From the New York Times:
Tucker Carlson said last week on the air that allowing undocumented immigrants into the United States “makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
By Sapna Maheshwari
Dec. 18, 2018
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson has lost advertisers after saying on the air last week that allowing certain immigrants into the United States “makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
By Tuesday, 11 companies — including IHOP and TD Ameritrade — said they would stop advertising on his prime-time show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Mr. Carlson made the comments at the start of his Thursday program, during which he discussed the arrival of Central American immigrants in Tijuana, Mexico. In those opening remarks, he mocked those who believe “we have a moral obligation to accept the world’s poor.”
What Carlson actually said was:
“It’s obvious that we need more scientists and skilled engineers, but that’s not what we’re getting. Instead, we’re getting waves of people with high school educations or less. Nice people. No one doubts that. But as an economic matter, this is insane. It’s indefensible, so nobody even tries to defend it. Instead, our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, dirtier and more divided.”
Back to Sapna Maheshwari reporting for the New York Times about how pressure groups are trying to get Fox “to shut up and accept this.”
His rhetoric prompted Pacific Life Insurance to say on Friday that it would not advertise on the show in the coming weeks, adding, “As a company, we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson’s statements.”
On Monday’s program, Mr. Carlson reiterated his remarks and accused liberal opponents of trying to silence him by calling for an advertiser boycott.
By Tuesday, more companies — including NerdWallet, Minted and Ancestry.com — had announced that they would not advertise on his show. …
A Fox News spokeswoman said the network would not lose revenue, because commercials for the companies will simply air on other Fox News shows. …
Mr. Carlson has long made derisive comments about immigration and diversity. At the start of the year, he questioned whether diversity was divisive.
Nooooooooooooo! Don’t say that. Diversity is what unites us.
In August and September, he claimed that immigration was destroying a thriving middle class in California and accused illegal immigrants of producing “a huge amount of litter.”
As I wrote in my recent review of Carlson’s bestselling book Ship of Fools:
A fly fisherman, Carlson is happy to admit that 1970s environmentalists did wonders for cleaning up polluted rivers. And, he points out, the famous 1971 “crying Indian” TV commercial persuaded Americans to be ashamed of littering.
Today, however, environmentalists have lost interest in down-to-earth issues like littering and would never dream of being so racist as to try to shame picnicking illegal immigrants into picking up their used disposable diapers. Now when Carlson goes fishing in the Potomac, the water is clean but the banks are filthy.
The correlation between Latino immigrants and litter is completely obvious but it doesn’t seem to exist in the hive mind. For instance, when I drove along the border in Arizona in 2003, I could trace illegal alien pathways back to holes in the 4 foot ball border fence by the string of garbage they’d dumped.
But if I google the alliterative phrase “Latino littering,” Google finds all of 26 pages on the entire web. The first half dozen are by me.
What kind of unAmerican Communist is Carlson to not believe the 84 Lumber Super Bowl commercial about how undocumented border crossers pick up all the trash that environment-hating Americans strew: