Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has come out against current commentator Tucker Carlson—for spouting White supremacist talking points on air—and against her former place of work for defending him.
After the Anti-Defamation League asked Fox to drop Carlson from their rotation, CEO Lachlan Murdoch came to his defense, saying the network "abhors antisemitism, White supremacy and racism of any kind."
Former Fox employee Gretchen Carlson wasn't buying it.
This is a crock of s--- Lachlan. I hoped when you moved to take Roger Ailes out after my lawsuit that Fox News migh… https://t.co/c12mQndSa7— Gretchen Carlson (@Gretchen Carlson) 1618271807.0
Gretchen Carlson—who left Fox News in 2016 over sexual harassment by former CEO Roger Ailes—made plain she "hoped when [Fox] moved to take Roger Ailes out" that "Fox News might really change."
"Instead, Fox has just gotten worse."
@GretchenCarlson @ADL Even just after those clips came out of his bubba radio interviews, I thought for sure he would be fired years ago...— Alexander Grzybowski (@Alexander Grzybowski) 1618272806.0
@GretchenCarlson @ADL Time for the @ADL to hit @FoxNews where it hurts, the cable providers... @comcast @DIRECTV… https://t.co/C7fMzt7RQq— Adam (@Adam) 1618280919.0
@GretchenCarlson @ClaraJeffery @ADL stupid question, i know.. Gretch, you actually thought FOX and the mighty murdo… https://t.co/s7d4YWdeDN— andrea gentile☀️ (@andrea gentile☀️) 1618281940.0
@GretchenCarlson @MrJonCryer @ADL Adelaide, South Australia profusely apologises for News Corpse— code MadAdam81#ad (@code MadAdam81#ad) 1618282088.0
Gretchen Carlson, despite being a former Fox host, has seen a radical shift in her public persona since leaving the company.
She is not shy about publicly lambasting the network and its hosts.
She posts many things across her social media the network places in the "radical left" category.
The idiocy continues at Fox News: 1) No one's forcing you to get vaccine 2) Trump got the vaccine 3)Yes after the v… https://t.co/fBB2ozxHTy— Gretchen Carlson (@Gretchen Carlson) 1618275905.0
My heart hurts for yet another horrible event in my home state of MN. #DaunteWright https://t.co/mQCYtpIYBs— Gretchen Carlson (@Gretchen Carlson) 1618273748.0
This is outrageous https://t.co/DXofL0jjiZ— Gretchen Carlson (@Gretchen Carlson) 1618072486.0
Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Misogyny and racism and gender and age discrimination all wrapped up int… https://t.co/y9VR0KKxNW— Gretchen Carlson (@Gretchen Carlson) 1617830131.0
The problem is ... many fox viewers don’t care if fox wasn’t telling the truth ... because it was the truth they wa… https://t.co/rDbSFrxD4w— Gretchen Carlson (@Gretchen Carlson) 1616863495.0
The incident in question Gretchen Carlson called out was Tucker Carlson's use of the "White replacement" theory on live TV—a thinly veiled White supremacist talking point.
The theory claims that somehow equal representation for people of color is going to do away with White people altogether.
.@TuckerCarlson: “replacement theory” is a white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tid… https://t.co/3B2lEd7KZD— Jonathan Greenblatt (@Jonathan Greenblatt) 1617978511.0
Due to the rise in White supremacist terrorism across the country, the Anti-Defamation League called on Murdoch to take Tucker Carlson off the air.
@GretchenCarlson @ADL It was always worse— Rev. Barry Levine (@Rev. Barry Levine) 1618272056.0
@GretchenCarlson @TinaMarie_80s @ADL You aren’t really all THAT surprised are you, Gretchen?— Anti-Trumpublican (@Anti-Trumpublican) 1618283710.0
@GretchenCarlson @ADL Welcome to Fauxnews ... the only thing that will change that sespool is a good ol lawsuit big… https://t.co/gyYfDZn9tj— Heffe the Gingersquatch (@Heffe the Gingersquatch) 1618321426.0
@GretchenCarlson @ADL Foxnews is 🗑— Marlowe (@Marlowe) 1618276735.0
@GretchenCarlson @MrJonCryer @ADL As ever, #FoxNewsIsTrash— C.E. Me, Est. 1961 (@C.E. Me, Est. 1961) 1618282608.0
The capacity for Fox News to change is questionable.
After the January 6 Capitol Insurrection, the network did virtually nothing to change its rhetoric.
Perhaps karma will come for Tucker Carlson, since his employer will not.