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Formerly Fringe Racist Theory Behind Buffalo Massacre Is Popular On Fox, Other 'Conservative' Media

  • , Monday, May 16, 2022 6:41 AM
Suspect in murder of 10 people allegedly wrote doc endorsing "once-fringe racist" conspiracy theory claiming immigration is part of a plot to take power away from White people. Suspect indicated he was radicalized online; no evidence he watched Fox's hosts. But Washington Post points out that Tucker Carlson, among others, has been "an avid promoter of the thesis," mentioning "variations" on it in more than 400 episodes since 2016, per a New York Times analysis. "A Fox News spokesperson on Sunday afternoon pointed to examples of Carlson speaking against violence on his program but had no further comment," writes WaPo.

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