Tucker Carlson has a long history of flirting with White supremacist ideologies, and it's starting to get noticed more and more.
As advertisers shy away from his show, where he regularly expresses views too extreme for them to handle, Carlson's producers reached out to Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson for a guest appearance.
Robinson declined the invitation in the most epic way possible.
Robinson came to Carlson's attention by co-sponsoring a Berkeley bill to remove any gendered terminology from the city code ("manhole" becomes "maintenance hole" and so on).
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, however, Robinson had some strong feelings about appearing on Carlson's program:
"Unfortunately I won't be able to come on the show. Tucker Carlson is a dangerous, xenophobic, racist, white supremacist goblin who I am not interested in engaging with."
Twitter made it clear they agreed with Robinson's assessment.
Tucker stokes the flames of racial resentment on a nightly basis and deserves to be called out on it.
Many people praised Robinson's decision not to validate Carlson's perspectives by appearing on the show.
Sadly, many Goblins may take offense to what they've been compared to.
It's time politicians stopped treating Carlson like a serious figure.
Robinson isn't alone in his recent criticism of Carlson's race-baiting.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, after being attacked by Carlson as a "living fire alarm" warning of the dangers of immigration, called for an advertiser boycott against the program.
Though Carlson claims to be presenting both sides of any given issue, those who study his program know his White nationalist rhetoric has been becoming more and more extreme.
The book The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine, available here, explains how Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch used Fox News to spread their message.
Carlson's views, like those of any goblin, have no place in modern mainstream culture.