged gunman’s adoption of the so-called “Great Replacement” theory. The racist notion, also known as the White Replacement Theory, claims that liberals plan to replace white voters in Western countries with non-white immigrants.
However, immediately after the shooting, Fox News barely reported the fact that the suspect was motivated by the racist conspiracy theory. Of course, that omission wasn’t exactly surprising, considering that Fox News star Tucker Carlson alone had published a version of the replacement theory at least 400 times on his show. (Carlson addressed the backlash for his full-bodied endorsement of the conspiracy, playing dumb by insisting this week that he “still doesn’t know exactly what it is” before claiming the “Great Replacement” theory actually came “from the left”.)
Next towards the end of a Thursday debate segment The Faulkner FocusDemocratic policy adviser Kristal Knight contradicted troll billionaire Elon Musk’s claim that the Democrats had become the “party of hate.” Musk added that he will now vote for the Republicans.
“I find it interesting that Elon Musk thinks the Democratic Party is the party of hate when the Republican Party produced a failed insurgency on January 6,” she responded. “This is also the party that supported the ‘Big Lie’.”
After confronting a Tennessee pastor for preaching anti-Democratic rhetoric and rigged election lies in his sermons, Knight found that Fox News itself was responsible for promoting the white supremacist idea behind the Buffalo massacre.
“We also need to remember the ‘Great Replacement’ theory that was being propagated over this network alone, and the Buffalo shooter referenced that,” Knight continued. “These are all holdovers from the Republican Party. This is the party of hate.”
Stone-faced Faulkner didn’t seem amused by her guest’s accusation.
“We will let them decide this case without comment,” she replied. “And you can have your say on whatever it is.”
She then turned to right-wing Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt for “refutation,” who said it was “beyond reprehensible” to take the “unthinkable tragedy” in Buffalo and “drive a political agenda out of it.”
“This will take care of everything you said, Kristal,” Faulkner hissed gleefully.
“I don’t think so, but thanks for inviting me,” Knight shot back.
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