The Anti Defamation League called on Fox News to cancel Tucker Carlson’s upcoming three-part documentary, “Patriot Purge,” which examines the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt sent an open letter to Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch to express his “deep alarm” that Carson and a “laundry list of disinformation artists” he interviewed for the doc promotes the theory that the Capitol riot was a “false flag.”
”Let’s call this what it is: An abject, indisputable lie, and a blatant attempt to rewrite history,” Greenblatt stated. “We remain deeply concerned that the false narrative and wild conspiracy theories presented by Carlson will sow further division and has the potential to animate violence.”
He accused the Fox News host of embracing “white supremacist talking points” that motivate extremists towards violence.
“We have seen over and over again the consequences of such unhinged conspiratorial rhetoric, Greenblatt continued. “These heinous acts of violence were spurred, in part, by many of the same false grievances Carlson espouses each and every night.”
He accuses the network of giving license to the conspiracy theory that “January 6th was an inside job with the intention of rounding up and imprisoning conservatives.”
“Inflammatory rhetoric of this sort is neither legitimate political discourse nor spirited debate,” he added. “It is dangerous rhetoric that could catalyze violence, whether directed at the Jewish community or other minority groups.”
Greenblatt notes that while Carlson has the right to make such claims, “freedom of speech is not freedom of reach,” and points out that the network has “no obligation to validate his views with airtime” and suggests they have a “moral responsibility not to do so.”
The documentary premieres on November 1, watch the trailer here:
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 28, 2021